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Some nice horse flesh on show at Gloucester Park on Friday night with star three-year-old Patrickthepiranha and the unbeaten two-year-old filly Double Expresso set to strut their stuff. The majority of the WA Trotting Media Guild members believe both horses can keep their winning runs going. Multiple winner of the Guild’s tipping competition Stuart Lowe and the racing co-ordinator at The West Australian Ryan Havercroft are big fans of Patrickthepiranha. “My best bet is the brilliant Patrickthepiranha, who has won eight of his last nine starts,” Lowe did. “The pole draw should allow him to lead all the way here.” And Havercroft agrees. “Patrickthepiranha returned to winning form in the Sales Classic last week and has drawn to repeat the dose in The Western Gateway this Friday,” Havercroft said. “His conqueror from two starts ago, Shockwave, is not contesting this week’s feature and he looks hard to go past.” RWWA’s racing communications co-ordinator Tim Walker believes Double Expresso will keep her unbeaten record intact. “Double Expresso picks herself,” Walker said. “Small field, is the class horse and why would you want to drop off after last start. Should win.” Guild president Wayne Currall and longshot guru Pat Harding are in the Lady De La Renta camp. “This mare has been crying out for a gate,” Currall said. “She has drawn gate two over the sprint trip and with 11 wins from 30 starts could prove too classy for this lot.” Harding is even more enthusiastic. “My best bet of the night comes up in race six in Lady de la Renta,” Harding said. “I tipped her as a value bet last week and she ran second and paid $3 for the place. This week I think she can go one better. With just the short 1730 metre distance, I think Kim Prentice can bounce her to the front and lead all the way.” But the recently married Matt Young from TABradio has different thoughts. “Rocknroll Baby has the perfect draw and gets the chance to go the trip,” Young said. “The former trotter has been luckless of late. She’s my best bet for the night.” Budding racecaller Hayden King is keen on Clarenden Hustler from the pole. “Clarenden Hustler is ideally drawn considering his early brilliance,” King said. “His recent form has been excellent for the most part and should be hard to beat.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning has made Dracarys his star bet. “Dracarys looked back to her best when winning at Bunbury last start and she shapes as a leading contender for the WA Oaks in May,” Manning said. “The filly, who joined Justin Prentice’s stable after winning in New Zealand, showed quality in victories at her first five WA appearances. She was having her fourth start after a spell when leading and outclassing Bunbury rivals last Saturday week.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas has sacked Liberty Rose, who let him down again last week, and has made the consistent Handsandwheels his best. “Handsandwheels is a superb frontrunner, but he will be seen in a different role on Friday night when he starts from barrier two on the back line,” Casellas said. “However, he is also an extremely smart sit-sprinter and he’s my best bet this week when I expect him to unwind a powerful finishing burst.” VALUE BETS Stuart: My value bet is Mister Bushido, who was a smart winner here three starts ago. He has been luckless at two runs since, but with the pole draw should get every chance to win. Ryan: Mistersandman has been running handy races from awkward draws. Drawn in barrier eight, he is bound to be at a liberal each-way quote and will be running on. Tim: Always Arjay was enormous at Narrogin last week. Can get a nice run behind the speed here and absolutely deserves a FFA win. Wayne: Mr Mojito flew home to finish fourth behind The Bucket List last week. From gate two, champion reinsman Chris Lewis should have him handily placed and he’s each-way all day for me. Pat: My value bet comes up in race eight with No.2 Waltzingwithsierra. Over the short distance I think Shannon Suvaljko will steer her home to victory. Matt: Luis Alberto has drawn to get a soft run, just needs luck over the short course to be dangerous late. Hayden: Always Arjay has a great trailing draw on what will be a good speed. He will be very hard to hold out late. Ernie: Madame Meilland, who faces strong opposition when racing first-up, has won five races and run six places in 13 Gloucester Park starts. The former Melbourne mare won three Victorian races before her transfer to WA. Ken: For value, I suggest The Art Form, a back-line runner in race three. A last-start all-the-way winner, he is also highly capable of producing a spirited final-lap spurt. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting! Wayne Currall

The Nathan Turvey-trained and driven Livura seems a good way for punters to start the night on a winning note at Gloucester Park on Friday night, according to members of the WA Trotting Media Guild. In a show of confidence, every member of the Guild thinks Livura can score an all-the-way victory. Budding race caller and form analyst Hayden King has even made Livura his best bet for the meeting. “Livura is a very bold frontrunner and he will be very hard to beat in the first race,” King said. “He is racing well and this is his chance.” Multiple winner of the Guild’s tipping competition Stuart Lowe, The West Australian’s Ernie Manning and The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft have all made Has No Fear their star bet. “Has No Fear has struck a purple patch of form with impressive wins here at her last two starts,” Lowe said. “This race doesn’t look any stronger.” Manning and Havercroft agree. “Has No Fear should give top young trainer Justin Prentice the chance to complete a prestige double, after winning the 2YO Colts and Geldings Sales Classic Final with Major Martini last Friday night,” Manning said. Havercroft says Has No Fear has a class edge over her rivals. “Half the field are maidens and her main rival, Soho Interceptor, will come from the back line,” he said. TABradio’s two Matts - McDermott and Young - together with Guild president Wayne Currall are keen on Ardens Concord. “He hasn’t been beaten far recently and has the draw to settle close enough and be within striking distance,” McDermott said. Young and Currall are in agreement. “Ardens Concord has been flying since returning and has the draw to lead and should be winning on recent form,” Young said. Currall says Arden Concord has his hoof on the till and is ready to salute on Friday night. “Ardens Concord is cherry ripe after four runs back from a spell and is poised to score here,” he said. Longshot guru Pat Harding believes classy filly Typhoon Tiff can upstage her male rivals. “Although there is quite a deal of form in this race, I think Typhoon Tiff is a cut above the rest and is always well driven by trainer Colin Brown,” Harding said. “I expect the filly to show her class and have a good win.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas is a loyal bloke. This is the third time he’s made Liberty Rose his best bet - maybe third time lucky. “Bad luck continues to dog consistent mare Liberty Rose and the time is ripe for her to enjoy some good fortune on Friday night when she will start from the inside of the back line in the final event,” Casellas said. “She has the ability to unwind a sparkling late burst and she is my star bet on the 10-event card.” RWWA’s racing communications co-ordinator Tim Walker has settled on the consistent Handsandwheels as his best bet. “I’m tipping Handsandwheels to lead all the way,” Walker said. “He just looks to get a lovely run at the front here. He’s racing in terrific form and I think he’s the best bet on the program.” VALUE BETS HAYDEN: Soho Wonder will be sneaking through late again. One for the exotics. STUART: Ardens Concord has been forced to cover a ton of ground at each of his last three runs. At each of those runs he finished hard on the heels of the placegetters. The two draw here brings him in with each-way claims. ERNIE: Liberty Rose has not won in her past 11 starts, but she possesses the ability to bounce back. The four-year-old had difficulty getting a clear run when finishing fifth last Friday night. She was only narrowly beaten in her previous race. RYAN: Vincenzo Perrugia has been racing often, and very well, since joining the Tony Svilicich stable. Drawn to dictate the pace in the 4YO & 5YO Championship and a most interesting runner. MATT M: Mitch Maguire has his fair share of ability and finished only nine metres from the winner last start in the Pinjarra Cup after settling six back the pegs. HIs last win was against a similar line-up . MATT Y: Ona Happy Note has drawn to get a lovely run in a race where there could be a genuine tempo and he could swoop late. Each-way value. WAYNE: Back To The Beach is drawn to get the run of the race behind likely leader Livura in the opening event. Looks each-way all day and can win if he sees daylight in time. PAT: The Annie Belton-trained Lady De La Renta hasn't had a great deal of luck in recent times, but she does have some class and I think Kim Prentice can steer her home at good odds. KEN: Vultan Tin is awkwardly drawn out at barrier seven in the 1730m sprint. I’m tipping he’ll be putting the pressure on in the early stages. TIM: Halle Rage was an impressive winner last week and has a favourable draw here. There does look to be some speed inside her, but she will put herself in the race early and may be able to hold out some smart types from the second row. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting!   Wayne Currall

