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Sunday 30th July Eden Fishermens Club Cup Race Day, Entry $15.00 Gates open 12.00
Race Day Tips by Rob Tweedie
Race 1 – 12:55PM GREEN CAPE LIGHTHOUSE MAIDEN HANDICAP (1208 METRES)
Smart Remark gets its chance in what looks to be a suitable race, Devine Stryke has some victorian form and betting moves should be watched. Stormborn Angel is lightly raced and should be in the mix.
Tips 3-7-2
Race 2 – 1:35PM DRIFT CLASS 1 & MAIDEN PLATE (1608 METRES)
A Snip Of Cyndy should be fit and ready for the 1600m. Sacred Son is close to a win. Everly Girl is fit and racing well.
Tips 5-4-6
Race 3 – 2:10PM GREAT SOUTHERN INN & ESC SUPERCELLARS CLASS 3 HANDICAP (1008 METRES)
Fox Tales goes well fresh and is very classy. Iltextya loves the track. Torchbearer has been up close at the provincials.
Tips 1-2-3
Race 4 – 2:45PM CHRISTMAS IN JULY MAIDEN PLATE (1008 METRES)
Damagic has some form in stronger class. Jounama may be suited by the drier track. Rhode Island could improve after a reasonable first up assignment.
Tips 1-9-2
Race 5 – 3:22PM TWOFOLD BAY MAIDEN PLATE (1408 METRES)
Clear sailing has been finding the line well and should be in the mix, Daydream Explorer should lead and prove hard to run down, .Shes Got Bling is doing enough to suggest the 1400m will suit.
Tips 9-10-13
Race 6 – 3:57PM SAPPHIRE WINTER SPRINT (1408 METRES)
No Pushover won well last start and should be thereabouts in an even race. Giddy Up Strop and Boys Day Out should be competitive in what looks an open race over the 1400m.
Tips 4-3-2
Race 7 – 4:35PM EDEN FISHERMEN’S CLUB EDEN CUP BENCHMARK 55 HANDICAP (1208 METRES)
Kopaonik could improve second run in out of a good gate. Case should be finding the line well again. Nunya Biz won well last start and is lightly raced.
Tips 6-4-5


Sunday 11th June Race Day Tips by Rob Tweedie
Race 1 – 12:30PM MCDONALDS MERIMBULA & BEGA MAIDEN HANDICAP (1400 METRES)
The lightly raced Titaness hasn’t been far away at its only two starts with the drop back in grade she should prove hard to beat. I would expect improvement from the toppie Buckeye Nation stepping up to 1400m as he ran a nice race in stronger grade over this distance back at his first start. Brazen Choice should be nearing peak fitness and could be looking for the 1400m. Tips 3-1-4
Race 2 – 1:05PM GJ GARDNER HOMES 2YO & 3YO MAIDEN PLATE (1200 METRES)
The lightly raced River Drift has finished up close in provincial Victoria and showed speed in both runs to date. Eradicator is a first starter that trialled in Sydney earlier this year and wasn’t far off the pace. She’s Got Bling has found the line strong at its only two starts and should hit the line. Tips 5-2-6
Race 3 – 1:40PM SCHUTE BELL BADGERY LUMBY & MONARO WOOL CLASS 2 HCP (SCALED – 0.5KG) (1200 METRES)
The lightly raced Bring Cheer looks to be an improving type who races up on the speed, first up should be hard to hold out. The locally trained Little Off The Top is never far away in this grade. Always Flushed got to the line well last start and has won at the track. Tips 2-1-5
Race 4 – 2:15PM JAZZ FESTIVAL SPRINT (1200 METRES)
A very open sprint with Hill Spy always competitive in these sorts of races. Termele will be in the mix from the good gate. Crusader General is in good form coming off a win last start where he raced on the speed. Tips 3-5-6
Race 5 – 2:55PM MERIMBULA RSL MERIMBULA CUP (1600 METRES)
Darts Away has been racing well in strong company and should be at peak fitness. Gold Horizon should have taken benefit from the Nowra Cup start after a freshen up. Top Ravine finished tailed off in the Parkes Cup when starting favourite but prior city form was strong. Tips 6-2-4
Race 6 – 3:30PM PINKY STOVE’S 90TH BIRTHDAY BENCHMARK 54 HANDICAP (1000 METRES)
Denman Flyer is never far away in this grade. Revenue looks to be an improving type who is coming off a win last start. Halliday Road is racing well in similar grade. Tips 3-4-2
Race 7 – 4:09PM MOMSEN MOTORS BEGA BENCHMARK 60 HANDICAP (1400 METRES)
Arrows Destiny is coming back from provincial Grade and should be handy from the good gate. Flash Magic should be fit after two runs in. Look for the Victorian distance horse visitor Marjessie to be running on late. Tips 1-4-6


