It’s a massive Boxing Day of racing as our feature meetings will both be run on a Sunday because of Christmas yesterday. We’ve got strong meetings at Caulfield, Randwick and Doomben to get stuck into.
Billy Bestford has cast his eye across the meetings and has found his best bets across the country.
Horse Racing Tips: Sunday, December 26th
Caulfield Race 1
(1) Decent Raine looks a good way to get our day started. She was beaten by the gate last start when having to get too far back. She flew home there and only just missed and is clearly flying at the moment. Barrier 3 is perfect today and she won’t have to get too far back while this looks an easier race than the last couple she’s gone around in. Gets in well after the jockey claim and she should be winning with even luck.
Randwick Race 2
Not often I’m super keen on a Highway runner but (5) Casino Lord looks a cracking bet here. He’s been enormous in two runs this prep and just hasn’t helped himself with the way he races. There looks to be plenty of speed on in this 1100m sprint so he should be suited and 3rd up now is ready to peak. Ran the fastest L200 of the entire meeting at Randwick first up and then reeled off very quick closing splits last start as well. Is airborne and he is ready to win.
Randwick Race 5
Have been on (10) Niffler last couple of starts and I see no reason to jump off just yet. Has been progressing nicely through the grades and I’ve always had the opinion she will be better over a trip. They stretch her out again today to 1800m and she gets well down in the weights. Barrier 4 means she can position up nicely in the run and this doesn’t look the strongest Saturday bm78.
Randwick Race 8
(7) Tamerlane was impressive first up off a decent break. He ran on very well to record some good late sectionals and should take a heap of improvement out of that run. Might need a touch of luck from the wide draw but Bowman sticks for the ride and the horse has a bit of class about him. Will enjoy getting back onto the Randwick track and will get dry conditions to suit.
Doomben Race 8
Pretty keen on (2) Zoustyle here who was dominant again last start following an impressive first up win off a big injury lay off. He’s just a winning machine who has now won 9 of 13 starts and is unbeaten from 6 starts here at Doomben. There looks to be very little speed in this race and he should be able to lead these up and be too tough to run down yet again.