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Here we go punters! Strap yourselves in - according to the associated members of the WA Trotting Media Guild, Maczaffair is home and hosed and Mitch Maguire is streaking away to his 11th win from 15 starts at headquarters. Only last season’s leading tipster Matt Young, budding racecaller Hayden King and Guild president Wayne Currall have settled on different specials. King reckons punters can add to their bank early doors, if they forgive Davinci Diamond for his last-start flop. “Davinci Diamond has come up with the ace and looks hardest to beat,” King said. “He has won eight of 10 when leading and is in career-best form, emphasised by his win in slick time two starts ago beating Saying Grace.” Young is keen on former Kiwi pacer Ana Malak in the highly competitive Group 1 $125,000 4YO Championship (2130m) - a race for the ages. “Ana Malak looks very talented and has come up with the draw in a slick field,” Young said. “Faces acid test but looks the winner to me.” Currall has been taken by the performances of Our Max Phactor since crossing the Tasman. “This tough-as-teak Kiwi has won nine from 10 in WA since heading west four months ago,” Currall said. “This bloke’s all class and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him progress through the grades this preparation.” Longshot guru Pat Harding, veteran tipster Stuart Lowe and The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft believe Maczaffair will score an all-the-way victory in the $30,000 Howard Porter Memorial (2130m). Havercroft summed up his, and his colleagues, thoughts on the race in a succinct manner. “Forget that Maczaffair went around last Friday night,” Havercroft said. “She was pocketed for the duration of the race and should have plenty to offer this week having drawn the pole.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas, RWWA’s Tim Walker and The West Australian’s Ernie Manning have abandoned traditional wisdom (don’t make your best bet in a stand - there’s too many things that can go wrong) by declaring Mitch Maguire. Perhaps the senior member of the trio summed it up best. “Mitch Maguire is on an upward spiral and should improve his already outstanding record by winning on Friday night,” Casellas said. “The Greg and Skye Bond-trained five-year-old has a winning record of 64 per cent (21 wins from 33 starts) and is a standing-start specialist, with five wins and a close second from his six appearances in stands.” VALUE BETS Hayden: Royal Mach will be just off the pace and is blessed with an excellent turn of foot. He made ground out wide in brutal closing sectionals behind Davinci Diamond last time and will be hard to beat. Matt: Neighlor has drawn to lead and am thinking his form is solid enough to go the journey. Wayne: Last season’s WA Derby winner King Of Swing will get out to a ridiculous price in the feature. Big-race driver Kim Prentice jumps in the bike in a cracker of a race. Pat: Looking for a bit of value, Anime from barrier two in race 10 gets the nod. With Chris Voak aboard and not a great deal of exposed form in the race, he could be a good each-way bet. Stuart: The value bet is All The Whispers, who has been racing without luck recently. He is a nice type who looks to be down in class here. Ryan: Sokys Bigbullet is drawn to lead and he won't hand up. This represents a drop in class on recent outings. Ken: For value, I suggest El Comacho in the eighth race in which he will certainly appreciate the No. 1 barrier. He is a splendid frontrunner and is capable of ending a losing sequence of 13. Tim: The Bond camp look to have a stranglehold on the 4YO Championship, but Ideal Liner may be the one to spoil the party. He will need luck from barrier 10, but should be able to get his chance at some stage. Ernie: Gotta Go Gabbana should be solidly conditioned when racing fourth-up after a spell and will be suited in fillies and mares company.  The five-year-old impressed when fighting on to finish third behind Eden Franco after facing the breeze last Friday night. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting   Wayne Currall

Classy mare Eden Franco has been earmarked as a special at Gloucester Park on Friday night by three members of the WA Trotting Media Guild. The Colin Brown-trained and reined six-year-old will start a short-priced favourite in the $50,000 Norms Daughter Classic (2130m) after drawing favourably in gate four. Last year’s leading tipster Matt Young, longshot king Pat Harding and Guild president Wayne Currall have all made Eden Franco their best for the night. “Eden Franco has drawn the advantage in the feature mares event, she should roll to the top and control and win the event,” a confident Young said. Harding believes she will prevail via a different method. “I think Eden Franco could be a good bet for punters,” Harding said. “While Colin Brown doesn't have that many drives these days, he is very astute and I think he will position the horse in the one-out line and pounce in the last lap.” Currall is singing from the same hymn sheet. “From gate four, Colin Brown has a few options,” he said. “Eden Franco is a big, powerful mare and leading or facing the breeze she should be too strong for her rivals.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas is keen on the consistent Tyler Brett in the final of the $30,000 Kersley Pace (2130m). “Tyler Brett is one of the State’s best up-and-coming pacers and he is my best bet to maintain his excellent form by setting the pace and winning on Friday night." Casellas said. “Dylan Egerton-Green should make full use of the No. 1 barrier and Tyler Brett looks capable of holding out chief rival Our Max Phactor.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning has opted for Vampiro as his star bet. “Vampiro has the class to overcome a wide draw and complete a winning hat-trick before he flies out to tackle next month’s Inter Dominion series,” Manning said. “He has been promoted from 31st to ninth in Inters rankings and looks set to be prominent against tough opposition in Victoria.” The racing co-ordinator at The West Australian Ryan Havercroft believes punters should forgive King Of Swing’s last start. “King Of Swing had a torrid run when dragged back to last and then three wide a long way from home in the Parliamentarians Cup at his last outing,” Havercroft said. “He has been freshened-up since, and looks a serious Golden Nugget contender.” RWWA’s Tim Walker is confident punters can start the night off on a winning note with Our  Angel Of Harlem. “I think we can get in early this week with star mare Our Angel Of Harlem,” Walker said. “She was exceptional last week first-up without a trial and would have taken plenty of benefit from the run. Looks a standout here.” Budding racecaller Hayden King is keen on Theo Aviator. “Theo Aviator trialed impressively on Sunday when he defeated Franco Edward,” King said. “He has the draw advantage and some of his better credentialed adversaries possess long-term goals rather than a win tonight. He could take a power of beating.” VALUE BETS Matt: Ace Bromac has been racing well as of late and with a quick tempo early it could bring him right into play. Pat: Value bet of the night comes up in the last race for the trotters. I think Earl Harbour from barrier two is ready to win. Wayne: Alfa Queen should get a lovely run behind likely leader Eden Franco. This Shane Young-trained and driven mare can run a race at odds. Ken: For value, I suggest Rocknroll Lincoln in race six in which he is unfavourably drawn at barrier seven. Rocknroll Lincoln had no luck when a last-start 10th behind Vampiro after being hampered for room in the final lap. Ernie: Tuas Delight has not won in his past 21 starts, but he is better drawn this week and should not be underrated. He ran on after dropping back from awkward barriers at his past two appearances. Ryan: Machrie caught the eye last week when flooding home behind Our Angel Of Harlem. From a wide draw he will be dropped out and will be each-way odds again. Tim: Stefsbest was super impressive winning at Pinjarra on Monday. Meets a high-class field here and will need to step up even further, but prepared to give him a chance here from barrier one. Hayden: Mister Ardee was a career-best effort last week, coming wide and finishing off in outrageous sectionals. He has to be respected again. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting   Wayne Currall

