Racing Sunday 5th May 2019 Clubs Race Day
Gates open 12pm Free Bus times listed below.
Race 1 – 12:50PM TURA BEACH COUNTRY CLUB MAIDEN PLATE (1200 METRES)
FREAKY FRECKLES got to the line well at the provincials at her only start and comes off a trial win. IZZY LOOKING GOOD stormed to the line at his first start. SCARY SPICE hasn’t been far away and should be fit.
Race 2 – 1:25PM TATHRA BEACH COUNTRY CLUB MAIDEN PLATE (900 METRES)
TYCOON TILY should set the speed from the gate and be hard to run down. GUNZAR should also push forward and be in the mix. ONAROLL should work home.
Race 3 – 2:02PM BERMAGUI COUNTRY CLUB CLASS 2 PLATE (1400 METRES)
BOSTON IVY has been cosistent and should prove hard to beat. HEAVENLY THUNDER will be finding the line. SACRED SON should also be hitting the line.
Race 4 – 2:40PM MERIMBULA RSL BENCHMARK 58 HANDICAP (900 METRES)
SKY MISSION is coming back in grade. ORIGINAL PRANKSTER should lead them up from the gate but there looks like there will be pressure. BITOFASTAR look for this horse late.
Race 5 – 3:16PM CLUB BEGA MAIDEN HANDICAP (1600 METRES)
SUGAR PINE has his hoof on the till and should push forward. OPERA TICKETS might need one more run but can stay.
STARDUX could run into a place.
Race 6 – 3:51PM TATHRA BEACH BOWLO SOUTH COAST CUP – BENCHMARK 58 HANDICAP (1600 METRES)
STITCHED UP should be up on the speed from the gate. THE BLUES BROTHER should be competitive third up. TIPTA TANTIVY seems to like the track and will race well again.
Race 7 – 4:30PM CLUB SAPPHIRE CLASS 3 HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
HALLIDAY ROAD comes back in grade. LORD BOULEVARD should be hitting the line.A couple if interesting runners here in the last with MAHALO and JUDY IN DISGUISE both having competed in Group races in the past
Tradies Day 29th March 2019
Race 1 – 1:00PM SL HODGSON BUILDERS F&M MAIDEN HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
Star of Samara hasn’t been far away and could win this, The top weight Pippin trialed well and should be observed in the yard on race day, Mahjong Rose has raced well in recent runs
Race 2 – 1:35PM KANE MCKILL TREE SERVICES AND ASSET ARBOR CLASS 1 HANDICAP (1400 METRES)
Boston Ivy is racing well and should prove hard to beat in this, Jeddah Aheadah is a stayer resuming for a new stable and should be respected over 1400 first up, Little Clanga is always consistent and normally a good price, can sneak a place.
Race 3 – 2:10PM WILSON’S SIGNS BENCHMARK 58 HANDICAP (2200 METRES)
Badge of Gameness was well backed last start and got the money, defiantly one to keep an eye on, Larmour has been racing well, Last Dance ran a good race in provincial Victoria last start,
Race 4 – 2:45PM MITRE 10 SAPPHIRE COAST BENCHMARK 66 HANDICAP (1400 METRES)
Hemmerle has been consistent in Sydney, Bart always runs a good race and raced well last start, Tittaness is coming back in grade.
Race 5 – 3:25PM ROBERT SMITH HOMEMAKERS / SLEEP DOCTOR PAMBULA MAIDEN PLATE (1600 METRES)
Visavis has been consistent and should be fit for this,Lady Juliana keep an eye on Mr Beasley first up over the mile is always hard but hes a horse looking for ground.
Race 6 – 4:05PM CLARK EQUIPMENT BENCHMARK 58 HANDICAP (1600 METRES)
Sarzana generally leads and could prove hard to run down, Mossy Girl worked to the line nice first up and should be fitter, No Doubt Maam was a strong winner here a few starts ago and cant be left out.
Race 7 – 4:40PM COAST ‘N’ COUNTRY SCAFFOLDING AND TRUE FINISH PAINT SERVICES CG&E MAIDEN HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
Eskimo Commander has some nice provincial form, Sugar Pine is knocking on the door, The Senator should be improved and comes out of a strong maiden.
