Horse Racing Tips: Best Bets for Monday with Shayne O’Cass


Monday’s country meetings will take place on soft tracks in Scone and Corowa with Grant Buckley the hoop to follow at the Scone meeting.



Race 5 n°7: Piccinni

Pierro’s filly is closely tied to ATC Oaks winner Streama and has hit her best pace to coincide with every extra inch of ground.


Race 7 #12: Miss Milton

Earned a well-deserved first victory in the last start. I should have almost won the Inglis Challenge here last year.


Race 1 n°5: In Spades

Justin Bowen trained a filly with a tidy resume. Well prepared and good enough to overcome its wide draw.


Race 4: 1,6,13

Race 5:7

Race 6: 6.11

Race 7: 2,3,12


Grant Buckley is set to kickstart the TAB Jockeys Challenge with plenty of chances on the day including Piccinni for Lou Mary.



Race 2 n°6: My brother Bob

Son of the father of Frumos Bobby’s Kitten who is getting closer and closer to a first and today finds the “winning table”.


Race 4 #2: Gusonic

Won 5 and placed 6 times in 17 starts; been in fabulous form for the past few weeks and months and is a winner of the last start.


Race 6 #10: Smelisha

Broke the ice at the start 10, only his second for Pat Murphy, at Queanbeyan on July 11. Can continue to progress.



Designed to win has the first barrier and given that he might want to lead, you could say he is attracted to winning. His half-brother Comicic is fine, while his “aunt” Shazee Lee was a ripper mare. Must be big luck here on his Gunnedah debut. Polylithic is a Gerry Harvey/Stephen Jones gelding who has placed in four of his five starts. Three of those rankings were at Newcastle. Pulled but has a lot of toe. Neddie could be the value runner. It’s much better than its “not too bad” debut in the Starmaker.

Bet: Drawn To Win to win; Neddy to place.


Piccinni is a filly by Pierro and a mare who is a three-quarter sister to Streama, who won an AJC Oaks for Guy Walter. Piccinni is one of those Pierros who want to stay a mile or more. She will easily see up to 2400m when the time comes. Finds himself in the perfect race home to go back to back. Tarzino filly Cristalino couldn’t be more fit or consistent. Kris Lees has found her a tailor-made race to shake off her maiden status, if she can defeat Piccinni. dancing guy has claims.

Bet: Victory of Piccinni (best bet); Daily Double 1st inning 7, 2nd inning 13.


The Seven Seas is a filly by Merchant Navy out of a stakes mare whose five winning foals include Away Game and Modern Wonder. The Seven Seas was unranked in three starts in the first prep, but one was at Inglis Nursery and the other was at Millennium, where she didn’t have much luck. Cargo is a Tivaci filly and a Savabeel mare who makes her debut after two good tries for Kris Lees. Ring didn’t miss a beat in his five races. Well-bred torque In force and Snizzi are worthy of respect.

Bet: The Seven Seas to be won.


Miss Milton took 12 starts to break her young daughter, but she could have won the $200,000 Inglis Challenge here at Scone last year when she was 2. No one can dispute that she has the talent to at least win a few more. This one is comfortable during a favorable trip. Todd Howlett has Prince Akim flying. Drawn wide (again) but it’s Scone and he’s got Ash Morgan to press the button on his big finish. Russian crown did well in his only two races here at home.

Bet: Miss Milton will win.



the big man is a gelding trained by Donna Scott and out of a mare who is the sister of his own Flemington winner, Lord Von Costa. The Big Man had seven starts for one victory and five classifications. His chances kept increasing as the track dried up on Sunday. Go back in time has its ‘Dear’ ability. Sorry, that was too easy. Anyway, this galloper from Mansfield is in good shape and it’s his pet trip. Baledon doesn’t run a lot of bad races.

Bet: The Big Man to win.


Smelisha, the daughter of Max Whitby of Savabeel, also accepted for Bathurst on Tuesday. Maybe they go where the trail is firmest. As the winner of the last start, this Pat-Murphy trained mare will be hard to throw anywhere she goes. hi again is another of the winners of the last start of this race. Starspangledbanner’s son made it to the lone No. 5 start and he struggled. Quick ruby is a stable Donna Scott recruit who is better than the July 12 run at Albury after a long break.

Bet: Smelisha to win or, in case of withdrawal, Salute Again to win.


Sumdeel ran 20 times for only two wins but eight places. Those who know the mare well will rightly say that a few of these rankings could have been victories without her scheme. If things go her way, or not against her, Sumdeel could win Highways. Bonvalante is a Wagga specialist. It’s Corowa, but hopefully he can bring some “home form” to this venue and run well. showminder and field of stones have pretensions.

Bet: Sumdeel winner.


extreme prince has won and finished second in its last two outings. He had one box when he won and two when he ran second, but on Monday he will have 13 (minus the scratches). Mojo Music is also fit and undefeated in two visits to Corowa. good luck to Boy from Byblos and his dedicated team. What a great achievement to run until he was a week away from turning 13.

Bet: Extreme Prince will win.


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