Daily Dogs – Sunday, February 28

Albion Park: Race 5 (7:06pm AEDT)
No. 6 Hop Along Travis

Hop Along Travis has returned some lovely efforts since debuting and looks the runner to beat in the fifth at Albion Park tonight.

He is in fact yet to return a bad performance and enters this with a record of three wins and a placing from just five starts.

He has had two starts from Box 6 previously for as many wins and with luck, I can’t find a reason why he won’t be in the finish again.

Albion Park: Race 7 (7:49pm AEDT)
Same Race Multi

Classy Zoro has found peak condition and looks the runner to beat again in Race 7 at Albion Park tonight.

The son of Fernando Bale stripped fitter with a few fair efforts earlier this prep, but has won four of his last five starts including three in succession, leading into this race.

I’m going to select him as the winner in a Same Race Multi and build out my bet with Kenny Sure Can running into the first three and Cool Change finishing in the first four.

Our Same Race Multi selections are:

  • 7 Classy Zoro (Win)
  • 2 Kenny Sure Can (Top 3)
  • 4 Cool Change (Top 4)
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Albion Park: Race 8 (8:24pm AEDT)
No. 1 Ringbark Road

Ringbark Road will take winning form into the eighth at Albion Park tonight and is primed to win again.

The talented son of Fernando Bale rarely returns a poor effort but his last two, both at this track and distance, have been particularly impressive.

He is drawn to receive the gun run and is my best bet on the program.

Albion Park: Race 9 (8:49pm AEDT)
No. 1 Fabthor

Fabthor is another runner whose claims on winning at Albion Park tonight have been enhanced by an ideal draw.

The son of Fabregas charged in to score easily at Bundaberg two back and filled the minors of a similar race to this one last time, having left from Box 4.

He can go forward tonight and will be tough to catch over the 331m.

Daily Dogs – Saturday, February 27

The Meadows: Race 4 (7:46pm AEDT)
Same Race Multi

Lalina has gone to a new level recently and strikes another winnable race at The Meadows tonight.

The daughter of Barcia Bale rarely runs a bad race, and she has won each of her last three in impressive fashion.

I’m going to select her as the winner in a Same Race Multi and build out my bet with Hill Top Jack running into the first three and Well Grounded running into the first four.

Our Same Race Multi selections are:

  • 2 Lalina (Win)
  • 1 Hill Top Jack (Top 3)
  • 5 Well Ground (Top 4)
The Meadows: Race 5 (8:10pm AEDT)
No. 7 Aston Rupee

Aston Rupee has been flying since debuting and can record another win in the Country Championship Final at The Meadows tonight.

The son of KC And All has made only six appearances at the races so far but could hardly have been more impressive, recording four wins and two placings.

His form from out wide has been good and with a clear passage, I can’t find a reason why he won’t be in the finish again.

The Meadows: Race 7 (8:45pm AEDT)
No. 1 It's My Party

It’s My Party is drawn to get the gun run in Race 7 at The Meadows tonight and will take plenty of beating.

The daughter of Mepunga Blazer recorded consecutive wins in decent company two and three starts back, and she simply never got into the contested behind the talented Zack Monelli last time out.

She’s rock-hard fit and this looks a far more appropriate race for her.

The Meadows: Race 9 (9:37pm AEDT)
No. 7 Tiggerlong Tonk

Tiggerlong Tonk is one of the country’s best chasers and he’ll take plenty of beating in tonight’s Group 1 Australian Cup Final.

The son of Dyna Double One has enjoyed a glittering racing career and enters this race off the back of a smart win in his heat.

He’ll get a nice cart into the race from out wide and with even luck, he’ll be hard to hold out.

Daily Dogs – Friday, February 26

Richmond: Race 3 (7:57pm AEDT)
No. 8 Zipping Kyrgios

Zipping Kyrgios has been outstanding this campaign and looks the one to beat in the first Richmond Derby Heat tonight.

The son of Aussie Infrared hasn’t finished worse than second at his last eight starts and has certainly gone to a new level recently, winning his last three.

