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Here are this week’s top tips on all things sport and racing

Here are this week’s top tips on all things sport and racing

SPORT

NRL GRAND FINAL

Sydney have proven the best team all season long in the NRL and I expect them to prevail in the NRL Grand Final against Canberra.

For an interest on the game I have backed Sydney to cover the line and win by 8 points or more at $1.90 and in Clive Churchill Medal Betting I have backed James Tedesco at $4.50.

NBL

The Perth Wildcats kick off their premiership title defence on Saturday afternoon when they host an injury depleted Melbourne United.

I am very confident that the Wildcats will win and win well.

I am happy to back them at the line to win by 4 points or more at $1.86 and have also stepped into them to win by 11 points or more at $3.

EPL

I will take a multi which requires Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City and West Ham to all win. The multi price is $4.43.

RACING

My best bets of the weekend are as follows :

Flemington Saturday Race 4 Number 6 Angelic Ruler (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price $5.00) : Talented WA mare who has had 13 starts for 5 wins and 7 placings. Was an encouraging return first up when she ran home well to finish runner-up in the How Now Stakes over 1200 metres at Caulfield. Damien Oliver jumps on here and she has drawn well in barrier six. Has won both of her second up starts in the past and looks primed to run a cracking race here. Great each way bet.

Randwick Saturday Race 5 Number 2 Classique Legend (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price $2.20) : Excitement machine who resumed from a break with a superb second behind Pierata in the Shorts over 1100 metres. Unbeaten second up and while he runs into some quality opposition here looks to have enough class to prevail. Has the benefit of a run back at the races over most of his key opposition here and I think that is the key to the event.

Randwick Saturday Race 7 Number 9 Kolding (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price $5.50) : Lightly weighted son of Ocean Park who was tremendous in taking out the Bill Richie at his most recent outing over 1400 metres at Randwick.  Steps up to the mile here where he has had one try for one win and races well at this track where he has won 2 of 3 attempts. Glen Boss takes the ride at just 50.5 kilograms and that feather weight may well prove the difference late in the home straight. Another great each way play.

Kalgoorlie Saturday Race 3 Number 2 Mervyn (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price $2.50) : Speed Demon who only knows one way – flat stick! I expect Mitch Pateman to shoot this fellow to the top and if anywhere near his best in a field of this quality he should have them gasping for oxygen. Races well at the Goldfields circuit and has been very well supported since fixed odds betting opened firming from $3.50 into $2.50.

Cannington Satuday Race 2 Number 8 Who’s Got Cash (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price Not Available) : Took his game to a new level last week when recording a best of night 29.68 victory. Only has to repeat something close to that to be bolting in again. Other nice bets on the card look to be 5-2 West On Violet each way, 7-1 Snallygaster and 9-1 Hostile Guess.

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RACING

My best bets of the weekend are as follows :

Moonee Valley Friday Race 3 Number 3 Miss Siska (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price $3.10) : Returned from a break in fine style when finishing runner-up behind Spanish Whisper in the Let’s Elope at Flemington. A winner at 6 of her 19 career starts and given she looks to be back in top order a race of this nature is well within her reach. Hard to beat.

Rosehill Saturday Race 5 Number 5 Enticing Star (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price $2.50) : Star sandgroper who has had 10 starts for 8 wins and a second including a runner-up performance in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes. Her two trials in the buildup to this have been ideal and she has had 3 starts first up in the past and won all of them. She is a very exciting mare.

Caulfield Sunday Race 5 Number 3 Dalasan (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price $2.45) : Quality three year old who resumed from a break when defeating Scales Of Justice in the Spring Stakes at Morphettville and second up proved too classy when taking out the Danehill Stakes over 1200 metres at Flemington. Has had 5 starts for 4 wins and a second and will be fitter for two runs back from a break. The one they all have to beat.

Caulfield Sunday Race 8 Number 15 Special Reward (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price $4.80) : Simon Miller trained galloper who was simply dynamite last preparation winning all four starts at Ascot in grand style. Has been aimed up at a Melbourne campaign this Spring and all reports from the stable are that this fellow is ready to go. Has won 2 of his 3 first up appearances in the past and this looks a suitable assignment. More than happy to be on him each way.
Cannington Satuday Race 5 Number 7 Hastie Guess (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price Not Available) : In form sprinter who has won 4 of his last 5 starts. Should be able to zip over and lead throughout again. I’ll also be backing 7-1 Boom Down and 8-1 Conway Gundi.