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Talk about a mixed bag! This week, three members of the WA Trotting Media Guild have made their best bets at Gloucester Park on Friday night all in the same race - and all different horses. I’m tipping one of them will be right ... but which one? The clear leader in this year’s tipping competition, TABradio’s Matt Young has made Natural Disaster his star bet for the night. “Natural Disaster is ideally drawn and is going to get a beautiful run throughout,” Young said. “He is very versatile and looks the one to beat.” Not according to longshot king Pat Harding. “My best bet comes up late in the night in race nine,” Harding said. “Simba Bromac has had two starts since a spell and performed pretty well. With only a small field of seven, Chris Lewis should have no problems from barrier six and I expect Simba Bromac to win well.” But hold your horses, they’re both wrong, according to novice racecaller Hayden King. “Thereugo can burn across and lead, looking likely to make every post a winner,” King said. Maybe an all-ways trifecta - with the aforementioned runners - could be the way to go. The West Australian’s Ernie Manning has opted for Our Corelli in the last as his best bet. “Our Corelli won stylishly at Pinjarra on Monday when having his first start since joining trainer Debra Lewis’ stable and looks set to maintain an unbeaten record for his new team,” Manning said. “Lewis has won with a string of pacers, headed by Luis Alberto, after taking them over  from other WA stables this year. Our Corelli showed a lot of potential when he won seven races, including two at Gloucester Park, when prepared by Justin Prentice.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas, fresh and raring to go after a long break, believes punters can get the night off to a great start in the opening event. “Four-year-old One Off Delight has managed just one top-three placing from 11 starts this season - a win in modest company at Gloucester Park two starts ago - but he is my best bet on Friday night,” Casellas said. “Trained by Gary Hall and driven by Gary Hall Jr, One Off Delight should give punters a flying start to the meeting by setting the pace from barrier two and winning the opening event. He was a 33/1 outsider last Friday night when seventh behind Shockwave in much stronger company. He met with interference and had no luck at all after starting from the outside of the back line and therefore it will pay to overlook that failure.” RWWA’s racing communications co-ordinator Tim Walker is keen on Ideal Liner. “Ideal Liner recorded a good win last week and ran some solid time to go with it,” Walker said. “He should keep going on his merry way this week.” The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft has made Vincenzo Peruggia his best for the evening. “Vincenzo Perrugia falls back into a race he should just win this week,” Havercroft said. “Drawn the pole and over the sprint distance, he will lead and will be extremely hard to topple.” Guild president Wayne Currall believes Some Copper Beach has drawn ideally to post an all-the-way victory in the $30,000 2YO Fillies Gold Bracelet (2130m). “Some Copper Beach ran a cracking race behind the talented Double Expresso last Friday night,” Currall said. “She’s drawn the pole here and Aiden De Campo will be looking to lead from go to whoa. Two of her four wins have come from leading and she looks very hard to catch in this race.” VALUE BETS MATT: Dontstopbelievin is returning and is a brilliant frontrunner. If she is fit and ready she will run a big race at odds. PAT: My value bet comes up in race seven with No. 5 Veiled Secret. The Olivieri/Voak combination should see this horse give punters a good sight in what is an average field. HAYDEN: Suing You is very smart and I would be very confident had she drawn a barrier. With luck she will be hard to beat. ERNIE: Trust My Judgement, a seasoned stand performer, will appreciate starting from only 10m behind after having to contend with a 40m handicap when unplaced at Pinjarra last Monday. He has won six races and run 25 places from standing starts. KEN: For value, I suggest Lagoon Stride in race three in which he will start from the inside of the back line and should obtain a perfect trail behind the likely pacemaker Vincenzo Peruggia. He had a similar passage before finishing boldly to win at Gloucester Park on Tuesday night. TIM: I’m convinced Come Dance With Me is a nice horse, but does need luck to win her races. If the speed is on here, which it should be, she can zap them late RYAN: While still a maiden, Al Guerrero has drawn ideally behind the well-fancied Secret Operation in the Slipper Prelude. From there he should get an economical run and could figure in the placings. WAYNE: Illusionation is drawn to get a cheap run in the first race. He has been racing quite consistently for Peter Tilbrook and can run into the money at big odds. Veteran tipster and long-serving member of the Guild Stuart Lowe hasn’t been in the best of health lately. On behalf of all Guild members and the harness racing fraternity in general, we wish Stuart a quick recovery and hope to see him back on deck shortly. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting   Wayne Currall