He has been good from wide draws previously and I’m happy to stick with him here.

Richmond: Race 4 (8:19pm AEDT)
Same Race Multi

Wow has well and truly lived up to his name recently and he will take a power of beating in the second Richmond Derby Heat.

The classy son of Fernando Bale goes not know how to run a bad race, and he recorded consecutive wins in Group 1 company two and three starts back.

There isn’t much value left in his quote, so I am instead going to select him as the winner in a Same Race Multi and build out my ticket with both Utah Express and Romantic Storm running into the first four.

Our Same Race Multi selections are:

  • 6 Wow (Win)
  • 3 Utah Surprise (Top 4)
  • No 8 Romantic Storm (Top 4)
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Richmond: Race 7 (9:19pm AEDT)
No. 6 Emmy's Shark

Heat 2 for the Richmond Oaks looks to be one of the more open contests of the night, and Emmy’s Shark has claims on winning at a lovely price ($7.50 at publish).

The daughter of Fernando Bale has enjoyed a lovely start to her racing career and has recorded four wins and two placings from her seven starts.

She’ll need some luck from Box 6, but she definitely has the ability with a clear run.

Richmond: Race 9 (9:57pm AEDT)
No. 3 Super Estrella

Super Estrella is chasing a hat-trick of wins when she contests the fourth Richmond Oaks Heat and she looks good to pull it off.

The daughter of Fernando Bale has been a model of consistency since debuting, but her last two efforts have been particularly impressive.

With a clear run tonight, I think she’ll be winning.

Daily Dogs – Thursday, February 25

Sandown Park: Race 5 (8:04pm AEDT)
No. 7 Jungle Deuce

Classy New South Welshman Jungle Deuce will have his first look at the Victorian way of going tonight, and I’m confident he’ll be winning.

The son of Barcia Bale has made just five appearances at the races since debuting in January but simply could not have been more impressive, winning each in dominant fashion.

The wide box shouldn’t be anything of an issue; he has won from 7 on two occasions previously and with even luck, he’ll be in the finish.

Sandown Park: Race 7 (8:46pm AEDT)
No. 2 Silken

Silken has been nothing short of luckless recently, but she looks to be suited to the conditions of Race 7 at Sandown Park tonight and I’m happy to give her another chance.

The daughter of Barcia Bale charged home to score an impressive win in slick time at Geelong late last month, but she has run into trouble early in each of her last three starts and simply never got into the contest.

She can use her box speed to take up the running from an inside draw tonight and she will take catching.

Sandown Park: Race 8 (9:10pm AEDT)
No. 8 Zipping Sultan

Zipping Sultan has won every time that he has stepped onto the Sandown Park 515m course and he can keep alive that record in Race 8 tonight.

Zipping Sultan simply couldn’t run a bad race earlier in his prep, and while he was undone by poor luck two and three starts back, he stormed home from Box 6 to finish a close-up second behind Party Lights last time out.

Returning to his pet conditions is obviously ideal and he can return to winning form.

Sandown Park: Race 11 (10:08pm AEDT)
No. 1 Stiff Wind

Stiff Wind is drawn to get the gun run at Sandown Park tonight and looks the runner to beat in Race 11.

The son of Cosmic Rumble has produced plenty of eye-catching efforts this campaign and was unlucky to be pipped late by the talented Omega Tyson here last week.

He shouldn’t have to do as much early work this week and that should convert into a better performance.

Daily Dogs – Wednesday, February 24

Wentworth Park: Race 5 (8:28pm AEDT)
No. 2 Convoluted

Convoluted has clearly found peak condition and strikes another winnable race at Wentworth Park tonight.

The daughter of Fernando Bale hasn’t missed placing at her last eight starts but has been particularly devastating recently, winning each of her last three.

She can go straight to the lead and will give them something to chase.

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Wentworth Park: Race 7 (9:05pm AEDT)
No. 5 Due West

Due West has found form around some quality chasers recently and looks up to winning Race 7 at Wentworth Park tonight.

