TAB HANDICAP Tips (Race 1)
Warwick Farm Best Bet - Race 1 No. 5 Sur La Mer
Connections have been patient with this filly with a pair of trials last July and in November, but was much sharper in two March hit-outs with Chris Waller then sending her to Newcastle on April 10 for her debut appearance.
Sent out at an each-way price for that 1200m assignment, there's no doubting the daughter of Nicconi should've won that contest where after landing in the box-seat position, kept finding the back of the early leader and favourite Gravity Zero before getting out at the 100m to launch late.
Sur La Mer has only missed by a pimple on the line but showing the professionalism to still take the gap in her first race day outing after the interference was admirable, and in what isn't the strongest of city Maiden's, can prevail this time around with even luck.
ROBRICK LODGE HANDICAP Tips (Race 3)
Warwick Farm Favourite - Race 3 No. 3 Capital Reign
In a two-year-old event that does look to have depth, it will be interesting to see if this filly goes on with it following a brilliant debut victory, defeating older rivals by a big margin at Canberra despite doing plenty wrong late in the piece.
By Capitalist and out of the dam Elle Lou, a Group Three winning miler, Capital Reign went straight to the lead in that April 9 affair, dictating the event before drifting out in the run home, defeating a subsequent winner in Kobosh, a galloper that had some handy Provincial form last preparation.
If she runs straight, that's probably a four or five length victory and sent back to the trials on April 16, brought up an easy win on the Synthetic circuit at Warwick Farm, recording comfortably the fastest 740m heat for that morning.
XXXX HANDICAP Tips (Race 6)
Warwick Farm Value Bet - Race 6 No. 5 Lillium
Having not raced since winning a Canterbury Maiden back in November, 2019, it was a fantastic training performance from Les Bridge to get this now five-year-old to salute first-up at Kembla Grange on April 3.
A half-sister to Group Three winner Anise and from the same family as Group One winners Easy Rocking and Fairy King Prawn, Lillium clearly has her fair share of ability with the Maiden triumph a real eye-catcher when showing a sharp turn-of-foot to sprint away late over the 1250m.
This is obviously much harder than that fresh attempt, hence the price, but she was kept ticking over with an April 20 trial at Randwick and off a good speed over the six furlongs here, can launch late under 2kg claiming apprentice Louise Day.
VINERY STUD HANDICAP Tips (Race 7)
Warwick Farm Next Best Bet - Race 7 No. 8 Mightybeel
This son of Savabeel has shown above average ability in five career starts and despite going down as a short favourite first-up at Newcastle, he had excuses and as the best bet on the February 12 program from Canterbury, saluted like a good thing should.
While it did look an ordinary Maiden field on paper, his performance was arrogant after taking off early, with the softest of victories on the line and the overall time did stack up well for the meeting, bettering the 1550m Benchmark 72 by nearly three lengths on the clock and was only two lengths inferior to the Benchmark 78.
Following a wide run third-up at Canterbury, Mightybeel was freshened-up and over the 1500m at Hawkesbury on April 14, was clearly the pick of the closers behind the leader and eventual winner Ruby Tuesday, with James McDonald now taking back the reins.