Most members of the WA Trotting Media Guild expect punters to start Friday night’s meeting at Gloucester Park on a winning note if they invest their hard-earned on Walkinshaw in the opening event. Veteran tipster Stuart Lowe has made the Ray Williams-trained six-year-old his best bet for the night. “Walkinshaw, who resumes after four months off has won three times and been placed second twice from last his six starts,” Lowe said. “Classy type who is drawn to lead.” Longshot king Pat Harding and The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft believe El Jacko will make a winning return to the track in the York Cup. “My best bet of the night comes up in the fifth with El Jacko coming out of barrier one,” Harding said. “He is resuming after a spell for the Bond camp but had some good placings before a spell. I think first up with Ryan Warwick aboard he can deliver the goods.” Havercroft agrees. “El Jacko had an outstanding last season, winning six races and being placed another 10 times,” Havercroft said. “He resumes in the York Cup and having drawn the pole, he should be hard to hold out.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas and last season’s leading tipster Matt Young are keen on the consistent Chiaroscuro as their best. “The Murray Lindau-trained five-year-old Chiaroscuro will start from barrier one in the second qualifying heat of the Kersley Pace and I expect him to have the pace to hold up, even against the brilliant beginner Thereugo,” Casellas said. “And even if Dylan Egerton-Green decides to take the sit, I’m confident that Chiaroscuro will sprint home fast and notch his 11th win from 31 starts.” Young is of the same opinion. “Chiaroscuro has drawn the ace and is a superior frontrunner, he's likely to win well from the ace on Friday,” Young said. The West Australian’s Ernie Manning believes punters should give the disappointing Bettor Finish one more chance. “Bettor Finish has drawn barrier one and gets his chance to break a 10-start losing run,” Manning said. “A winner twice at Gloucester Park, he was placed there in 2130m events last month and showed glimpses of his best. He faced the breeze before finishing fifth last Friday night.” Budding racecaller Hayden King has opted for Scoobys Delight as his best. “Scoobys Delight went down fighting to the talented American Dynasty on Sunday at Bunbury when first-up from a spell,” King said. “I fancy this an easier assignment and he will lead once more. He should take all the beating.” Guild president Wayne Currall is keen on Pick My Pocket. “This Justin Prentice-trained and reined mare should be cherry ripe after two placed runs after a spell,” Currall said. “She’s found a race where she can dominate from the breeze or just sitting off the pace.” VALUE BETS Stuart: The value bet is Brotha Ofa Gangsta, who could not get into the race last week from barrier eight. Prior fourth was good. Drawn to play a part in the finish. Pat: Leftrightgoodnight  from barrier three stands as good a chance as any in this race and could get home at pretty good odds. Ryan: Scoobys Delight resumed on Sunday from an eight-month break when just run down by American Dynasty. Drawn to lead again, he will be fitter for that outing and this isn’t a strong field. Ken: For value, I suggest the rejuvenated Im Soxy in the TABtouch Pace in which he has drawn perfectly at barrier one and should be in a commanding position throughout. Matt: Firebrace is racing well and the distance suits, a genuine tempo should see him sailing home to be a major player. Ernie: Estocada can be prominent when he returns to Gloucester Park after having raced in the country at his past 25 starts. There was plenty of merit in his performance when he overcame a wide run to win at Bunbury last Sunday. Hayden: Armbro Bliss is racing in career best form and he looks set to enjoy a run just behind the pace. With one-paced types ahead of him, there should be sufficient pace for him to get out and show his late finishing burst to win. Wayne: Jaxon Fella is drawn to get the perfect run behind likely leader Sightseeing Anvil. He looks an excellent each-way chance in the fourth on the card. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting   Wayne Currall

GPTV’s form guru Ken Casellas and yours truly rarely agree on anything, but at Gloucester Park on Friday night we’ll be joining forces to cheer home You Gotta Have Faith. The Bob Mellsop-trained five-year-old gelding has drawn the pole in the sixth and we both think he’s capable of scoring an all-the-way victory for the in-form Jocelyn Young. Casellas summed it up best. “You Gotta Have Faith’s recent form has been rather topsy-turvy, but he should relish starting from the prized No. 1 barrier,” he said. “He showed his liking for pacemaking with two all-the-way wins over 2100m at Geelong last year and he has started from barrier one only once in 18 starts in WA when he set the pace and went on to win over 2100m at Bunbury late last December. I’m confident Jocelyn Young will make every post a winner by jumping in front and then setting a steady pace.” The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft and last year’s leading tipster Matt Young are keen on Vampiro from the leading yard of Greg and Skye Bond. “Vampiro sat outside Maczaffair and wore her down in the Mount Eden Sprint two weeks ago,” Havercroft said. “He is racing in exceptional form, and on that effort he’ll take beating in the James Brennan Memorial.” Young agrees. “Vampiro has stepped right up this preparation and can make his own luck in the feature this Friday,” he said. TABradio’s Matt McDermott, The West Australian’s Ernie Manning and longshot king Pat Harding believe 2017 WA Derby winner Handsandwheels can continue on his merry way. “Tough, versatile, Group 1 wins and placings under his belt ... Handsandwheels should be too strong,” McDermott said. Manning and Harding are of a like mind. “Handsandwheels’ wins at five of his past six starts indicates he is back to the form which enabled him to triumph in last year’s WA Derby,” he said. “The five-year-old, not out of a place in his last 15 appearances, was most impressive when he led and scored first-up on October 19. He looks a top prospect for the Fremantle Pacing Cup and WA Pacing Cup.” “My best bet of the night is with Handsandwheels for the De Campos,” Harding said. “His first run after a spell resulted in an impressive win and I think he can make it two in a row.” Veteran tipster Stuart Lowe believes classy  mare Infinite Symbol can chalk-up a hat-trick of wins in the second last. “My best bet is Infinite Symbol, who has had two starts this season for two wins, including last week’s Merredin Cup,” he said. “Rises in class, but still looks to have an edge on her rivals.” The newest member of the WA Trotting Media Guild - RWWA’s Tim Walker - bagged five winners at his maiden attempt last Friday night and gets a berth in this week’s racebook for his efforts. Walker has taken a shine to Mitch Maguire in the stand. “Mitch Maguire drops back in class this week and has shown good form at the standing start this campaign,” he said. Budding racecaller Hayden King (hear there’s a gig up for grabs calling the Pony Trots) is pinning his hopes on the baldy-faced Im Soxy. “Providing Im Soxy can hold the lead in the early stages, I think he will win,” he said. “He has proven potent when leading in the past and should record his second metropolitan win.” VALUE BETS Ken: Starlight Brigade has been out of the winning list for 21 months, but he impressed at Kellerberrin last Sunday week when he raced wide early and then in the breeze before fighting on grandly to be a head second to Patrickthepiranha. Wayne: I’m sounding like a broken record, but I refuse to let Forever Remembered get under my guard again. She always steps out at a big price and will do so again on Friday night. Can run into the money off a strong pace. Ryan: Khun Ratha dropped out at the start and was not knocked around when resuming at Gloucester Park last Friday. Good draw gives him place prospects. Matt Y: Carter Micheal will be sitting in a nice position with a likely hot early tempo and if the frontrunners undo themselves early, he's the pony I’d like to be on. Matt M: Like his namesake, Luis Alberto is hoping to kick some goals this season after a good return last start when beaten only a metre.  Ernie: Wesley is showing glimpses of ability which he displayed in wins at five of his first seven starts. The five-year-old is ready for a return to city racing after five country victories in his past 11 races. Pat: Brookies Jet has had a number of third placings and I believe he is knocking on the door for a win. This is not a particularly strong field and I think he’s value for money. Stuart: Bravo Tex’s recent form is from wide draws, including a win here from barrier 12 four starts ago. Has the pole draw here which brings him in with strong each-way claims. Tim: Danieljohn has barrier one again this week, after a game second in the Parliamentarians Cup last week. Benhope Rulz is the danger here, but Danieljohn can go one better this week. Hayden: I think Tisadream can cross and lead with not a great deal of speed inside of him. From that position he would be hardest to beat. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting   Wayne Currall