Outstanding youngster Double Expresso is expected to lead and win Friday night’s Group 1 $100,000 2YO Fillies Westbred Classic (2130m) at Gloucester Park, according to the majority of members of the WA Trotting Media Guild. The West Australian’s Ernie Manning, longshot king Pat Harding and The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft have all made Double Expresso their best bet on the 11-event card. Manning believes Double Expresso looks a top prospect for next month’s Golden Slipper and expects her to win on Friday night. “Double Expresso, who has been freshened since she faced the breeze and finished third  four weeks ago, impressed  when winning a Byford trial by 10m last Sunday,” Manning said. “The Ross Olivieri-trained filly, to again be driven by champion reinsman  Chris Lewis, has emerged as an outstanding juvenile when winning at six of eight starts.” Harding agrees. “My best bet of the night comes up in race five,” Harding said. “There is a great deal of talent in this race, but I think Double Expresso coming out of barrier two can win the 2YO Fillies Westbred Classic. She has been a model of consistency throughout the season and richly deserves to win the big one.” Havercroft also is keen on the filly. “Double Expresso will be fancied to add to her outstanding juvenile record when starting from barrier two in the 2YO Fillies Westbred Classic,” Havercroft said. “She has won at six of her eight appearances and from the draw should dictate terms and collect her second Group 1 trophy after winning the sales classic in March.” Novice racecaller Hayden King is keen on Vincenzo Perrugia. “Vincenzo Peruggia just needs to muster enough speed to hold Thereugo and he will lead all the way in the sprint,” King confidently predicted. RWWA’s racing communications co-ordinator Tim Walker has made Aristocratic Star his best for the night. “Aristocratic Star took out the Westsired event last week and has come up with another terrific draw here,” Walker said. “Tough night to find a best bet, but I think this horse is ready to win a big race and I think it can be this Friday.” TABradio’s Matt Young, a clear leader in this year’s tipping competition after winning last year’s edition, fancies Saving Grace. “Saying Grace was very much eye-catching, to say the least, last start and looks well placed this Friday,” Young said. “He looks the winner.” Guild president Wayne Currall believes punters can cash in early by supporting Ideal Liner in the opening event. “I know Ideal Liner will go around in the red, but his form is irresistible,” Currall said. “He’s destined for bigger and better things. It won’t be a walk in the park, what with his second-line draw, but he should still be able to put this field away.” VALUE BETS ERNIE: Carte Blanche, a winner at two of three starts before he was trapped three-wide and finished unplaced in his last appearance, is capable of bouncing back. The gelding has won five races in his current campaign. PAT: My value bet of the night comes up in race eight with Black Jac Zac coming out of barrier seven. There's not a great deal of form in this race and, with Kyle Harper aboard, Black Jac Zac should give punters a good showing. RYAN: Vincenzo Perrugia will lob right on the pace from barrier two where he wants to be. Stuck on well last week in an honestly run affair. HAYDEN: Star Of Diamonds is poorly drawn but could surprise. Her recent form is consistent and she is improving all the time. TIM: Vincenzo Perrugia has been going fairly of late. Barrier two gives him a chance to find the front and I think he gives plenty of cheek here. MATT: Cut For Ace is third up and drawn to get a soft run. He was luckless last start and looks a great each-way chance. WAYNE: Countess Grace will be at each-way odds in the mares event and can run a race off a soft run from her backline draw. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting   Wayne Currall

In a first for the WA Trotting Media Guild, each member has come up with a different best bet for Friday night’s mammoth 12-event card at Gloucester Park. Longshot king Pat Harding is keen on the Colin Brown-trained and driven Typhoon Tiff. “My best bet of the night comes up in race six with No. 4 Typhoon Tiff,” Harding said. “Her last two runs have been a bit ordinary but she did have good wins before that and I think from barrier four she could return to winning form.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning, who is still revelling in his namesake’s courageous victory in last week’s $100,000 Group 1 Pearl Classic, has made  Magical Mysty his best for the night. “Magical Mysty, who hit form when winning third-up at Pinjarra, looks a two-year-old who could be headed for next month’s Golden Slipper,” Manning said. “The filly showed  speed at Pinjarra, rewarding co-trainers Greg and Skye Bonds’ educational skills. The Bond combination were Golden Slipper winners with Mitch Maguire (2016). Greg Bond was training solo when Ohokas Bondy won the 2010 Slipper for him.” RWWA’s racing communications co-ordinator Tim Walker believes Aristocratic Star in the last can act as a banker for all-up punters. “Aristocratic Star, fresh from his runner-up finish in the Pearl Classic, should prove too classy for his four rivals,” Walker said. “Looks a nice race for him to return to the winners’ circle.” TABradio’s Matt Young has kept his thoughts short and sweet for this week. “Tact Major has the gate speed to lead and is a natural roller,” Young said. “He should be able to go the trip and win the Free For All.” But fellow racecaller Hayden King has opted for Im Soxy, in the same race, as his best bet. “Im Soxy is absolutely flying and comes up with a cosy draw,” King said. “Will be rocketing home when clear.” The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft is keen on Maczaffair. “Maczaffair can return to the winning list when she contests the fillies and mares race,” Havercroft said. “She has had soft runs at all four starts since resuming, but she looks to have a class edge on her rivals here.” Guild president Wayne Currall believes Space Junk is fitter after two runs back from an injury-enforced 11-month spell and can prove the testing material in the short-course stand. “Space Junk raced too keenly at his last start and