Sunday 7th May Racing Tips by Rob Tweedie
Race 1 – 12:35PM BIGGEST MORNING TEA MAIDEN PLATE (900 METRES)
The 2 Force Awakens has been close up most starts showing speed and should prove hard to beat. The 8 Bond showed speed at its only start at the provincials in Victoria  The 1 Coloane has trialed well and shouldnt be left out. Tips 2-8-1
Race 2 – 1:15PM CLUB SAPPHIRE MERIMBULA BENCHMARK 55 HANDICAP (SCALED -1.0KG) (900 METRES)
The 3 Always Flushed won well here two starts ago and should prove hard to beat. The 4 Iltextya comes off a five and a half length win over 900 last start. The 2  Little Off The Top is never far away and comes off a recent trial win. Tips 3-4-2
Race 3 – 1:50PM MERIMBULA RSL MAIDEN PLATE (1200 METRES)
The 3 Jindaberra should be fit after two good runs in. The 5 Limelight ran a couple of reasonable races at its first prep and could be ready to fire. The 10 Zorro is coming back in grade. Tips 3-5-10
Race 4 – 2:25PM PAMBULA MERIMBULA GOLF CLUB CLASS 3 HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
A very competitive class three race here, The 1 Attainment ran a great race in Sydney last start and should be hard to beat, The 8 Vella Lonchick has ability and should be fit after a couple of runs in. The 4 Atlantic Dreamer likes the track and won well here two starts ago. Tips 1-8-4
Race 5 – 3:00PM TATHRA BOWLO CLASS 2 PLATE (1400 METRES)
The 1 Dyfield ran a gret race in Sydney last start and is close to a win. The 9 Myint should be competitive in this race. The 3 Inchcape Rock is always competitive. Tips 1-9-3
Race 6 – 3:35PM BERMAGUI COUNTRY CLUB SOUTH COAST CUP – BENCHMARK 65 HANDICAP (1600 METRES)
The 2 Jacakizane is coming back in grade. The 5 Striking Lago is racing well. The 3 Betterthanyouthink will be running on late. Tips 2-5-3
Race 7 – 4:11PM CLUB BEGA MAIDEN HANDICAP (1600 METRES)
The 1 Its A Lottery has his foot on the till and deserves to win this. The 3 Ethanicity could be looking for the mile. The 7 Dance Harder Son will be finding the line late. Tips 1-3-7


Fridays 31st March Racing Tips By Rob Tweedie
Race 1 – 1:05PM SAILS REAL ESTATE MAIDEN HANDICAP (1000 METRES)
This race would have to be one of the most even maidens ive seen with most of the raced horses finishing within a few lengths of the winners at their last start. The 5 Bon Anna started short in the market here at her only start and found the line over 900 meters so with natural improvement i think the 1000m will suit. I cant leave the 1 Seduction out though it does have a wide gate to contend with and will throw the first starter 2 Silver Cloud Three in what looks to be a competitive race. 5-1-2

Race 2 – 1:40PM H & E LUCAS BACKHOE HIRE AND DAX KELLY BUILDER CLASS 1 HANDICAP (1000 METRES)
The 5 Always Flushed comes out of a good gate and should be camped just off the speed, 3 Halliday Road just missed out at Canberra last start and should prove hard to beat. The 6 Brookton Punch hit the line hard at Queanbeyan last start and the big Sapphire track should suit. 5-3-6

Race 3 – 2:20PM WES FLEET PAINTING MAIDEN HANDICAP (1400 METRES)
The lightly raced 5 Hajduk gets its chance here to win a maiden. The 4 Serging Rush has been there about in some strong maidens and the 11 Pluck n Sting has also been competitive of late. 5-4-11

Race 4 – 2:55PM S. L. HODGSON BUILDERS MAIDEN PLATE (1200 METRES)
The 7 Classic Wind just needs to find a bit of its early provincial form to feature in this race. The 5 Ribs should race handy from the good gate and can feature and 8 Its Academic ran a nice race on debut at Orange. 7-5-8

Race 5 – 3:35PM ROBERT SMITH HOMEMAKERS / SLEEP DOCTOR PAMBULA TRADIES SPRINT (1000 METRES)
The 4 She Zar is two from two at the track and from the good gate should be hard to beat again. The 3 Local Hero has some good form up north and looks like a new addition to the Nick Olive stable and will probable track the 4 into the race. The 1 Jacakaizane has had a freshen up and could find the line off a good speed. 4-3-1