Most members of the WA Trotting Media Guild have put the budding stars on top in their respective races. Veteran tipster Stuart Lowe and The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft have made Bechers Brook their best bet on the 10-event card. “My best bet is Bechers Brook, who has won four of his last five starts,” Lowe said. “Won easily at his only two starts this season. Looks a class above his rivals here.” And Havercroft was even more enthusiastic about Bechers Brook. “Bechers Brook’s run last week was one of the best produced at Gloucester Park in a long time and he gets into this race very nicely,” Havercroft said. “It’s staggering to think there may yet be improvement in him after only two runs since a spell.” Guild president Wayne Currall believes King Of Swing is poised to bounce back to winning form after his last-start sixth behind Vampiro in the Mount Eden Sprint. “Punters would be wise to put a line through King Of Swing’s last start,” Currall said. “He just never got into the race last week and will be much better suited over the longer journey. He can return to the winners’ list here.” Longshot king Pat Harding, novice racecaller Hayden King, The West Australian’s Ernie Manning and the newest member of the Guild, Tim Walker from RWWA are all keen on Benhope Rulz. Manning summed up the thoughts of his colleagues.  “Benhope Rulz is a talented four-year-old who appears to hold an edge against older pacers on Friday night and he shapes as a genuine prospect for the $200,000 Golden Nugget (2536m) at Gloucester Park in December,” Manning said. “The gelding recently won at four consecutive starts and there was plenty of merit in his last-start fourth from gate eight.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas has earmarked The Buckeye Bullet as his star bet. “The formidable combination of Forrestdale trainers Greg and Skye Bond and reinsman Ryan Warwick has made a flying start to the 2018-19 season and promising three-year-old The Buckeye Bullet has bright prospects of victory on Friday night,” Casellas said. “The New Zealand-bred The Buckeye Bullet is awkwardly drawn out wide at barrier seven in the 2130m event, but he has the ability to overcome this disadvantage and is my best bet on the program. He is capable of making amends for his most unlucky third at Pinjarra on Monday afternoon when he met with severe interference 750m from home and broke into a fierce gallop.” Last season’s leading tipster Matt Young has made squaregaiter Lightning Calder his best bet. “Lightning Calder is absolutely flying and looks the winner in the last and should be an anchor in all multis with the appointment of the Voak Train,” Young said. VALUE BETS Stuart: My value bet is Soho Wonder, who trailed Jack Mac last week  before being beaten a length and a half. Was placed at two of his previous starts. Looks close to a win. Ryan: Bruce Stanley astutely prepares his team of trotters and I’d expect The Male Model to perform well at his local debut. Brings sound numerical Sydney form and history says he is steady in his gait. Wayne: In a race where there looks like there’ll be lots of pace on with odds-on favourite Eden Franco drawn wide, Forever Remembered can never be underestimated. Pat: Happy to give Arthur Lowe another chance in race three. I think he can win from barrier three. He's been knocking on the door and this could be his night. Hayden: Mister Ardee will get a beautiful run and if the breaks go his way on the turn he can finish hard to win. Ernie: Ideal One has not been placed in four Gloucester Park starts, but he has been impressive in recent wins at Pinjarra. The gelding also ran two seconds there earlier this month and he appears ready for city success. Tim: Hastalavista was terrorised in the lead by Mister Editorial on Tuesday at headquarters. He’s drawn to lead here and could be hard to roll with an easier time in front. Ken: For value, I suggest Pick My Pocket in race six. Pick My Pocket is sure to be improved after her good first-up third behind Dontstopbelievin last Friday week. Matt: Im Full Of Excuses is not the best GP performer, but I’ve liked a few of his runs and think he could be sweeping home strongly at odds here. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting Wayne Currall

It”s a mixed bag of best bets for Friday night’s meeting at Gloucester Park from the members of the WA Trotting Media Guild. Only two of the crew - veteran tipster Stuart Lowe and The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft - have agreed on a best bet. Lowe and Havercroft believe punters can start the night off on a winning note by supporting classy four-year-old Bechers Brook in the opening event. “My best bet is Bechers Brook, who won easily at Pinjarra on Monday at his first start for five months,” Lowe said. “Previous form was outstanding and he looks too classy here.” Havercroft agrees with Lowe. “Bechers Brook looked to have plenty in reserve in accounting for his rivals on Monday,” Havercroft said. “He looks set for a big four-year-old season.” Budding racecaller Hayden King is keen on brilliant mare Maczaffair making a winning comeback in the $50,000 Mount Eden Sprint (1730m). “Maczaffair has excellent gate speed and will comfortably hold the lead,” King said. “She should be able to lead all the way over the short distance.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas believes Soho Chelsea can make a mockery of his last two efforts where he has finished at the tail of the field. “Soho Chelsea is capable of bouncing back and winning on Friday night,” Casellas said. “The Glenn Elliott-trained six-year-old will appreciate a drop in class and the No. 1 barrier. He is a noted frontrunner and Corey Peterson is sure to take full advantage of his excellent gate speed.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning has made prolific winner Mitch Maguire his best for the night. “Mitch Maguire, who is switching from mobile starts, has won at three of his four appearances in stands and it is anticipated he will begin smoothly,” Manning said. “He should be able to overcome a 20m handicap, judging by the quality shown in 19 wins from 30 starts.” Longshot guru Pat Harding is pinning his hopes on Arthur Lowe. “My best bet comes up in the fourth race in Arthur Lowe,” Harding said. “He has been about the place for a while and is due for another win. With Kyle Harper aboard, barrier four should be ideal and I expect him to put up an excellent showing for punters.” TABradio’s Matt McDermott has labelled Bettor B Chevron as his best. “Bettor B Chevron meets an easier line up than at her previous starts and with barrier two and excellent gate speed she should be bouncing back to winning form,” McDermott said. McDermott’s compatriot at TABradio Matt Young is going head-to-head with Casellas by making Tisadream his best bet. “Tisadream is my best bet,” Young said. “I think this horse will return with a win over the short course. Aiden De Campo will try to lead but I think the horse can lead or breeze to win here.” Guild president Wayne Currall is keen on the chances of Scotlynn Beach. “This Gary Hall-trained pacer was responsible for a huge effort when he finished a close fourth behind Thereugo after doing all the work in the breeze with broken gear,” Currall said. “He’s drawn the pole on Friday night and can make a bold bid for an all-the way victory.”   VALUE BETS Stuart: My value bet is Rock Me Over, an ever consistent pacer who is racing better than his numerical form indicates. Drawn well in barrier two and is likely to lead here. Ryan: Maczaffair resumes from a spell and is drawn ideally in the Mount Eden Sprint. She will be camped just off what could be a hot speed, and would only need luck to be emerging at the finish. Hayden: Ultimate Major would be nigh on impossible to roll if he can lead. He has brilliant early dash, while short-priced favourite Scottlynn Beach has questionable gate speed. The winner should be established by the first turn. Ken: For value, I suggest Sea Me Smile in race seven in which should be prominent from the No. 4 barrier. Her past couple of efforts have been most encouraging. Ernie: Fanci A Dance is expected to be forward in condition when resuming for trainer Barry Howlett. He scored his second Gloucester Park win when overcoming a tough run last June.  Pat: I like Absolution over the sprint journey in the ninth race. With two wins under his belt and Shannon Suvaljko in the sulky, I expect him to complete the treble. Matt M: Scotlynn Beach has the perfect barrier draw to control affairs over the shorter distance. Matt Y: Millwood Brandy could find herself in front here and should run a good race at each-way odds. Wayne: Kasey John ran a bottler of a race at huge odds to finish a close second behind the classy Rocknroll Lincoln last week at headquarters. Just needs to repeat that run for Emily Suvaljko and he’s each-way all day. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting   Wayne Currall