Race 8 – 5:20PM PLEVEY & SON PLUMBING & ROOFING BENCHMARK 58 HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
What a great race to finish the day and Quaddie off with. Onsettling Down should be suited by the 1200 and big track, Halliday Road keeps running places and should be close again, Balonne comes out of a stronger race.
Tips 12-6-5 with an eye on Sonnets first up no 7
Tathra Cup 2nd Jan 2019
Race Day Tips by Rob Tweedie.
Race 1 – 2:18PM TATHRA BEACH HOUSE APARTMENTS BENCHMARK 58 HANDICAP (2208 METRES)
Coolamine has been racing well and should be hard to beat in this one. Dont Shoot hasn’t been far away in the provincials. The Potato Pontiff comes off an easy win last start.
Race 2 – 2:53PM TATHRA BEACH BOWLO TATHRA CUP- BENCHMARK 58 HANDICAP (1008 METRES)
Living Doll is coming back in grade and should be hard to beat. Denman Flyer may appreciate coming back to the 1000m. Newtown is Coming is racing well and should be in the mix.
Race 3 – 3:28PM HEAT 1 SAPPHIRE STAYERS- BENCHMARK 66 HANDICAP- BEGA CUP PRELUDE (1608 METRES)
The Blues Brother is fit and racing well. Balansa has some class. Reliant has been racing well.
Race 4 – 4:03PM KIM POSO PROPERTIES CLASS 1 & MAIDEN PLATE (1608 METRES)
Reign over Me was impressive last start. Bendethera has been consistent in his last couple of runs. Dance Harder Son finds it hard to win but finished strongly last start.
Race 5 – 4:38PM BUILDCERT CLASS 2 HANDICAP (1008 METRES)
Smart Remark and Sunday Hustler both find it hard to win but are never far away. Ninky Nonk should be fitter after his first up run.
Race 6 – 5:13PM LITTLE BOTTLER TATHRA MAIDEN PLATE (1208 METRES)
Boston Ivy races well first up. Heaven on Earth ran a nice race last start. Star Eagle should be watched after a nice trial at Kembla.
Race 7 – 5:50PM ITZ GUNNA B BIG 2 DAY CARNIVAL 2 & 3 FEB MAIDEN PLATE (1408 METRES)
Monegal should be fit third up Luga Lad has had seventeen starts to date and is always in the mix. Star Cash is racing well.
Restaurants Race Day Monday December 3rd
The weather gods are looking after us with just over 20 mm of rain falling in the lead up to race day and some beautiful Spring weather should see the track presented as a soft 5 or a good 4 on Monday the 3rd December.
The fields look great and we should see some competitive racing.
Gates open at 1 pm for our 7 race TAB card. Bookmakers, TAB, kiosk and bar facilities.
Race Day Tips by Rob Tweedie.
Race 1 – 1:50PM EVE O’BRIEN PROPERTIES CLASS 3 HANDICAP (1408 METRES)
A nice even race to start the day off with the local horse Monterey Magic in good form he should be in the lead or right on the speed from the good gate. Reliant is stepping up in distance and i will imagine he will be stalking up close to the speed. Look for Tipta Tantivy late if the speeds on.
Race 2 – 2:25PM TRENDSETTER HAIR STUDIO CLASS 1 HANDICAP (908 METRES)
Nobodys Puppet had strong provincial form coming into last start and blew them away as an odds on favorite. Looks above average. Irish Lucy will be keeping a close eye on the toppie and should have every chance. Silver Comet will be running home but may find this to short.
Race 3 – 3:00PM MERIMBULA AQUARIUM AND WHARF RESTAURANT BENCHMARK 66 HANDICAP (1608 METRES)
Bart could go forward in this after racing back last start and if so might prove hard to run down. Just Dylan has been racing well and should be in the mix. Going Purple is in form and trained at the track.
Race 4 – 3:35PM WATERFRONT CAFE MAIDEN PLATE (1608 METRES)
Gold Touch should push forward and should be be fit, Princess Tabitha raced well last start after setting the speed. Dark Alibi looks like she needs the mile.
