STUD & STABLE STAFF AWARDS PLATE Tips (Race 1)
Warwick Farm Best Bet - Race 1 No. 7 Mount Fuji
*Mount Fuji has been scratched from Race 1 at Warwick Farm on Wednesday
SCHWEPPES HANDICAP Tips (Race 3)
Warwick Farm Value Bet - Race 3 No. 7 Domed
This seven-year-old is a while between drinks, hence the big odds, but is certainly capable enough at her best and in two runs leading into her November 28 attempt at Rosehill, she had been building into this campaign quite well in stronger races.
Although Domed found those 1350m-1400m journeys a little on the sharp side, there was merit in each performance where after catching the eye both first and second-up, she found two contests where they walked up front and while plain to the eye, it was hard to do anymore on either occasion.
They finally get her up to a staying trip now and if Grant Buckley can get her at least a few pairs closer on settling from a low draw, then she has some each-way claims at a huge price in a weak race.
IMPENDING @ DARLEY HANDICAP Tips (Race 4)
Warwick Farm Favourite - Race 4 No. 3 Deference
The winning strike rate is becoming a concern for this Godolphin gelding but with the blinkers going prior to his December 23 attempt here, there's no doubt he should've won that second-up assignment after seeing nothing but backsides at a key stage in the home straight.
After easing back early over the 1100m from barrier seven, it was quite a bizarre move to then find the fence at the 600m which was ultimately the undoing for this galloper, as he was bolting until the 150m and getting out to sprint when it was all over, simply had too much to do but he was hard to miss late.
Third-up now and from barrier two with Josh Parr taking the reins, I suspect they'll be more positive early and fit on a testing surface that he appears to handle, Deference does look the one to beat with even luck this time around.
ANZ BLOODSTOCK NEWS HANDICAP Tips (Race 5)
Warwick Farm Next Best Bet - Race 5 No. 3 Brazen Gem
With 15 winners at an excellent strike rate of 32.6% at Warwick Farm over the last 12 months, trainer Bjorn Baker has been lethal on his home track and with now three runs under her belt, he does look to have found about the perfect race for Brazen Gem now.
Although she's still been competitive each time, there's been excuses in each effort this preparation where she was vulnerable late fresh in a race set-up for a swooper prior to drawing out at Canterbury and getting too far back while at her latest run, she was three-wide the trip at Randwick and stuck on well considering.
The query is the Heavy track albeit the record is a little inconclusive (won on a Soft 7/placed on a Heavy 8), but well back in grade this Wednesday and from gate four where Jason Collett can position up handy and with cover, it does look a nice set-up for this four-year-old.