In youth we learn; in age we understand. That could well be the message to Hayden King, the newest and youngest member of the WA Trotting Media Guild. King was confidence personified when he claimed Mister Versace would lead all the way in the $22,000 Fred Doy Memorial (2130m) at Gloucester Park on Friday night. “Mister Versace will be able to hold up from the inside draw and was responsible for an outstanding effort from last at the bell at his last start,” King said. “He reeled off brilliant closing sectionals and this looks at his mercy.” Bold words indeed. Most of the older, wiser members of the WATMG know through bitter experience that “there’s no such thing as a good thing”. But King was undaunted and went on to proclaim another of his selections, Tanaka Eagle, as “unbeatable”. “Although not much value, I recommend taking Tanaka Eagle with my best bet,” he said. “He will lead from the advantageous gate and finds a race he can't lose.” Brash words when you consider Tanaka Eagle hasn’t placed at his past five starts. A much more cautious approach was adopted by three other members of the WA Trotting Media Guild when assessing their best bet. Veteran tipster Stuart Lowe, long-serving harness racing writer at The West Australian Ernie Manning and TABradio racecaller Matt McDermott have labelled former Kiwi pacer Our Max Phactor as their best. “My best bet is the former New Zealander Our Max Phactor, who has won all four WA starts,” Lowe said. “He was very impressive in winning here last week after racing in the breeze throughout. Should be too good here.” Manning also was singing the praises of Our Max Phactor. “This versatile former Kiwi should be able to handle his switch to a mobile start after racing from stands at three of his local appearances,” Manning said. “His tally from 19 mobile starts is nine wins and seven places.” McDermott is of the same opinion. “Our Max Phactor looks a nice pacer with four unbeaten starts in WA from various distances and start conditions,” McDermott said. “Back to a mobile on Friday night over 2536m he should be rolling forward and, if not leading, could possibly breeze and control things from there.” Longshot guru Pat Harding (watch him folks, he’s yet to strike this season) believes Mitch Maguire can continue on his winning ways. “My best bet comes up in race two with No.4 Mitch Maguire,” Harding said. “This is a very consistent horse and should win again. There's not a huge amount of opposition and I expect him to go to the front and lead all the way.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas hasn’t let Rocknroll Lincoln’s wide draw dampen his spirits. “Drawing the outside barrier is a significant disadvantage at Gloucester Park,” Casellas said. “But Rocknroll Lincoln has the class to overcome this and is my best bet on Friday night. The Justin Prentice-trained entire was most impressive first-up last Friday week when he revealed wonderful acceleration to charge home from the one-out, one-back position to win from Speed Man.” TABradio’s Matt Young, like King, believes veteran pacer Tanaka Eagle can return to the winners’ list. “Tanaka Eagle has drawn to lead and meets a moderate field and thought he would lead and win this race,”Young said. The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft is keen on the Kristian Hawkins-trained Dontstopbelievin. “Dontstopbelievin was classes above her rivals at Kellerberrin on Sunday and her form prior to that was more than sound,” Havercroft said. “She looks to have a bright future and appears well-placed in the Preux Chevalier heat this Friday.” Guild president Wayne Currall is at odds with Havercroft and has made the other Hawkins mare, She Could Be Good, as his best bet. “I know She Could Be Good is returning to racing after a three-month break, but the last time she drew the pole over 2130m she led all the way in a slick 1:56.9,” Currall said. “If she can run anywhere near that time they won’t be catching her on Friday night”   VALUE BETS Hayden: Not much value here, but Tanaka Eagle will lead and win. Double him up with Mister Versace, my best bet, for some value. Stuart: My value bet is Qtown Rip Roaring, who is racing better than his numerical form indicates. He is aided here with a drop in class and a good draw and should go close. Ernie: Collie mare Kissmecougar ran last in a six-horse field a week ago, but she had difficulty getting clear and should have finished closer. Her nine wins include two at Gloucester Park. Matt M: Whoswhointhezoo turned in a nice run on Monday, leading easy and sticking with the winner beaten only two metres in a 56.4 last half. Not sure what price he'll start with other chances in the race but drawn well enough to take advantage. Pat: My value bet is Mister Versace. Coming out of barrier one, he is ideally placed to repeat his performance four starts ago when he led from this draw and won. With Chris Voak aboard, I expect him to run really well. Ken: For value, I suggest Bettor Finish, the polemarker in race four. He has been placed at three of his four starts since resuming from a spell and is close to a win. Matt Y: Glow Bright is a throw at the stumps, could race close and handy and worth a small bet at big odds to open the program. Ryan: Sokys Bigbullet has had three runs since resuming and drawn to be in the breeze, which is where he wants to be. Others have better numerical form, but he’s not without claims. Wayne: Chiaroscuro was responsible for an outstanding effort last start at GP. He tramped three wide for the last 800m, which was run in a slick 56.8, when a gutsy third behind Mighty Flying Deal. With better luck in running he can win this at odds. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting Wayne Currall

Chicago Bull has his final start in WA on Friday night at Gloucester Park in the $50,000 J P Stratton Cup (2130m) before heading east for an ambitious campaign that includes the Victoria Cup, the New Zealand Cup and the Inter Dominion series. He’ll be at unbackable odds again and every member of the WA Trotting Media Guild won’t hear of hear of him being beaten. Longshot king Pat Harding has made him the best bet for the night, despite the $1.04 on offer. “The obvious stand out at GP on Friday is Chicago Bull in the J P Stratton Cup,” Harding said. “With only seven runners, this extraordinary horse should notch up another easy win as he heads towards the Inter Dominion.” Prominent tipster Stuart Lowe, The West Australian’s Ernie Manning and the racing co-ordinator at The West Australian Ryan Havercroft believe classy four-year-old King Of Swing will make amends for his last-start defeat. “The best bet is the brilliant King Of Swing, who was narrowly beaten in the Media Guild Cup last week,” Lowe said. “He won his previous four starts and looks classes above his rivals.” Manning agrees with Lowe’s summation of the race. “King Of Swing will appreciate a class drop after his close second to Motu Premier in the Media Guild Cup last Friday,” Manning said. “He was keen in that event when making only his second appearance after a month out of racing. The WA Derby winner had notched victories at his previous five starts and he looks a genuine Golden Nugget prospect.” Havercroft thinks his colleagues are on the money. “King Of Swing lost no admirers last week when outstayed by the accomplished Motu Premier,” Havercroft said. “He drops back in distance, and enormously in grade to an M0 front race and should return to winning form.” Novice racecaller Hayden King is keen on Destined To Rule in the stand. “Destined To Rule finds the perfect opportunity to lead and should record his first city win,” King said. GPTV’s Ken Casellas thinks punters can strike early with Madame Meilland in the opening event. “Classy mare Madame Meilland should give punters a flying start to Friday night’s meeting by proving too good for her rivals in the opening event,” Casellas said. “She’s my best bet and I’m extremely confident she will make amends for her most unlucky eighth behind Tricky Styx last Friday night when she raced in the breeze and was travelling like a winner before locking wheels with the pacemaker Better B Chevron 120m from the finish.” Last season’s leading tipster Matt Young believes Suspicious Life can post an all-the-way victory. “Suspicious Life is returning and has brilliant gate speed, should lead and control the race ultimately returning to the winners’ circle,” Young said. Guild president Wayne Currall is happy to make Amelias Courage his star bet. “Amelias Courage was rolled as a short-priced favourite last start,” Currall said. “But they did run home the last 800m in a slick 56.7 - and that was against the boys. She’s drawn wide but will appreciate dropping back to mares company and can bounce back here.” VALUE BETS Pat: For a bit of value I thought Loaded Aussie in the last race of the night could be the way to go. Coming out of barrier seven over the sprint journey is not great, but I think he stands a good each-way chance, particularly as there’s not a great deal of exposed form in the race. Stuart: The value bet is Always Arjay, who covered plenty of ground last week when sixth to Mitch Maguire. He was placed at three of his previous four starts and should appreciate a return to stand conditions. Ernie: Suspicious Life clearly won a recent trial and is expected to run a big race when resuming. The lightly-raced gelding has won three Gloucester Park events and he ran two seconds there shortly before being spelled last June. Ryan: Glow Bright's recent form, though numerically unappealing, has been sound and he should be emerging late from a soft draw. Hayden: Suspicious Life will spear to the front and lead all the way in a low-pressure contest. Ken: For value, I suggest Always Arjay in the fourth event, a 2503m stand. The Matt Scott-trained gelding is a standing-start specialist and if he reproduces his strong effort when second to The Bucket List in the BOTRA Cup in July he will notch his 17th victory. Matt: Estilo, now with the Kristian Hawkins stable, is nicely drawn and in an even race over the mile, could be a big price and worth having something on at each-way prices. Wayne: Forever Remembered needs the pace on in a race where Speed Man will go around as a short-priced favourite. However, if the Shattering Class mare gets conditions to suit she can run a big race at huge odds.    To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting   Wayne Currall