was left a sitting duck for the snipers,” Currall said. “He would have derived plenty of benefit from that hit-out and appeals as the one to beat off the front line.” VALUE BETS PAT: My value bet comes up in race eight with No. 2 Georgie Mae. I think this three-year-old filly has a great future and with the combination of Ross Olivieri, Chris Voak and a good draw she could give punters something to smile about. ERNIE: Waimac Attack has not won in his past nine starts, but he fought on impressively to run two thirds after tough runs in the past three weeks. He faced the breeze on May 31, then was trapped three-wide a week later. He has won 10 races, including three at Gloucester Park. TIM: Grand campaigner My Hard Copy is building up to a win. Was a sound performance last week behind Chicago Bull. From a better draw here, he can certainly play a part in the finish. MATT: Absolution is racing really well with no luck. In an open event he can run into the money at big odds. HAYDEN: Adda Tarantella has improved out of sight recently and can make her presence felt in one of the features. RYAN: Shockwave has won five races this season and was a last-start fourth in the WA Derby. Resumes but possesses ability. WAYNE: The speedy Major Artist should be the first one to get to the pegs before likely handing up to Patrickthepiranha. He’s being quoted at a huge price in early markets, but can run a cheeky race at odds. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting   Wayne Currall

Longshot guru Pat Harding and RWWA’s racing communications co-ordinator Tim Walker are two members of the WA Trotting Media Guild who have made prolific winner Ideal Liner their best bet at Gloucester Park on Friday night. “My best bet Ideal liner duly saluted last week and I expect him to repeat the dose in race three on Friday night,” Harding said. “He’s racing in great form and should win well in this field.” Walker agrees. “It’s the third week in a row this pacer goes around and he should be winning again,” Walker said. “Progressive pacer and looks like he's benefiting with every outing he has at the races.” The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft is keen on Theo Aviator. “Theo Aviator jumps off the page as my best at the meeting with a higher HWOE tally than his seven rivals combined,” Havercroft said. “He started from a wider barrier and favourite in a much stronger field two starts ago when winning the $50,000 3YO Pearl Classic.” TABradio’s Matt Young believes punters can make a great start to the night by supporting Liam Neil in the opening event. “Liam Neil freshened up with a strong third last start and should have the speed to lead and excels as a frontrunner,” Young said. “You can start the night off right by backing him.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning likes Heza Head Honcho. “Heza Head Honcho gets his chance to break a 12-run losing sequence when he starts from barrier one,” Manning said. “The gelding has sufficient speed to hold up, judging by the way he led  when also drawing the pole a fortnight ago. He finished a close second to Ruling Gold on that occasion, but now looks poised for his third Gloucester Park victory.” Novice racecaller Hayden King believes Bad Round can score an all-the-way victory. “Bad Round has built into some really strong form his last couple of runs and will certainly be trying for an all-the-way win,” King said. “That’s the role where he races best.” Guild president Wayne Currall believes it could be a night to remember for The West’s racing writer Ernie Manning. “Without wanting to jinx Ernie at all, I think his namesake can win the $100,000 Pearl Classic,” Currall said. “Manning was impressive in his heat win in slick time and has the services of champion reinsman Chris Lewis.” VALUE BETS PAT: I believe Madame Meilland can give punters a good return. I am sure Chris Lewis can have her well placed to pounce at the finish. TIM: If Baylan Jett can get clear running, he looks a great bet in this race. Been running in some nice races and this looks a good draw for him. The one may be suspect late. Intriguing little race.  RYAN: Baylan Jett is drawn to be behind the leader like he was two starts ago when he trailed Vinecnzo Perrugia to the line. Looks a good place bet again. MATT: Smoldering Ashes is racing well and looks well placed to finish in the money from a nice draw. ERNIE: Infinite Symbol has drawn inside the back line after winning only once in her past eight starts. But she showed a glimpse of her best when bouncing back from two unplaced runs to finish third behind The War Nurse last Friday night. HAYDEN: Batavia On Fire has improved exponentially in the last couple of months and is in red-hot form. If the speed is on he will be rattling home. WAYNE: Dominate The Dojo has been racing in career-best form with three seconds at his past three starts. Drawn gate nine over the longer trip, but with his blinding speed out of the machine he could cross them at the start. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting   Wayne Currall

