Roughies Tips May 14

  • 3 big priced runners to back
Roughies Tips Back our roughies for the weekend

Looking for roughies tips to back at big prices on Saturday racing? We pick out the best three roughies to back each week.

There is plenty of quality action on offer with racing around Australia on May 14.

We have looked through fields and picked out the best three roughies to back for the day, each-way.

The feature of the day at Flemington is the Andrew Ramsden Stakes and the stayers will be out to score the golden ticket- express entry into the Melbourne Cup (3200m) later this year. ENGLISH KING ($21 with bet365) can surprise his rivals. He was well beaten by one of the favourites for this race in Point Nepean two starts ago at Bendigo over the 2400m but I didn’t mind his run at Flemington over the 2600m when runner-up behind Steel Prince on Anzac Day. That was his best performance yet since coming to Australia and he went 11.2 lengths faster than standard, which are the third best figures that any horse in this race has produced in the past two years. The son of Camelot has taken a bit of time to get going but may be about to deliver for the Mike Moroney stable, who knowS how to train a stayer. Draws well in barrier 3 and can surprise.



Taking on some of the favoured runners in the South Australian Derby and don’t mind Harleymoven, while YAPHET ($19 with ladbrokes) is the other at a bit of a price. The Cliff Brown-trained galloper was excellent at Caulfield last weekend, running 4th behind Elzamee in a Super Vobis race over the 2000m last Saturday. He produced the fastest last 600m, 400m and 200m to go 11.2 lengths faster than standard, which are the best figures that any horse in this race has produced. Banking on the fact that there should be an even tempo or better, which will allow him a nice cart into the race and the 2500m looks ideal.



MYSTERY SHOT ($10 with Palmerbet) shapes as a solid each-way player in Race 8 of the day at Flemington. The five-year-old was solid in his return at Warrnambool in the Wangoom Handicap (1200m) settling last before making up a bit of ground at the business end to finish 6th behind Frankie Pinot. He is much better at the 1400m and at his past two campaigns he has improved six lengths and 12 lengths between his first and second runs to place when going from the 1200m to the 1400m. He has drawn well in barrier 6 and gets in with just the 53.5kg



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