The $25,000 WA Trotting Media Guild Cup (2536m) headlines a strong card at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Members of the WA Trotting Media Guild will be on course to celebrate their big night and hopefully steer punters into some winners. Mitch Maguire, King Of Swing and Lincs Tiger have all been earmarked as best bets by several Guild members. Stuart Lowe, who finished third in last season’s tipping contest, The West Australian’s Ernie Manning and the racing co-ordinator at The West Australian Ryan Havercroft have all made the consistent Mitch Maguire their best for the night. “Mitch Maguire has won four of his five runs back from a spell and bolted in last week over 1730m rating 1.54.3,” Lowe said. “Drawn the pole here and should lead throughout.” Manning agrees with Lowe. “Mitch Maguire, with the advantage of barrier one, can further boost his exceptional Gloucester Park tally,” Manning said. “He has won seven of nine races at headquarters, and his overall career record is 18 victories from 28 appearances. He faced the breeze when second in The Schrader Final, then bounced back to win again last Friday.” Havercroft is singing from the same hymn sheet. “Mitch Maguire has been in irresistible form of late and has come up with the prized inside barrier,” Havercroft said. “His only defeat in his last five outings was in The Schrader Final, when inconvenienced at the start and later suffering a gear failure.” Novice race caller and the newest member of the Guild Hayden King is a big fan of classy four-year-old King Of Swing. Longshot guru Pat Harding, who once again took the honours for the longest-priced winner last season when he found Courage Tells at odds of $114 in December, also is in King Of Swing’s corner. “King Of Swing should be able to lead all the way in the Media Guild Cup, expressing his dominance as WA's best pacer in the imminent absence of Chicago Bull,” King said. Harding believes King Of Swing can manage the class rise and make it five on the bounce. “Media Guild Cup night is always a good night at GP and this year should be no exception,” Harding said. “I believe the Garry Hall-trained King Of Swing is the way to go in the cup. Coming out of barrier one is a plus and I think he is a most exciting horse poised to make it five wins in a row.” TABradio’s Matt McDermott and Guild president Wayne Currall believe Lincs Tiger can continue on his winning way. “This will be Lincs Tiger’s first start at 2500m, but he’s a versatile pacer with three wins in a row,” McDermott said. “Should be hard to beat.” Currall agrees. “Lincs Tiger is racing his way through the classes and looks a good thing to break his M0 status on Friday night,” Currall said. “The Bonds have their eyes set on biggest targets with Lincs Tiger and he should put this field to the sword.” Ken Casellas, a perpetual winner or placegetter in the Guild’s tipping competition, finished second last season. He’s keen on classy mare Tricky Styx on Friday night. “A massive drop in class should enable Tricky Styx to end a 15-month drought,” Casellas said. “Tricky Styx, prepared at Northam by Jesse Moore, has the class to overcome the disadvantage of starting from the outside barrier on the front line and Aiden De Campo is likely to press forward in the early stages in a bid to put pressure on the early leader.” Last season’s top tipster was Matt Young with a very healthy winning percentage of more than 47 per cent. Young has nominated Argyle Red as his best bet. “Argyle Red has drawn beautifully to lead and has dropped back in class,” Young said. “He should be leading and winning.”   VALUE BETS Stuart: My value bet is Argyle Red, who ran a good race when unplaced in the Navy Cup behind Chicago Bull last week. Down in class and better drawn here. Ernie: Robert The Bruce has won only one of his past 14 races and is on a six-run losing sequence. But he is slowing glimpses of ability that enabled him to win at five of his first six WA starts. He ran fourth after breaking gait last Friday. Ryan: Sokys Bigbullet was headed from barrier one upon resuming but showed enough to suggest he will be fit enough for this assignment. He won’t be covered up this week and is up to this class. Hayden: Madame Meilland, despite being poorly drawn over 1730m, can get terms run to suit and win. Pat: Not much value here, but I think Mitch Maguire from barrier one will deliver the goods. He scored a great win last week and should repeat the dose for punters. Matt M: Sangue Reale has been impressive at his last two starts. He rattled off some good closing sectionals on Monday and is a good chance at a hat-trick in the last . Wayne: Extreme Prince can’t beat Mitch Maguire, but he’s drawn to get the perfect run in transit behind the hot-pot. Looks a great chance to run second. Ken: For value, I suggest the Justin Prentice-trained Rocknroll Lincoln in race two. He is resuming after a spell and will be driven by Jocelyn Young from barrier six. His form earlier this year was outstanding and he looks set to issue a strong challenge to the in-form Speed Man. Matt Y: Saleahs Command is a chance to cross in the first and if he leads he will go very close. He’s worth an each-way bet and you’re hoping everything goes right. 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 seven different best bets for the last night of the 2017/18 season at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Unfortunately, they can’t all salute - unless, of course, there’s a dead-heat - as longshot maestro Pat Harding and Guild president Wayne Currall have made their star bets in the same race, the $20,000 Schrader Final (2130m). Harding believes the in-form Simba Bromac can make it a hat-trick of wins despite his wide draw in gate eight. “Looks like another night of short-priced favourites at GP on Friday night,” Harding said. “One of those comes up in the Schrader Final in the form of Simba Bromac. This horse won two of the three heats and is a quality performer and I don't believe his draw will be a problem. With Chris Lewis aboard, he should give punters an excellent result.” But Currall doesn’t see it that way. He’s a big fan of Mitch Maguire and believes he can make it four on the bounce after being off the scene for more than 12 months. “Mitch Maguire has a touch of class about him and was very impressive last week when he came home the last 800m in 55.4 after sitting in the breeze,” Currall said. “He’s big, tough and strong and I can see him outmuscling Simba Bromac.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning is a fan of consistent three-year-old Speed Man. “Speed Man has been most consistent, notching three wins from five starts since a spell,” Manning said. “It is a bonus he drew barrier one, in contrast to starting from gate eight when running third to classy stablemate King Of Swing last Friday. He should be a quality four-year-old next season.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas is keen on classy filly Detroit Lily. “Detroit Lily has an edge in class over her rivals in race two at Gloucester Park on Friday night and she is my best bet,” Casellas said. “She is capable of overcoming a back-line draw and is sure to have improved on her sound first-up effort a fortnight ago when she sustained a strong three-wide run from 10th at the bell to finish fifth behind Dontstopbelievin.” The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft believes Fake News can bounce back from a last-start sixth and score in the ninth event on the program. “Fake News looked below her best when a fading sixth to Countess Grace two weeks ago,” Havercroft said. “Drawn to lead, she would only need to show modest improvement to salute in the final two-year-old race of the season.” TABradio’s Matt Young has marked Vampiro as his star bet for the night. “Vampiro has the draw advantage over his main rival (Natural Disaster) and can do plenty of work in his race which will hold him in good stead here,” Young said. Last season’s leading tipster Stuart Lowe believes punters can start the night in winning style with Lincs Tiger. “My best bet is Lincs Tiger, who got into severe trouble last week before finishing last to King Of Swing,” Lowe said. “Prior form was good, with three wins and four placings from seven previous starts. Draw brings him in with strong claims.” VALUE BETS Pat: The last race is wide open without a great deal of form visible. I think No.2 Fight Song for trainer John Graham with Chris Voak aboard stands an excellent chance. He has a few placings to his name and the barrier should suit. Wayne: Sir Nicholas has been placed at his past three starts and is drawn to get a good run following the favourite Beaudiene Beaufighta. Could surprise at odds. Ernie: Lady Lani, who came from three back on the pegs to run third when favourite at Bunbury last start, will have Shannon Suvaljko resume as her driver. The youngster confirmed her ability when a recent Gloucester Park winner. Ken: For value, I suggest Kaptain Kenny, who goes up considerably in class in race seven, but has the ability to meet the challenge. He was unlucky last Friday night when badly blocked for a clear passage until the final few strides when second to Im Soxy. Ryan: Aussie Jet has a run of 17 unplaced efforts heading into Friday’s meeting. He should take a sit behind short-priced favourite Beaudiene Beaufighta, giving him every chance to break that sequence. Matt: Hello Hotshot is on debut after an impressive trial at Pinjarra. He has plenty of gate speed and looks a big chance to win on debut. Stuart: My value bet is Tajies Girl, who has been placed once from three runs back from a spell. Speedy type who is well drawn and should be close to her top. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting    Wayne Currall

