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Saturday Racing Tips - Best & Value Bets for June 25
- Full guide to Saturday racing with our best & value bets for June 25
- Tips come from Belmont, Caulfield, Eagle Farm, Morphettville & Randwick
- Blackbook previews the metro racing meetings
Previews for all Saturday metro meetings are included below. (Getty)
Saturday Racing Tips
Saturday racing tips this week come from Belmont, Caulfield, Eagle Farm, Morphettville and Randwick.
The Blackbook tipsters have the best bets picked out for June 25 racing around the country.
Belmont Best Bet - Race 6 No. 4 Burnya To Survive
Was an ATM for punters last campaign when winning four in a row over summer and the first three were at 1200m, the distance he resumes over this Saturday. Star hoop Clint Johnston-Porter has been aboard in two lead-up trials and takes this return engagement. With a strong speed predicted, this gelding will launch late.
Belmont Next Best Bet - Race 9 No. 5 Angelic Miss
She drifted late in the betting fresh and that can be attributed to the 1000m, a trip she lacks a turn-of-foot over. While she was a run short, Angelic Miss continued to fight off a strong tempo fresh, where the winner had a suck run with 54kg. Won two listed races last prep and at a good early price, she appeals on an each-way basis.
Belmont Feature Bet - Race 8 No. 1 Rostropovich
The market has it correct with the top two markets elects Kaptain Kaos and God Has Chosen clashing again from the Hyperion, but outside of the favs, it's an open contest and putting in a much-improved showing a fortnight ago was ex-Victorian Rostropovich. Suited by the 2000m third-up, he's at least one for the exotics at big odds.
Belmont Value Bet - Race 5 No. 2 Fashion Queen
This mare never runs a bad race and after catching the eye late second-up, the 1650m here is perfect. Diving through late from the rear with a midfield finish behind in-form stable mate Billy Ray, Fashion Queen also drops in grade from that June 11 performance and only goes up half a kilo. Her form from last prep reads well for this.
Belmont Roughie - Race 7 No. 8 Blow Me Out
Is holding her form deep into the prep and with a little more luck on June 12, she would've gone close to rolling Billy Ray. Snagged back from a wide draw, Blow Me Out was travelling strongly, but with no room to her outside and a wall of runners up ahead, she had nowhere to go. Should take up a stalking role just behind the leaders.
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Caulfield Best Bet - Race 2 No. 3 Ghaanati
Looks close to a good thing here off the back of an explosive debut performance at Flemington over 1100m. She will be looking for further eventually, but given that Ghaanati is still only two and was so dynamic last start, this 1100m race should be no issue. A well-bred and exciting galloper going forward, she's well placed once again.
Caulfield Next Best Bet - Race 5 No. 1 Chief Altony
This five-year-old is well placed to record win number six overall, after running second to an in-form Visinari last start at Sandown and that reads well for a weaker BM78. He won two back and now third-up, should be nearing his peak, as clearly the best performed miler in this. Handles all surfaces and he deserves another victory.
Caulfield Favourite - Race 6 No. 7 Inundation
is short, but we're struggling to find anything to beat him off the back of two very soft synthetic victories, where he has been running time. The formula of winning on the synthetic then coming to town has been a valuable play over past off-seasons and that's likely to be the case agins here. Has the speed to offset the wide gate.
Caulfield Value Bet - Race 8 No. 11 Place Of Gold
Up in grade, but is against his own age and there's certainly no world beaters here in off-season company. Out-sprinted fresh over 1200m on a Heavy 8, but held a safe margin on third and drops 6kg off that, now on the 54kg minimum. Yet to finish outside the top two and likely to push forward, he can give a big sight on speed second-up.
Caulfield Roughie - Race 9 No. 2 Sign Of Ussuri
A super honest campaigner that's raced consistently in both SA and Vic for the McEvoy's, he was tested over 1800m-2000m late last prep and while he was competitive, 1400m-1600m does look his right range. This gelding rarely runs a bad race and after a quiet first hit-out, he won his most recent jump-out nicely. This is winnable.
Race 1: 1,3,4,2. Race 2: 3,5,1,16. Race 3: 10,12.8,1. Race 4: 2,8,6,1. Race 5: 1,18,2,7. Race 6: 7,4,1,8. Race 7: 3,1,8,5. Race 8: 11,9,5,1. Race 9: 2,15,4,11.
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Eagle Farm Best Bet - Race 4 No. 2 Esti Feny
This stayer is working towards a victory and the 2400m should bring out the best in him. Has won over this journey twice overseas and although that was a while back, he's still very lightly raced for a seven-year-old. Up in distance and back to a thin Group 3 gives him every chance to record his first Australian win via the Tattersall's Cup.
Eagle Farm Next Best Bet - Race 1 No. 4 Seduction Queen
Should be a big improver and appears suited at 1600m. Was eased out of the race on June 3 when severely interfered with by a horse who fell in front of her and he showed enough first-up, which was prior to that non-event last start. Won over 1800m last prep and the BM68-72 form from NSW is certainly good enough for a Class 3.
Eagle Farm Feature Bet - Race 8 No. 10 Atishu
Is back on track after barrier issues earlier this year and in a muddling affair, her June 4 effort was the run of the race, as the only one to make any significant ground. With a better gate, she arguably wins the Scone Cup two back and the form from the Hawkesbury Cup was franked. It's an open Group 1, but she's a strong chance.
