Horse racing tips, best bets for Caulfield and Rosehill

Our experts give you an early shot at finding a winner this weekend.

Last week … One winner. Seiners Express ($8.50) – Chris Vernuccio (value).

Saturday: ROSEHILL (10 races, start 11.15am), CAULFIELD (9 races, 12.05pm), DOOMBEN (9 races, 11.23am), MORPHETTVILLE (9 races, 12.17pm), BELMONT (9 races, 2.13pm).

Check out their best and value bets:


BRAD WATERS (Racenet) Form: 255×6

TOKEN SPIRIT (Race 6, No.1 – $3.10)

Smart stayer that was too strong over 2500m at Flemington last time out and looks set to complete a hat trick of wins at Caulfield.

Value bet: PAMMY JOY (Race 3, No.9 – $9)

GILBERT GARDINER (Herald Sun) Form: 13429

MISS ALBANIA (Race 4, No.6 – $2.60)

Weighted to hold out the progressive La Mexicana, who defeated Miss Albania first-up last campaign.

Value bet: REGULUS (Race 2, No.5 – $5)

CHRIS VERNUCCIO (Racing News Editor) Form: 43512

ZESTY BELLE (Race 9, No.6 — $3.70)

Outstanding return at Caulfield with the second best last 800m, 600m, 400m and 200m of the meeting when second behind Belsielle. Won second-up last campaign. Drawn well in barrier 6 while her main rivals have drawn wide.

Value bet: KALKARNI ROYALE (Race 4, No.3 – $5.50)

GLENN McFARLANE (Herald Sun) Form: 33413

MISS ALBANIA (Race 4, No.6 – $2.60)

Couldn’t hold off La Mexicana in January, but has an eight kilo swing in the weights here and can run a big race first-up.

Value bet: ZESTY BELLE (Race 9, No.6 – $3.70)

SIMON MOY (NewsRacing) Form: 73×57

MURRUMBIDGEE RIVER (Race 6, No.3 $3.40)

Another huge jump in distance but stable has best strike-rate in Victoria beyond 2000m. Just too far back last start when narrowly beaten and Jamie Kah sticks on.

Value bet: THE ASTROLOGIST (Race 8, No.9 – $6)

NICK QUINN (TAB) Form: 33×27

MISS ALBANIA (Race 4, No.6 – $2.60)

Classy mare resuming who won three straight races over summer and looks well placed to return with a win. Stick with her as she races through the grades.

Value bet: VIRIDINE (Race 8, No.2 – $5)

Token Spirit is going for three in a row. Picture: Racing Photos via Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images



MATT JONES (Daily Telegraph) Form: 25x1x

FROSTY ROCKS (Race 10, No.3 – $3)

He’s ticking all the boxes for this. He goes great fresh, has trialled well and has the barrier to take advantage of. There’s no reason why he can’t be winning this race.

Value bet: UP TRUMPZ (Race 9, No. 12 – $34)

CLINTON PAYNE (Racenet) Form: 3×253

MADDI ROCKS (Race 6, No.1 – $6.50)

Having her first run for a noted fresh performing stable and they’ve fitted the blinkers for this in a real sign of intent. They scratched a couple of weeks ago looking for the drying conditions which they get and she’s looked super in each of her three trials. She’ll run well.

Value bet: ZAKAT (Race 10 No.11 – $8.50)


s – denotes tip was scratched.

x – denotes spell or holiday.

Note: TAB odds correct at time of publishing.

Originally published asWeekend Best Bets: Zesty poised to fire

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