The consistent Vampiro has been earmarked as a special by three members of the WA Trotting Media Guild for Friday night’s meeting at Gloucester Park. This season’s leading tipster Matt Young, GPTV’s Ken Casellas and Guild president Wayne Currall have all given the Greg and Skye Bond-trained pacer the thumbs up in the night’s only standing-start event. “My best bet on the card is Vampiro,” Young said. “He is low flying and back to a stand should see him get a well-deserved win.” Casellas agrees with Young’s take on the race. “Richly talented four-year-old Vampiro drops massively in class on Friday night and the New Zealand-bred gelding is my star bet off the 20m mark,” Casellas said. “He gave an eye-catching performance last Friday night when he was sixth at the bell and thundered home to be a close second to Johnny Disco in a 1730m sprint. A week earlier, he worked hard in the breeze when an excellent third to Runrunjimmydunn and Motu Premier in the 3309m Marathon Handicap.” Currall believes Vampiro has the ability to overcome his 20m impost. “Vampiro is ultra consistent and hasn’t finished further back than fourth at his past 15 starts,” Currall said. “The horse resumed from a three-month break in June and has recorded three seconds and three thirds from his seven starts and is poised to break through on Friday night.” Last season’s leading tipster Stuart Lowe and TABradio’s Matt McDermott are keen on another Bond-trained horse in the shape of El Jacko. “My best bet is the speedy El Jacko, who has run three solid thirds since a good win at GP in July,” Lowe said. “Despite his wide draw here, he appears to have an edge on his rivals and looks the one to beat.” McDermott agrees with Lowe. “El Jacko is the class horse of the field and will appreciate the extra distance from his wide gate,” McDermott said. “He looks the best bet on the program.” Longshot guru Pat Harding has labelled the prolific-winning Simba Bromac as his star bet. “In a night likely to be dominated by the Bond and Hall camps, finding value for punters has not been easy,” Harding said. “However, in race three Simba Bromac should continue on his winning way. Again he has the advantage of barrier one and should be an easy drive for Chris Lewis.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning likes polemarker Hes Talking in the seventh race. “Hes Talking looks hard to beat from the prized pole position in his 1730m event,” Manning said. “The Colin Brown-trained gelding is an established standing-start performer, however showed gate speed from the mobile last Friday night. He faced the breeze early and ran unplaced, but now gets a better chance to display ability which has enabled him to win twice from five Gloucester Park starts.” Racing co-ordinator at The West Australian Ryan Havercroft believes the State’s best pacer Chicago Bull will continue on his winning ways. “It’s impossible to go past Chicago Bull who has been in impeccable form since returning from a spell,” Havercroft said. “Trainer Gary Hall has signalled an intention to travel east with his star pacer next season and he should easily account for his six rivals here.” VALUE BETS Matt Young: Nothing In Between has so-so form but over the mile and the moderate field along with Kyle Harper guiding helps this horse and gives him a great each-way chance of going the trip. Ken: For value, I suggest Just A Legend in race nine which appears to be an extremely open affair. He has a very modest winning record of just six per cent (seven wins from 108 starts), but his past couple of runs have been encouraging. Wayne: Fizzing should find the front for new reinsman Chris Lewis in the opening event and could prove hard to catch despite the class of odds-on favourite King Of Swing. Stuart: The value bet is Gonzos Shadow, who ran a good race at Northam behind Roman Aviator last week. Placed at two of his previous four starts. In a wide-open race he gets his chance to win in the metropolitan area. Matt McDermott: Vampiro began safe at his first stand in the recent Marathon Handicap. He’s a versatile pacer and deserves a win. Pat: I think Chris Lewis can bob up again in the ninth race with Aussie Jet. There's not much exposed form in this race and Ausssie Jet from barrier six stands as good a chance as anything else in the race. Ernie: Zara Whitby was getting beaten in outer country races at the end of her last campaign. But she has won at Gloucester Park and is capable of a bold first-up run for trainer Edwin Dewar. Ryan: Pink Diamonds ran a nice trial when qualifying last Sunday at Pinjarra. Though not hunted out of the gate, she balanced up nicely and got to the leaders easily in the closing stages and that effort suggests she may have a bright future. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting Wayne Currall

The ever-consistent Simba Bromac and speed machine Johnny Disco have been labelled as good things by members of the WA Trotting Media Guild for Friday night’s meeting at Gloucester Park. Last season’s leading tipster Stuart Lowe, The West Australian’s Ernie Manning and longshot king Pat Harding believe punters can start the night off on a winning note by supporting Simba Bromac. “My best bet is Simba Bromac, who has won 15 of 22 starts this season,” Lowe said. “He won in 1.52.8 over 1730m two starts ago and then breezed when a close-up second at his last start. Perfectly drawn to lead all the way.” Manning agrees. “Simba Bromac has been freshened and should possess sufficient gate speed to hold the lead from gate one at his first start in three week.” Manning said. “He is a winner at 16 of 28 starts, while his 10 Gloucester Park races have resulted in five wins and four places. He was an impressive all-the-way winner two starts ago and then endured a tough run when second on July 27.” Harding, who threw out Rock Diamonds as his best bet last week when it led all the way at the juicy odds of $26.70, is in agreement with his colleagues. “Another tough night of pacing at GP on Friday night.” Harding said. “However, I think punters can get off to an excellent start in the first event with Simba Bromac. With two wins and three places from his last five starts, this consistent horse, with Chris Lewis aboard and coming out of barrier one, should easily account for his rivals.” TABradio’s Matt Young and Guild president Wayne Currall are keen on Johnny Disco. “Johnny Disco has the draw and over the distance looks about ready to enter ‘Beast Mode’ on Friday night,” Young said. “He nearly knocked off Ultimate Machete over the summer and I think he’ll be winning here.” And Currall agrees. “Greg and Skye Bond are poised to score their first win with new stable acquisition Johnny Disco on Friday night,” Currall said. “His last-start fifth behind Chicago Bull was a great lead-up to this race. The pole draw and Colin Brown jumping into the cart for the first time over the sprint trip makes Johnny Disco the horse to beat.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas is keen on the Debbie Padberg-trained Cracka Star. “Cracka Star is racing with abundant enthusiasm and the five-year-old is my best bet on Friday night when he should make the most of the No. 1 barrier by leading and holding his rivals at bay,” Casellas said. “Cracka Star drops appreciably in class after he led early and then raced behind the pacemaker before wilting to sixth behind Runrunjimmydunn in the Marathon Handicap last Friday night. He made most of the running to win a stand in convincing fashion at his previous outing.” The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft has made Detroit Lily his star bet for the night. “Detroit Lily represents the class in her race, finishing runner-up in the WA Oaks six starts ago,” Havercroft said. “She has had a short break, but will no doubt be near her best for a tilt at another metro win before the end of the season.” VALUE BETS Stuart: My value bet is Johnny Disco, who has had three unplaced runs since a spell. Improved effort when a last-start fifth to Chicago Bull. Down in class here and drawn to play a part. Ernie: Presidentmach, with 14 wins to his credit, is capable of running a bold race. He should be good value after unplaced efforts at his past four starts and no wins in eight Gloucester Park appearances. He faced the breeze when a last-start sixth at Pinjarra. Pat: The Bond camp should continue on its merry winning way in race three with El Jacko. Again Ryan Warwick has the drive and barrier eight should not worry him over the sprint journey. Matt: Kapeka Fella in the last has the speed to lead and control the race and with little depth can pinch it at odds. Wayne: The Craig Abercromby-trained No Wow Factor - eight placings from his last 10 starts - could finally salute in the last. Ken: For value, I suggest Amelias Courage in race four. She has the ability to overcome the disadvantage of starting from the outside of the back line. Ryan: Raffaello has good gate speed and led all the way when he last drew the pole here. This is stronger but he grows a leg in front and he is a great each-way prospect. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting Wayne Currall

