Expert tips: Kilcoy - 09/07/24

Racing & Sports expert selections.

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RACE 1 - Former Victorian CHIARO DI LUNA (5) resumes here but showed more than enough ability down south and will find this assignment an easier task. Drawn to get all the favours from the inside alley and gets in well at the weights with the 2kg claim. Ticks plenty of boxes. RAN NA LADY (10) was disappointing on debut but was very well supported in the market and where there's smoke there's fire. Worth another chance. CHIEF BY (2) placed two from three in his first preparation and has since been given time to furnish. May run a race while fresh. BOOMLANDER (1) hails from an astute barn and can improve enough to feature in the finish. The well-related SUMMER BRIDE (11) (half to 3xG3 winner and G1 placed Winter Bride) best of the rest.

RACE 2 - ISLAND TIDE (2) has hit a patch of form winning two of her past three including one over this track and trip three back. Winning hoop Sykes sticks and again gets the benefit of his 2kg claim. Drawn to get across easily from gate two and should give backers a big sight. COSMIC SERENADE (1) has placed over this course and distance and will find this a touch easier than recent Gold Coast outings. Rock-hard fit and looms as the main danger. BAD FOREST (4) broke the maiden status at Ipswich last time out and is sure to have derived a stack of confidence from that victory. Can measure up again. SONGZILLA (3) hasn't missed a drum in four attempts at the sprint trip and is a must for the multiples. PRINCESS MARIAN (5) strips fitter third-up from the spell and may earn some minor money.

RACE 3 - AU REVOIR (3) is knocking on the door of another victory placing in three of her past four including a runner-up finish here last time out. Drawn to get a handy run from gate two and hails from a good yard. Should be in this for a long way. MERLOMANN (1) shed the maiden tag over this course and distance at the latest effort and will take some confidence from that win. Can go back-to-back. HELEN'S DREAM (8) doesn't win out of turn but is usually thereabouts and can fill the frame if she brings her best. INDENTED HEAD (7) will be rock-hard fit for this and may earn a cheque. RADEGAST (5) next best in a race with only a handful of chances.

RACE 4 - WHISKEY DANCER (6) is a consistent conveyance who has hit the top two in five of her past six outings. Goes well for Williams who has a win and three placings from six steers and looks the hardest to toss in this contest. GALACTIC LEGEND (4) has only missed a drum once in four attempts at this distance range and will be at his peak for this. Rates a serious threat. Former NSW galloper ONEOFTHETWELVE (10) is having his first run in the region but showed enough down south to warrant consideration in a race like this. Respect any market confidence. SHINSHINTO (7) has a win and a placing from two attempts at the course and distance and cannot be ignored.

RACE 5 - ESJAY (2) got the chocolates at Roma last start and is one from one over this distance range. Should give a bold sight again. BEACHSIDE BABE (6) is a very honest filly who is yet to put in a poor one. Must be included. MASTERPLAN (1) loves racing at this circuit with three wins and a second from just six outings. In the mix. BOLD JULIUS (4) saluted in his first run for the new stable last time and can go right on with the job now.

RACE 6 - ALL ABOUT LEWIS (7) is eligible for easier races but has placed two from two over this track and trip and revved up for this with a recent Sunny Coast trial victory. Gets Hellyer back on board to navigate from the sticky draw and can run a big race while fresh. ALLEZIZZY (8) was a touch disappointing last time out but go on the strong win over this course and distance two back. Worth another chance. PERFECT POINT (4) has won two of his past three and gets 3kg weight relief with the claim. In the mix. ROAR HIDE (15) could sneak a place with some luck.

RACE 7 - PAPER COWBOY (17) has hit the top five at his past four outings and is drawn to sit up on speed from gate two. Will be peak fitness for this and can give it a mighty shake. CRAZY EYED FRED (3) is a bit of a hit-or-miss type but strips fitter fourth-up from the break and can trouble the judge with some luck in running. FLY LIKE HELEN (8) placed over this journey two back and is one for the exotics players. GRANDEUR ROSE (12) next best in a race with plenty of hopes.

RACE 8 - SARODEC (8) is a consistent commodity hitting the top-five in all seven runs this preparation including winning over this track and trip three back. Tuned up for this with a recent Sunny Coast trial placing and is sure to be right there at the business end. CLUSTER'S REIN (1) has hit the top-two in all three attempts over this course and distance and only needs some luck from the carpark draw to be playing a role in the outcome. ALPINE LADY (9) has hit a bit of form of late and rates a genuine top-three contender against this lot. LATE NIGHT DEVIL (13) saves her best form for this distance range and cannot be underestimated. ITALIAN VIRTUOSO (2) next best from the inside alley.