Price’s Golden Eagle assault, Bullock closes in on title and MV follows

30/07/2023
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Price’s Golden Eagle assault, Bullock closes in on title and MV follows

It was a great weekend of horse racing, despite it not being the best weekend in online betting and whilst we did still pick up a few winners in our Saturday racing tips and our best bets tips it was overall quite an all over the place day for Horse racing tips. Below we take a look at some follows from this Saturday’s racing at Moonee Valley, Mick Price’s three pronged Golden Eagle assault and Aaron Bullock set to take out the national Jockeys title.

Price aims for Golden Eagle Success 

Mick Price and Michael Kent Jr got unlucky last year to miss out in the Golden Eagle but aim to reclaim the success they saw in 2021 with I’m Thunderstruck as they bring a three pronged assault to this year’s edition.

One of their runners will be jumping out tomorrow for the first time publicly for the stable at Cranbourne in Laced Up who has come over from Perth for Luke Fernie. 

We actually had him late last year in our Saturday racing tips when he knocked off the ultra progressive Amelia’s Jewel who is a G1 horse herself. 

"I'm trying to win the Golden Eagle this year with three horses, Golden Path, Laced Up Heels and maybe Amenable," Price said.

Laced Up will be in all Black type races bar his first up run as the stable aims to have him fit for his 1400m runs which is his firing distance and I will be sure to keep that in mind when doing my Saturday Racing tips when he returns to black type racing.

As for Amenable, he had a fantastic last Spring and looks to return sharply after placing in a Group two race. 

The final of the three is Maximillius who ran a close fifth in the Aus Guineas before a nasty fall in his Flemington Group 1 where he miraculously escaped unscathed. 

The stable has been in outstanding form this year and is always strong up North. I will thoroughly cover these runners' prospects in my free horse racing tips as they return to racing.

Bullock’s 48 hour seven wins likely secures Jockey Championship

Bullock hasn’t put in a bad effort in any meeting he has been placed in this season and if you regularly follow me you know I am a big fan of his and generally have at least one of his rides in my horse racing tips.

He clocked in an outstanding seven winners in the past two days that looks to have him clear for the Australian Premier Jockey Championship for this season after being in a head to head with another Saturday Tips favourite jockey Jimmy Orman.

Bullock rode a ridiculous five winners on Friday at Tamworth before picking up another two at Newcastle and Orman was luckless on Saturday to not get any wins in what was a tricky day of horse racing betting. 

Both Bullock and James had bookings at Muswellbrook and Sunshine Coast respectively this past Sunday as Orman attempted to snatch the title late from Bullock but Bullock took three more wins and Orman two and now has all but secured the Championship.

Bullock has another six rides for tomorrow at Wellington, one of which is in my best bets tips as he looks to put the icing on the cake. Be sure to check out my free horse racing tips on the site as we look set for another solid Monday of racing that Bullock features in.

Follows from Moonee Valley

Standard procedure for horse racing betting at Moonee Valley sees almost half of every field not given a winning chance and as such there are a bunch of runners who will be sure to feature in my Saturday Tips moving forward when they are placed next time out. I have picked out a few standouts below.

Hedged: Hedged is almost certainly going to shed the maiden tag next time out after Mertens was forced three deep and wide all the way before the turn and he still let down so well that with an extra 50m I am convinced he wins. He clocked the best last 200m splits of the entire day at the Valley and he looks set for a big Three year old season. I expect at least one of our Aussie betting sites to price him incorrectly next time he runs so watch for him in my Saturday tips in Queensland next time out.

Another Will: I was on the money with fading Another Wil with my roughie of the day in my best bets tips but we were luckless when Shinn rode a peach on He’ll Rip who just keeps running well. However, Another Wil was also luckless being against the track pattern and being checked and shuffled back in the run and just kept coming on strongly to show he is as honest as they come. I expect them to place him on a different track or wait until they draw an inside barrier at Moonee Valley to race again. 

Pereille: Pereille missed the start which is pivotal at MV, especially yesterday and was then caught behind a wall at the 400m where he shifted out to where no horse went all day and powered home late where he almost got the better of all the way to the rail-hugging winner Shalaman. His last 200m was almost tied with the fastest of the day and I think genuinely anywhere he steps out next time he wins, check out the run below. Watch for him in my best bets / Saturday racing tips next time out. 

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