Race 5 – 4:10PM VICOLO BENCHMARK 58 HANDICAP (1208 METRES)
This looks a nice race for Fantasy Belle if she can get to the lead from the wide gate she should be hard to run down. Look for Belle Tournure at the business end finishing hard if the speed is on. Kormaddie also likes to lead so there should be genuine pace. Interestingly Kormaddie has won every second start for her last five wins so the pattern suggests not this time. Lets see ? Classic Conquest finds it hard to win but should be in the placings.
Race 6 – 4:45PM ISABELLA FRANCHI MEMORIAL CLASS 1 HANDICAP(SCALED -0.5KG) (1208 METRES)
Ethanicity finds it hard to win but always puts in and could get up in this race. Revitup Rednut looks a progressive horse that worked home nicely in Sydney last start. Trumbo has been ultra consistent, has the good gate and will be on the speed.
Race 7 – 5:20PM BEGA CUP 2 DAY CARNIVAL 2ND & 3RD FEB MAIDEN HANDICAP (1208 METRES)
Throw the dice here with a very strong maiden to finish the day off.
Monegal raced well at Wagga last start and doesnt look far from a win. Tipta Josie ran a bottler out at Gundagai last start in a feature maiden. Moore Euros comes out of the same race and was well supported last start.
Tips 7- 6-4
1 BOMBALA TIMES CL 1 HCP 1208 M
Quideem should set the pace in this after an all the way win at Wagga, Atomic Blast should be up on the pace and Bon Anna should be stalking the speed and have the last crack at them.
2 WON AT MORUYA MDN PTE 1608 M
Gorush Lightning should set the pace in this stepping up to the 1600m, Gold Touch looks ready to win. Sepulchre has ability and could be looking for the 1600m
3 BEGA DISTRICT NEWS BM 74 HCP 1608 M
Athonis should be up on the speed Red Heat is racing well and Diamond Made should be suited by the roomy track.
Tips 1- 5-4
4 BEGA BUY LOCAL MDN PTE 1008 M
Lady Tycoon ran a nice race last start and should be in the mix. Banja Luca is always competitive. Velvet Aeroplane trialed well.
5 EDEN MAGNET BM 58 HCP 1008 M
Looks to be a good lot of speed in this one and i think Trumbo can get a nice run of the speed. Newtown Is Coming got beaten a long way first up he is coming back in grade and could be worth watching. Saycanyousee is always thereabouts
6 DOMAIN MDN HCP 1208 M
Withorn should show speed along with El Neito. Pulla Swifty should be just off the speed.
7 MERIMBULA NEWS WEEKLY BM 58 HCP 1408 M
A nice competitive race to finish off the day and last leg of the quaddie with a few of these horses progressing through the grades. Monterey Magic will set the speed and Sonnets will be finishing hard. Cop a Nip has been competitive in similar class and will be in the mix.
As Boxing Day Races loom large we would like to wish all our friends a happy and safe Christmas.
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Race 1 – 1:45PM GIPPSLAND TYRE SERVICE EDEN & SOUTH COAST TYRES MAIDEN PLATE (908 METRES)
The 3 Halona should prove hard to beat in the first.
Race 2 – 2:20PM BENDIGO BANK PAMBULA CUP BENCHMARK 59 HANDICAP (1008 METRES)
The 2 Annie Time is lightly raced and could give the Osborne stable an early double.
Race 3 – 3:30PM HEFFERNAN LENDING SOLUTIONS CLASS 3 HANDICAP (SCALED – 0.5KG) (1208 METRES)
The 2 Beaut Bopa has been racing well and the big track should suit.
Race 4 – 4:05PM HOTONDO HOMES MIRADOR & COLOR CRAFT KITCHENS MAIDEN PLATE (1208 METRES)
The 4 Melly Moon is close to a win and this race looks suitable.
Race 5 – 4:45PM PAMBULA LITTLE BOTTLER CLASS 1 HANDICAP (SCALED + 0.5KG) (1608 METRES)
The 4 Depreciation looks like it runs the 1600 out and should be fit.
Restaurants Race Day Monday 4th December.
