Expert tips: Bunbury - 11/07/24

Racing & Sports expert selections.

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RACE 1 - TROOPER PHOENIX (2) has been knocking on the door throughout this campaign and steps out to this trip for the very first time. He chased a smart one last time out and he maps to get every chance once more. Gets his chance to shed the maiden tag in what appears a suitable event. MILYEANNUP (9) jumped favourite over 2200m last time out, beaten 2.5L with that form possibly franked on Wednesday. Chris Parnham hops back in the saddle this time around and she's run well from both on the speed, and back in the field. Ticking along nicely and won't be far away. LATE FLYER (4) is a four-year-old on the way up, finishing just ahead of Milyeannup last time out despite being a 13-1 chance. He maps for a similar run this time around and being so lightly raced, he's open to improvement. Can make his presence felt. AIN'TNOCUREFORLOVE (5) has claims stepping out to this trip for the first time. HORUS (3) is next best.

RACE 2 - HELL'S CITI (1) hasn't been far away this campaign and looks ready to peak third-up now. He's a lightly-raced galloper and he should be able to slot in and get an easy run throughout. Edging closer towards his maiden win and today may be the day. BE BARDOT (9) has been impressive at the trials, hitting the line nicely under a strong hold. William Pike hops on board for her debut, and while she still has plenty to learn, she may just be too classy for her rivals on debut. LET IT WIN RUPERT (2) ran on strongly from the back here 11 days ago and gets the nose roll on for the first time. That latest effort rates well in this field and he's expected to be coming home with a wet sail. KIMBERLEY CURRENCY (3) drops right back in trip today and has trialled well since his latest effort. Can turn his form around. IMPENDING FEATURE (6) may appreciate the rise in trip and is not to be discounted.

RACE 3 - CAPABLE ANGEL (6) just missed first-up over 1100m here in what was a career-best effort on resumption. She's expected to be even better again now and although the wide alley is a big niggle, the outside may be advantageous with a wet track likely. Can get the job done this time. TRA LA LA (8) was no match for the first couple across the line at Northam after being caught wide and without cover, but she did improve sharply second-up last campaign at this track. Expecting much of the same today and with a touch more luck in running, she can shed the maiden tag. TOP OF THE WALK (1) was just fair over 1100m first-up at this track, finishing behind Capable Angel in the process. He'll need some luck from the draw, but his best figures suggest he can be right in the finish. He just needs to produce those today. DREAM ILLUSION (4) gets Pike in the saddle after catching the eye late first-up at Belmont. Include. ALL VITAL (2) is best of the rest.

RACE 4 - VENTURO (2) just missed at Northam last time out and steps out in trip once again which does appear to suit. He continues to knock on the door of his maiden victory and Chris Parnham sticking with him is a good sign. Racing well and gets his chance today. BIRD ON A WIRE (7) has been beaten in photo finishes his last two outings, one over 1214m here two back and the latest art Belmont. He draws a better gate today and Campbell can fire him straight to the front. Will take plenty of catching. KING'S ARTILLERY (3) has plenty of upside and looks as though he'll appreciate the rise in trip after closing off well at Pinjarra las time out. Pike hopping in the saddle is a big tick and with improvement likely, he'll put his best foot forward. LEAD BY EXAMPLE (8) was tested in Listed company at the end of last campaign and wasn't disgraced. This looks a nice kick off point for her. SAFARI BOY (4) won't be far away off the inside alley.

RACE 5 - BOLTCO JACK (2) stormed home from the rear to finish just 1.1L off a smart one at Belmont last time out and gets the blinkers on for the first time today. That effort rates highly in this race and the rise in trip should suit. Hopefully he can take closer order this time and show what he's capable of. TOURETTO (3) was left with too much to do over 1100m here last start and steps right out in trip today. Pike hopping back in the saddle is a big tick, though he will need to weave some magic from the gate. Expecting him to put his best foot forward. WHISTLING WARRIOR (7) showed good improvement last start when only 2.1L off the winner at Pinjarra. He'll need some luck from the draw, but he has shown good early speed in previous outings and the extra trip looks to suit. Can be in the finish. I'M CRAFTY (4) will be better for the last start effort and can improve with the winkers going on. JATS (1) is best of the rest.

RACE 6 - CLOSE AT HAND (1) was just okay on resumption at Belmont, finishing behind a progressive type, beaten 3.5L when settling near the tail. He can sit closer today with a cleaner getaway and he should be fitter for the fresh run. Finds a suitable event to get back to winning ways. MAGIC BELLE (7) just missed at Northam and wasn't far away at Belmont most recently, beaten 2.3L. She has good early speed and should be able to get across from a sticky draw. Ticking along nicely and can make her presence felt again. UNDERCOVER SNIPER (4) rattled home in impressive fashion down the straight to score first-up. William Pike now takes the ride and he shouldn't be too far back from the favourable alley. Wouldn't surprise to see him win again. MAGNASONIC (3) is better than he showed first-up and is open to improvement. HIT THE JACKPOT (6) wasn't far away last time out and is worth including.

RACE 7 - ARNRAY (5) is better than he showed last time out when well beaten in Saturday company. His efforts prior, particularly at this course were great and he should be able to find the front from an inside alley. Troy Turner has a successful record when partnering and he can return to winning ways. DASH OF BRANDY (6) is ticking along nicely, finishing in the placings at her past four outings. The wide draw doesn't matter as she tends to get back anyway and she closed off strongly from well back last time out. Expect her to be flashing late in the race. QUEEN OF JERUSALEM (8) got the job done by 0.7L here 11 days ago and drops in weight for today's assignment. Pike will need some luck from a tricky draw, but she rates well off the last start win and a repeat effort will see her go close once again. BEERMULLAH (4) can bounce back after a disappointing effort last time out. BEAT THE BRO (2) wasn't far away last time and is worth including.

RACE 8 - PRINCE OF SANTOS (6) just couldn't sprint with the winner last start when beaten 1.6L over 1400m here. He can find the front once again under Cooper and he gets in lightly after the claim. Should be at his top now and he can return to winning form. CHOIXWAY (1) resumed with a win over 1300m at Belmont first-up, leading all the way to win by 0.2L. Gaerth retains the ride and while it will be tougher from a wide alley, he does possess good early speed to get across. Wouldn't surprise to see him go back-to-back. VILLAGE GIRL (2) gets Chris Parnham in the saddle today following a 3.7L defeat at Belmont most recently. This race is a little easier than what she contested last start and the slight rise in trip increases her chances. She won't be far away. HE'S ARCHIE (11) was too good at Pinjarra last week, winning by 0.8L. Drawn well again and can repeat the dose. SHEZGOTTHALOT (8) can improve off just a plain effort first-up.

RACE 9 - PARIS CALLING (1) wasn't disgraced in Group and Listed company at the end of last campaign, finishing 2.4L off Keshi Boom in the Champion Fillies. She'll be fitter for two trials coming into this and there's a host of gear changes worth noting. Maps well and can return on a winning note. MAGICAL GEM (11) resumed with a win at Belmont, getting over the top to score by 0.3L in soft conditions. Chris Parnham remains in the saddle, though the has never won over this distance previously. He'll be back in the run and is expected to be launching late. MACCIATEAU (2) went back-to-back before testing himself in the Melvista 104 days ago at Ascot. He was very impressive winning from the back in his starts prior and the form around him has stacked up well. Watch for him flashing late. COVERT ROSE (7) will be fitter for two trials coming in and the booking of Pike suggests she's ready to go. Include. COATACHINO (9) can go on with the job after a narrow win here last start.