The classy Ideal Liner will be at short odds to make it four wins in a row on Friday night at Gloucester Park, but that hasn’t stopped two members of the WA Trotting Media Guild making him their best bet. The West Australian’s Ernie Manning and longshot guru Pat Harding believe the Gary Hall-trained Ideal Liner will salute. “Ideal Liner, a Bunbury, Pinjarra and Gloucester Park winner at his past three starts, is back to the form he showed when running a close second to Ana Malak in the $125,000 4YO Classic last November,” Manning said. “Mighty Conqueror, Jack Mac and King Of Swing were among horses he beat home in the classic. He has the impressive tally of four wins from seven Gloucester Park starts.” And Harding agrees. “The standout for me and my best bet of the night comes up in race seven,” Harding said. “Coming out of barrier four, Ideal liner should make it four wins in a row. His form is very impressive and this is not a strong field.” The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft is a Dominate The Dojo fan. “Dominate The Dojo is ultra-consistent with a win and two seconds from his last three outings,” Havercroft said. “Chris Lewis will utilise barrier three and have the Kevin Keys-trained gelding up on the speed and fighting out the finish.” TABradio’s Matt Young is keen on Mighty Flying Deal. “Mighty Flying Deal looks the leader and winner over the longer trip,” Young said. “He has the gate speed to hold up and control the race.” Novice racecaller Hayden King believes punters should wait until the last race before unloading. “Know When To Run was simply outstanding last week,” King said. “He was back and wide in quick time. Now, he draws to lead.” Media Guild president Wayne Currall is tipping Robb Stark to return to winning form. “Robb Stark finished a creditable sixth being stablemate Ideal Liner last week at GP,” Currall said. “He meets a weaker field tonight and he can really make his presence felt in this nine-horse field.” VALUE BETS: ERNIE: One Off Delight has been unplaced at his past seven starts, but barrier one gives him a chance to re-enter the winners’ list. He has won six races, including two at Gloucester Park. PAT: Patrickthepiranha is a very good horse but has been unplaced at his last four races following a win. He has not had a great deal of luck either, but with only six runners I think he can give punters an excellent return with a good win. RYAN: Carrera Mach hasn't returned to the form he showed last campaign but has now had five runs since resuming from a spell. Looks ready to improve after consecutive placings prior to a last-start seventh behind the in-form Ideal Liner. MATT: I think Golden State will be lit up off the arm, can cross and could be hard to beat. If he doesn’t go forward he is still a winning chance too. HAYDEN: Conditions suit Mister Ardee and he will certainly be running on at the finish. Just needs the breaks to go his way. WAYNE: Last-start winner Charlie El should receive the run of the race behind likely leader Mighty Flying Deal. Can sprint fast off a trailing draw and should be each-way value. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting   Wayne Currall

It’s a mixed bag served up by members of the WA Trotting Media Guild for Friday night’s meeting at Gloucester Park. Only two members - multiple winner of the Guild’s tipping competition Stuart Lowe and   RWWA’s racing communications co-ordinator Tim Walker - have agreed on a best bet for the nine-event card. Lowe and Walker believe King Of Swing can get punters off to a winning start in the first race. “I think King Of Swing is the star bet,” Lowe said. “He was an impressive close-up fourth last week from barrier 12. The former star juvenile meets a similar field here, with the advantage of the pole draw, and is likely to lead throughout.” Walker agrees. “Race one, No. 1 King Of Swing is my best bet,” Walker said. “Get in early here. He should be able to bounce back to his best and win here. Looks a class above the rest.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning is keen on The Bucket List. “The Bucket List is switching back to 1730m after winning over 2536m on April 26, but the versatile veteran has notched victory at a sprint journey and he should not be troubled by the shorter trip,” Manning said. “The gelding, a winner of 24 races, has scored two victories and run two places in his past five starts.” Longshot guru Pat Harding is banking on Miss Sangrial continuing on her winning ways. “My best bet of the night comes up in race five with Miss Sangrial drawing pole position,” Harding said. “She had a great win last week and I believe she can make it three wins in a row and give punters a bit of joy.” TABradio’s newest racecaller Hayden King, who did a magnificent job calling four races at last Friday night’s Northam meeting, believes punters should keep their powder dry until the last race. “The Midas Touch appears very well placed in the final event,” King said. “He has secured a dream draw and looks a very progressive type who can be winning country cups or graduating to FFA company soon.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas fancies Speed Man. “Speed Man was a disappointing second-up ninth behind Vincenzo Peruggia last week, but I’m predicting he will bounce back to winning form on Friday night,” Casellas said. “He drops in class and I expect him to carry too many guns for The Art Form and Baylan Jett in the 2536m event.” TABradio’s Matt Young is a Space Junk fan. “Space Junk has class on his rivals here and should be able to win easily,” Young said. The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft is keen on Dominate The Dojo. “Dominate The Dojo rarely runs a bad race and he has the gate speed to capitalise on a good draw in a small field,” Havercroft said. “I expect him to cross Tuas Delight and lead from start to finish.” Guild president Wayne Currall has tipped class mare Eden Franco to regain her top form. “Eden Franco came off 50m when she finished like a train to go down by just over five metres when an unlucky sixth behind Miss Sangrial in the Race For Roses,” Currall said. “She’s drawn to follow out Rosies Ideal and meets all of last week’s rivals on better terms.” VALUE BETS STUART: Eden Franco looks a strong value bet in the Breeders Stakes. She came off 50m last week and was beaten five metres when blocked for a run at the finish. Should be better suited here under mobile conditions. TIM: As Happy As Larry