It’s been a big week already so far in horse racing as we look towards the weekend’s meetings and start to formulate the best Saturday racing tips. Below we cover Winx’s half sister’s prospects in the G3 Winx Guinness this weekend in addition to a look at Zac Lloyd’s recent weeks in the saddle that have seen him catch up to Dylan Gibbons in Sydney's apprentice premiership race and finally we take an early look at Cranbourne powerhouses Natalie young and Trent Busuttin who are set to have a huge Saturday at Rosehill this week.
Winx’s Sister to get emergency Winx Guineas Start
City Of Lights, the half sister to Winx is set to get a start as the second Emergency in the race formelry known as the Sunshine Coast Guineass, now the Winx Guineas that is taking place at Sunshine Coast Racecourse this Saturday. It looks like Neasham is going to scratch both Flashing Steel and Hell Hath No Fury from that race and as such the Anthony and Sam Freedman product looks very likely to be in the 1600m contest.
The trainers will have to consider their options as she draws barrier 16 for this assignment and stable racing manager Brad Taylor suggested they might decide to keep her for a midweek Eagle Farm race next week.
City of Lights has spent most of her time racing up North off the back of a dominant debut win earlier this Month at Geelong Racecourse and the stable is looking to have a big Winter Season.
I will be sure to further outline her prospects for the weekend more in depth in my free Saturday racing tips and if we like her enough she might even go into my best bets tips for the weekend so watch the feed on onlyracing.com.au for those articles to be posted tomorrow!
Lloyd’s recent wins see him back in contention for the Apprentice Premiership race
It was a great day to be following Zac Lloyd at Warwick Farm yesterday and we had some of his runners thoroughly covered and tipped in my horse racing tips for the midweeks where he picked up two wins on Ottilie, who flew in by over three lengths and knocked off a short price Waller favourite to salute as our second best bet of the day as well as a nice win on outsider Mutamanni who I had picked out the Aussie betting sites that had her way over the odds.
These wins took his total for the season up to 61 as gets a serious nine ride booking for this Weekend’s Rosehill meeting and looks to extend that number.
On the other hand, in one of the best young riders seasons in recent memory, star apprentice Dylan Gibbons has maintained a slight lead on Lloyd and Schiller, who we will touch on afer, with 63 winners this season as well as his first G1 win. He will also look to extend his lead this weekend as he returns from suspensions this Saturday at Rosehill, competing against Lloyd in an equally lengthy booking of rides.
Tyler Schiller stands just behind the pair on 56 winners and will ride this weekend at the Sunshine Coast for the aforementioned Winx Stakes meeting at the course.
Busuttin and Young look to have huge Rosehill Saturday
The Sydney based giants Natalie Young and Trent Busuttin are heading to Rosehill Racecourse this Saturday with a triple assault of imports Brayden Star and Mostly Cloudy as well as last-start Winner Pascero who took out a 1400m BM78 at Randwick three weeks ago and they look set for a big outting.
I am personally pretty keen on Brayden Star from the trio who has been absolutely flying, saluting from the back powerfully two runs ago at Sandown Hillside in a BM84 (see video below) before racing a super close second last time out in the David Bourke at Flemington.
The Aussie betting sites / betting apps seem to be seeing things that way as well as they have Brayden Star the shortest of the three. Busuttin had this to say about Brayden Star:
“right now, he's contesting a Benchmark 78 in the middle of winter but he's a horse we like and there are some nice races that he could find himself in, in the future” and continued to say that:
“The Five Diamonds is one of those races, but he's got a lot to do before we start seriously thinking about a race like that. but that "There are so many races worth so much money you just don't know where to look."
I am very keen on Brayden Star’s prospects for Saturday, Dylan Gibbons gets the booking with a key claim to offset Brayden Star taking on top weight and I will be sure to outline him in my Saturday racing tips as well as the best racing promotions and betting sites to bet on these astutely placed Busuttin and Young runners.
As for Pascero who is shooting for back to back wins off an impressive go at Randwick, Busuttin says “There's no reason why he won't run well again on Saturday”. He was quic to acknowledge the Waterhouse/Bott trained future star Kibou is a threat but followed up by saying that is just the nature of Saturday racing in Sydney. See Pascero’s last start win below and make of it what you will but I think he is a good shot in the 1500m Furphy Handicap this Saturday.