Eagle Farm Value Bet - Race 6 No. 5 Putontheredlight
Will get a suitably strong tempo. Three runs back, she gave Rhapsody Rose a big start and finished a half-length from her, while It was a similar story last start where she gave her nemesis another head start and was motoring late. Was six weeks between runs ahead of that June 4 outing, so she strips fitter and William Pike stays aboard.
Eagle Farm Roughie - Race 9 No. 5 Shooting For Gold
With three runs under his belt and a month between runs going into the Moreton Cup, this could be the one peaking for this 1200m dash. After an eye-catching return, he couldn't pick his feet up on a Heavy 9 at the Gold Coast, so was understandably given some time after that. He loves Eagle Farm and William Pike is a big booking here.
Eagle Farm Selections:
Race 1: 4,6,8,3. Race 2: 7,9,10,11. Race 3: 1,5,3,7. Race 4: 2,5,3,7. Race 5: 7,1,5,2. Race 6: 5,1,8,7. Race 7: 8,2,4,11. Race 8: 10,7,3,16. Race 9: 5,3,8,1.
Morphettville Best Bet - Race 7 No. 4 Noname Lane
Getting to the 1550m third-up, we were this son of Shamus Award on the Parks meeting and he duly saluted, winning by two lengths pulling away. Goes up 3kg for that win, albeit stays in a similar race with 56.5kg, with this big striding Will Clarken runner having carried bigger imposts previously. Loves wet ground and makes his own luck.
Morphettville Next Best Bet - Race 9 No. 6 Cashin' Chex
Via the June 11 card, he was only third-up after nearly a year off and with that being the first 1400m attempt of the prep, there's still upside with this gelding, A dominant second-up winner, Cashin' Chex is in fine form and despite covering ground last start, still finished off strongly on a hard meeting for the off-speed brigade. 1800m suits.
Morphettville Favourite - Race 5 No. 11 En Francais
In the famous green and black colours of Alcopop for Jake Stephens is this mare, who is by Puissance de Lune and out of a half-sister to his Group 1 winner. Was all class when bolting in on debut last year and appeared to have start two shot to pieces as well, before losing a close battle. The return run was sound and the extra trip is a tick.
Morphettville Value Bet - Race 2 No. 8 Kong
Has always shown ability, winning a Kilmore maiden at start two before a fair return in the Listed Lightning Stakes last July. He beat home Larimer Street and Zoushine in that, two very handy sprinters and while he didn't go on with it, he's still a very lightly raced four-year-old. He needed the run fresh and now gets Jason Holder in the saddle.
Morphettville Roughie - Race 4 No. 4 Knightstown
In an off-season three-year-old affair, he should be measuring up at 1200m, arriving off a 1000m effort on June 4 where was strong through the line, but found that distance a tad sharp. This gelding has a very low rating of 62 and will try to find the middle to outside lanes from off speed, with gun hoop Todd Pannell now taking the reins.
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Randwick Best Bet - Race 4 No. 6 Po Kare Kare
Up in grade, although looks well on track for much better races than this and these BM72's are proving a good launching pad of late for these progressive types. After missing the kick fresh and then peaking on an early run, this filly was arrogant at Gosford. She jumped cleanly in that last attempt and will relish a strong tempo in this event.
Randwick Next Best Bet - Race 7 No. 9 Solar Apex
Racing consistently and isn't far off win number six. After a fresh triumph, he stepped from a BM72 to a BM88 and went further up in class on June 4, via a BM94. After settling further back than anticipated and finding traffic, he's still recorded the fastest last 600m of the card (34.32), finishing near to Skyman, who bolted in last Saturday.
Randwick Favourite - Race 6 No. 1 Alakahan
Was building quite nicely ahead of the Sydney Cup and with a little freshen-up after that Heavy 10 flop, has taken a little while to hit his straps again. The Winter Cup effort indicated he was back on track and while he carries an extra 3.5kg, there's even less depth to this affair. Had a tick-over trial on Tuesday ahead of this winnable race.
Randwick Value Bet - Race 3 No. 1 Exceltic
Is one we've caught at decent odds via his last two fresh attempts and the market didn't miss him in the latest, where he firmed from $15 to $7.50 and rounded them up with ease. Three of his four victories have come first-up and while he gets back, he loves to attack the middle/outside lanes with momentum, so the wide barrier is a tick.
Randwick Roughie - Race 1 No. 5 Remorseless
May have found his right race here third-up. Originally a Snowden youngster that showed ability early days, he was asked to carry 63.5kg first-up on a Soft 7, which he didn't relish and was briefly held-up last start at the provincials, where he was one-paced when clear. Strips fitter and that Hawkesbury run suggested he was looking for 1400m.
Race 1: 5,6,11,2. Race 2: 5,4,2,1. Race 3: 1,8,3,11. Race 4: 6,2,7,5. Race 5: 3,2,9,1. Race 6: 1,6,3,5. Race 7: 9,6,1,3,. Race 8: 10,5,1,12. Race 9: 1,6,12,15. Race 10: 8,1,4,6
Our best & value bets for Saturday, June 25 are:
Best Bet: Po Kare Kare To Win @245 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Next Best Bet: Esti Feny To Win @150 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 3 Units
Value Bet: Angelic Miss Each Way @750 at Caesars (Sport) - 2 Units
Roughie: Sign Of Ussuri Each Way @1700 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
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