Expert tips : Bunbury - 04/07/24

Racing & Sports expert selections.

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RACE 1 - DONTTHINKJUSTDRINK (6) resumes for a leading barn and owns a Belmont trial win. The in-form CJP sticks from that and she showed enough in her first campaign to suggest this is winnable. OCEAN OUTLAW (1) is hard-fit and is knocking on the door. This is easier than Belmont and he finally draws an inside barrier. He has been kept on the fresh side and gets another chance. LUCKY LILY (7) also resumes and just missed here before the spell. She sits down in the weights with the 3kg claim and will be naturally improved. LE BEAU (4) debuts and her latest trial was sharp. The early betting suggests he will go well.

RACE 2 - EXTREME LOVE (6) is unlucky not to have broken through and has trialled well at Lark Hill for her return. The in-form CJP sticks aboard from that and she can come back further improved. Maps well and sets a decent standard. DRAG MACHINE (4) was sharp in the same trial suggesting he will race boldly on debut. Harvey's booking suggests he's pleasing. MASTER PLATINUM (2) debuted at Belmont and needed the outing. Has trialled solidly for his return and has the first-time blinkers applied. He should be around the mark. COUNTESS OF KENNA (9) resumes and has also trialled well. In the mix on what we've seen.

RACE 3 - MIRO (2) is another decent winning chance for the CJP-Durrant-linkage. Was spelled off a tough Maiden win at Scarpside over 1800m and will be better for a solid first-up run at Belmont in stronger. Stepping up to the mile is ideal. HUGHBERT (6) is better than the form line suggests. He was only beaten 2L at Belmont last time and the longer trip should suit. Chris Parnham stays aboard and that's a positive. ONLY US (3) was going okay before being outgraded at Listed level last time. Has the first-time blinkers applied and will go a lot better in this grade. SIRIUS STORM (5) has trialled well since the plain effort at Bunbury. Peaks and the Durrant-trained galloper can't be ruled out.

RACE 4 - Tricky. GALILEA (10) has a wide gate but brings the best figures and resumes owning a dominant Lark Hill trial win. She threatened twice here last preparation and should be hard to bet. MARYBEE (11) found a place first-up at Pinjarra and brought promising form to that. She will race forward and the longer sprint suits. Metro-trained LEENA'S LUCK (13) was okay on resumption and then positioned too far back from a wide gate at Belmont. Chris Parnham has been with her all along and a much better effort is anticipated. KING OF FRANCE (2) was much better at Pinjarra and has the first time blinkers applied. Draws wide but looks capable of more.

RACE 5 - Competitive. WAYNE THE PAIN (1) resumed at Pinjarra from a wide gate and needed the outing. He has placed 2/3 second-up and Harvey sticks with him. Wins at best and should get every chance to break through. VANCOUVER STORM (3) found more like his best narrowly beaten at Pinjarra second-up. Maps well and won't have to improve much to threaten. CABLE GIRL (9) also presented second-up in that contest beaten 1.6L. She's on the improve and it's hard to risk the CJP-Durrant linkage. SHEEZA SHEILA (8) spikes her figures at Pinjarra second-up and should appreciate the longer sprint. Can't be ruled out.

RACE 6 - HARBIN (1) is third-up off two heavily-bet placings at Belmont. There was only a lip in it last time and the former Victorian has the blinkers back on and draws to advantage. Fitter again and should have them covered. SUCCESS PLAY (3) didn't miss a beat first-up winning easily this grade at Northam but was disappointing at Belmont following. Not sure what to make of that but he draws well and has plenty up the sleeve. The in-form Chris Parnham stays aboard and that's a positive. ULTIMATE STYLE (4) is also third up and has laid a solid foundation at Belmont. Is proven third-up and he has more to give also. Harbin's stablemate CRUISE TO VICTORY (8) finds harder but he was good here third-up as favourite following a barn switch. Has weight relief and CJP goes on. His best form would have him right in it.

RACE 7 - AMARLIE MISS (9) resumed with a tidy effort at Belmont and then found more like her best winning there this trip. She will give away a start but fitter rates to go back-to-back. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (8) is a former Victorian who peaks off an improved effort at Pinjarra. He's been well supported his three runs here and Chris Parnham goes aboard replacing his brother. He gets another chance. BRAVE SHOT (2) is in the top barn and turned his form around winning a no-metro win here. Has a wide gate but he would be a chance holding that level of form. PAPAVERO PRINCESS (7) resumes and has a tidy record. Just missed here this grade last time heavily bet and has to be considered.