Alice Springs Tips May 1
Looking for Alice Springs race tips for Pioneer Park today? Our Expert Northern Territory horse racing tipster previews each meeting and gives his best bets.
Here are our Alice Springs Tips for today:
Alice Springs Tips – May 1
Race 7 - 4:25PM Hygain Curculain Pro Handicap (1200 METRES)
A nice barrier will help CHAMPS D’OR (Best Odds Currently $26 with Palmerbet) show her best on the sand track. Drew wide here first-up when copping a check shortly after the start. Wayne Davis was into her to keep touch with the hot speed set by A Thousand Degrees. Despite being off the track throughout, Champs D’Or was able to make some headway on the turn. The task from there was too great, however she did plug away okay for the next furlong or so. Fitter for that run and she does have the speed enjoy an inside gate in a race full of pressure up top.
Race 8 - 4:55PM Alice Springs Toyota Pioneer Sprint (1200 METRES)
Michael Hickmott loves a trip up North and he brings SOLAR GALE (Best Odds Currently $5.50 with Palmerbet). He’s the interesting runner in a race of unknowns with plenty of runners coming into the sprint feature first-up. The Asian import has been prepped along with two barrier trials with the first one just being a look around his home track of Murray Bridge. Hickmott ordered a far more serious hit out as Jessica Eaton allowed her mount to stride with Bella Vella at Morphettville. Solar Gale appeared to travel as comfortably as anything in that trial before being kept honest inside the last furlong. They ran sharp time for the morning’s work, with of course, Bella Vella picking up another black-type win since.
Race 9 - 5:30PM Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup (2000 METRES)
We’ll have to just put a line through the latest run of BUDGET KING (Best Odds Currently $20 with Neds). Not sure what the go was there, there was never any urgency shown on him in a slowly run race which is very much against his usual style. He put two wins together over the mile in Darwin by leading in a comfortable at a good pace while travelling in a comfortable rhythm. It’s possible that he was already looking for the extra ground last start, either way he clearly had an issue. There will be good pressure in this which is the way he likes it. Suspect that Zac Spain will be asked to allow Budget King to run, whereas some of his more fancied rivals could searching for luck.
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