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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

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

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

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

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