Several members of the WA Trotting Media Guild have labelled promising mare Our Alfie Romeo as their star bet for Friday night’s meeting at Gloucester Park. Multiple winner of the Guild’s tipping competition Stuart Lowe, longshot king Pat Harding, TABradio’s Matt McDermott, RWWA’s racing communications co-ordinator Tim Walker and The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft all believe Our Alfie Romeo will score an all-the-way victory in the eighth race at headquarters. Lowe spoke for his colleagues when he said Our Alfie Romeo was poised to make it four in a row from the prized pole draw. “My best bet is the ever consistent mare Our Alfie Romeo, who has won eight of 11 this season,” he said. “Looks to have a class edge on her rivals and is advantaged by the draw here.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning, whose namesake scored on debut on Tuesday, believes the impressive Caviar Star can continue on his winning way. “Caviar Star looks set to further boost his impressive standing-start record, which is two wins from four races,” Manning said. “There was a lot of merit in his victory from a stand two weeks ago when he scored convincingly after racing three-wide. The New Zealand import adapted quickly to local conditions when arriving here and his WA tally is nine starts for five wins.” Budding racecaller and form analyst Hayden King is a fan of Waimac Attack in the third race on the card. “Waimac Attack has been racing incredibly well for some time and has been bursting to win a race,” King said. “With a slow beginner inside him, he looks set to simply lead and win on Friday.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas believes Liberty Rose is overdue for a win. “Liberty Rose has too much talent to sustain her losing sequence and she gets the nod as my best bet this week when she is the only runner off the back line in race five,” Casellas said. “This draw should give star reinsman Gary Hall Jr many options and the four-year-old mare should be able to outsprint her rivals in the closing stages of the 2130m event.” Guild president Wayne Currall is keen on Herrick Roosevelt. “This Gary Hall-trained five-year-old has a 50 per cent winning strike rate,” Currall said. “His two runs back from a spell have been full of merit and he is poised to break back into the winners’ stall on Friday night.”   VALUE BETS Stuart: Rocknroll Baby has raced without luck at her recent starts. She should figure in the finish if she gets a good run in transit here. Pat: Robert the Bruce’s last-start second indicates he could be due for a win and the 1730m distance should help. He could give punters some value. Matt: Lot Twenty One should be able to lead and control affairs from the front over 1730m. Tim: Mistersandman was super here last week from the same draw. Should be able to get a nice passage into the race again and can go one better. Ryan: Sunrose Village likes racing on the pegs and will have the option of dropping to the fence from barrier three with just the nine runners across the front line. Could be running into the placings. Ernie: The Arsonist has not won in his past eight starts, but gate one should give him a chance to show form which has enabled him to notch two Gloucester Park victories. He had difficulty getting a clear run when unplaced last Friday night. Hayden: Robert The Bruce is poorly drawn over the short distance but his form is good. With some luck he will be in the finish. Ken: The 11-year-old Courage Tells continues to impress with his determined finishing bursts. He can make his presence felt over the sprint trip in race two. Wayne: The Reg Phillips-trained Illusionation will give them something to catch from the pole in race six. He could be hard to reel in over the 1730m trip. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting! Wayne Currall

James Butt, Bettor Aim and Typhoon Tiff are star bets at tomorrow night’s Gloucester Park meeting, according to members of the WA Trotting Media Guild. The West Australian’s Ernie Manning and longshot king Pat Harding are keen on James Butt to continue on his winning ways. “New Zealand import James Butt possesses versatility which should boost his prospects of winning from gate six,” Manning said. “He has led twice and come from behind once in his three wins from five WA starts. The gelding joined Ross Olivier’s stable soon after a Christchurch victory last year. He was highly impressive when scoring by almost 12m last Friday night.” And Harding agrees. “My best bet of the night comes up in race seven with No. 6 James Butt,” Harding said. “It was an excellent win last week and I think Chris Voak will be able to repeat that performance with James Butt over the sprint journey.” Multiple winner of the Guild’s tipping competition Stuart Lowe and The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft believe classy filly Typhoon Tiff can win the last on the 10-event card. “My best bet is the outstanding filly Typhoon Tiff, who has won brilliantly at both her starts this season,” Lowe said. “Looks to carry too many guns again.” Havercroft also has been impressed with Typhoon Tiff. “Typhoon Tiff meets a stronger field than last week when she cruised to victory in the Daintys Daughter Classic,” Havercroft said. “She appears to be well-placed for a tilt at the upcoming three-year-old feature races.” TABradio’s Matt Young and RWWA’s racing communications co-ordinator Tim Walker believe punters can add to their bank early doors by supporting Bettor Aim in the first. “Bettor Aim has a nice draw to punch through and lob handy,” Young said. “And with his main danger drawn very wide, I think Ryan Warwick will get the job done on the smart gelding.” Walker concurs. “Bettor Aim is a classy animal on the rise,” Walker said. “Was good in winning here last week and I think he can make it two on the bounce here.” Budding racecaller Hayden King has made Sweet N Fast his best bet. “Sweet N Fast can sit around mid-division off a hot pace and swoop home to win,” King said. GPTV’s Ken Casellas has gone out on a limb by making squaregaiter Lifes Delight his best for the evening. “A stylish frontrunning performance by Lifes Delight to win a 2185m mobile trot at Pinjarra on Monday afternoon has influenced me to declare the lightly-raced six-year-old on Friday night,” Casellas said. “Lifes Delight switches to a stand and looks the likely leader from barrier two on the front line. He trotted faultlessly on Monday and if he reproduces that form he will take plenty of catching.” Guild president Wayne Currall also has plucked one out of the air with Halle Rage. “Hall Rage is the first emergency for the Lewis Fillies & Mares Final,” Currall explained. “I always like backing a horse made first emergency, who doesn’t get a start in a final, but races in another event on the night. Halle Rage should have derived plenty of benefit from her first outing in almost six months a fortnight ago. She’s drawn to get an economical run and has A. C. Lewis in the cart.” VALUE BETS ERNIE: Burning Shadows, with the aid of gate one in a 1730m event, looks capable of bouncing back after unplaced runs at his past four starts.  PAT: Ardens Concord is due for a win and could bob up two starts in from a spell and give trainer Ross Olivieri a back-to-back double in races six and seven. STUART: My value bet is the luckless Ardens Concord, who did a power of work before running fourth to Soho Chelsea last week. This race looks easier. RYAN: Naval Aviator has been racing well of late, including a hat-trick of wins last month. Drawn to be prominent with the favourite coming from the back line. MATT: Simba Bromac has a really soft draw here and was eye-catching last start. Will be powering home late with some luck. TIM: Clarenden Hustler scored an opportunistic win here last week in the very last strides. Think this horse is a chance to be prominent here in what looks an even race. HAYDEN: Simba Bromac jetted home when finding room late last outing and, with enough mid-race pace, can pick his way through and win. KEN: Atmospherical has the ability to overcome the awkward draw at barrier six. He led from barrier three last Friday night and fought on with grim determination when second to Caviar Star in a 2503m stand. WAYNE: Neighlor is drawn to get a cosy run behind likely leader Soho Chelsea and appeals as a sound each-way investment. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting! Wayne Currall