faces a big task coming off 30m here, but going to back in his class to beat a moderate group. ERNIE: Waimac Attack, a winner only once in his past 15 starts, impressed when he ran on to finish third after starting from the back line two weeks ago. He has recorded three Gloucester Park minor places in his last five appearances. PAT: If you want a nice double, The Midas Touch in the last race should provide it. Couple it up with Miss Sangrial and get a nice return. HAYDEN: Ruling Gold's last two efforts have been outstanding. He is building into career-best form and will prove the testing material in the stand. KEN: Carrera Mach is a smart four-year-old capable of overcoming the disadvantage of the outside barrier at his third run after a brief spell and following two unplaced efforts. MATT: Thereugo has great gate speed and could cross the polemarker. If he does he’ll go close to winning. RYAN: Im Full Of Excuses will drop out and be saved up for one crack at them. In a field of six he won’t sit too far off the pace and can run into the money if there is any speed in the race. WAYNE: American Dynasty was in good form before going for a spell. He’s first-up in the stand, but can give them something to chase if he’s anywhere near his top. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting.   Wayne Currall

The Group 1 $250,000 WA Oaks headlines a stellar 10-event card at Gloucester Park on Friday night and members of the WA Trotting Media Guild are confident of sending punters home with plenty of cash in their pockets. Multiple winner of the Guild’s tipping competition Stuart Lowe and The West Australian’s Ernie Manning believe the impressive Mathew James can continue on his winning ways in the last race. “My best bet is the speedy three-year-old Mathew James, who has won three of five starts,” Lowe said. “He impressed last start when he breezed before winning in 1.56.2 over 2130m. Looks the class runner here.” And Manning agrees. “Mathew James has shown considerable potential for trainer Justin Prentice since arriving from New Zealand and looks set to complete a winning hat-trick,” Manning said. “He faced the breeze last week in his Gloucester Park debut and scored from Jilliby Jake, who has since won. Mathew James, a Pinjarra winner at his previous start, had travelled to WA after a Kiwi victory and has not missed a place in five starts.” Fresh from his recent honeymoon, leading tipster Matt Young believes Fanci A Dance is a good thing. “Fanci A Dance will be suited by the trip and can make his own luck,” Young said. “He is coming along nicely and looming large for a win.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas is in the Bettor Be Lively camp. “Bettor Be Lively is racing with admirable enthusiasm for veteran trainer Colin Joss and he’s my best bet on Friday night,” Casellas said. “I expect him to lead from barrier two and hold off his rivals in the 2130m event. He set the pace last Friday night before being overhauled in the final few strides to finish a half-head second to Im Soxy.” The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft believes Miss Sangrial is the way to go. “Miss Sangrial was a strong winner at Pinjarra on Monday under standing-start conditions when defeating Major Pocket,” Havercroft said. “She never got into the Easter Cup at her previous outing and should have finished closer than eighth. Her form prior to that was sound.” Longshot king Pat Harding is looking forward to the return of pacing superstar Chicago Bull and has made the little champ his best for the night. “My best bet of the night comes up in the fourth race,” Harding said. “Really looking forward to the re-appearance of Chicago Bull. Coming out of barrier two, this class horse should cap off his return to GP with a scintillating win.” Guild president Wayne Currall has made his best bet Dracarys in the WA Oaks. “Despite drawing the worst possible barrier (gate 10), Dracarys is the horse to beat in the Oaks,” Currall said. “She’s won 11 of her 16 starts and has champion reinsman Gary Hall Jr in the bike. Dracarys’ main rival, Typhoon Tiff, has drawn awkwardly in gate eight and Junior should have the last shot over the 2536m trip.” VALUE BETS STUART: The value bet is the mare Miss Sangrial, who followed a luckless eighth in the Easter Cup with a smart win off 30m at Pinjarra on Monday. Looks suited here. ERNIE: Hes Talking has barrier one and is capable of a bold first-up run, after not winning in 10 starts before going for a spell last October. The gelding has won twice at Gloucester Park and he is expected to have a successful campaign for trainer-reinsman Colin Brown. MATT: Rocknroll Delight is low flying and needs a few things to go her way in the mares feature, but she is capable of causing an upset at massive odds. KEN: For value, I suggest Frostyflyer in race eight. He has a losing sequence of 22, but gave promise of better things to come when he was 11th at the bell and thundered home, out six wide, to finish third behind The Midas Touch and Fanci A Dance last Friday night. RYAN: Hezgot Fusion Power resumed from an almost seven-year break when winning at the midweeks recently. He should have derived benefit from that outing and connections have come straight to Friday night company which suggests a level of confidence. PAT: My value bet of the night comes up in race six with No. 7 Lincs Tiger. This horse has shown excellent form in his last three races and should make it back-to-back wins. WAYNE: Halle Rage will be at liberal odds when she steps from the front line in the Race For Roses. However, master reinsman Chris Lewis can lead them a merry dance if he can take up the running with the the Ross Olivieri-trained six-year-old mare. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting.   Wayne Currall

