FURPHY MAIDEN Tips (Race 3)
Bunbury Best Bet - Race 3 No. 9 Allmamoney
Although Etomorp certainly warrants respect off a really honest debut effort at Ascot, remaining at 1400m is perhaps the knock with that gelding whereas stepping up to this distance should be ideal with this filly who is firmly banging down the door for a breakthrough win.
On debut over the 1108m at Bunbury, Allmamoney was hard to miss as the only runner make inroads from off the speed and with a better draw, she would've got that Maiden victory at start two but ultimately, just spotted them too big a start despite the big finish (at 34.80, was the only runner to break 35 seconds for the last 600m).
The form has been franked strongly through the third-placed Reliable Star, who after placing in a Rating 60+ Saturday race at Ascot, broke his Maiden in the same grade last week and from a better draw, we're looking for Clint Johnton-Porter to be more positive early.
SOUTH WEST INSURANCE SERVICES HANDICAP Tips (Race 6)
Bunbury Next Best Bet - Race 6 No. 6 Daring Soleil
The Brett Pope stable are in good touch at present and the recent winning form includes a second-up victory with this mare, who backed up a nice return over the 1400m at Bunbury and she might just be ready to go on with it now.
A debut winner back in April, 2019, Daring Soleil has always had her fair share of ability albeit but just couldn't progress past Class 1 level despite some good performances throughout last year and while she is up in grade here, all of her main rivals in this line-up don't win out of turn.
The step up to 1675m is a positive now third-up with this five-year-old who should still be on an upwards spiral and with gate four allowing them a few more options early, which is always a positive on this circuit, they have found another very winnable race this Thursday.
WRAY INSURANCE SERVICES HANDICAP Tips (Race 7)
Bunbury Value Bet - Race 7 No. 6 Heart Of Coeur
The 1200m sprint to end the March 11 meeting from Bunbury doesn't look short on early speed, so if they're able to blend in out wide late, then it should be playing into the hands of this gelding who caught the eye in similar company when returning.
Heart Of Coeur was a genuine city class galloper at his best but went off the boil following his first two outings last year, a trend which continued over a short early summer campaign, however, off a little spell and with the blinkers going on, we saw a much-improved effort last start.
At 34.18, the six-year-old recorded comfortably the fastest last 600m of that February 11 contest where he was only a few strides off reeling in Sweet Dreamin', who is currently the second favourite for this event and he meets that rival 1kg better off from that clash.