2021 Sheila Gwynne Classic Day Tips & Preview

We’ll be treated to another exciting card in the nation’s west on Saturday and the Listed Sheila Gwynne Classic headlines the program.

I’ve run the rule over every galloper, and you can find my complete 2021 Sheila Gwynne Classic Day tips below.

Bluestone Maiden (1500m) – 1:48pm AEST
No. 2 Platinum Label

Platinum Label will enjoy good improvement from his competitive fresh run and looks ready to break his maiden at Ascot on Saturday.

The Trade Fair gelding has made two career trips to the races for two third placings, but he was less than half a length from the winner last time, and a win looks to be just around the corner.

Westspeed Platinum Handicap (1800m) – 2:23pm AEST
No. 4 Blackwater Bay

Blackwater Bay hasn’t been seen at the races since October, but he is a horse with a fair amount of ability, and he can make a winning return under William Pike.

The Blackfriars gelding found form around some quality gallopers during his debut prep last year and returned in October for a hit-and-run third over a mile here at Ascot.

Adam Durrant’s decision to launch his campaign over 1800m suggests that the horse is quite forward and I am happy to have something on him this weekend.

RSLWA Trophy (1000m) – 2:59pm AEST
No Bet

There isn’t much form to divulge ahead of Race 3 and there are several debutants prominent in the market.

I am happy to stay out of this one from a betting perspective.

Listed Sheila Gwynne Classic (1400m) – 3:39pm AEST
No. 3 Tycoon Storm

Tycoon Storm has opened a firm favourite in Sheila Gwynne Classic betting and it’s not hard to see why.

The Lindsay Smith-trained mare has been a good horse since making her debut and enters this race with a 15-8:1:2 record.

She is undefeated this time in, having won a couple of easier races at this track and distance and this looks the perfect feature race for her.

Morley Growers Market Handicap (1400m) – 4:18pm AEST
No. 2 Kaptain Kaos

Kaptain Kaos has gone to another level this prep and can record another win on Sheila Gwynne Classic Day.

The Demerit gelding broke his maiden at Bunbury when resuming and has continued to improve with racing and as the bar has been raised.

Fitter fourth-up and from an inside draw, I can’t find a reason why he won’t be in the finish again.

Vale Russell Woods Handicap (1000m) – 5pm AEST
No. 7 Panzdown

Panzdown recorded a soft win at the midweeks when resuming and can continue his rise through the grades at Ascot on Saturday.

The Panzer Division gelding has always hinted at ability, but his resuming effort this time suggested he’s finally starting to put everything together.

Amelia Park Handicap (1400m) – 5:37pm AEST
No. 6 Creator

Creator will take winning form into the seventh at Ascot on Saturday and looks well placed to make it two in a row.

The four-year-old son of Redoute’s Choice has continued to improve with each of his three starts since joining the Gangemi’s team this time, culminating in a lovely win in a very similar race here last time out.

He looks to be at peak fitness and can win again.

Diggers Cup (1800m) – 6:17pm AEST
No. 8 Marocchino

Marocchino looks beautifully placed to score again under William Pike on Saturday.

The Maschino gelding has been up and racing for some time, but he is clearly in top gear, and he has won each of his last two in style, including the Albany Cup last time out.

He is drawn a peach and will take a power of beating once more.

Crown Perth Handicap (1600m) – 6:55pm AEST
No. 4 Tinsnip

Tinsnip has been racing in competitive form recently and hopefully, he can send us home a winner on Sheila Gwynne Classic Day.

Tinsnip has missed placing just once in five starts back this time and he has found form around some above-average gallopers.

Pike jumps back into the saddle and will launch from barrier 2.