Today’s Horse Racing Tips – July 2

Racing and Sports highlight our standout plays for Australian TAB meetings on July 2.

Racecourse : Ballarat (Australia)
Racecourse : Ballarat (Australia) Picture: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

Three TAB meetings are held across Australia on this Tuesday at Corowa, Gosford & Ballarat.      


<h5>Ballarat Synthetic: Race 4 @ 2:30pm</h5>


Rising Thunder the likely leader and they will run along. SEVEN CASTLES (4) is a Western Australian who missed a lip at Northam a month ago as favourite from the speed. He has plenty up the sleeve and is sure to take beating with Yendall booked. POWER OF ATTORNEY (2) raced in Listed and Group races last preparation including a 1.2L defeat in the Stutt Stakes. He’s been gelded and has to be kept very safe resuming from the handy gate. THE PROTAGONIST (5) just missed at Wodonga on debut as favourite and can be right in the finish with likely improvement. RISING THUNDER (3) has switched states and yards and the Gawler run two back would give him some hope at good odds. ZORRO MACHO (12) debuts for Team Hayes and is a must market watch. SELECTIONS: #4 Seven Castles should have thee covered if on song.  


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<h5>Corowa: Race 1 @ 1:05pm</h5>


No shortage of early speed in what looks like being a very keen contest. EMCONI STAR (12) led into the straight here last start over 900m but after giving a nice kick at the furlong found one better in the closing stages. Has improved at each appearance this campaign and looks ready to peak now. TRISH'S DIAMONDS (14) did her best work late to grab 3rd in the Emconi Star race first up from a spell. Has a lot of ground to make up on today's rival following that run but will strip fitter. The locally trained RIVERINA BOY (2) is the pick of the debutantes. Hasn't trialled since March and the blinkers go on. Watch betting closely. AJAY (4) showed a ton of pace on debut and can improve today with the application of blinkers. SELECTIONS: #12 Emconi Star is ready to win.


<h5>Gosford: Race 8 @ 4:25pm</h5> 

This will be run at a cracking pace with at least four potential leaders matching motors. STARRY (6) made it two minor placings from as many runs this prep when she boxed on gamely to finish 0.8 lengths away in 3rd place last start over this distance at Hawkesbury. Will enjoy a lovely trail in behind the pace and is extremely well in today after the claim for the in-form Cejay Graham. LE LUDE (7) first up from a 20-week spell is the danger. Opened her last campaign with a barnstorming win over 1100m at this track. Trialled well recently so looks forward enough. CHILLED ROSE (5) was on-pace but tired at the end of 1250m at Canterbury recently. Placed at her only run over today's distance so from the good gate can improve sharply in this company. The promising MISS POWERBELLE (8) should run a big race first up. SELECTIONS: #6 Starry perfectly placed third up.

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