Daily Racing Tips – Tuesday, January 8

Yarra Valley: Race 1 (1:30pm AEDT)
No. 2 Khalon

Khalon has only made one appearance at the races so far, but he stamped himself as a horse to follow after a fair effort on debut and looks the one to beat in the first at Yarra Valley this afternoon. The four-year-old took up the running first-up last month and was entitled to weaken late, but he still hit the line well to finish a half-head third and will improve from the experience. Another crack at 1200m looks ideal and he can go straight to the lead again from an inside draw.

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Orange: Race 1 (1:40pm AEDT)
No. 1 Bulletson

Bulletson has not been seen competitively since September, but he typically runs well fresh and strikes a very winnable race at Orange this afternoon. The Bullet Train gelding stamped himself as a horse to follow when he easily broke his maiden on debut last January, and he continued to perform well as trainer Bjorn Baker raised the bar. He’s trialled well in the lead-up to this race and will be tough to beat.

Orange: Race 4 (3:25pm AEDT)
No. 1 All Too Good

All Too Good is a fifteen-start maiden but on exposed form, he does look the one to beat in the fourth at Orange today. The son of All Too Hard was a strong and consistent performer last time without securing an elusive win and finished outside the places only twice in eight starts. He’s had the benefit of a Warwick Farm trial and can fight out the finish.

Cessnock: Race 4 (3:50pm AEDT)
No. 3 More Chilli

More Chilli is yet to finish outside of the places during his racing career so far and simply will not be offered a better opportunity to the winning stall than he finds today. The Sizzling gelding was a smart winner at Newcastle first-up and has since finished third at his two most-recent appearances. He’ll appreciate what looks a step back in class from those races and he is rock-hard fit for this afternoon’s assignment.