Members of the WA Trotting Media Guild are united in thinking Chok Chai, Patrickthepiranha, Gotta Go Gabbana, Caviar Star and James Butt will all salute at Gloucester Park on Friday night. All five horse will be short, but will prove the testing material in their respective races. The West Australian’s Ernie Manning, longshot guru Pat Harding, veteran tipster Stuart Lowe and The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft have made Patrickthepiranha their best bet in the $40,000 Caduceus Club Classic (2130m). Manning summed up the thoughts of his colleagues when he said Patrickthepiranha could consolidate nominal favouritism for the $200,000 WA Derby on April 5 with victory on Friday night. “Patrickthepiranha, unbeaten in six starts since a spell, has led at his past four appearances and should show the gate speed needed to hold-up from barrier one for reinsman Dylan Egerton-Green,” Manning said. “The three-year-old could further boost a run of success for trainer Colin Brown, who won the Daintys Daughter Classic with Typhoon Tiff last Friday night.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas has advised punters to keep following consistent mare Liberty  Rose. “Liberty Rose is the youngest and least experienced runner in the Caduceus Club Pace, but I’m confident she will prove very hard to beat and she’s my best bet,” Casellas said. “The four-year-old mare has been placed at all her five runs since resuming after a spell and is overdue for a win.”  TABradio’s Matt Young is keen on Caviar Star. “Caviar Star had excuses last Friday night and back to a standing start, looks very well placed for victory here,” Young said. Budding racecaller Hayden King agrees. “Caviar Star was an enormous effort after working like a train last week,” King said. “This looks his for the taking.” Guild president Wayne Currall believes punters should forgive Chok Chai for his last-start defeat as a short-priced favourite. “Chok Chai was only having his second start in almost seven months and was gunned down late over the 2536m journey last week” Currall said. “He’s set to bounce back from gate two over the 2130m trip. Can lead all the way here.”   VALUE BETS ERNIE: Absolution has not won in his past 17 starts, but showed a glimpse of form when third a fortnight ago. He was eased back from gate six last Friday night and his ninth can be overlooked. PAT: James Butt ran a creditable fourth last week, but I think Chris Voak can bring him home for a determined win from his favourable draw in gate two. STUART: Importer Exporter’s form is better than it reads. Looks to meet a weaker field and should go close. RYAN: Tarsao didn’t see daylight until well up the straight a fortnight ago when finishing fifth to Michael Joseph. Barrier here makes it tough but he is racing in good form. KEN: Mr Mojito will have to overcome the outside barrier in a 1730m sprint event. However, he drops enormously in class and with an expected titanic duel for the early lead, he should enjoy a soft trip in the early stages before unleashing a powerful late burst. MATT: Absolution in the last has been racing without much luck, but he has the draw and the options. He’s a 1x4 bet this Friday night. HAYDEN: Mighty Flying Thomas should secure the softest of runs three back the fence on a strong speed over the long trip and he can blast over the top late.  WAYNE: Our Rhythm N Blues ran a creditable fourth last week at his first appearance in nine months. Will have derived plenty of benefit from the hit-out and can be dangerous at each-way odds. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting!   Wayne Currall

Prolific winner Franco Edward and the promising Caviar Star are just two of the best bets from members of the WA Trotting Media Guild for Friday night’s meeting at Gloucester Park. The West Australian’s Ernie Manning, multiple winner of the Guild’s tipping competition Stuart Lowe and The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft have all made Franco Edward their star bet for the night. Manning aptly summed up the thoughts of his colleagues. “Franco Edward can further boost his WA Derby prospects by beating older rivals on his return to Gloucester Park,” he said. “The colt, a Pinjarra winner in his past two appearances, was most impressive when he led and scored by 13.5m last week. The colt has won eight of his past 10 races and five of the victories have been at headquarters.” Last season’s leading tipster Matt Young and RWWA’s racing communications co-ordinator Tim Walker are keen on Caviar Star. “Caviar Star has been dazzling since resuming and this race looks to suit him down to the ground to land the victory here,” Young said. And Walker agrees. “Caviar Star looks to be a really progressive horse and the win here two weeks ago was impressive,” he said. “Draw is probably a slight concern here, but banking on his class to get him through.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas and budding racecaller Hayden King believe Miss Sangrial can atone for an unlucky fourth last week. “Miss Sangrial was unlucky last Friday night when she trailed the pacemaker and eventual winner Mary Catherine and was inconvenienced approaching the home turn and then was hampered for room in the home straight,” Casellas said. “The speedy four-year-old is my best bet.” King is singing from the same hymn sheet. “Miss Sangrial appears well placed to score this Friday from the ace draw,” he said. “She was unfortunately hampered late last start and should lead all the way here.” Longshot guru Pat Harding fancies last-start winner James Butt. “James Butt’s win two weeks ago was impressive and over the longer distance of 2536 metres I expect Chris Voak to have him well placed to record three wins in a row,” Harding said. Guild president Wayne Currall thinks punters can get their money early doors with Back To The Beach. “Last time this bloke drew a barrier he ran down Bright Diamond late to record a gutsy victory,” Currall said. “He’s drawn the ace on Friday night and champion reinsman Chris Lewis will be looking for an all-the-way win. Topical tip too with our run of hot weather.” VALUE BETS ERNIE: Talktomeurmattjesty has not won in his past 11 starts, but gate one gives him a chance to break the drought. He has proven his ability by winning five Gloucester Park races and should be fresh when having his first start for almost a month. STUART: My value bet is The Trilogy, who had no luck when he ran last in the Albany Cup last start. Prior form was better than it reads and he is perfectly drawn here. RYAN: Arma Indie was an eight-start maiden before winning twice in New Zealand last month. Was driven like the best horse and duly saluted last time out. Not seen locally but looks to have ability. MATT: Anime has got the nice draw and is racing well. Could be some mid-race pressure and he looks a 1x4 bet in this. TIM: Arma Indie, now in the Mike Reed stable, is first-up in Australia. Hoping to see a strong showing tonight in what is a pretty nice field of 3YO fillies. KEN: For value I suggest Bettor Not Bitter in the first event in which he should appreciate barrier two. He led until the final couple of strides when a close second to Soho Wonder over 2536m last Friday week. The 2130m trip should be more to his liking this week. HAYDEN: Come Dance With Me will be flashing late if there is a generous speed. I think she is the best horse in the race and and with a fair share of luck is the winner. PAT: My value  bet of the night comes up in race 10 with Atmospherical. Chris Voak is making a habit of winning the last race and I think he can do so again. WAYNE: Liberty Rose has an awkward backline draw to content with, but she will be rattling home if Gary Hall Jr gets her into the clear in time. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting!   Wayne Currall

