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It’s a mixed bag of best bets from members of the WA Trotting Media Guild for Friday night’s meeting at Gloucester Park. The West Australian’s Ernie Manning and longshot king Pat Harding believe talented three-year-old gelding Wildwest will keep his unbeaten record intact when he steps out in race nine. “Wildwest has won by significant margins at each of his three starts and appears to have potential that could make him the next stable star at trainer Gary Hall’s property,” Manning said. “Imported from New Zealand after scoring by almost 40m last May, he recorded a WA debut victory by more than 35m at Pinjarra last month. He was not extended in a 9.5m win at his first Gloucester Park appearance. He is aimed at the Golden Nugget, but seems certain to also be entered in the Fremantle Pacing Cup and WA Pacing Cup.” Harding agrees with Manning. “There is no doubt that Gary Hall has yet another outstanding horse in his stable in Wildwest and despite the wide barrier I believe he can notch up yet another impressive win,” Harding said. Leading tipster Matt Young is keen on the enigmatic King Of Swing in the opening event. “King Of Swing is a beast in front and he has drawn to lead,” Young said. “He should be winning by as far as Gary Hall Jr feels like.” TABradio’s racecaller Hayden King thinks punters should keep their powder dry until the last race. “Remit Me Whitby looks set for an all-the-way victory, almost identical to Tuesday,” King said. “She has improved out of sight to be one of our topline two-year-olds.” On-course announcer Ken Casellas has been impressed with Eloquent Mach’s form. “Three-year-old Eloquent Mach has returned after a spell in wonderful form and he looks set to complete a hat-trick by overcoming a 20-metre handicap on Friday night,” Casellas said. “He has been most impressive in winning stands over 2096m and 3309m on the past two Friday nights after resuming racing for champion trainer Gary Hall following a four-month absence.” The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft is a fan of Our Corelli in the fourth race. “Our Corelli has his best draw since transferring to the Debra Lewis stable and looks poised to return to winning form,” Havercroft said. “In April he last drew barrier one, while in the care of Justin Prentice, and led all of the way for a comfortable victory.” Guild president Wayne Currall believes the consistent Dominate The Dojo can finally break through for a well-deserved victory. “This speed machine from the Kevin Keys stable has run four seconds and two thirds from his last six outings,” Currall said. “His last win was over the sprint trip in May when he led all the way in a mile rate of 1.55.7. He’s drawn out wide but champion reinsman Chris Lewis will use his abundant pace off the arm to cross the field. From the top he’s the horse they all have to beat.” VALUE BETS ERNIE: Bechers Brook has a five-run losing sequence, but would not surprise if he displayed the form which delivered 12 wins in his first 24 races. A winner of six Gloucester Park events, he has this week drawn better than when fourth to Major Trojan last Friday night. PAT: I think the August Cup is a wide open affair but I have a feeling that No. 9 Vultan Tin can get the job done. With the race over 2536 metres, I don't think the wide barrier will affect his chances. MATT: Bad Round has been racing well without much luck, looks to be some pace on over the mile and Shannon Suvaljko can weave some magic at double-figure odds. HAYDEN: Hot Fraternity has multiple avenues from which he can achieve victory. This versatility may prove vital in a tactical race. KEN: She Could Be Good has charged home from the rear to be placed at her past two outings and will be mighty hard to beat this week. RYAN: From a backline draw, Cyber Storm went to the line hard held on debut and should have finished closer than fourth. Drawn the pole this week, he can make his own luck if he leads. WAYNE: Last-start winner Free To Air should get a cosy run behind likely leader Whoswhointhezoo and can run a race at each-way odds. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting   Wayne Currall

Members of the WA Trotting Media Guild have marked classy four-year-old Ocean Ridge and likely leader Liam Neil as star bets at Gloucester Park tomorrow night. Longshot guru Pat Harding, The West Australian’s Ernie Manning, RWWA’s racing communications co-ordinator Tim Walker and The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft have all made Ocean Ridge their best bet on a stellar 10-event card. “My best bet of the night comes up in race five with Ocean Ridge,” Harding said. “This horse from the Bond stable is ideally placed to win the main race of the night. He has some excellent form and should keep punters very happy.” Manning agrees. “Ocean Ridge, a winner at seven of his past nine starts, launched a comeback in top style when demolishing rivals with a 25.5m victory at Pinjarra on July 22,” Manning said. It was his first race in 14 months, but he showed the class which enabled him to run fourth behind King Of Swing in last season’s WA Derby. The Greg and Skye Bond-trained gelding arrived in WA early last year, after three wins from his final four New Zealand starts.  