Daily Racing Tips – Thursday, January 31

Scone: Race 3 (2:25pm AEDT)
No. 4 Rekindled Force

Rekindled Force failed to fire at Cessnock first-up but boasts decent second-up form and strikes a very winnable race at Scone this afternoon. The Redoute’s Choice gelding stormed home to win with complete ease over 1200m at Newcastle in his first second-up tilt in 2017 and he simply didn’t have conditions to suit last time out. With improvement, he is good enough to return to winning form today.

Werribee: Race 1 (2:30pm AEDT)
No. 5 Sovereign Love

Sovereign Love has finished second a each of her three most-recent starts and won’t be offered a better opportunity to break her maiden than she finds at Werribee this afternoon. The daughter of Congrats has continued to improve with racing and has finished a short nose behind the winner at her two latest appearances. She can go forward from the rails draw today and will give them something to chase.  

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Werribee: Race 4 (4pm AEDT)
No. 1 Fast Stepping

Fast Stepping will carry winning form into the fourth at Werribee today and looks beautifully placed to make it two in a row. The Fighting Sun gelding stamped himself as a horse to follow with a couple of decent efforts during his debut preparation but took up the running first-up at Geelong this time and never appeared in doubt. He’ll only improve from the run and can emulate the same tactics from barrier 2.

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Scone: Race 8 (5:30pm AEDT)
No. 8 Love For Willow

Love For Willow has not been seen at the races since July, but she is a horse with plenty of ability and looks over the odds at her current price ($12 at publish). The Denman mare resumed for just one start in winter but ran on well to finish a close-up second and a repeat of that effort would see her in the finish again today. Robert Thompson is a bonus and she’s been charged with carrying only 54kgs.