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2018 Zipping Classic: Tips and Race Preview

Suggesting back to back wins in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2018 Zipping Classic at Sandown on Saturday. The Taj Mahal gets a race more on his terms and he is at $4.

Dal Harraild will be up there. Sir Isaac Newton could press forward and The Taj Mahal will be wanting to get rolling nice and early.

THE TAJ MAHAL won this last year. Was coming off a solid effort in the Mackinnon 12 months ago, and this time he arrives off a well-held run in the Moonee Valley Cup, but his JRA Cup and Caulfield Cup runs show him going just as well and he gets a chance to run things on his terms in the smaller field now.

VENTURA STORM was backed off the boards to win that Moonee Valley Cup. Did a good job before failing to fire in the Melbourne Cup. This is the right race for him.

LORD FANDANGO missed last week. Bendigo run was promising. Libran is going well but struggles to break through.

1st – 4 The Taj Mahal

2nd – 2 Ventura Storm

3rd – 6 Lord Fandango

4th – 3 Libran

2018 Sandown Guineas: Tips and Race Preview

Taking the filly to beat the colts in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2018 Sandown Guineas, Seabrook is challenging for favouritism at $3.50.

Due To Pass probably looks to get forward and Scottish Rogue will follow him across. Predecessor is prominent from a low draw.

SEABROOK was solid in the Empire Rose, holding her own in a bunched finish. Not a lot between them but it was at a solid level and doubt she would have to go much better to give this a shake. Guineas run prior was terrific and think she is the one they all have to stop in this.

RINGERDINGDING will be popular after his eye-catching win last week over 1400m. Has a good hope again. SECRET BLAZE was very good behind him there and must be respected off that run along with Scottish Rogue. Good 'n' Fast is capable.

1st – 12 Seabrook

2nd – 3 Ringerdingding

3rd – 5 Secret Blaze

4th – 4 Scottish Rogue

2018 Sandown Stakes: Tips and Race Preview

Tips and Race Preview for the 2018 Sandown Stakes at Sandown on Saturday land on a promising one. Fifty Stars wants to win to step up in the next few weeks and he is at $2.25.

Sircconi and Dollar For Dollar ensure that this will be strongly run from the outset. FIFTY STARS couldn't reel in Manuel at Caulfield but the wet track at Flemington saw him turn the tables and he did it well. Extra 100m here and the promise of a strongly run race look ideal and think that we get a chance to see what he really has to offer this time.

New stablemate HOLY SNOW is interesting. Has some great ratings for this and his fresh run this spring said he was back in good order. Can give this a shake for sure. FASTNET TEMPEST is going well and ties in with Sircconi. Both have hopes.

1st – 8 Fifty Stars

2nd – 4 Holy Snow

3rd – 2 Fastnet Tempest

4th – 3 Sircconi

2018 Summoned Stakes: Tips and Race Preview

Going for a mare ready to peak in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2018 Summoned Stakes, Our Crown Mistress should be ready to roll and is into $3.70.

Good race for the lead with Our Crown Mistress and Shoko forcing it with Aeecee Tong De, Angelic Spirit, Our Sea Goddess and Truly Discreet.

OUR CROWN MISTRESS has been building all spring off a lengthy break. She was very near her top at Flemington last time when strong on pace over 1400m. Think she can improve again now with her peak in sight and that makes her the one to beat.

SPLIT LIP didn't fire in the same race but her Geelong run prior gives her a good look at this with the form around her there making for solid reading. Have to respect SHOKO off the win last time. Zumbelina should run well.

1st – 2 Our Crown Mistress

2nd – 5 Split Lip

3rd – 3 Shoko

4th – 4 Zumbelina

2018 Kevin Heffernan Stakes: Tips and Race Preview

Plenty of value in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2018 Kevin Heffernan Stakes, Chamois Road is great odds at $7.50.

Cool Passion, Quilista and Casino Wizard look to make up the early speed. Suspect it will be run at a building tempo.

CHAMOIS ROAD tracks the leaders here from the inside draw and if he gets the runs at the right time then he is going to be hard to hold out. Thought his first up run at the Valley behind a track record-breaking Runson was terrific. Model of consistency and well placed against a modest lot at WFA.

FIRST AMONG EQUALS has been just okay at his latest couple but think that this suits and Zahra goes on. MISSROCK ran a really good race fresh and she was okay in a slowly run race at Flemington. Like where she gets in the run here for Macdonald. Respect Rich Charm.

1st – 5 Chamois Road

2nd – 1 First Among Equals

3rd – 6 Missrock

4th – 2 Rich Charm

2018 Eclipse Stakes: Tips and Race Preview

A mare leads the Tips and Race Preview for the 2018 Eclipse Stakes. Bring Me Roses drops down off G1 racing and is $3.50.

Mask Of Time, Radipole and Muraaqeb can be positive and sort of the lead between themselves.

BRING ME ROSES looks well suited here. Bottled up around the Valley two back but ran a cracker last time getting room to wind up at Flemington and she gets that again here at Sandown. Rattled home in the Empire Rose and it looks very solid form for this.

MAHAMEDEIS was sound at Flemington and looks like making his run with Bring Me Roses. Think he can be competitive.

KIWIA was always back at Flemington. Effort was okay but he can improve with his fresh win suggesting he was back in great form. Muraaqeb should do better.

1st – 6 Bring Me Roses

2nd – 9 Mahamedeis

3rd – 3 Kiwia

4th – 7 Muraqeeb