He has won at four of five WA appearances.” Walker also is a fan of Ocean Ridge. “Ocean Ridge is a highly talented pacer and it’s great to see him back at the races,” Walker said. “This looks a nice way for him to return to the Friday night scene.” Havercroft echoes the thoughts of his colleagues. “Ocean Ridge resumed racing and devastated his rivals at Pinjarra last month,” Havercroft said. “He showed a blistering sprint on that occasion and is compiling an imposing record, winning at seven of his 15 lifetime starts.” GP’s on-course announcer Ken Casellas and TABradio’s racecaller Hayden King believe Liam Neil is set to bounce back into the winners’ circle. “Little has gone right for Liam Neil at unplaced efforts at his past four starts,” Casellas said. “But from barrier two he gets an excellent chance to return to the winning list by proving too speedy for his eight rivals in race six. The David Thompson-trained four-year-old possesses good gate speed and Dylan Egerton-Green, who is driving in wonderful form, will be seeking an all-the-way success.” King is in agreement. “Liam Neil looks the leader and he has proven himself adequately potent as a frontrunner before,” King said. “Hard to beat.” Media Guild president Wayne Currall believes punters can add to their bank early doors by  supporting polemarker Advance Your Dream. “This Gary Hall-trained filly is still a maiden after eight starts,” Currall said. “But her last two starts, both seconds, indicate she has her hoof firmly on the till. Regular driver Maddison Brown should be able to bounce her straight to the front and from there she’s the one to beat.” VALUE BETS PAT: My value bet of the night comes up in race seven. This is a pretty open affair but I think Brookies Jet from barrier five with Shannon Suvaljko aboard stands as good a chance as any and should give punters a good sight. ERNIE: Rock Me Over has not won at his past 20 starts, but he looks close to form which has delivered him six Gloucester Park wins. He ran city midweek places at his past two starts for Matthew Scott, who took over his training early this year. TIM: Handsandwheels may jump at a reasonable price from the draw on Friday night. Think he’s the best horse in the race and can overcome barrier five. RYAN: Fizzing made a rare mobile appearance last week but returns to the stand for the Marathon Handicap. Has finished first or second at his last seven standing-start events, beginning no closer than 30 metres behind on each occasion. KEN: For value, I suggest the ultra-consistent Im Soxy in the fourth event in which he should enjoy a perfect trip behind the likely pacemaker Convert Denario. HAYDEN: Dredlock Rockstar strikes a winnable race and has been performing admirably for some time. He is a good each-way bet. WAYNE: Roman Aviator has been starting from 50m and 40m behind in stands in the country. He will appreciate coming off 10m in the Marathon Handicap. Can win at good each-way odds, providing he steps with them. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting   Wayne Currall

The consistent Chiaroscuro, fast-class star Simba Bromac and exciting former New Zealander Wildwest have all been earmarked as best bets by members of the WA Trotting Media Guild for tomorrow night’s meeting at Gloucester Park. TABradio’s racecaller Hayden King and RWWA’s racing communications co-ordinator Tim Walker have made Chiaroscuro their best for the evening in the $30,000 The Kerry Clarke 4YO & 5YO Westbred Pace (2130m). “Chiaroscuro looks set to zoom across from gate four and take the lead,” King said. “He is the class and wins the feature.” And Walker agrees. “Chiaroscuro has been racing competitively in stronger races than this,” Walker said. “Should be good enough to stamp his authority on this race.” Longshot king Pat Harding and TABradio’s Matt Young are keen on Simba Bromac. “My best bet of the night comes up in race three with No. 2 Simba Bromac,” Harding said. “He did have a win two starts ago and is ideally drawn to win again here, particularly with top reinsman Chris Lewis aboard.” Young supports Harding’s view. “Simba Bromac has been racing in great form and has a great barrier draw to get another well-deserved win on the board,” Young said. The West Australian’s Ernie Manning and that paper’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft like what they see with Gary Hall’s latest Kiwi import. “WIldwest already looks a solid prospect for the $200,000 Golden Nugget at Gloucester Park in December,” Manning said. “He could not have been more impressive when winning by 35.4m in his WA debut at Pinjarra last Monday. The gelding had shown potential when winning in New Zealand at his only previous start. He then drew attention by finishing within 4m of WA Derby winner Major Trojan when second in a