Talk about a mixed bag. Members of the WA Trotting Media Guild have come up with a host of different specials for Friday night’s meeting at Gloucester Park. TABradio’s Matt McDermott and Guild president Wayne Currall have declared a horse in race four - albeit different horses. And a similar scenario has played out for longshot king Pat Harding and The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft in the very next race. McDermott is keen on the chances of Campora. “Campora can take advantage of barrier one after bad draws recently, coupled with being skittled at the start from gate two four starts ago last month,” McDermott said. “Things haven't really gone his way lately. Over 1700 from the pole I think he can bounce back.” Currall disagrees and has made Touch Of Success his best for the night. “I think Touch Of Success can cross Campora at the start and record an all-the-way victory,” Currall said. “This will be his 10th start for new trainer Nathan Turvey and he hasn’t saluted since May last year, but his last-start second behind Caviar Star suggests he has his hoof firmly on the till.” Harding is a fan of Lady De La Renta, while Havercroft has declared Maczaffair. “My best bet of the night comes up in race five,” Harding said. “With excellent credentials, Lady De La Renta, coming from barrier four, should record a great win. With only seven runners, I think Kim Prentice will have her off and running and should give punters a great showing.” However, Havercroft isn’t having a bar of it. “Maczaffair should relish a small field and the drop back from Pacing Cup company to a fillies and mares race,” Havercroft said. “Looks classes above her rivals.” Multiple winner of the Guild’s tipping competition Stuart Lowe believes punters can boost their bank early doors by supporting Shockwave in the opening event. “My best bet is the ever consistent pacer Shockwave, who has won six times and been placed on eight occasions from 16 starts,” Lowe said. “He was super impressive in winning in 1.54 last week and looks the one to beat here.” Budding racecaller Hayden King is a brave young man. He’s made perennial bridesmaid Luis Alberto his best for the night. “Everyone's favourite Luis Alberto can work to the front in the final race and looks a moral,” King said with confidence. “Tom Melbourne won last Saturday and even Luis is feeling inspired.” TABradio’s Matt Young has opted for Michael Joseph as his star bet. “Michael Joseph has to overcome a wide draw but is dropping in grade and can do work in this event,” Young said. “Looks hard to beat after being unlucky last start.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning is keen on comeback pacer Chok Chai. “Chok Chai is a winner of 10 races from 15 starts in a career that has obviously been interrupted by setbacks,” Manning said. “The six-year-old, who scored wins at five consecutive starts leading up to a spell early last year, did not find form in a subsequent winter campaign. But he has the class to be a top winning prospect when resuming in his current preparation.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas is singing the praises of Baylan Jett. “Baylan Jett has been unplaced at his past five starts, but he gets an excellent opportunity to return to winning form from the prized No. 1 barrier on Friday night,” Casellas said. “He’s my best bet on an interesting program. The five-year-old will have the services of champion reinsman Gary Hall Jr, who should make every post a winner by winning the start and dictating terms in front.” RWWA’s racing communications co-ordinator Tim Walker believes Vultan Tin can make it consecutive wins. “Vultan Tin recorded a super win last week in  FFA company and will enjoy the 2536m trip again here,” Walker said. “He looks the class runner in this field and should chalk up another feature win.”   VALUE BETS Matt M: Rarely does Sea Me Smile miss a first-four spot. She was only a length from the second placegetter last week and the start prior was sixth, but just over a length from the winner and held up. In this field she will be right in the finish. Wayne: Lagoon Stride has been about the place at his past few starts. He’ll appreciate the trailing draw and can run a race at odds. Pat: My value bet of the night comes up in race three with the Bob Mellsop-trained You Gotta Have Faith coming out of barrier two. With master reinsman Gary Hall Jr aboard, he should make it back-to-back wins. Ryan: Stunin Eyes Only comes up with the coveted inside barrier in a race where well-known non-winner Luis Alberto will be fancied. With an unplaced sequence of 11 runs, you should get each-way odds about the mare. Stuart: My value bet is Maczaffair, who has won close to half a million dollars. Her close-up third in the Pacing Cup last start makes her look too classy for her rivals here. Hayden: Mighty Major can camp off a hot speed and jet home over the top at nice odds. He is racing most consistently in preparation for this assignment. Matt Y: I think Absolution can get across to the breeze and outstay his rivals here. I’m confident he can outstay Luis Alberto! Ernie: Ultimate Major, having his first race after a stable change, is on a 12-run losing streak. But he can be prominent if reproducing form shown when running two Gloucester Park seconds last November. Ken: For value, I suggest Naval Aviator from the awkward No. 6 barrier in race three. He meets stiffer opposition than what he met in winning at Northam, Narrogin and Albany at his past three starts. But trainer-reinsman Aldo Cortopassi has him fit and firing - and revealing wonderful early speed. Tim: You Gotta Have Faith is a last-start winner and I think he can go back-to-back  here. Maybe able to get to the front here and prove very hard to run down for Hall Jr. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting!   Wayne Currall