Three members of the WA Trotting Media Guild have labelled the consistent El Jacko as their best bet for Friday night’s meeting at Gloucester Park. GPTV’s Ken Casellas, The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft and Guild president Wayne Currall are all keen on the Greg and Skye Bond-trained five-year-old gelding. “El Jacko has exciting potential and he should continue his march towards open-class company by winning race three at headquarters on Friday night,” Casellas said. “He’s my best bet and is certainly capable of overcoming the disadvantage of starting out wide at barrier eight. He boasts a winning record of 43 per cent and impresses with his toughness and ability to unwind powerful finishing bursts.” Havercroft believes El Jacko was most unlucky at his last start. “El Jacko was just staking his claim in The Chandon Final when he locked wheels on the home turn,” Havercroft said. “After losing momentum he picked himself up to catch the eye when flying home for third.” Currall agrees with his colleagues. “El Jacko should relish the step up to 2536m and is the class horse in this 10-horse field,” Currall said. “He’s an M3-class horse taking on lesser-assessed pacers and with even luck in running should prove the testing material.” Last season’s leading tipster Stuart Lowe is keen on the former Victorian mare Waltzingwithsierra, now in the stables of Kat Warwick. “My best bet is Waltzingwithsierra,” Lowe said. “She has impressed with solid runs at three WA starts and looks well suited here. The pole draw gives her a chance to lead all the way.” TABradio’s Matt Young, who has a healthy lead in this year’s tipping competition, believes the Kevin Keys-trained Tajies Girl could surprise at odds. “My best bet is little out of the box, but I think Tajies Girl will find her way to the front in race eight with Soho Changeling crossing and then handing up,” Young said. “Junior is aboard and her form is solid enough to suggest she would lead and win.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning has opted for the classy Natural Disaster as his best bet. “Natural Disaster was considered to be an Inter Dominion prospect after four wins in a sequence of five starts between May and August last year,” Manning said. “He encountered a setback and did not contest the series, but the gelding has bounced back after a lengthy spell. Pinjarra and Bunbury wins at his past two starts have been impressive.” Longshot guru Pat Harding believes the Bonds will have a night out at GP. “Should be another good night for the Bond camp this week,” Harding said. “My best bet comes up in race five with Rock Diamonds. This horse had a good win two starts ago and I think he can step up to the plate again in this race. Barrier five should not be a problem.” VALUE BETS Ken: For value, I suggest the Debbie Padberg-trained Bad Round, who is poised for a bold showing in race two at his 100th start. He has a losing sequence of 13, but has been performing soundly against stronger opposition. Ryan: Courage Tells improved lengths last week to lead throughout. Loves this draw and can repeat the feat. Wayne: Always Arjay can run a cheeky race in the Marathon Handicap. He has finished second at his last four starts at headquarters, including an unlucky second in the BOTRA Cup. Will give them something to chase if he can find the front. Stuart: The value bet is Fizzing who ran a great race to win easily in fast time at Pinjarra on Monday. Drawn to get a good run. Matt: Say It Now in race two has been competitive as of late, meets a moderate line-up and has Chris Voak back aboard. Could be a big price. Ernie: Chuck Norris has not won in his past 31 starts, but he showed a glimpse of his best when running on to dead-heat for third at Bunbury last start. The New Zealand import has won at Gloucester Park. Pat: The Bonds should get a race-to-race double in race six with Courage Tells. From pole position I expect him to be in front and salute the judge. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting   Wayne Currall

It’s a mixed bag from members of the WA Trotting Media Guild as far as best bets go for Friday night’s meeting at Gloucester Park. Only two tipsters - last season’s competition winner Stuart Lowe and longshot guru Pat Harding - have settled on the same horse, Our Angel Of Harlem, as their best for the night. Lowe believes the Mike Reed-trained filly can follow on from her easy victory at Pinjarra late last month. “My best bet is Our Angel of Harlem, who crushed her rivals at Pinjarra by 20 metres in fast time,” Lowe said. “Was an easy Pinjarra winner three starts ago and then covered heaps of extra ground when narrowly beaten here at her next start. Hard to beat.” And Harding agrees with Lowe. “My best bet for the night comes up late in the program in race nine in the shape of Our Angel Of Harlem,” Harding said. “She will come out of barrier six and has been racing very consistently. I think that in this small field of seven, driver Mark Reed should be able to guide this filly to victory.” TABradio’s Matt Young is keen on the Ross Olivieri-trained Motu Premier. “Motu Premier has returned with little luck and meets a good field to return to winning form,” Young said. “I think he’s knocking on the door.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning believes the inside draw could prove pivotal to Robert The Bruce’s chances. “Robert The Bruce gets his chance to bounce back into the winners’ list after drawing the pole,” Manning said. “The New Zealand import impressed when last year winning at seven of his first 10 WA starts. He has been beaten at his past seven appearances but showed a glimpse of earlier form when coming from a second-row draw to finish fourth at GP last Friday night.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas is a fan of Lightning Jolt, another horse who has drawn the pole in his race. “Lightning Jolt has bright prospects of ending a losing sequence of 12 when he contests the seventh event at headquarters on Friday night,” Casellas said. “I marked him down as my best bet when he drew the prized No. 1 barrier after he was not suited from wide draws at his previous two starts. The John Oldroyd-trained five-year-old has good gate speed and I expect Clint Hall to attempt an all-the-way victory.”  The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft has kept the pole-draw specials coming with Courage Tells. “Courage Tells grows a leg from the inside draw and though he possesses a losing sequence of 21 starts, expect him to be well thought of for this assignment and he will take catching,” Havercroft said. Media Guild president Wayne Currall likes the chances of the Colin Reeves-trained mare Catastrophic Event in the eighth race on the card. “Catastrophic Event has found some winning form of late and with champion reinsman Chris Lewis in the bike she should prove the testing material,” Currall said. “She’s drawn perfectly in gate three and Lewis will be looking to send her to an early lead and then dictate in front.” VALUE BETS Stuart: My value bet is the luckless Budd Sidewinder, who was a solid third at Bunbury in a strong field two starts ago. Couldn’t get into the race last start when seventh here. Looks down in class and is well drawn. Should figure in the finish. Pat: Robert The Bruce has come up with the best draw he’s had in recent times. From barrier one I expect trainer/driver Nathan Turvey to send him to an early lead and win. Matt: The Great Dane in the last has showed good signs of ability. Freshened up he could be a good price and a big run wouldn’t surprise. Ernie: Lightning Jolt is on a 12-start losing run. But the gelding, a Champagne Classic runner-up at his debut, looks capable of using barrier one to advantage. Ken: For plenty of value I suggest Soho Wonder in race three, in which he is somewhat awkwardly drawn at barrier six. His recent efforts for trainer-reinsman Kaiden Hayter have been encouraging. Ryan: Whenmechief has only won once in WA, but it was at this track and from this draw when he found plenty. His numerical form does not read well, but the barrier brings him into consideration. Wayne: Good Times Ahead ran a creditable race when he finished three lengths behind Tyler Brett at headquarters last week. From gate three and with Junior in the cart, expect him to be about the place here. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting   Wayne Currall

