Daily Racing Tips – Saturday, February 1

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Caulfield: Race 3 (1:45pm AEDT)
No. 4 High Bridge

High Bridge returned to winning form with a dominant effort at Flemington a fortnight ago and looks well placed to make it two in a row at Caulfield today. The Monsun gelding has enjoyed good improvement each time that he has stepped out this preparation, and he was far too good for a decent field of stayers fourth-up. This race is no harder and the horse will retain the services of Dwayne Dunn.

Caulfield: Race 7 (4:10pm AEDT)
No. 2 Dalasan

Dalasan hasn’t been seen at the races since Derby Day, but he is yet to taste anything but success when fresh and can made a winning return in this afternoon’s Neds Manfred Stakes. The Dalakhani colt hasn’t run a bad race since debuting, recording five wins and two minors from only eight starts, and he was a standout in a good crop of three-year-olds during the spring. There are a few good ones engaged for a start in this race, but I simply cannot look past this horse’s first-up record. I thought the $2.90 put up when the market opened was an excellent price.

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Randwick: Race 9 (5:50pm AEDT)
No. 9 River Bird

River Bird resumed with a decent effort to fill the minors in a similar race to this at Rosehill a fortnight ago, and she can go on with the job today at a lovely price ($10 at publish). The Epaulette mare was a strong and consistent performer for the Coyle stable last time in and recorded three-consecutive wins in Saturday metro company most notably. She’s drawn well with a very manageable 55.5kgs in tow.

Eagle Farm: Race 8 (6:02pm AEDT)
No. 7 Femme Fireball

Femme Fireball will enjoy good improvement into her second campaign start and is primed to win the penultimate at Eagle Farm today, at a price ($6.50 at publish). The Rob Heathcote-trained mare has recorded six wins from only eighteen career starts so far and resumed from a lengthy spell to filly the minors in BM90 company here a fortnight ago. With even luck, she can fight out the finish.