Byford trial on July 21.” Havercroft agrees with his colleague. “Wildwest remains undefeated in two starts following a win in New Zealand and at his local debut at Pinjarra on Monday,” Havercroft said. “In an incident-packed race on Monday he cleared out from his rivals and looks to have ability.” On-course announcer at Gloucester Park Ken Casellas has made Speed Man his best for the night. “It should be a case of youth triumphing over age and experience when punters ponder their investments in race six on Friday night,” Casellas said. “Four-year-old Speed Man is drawn somewhat awkwardly at barrier six, but he is my best bet, taking into consideration that he will surely appreciate a drop in class. He has had only 34 starts for 11 wins and 11 placings, whereas his nine older rivals have had a combined total of 1215 starts, an average of 135 starts.” Guild president Wayne Currall believes El Jacko can bounce back from his last-start defeat. “El Jacko never got into the race won by Our Corelli last week,” Currall said. “I think there’ll be plenty of speed in this sprint race and El Jacko can finish over the top of them.” VALUE BETS HAYDEN: Smoldering Ashes has been at the top of his game and ready to win for some time. For his sake, I hope he hasn't missed his chance. TIM: Beltane was a big win earlier this week. Strikes an even race here and it’s definitely winnable. May be working back to his best form and can score again here. PAT: I think the last race is a pretty open affair, but over the 2536 metre journey I think Beltane with Chris Voak aboard can prevail and give punters some value. MATT: Major Rush hit the line well last start and the pace could be genuine in this and he will be getting home nicely. A win is near for the little fellow. ERNIE: Bee Seventeen has not been placed in his past six starts, but he showed a glimpse of his best when running on to finish fourth last Friday night. He is a winner of five Gloucester Park races. RYAN: Cracka Star loves the standing-start conditions and represents each-way value in an open race after the scratching of Our Major Mama. KEN: Star Fromthepalace’s recent efforts have been extremely good and she is capable of a bold showing, despite the marked disadvantage of starting from the outside barrier. WAYNE: Destined To Rule has been consistent of late, loves the stands and has champion reinsman Chris Lewis doing the steering. Looks each-way value from the front line. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting   Wayne Currall

The Greg and Skye Bond-trained Saying Grace is a popular best bet among members of the WA Trotting Media Guild at Gloucester Park on Friday night. The West Australian’s Ernie Manning, longshot guru Pat Harding, Guild president Wayne Currall and The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft have all made Saying Grace their best bet on the 10-event card. Perhaps Manning summed up his colleagues’ thoughts best. “Saying Grace looks back to the form which enabled him to finish fourth in the Fremantle Pacing Cup last January,” Manning said. “Leading into the Gloucester Park summer carnival, he had impressed with Gloucester Park wins at three consecutive starts. He broke a nine-run losing sequence when winning stylishly last Saturday night and again appears on target for a bright future.” Racecaller Hayden King is keen on Whoswhointhezoo. “Whoswhointhezoo has been unlucky of late and I don’t think he’s raced better,” King said. “He gets the perfect opportunity to utilise the perfect gate and will prove hardest to beat.” TABradio’s Matt Young is a fan of Roman Aviator and believes he’ll get the cash on Friday night. “Roman Aviator is going very well and the longer trip looks to suit,” Young said. RWWA’s racing communications co-ordinator Tim Walker has been impressed with Gee Jay Kay’s form of late “Gee Jay Kay is taking on the older horses here, but I think he’s a real star in the making and can score another win,” Walker said. GPTV’s Ken Casellas is keen on classy mare Maczaffair. “The random barrier draw was not kind to Maczaffair, but the brilliant five-year-old mare has the class to overcome the wide draw at No. 8 and win race six on Friday night,” Casellas said. “She is my best bet and I’m confident she will end the longest losing sequence (nine) of her 60-start career.” VALUE BETS ERNIE: Three Kings has not won in his past 23 starts, but gate one gives him a solid chance of breaking the drought. A winner of 14 races, he faced a difficult task when unplaced from the back line last weekend. PAT: My value bet of the night comes up in the last race. In my view this is anyone's race, but I lean towards Chris Voak and Veiled Secret from barrier four. Should be a good each-way bet. WAYNE: Countess Grace does her best racing from the pegs. She looks like getting a lovely run behind The War Nurse and can score at each-way odds. RYAN: It’s probably an understatement to say that Im Batman mixes his form. He will be at a long each-way price again this week but he does bob up often enough to warrant consideration. HAYDEN: Poisedtopounce is badly drawn but I think holds a class edge over his rivals. Will be hard to hold out regardless of his position in the run. MATT: Whoswhointhezoo has options, is going very well and can get it done from the good draw. TIM: Veiled Secret has a real chance of finding the front here and if she does, she will be very tough to beat. KEN: For value, I suggest veteran Our Jimmy Johnstone in race five in which he is favourably drawn at barrier No. 2. He sprinted home superbly to finish a close second to stablemate Vampiro last week. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting   Wayne Currall