Bettor Aim and Saying Grace - both from the leading yard of Greg and Skye Bond - have been earmarked as specials on Friday night at Gloucester Park by members of the WA Trotting Media Guild. RWWA’s racing communications co-ordinator Tim Walker and multiple winner of the Guild’s tipping competition Stuart Lowe have made Saying Grace their star bet at the meeting. “This is a strong FFA, with a number of horses coming out of the Pacing Cup engaged,” Walker said. “But Saying Grace lost no admirers with his performance there and looks a good bet here.” Lowe agrees. “My best bet is Saying Grace, who has gone enormously well to be just behind the placegetters in the Fremantle Cup and the Pacing Cup at his last two starts,” Lowe said. “He is ideally drawn in one here and in an easier race.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning and the racing co-ordinator at The West Australian Ryan Havercroft believe the impressive Bettor Aim can continue on his winning ways. “Bettor Aim could not have been more impressive when running the fastest time in Nights Of Thunder qualifying heats,” Manning said. “He should be able to overcome barrier nine in the final, judging by the style in which won his heat by almost 10m. The gelding has won at seven of nine starts since the Bond stable imported him after a Christchurch victory last year.” Havercroft is in total agreement. “Bettor Aim was way too good for his rivals last week and looks the one to beat in the Nights Of Thunder final,” Havercroft said. “He rated 1.52.4 in winning his heat and looked to have a little in reserve.” The on-course announcer at headquarters Ken Casellas is keen on Liberty Rose. “Star reinsman Gary Hall Jr has been in devastating form with 10 winners in the past week and he will have an army of admirers when he drives Liberty Rose on Friday night.” Casellas said. “Liberty Rose has been placed at her three starts since resuming from a spell and the four-year-old is my best bet this week. She is ideally drawn at barrier two on the front line and this could prove a telling advantage over the ultra-consistent Lord Willoughby, who has drawn barrier No. 3.” Longshot king Pat Harding has made James Butt his star bet. “My best bet of the night comes up in race seven with James Butt,” Harding said. “Although coming out of barrier No. 9, the longer distance of 2536 metres should suit and with Chris Voak aboard should record back-to-back wins.” TABradio’s Matt Young has opted for Bettor Not Bitter, another Bond runner, as his best for the night. “Bettor Not Bitter meets a perfect line-up to return to the winners’ circle,” Young said. “He has the gate speed to lead and control the race.” Guild president Wayne Currall and budding racecaller Hayden King believe punters can add to their bank early doors by supporting Chiaroscuro in the opening event. “The last time Chiaroscuro drew the pole at GP he recorded a comfortable all-the-way victory over this distance in a mile rate of 1:57.5,” Currall said. “Will waltz to the front for Dylan Egerton-Green and from there he’s the one they all have to get over. Can get punters off to a flyer.” King is in agreement. “Chiaroscuro can lead and win as he did here just weeks ago,” King said. VALUE BETS Tim: The Nights Of Thunder Final looks an intriguing race on paper and it might set up for an opportunist type horse like Soho Chelsea. Will hopefully be near the speed and tough enough at the finish.   Stuart: My value bet is Bettor Be Lively, who stormed home to run second  in a fast run race last week behind Bettor Aim. He is drawn to win here. Ernie: Lets Cut Loose will switch back to a mobile after standing start races at his past three appearances. All of his 14 wins in New Zealand and NSW have been from mobile starts. The Gary Hall-trained gelding is due to break an eight-run losing sequence. Ryan: Machrie gets a draw enabling him to run into the placings again. He came from last at the 400m to run third a week ago and will sit closer this week. Ken: For value, I suggest Iam Lambros in race eight. The Craig Abercromby-trained five-year-old has good potential and is racing with commendable enthusiasm. He should be in a commanding position throughout from barrier three. Pat: My value bet of the night should see a double for trainer Ross Olivieri and driver Chris Voak in the ninth with Morant. He has good form on the board and should prevail in what is a pretty strong race. Matt: Righteous Brother is racing soundly and meets a moderate line-up and I think he is capable of running a big race at odds. Wayne: Gotta Go Chocolate will be sent out at huge odds in race three, but he could get the run of the race behind expected leader and favourite Bettor Not Bitter. Can run into the money without surprising. Hayden: Soho Wonder can explode late off a soft run to win. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting!   Wayne Currall

The Gary Hall-trained mare Liberty Rose looks the best of good things at Friday night’s Fremantle Pacing Cup meeting at Gloucester Park. Most members of the WA Trotting Media Guild have Liberty Rose on top, with three members making her the best bet on a star-studded evening of pacing. Multiple winner of the Guild’s tipping competition Stuart Lowe, The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft and RWWA’s racing communications co-ordinator Tim Walker have all made Liberty Rose a special. “My best is Liberty Rose, who impressed last week with a close second from a wide draw  to  top-class mare Maczaffair,” Lowe said. “Much better drawn here in an easier field and should go close.” Havercroft and Walker agree. “Liberty Rose took plenty of ground off Maczaffair to finish second when resuming last Friday night,” Havercroft said. “This week she meets an easier field and is drawn to be prominent.” Walker said Liberty Rose’s return last week was nothing short of stunning. “Second-up, I think we can back her with confidence here and right through the campaign,” he said. Longshot king Pat Harding has made Saying Grace - one of seven runners in the feature from the leading yard of Greg and Skye Bond - as his star bet. “My best bet comes up in the Fremantle Pacing Cup,” Harding said. “There is a great deal of talent in this field, but I think Saying Grace from barrier No.1 is the way to go. Up until his last run, Saying Grace had three great wins in a row and with experienced reinsman Chris Lewis aboard should give punters an excellent sight.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning is a true believer in Bettor B Abeliever. “Bettor B Abeliever looks at peak form after his last-start win and barrier one is a bonus,” Manning said. “The four-year-old, who possesses gate speed, has shown considerable potential since arriving from New Zealand. An impressive tally of four wins and three places has been recorded in his past nine starts.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas thinks The Arsonist could set the track alight in his event. “Lightly-raced eight-year-old The Arsonist, one of the few chestnut pacers in training in WA, is racing with considerable enthusiasm and is my best bet on Friday night when he is sure to appreciate the favourable No. 2 barrier in race eight,” Casellas said. “The New Zealand-bred revealed improved gate speed from barrier five last Friday night and impressed with his determination when he worked hard in the breeze and fought on grimly to finish third behind the speedy Golden State.” Budding racecaller Hayden King has opted for The Bucket List as his best for the night. “The Bucket List was very unfortunate to have missed a spot in the Fremantle Cup,” King said. “He can win on Friday and shore up his selection for the WA Pacing Cup next week.” TABradio’s Matt Young believes punters can add to their bank early doors by supporting Bronze Seeker. “Bronze Seeker has drawn beautifully and is in form, looks the leader and can start the night off well for the punters,” Young said. Media Guild president Wayne Currall is keen on Bettor Vision. “Bettor Vision was downed as an odds-on favourite last Friday night,” Currall said. “But he was only beaten a nose by the talented Stefsbest. This looks to be an easier assignment and he could act as a banker for all-ups and quaddie punters.” VALUE BETS Stuart: The value bet for me is Mister Ardee. He was never in it last week from nine. He was narrowly beaten at his previous start. Better drawn here and can play a part. Ryan: Our Max Phactor handled the massive class rise when second to My Field Marshal in the Village Kid Pace. Could fill a placing again. Tim: Very excited to see Simba Bromac try his hand in FFA company. A big talent and a win here could see him secure a start in the Pacing Cup next week. Pat: My value bet comes up in race eight with No. 3 Anime. I tipped him to win last week and he ran a creditable second. With Chris Voak aboard I think he can go one better. Ernie: Whoswhointhezoo, who got a long way back and was unplaced after drawing wide last Friday, is capable of figuring in the finish if having a little luck from his slightly better barrier. He has won seven races, including four at Gloucester Park. Ken: For value, I suggest the ultra-consistent Lord Willoughby, who will start from the back line in race six. He has resumed after a spell in fine fettle and had a torrid run last week when unplaced behind Chiaroscuro. He looks set to fight out the finish of his race. Hayden: Be On Guard is going better than his form suggests. He is drawn awfully but is a chance in an open race. Matt: Baptism Of Fire ideally drawn, has options and is racing well. Solid each-way chance. Wayne: Former top-class pacer Waylade ran a slashing second behind El Jacko last start. He hasn’t graced the winner’s stall for more than two years, but he looks a genuine each-way chance here. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting!   Wayne Currall

