Daily Racing Tips – Saturday, July 13

Caulfield: Race 4 (12:55pm)
No. 2 Morrissy

This is a tougher race for Morrissy, but I’m a fan of this horse and I think that he can make it two in a row today.  The Leon & Troy Corstens-trained colt has won two of his three most-recent starts, including a talent-rich sprint at Sandown last time out. He’s rock-hard fit and with even luck (this is his first crack at 1400m), he will be fighting out the finish.

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Rosehill: Race 5 (1:50pm)
No. 3 Spiritual Pursuit

Spiritual Pursuit was a dominant winner last time out and looks beautifully placed to make it two in a row at Rosehill this afternoon. The Snitzel filly ran on to finish second behind Wagner in a BM78 race here first-up, before recording an easy win over 1000m at Randwick last time out. She’s harbours further improvement and is drawn a peach in barrier 5. She opened at $6 and has already received plenty of interest, but will take a power of beating, so I’m still more than happy to be with her at the shorter price.

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Rosehill: Race 7 (3:10pm)
No. 3 New Tipperary

The Joe Pride-trained New Tipperary will take wholesale improvement into his second campaign target and looks a live each-way chance at an excellent price ($14 at publish). There was a lot to like about the way that he worked home to finish third in the Listed Civic Stakes first-up and he is a horse that typically improves sharply with a run under his belt. He’s drawn well with in-form hoop Tim Clark booked to ride and can fight out the finish.

Doomben: Race 8 (4:02pm)
No. 14 Pippie

Pippie hasn’t been seen at the races since August, but she showed outstanding ability during a short debut prep and can make a winning return at Doomben today. The Written Tycoon filly stamped herself as one to watch with a dominant win at Cranbourne on debut, before running a close-up second in a talent-rich race at The Valley. She was last seen finished midfield in Group 3 company and has trialled well in the lead-up to this. The $3 on offer at publish looks a nice price.