Race 6 – 4:10PM CHRIS WALSH & SHANE DAVIS ELECTRICAL CLASS 2 HANDICAP (SCALED – 0.5KG) (1600 METRES)
After two runs in the 2 In Mums Memory should be ready to fire over the mile. The 1 Waltzing Willie is always competitive and 3 Tipta Tantivy can race well over the mile. 2-1-3

Race 7 – 4:50PM BEGA TRADIES BENCHMARK 55 HANDICAP (1400 METRES)
The 8 Singled Out should race well in this grade, The 4 Erins Zar should be competitive and the lightly raced Old Mans Angel will be in the mix from the good gate. 8-4-5

Race 8 – 5:30PM PLEVEY & SON PLUMBERS & GASFITTERS BENCHMARK 60 HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
The 9 Vella Lonchick goes well. The 5 Reliant looks above average and got to the line strong first up, 3 Silver Threads won well here last start. 9-5-3

 

Fridays 3rd March Racing Tips By Rob Tweedie
Race 1 – 1:05PM MERIMBULA JEWELLERS MAIDEN PLATE (900 METRES)
Tips 1-3-8
Race 2 – 1:40PM SAILS REAL ESTATE BENCHMARK 54 HANDICAP (SCALED -0.5KG) (1000 METRES)
Tips 2-5-3
Race 3 – 2:15PM BUILDCERT CONSULTANTS CLASS 1 HANDICAP (SCALED – 1.0KG) (1200 METRES)
Tips 2-5-3
Race 4 – 2:50PM GJ GARDNER HOMES BENCHMARK 59 HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
Tips 1-4-2
Race 5 – 3:25PM MERIMBULA’S MAGIC MOUNTAIN MAIDEN HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
Tips 1-6-11
Race 6 – 4:05PM MCDONALDS MERIMBULA AND BEGA CLASS 2 HANDICAP (SCALED + 2.0KG) (1400 METRES)
Tips 6-2-4
Race 7 – 4:45PM MERIMBULA RSL CLUB MERIMBULA CUP (1600 METRES)
Tips 5-6-2
Race 8 – 5:25PM GOODALLS QUALITY MEATS MERIMBULA CLASS 1 & MAIDEN PLATE (1600 METRES)
Tips 7-11-3

Bega Cup Weekend Tips By Rob Tweedie Saturday 4th
Race 1 – 1:36PM KANE MCKILL TREE SERVICES MAIDEN PLATE (900 METRES) 6-7-4
Race 2 – 2:11PM WILTON LOGGING BENCHMARK 55 HANDICAP (900 METRES) 1-2-7
Race 3 – 2:46PM SAPPHIRE COAST WILDERNESS OYSTERS CLASS 1 HANDICAP (1400 METRES) 2-1-4
Race 4 – 3:21PM PAT KILKELLY 50 YEARS OF BOOKMAKING MAIDEN HANDICAP (1200 METRES) 2-6-7
Race 5 – 4:01PM GEORGE GRANT BARRIER ATTENDANTS CLASS 3 HANDICAP (1600 METRES) 1-2-3
Race 6 – 4:41PM SAPPHIRE PLASTERERS & USG BORAL MAIDEN PLATE (1600 METRES) 10-8-12
Race 7 – 5:21PM SAPPHIRE PLASTERERS & USG BORAL BENCHMARK 55 HANDICAP (1200 METRES) 9-6-1
Bega Cup Day Sunday 5th
Race 1 – 1:05PM BETTA HOME LIVING BEGA BENCHMARK 60 SHOWCASE HANDICAP (1000 METRES) 5-3-4
Race 2 – 1:45PM 2EC & POWER FM MAIDEN SHOWCASE HANDICAP (1000 METRES) 1-2-3
Race 3 – 2:20PM TANJA PARK STUD SAPPHIRE COAST CUP – BENCHMARK 70 SHOWCASE HANDICAP (2200 METRES) 1-3-6
Race 4 – 2:55PM COMMERCIAL HOTEL BEGA MAIDEN SHOWCASE PLATE (1400 METRES) 7-10-9
Race 5 – 3:30PM WALCOTT EXPLORATION SERVICES COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP PV CL4 SHOWCASE HCP (1400 METRES) 3-2-6
Race 6 – 4:05PM BEGA CHEESE BEGA SHOWCASE CUP (1600 METRES) 3-5-1
Race 7 – 4:42PM MOMSEN MOTORS BEGA SHOWCASE SPRINT (1200 METRES) 2-3-1
Race 8 – 5:17PM BEGA BOBCATS CLASS 2 SHOWCASE PLATE (1200 METRES) 9-7-6


