Six Nations 2019: Owen Farrell primed to shine for hungry England

The 2018 Six Nations was one to forget for England and Eddie Jones but Owen Farrell can be crucial in a bid for vengeance. England headed into last year’s competition on the back of consecutive Six Nations triumphs, having only been denied a second straight Grand Slam by a final-weekend defeat to Ireland. But that status as pre-tournament favorite proved well wide […]

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Race-by-race preview and tips for Wyong on Sunday

He’s back: Tough Larry (blue silks) is well placed for a winning return at Wyong today.Credit:AAP Form has been done for  a good track. Race 1 – 1:20PM THE SEA FM SHOWSTOPPER CG&E MAIDEN HANDICAP (1000 METRES) The last time we saw 1. Temple Run he ran second to Les Bridge’s smart mare Seasons, only beaten1.3 lengths at Warwick Farm. […]

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Race-by-race tips and preview for Tamworth on Thursday

Showcase meeting. Track Soft 5 and rail true so should play fairly even. Possible downgrade with some rain. RACE 1 – 1.20PM: MERCURE TAMWORTH CLASS 3 SHOWCASE HANDICAP (1000m) Weighting game: Legendofoz, right, will be under a big impost when he contests the penultimate race at Tamworth on Thursday.Credit:Max Mason-Hubers Even and competitive affair. Mudgee gelding 3. Bel Diablo hasn’t […]

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Race-by-race preview and tips for Cowra on Sunday

Track is a good 3 for cup day on a true rail, so should play fairly even Race 1 MAIDEN PLATE (1375m)  Tricky maiden to start. Hawkesbury filly 11. Rose Of War disappointed at Moruya, but still worked home okay from a mile back. Should position a little closer here and improves back on top of the ground. Dangers: One […]

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Race-by-race tips and preview for Orange on Tuesday

Showers increasing so track likely to slip into soft range, with rail true, so on-pace early before levelling out. RACE 1 – 1.40PM: ON-TRAC AG CG&E BENCHMARK 58 HANDICAP (1280m) Not much between this lot, so wider exotics in play. Sticking with last-start Bathurst winner 4. Attilius which before that was close-up in a stronger BM66 on Mudgee Cup day. […]

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Race-by-race tips and preview for Dubbo on Monday

Track Good 4, with Rail out 3m from 900m-400m, then True the remainder, so pattern will be crucial. Race 1 MAIDEN HCP (1010m) Several debutants from leading regional stables on show. Nicely bred Mudgee 4YO 2. Healing Hands (I Am Invincible x Miss Alberta by Magic Albert) has taken a long time to get to the races, but recent Scone […]

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Race-by-race tips and preview for Mudgee on Friday

RACE 1 – 1.43PM: ROBERT OATLEY 3YO MAIDEN SHOWCASE PLATE (1100m) Competitive maiden with many first starters, out of the raced brigade the Bjorn Baker-trained 2. Perigord looks the one to beat, coming off a nice debut at Kembla over 1000m where the colt jumped quick to lead and condition told late, with that run under its belt and the […]

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Race-by-race tips and preview for Tamworth on Monday

Weather fine, track Good 4 with the rail true, so should play fairly even until off-speed takes over later in the day. Race 1 – 1.20PM THREAD EFFECTS BENCHMARK 66 HANDICAP (1600 METRES) Small but competitive field. Local mare 1. Pomme La Belle was unlucky last start hitting the line hard at Armidale after an interrupted run and is ready […]

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Race-by-race preview and tips for Muswellbrook

Tricky read with the rail out 6m from 1000m to the 300m into a Cut/Away. Track likely to improve to a Soft 5. Race 1 – 1.20PM MELBOURNE CUP DAY @ MUSWELLBROOK MAIDEN HANDICAP (900 METRES) A scamper to start and that suits local mare and debutante 2. La Loi who has plenty of natural gate speed and was a dominant […]

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