Melbourne Cup Day
Race 1 – 1:00PM GHA SAPPHIRE COAST MAIDEN PLATE (908 METRES)
Tip – 1 BATTLESCAR
Race 2 – 1:40PM COMPLEAT ANGLER AND CAMPING WORLD MERIMBULA CLASS 2 PLATE (1408 METRES)
Tip – 1 CLIFF
Race 3 – 2:15PM MERIMBULA REALTY MAIDEN PLATE (1608 METRES)
Tip – 3 PLUCKA PONY
Race 4 – 3:30PM ITI THE DESIGN PINE BENCHMARK 53 HANDICAP (1608 METRES)
Tip – 2 SMILING AT SHADOWS
Race 5 – 4:15PM ROBERT SMITH HOMEMAKERS/THE SLEEP DOCTOR PAMBULA BENCHMARK 50 HANDICAP (1208 METRES)
Tip – 2 RUSHMAN
Spring Race Day 2nd November
Race 1 – 2:10PM SOUTH COAST GOLF TOURS MAIDEN PLATE (1600 METRES)
The toppie Bills My Boy should look like Winx in this race and be simply to good. Tip 1
Race 2 – 2:45PM BEGA DISTRICT NEWS OPEN HANDICAP (1600 METRES)
There was money for Black Chevalier first up and the mile should suit on the big track. Tip 4
Race 3 – 3:20PM DOMAIN MAIDEN PLATE (1000 METRES) Harriets Jewel should be to good for these. Tip 9
Race 4 – 3:55PM BOMBALA TIMES BENCHMARK 61 HANDICAP (1000 METRES)
First leg of the quaddie should see JORGEUS race well after having one run in from a freshen up, YAMA MAGIC has had two runs in and likes this track, Look for DENMAN FLYER late. Tips 1-7-8
Race 5 – 4:35PM MERIMBULA NEWS WEEKLY BENCHMARK 60 HANDICAP (1400 METRES)
CHEROKEE WARRIOR looks the logical choice in this one with BRIMSTONE and FLASH MAGIC both place chances. Tips 1-2-5
Race 6 – 5:10PM EDEN MAGNET CLASS 1 HANDICAP(SCALED -1.0KG) (1200 METRES)
INCH PERFECT showed some form when last in work and if this horse has matured she should win a few this campaign, GOLDMINE is lightly raced and showed enough last campaign, DASHING DUNCAN finds it hard to win but is fit and always competitive. Tips 2-3-7
Race 7 – 5:45PM STONYVALE HOLSTEINS PTY LTD MAIDEN HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
THE REVENANT is close to a win and should prove hard to beat in the last, HAJDUK is ultra consistent and A CUT ABOVE showed enough at his first race start to be a chance. Tips 4-5-1
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Race 2 – 1:40PM SAILS REAL ESTATE BENCHMARK 54 HANDICAP (SCALED -0.5KG) (1000 METRES)
Race 3 – 2:15PM BUILDCERT CONSULTANTS CLASS 1 HANDICAP (SCALED – 1.0KG) (1200 METRES)
Race 4 – 2:50PM GJ GARDNER HOMES BENCHMARK 59 HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
Race 5 – 3:25PM MERIMBULA’S MAGIC MOUNTAIN MAIDEN HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
Race 6 – 4:05PM MCDONALDS MERIMBULA AND BEGA CLASS 2 HANDICAP (SCALED + 2.0KG) (1400 METRES)
Race 7 – 4:45PM MERIMBULA RSL CLUB MERIMBULA CUP (1600 METRES)
Race 8 – 5:25PM GOODALLS QUALITY MEATS MERIMBULA CLASS 1 & MAIDEN PLATE (1600 METRES)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Race 7, Prying was a nice second on debut and should go on with the job here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
R1 Monaro Wool Services / Schute Bell Badgery Lumby MDN HCP 1400 M
1 IDEAL EXPRESS to win from 2 DANCE HARDER SON and 5 DISHY DOUGR2 Merimbula Jazz Festival 2YO & 3YO MAIDEN PLATE (1200 METRES)
8 HINCHIN’ A RIDE to win from 9 KENTUCKY ANGEL and 4 MIRRABOOKAR3 Momsen Motors CL 2 HCP 1200 M
1 KINGMANDU to win from 2 ROCK ON ZARIZ and 4 AKIKO GOLDR4 Diamondgrid BM 55 HCP 1000 M
Let’s go Racing at the Sapphire Coast Turf Club – The Jewel of Country Racing!!!
May 1st Far South Coast Clubs Race Day
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
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
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.
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.