Selections by Rob Tweedie.
Tathra Cup Monday 23rd Jan 2017.
Race 1, We start the day off with a 2200m race which is always a great spectacle for the crowds starting in the main straight and doing a complete lap of the big Sapphire track. We should see an even race here with most having multiple distance race starts recently. Little Miss Chelsy is a tough mare and will be right there at the finish.
Tips 6-5-3
Race 2, Bring Cheer was impressive winning by over 5 lengths last start and only has to reproduce that form to win this mile race.
Tips 4-1-9
Race 3, A nice little sprint race with a few promising horses that look like they will make their way through the grades. The top two Bonnies Marley and All Written fought it out last start and with Bonnies Marley coming out of gate two and a slight weight turnaround im tipping she will turn the tables.
Tips 1-2-4 keeping an eye in the yard on race day on the 7.
Race 4, The winner of this race is exempt from ballot for the $50,000 Bega Cup on Feb 5th and with Jayco winning his last two impressively he could just make it cricket stumps 111.
Tips 5-2-7
Race 5, Sunwisp is a prolific placegetter and should be fit after three runs in. Interested to see the the Great Britain bred mare Believer go round in this race, shes only had one start over 2100 where she ran second in Europe.
Tips 8-5-7
Race 6, The Tathra Cup looks like a nice sprint on paper. Sky Mission is fit and coming off a last start win. Looks like plenty of speed on paper with a few progressive horses resuming.
Tips 2-6-3-4
Race 7, Prying was a nice second on debut and should go on with the job here.
Tips 6-8-14

Boxing Day Races Sapphire,s Selections by Rob Tweedie.

Race 1 – 1:45PM PAMBULA LITTLE BOTTLER MAIDEN PLATE (900 METRES)
The lightly raced but promising Smiling All make the trek down from Kembla Grange with some strong provincial form and if right should be unbeatable though over 900 meters there is no time for mistakes. Tips 1-6-5

Race 2 – 2:20PM HOTONDO HOMES MIRADOR & COLOR CRAFT KITCHENS MAIDEN PLATE (1200 METRES)
Crown me Jacko has been there about in much stronger grade. Generally races on the speed and the experienced rider Scotty Pollard should be able to control the tempo and win.
Tips 2-5-6

Race 3 – 3:30PM GIPPSLAND TYRE SERVICE EDEN & SOUTH COAST TYRES CL 3 HCP (S+2.5KG) (1200 METRES)
The topweight Malizia has been racing consistently in stronger grade and might see Scotty pollard come in with an early double.
Tips 1-3-2

Race 4 – 4:05PM BENDIGO BANK PAMBULA CUP BENCHMARK 60 HANDICAP (1000 METRES)
Nice little field for the feature race with Grey Drama racing consistently ill run with him in an open race.
Tips 3-5-4

Race 5 – 4:45PM HEFFERNAN LENDING SOLUTIONS CLASS 1 HANDICAP (1600 METRES)
The topweight Hard to Kiss hasnt been far away over the distance in Victoria. That form usually holds up and although he has a big weight he should prove to strong. A close watch on the lightly raced fill the 4.
Tips 1-4-6


Friday September 16th 2016 Sapphire,s Selections by Rob Tweedie.

Race 1, Benchmark 55 900m Red Fender was an outstanding winner first up last preparation and after a recent trial should prove to good from the two gate, Pixi Rose won well fist up last preparation and should be in the mix, Still Missing should be fit after two runs in and should be competitive. Tips 4-5-6
Race 2, Maiden 900m Halona started favorite at Hawksbury when beaten three lengths at its only start nine months ago and obviously has ability. Call Me Anything raced well at Moruya last start and should be hard to beat. Severed was an easy trial winner and should be watched. Tips 6-1-11
Race 3, Maiden 1400m Loyal Hero is lightly raced with some Victorian provincial form, Her Name Is Rio can find the line from back and was ridden upside down on the speed last start, King Of Siagon has been racing consistently of late. Tips 7-6-3
Race 4, Cl 1 & Maiden 1600m Holyroodhouse should appreciate the firmer footing if we dont get any more rain, Ariake Fire won well last start at Moruya, Impulse is trained at the track and should be ready to run a nice race. Tips 2-1-3
Race 5, Benchmark 55 1200m Flash Magic loves this track and has ability, should race well after a freshen up, Our Finvarra won well last start on a firmer track Can She Kiss should be competitive. Tips 3-12-11
Race 6, Maiden 1200m Classic Conquest is knocking on the door and gets its chance to win here, Little River Road should be fitter and will appreciate the firmer track if we have no more rain, Myristica should be ready to run a good race after a couple of recent runs. Tips 5-7-8
Race 7, 1000m Open, Miss Liffey comes back to the 1000m, Supa Vision always races well in this class, Gocup Belle is coming back from a last placing in Sydney where she contested a Group 3 race. Tips 2-4-1
Race 8, Benchmark 55 1400 m New Vogue comes back in class after a good run at Moruya, Silver Threads is trained at the track and has ability, Debs Hope is also coming back in grade. Tips 14-11-7


