Daily Dogs – Tuesday, December 31

Healesville: Race 5 (12:35pm AEDT)
No. 2 Shirdale Tom

Shirdale Tom has continued to improve with racing recently and will relish a drop in class at Healesville this afternoon. The son of Magic Sprite has returned several pleasing efforts down the straight and there was a lot to like about the way he hit the line for second here last Friday. With even luck, it looks his to lose.

Healesville: Race 7 (1:14pm AEDT)
No. 8 Keisha's Boy

This looks a race in two between Keisha’s Boy and Zipping Afro, but the former loves racing on the outside of his rivals and I think that will prove the difference today. The son of Bomber Jack mustered a big turn of foot to win at this track and distance and from this draw two back, before another smart effort in a tougher race when third last time out.

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Healesville: Race 12 (2:41pm AEDT)
No. 1 Diamond White

Diamond White was a stunning winner here last week and a repeat of that performance would see her winning again. The daughter of Cosmic Rumble rarely runs a bad race, but her last effort was particularly eye catching and she can stay away from interference jumping from Box 1.

Ipswich: Race 10 (6:59pm AEDT)
No. 4 Townson Beach

Townson Beach has been a strong and consistent performer recently and looms as the one to beat in the last at Ipswich this evening. The son of Cosmic Rumble hasn’t missed a place at his last four starts, winning on two occasions including an impressive performance at this track and distance last week. He’ll have the benefit of an empty box on his inside and will take beating.