Expert tips: Warwick - 12/03/24

Racing & Sports expert selections.

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RACE 1 - SZABO (5) drops further in grade for this after finishing second at Ipswich last time out of this trip. She will be peaking this up and Bubba Tilley sticks with her. Follow your money. On top. CRAIGLEA THERA (7) made the most of a change of tactics when leading all the way at big odds last time out at Dalby. She won't find this much harder and drops 1.5 kilos in weight. She can win again but there won't be any more fancy prices. MISS DE BLAAS (2) took her time to clear her maiden status and has now won 3 of her last 4 starts. A 3-kilo claim will again help her and another win is not beyond her.

RACE 2 - HE'S A WEAPON (4) is in good hands and is making his debut with a couple of trials under his belt. He is well-placed and should be hard to beat. Check the markets for a true guide. BACK SEAT CUDDLES (14) is on debut and won the most recent of 2 trials. Each way value from a handy gate. MISHANI HUNTER (8) and ROCKY BLONDE (11) are both on debut and merit healthy respect.

RACE 3 - BURDEKIN BOY (3) finished third on debut when well-supported and then had a tough run at Ipswich last time out. He will find this easier than either of those runs and gets the blinkers on for the first time. He draws nicely and should go close to taking this out. APPROVAL (11) had an excuse fresh up and then improved quickly when finishing fourth at Dalby 10 days ago. He will be peaking third up and drops 3.5 kilos in weight from his last run. Each way value. AUSSIE TURBO (1) only warmed up late as favourite when resuming at Grafton and finished seventh, 2 lengths from the winner, and will appreciate the extra furlong on offer as his breeding suggests. Stick with him at this level.

RACE 4 - ALL WIN (7) has yet to fire in 3 starts for Mark Currie but did show some improvement last time out when finishing fifth at Toowoomba after setting the pace. He has 4 kilos less to carry this time and has the blinkers off for the first time. His fitness will be peaking and he is worth another chance here. SUPIDOCHARGED (14) made up some late ground late when resuming at Toowoomba just over 3 weeks ago. The blinkers go back on and having Bailey Wheeler in the saddle is no negative. Each way value. NOAH (11) tried hard fresh up at Kilcoy when finishing third. He gets a big swing in the draws here and strips fitter. Hard to beat. TOO MUCH MAKEUP (10) is racing consistently only needs a touch of luck from a wide gate to take this out.

RACE 5 - DUCHESS OF MILAN (5) may have needed all of her 3 starts back from a spell and should have no excuses here in her easiest assignment this prep. The step up to 1200 metres is ideal and from a handy gate, she is the one to beat at a reasonable price. THIEF BY NIGHT (2) was thereabouts in most of his starts last prep after winning his Queensland debut last October. His recent spell would have done him the world of good and with the benefit of the pole position fresh up, he can figure in the finish, especially with the aid of a 3-kilo claim. ROMAN HEIR (3) has won his only start on this track and he is normally very competitive at this level. He won a recent trial at Beaudesert and will be ready to rumble fresh up. Watch closely. STRYKING PRINCESS (9) has turned a corner recently with back-to-back second placings in similar company. She has not won for some time but in her current space, she can't be totally ruled out of taking this out.

RACE 6 - CRYPTIC VERSE (8) has been freshened since winning her maiden at Bell earlier in the year. She draws perfectly near the fence and benefits from a 3-kilo claim. She will be stronger this prep and can take the next step immediately. BRIGHT REALM (4) will be peaking third-up after peaking on his effort late at Kilcoy last time out. He likes to race on the pace and with Justin P Stanley back in the irons, he should be right in the finish. INSTANT RESPONSE (11) turned his form around with a win at a Miles picnic meeting last month but couldn't back it up at Ballina 11 days ago. Jason Taylor takes over from an apprentice and he is worth another chance. Include in all combinations.

RACE 7 - SCENIC RIM (1) is a handy gelding on his day and is resuming at the right level. He indicated his readiness with a recent trial win and usually comes to handy quickly, winning 2 of his 5 fresh-up starts in the past. Promising apprentice Rob Thorburn takes 3-kilos off his back and he can take this out. DEEP FIRE (5) did not fire in a much stronger field at Doomben in her only run for her new trainer last prep during the spring but did have an excuse that day. She trialled up recently and is nicely placed at this level. If she can run up to her earlier form then she can make her presence felt. Watch the markets closely. AWESOME AUDREY (14) cannot be faulted in all of her 3 starts this prep and will appreciate the step up to 1200 metres. Another honest run can be expected.

RACE 8 - PASSIONATE REBEL (3) posted a soft win fresh up at Kilcoy by 2 lengths and he normally improves with a run under his belt. He has come back a lot stronger this prep and won't find this much harder. The key here is the 4-kilo claim from inexperienced apprentice Jack Baker taking his weight down to a manageable level. Hard to beat again. JUNGLE FEVER (5) tried hard last time out at Ipswich from a wide gate and after having a tough run, finishing fourth. He made all the running there when winning his penultimate start and from a superior draw this time, he can make an immediate return to the winners' circle. SPIRIT OF GIVING (6) is improving at each of his 4 runs back from a spell and looked spot on when winning a recent trial by 3 lengths. He might not win often but does look nicely placed in this lineup and should make his presence felt. ISLA'S DAY (7) made up a stack of late ground when finishing second behind the top pick at Kilcoy last time out and could have the last say here.

RACE 9 - SARODEC (3) has improved in each of his 2 runs back from a spell and was making up a lot of ground at the Sunshine Coast on a heavy track last time out before finishing fourth. His best chances will be on a rain-affected track and he drops further down in the grades. He has a handy gate and gets his best chance in a while to return to form. LONERGY (8) ran on late to finish third at Thangool just over 2 weeks ago and has 4.5 kilos less to carry this time thanks to a 3-kilo claim. The extra 300 metres will suit him and he can figure in the finish again. THE GOLDEN SOUL (1) has not won for some time but has also not been this far down in the grades either. He has been freshened since his last start at Toowoomba and is worth including in all combinations. HILLSIDE ROAD (7) should be ready to show something fourth up and even though he is still a maiden, he draws pole position and can get a slice of the finish here.

RACE 10 - DRAGON SONG (7) tried hard for third when resuming at Ipswich nearly 4 weeks ago and will improve quickly with that run under her belt. She has been placed in her only start on this track which is an advantage and should be among the hardest to beat in an even lineup. BUMP'N'RUN (2) only had one start last prep before being put aside over the summer months. He has won fresh up in the past and should be running on strongly. Watch for him late. DUSTYIAM (3) broke through for an overdue win at Dalby 10 days ago and as so often happens once the penny drops, he should go right on with the job. With some luck from a wide gate, he won't be far away. MORDECAI (1) got going late when finishing runner-up at a Nanango picnic meeting a month ago and will relish the step up to 1500 metres. His only win came on this track and he is poised to go one better.