Sunday August 7th 2016 Sapphire,s Selections by Rob Tweedie.

Race one sees a full field of fourteen go round over 900m. The 12 Jorgeus has only had one run earlier in the year where it started short in the market and wasn’t beaten far. From the good draw ill put it on top from the 4 Myristica and the 6 Janis who both go well but have drawn a little wide.
12-4-6
Race two and we have a full field of fourteen again doing battle over the 1400m. The 14 Sunday Hustler might be aptly named if it can take this one out. Got to the line strong first race start and looks like she could find the 1400m to her liking. The 10 Reciept worked to the line evenly at Goulburn last start and should be watched. The 6 Her Name Is Rio worked to the line strong two starts ago here at Sapphire and may be looking for the longer trip.
14-10-6
Race three is again over 1400m and i will go with the 5 Zaritzie who will be fitter after one run in from the 2 Loyal Toast who needs further but could produce on the roomy track. The 6 Myint has been racing well its last couple.
5-2-6
Race four kicks off what looks to be an exciting and tricky Quaddie. The Quaddie involves selecting the winners of the last four races and can pay handsome dividends for those successful. The 2 Duhallow led them up last start and just got pipped on the post. The 8 Still Missing is classy and disappointed last start in Sydney, forget that run and she would be the favourite. The 6 Madam Tilley was well supported when she won her first start.
2-8-6
Race five is a solid race over the mile with the 8 Tipta Tantivy coming off two solid runs in Sydney. The topweight Duvet ran a nice race at Moruya last start and the 6 Our Brown Eyed Girl should be looking for the trip.
8-1-6
Race six looks like one of the strongest fields of sprinters ever assembled here at the Sapphire Coast further reinforcing the impact of the increased prize moneys. The 5 Miss Liffey comes off a strong win at Moruya last start, the 2 Highly Geared goes well first up and 3 Burradoo loves the track and wasn’t beaten far in Sydney last start.
5-2-3
Race seven will see a big field of sixteen go round for the last leg of the Quaddie. Im going with the consistent number 7 Written In Blood to beat the 5 Barksdale who could be looking for a dry track and the 3 Snipps Parade.
7-5-3


Sunday July 3rd 2016 Sapphire,s Selections by Rob Tweedie.
Race 1 – 12:40PM BRADLEY PHOTOGRAPHERS MAIDEN PLATE (1208 METRES)
And There Is More found the line strongly last start and has its chance here, Hinchin a ride has been about the money lately and should be in the mix again, Mrs Willy Nilly is a stayer first up and should be working home. 11-5-7

Race 2 – 1:15PM MERIMBULA JEWELLERS MAIDEN PLATE (908 METRES)
Classic Conquest raced well at the provincials last preparation, Intastella Magic is coming back in distance and has raced well over the shorter trips, Annie Pru is a two year old that trialled well at Goulburn early in the year. A typical race where been on track to check the fitness of these horses will be an advantage. 5-7-11

Race 3 – 1:54PM PAT NEVILLE’S TWOFOLD SECURITY SERVICES BENCHMARK 65 HANDICAP (1408 METRES)
Flash Magic bolted in last start here and should be hard to hold out, Brimstone should set the speed again and loves the track, Green Adventurine was this years Bega Cup winner and shouldf be strong on the line. 6-2-4

Race 4 – 2:34PM FACEBOOK.COM/SAPPHIRECOASTTURFCLUB CLASS 2 HANDICAP (1008 METRES)
Mixed Blossom should go forward and will be hard to beat, Snippet Of Hope should be challenging Mixed Blossom in the straight, Archies Flat won very well here last start. 2-3-5