Oakford trainer Caris Hamilton-Smith seems to have unearthed a promising horse in former Kiwi pacer Rockaball. He has won twice and finished a close second in his three runs in WA since crossing the Tasman and he gets his first look at Gloucester Park tonight when he goes around in the fourth event. Rockaball, a four-year-old Rock N Roll Heaven gelding, has been sparingly raced having only faced the starter on 15 occasions for four wins and four minor placings. He defeated the Mike Reed-trained Valbonne two starts ago at Pinjarra, but it was his latest victory at that track a fortnight ago that had tongues wagging. Regular reinsman Micheal Ferguson brought Rockaball from last at the bell with a three-wide run and he quickly gathered in the leaders turning for home and raced away for an impressive win. It was the victory of a horse going places. Rockaball has drawn favourably in gate three for tonight’s assignment and Ferguson will be looking to have him a lot closer to the action than he was at Pinjarra. It’s certainly a step up in class for the Hamilton-Smith runner, but punters will get a good idea of where the horse is at after the event. The race also features newcomers to the State in Four Starzzz Forsa, now with Glenn Elliott and to be driven by Gary Hall Jr, and James Butt, a former New Zealander now in the stables of Ross Olivieri and to be driven by Chris Voak (Man With Pink Cart). Four Starzzz Forsa has drawn gate four, while James Butt comes out of gate five. Both horses haven’t trialled publicly and punters would be wise to monitor the betting fluctuations on these two horses. However, Four Starzzz Forsa and James Butt haven’t raced in almost six months so Rockaball will have the fitness edge over his two main rivals. Throw in the consistent Roman Aviator (gate six) and Mistersandman (10), who is aiming for a hat-trick of wins, and you have a very competitive race. But Rockaball, who is also shooting for three on the trot, appears to have a lot of upside and is certain to make his presence felt.   Wayne Currall

Saying Grace and Stefsbest will both be in the red for their respective races at Gloucester Park tomorrow night with several members of the WA Trotting Media Guild making them star bets. Veteran tipster Stuart Lowe and RWWA’s racing communications co-ordinator Tim Walker believe the Ross Olivieri-trained Stefsbest will return to the winners’ list. “My best bet is Stefbest, who had three easy wins before three luckless unplaced runs,” Lowe said. “Draws the pole here and gets his chance to win.” Walker agrees. “This is a big drop in class for Stefsbest,” Walker said. “He was admirable in the Nugget from tough draws. Expect him to be winning this well.” And Saying Grace has attracted even more support from Media Guild members with The West Australian’s Ernie Manning, longshot king Pat Harding and The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft all labelling him as their best bet. “Saying Grace looks in line for his fourth consecutive win after drawing the prized pole position,” Manning said. “The classy Kiwi import has won at six of nine WA starts and showed his quality in a Christmas Gift Final victory last Friday night. He has the gate speed to hold front running for the powerful Greg and Skye Bond stable.” Harding and Havercroft couldn’t agree more. “My best bet of the night comes up in the third race with Saying Grace,” Harding said. “In this small field of seven and coming out of barrier No. 1, Saying Grace can win and make it four in a row.” Saying Grace is fast becoming Havercroft’s favourite horse. “I am starting to sound like a broken record, but I am tipping Saying Grace again,” Havercroft said. “He couldn’t have been more impressive over the heats and final of the Christmas Gift. This week he draws the pole in a modest open-class race and looks the likely winner again.” TABradio’s Matt Young is a fan of The Art Form. “The Art Form has got the draw to utilise his gate speed to lead and win,” Young said. “He looks well suited here.” Young’s colleague at TABradio Matt McDermott is keen on Golden State. “Golden State is the class runner of the field,” McDermott said. “He will need a bit of luck from the draw and if it comes his way he’ll be the one finishing off best.” Budding racecaller Hayden King believes Mr Mojito can upstage NSW raider My Field Marshal in the Village Kid Pace. “Mr Mojito has drawn favourably in the feature event on Friday night,” King said. “He should be able to force his way to the front and will take a power of beating.” Guild president Wayne Currall thinks punters can add to their bank early doors by supporting Benhope Rulz. “Benhope Rulz has drawn gate two and champion reinsman Gary Hall Jr should be able to take up the running with this classy four-year-old,” Currall said. “His main danger is stablemate Bettor Vision, but he’s drawn poorly on the inside of the second row.” VALUE BETS Stuart: My value bet is Qtown Rip Roaring, for whom nothing has gone right at his last three runs. He should get a great run from the pole draw and has a big finish. Tim: The last is a terrific race to close the night. Its Rock And Roll was third in the Golden Slipper and has got class. Takes on a good field but, from the inside draw, he should take a power of beating. Ernie: Lets Cut Loose, a winner of 12 NSW races, should be a profitable WA prospect now he is in Gary Hall’s stable. He is expected to settle better, after pulling hard when a second-up sixth last Friday night. Pat: My value bet of the night comes up in race eight with Absolution for Debbie Padberg and Shannon Suvaljko. This is a pretty open race, but Absolution from barrier three over the sprint journey could prevail. Ryan: Anime has started at long quotes at his last two but is capable of placing in this field. He was held up when 10th last week and I see him settling closer here from a trailing draw. Matt Y: Beach Goddess has a race that is mapping well for her, should be close enough and looks a good each-way chance. Matt M: Benhope Rulz has gate speed and will come out of barrier two. He has good form around Jack Mac and Ana Malak in recent starts. He looks hard to hold out here. Hayden: Carter Michael could be overs and has been bursting to win one. I think it’s his night on Friday. Wayne: On a night when there could be as many as seven odds-on favourites, finding value is difficult. However, Sea Me Smile is drawn to get a lovely run behind likely leader and winner Stefsbest. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting!   Wayne Currall

You realise Gloucester Park’s summer carnival is heating up when the Miracle Mile Champion is in town. My Field Marshal, who won February’s Group 1 Miracle Mile (1609m) at Menangle in a track record time of 1:46.9, will have his first look at headquarters when he lines up in Friday night’s $50,000 Village Kid Pace (2130m). The seven-year-old Art Major entire has drawn gate five in the sprint and will do battle with local stars Mr Mojito (gate two), Runrunjimmydunn (three), Our Max Phactor (six), Our Jimmy Johnstone (seven), Vultan Tin (eight), Rocknroll Lincoln (nine) and Mitch Maguire (10). My Field Marshal is trained by former New Zealand horseman Tim Butt, who is now training out of Sydney, and is driven by Butt’s brother, Anthony. The Butt brothers know their horse well and will have him primed to run a big race at his first start at GP. My Field Marshal is a genuine Grand Circuit horse with the impressive record of 24 wins and 21 placings from 54 starts for more than $1.1M in prize money. He possesses brilliant speed from the machine, but is equally as effective coming off a sit, which he did with a devastating 53.3 sprint ove the last 800m of the Miracle Mile. Tim Butt wisely decided to bypass the recent Inter Dominion series in Victoria because he believes his horse races best when kept “fresh”. My Field Marshal had a five-month spell over winter and spring, returning to the track earlier this month. He showed the break had done him the world of good by recording a “soft win” over the 1609m at Menangle in a mile rate of 1:50.9. My Field Marshal is here for our two big races - the Group 1 Fremantle Pacing Cup and the Group 1 WA Pacing Cup early next year - and the Butts will be keen to impress the handicapper on Friday night. It’s a ripper of a race and it won’t be a walk in the park for My Field Marshal, but he looks the one they all have to beat. Our Max Phactor, the winner of 10 of his 11 starts at GP, will have plenty of admirers despite drawing wide and facing the best field he’s come up against. Last-start winner Mr Mojito, the evergreen Our Jimmy Johnstone and the consistent Rocknroll Lincoln all have legitimate claims. However, the NSW raider has the score on the board and seems certain to prove the testing material over the sprint trip.   Wayne Currall  

