The NSW Carnival Of Miracles rolls on with four Group 1 races tonight, including the running of the NSW Oaks. Here are The Wolf’s Saturday harness tips.
Once again, Emma Stewart holds the key to another Group 1 event but it seems impossible to look past the favourite Tough Tilly. In her last three starts she has taken out the Group 1 Vicbred Super Series Final, the Group 3 Gold Chalice and then won her heat of this Oaks Final in a mile rate of 1:59.1. From her wide draw, the lead may not be there but she looks classy enough to sit parked and still prove too strong.
Recommended Price: $2.10
Confidence Level: 5/5
Victorian raider Max Delight has resumed from an 11 month spell in impressive style, proving far too good for his rivals first up at prohibitive odds and then going on with the job in the Group 3 Pure Steel a week later, winning by 1.1m. He should be nearing peak fitness now 3rd-up from a spell and with his soft draw, can bring up yet another Group 1 victory.
Recommended Price: $5.00
Confidence Level: 3.5/5
This race looks tricky on face value given the lack of starts between the runners but The Wolf has settled on the Riverina based She’s a Caribbean. She showed good gate speed to lead from Barrier 6 last start at June, leading from wire-to-wire against the older horses to record a 4.1m win. Despite the fact they were a fairly average lot, showing she could do it in open age company is enough for The Wolf to back her in tonight and a strong early tempo will take her a long way towards doubling up tonight.
Recommended Price: $4.00
Confidence Level: 4/5
Stylish Memphis got too far back from her side draw in the Group 1 Chariots Of Fire last start, settling last and and flashing home to finish only 4.1m behind Expensive Ego, who won in a brilliant time of 1:48.9. The Wolf is expecting a lot of pace early in the race and this should play right into her hands. If driver Jack Trainor can get a tow into the race down the back, she should be able to let down her sizzling turn of foot and finish right over the top of them.
Recommended Price: $3.40
Confidence Level: 4.5/5