Race 5 – 3:08PM SAPPHIRE WINTER SPRINT (1008 METRES)
Zoumagic comes in well at the weights, Supa Vision races well at the track, Burradoo should be fitter after one run in. 6-4-1

Race 6 – 3:42PM PAT NEVILLE’S TWOFOLD SECURITY SERVICES BENCHMARK 55 HANDICAP (1608 METRES)
The Delegator won well here last start and a repeat performance could be on the cards, Token of Love is a consistent three year old who shouldn’t be far away Stratacus has been finishing back in the fields recently yet hasn’t been far away in stronger grade. 1-3-2

Race 7 – 4:19PM SAPPHIRECOASTTURFCLUB.COM.AU CLASS 3 HANDICAP (1208 METRES)
An excellent race to close the day and the Quaddie off with many chances. Therese should go forward and be there when the whips are cracking, Striking Lago is a nice up and comer Admission and Lion of Africa have both raced well in Highway races in Sydney, both should be finding the line. 3-2-4-1


RACE DAY TIPS 12/6/16.
R1 Monaro Wool Services / Schute Bell Badgery Lumby MDN HCP 1400 M
IDEAL EXPRESS to win from 2 DANCE HARDER SON and 5 DISHY DOUGR2 Merimbula Jazz Festival 2YO & 3YO MAIDEN PLATE (1200 METRES)
HINCHIN’ A RIDE to win from 9 KENTUCKY ANGEL and 4 MIRRABOOKAR3 Momsen Motors CL 2 HCP 1200 M
KINGMANDU to win from 2 ROCK ON ZARIZ and 4 AKIKO GOLDR4 Diamondgrid BM 55 HCP 1000 M

SNIPPET OF HOPE to win from 6 RED FENDER and 1 THERESE

R5 Carpet Court Pambula & Bega JAZZ FESTIVAL SPRINT 1200 M 
ULTIMA CHANCE to win from 4 EL TORANADO and 1 FAILED APPROACH

R6 Carpet Court Pambula & Bega JAZZ FESTIVAL CUP 1600 M
LIFE OF REILLY to win from 2 SIGMUND and 3 CHEEKY DEVIL

R7 Capri Apartments Merimbula BM 60 HCP 1400 M
2  BETTER IDEA to win from 6 ONEMORE BOPA and 4 ATLANTIC SENTINEL

Let’s go Racing at the Sapphire Coast Turf Club – The Jewel of Country Racing!!!


 May 1st Far South Coast Clubs Race Day

Race 1 – 12:50PM PAMBULA – MERIMBULA GOLF CLUB MAIDEN HANDICAP (900 METRES)
5 Kopaonik looked good winning a trial at Canberra. 1 Little Clanga raced well at her only start finishing a close second and a repeat of that form should see her in the mix. 4 Janis might just get a firmer surface and has raced well on good tracks in the past.
Tips 5-1-4
Race 2 – 1:27PM MERIMBULA RSL CLUB MAIDEN PLATE (1200 METRES)
5 O,Behave Trialed well at Goulburn and has shown good form at the provincials.10 Cliff raced well last start at Queanbeyan first up and did run a nice race last prep when second up. 4 Little off the Top raced well at Canberra last start and should be fitter after the run.
Tips 5-10-4
Race 3 – 2:05PM SAPPHIRECOASTTURFCLUB.COM.AU SOUTH COAST CUP – BENCHMARK 57 HANDICAP (1600 METRES)
A very open race with many chances, 6 Gatto Mondo has been finding the line strong. 2 Magic Franco will be up on the speed and will appreciate a firmer track. 1 Changing Notes is coming off back to back wins.
Tips 6-2-1
Race 4 – 2:42PM CLUB BEGA MAIDEN HANDICAP (1400 METRES)
Half a dozen of these maidens are knocking on the door so for the first leg of the quaddie we are looking at quite a tricky race. 5 Magic Scene has the one gate and after drawing wide and racing well its last few should be right in the mix. 6 looks an interesting runner previously trained in South Australia, Skillz That Killz has shown form there. 3 Little River Road has been racing well.
Tips 5-6-3
Race 5 – 3:19PM BERMAGUI COUNTRY CLUB BENCHMARK 55 HANDICAP (900 METRES)
4 Berkeley Gardens is new to the area but has some solid Victorian form. 8 Red Fender raced consistently last preparation and should go well fresh up. 1 Rimu bolted in here two starts ago but can mix its form.
Tips 4-8-1
Race 6 – 3:53PM CLUB SAPPHIRE MERIMBULA CLASS 3 HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
6 Erins Zar comes back in distance and should race handy to the speed from the two gate. 1 Stratacus has raced well at the provincials in the past but also had over a year off before its last start at Moruya. Hopefully the horse is fitter and can reproduce some of its old form. 2 Sea Home ran a great race last start and should be fitter third run in.
Tips 6-1-2
Race 7 – 4:27PM TATHRA BOWLO CLASS 2 PLATE (1400 METRES)
A very tough race to finish off. 14 Solar Shadow is a nice up and coming filly. 2 Svavarsson was disappointing in Sydney last start. 7 Lavington Star ran an improved race last start and may be finding old form.
Tips 14-2-7

