SKY RACING ACTIVE HANDICAP Tips (Race 2)
Warwick Farm Value Bet - Race 2 No. 8 Satin Ruby
Following a decent Australian debut effort for second behind the city class Dancing Gidget, she failed in two further attempts in Sydney over the winter when pulling up with a slow recovery second-up and never handled a Heavy 9 at Warwick Farm before being tipped out.
With a nice trial under belt, the daughter of El Roca resumed in a fast run 1300m contest at Newcastle where she came from the off the speed but had to settle for an honourable second to Stormy Rock, providing a perfect tow into the event for the winner in the process.
Stormy Rock was unlucky not to go back-to-back following that and although this mare couldn't reward punters when well supported second-up, there is a big 4kg weight swing on Zoumist from that Gosford contest, who is the second favourite here and third-up/1400m now, there's perhaps a little more improvement with Satin Ruby.
RANVET HANDICAP Tips (Race 3)
Warwick Farm Next Best Bet - Race 3 No. 4 Celer
Following two strong trials, this five-year-old resumed over the Warwick Farm 1200m on January 13 to produce his best first-up performance to date when making ground from the rear (33.80 last 600m - race fastest) as the eventual runner-up to Vreneli, who led from start to finish.
Tommy Berry now takes the reins on Celer, with the in-form hoop having a good record when combining with the Kim Waugh stable over the last 12 months (five winners at a strike rate of 27.8%) and on Tuesday, he can settle a little closer from barrier one.
While staying at six furlongs is a slight query, there does look to be plenty of speed engaged in this line-up and providing the breaks come in the run home, then this gelding is one the strongest closers here that with fresh legs, can chime in late.
IMPENDING @ DARLEY HANDICAP Tips (Race 4)
Warwick Farm Roughie - Race 4 No. 11 Diorissima
*Diorissima has been scratched from Race 4 at Warwick Farm
ROSS BARRY THORNTON HANDICAP Tips (Race 7)
Warwick Farm Best Bet - Race 7 No. 3 Stormy Rock
Trainer Matthew Dunn looks to have yet another progressive galloper in his big team via this four-year-old who with any luck, would be unbeaten from both starts this preparation but does look very placed to bounce back third-up on Wednesday.
A very well-bred son of Fastnet Rock and out the stakes winning mare Blizzardly (the dam of Unencumbered), Stormy Rock bolted in at start three last preparation and was tipped out following a July 8 flop where there were excuses as he did race fiercely on the speed and pulled-up lame.
This campaign started with a big first-up victory at Kembla Grange and Stormy Rock certainly lost no admirers last start given he did race three-wide throughout along with spotting 3kg to the runner-up Blondeau while from a better draw in six this time around, can land closer or at the very least, get some cover.