Last year’s WA Derby winner King Of Swing is expected to make a winning return to the racetrack at Gloucester Park tonight, according to the majority of WA Trotting Media Guild members. All but one - longshot guru Pat Harding - believe King Of Swing is ready to recapture his winning ways after a five-month spell. The West Australian’s Ernie Manning and RWWA’s racing communications co-ordinator Tim Walker have made the Gary Hall-trained King Of Swing their best bet on the program. “King Of Swing showed class and looked set for an outstanding future when he won last year’s WA Derby on a limited lead-up program,” Manning said. “He won at seven of his first nine WA starts before disappointing with four unplaced runs last October and November. However, he looked back to his bet in an easy win at Pinjarra trials last Sunday and should be hard to beat first-up.” And Walker agrees. “The Derby winner of last year returns here,” he said. “If the real King Of Swing shows up, he’s classes above these. Can lead or breeze here and be too good. Expect a big campaign from him.” For the record, Harding has Warriors Code on top in King Of Swing’s race, the hot favourite not even figuring in his first four. The longshot king believes unbeaten filly Double Expresso can take it up to the boys in the  $50,000 Group 2 Champagne Classic (2130m). “Without doubt, one of the standouts at this week’s meeting at GP comes up in race nine with No. 2 Double Expresso,” Harding said. “This filly is in superlative form and is the best horse that Ross Olivieri has in his stable. Combine that with the driving talents of Chris Lewis and you have a wonderful combination that should romp away with another tremendous win.” However, budding racecaller Hayden King is locking horns with Harding. He’s declared Poisedtopounce in the Champagne Classic. “Poisedtopounce was a brilliant winner at Pinjarra and I think he will lead all the way,” King said. “Could be at an OK price with several touted and untapped runners.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas is keen on the consistent As Happy As Larry. “Seven-year-old As Happy As Larry is racing in the best form of his career and he gets the nod as my best bet,” Casellas said. “He has drawn somewhat awkwardly at barrier five in race three, but has the class to overcome this disadvantage. He gave a wonderful performance in the 2902m Easter Cup last week when he met with early interference and still finished a nose second to Mighty Conqueror.” The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft has settled on Arma Indie as his star bet. “Arma Indie was brave at her local debut when runner-up to Typhoon Tiff in the Daintys Daughter Classic here in February,” Havercroft said. “She was subsequently found to have a bone chip which might have contributed to her defeat on that occasion and if back to her best, can ignite her Oaks campaign from the pole.” Guild president Wayne Currall believes Herrick Roosevelt can get the job done from the pole in race seven. “Forget Herrick Roosevelt even went around last week,” he said. “He was knocked sideways on the turn and was lucky to stay on his feet. He’s drawn the ace tonight and will take no end of beating on the rails.” VALUE BETS ERNIE: Madame Meilland has won five Gloucester Park races and is capable of overcoming a second-line draw when racing third-up after a spell. The mare has not won in her past seven starts, but ran a stylish last-start fifth after she had difficulty getting clear. TIM: Madame Meilland is a nice mare in a good race. Drawn on the second row may not be a bad thing here if there is early pace as expected. Can be descending on them late. PAT: I think the Brennan/Grantham combination can get the goods with The Bucket List. He has been very consistent and I think he can get the money here. HAYDEN: Come Dance With Me was exceptional running home from midfield to win at Bunbury. The last half was superb and with any pace and a trail forward she can streak straight past. KEN: Come Dance With Me will start from the outside of the back line in the Johnson Final. But she possesses a supercharged finishing burst and looks set to fight out the finish. RYAN: Carrera Mach has won first-up in the past and resumes this week from a trailing draw. King Of Swing will likely be short in the same race and has the propensity to do things wrong. WAYNE: Im Full Of Excuses hasn’t won for more than three months, but he’s been about the place in that time. Will appreciate the pole draw and he has the master in Chris Lewis doing the steering. He’s each-way value all day. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting.   Wayne Currall

Members of the WA Trotting Media Guild are unanimous in their thoughts on the last race at Gloucester Park's Thursday night meeting. Star mare Cott Beach is all the rage and is expected to lead all the way. Three members of the Guild have made her the star bet on the 10-event card. Multiple winner of the Guild's tipping competition Stuart Lowe, longshot guru Pat Harding and The West Australian's Ernie Manning all believe that punters can end the evening on a winning note by supporting Cott Beach. "Super successful mare Cott Beach has had three runs back from a long break for two placings and a strong win last week here," Lowe said. "Drawn one and should lead throughout." Harding and Manning agree. "My best bet of the night comes up in race 10 and punters should go out on a winning note with No. 1 Cott Beach," Harding said. "This mare has been very consistent since coming back after a spell and Nathan Turvey should notch up a back-to-back win with her." Manning believes Cott Beach is poised to add to her imposing CV. "Cott Beach has shown class since early in her career and looks back to