 


April 1st Tradies Race Day

 1  $15,000 MOMSEN MOTORS BEGA MAIDEN PLATE Mdn. Set Weights 1.25 PM  1200 METRES
Ive gone with the  MAZURKA in the first who should be fitter after her first up run a Canberra where she was short in the betting, to beat the SMART REMARK and  TYLDEN TEMPTRESS      Tips 8-4-5
  2   $15,000 SAPPHIRE HARDWARE MITRE 10 MAIDEN HANDICAP 2.05 PM  1400 METRES
OH SO GORGEOUS is getting closer each start and deserves to break through here, SUNWISP got to the line well last start and TYLDEN TEMPTRESS should appreciate the step up in distance Tips 1-3-2
  3   $15,000 WES FLEET PAINTING BENCHMARK 55 HANDICAP BM55. 2.40 PM  900 METRES
UNYIELDING found the line well last start, I’m expecting a heap of speed over the 900,  TWISTED MILLER can also find the line and  WOOBIE should set a cracking pace. Tips 4-2-8
  4   $15,000 TUROSS VILLAGE HARDWARE AND GIFTS CLASS 1 HANDICAP  3.15 PM      1000 METRES
THERESE is ultra consistent and races on the speed, FOR ME DAD also races handy. Both these horses should be in the mix at the business end with a watch on BYBLOS BOY and FRENCH HALO both having won their only starts.  4-3-1,5
  5   $15,000 BEGA BOBCATS MAIDEN HANDICAP Mdn. 3.50 PM     1000 METRES
VOLCANIC JESTER gets its chance here from a nice gate, MUM’S MONEY ran a great race first start EVERLY GIRL should be watched been a two year old having her first race start as she trialed well last preperation. Tips 1-5-10
  6   $15,000 CHRIS WALSH & SHANE DAVIS ELECTRICAL BENCHMARK 60 HANDICAP BM60.4.25 PM   1200 METRES
BUDDEROO DRAGON has raced well in stronger grade NEW VOGUE and SILVER THREADS both love the track and distance. Tips 1-7-8
  7   $15,000 PLEVEY & SON PTY LTD PLUMBERS & GAS FITTERS BENCHMARK 52 HANDICAP BM52. 5.05 PM 1400 METRES
DIAMOND CHARLIE  is very consistent and lines up in an open race LAVINGTON STAR and LIABILITYADJUSTER should be big odds Tips 2-12-13
  8   $15,000 BUILDCERT CONSULTANTS CLASS 2 HANDICAP (SCALED + 1.0KG) Cl2. 5.45 PM  1600 METRES
AGRIONIUS has been racing well in stronger grade GATTO MONDO  has been racing consistent TONY THE PONY can race well in this grade and should be included 1-6-5


Merimbula Cup Race Day Tips
Race one, should see the 1, 3 and 4 fighting this out on form. The toppie Solar Shadow should be to good.
Race two,  4,1 and 2. The four Planet Earth resumes from a spell with solid form last campaign i thing this horse will be to strong.
Race three, 1,2 and 7 The Toppie Dr Henleigh has been finding the line well and should go close if there’s speed. Watch the 2 and 7 both will be running on if there’s speed. A distinct lack of speed on previous form in this race could see a sit sprint.
Race four 3,6 and 2 Supa Vision won well here two starts back and has raced well in town. The 6 loves the track.
Race five 2,3 and 4 Unyielding won his maiden here and is on the way up.
Race six 3, 1 and 5 Twisted Miller brings in some solid form and should be competitive in a tricky race.
Race seven sees the cup trifecta horses line up again. Im going with 1,4 and 6 Brockman went close at Canberra last start and lugs a big weight but im sticking with him in a tricky Merimbula Cup.
Race eight 1,7 and 12 Aidan Anthony is racing consistently and should be in the mix at the business end.