Everyone knows that drawing the pole at Gloucester Park is a big advantage. Certainly members of the WA Trotting Media Guild are all over it, a fact which is reflected in their best bets for Saturday night’s card. All of the Guild members’ star bets, except one, will come out of the pivotal inside gate. The West Australian’s racing co-ordinator Ryan Havercroft has made polemarker Jaspervellabeach his best in the $125,000 Golden Slipper Pace (2130m). “Jaspervellabeach resumed from a spell last Friday and was doing his best work late when running on into fifth in the Slipper Prelude,” Havercroft said. “He is drawn the pole for this week’s Group 1 feature and will be the one to beat.” GPTV’s Ken Casellas, TABradio’s Matt Young and RWWA’s racing communications co-ordinator Tim Walker have all made Saying Grace their best bet. Casellas spoke for his two younger colleagues by declaring Saying Grace. “Star reinsman Ryan Warwick is delighted to be lining up in the prized No.1 barrier in four events on Saturday night and I’m choosing one of those runners, Saying Grace, as my best bet,” Casellas said. “The Greg and Skye Bond-trained five-year-old gets a perfect opportunity to end a losing sequence of nine after encouraging efforts at his past three outings. Warwick’s other drives from the No.1 barrier - Infinite Symbol, Vampiro and Salacious Gossip - all have excellent winning prospects.” The West Australian’s Ernie Manning is keen on Ideal Liner continuing on his winning ways. “Ideal Liner has won his last seven races and  looks the eventual heir to Chicago Bull’s crown as trainer Gary Hall’s stable star,” Manning said. “Highly rated since a close second behind Ana Malak in the 4YO Championship at Gloucester Park last November, he now han an imposing career tally of 10 wins from 13 starts.” Guild president Wayne Currall and racecaller Hayden King keep the ball rolling for the polemarkers by making Batavia On Fire their best for the night. “Punters can start the night off with a flyer by jumping on the ‘Voak Train’ in the opening event,” Currall said. “This bloke’s really being crying out for a draw and on Saturday night he finally gets the draw to post an all-the-way victory.” And King agrees. “Batavia On Fire is the best horse in this race and has the ace draw,” King said. “Should lead throughout.” Longshot guru Pat Harding is the only Guild member not making his best bet a horse drawn in gate one. “My best bet on Saturday night at GP is, in fact, the same as my best bet last week,” Harding said. “Simba Bromac gave punters a nice return and I reckon he can repeat the dose this week. Coming out of barrier three in a small field, I think he can make it two wins in a row.”   VALUE BETS RYAN: The Midas Touch was ultra-consistent last preparation and won a Byford trial in good time last weekend, which suggests he might be primed to strike first-up. KEN: For value, I suggest The War Nurse in race two in which she is nicely drawn on the inside of the back line behind the likely pacemaker Thereugo. The War Nurse’s recent efforts have been full of merit. MATT: Cut For An Ace has been unlucky as of late and should get a decent run and be getting home well. TIM: Simba Bromac won well last week. Takes on Vampiro and the like here, so it will be a challenge. Given he got a win on the board last week, I think he can stay in that winning form here. ERNIE: Parisian Partygirl has not won in her past 10 starts, but showed signs of a return to top form when third at Bunbury and fourth at Gloucester Park in her most recent appearances. Has won nine races, including two at Gloucester Park. WAYNE: Secret Operation had a horrid run at his last start when everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. Will appreciate being drawn wide and can storm home off a hot pace. A genuine knockout hope at odds. HAYDEN: Rock N Roll Delight is consistent and conditions could suit in the final event. She is a powerful sit-sprinter. PAT: My value bet of the night comes up in race two. I think Robert The Bruce from gate six over the sprint journey can get the money. It is not a particularly strong field and he did have a win three starts ago. He seems an excellent each-way chance for punters. To view all of the Media Guild tips click here. Good Punting   Wayne Currall

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

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