Punters will be forced to take a very short quote about Stefsbest in the eighth race at Gloucester Park on Friday night, but he should post an all-the-way victory. The Ross Olivieri-trained four-year-old entire has finished ninth, fifth and 11th at his last three starts at headquarters - not very encouraging stats when you’re thinking about investing your hard-earned on him. However, Stefsbest drew wide in all three of those races and on two occasions raced against the very best in his age group in the 4YO Championship and the Golden Nugget. Regular reinsman Chris Voak will be looking to make the most of Stefsbest’s pole draw and, barring accidents, he should be saluting. Stefsbest entered Olivieri’s stable about three months ago after a mediocre career in Victoria. He managed only two wins and seven placings in the east, but has improved out of sight under the care of Olivieri. Stefsbest put a classy field of four-year-olds to the sword in a Nugget Prelude at GP just over a month ago when Voak speared him straight to the top from his inside gate. He recorded a mile rate of 1:55.8 for the 2130m journey - the same distance of Friday night’s race - coming home the last 800m in a slick 57.3 and won as he pleased. Horses such as King Of Swing, Lincs Tiger, Fizzing and Dancing With Mach we’re left floundering when Voak “cut the ribbons”. The victory was the third in a row for Stefsbest and underlined his raw ability. Consistent mare Sea Me Smile has drawn the inside of the back line and should get a great trailing run behind Stefsbest. She looks a terrific chance to finish in the money. Dominate The Dojo (gate two), Absolution (three), Luis Alberto (eight) and Anime (11) are all first-four players. However, they’ll all have their work cut out beating Stefsbest. The Voak Train should be toot-tooting in race eight and punters can make Stefsbest a banker in the last leg of the main quaddie.   Wayne Currall

All members of the WA Trotting Media Guild believe Saying Grace will win Friday night’s $50,000 Christmas Gift Final (2130m) at Gloucester Park. And five members - TABradio’s Matt Young, longshot king Pat Harding, veteran tipster Stuart Lowe, The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft and RWWA’s racing communications co-ordinator Tim Walker - have labelled the Greg and Skye Bond-trained pacer as their best bet. Lowe summed up the thoughts of his colleagues. “The best bet for me is the classy Saying Grace, who has impressed with easy wins here at his last two starts,” Lowe said. “He meets a strong field here, but is very well drawn and is likely to lead.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning and Guild president Wayne Currall are keen on Bettor Aim. Manning’s thoughts echoed Currall’s. “Bettor Aim drops sharply in class after a fighting fifth behind stablemates from the powerful Bond team in last Friday night's Golden Nugget,” Manning said. “The gelding had won at his previous six starts and appears to have a bright future. He should get every chance from barrier two this week.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas has earmarked Bettor B Abeliever as his star bet. “Sparkling gate speed should enable Bettor B Abeliever to bounce to the front from the No. 2 barrier and the four-year-old has the class to set the pace and hold his rivals at bay,” Casellas said. “Kyle Harper excels as a frontrunning driver and the Paula Petricevich-trained entire is my best bet on the program.” Budding racecaller Hayden King believes punters can cash in early with Oneonthewood in the second race. “Oneonthewood should be able to use the draw to his advantage and work his way back into the winners' list,” King said. “Has been bursting to win one and this is his chance.” VALUE BETS Matt: Mister Ardee finds himself in a suitable grade and should run a good race at each-way odds. Pat: Responder with Michael Grantham aboard comes out of barrier three and is ideally placed. He hasn't had much luck in recent races but I think he can bring home the bikkies in this race. Stuart: My value bet is Dominate The Dojo, who was very unlucky when badly held up here at his last start. Ready to win. Ryan: Costa Del Magnifico has been flying the strands of late. At a good each-way quote, he would be a chance of leading this field. Tim: On a night when there isn’t a great deal of value, Lord Willoughby might be the best of it first-up. He’s drawn well here and he’s a model of consistency. Ernie: Back To The Beach has not won at his past nine starts, but he impressed when a first-up placegetter after facing the breeze last Saturday night. He has won nine races, including four at GP. Wayne: The Bucket List usually races well fresh. He’s returning to racing after a two-month break but drops appreciably in class in the stand. Ken: For value, I suggest Mileys Desire in race nine. She is in top form and her winning performance at headquarters last Saturday night had to be seen to be believed. Hayden: One For Sassy was knocked over last week and a forward showing wouldn't surprise. Has been racing well of late. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting and Merry Christmas!   Wayne Currall