top form as a four-year-old," Manning said. "She overcame a second-line draw to win stylishly when racing third-up at Gloucester Park last week. The mare appears set to further boost her impressive career tally of 14 wins and 13 places from 34 starts." Budding racecaller Hayden King has made Mighty Conqueror his best bet in the Easter Cup. "Mighty Conqueror has the potential to be a grand circuit performer in the near future and looks an excellent chance to win the Easter Cup," King said. GPTV's Ken Casellas is keen on the chances of Luis Alberto. "Rejuvenated five-year-old Luis Alberto will relish the No. 1 barrier in the second race on Friday night and is my best bet," Casellas said. "Jocelyn Young should be able to use the gelding's splendid gate speed in a bid to keep speedy beginner Vincenzo Peruggia at bay. His recent efforts in a variety of scenarios have been first class." But Guild President Wayne Currall is locking horns with Casellas and has made Vincenzo Perrugia his best bet for the night. "I was a little disappointed in Vincenzo Perrugia's close second behind The Midas Touch on Tuesday evening," Currall said. "However, I'm prepared to give him another chance and believe he could be too strong for this field." The West Australian's racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft believes the improved Warfare will continue on his winning way in the opening event. "Warfare barely worked up a sweat in leading all-the-way last Friday from barrier one," Havercroft said. "He comes back in distance to the sprint trip this week, but he looked to have an aura of confidence in what he did last week and is drawn to be forward again." VALUE BETS STUART: Vultan Tin was never likely last week from a wide draw over the short trip. Previous form was excellent and he should bounce back here. PAT: My value bet comes in the sixth with No. 6 Livura. He hasn't had much luck in recent races but I think he can do well for punters in this race. ERNIE: Black Jack Zac seems sure to be driven aggressively from gate one in a sprint and could break through for another win after being beaten at his past six starts. He ran on well last Friday to finish second. HAYDEN: Carte Blanche has a great finishing burst and some of these are one-paced. Could launch late. KEN: For value, I suggest Liam Neil from the inside of the back line in race three. He is in sparkling form and if he gets a clear passage he is sure to be charging home at the business end of proceedings. WAYNE: Herrick Roosevelt is drawn to get a cosy run from his back-line draw and could be the one finishing all over the top of them in the run to the line. RYAN: The Trilogy ran a nice trial for this week's Easter Cup when runner-up to Attack On Command last Friday. Hit the line well and the step up to 2902m won't be a concern. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good punting and a Happy, safe Easter from the members of the WATMG. Wayne Currall

Four members of the WA Trotting Media Guild have made consistent pacer Handsandwheels their best bet at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Multiple winner of the Guild’s tipping competition Stuart Lowe, longshot king Pat Harding, RWWA’s racing communications co-ordinator Tim Walker and The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft have all marked Handsandwheels as an all-the-way victor. “Handsandwheels has struck a purple patch of form,” Lowe said. “He followed a win in the 4 & 5 Year Old Championships with close up placings at his next two starts.” Harding believes the pole draw and sprint trip are all positives for Handsandwheels. “My best bet of the night comes up in race eight with Handsandwheels drawing the pole position,” Harding said. “Over the sprint journey and the small field, I think he should be a good winner for the Andrew De Campo stable.” Walker says Handsandwheels is the in-form pacer in the race. “Handsandwheels has drawn the one once again,” Walker said. “He has the speed to be able to lead over the sprint trip here and record another FFA win.” Havercroft believes it’s the perfect opportunity for Handsandwheels to exact revenge on Vultan Tin. “Handandwheels started from this draw when winning as a $1.07 favourite in the 4 & 5YO Championship three starts ago,” Havercroft said. “Looks well placed to turn the tables on Vultan Tin after last week.” Budding racecaller Hayden King says punters can build their bank early doors by supporting Mighty Flying Deal in the opening event. “Mighty Flying Deal has been racing tremendously for some time and should lead all the way from the favourable gate,” King said. The West Australian’s Ernie Manning is keen on classy filly Dracarys. “Dracarys is nominal favourite for next month’s WA Oaks and looks set to complete a winning hat-trick,” Manning said. “The Justin Prentice-trained filly, a winner at eight of her past 11 starts, bounced back to peak form with a Bunbury victory on March 9. She scored stylishly after leading at Gloucester Park last Friday night week.