The son of Fernando Bale has missed placing only once in his last eight appearances and was unlucky not to record a win under almost identical conditions here two starts back.

There doesn’t look to be too much speed drawn inside and with even luck, he can win.

Wentworth Park: Race 8 (9:25pm AEDT)
No. 2 Light And Lily

I concede that Miss Granger will be tough to beat, but Light And Lily is drawn to receive a lovely run and looks the value in Race 8.

Light And Lily was rewarded for her building form with a dominant win at Dapto last week, and a repeat of that effort would see her extremely difficult to beat again.

Wentworth Park: Race 10 (10:05pm AEDT)
No. 2 Happy Dash

Happy Dash has been racing in terrific form and looks to have every chance again at Wentworth Park tonight.

The son of Keybow took a few to get going earlier in his campaign, but has won three of his last four, including a particularly eye-catching effort in slick time at The Gardens, last time out.

If he steps well, he’ll be right in the finish again.

Daily Dogs – Tuesday, February 23

Gosford: Race 5 (8:21pm AEDT)
Same Race Multi

Meat Pie Hero is drawn to get the gun run in Race 5 at Gosford tonight and can return to winning form.

He doesn’t win out of turn, but he has raced well and found form around some quality chasers recently, and he probably won’t be offered a better opportunity than this.

I’m going to select him as the winner in a Same Race Multi and build out my bet with Aspen Park running into the first three and On The Bus the first four.

Our Same Race Multi selections are:

  • 1 Meat Pie Hero (Win)
  • 4 Aspen Park (Top 3)
  • 5 On The Bus (Top 4)
Gosford: Race 7 (9:05pm AEDT)
No. 1 Montanna Keeping

Montanna Keeping will take plenty of beating in the seventh at Gosford tonight.

The daughter of Flying Fired Up has been racing well in strong company this campaign and was last seen flashing home from a central box to finish second at this track and distance.

She can go straight to the lead from the inside draw tonight and will be tough to catch.

Gosford: Race 8 (9:29pm AEDT)
No. 2 Guy Incognito

Guy Incognito is another runner whose chance of winning tonight have been enhanced by an inside draw.

The son of La Grand Logie doesn’t win out of turn, but he also rarely runs a bad race, and ran home well to finish second behind Brockie Road at The Gardens last time.

He can navigate to a nice spot in transit and will be hard to hold out.

Gosford: Race 9 (9:53pm AEDT)
No. 5 Lika Keroma

Like Keroma has only made three appearances at the races so far, but he is clearly a chaser of ability and he can record another win at Gosford tonight.

The son of Dyna Double One was an impressive winner on debut before placing second-up, missing the jump and never getting into the contest last time out.

He’ll take further improvement into this race and can continue his rise through the grades.

Daily Dogs – Monday, February 22

Ballarat: Race 4 (4:14pm)
No. 1 Riverdale Tommy

Riverdale Tommy loves the 390m at Ballarat where he’s found the money in seven of his 16 starts.

The son of Banjo Boy has the inside draw working to his favour, and providing he steps well, should be doing his best work late.

Ballarat: Race 7 (5:10pm)
No. 7 Al’s Vixen

Al’s Vixen looks extremely tough to beat with three wins to her name over the track and trip.

The three-year-old owns a handy 22.16 PB at this venue, while she also won by over 10 lengths over this trip at Warrnambool four runs back.

The scratching of Silver Destroyer is an added bonus.

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Ballarat: Race 8 (5:29pm)
No. 7 South East Queen

South East Queen is capable of leading all the way with plenty of early speed to burn.

The daughter of Dyna Double won well over shorter at Geelong two runs back and also owns a 25.66 PB over this track and trip.

Daily Dogs – Sunday, February 21

Albion Park: Race 6 (7:47pm AEDT)
No. 8 Hop Along Travis

Hop Along Travis is seeking a hat-trick of wins when he steps out in the sixth at Albion Park tonight, and he looks well placed to do it.

The son of Fernando Bale has only made four appearances at the races so far, but he is clearly a runner of ability and has won three times.