Punters who followed last week’s value bets from members of the WA Trotting Media Guild would have been laughing all the way to the bank. Media Guild president Wayne Currall advised punters to forgive Forever Remembered's unplaced runs at her previous two starts at Gloucester Park. “Prior to those two efforts, she charged home from well back to finish a close second behind Michael Joseph and could get the fast pace she needs to show her best,” Currall said. And that’s exactly what happened. Forever Remembered charged home off a hot pace from well back at the turn to upset odds-on favourite Dodolicious and win at the juicy odds of $11.60. Then last season’s leading tipster Stuart Lowe weighed in with an even more attractive winner. Lowe threw out Celestial Ruler as his value bet. “Celestial Ruler worked hard and finished with a flat tyre when sixth here last week,” Lowe said. “He was placed at two of his previous four starts and the pole draw gives him good claims here.” Wise words indeed! Celestial Ruler led all the way and scored at the fantastic odds of $31.30. Members of the Media Guild all believe the State’s best pacer Chicago Bull is a good thing on Friday night, but he’ll start at prohibitive odds. Lowe has made classy squaregaiter Glenferrie Typhoon his best bet for the meeting. “Glenferrie Typhoon has won his last five mobile starts,” Lowe said. “Looks far too good once again.” Currall has labelled the speedy and in-form Bhagwan as his best. “Bhagwan won at headquarters three starts ago after coming from the back line,” Currall said. “His last-start third behind Natural Disaster and Michael Joseph at Pinjarra was full of merit and he can lead all the way from the pole for concession driver Mitchell Miller.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning is keen on The Freedom Fighter in the opening event. “The Freedom Fighter is line for a sixth straight win and barrier one has further boosted his prospects,” Manning said. “He impressed in two Pinjarra wins before completing a Gloucester Park hat-trick. The Bond-trained pacer has won in four of his five appearances at headquarters and he shows sufficient gate speed to hold the lead.” On-course announcer Ken Casellas believes Campora can turn his form around from his pole draw. “Campora has been unplaced at his past six starts, but he gets an excellent chance to break through for an overdue win and end a losing sequence of 14 when he starts from the coveted No. 1 barrier,” Casellas said. “The New Zealand-bred five-year-old is my best bet. He caught the eye last Friday night when he was seventh with 250m to travel and unwound a solid burst to finish fifth behind Simba Bromac.” TABradio’s Matt Young is a fan of Sheez Impressive in the last. “Sheez Impressive has the gate speed to lead and show her best in the last,” Young said. Longshot guru Pat Harding believes Friday night could result in another battle between the leading stables of Gary Hall and Greg and Skye Bond. “Chicago Bull just goes from strength to strength since his return to racing and this week should be no different,” Harding said. “Coming out of barrier one in the sixth race, driver Gary Hall Jr should have an armchair ride behind the “Little Bull” and I expect the stable to snare the trifecta with Runrunjimmydunn and Beaudiene Boaz.” The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft, like his colleague Manning, fancies The Freedom Fighter in the first. “The Freedom Fighter has been in irresistible form, including a last-start win over the short-priced favourite Ace Bromac,” Havercroft said. “From the inside draw this week, it is hard to see anything getting around him.” VALUE BETS Stuart: The value bet is Robert The Bruce. He ran a great second to Walkinshaw five starts ago. Has raced without luck at his four unplaced runs since. Draw gives him each-way claims again. Wayne: Runrunjimmydunn can’t beat Chicago Bull, but he is drawn to get the run of the race behind the little champ. Can add value to the exotics. Ernie: Attack On Command looked on the way back to form when a close third at Bunbury last start. The gelding, who five starts ago scored his 13th win, looks suited in this field. Ken: For value, I suggest the Bob Mellsop-trained veteran Attack On Command in race eight. The eight-year-old has won only once from his past 36 starts, but his close-up third behind Rocknroll Beachboy at Bunbury on Tuesday of last week was a pointer to better things to come. Matt: Chevrons Champion is beautifully drawn and in an even race with even luck will be running on powerfully. Pat: The Bond-trained Waimac Attack should prevail. Without a great deal of exposed form in the race, I expect driver Ryan Warwick to allow him to pounce in the final lap. Ryan: In the last, a race devoid of any convincing numerical form, I’m prepared to persist with Funky Ole Medina. She folded up last week after working early to find the top, but her run the previous start when fourth after being three-wide without cover for the last lap was full of merit. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting   Wayne Currall

Chicago Bull, the State’s best pacer, looms as a good thing at Gloucester Park on Friday night but he’ll be at very skinny odds again. Members of the WA Trotting Media Guild have all put the “Little Bull” on top but only two have made him their best bet at the meeting. Longshot maestro Pat Harding and Guild president Wayne Currall believe Chicago Bull will continue on his winning ways and have made him their best for the night, despite the short quote. “Could be a good night for our leading trainers - Gary Hall and Greg and Skye Bond,” Harding said. “They have the possibility of winning two thirds of the program between them. “After a spectacular return to racing last week, Chicago Bull is poised to strike again in the seventh race. With only a small field of seven it should be a good race between the “Little Bull” and Bettors Fire.” Currall agrees with Harding. “Chicago Bull couldn’t have been more impressive in his return to the track last week after a four-month spell,” he said. “He faces a bit more opposition from the likes of Runrunjimmydunn, Bettors Fire, Beaudiene Boaz and Galactic Star than he did last start, but he seems to have the measure of the locals and should be winning again.” Last season’s leading tipster Stuart Lowe is keen on Simba Bromac in the opening event. “My best bet is the ever-consistent Simba Bromac, who has won 14 times and been placed five times from 20 starts this season,” Lowe said. “Was a massive run from a wide draw in a strong field when a close-up third at Narrogin last start. Drawn two and should be able to lead all the way.” On-course announcer Ken Casellas has advised punters to be patient and wait until race nine on the 10-event card to unleash their hard-earned. “Itsnotova has yet to win a race from 14 starts, but he is knocking hard on the door and gets a great chance to break through on Friday night,” Casellas said. “The son of former champion pacer Mr Feelgood gets the nod as my best bet. He is handily drawn at barrier two on the back line and will follow out speedy beginner Flash Hunter.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning believes the Mike-Reed trained Our Angel Of Harlem can continue on her winning ways. “High-priced New Zealand import Our Angel Of Harlem bounced back to her best and was most impressive when winning the Daintys Daughter Classic by 12m at Pinjarra on Monday,” Manning said. “The filly showed big potential in two Christchurch victories, but struck setbacks after a transfer to Perth. She won only once in her first seven WA starts and was unplaced in three appearances leading up to the Pinjarra triumph. But she now seems assured of more success.” TABradio’s Matt Young is a big fan of Chok Chai, which is a province in north-eastern Thailand. It’s certainly a topical tip in light of the recent dramatic cave rescue in that part of the world. “Chok Chai is second up and strips fitter,” Young said. “Over the longer trip he can overcome the bad draw with ease and should go on his winning way again.” The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft is waiting until the last race to launch into his best bet. “Majorpride was racing well prior to running seventh in the Gold Bracelet,” Havercroft said. “This is much easier and she should return to form in the last event on the card.” VALUE BETS Pat: The Halls and the Bonds do battle again in race five, but I think that El Jacko with Ryan Warwick aboard should prevail over the favourite Lets Chase The Dream. Wayne: Punters should forgive Forever Remembered her unplaced runs at her past two starts when she couldn’t get into the race. Prior to those efforts, she charged home from well back to finish a close second behind Michael Joseph and could get the fast pace she needs to show her best. Stuart: My value bet is Celestial Ruler, who worked hard and finished with a flat tyre when sixth here last week. Placed at two of previous four starts. Pole draw gives him good claims here. Ken: For value, I suggest Motu Premier in the BOTRA Cup, in which he will start off 40 metres at his second appearance after a spell. It is well worth considering that two starts ago Motu Premier ran on to finish fifth behind Soho Tribeca and Chicago Bull in the WA Pacing Cup in January. Ernie: Motu Premier is capable of running a bold race when racing second-up. He proved his class by finishing fourth in an Inter Dominion heat last November and he later ran fifth in the WA Pacing Cup. Matt: Motu Premier is second-up and has good standing-start form, gets the trip and should show his best. Ryan: Space Junk has won at six of nine local starts and has hardly put a foot wrong since resuming from a spell. A rise in class and an awkward draw means he should be near an each-way quote. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting Wayne Currall  

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