Sale Preview & Best Bets – Thursday September 1

Sale Preview & Best Bets


Our form expert provides Sale tips for today’s horse racing at Sale Racecourse and gives his best bets.


Sale Tips 1/09/2022


Race 1 No. 9 HIGHLAND BLAZE – ($2.30)

The opener sees the Maiden gallopers in action over the 2244m and HIGHLAND BLAZE can chalk up the first win of his career. The three-year-old has had the three career runs and was 3rd over the 2050m two starts back at Moe before tackling the 2200m at Sale and finishing runner-up behind A Votre Sante. He made an early move in that race and was posted wide before going for home. The son of Highland Reel looked to be the winner but hung out badly in the straight and threw it away but he did have a big gap on the rest. He should benefit from that experience and comes in with the best last start benchmark figures of any runner, while the likelihood of a Soft track is in his favour. 




Race 8 No. 5 THE DUKE OF DUBAI – ($4.40)

THE DUKE OF DUBAI should be hard to beat in the final event of the day at Sale. The Mike Moroney-trained galloper looks to have returned in good order and was runner-up on the Ballarat Synthetic when resuming before heading to Sandown and sticking on strong to hold out Frostin and Chain over the 1300m in a BenchMark 64. He set a career personal best that day to go 3.6 lengths faster than standard, which are the best last start figures of any runner. He draws wide for this assignment and rises in weight but is on the up, while his recent win came on Soft ground. Look for him to go on with it. 




Race 6 No. 3 FAR ENOUGH – ($9.50)

FAR ENOUGH can make it back to back wins when he steps out in Race 6. The five-year-old resumed from more than a year off the scene at Pakenham on the Synthetic track on August 1 and was too good for his rivals that day, winning by more than a length from Obsessive Nature. He rises to BM64 for this but should have improvement to come at his second run back and was a big improver on benchmark figures second up at his previous preparation when a three-length 6th at Sandown over the 1300m. The son of Needs Further sticks to the 1000m and has drawn perfectly in barrier 4 with the recent Memsie Stakes winning jockey, Ethan Brown, to ride.