Tennant Creek Tips – May 14

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Tennant Creek Tips – Saturday May 14

See our Tennant Creek horse racing tips and best bets below:

JD and Ben Hayes sent ESASHI (best Odds Currently $2 with TAB) to leading Alice Springs trainer Terry Gillett with a reasonable fitness base. The filly had broken her maiden over 975m at Swan Hill five runs in before Gillett unleashed her. She went six weeks between runs when racing over 1200 metres on her new home deck. Didn’t have the early toe to be with the leading group early and then resented being restrained while fresh. Settled better before moving towards the speed on turning once Tsaikos rode her into a rhythm. Esashi showed that she had no dramas handling the sand tracks, nor any problems getting out to six furlongs. She drops somewhat in grade here while the Gillett/Tsaikos team has learned a little more about her.

Had to feel for little WHITE KAPS (best Odds Currently $2.40 with Bet365) when he drew out for his first race in over six months. Generally races well fresh, White Kaps was away smartly with the field in a hotly contested 1000 metre benchmark 62. A Thousand Degrees led from go to woah in a race laden with speed, while the fresh White Kaps was forced wide without cover. White Kaps predictably knocked up in a forgive run – without puncturing badly as one might expect. Since left in the gates for more than his fair share of time, missing the kick badly. This gave an opportunity to see White Kaps racing in an unfamiliar role of back marker. He ran on to nab third behind Harpuna, adding a new string to his bow.

Would be simply Un-Australian to let an Outback Cup go around without having a bet. Especially when our Best Bet for the day MASARU WARRIOR (Best Odds Currently $3.30with BlueBet) goes around. Tennant Creek doesn’t get any more outback, with several top stables taking on the dry heat as they venture North. Masaru Warrior ran toe-for-toe with talented open class galloper I Am The Fox over 1900 metres in Alice Springs. He’s now 2000 metres back to a mile after not seeing out the trip in the Cup. There doesn’t appear to be a great deal of pressure up top here, where Masaru Warrior is expected to lob.