He’s only improving with experience and with even luck from the wide box, he can win again.

Albion Park: Race 8 (8:30pm AEDT)
No. 3 Special Hope

Special Hope has returned some lovely efforts since debuting and strikes a winnable race at Albion Park tonight.

The daughter of Magic Sprite has had seven trips to the races for three wins and two minors, and has found form around some notable chasers.

She can go forward from box 3 and will be tough to catch.

Albion Park: Race 9 (8:51pm AEDT)
No. 7 Classy Zoro

Classy Zoro looks to have found top gear and can record another win at Albion Park tonight.

The son of Fernando Bale rarely runs a bad race but has definitely gone to another level recently, winning three of his last four and finishing second on the other occasion.

His form from out wide is good and he boasts a class edge over these rivals.

Daily Dogs – Saturday, February 20

The Meadows: Race 5 (7:58pm AEDT)
No. 7 Fernando Cazz

Fernando Cazz has been outstanding this campaign and looks the one to beat in Heat 2 for the Australian Cup.

The daughter of Fernando Bale simply doesn’t know how to run a bad race, and she has won six of her last eight starts, including the Group 1 Rookie Rebel last time out.

With even luck from out wide, I can’t find a reason why she won’t be in the finish again.

The Meadows: Race 6 (8:18pm AEDT)
No. 4 Wow

Wow has gone to another level recently and is the runner to beat again in Race 6 at The Meadows tonight.

The son of Fernando Bale has won each of his last eight starts in impressive fashion, including two Group 1 races most recently.

Like Fernando Cazz, he needs only even luck to be winning again.

The Meadows: Race 7 (8:40pm AEDT)
No. 5 Tommy Shelby

Group 1 winner Tommy Shelby can win passage through to next week’s Australian Cup Final by taking out Heat 4 tonight.

Tommy Shelby has been typically excellent throughout his campaign and has found form around some of the country’s best chasers.

He has good form across the board and can fight out the finish once more.

The Meadows: Race 8 (9:03pm AEDT)
No. 7 Shima Shine

Star chaser Shima Shine will contest Heat 5 and can also win his way into next weekend’s final.

Shima Shine has won five of his last eight starts including the Group 1 Gold Bullion in Brisbane two starts back.

He has a class edge over his rivals and with appropriate luck, he too will be hard to beat.

Daily Dogs – Friday, February 19

Richmond: Race 5 (8:38pm AEDT)
No. 2 Royal Emgrand

Royal Emgrand doesn’t know how to run a bad race and looks the one to beat in the fifth at Richmond tonight.

The son of Shima Bar hasn’t missed placing at his last eight appearances, winning four times, and he was last seen finishing a close-up second behind the talented Zipping Sapporo at Wentworth Park.

He can go forward tonight and will be hard to beat.

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Richmond: Race 6 (8:57pm AEDT)
No. 8 Connections

Connections puts an unbeaten record on the line in the sixth at Richmond tonight and can win again.

The son of Fernando Bale has won each of his four starts since debuting in November and has been utterly dominant on each occasion.

With luck from out wide, there is no reason why he can’t win again.

Richmond: Race 7 (9:17pm AEDT)
Same Race Multi

Collecting Model will have the benefit of an empty box on her outside tonight and she can return to winning form.

The daughter of Fernando Bale has only made six appearances at the races so far, but she looks to be a class type, and she has reeled off some fast times, so I’m going to select her as the winner in a Same Race Multi.

For value, I’m also going to select All Most There to finish in the first three and Legacies to finish in the first four.

Our Same Race Multi selections are:

  • 4 Collecting Model (Win)
  • 6 All Most There (Top 3)
  • 7 Legacies (Top 4)
Richmond: Race 9 (9:57pm AEDT)
No. 5 Zipping Winks

Zipping Winks is yet to return a poor effort and strikes another winnable race at Richmond tonight.

The daughter of My Redeemer won each of her first two career starts and was last seen racing home well to fill the minors over 400m at The Gardens.

She needs only even luck from Box 5 (from which she has won previously) to be in the finish again.