Daily Racing Tips – Friday, August 24

Murwillumbah: Race 1 (12:30pm)
No. 3 Vivid Pink

Vivid Pink is dropping back in class from a Highway Handicap at Randwick into the opening race at Murwillumbah this afternoon and can return to winning form. The Sebring mare has returned to racing in smart form this time and ran on well through traffic to finish fourth first-up at Ipswich, before running third over 1400m on the Gold Coast and winning at Grafton. She’ll have to contend with smart stable mate Mother To Race Her today, but she is rock-hard fit and ready to fire.

Ipswich: Race 3 (2:27pm)
No. 3 Our Jamaica

Our Jamaica has been racing extremely well recently and should be winning at Ipswich this afternoon. The Mossman mare won over 1200m at the Sunshine Coast four runs back and has since finished fifth in a Doomben Saturday sprint and second in a pair of talent-rich 1200m on the Sunshine Coast, both of which were strong than today’s race. Jeff Lloyd is obviously a big bonus and the horse is drawn ideally in barrier 3.

Bendigo: Race 6 (3:30pm)
No. 9 Fake

Fake has not been seen at the races since January, but he is a horse with decent ability and can return to winning form this afternoon. The son of Sepoy was a smart winner over 1000m on debut at Gosford in November, before an impressive performance for third in a 1100m sprint at Caulfield. He was last seen finishing off well for third down the Flemington straight and has since been gelded. He has the speed to overcome a wide draw and should be fighting out the finish.

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Murwillumbah: Race 6 (3:35pm)
No. 2 Lucky Tom

Lucky Tom is a horse with decent ability and on his day, is capable of winning a race like the Murwillumbah Newmarket. A black type winner earlier in his career, Lucky Tom resumed this time in a 1200m race at Doomben and was fair to the line for fifth. With natural improvement, the son of Lucky Owners can find a position close to the pace again and will give them something to chase. I wouldn’t want him a lot shorter, but he’s worth consideration for an each-way bet at his current price ($11 at the time of publish).