Members of the WA Trotting Media Guild are united in their view that a runner from the  yard of husband and wife team Greg and Skye Bond - the leading trainers in WA this season - will win Friday night’s $200,000 Group 1 Golden Nugget (2536m) at Gloucester Park. But the $64,000 question, or more correctly the $128,000 question - the first-prize cheque for winning the Nugget - is which of the six Bond runners will reign supreme? Most believe it will be Ana Malak, who won the $125,000 4YO Classic (2130m) a fortnight ago when he was having only his eighth start in a race and his first look at headquarters. He draws the same gate as he did two weeks ago and Ryan Warwick will be looking for another all-the-way victory. RWWA’s racing communications co-ordinator Tim Walker and longshot maestro Pat Harding have made Ana Malak their best bet for the night. “Expect star four-year-old of the season Ana Malak to complete a clean sweep here,” Walker said. “The draw has helped him again. He should be able to hold the front as he did a fortnight ago and lead home what could be a stable first four with some luck.” And Harding agrees. “I believe the Bond stable will dominate the Golden Nugget and my top selection is Ana Malak coming from barrier one,” Harding said. “His last two runs have been spectacular and I expect him to make it three in a row.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas and veteran tipster Stuart Lowe are keen on Our Angel Of Harlem. “Our Angel of Harlem should appreciate starting from the No. 1 barrier for the first time in 16 starts in WA when she begins from the pole in race six on Friday night,” Casellas said. “I recommend that you completely overlook her 10th behind Millview Sienna last Friday night.” Lowe is in agreement with his colleague. “My best bet is Our Angel Of Harlem, who struck severe interference in last week’s Westral Classic and finished out of the money,” Lowe said. “Her previous form was outstanding and with the pole draw this looks her race.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning and the racing co-ordinator at The West Ryan Havercroft believe Saying Grace can win again. “Saying Grace, shaping to be yet another class performer for the all-conquering Bond stable, has the class to overcome gate eight,” Manning said. “Astutely handled since arriving from New Zealand early this season, he can score his second Gloucester Park victory.” Havercroft is of the same mindset. “Saying Grace exploded once he saw daylight upon straightening for home last week,” Havercroft said. “Form prior to that had been good and he looks to have the class to overcome a wide draw in his Christmas Gift heat.” Budding racecaller Hayden King has thrown out Runaway Three as his best for the night. “Runaway Three should settle close enough in the run and is racing in career-best form,” King said. “Very confident that he'll get the right run and prove too classy.” TABradio’s Matt Young is keen on the chances of comeback pacer Mr Mojito. “Mr Mojito has had two runs back from a spell and both have been impressive, looks his race on Friday night,” Young said. Guild president Wayne Currall believes champion reinsman Chris Lewis can hunt Bettor Finish out from his rails draw and lead all the way in the seventh race on the card. “Bettor Finish is not blessed with speed from the machine,” Currall said. “But Chris Lewis is a master at getting horses away quickly from the mobile and he’ll be mighty hard to run down if he does find the top.”   VALUE BETS Tim: Gotta Go Gabbana had little luck last week in the Mares Classic. She’s good enough to bounce back here and has her main danger outside of her. Pat: My value bet for the night comes up in race nine with No. 2 Campora. Lauren Jones has a habit of bobbing up on horses from the Gary Hall stable, particularly when they have drawn well. I think Campora will give punters a very good sight. Ken: For value, I suggest Scoobys Delight in race eight in which the Matt Saw-trained six-year-old is favourably drawn at barrier one and should make the most of his gate speed and frontrunning capabilities.  Stuart: My value bet is Bettor Aim, who has won all five WA starts brilliantly. He steps up in class here but is well drawn and has good each-way claims. Ernie: Thereugo, a winner of 13 races at Gloucester Park, should never be underrated. He has drawn the front line, after running fifth from the second row at his last start. Ryan: Walkinshaw never got into the race when three wide for a lap before being restrained and finishing at the tail of the field two weeks ago. Can improve sharply. Hayden: Bettor Aim missed the 4YO Classic but should secure a soft trip just off the pace and finish with brilliance. Fitness may not be an issue as a gentle tempo - relative to other G1s - looks likely. Will have his work cut out to beat the stablemate though. Matt: Runaway Three is racing well and is an each-way chance in the small field. Wayne: American Dynasty is racing in career-best form with three wins from his last four starts. He should get a nice run from his second-line draw and will be charging home late. Members of the Guild wish Greg and Skye Bond, Ryan Warwick and connections the best of luck with their Inter Dominion Final runner Galactic Star on Saturday night at Melton. The WA pacer has drawn ideally in gate one and is capable of winning with the right run in transit. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting     Wayne Currall

Most members of the WA Trotting Media Guild expect classy four-year-old Jack Mac to make amends for his last-start sixth in the 4YO Championship when he steps out in the Golden Nugget Prelude (2130m) at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Veteran tipster Stuart Lowe, TABradio’s Matt Young and RWWA’s racing communications co-ordinator Tim Walker have all made the Barry Howlett-trained horse their best bet on the 10-event card. Lowe summed up the thoughts of his colleagues when he suggested punters should forgive Jack Mac for his first unplaced run on Australian soil. “My best bet is Jack Mac, who followed seven straight wins with an unplaced run here last week,” Lowe said. “He did  a power of work and faded to sixth  from barrier eight in that race. Well drawn here and should return to the winners’ list.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning believes prolific winner Our Max Phactor can continue on his winning way. “Our Max Phactor appears set to continue a winning run when he switches back to a stand after three appearances in mobiles,” Manning said. “He has the imposing record of seven wins in nine races from standing starts and his overall WA tally is 10 victories from 11 races.” But GPTV’s Ken Casellas, who tipped nine winners last week, believes As Happy As Larry could cause an upset. “Our Max Phactor and Mr Mojito will be all the rage in the stand, but I aim to buck the odds by selecting the largely unheralded As Happy As Larry as my best bet on the program,” Casellas said. “The Robbie Williams-trained and driven seven-year-old has resumed racing after a spell in fine fashion and he is a reliable standing-start performer. As Happy As Larry excelled last Friday night when he raced three wide early before working hard in the breeze and fighting on grandly to be second to Mitch Maguire, with a final 800m in 56.3sec.” Longshot king Pat Harding believes classy mare Eden Franco will win the $125,000 Mares Classic (2536m), despite drawing wide. “After a great win two weeks ago, Eden Franco looks the goods in the main race,” Harding said. “Although drawing barrier nine, I am sure driver Colin Brown will have her well placed to come home like a train over the longer trip.” The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft has labelled Machrie in the last race as his star bet. “Machrie took lengths off Luis Alberto late when they were both placed behind Free To Air two weeks ago,” Havercroft said. “He is racing well and will have the right run to figure again.” Budding racecaller Hayden King is a fan of Talktomeurmattjesty. “Talktomeurmattjesty is blessed with excellent gate speed and should zoom to the lead after the start,” King said. “From there he is one of - if not the class runner - the best in the line-up and will take no end of running down.” TABradio’s Matt McDermott has thrown out consistent mare Innocent Affair as his best. “She has enjoyed a good season thus far with four wins and four seconds from just 10 starts,” McDermott said. “Barrier two with her good gate speed means she’ll be there again fighting out the finish.” Guild president Wayne Currall, who shared the tipping honours last week with Ken when he jagged nine, believes punters can boost their bank early doors with The Art Form. “I thought he would come out running from his wide draw last week,” Currall said. “However, he may have been a tad underdone, but this week I’m expecting Mark Reed to set him alight from the get go and adopt catch-me-if-you-can tactics.” VALUE BETS Stuart: My value bet is Talktomeurmattjesty, who impressed when he did plenty of work before breezing and finishing fourth in a strong field last week. Looks well suited here. Matt Y: Mary Catherine is my throw at the stumps in the Group 1 Mares Classic. It will be a tactical affair and if she gets the right breaks she can surprise at big odds. Tim: Northern Emperor placed behind Bright Diamond last week, who could be in contention for a Nugget start next week. Looks like he should get a nice run through here and can play a big part in the finish once more. Ernie: Benhope Rulz is capable of bounding back into Golden Nugget calculations after unplaced runs at his past three starts. He struck interference in two of his recent races. Ken: For value, I suggest 10-year-old veteran Our Jimmy Johnstone in race six, in which he has the speed and strength to play a significant role. Pat: In race nine, fresh off a win, Free To Air from barrier one should give punters a good sight and I expect the two Christophers - trainer Chris King and driver Chris Voak - to prevail. Ryan: Costa Del Magnifico has begun well at his last two runs, both in standing-start events. He's an each-way prospect in a small field. Hayden: Mary Catherine has Gary Hall Jr aboard and has been racing deceptively well, although not in terms of numerical form. Can drop to the pegs and race three back in a high-pressure contest and cause a major boilover. Matt M: Maczaffair’s backline draw means we should get a better price and if the the race works out her way she can knock them off. Wayne: Heez About To Rock could secure a cushy run for master reinsman Chris Lewis behind expected leader Talktomeurmattjesty and could add value to the exotics. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting   Wayne Currall

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