Tips and PreviewSunday Bega Cup Tips

Race 1 A small field to start the day with the 2200m race looking like a very even field. Retort Courteous could make this interesting if he re produced earlier form. Should be a battle of tactics and a great spectacle, Tips 3-4-2

Race 2 So Joyous ran a nice race at the provincials first up and should be hard to hold out, Tips 5-2-6

Race 3 Under the Eaves has been knocking on the door and should prove hard to beat in this, Tips 14-5-12

Race 4 Supa Vision is ultra consistent and should prove hard to beat, Tips 5-2-1

Race 5 Jostle always races well in similar grade, Tips 5-7-4

Race 6 Secret Lies is a recent city winner and should mix it with what looks to be a very strong race, Tips 6-3-1

Race 7 In what looks to be a very open and classy Bega Cup im going to look for what should be an outsider who loves the mile, Brockman. Tips 6-2-5

Race 8 Bring a Secret was a strong winner last start and could easily link two wing together in this, Tips 4-5-1

Saturday Bega Cup Day One Tips

Race 1 Volcanic Jester is very speedy and should be hard to run down over the 900m, Tips 2-3-6

Race 2 The topweight Little Chief ran a nice race at Goulburn last start and should give this a real shake, Tips 1-4-5

Race 3 Kardomah Boy is finishing in the mix most starts, gets his chance here. Tips 4-5-10

Race 4 Virgo Lass has some strong provincial form to test out her opposition, Tips 6-1-5

Race 5 The Delegator has done all his racing in Victoria, looks like a new addition to the Stephens yard. On previous form he should be hard to beat. Tips 1-3-7

Race 6 Hosier Lane is always competitive in similar grade and should go close, Tips 3-1-4

Race 7 Yarragee Road should be fitter after its first up run. Tips 5-7-4


Boxing Day Races

Race 1, The 5 Woobie should be hard to beat on recent form, has been finishing close up at recent starts.

Race 2, The 3, local horse Desert Leyf ran olong last start at Goulburn, a nice ride should see this galloper right in the mix. Tricky Race.

Race 3, The 3, Call The Midwife did enogh last start to suggest this is a suitable race to open its account.

Race 4, The 2 We Are Young has been doing enough to give this a shake. A  watch on the 1 if its looking fit in the yard.

Race 5,  We will run with a battle of the old boys in this, The 1 Macks Cutie and the 2 Casanova with 21 years between them, The 2 should be racing handy and if theres enough speed on the 1 can get to the line hard from well back.


Melbourne Cup Race Day

Race 1, 3 Ash n ell is a speedy mare and should be hard to beat.
Race 2, 6 Southern Rush has shown previous form over the 1600m and will beat these if she returns to form.
Race 3, 2 Balmetica has consistent form of late and should be in the mix, the 1 and 5 are definite dangers.  Tricky race.
Race 4, 6 Shes Back ran an even race first up over 1600m at the last Moruya meeting, with three weeks between runs i think she will be fit for the 1400m. Going for a bit of value here.
Race 5, 2 By Virtue raced well at Queanbeyan a week ago. Should be hard to beat here.

Fantastic fields pave the way for another outstanding days racing here at The Sapphire Coast Turf Club this Sunday 9th August.

Its shaping up to be yet another massive days racing here at Sapphire with recent widespread rains throughout the state trainers are looking far and wide for runs with their horses. We will see full capacity fields in the last three races which should put a bit of spice into the Quaddie.

Selections

R1 3-2-6

Running with the Nick Olive trained Unyielding having run five placing’s from five starts should see this horse break through for a deserved win. Danehill Devil was supported at his only two starts as was Three Bar so we will shoot those in as the dangers.

R2 4-1-3 The topweight is the class horse here but has to give his rivals 10kg so i will run with the Templeton trained visitor Sendari from Kaiser Sun and Thats Freedom.

R3 2-4-7 Redondo Rock wasn’t beaten far last start at Moruya and should strip fitter. The Victorian visitor Sondaice has solid enough form and Blowdakitty should get a nice run from the one gate.

R4 6-3-1 Outrageous Deal has drawn wide but always runs well here. I will put her on top to beat Jungle Edge and Military with the weight been the deciding factor.

R5 3-9-2 Shoulder Charge has been racing well having won his maiden here. I have put him in for first, Gresham Station found the line well last start behind Lothello so we will run with those for the placing’s.

R6 16-13-6 Lavington Star races well here and should be fitter after her first up run. Star of Bardell has plenty of race experience and has won at the track. Coolcat Dancer was an outstanding winner at Moruya last start and should be in the mix.

R7 10-1-6 Superb has solid form of late along with Debs Hope. Legal Tender won easily last start and should be in the mix.

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