It’s a massive weekend of racing, and Triple M’s Hot Breakfast had Jason Richardson on this morning to chat about it for racing.com.
He gave us his best tips for the Derby weekend, so if you want a winner, we’ve got your back.
“Ranier the favourite can win the first, race one number five,” Richo said.
“It’s about $4.40… Darren Weir has the favourite in race number two, Very Elegant, [and] watch for an improved performance from number six, Yulong Meteor.”
There were more favourites among Richo’s tips as well.
“Race number three Osborne Bulls will be the favourite and really hard to beat, Miss Rock will be the danger, horse number four,” he said.
“Race number four — this is the last chance for the stayers to get into the Melbourne Cup — Prince Of Aaran, the European horse, is a seriously good horse, so four bucks… We get to race number five, and this is the one I’m very keen on, it’s $11 at the moment, blinkers go on, Hughie Bowman trialled him down the straight, his name is Lean Mean Machine in the Coolmore Stud Stakes.
“We get to the Empire Rose Stakes… 15 Amphitrite, 13 Oohood, super three years olds, a big chance, $34 chance is number eight Bring Me Roses, have something each way on here as well.
“The favourite will probably win the Derby in Thinkin’ Big… Number 12 Farooq will be the big roughie there at around $12… Couple of roughies in the Kennedy Mile, 16 and 17, Peaceful State and Best Of Days… Race nine, number six, Resin, is my favourite but the best value for you will be number three at $17.”
Amongst his tips was Thinkin’ Big for the Derby itself and Farooq as a roughie.
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