Daily Racing Tips – Saturday, January 1

Randwick-Kensington: Race 7 (4pm AEDT)
No. 4 Dragonstone

Dragonstone simply doesn’t know how to run a bad race, and he’ll take plenty of beating at Randwick-Kensington this afternoon.

The Mikki Isle gelding has recorded two wins and three minors from five career starts, and he put paid to them at Kembla Grange when resuming this time before finishing second behind the talented Bacchanalia at Randwick second-up.

He’ll enjoy further improvement into this contest and can win again.

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Doomben: Race 7 (4:48pm AEDT)
No. 2 Tiger Heart

I’m going to give Tiger Heart another chance when he steps out in the Vo Rogue Plate this afternoon.

Tiger Heart has been a great horse for the Gollan stable since making his debut, recording two wins and three minors from just seven career starts.

Each of his first two back this time were eye-catching, and while he was a little flat in the Gold Edition Plate a fortnight ago, he steps out this week in peak order, and we can have an each-way play at around the $9 mark.

Flemington: Race 8 (5pm AEDT)
No. 8 Second Slip

Second Slip takes winning form into the Chester Manifold Stakes, and this looks a lovely feature race for him.

The Alamosa gelding has returned some excellent performances throughout a long and busy prep, placing in black type company and beating home many of these rivals at this track and trip last time.

He’s rock-hard fit, the booking of Jamie Kah certainly doesn’t hinder his chances of winning, and he looks a bit of value at current odds.

Doomben: Race 9 (6:08pm AEDT)
No. 4 Isotope

She hasn’t been seen at the races since April, but Isotope is a quality mare, and I am confident that she can make a winning return in the Nudgee Stakes.

The daughter of Deep Field was a resounding favourite for the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas last year before unfortunately dropping the rider in transit, and she returned two impressive autumn efforts in Sydney.

She’s had the benefit of a trial in the lead-up to this and she looks primed to strike.