FROSTED @ DARLEY HANDICAP Tips (Race 3)
Warwick Farm Next Best Bet - Race 3 No. 7 French Bonnet
Sharing the same striking grey looks of her sire; Puissance de Lune, French Bonnet was an eye-catcher on debut where after missing the start in that 1000m contest, was under pressure and spotting them a big start before rattling home late for third.
The three-year-old has recorded back-to-back victories following that with firstly a Newcastle Maiden by a big margin on Boxing Day and then went straight to a Class 1 where she was equally as impressive on January 27, stretching away for a very soft win at Gosford.
While we'll get a better gauge on her here in a tougher assignment, I suspect this filly is at minimum a Saturday class galloper (maybe better) and with tactical versatility along with a step to 1400m now which looks ideal, she can continue her winning ways this Wednesday.
BOWERMANS COMMERCIAL FURNITURE HANDICAP Tips (Race 5)
Warwick Farm Best Bet - Race 5 No. 2 Exotic Ruby
With 12 winners at a strike rate of 26.7% on his home track over the last 12 months, trainer Bjorn Baker always needs to be respected at Warwick Farm and second-up with this mare, he's placed her perfectly with a drop in grade to the midweeks.
A lightly raced daughter of Snitzel that was very competitive early days around subsequent Stakes winners Subpoenaed and Pandemic, Exotic Ruby resumed off a near 12-month spell last spring, recording a Provincial win third-up and was tipped out following a Canterbury flop.
Her summer return was hard to miss with a strong second to Lillemor (narrowly beaten in a Benchamrk 88 at her next start), who she was only a stride or two off nabbing and with a tick-over trial, barrier one and James McDonald taking the reins, can go one better here.
TAB LONG MAY WE PLAY HANDICAP Tips (Race 6)
Warwick Farm Roughie - Race 6 No. 1 Coterie
Although he doesn't necessarily win out of turn, this five-year-old is a consistent galloper who has found wet tracks or wide gates via his last three fresh attempts, so the first-up form is perhaps a little misleading and he is a proven weight carrier.
Coterie was on target to be at least a Stakes class-runner early, showing promise albeit teasing punters and following a long drought, managed to record a pair of victories last year, the last of which came over Suave in August, a Godolphin runner who was coming off a nice win and would be one of the favourites if lining up here.
He's had two trials leading into this resumption (nice hit-out behind Masked Crusader before missing the kick on January 27) and from barrier one in a field without a stack of early speed, he's more than capable of a bold showing with a soft run, especially off his Benchmark 78 form last time in.
VINERY STUD HANDICAP Tips (Race 7)
Warwick Farm Value Bet - Race 7 No. 5 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.
That winner has now recorded a winning hat-trick, so the form has stood up at this level and he lost no fans second-up when second to He's A Hotshot, a hard-fit opponent who was coming back from a string of Benchmark 78 attempts, which included a win in that grade back in November.
The main query is this five-year-old staying at 1200m but with a 2kg drop in the weights courtesy of the Tom Sherry claim, who can hopefully land Celer a pair or two closer now third-up, he's leading chance at a good each-way price in the last from Warwick Farm.