WILLOWGLEN CUVEE BRUT MAIDEN Tips (Race 4)
Northam Next Best Bet - Race 4 No. 1 Tiger Move
Despite showing glimpses of potential over his first few campaigns and competing against useful company as a two-year-old, this gelding was moved on to the Campbell McCullum stable ahead the autumn.
Tiger Move is building towards a win and hasn't had any luck in two runs this preparation, getting back to awkward position at Narrogin before launching late for second before his second-up effort here when racing three-wide throughout that 1400m attempt.
His fighting effort when only going around a length on the line was certainly brave and with 'The Wizard' William Pike jumping aboard Thursday, who has barrier four at his disposal, Tiger Move is ticking plenty of boxes now third-up.
DB SAUVIGNON BLANC MAIDEN Tips (Race 6)
Northam Best Bet - Race 6 No. 10 Bring One Home
The trials ahead of her debut at Northam on May 13 were fair, but hardly excellent hence the $13 quote she was sent out at and if it wasn't for a sticky draw, I think she would've prevailed in that 1300m contest.
Rattling off easily the fastest last 600m of what was a leader dominated affair, Bring Me Home certainly caught the eye in that first appearance and finds a race on Thursday that does look weaker overall, with many rivals having had plenty of chances.
The knock is perhaps staying at 1300m, but as was evident in her last trial on May 3, she was able to take a handy position so from barrier one this time around, Clint Johnston-Porter can settle the daughter of Toronado closer.
LABOHEME PINOT GRIS HANDICAP Tips (Race 9)
Northam Value Bet - Race 9 No. 3 Arnie's Boy
Going around at huge odds third-up at Ascot was this five-year-old who again found the line well, getting a passage through late from the rear in that May 1 attempt where he was particularly strong after the line.
While his winning strike rate isn't flash, Arnie's Boy is generally thereabouts having finished in the money 20 times from his 44 starts to date and following a string of placing's against some handy company, did record a Saturday metro victory only last spring.
Given 1600m has brought about his last two wins, he did appear to be on track for that distance now with three runs under his belt, but with the 4kg claim and a big drop in grade, there wouldn't be sense in not having intent for what is a very winnable race.