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas has earmarked Aliman as his star bet. “A career-best performance by Aliman last week when he sustained a powerful three and four-wide burst from 10th at the bell to finish a half-length second to Mister Spot has influenced me to mark him down as my best bet,” Casellas said. “Aliman, trained and driven by Dean Miller, looks perfectly suited from the No. 2 barrier in the final event.” Guild president Wayne Currall has settled on Kimani as his best for the night. “Kimani has had to play second fiddle to stablemate Herrick Roosevelt for the past two weeks,” Currall said. “There’s no Herrick on Friday night and from gate three I can see him wresting the lead away from stablemate Campora, a horse who goes best in a sit-and-sprint capacity, and posting an overdue victory.” VALUE BETS STUART: Shockwave went too hard to lead in the Sales Classic and weakened to run unplaced at his last start. He won three of four previous starts and is drawn to get a good trip here. PAT: In the last race on the program, I think Shannon Suvaljko should guide Cut Above to victory. He has an impressive record and is ideally placed from barrier one to achieve another win. TIM: Kimani was beaten by Herrick Roosevelt last week, which there was no shame in. Has another stablemate in barrier one here, but I think he’s going well enough to be too strong late. RYAN: You Gotta Have Faith will come out humming in the first from barrier two and represents great value if he finds the lead. HAYDEN: Lagoon Stride will get a soft run on the pegs. He’s likely to get out and finish hard late at big odds and can win. ERNIE: Tuas Delight has not won in his past 24 starts, but he  impressed when fourth and second at Gloucester Park in two appearances since a spell. All his wins have been from a mobile and he is switching back to that form of starting. KEN: Veteran pacer Debt Free Charlie, with Kyle Harper in the cart, seems certain to attempt an all-the-way victory. Debt Free Charlie set the pace and won two in a row over 2536m early last year. WAYNE: Rosies Ideal couldn’t get into the race last week after drawing the river. She could get out to a good price in the fourth and will get a much more economical run from gate 11. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting! Wayne Currall

The majority of WA Trotting Media Guild members believe that former Kiwi pacer Major Trojan will open his winning account on Friday night at Gloucester Park. Now in the stables of leading trainer Gary Hall, Major Trojan has finished second twice and  third last week (all behind stablemate Eloquent Mach) in his three starts in WA. The West Australian’s Ernie Manning, TABradio’s Matt Young and Guild president Wayne Currall have all made Major Trojan their best bet at the meeting. Manning believes Major Trojan gets the chance to confirm his favouritism for next week’s $200,000 WA Derby. “Major Trojan was most impressive when he fought on and held third after facing the breeze last Friday,” Manning said. “Trainer Gary Hall has declared the colt is his best Derby prospect.” Young and Currall agree. “Major Trojan showed last week he has good staying power and gate speed,” Young said. “He should be leading and winning the Prelude on Friday night quite comfortably.” Currall likes what he’s seen of Major Trojan. “Gary Hall has an uncanny knack of identifying young Kiwi pacers and turning them into superstars,” he said. “Major Trojan is in that ilk and I expect him to easily account for this field.” Multiple winner of the Guild’s tipping competition Stuart Lowe has made Eden Franco his star bet. “My best bet is Eden Franco, who is the class runner in the Empress Stakes,” Lowe said. “She has the most win dollars in the race and is drawn to lead from barrier two.” Longshot guru Pat Harding believes Herrick Roosevelt will make it successive wins. “My best bet comes up in race three,” Harding said. “At long last the Hall-trained Herrick Roosevelt finally broke through for a win last week. This week, coming from barrier two, I think he can make it two in a row and keep punters happy.” Budding racecaller Hayden King is keen on the consistent Lord Willoughby. “Lord Willoughby will sit just off the pace and use his brilliance to overhaul the leaders and stave off closers late,” King said. The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft thinks punters can start the meeting off on a winning note by supporting Ace Bromac. “Ace Bromac has finished runner-up twice from wide draws since resuming from a let-up,” Havercroft said. “From barrier two he will settle close to the speed and looks a chance to go one better this Friday.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas has selected Caviar Star as his best bet. “It’s always a difficult task to win from a 30 metre handicap, but I expect Caviar Star to be up to the challenge by overcoming this disadvantage and winning on Friday night,” Casellas said. “His form this season has been exceptional and he’s my best bet this week.” VALUE BETS ERNIE: Eden Franco, freshened by trainer Colin Brown, has the exceptional record of nine wins and six places from 18 Gloucester Park starts. She impressed when a front-running winner at headquarters last November. MATT: Forever Remembered is a sniper and in a competitive standing start might be the late swooper at big odds.  WAYNE: Madame Meilland is drawn to get the run of the race behind likely leader Eden Franco, who loves to bowl along in front. Could run a race at odds. STUART: The value bet looks to be Back To The Beach. He covered a heap of ground, from a wide draw, before finishing a close-up fourth last start. Has the pole draw here in a similar field. PAT: My value bet comes up in race eight with No. 3 Lord Willoughby. This horse had a win four starts ago and I think he is well placed with Chris Lewis aboard to record another win. HAYDEN: Baylan Jett wasn't disgraced at his latest start and could be at a hefty price. Has claims. RYAN: Vincenzo Perrugia is racing in fine style and from barrier one on Friday he will give you a sight. Ran second to Handsandwheels after breezing four starts ago and could upset more fancied rivals. KEN: For value, I suggest Handsandwheels at an attractive quote in race four, in which he is the sole back-line runner. His recent form has been hard to fault. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting!   Wayne Currall

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

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