Your Expert WA Racing Previews

WA Racing experts Terry Leighton and Daniel Cripps have teamed up to provide their Belmont Tips and Ascot Tips weekly on the Betfair Hub.

Terry, who was the resident tipster for Turf Talk, has years of Perth betting experience while Dan is the man behind Cripps Racing — a profitable tips service since its inception in 2020.

These video previews will be live on The Hub every Friday morning, previewing the main WA meeting for the upcoming Saturday.

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Terry Leighton

Race 1 – Tallinn

While there are more rumours of a virus rolling through the Brett Pope yard, I’ve still found it difficult to ignore the claims of Tallinn in a very ordinary maiden.

First up last campaign, he made the trip out to the Goldfields when running second to the well regarded Iseered Iseered, with Brave Dream a further 2.3 lengths away in third who went on to win her next two. His best two career runs have been with the returning Mitch Pateman in the saddle and he should settle right on the hammer of the speed.

We are basically getting $4 to see if we have a fit and happy horse. I don’t want to go over the top here (we’ll save that for race three), but I’ve marked him sub $3. Value.

BACK (WIN) — Tallinn to win

Race 3 – Last Of The Line

This bloke will be most WA racing pundits best of the day, with an eye-catcher seven days ago, followed by a sharp drop in weight (in an arguably easier race, despite being up in grade) and an extremely suitable map.

Should either land on the back of Majinika, who I expect to give a big kick with the easterly in play, or in the breeze / one-one pending possible aggression from the Tycoon Storm camp. Really should be winning from any of those positions. I’ve marked him a flat even money. Comfortably my best of the day.

BACK (WIN) — Last Of The Line to win

Race 9 – Naughty By Nature (save Aberdeen Queen)

A familiar-looking two horse play here, as we return to the scene of the crime from the Group Three La Trice classic a fortnight ago. Both Naughty By Nature and Aberdeen Queen were on the back of the wrong runners in that event when the then 99 rated (thrown in at the weights) Dance Music was able to skip clear with the help of a few roadblocks in behind her.

There is no Dance Music here and Corporate Larrikin shouldn’t provide the same degree of difficulty to get past. I have more trust in Naughty By Nature at the 1800m, though Aberdeen Queen definitely has the ‘X’ factor, especially with the addition of the in-form Chris Parnham. Confident that one of the pair get the job done.

BACK (WIN) — Naughty By Nature to win

BACK (WIN) — Aberdeen Queen to win (save)


Dan Cripps

Race 3 – Last Of The Line

Lightly raced type with an abundance of talent. Resumed last week off an impressive trial where he went back from a wide gate but hit the line super. Backs up off 7 days and draws to land leaders back or in the ‘one one’. Either way, he should be adding to his imposing record.

BACK (WIN) — Last Of The Line to win

Race 4 – Bruce Almighty

Was never in the hunt first and second up but last start they went forward and he returned to his best. He’s a horse who usually holds his form and from barrier 1 maps to land in the box seat. From there his best figures are competitive and he looks a nice each-way investment at the double-figure quote.

BACK (EW) — Bruce Almighty each way

Race 9 – Aberdeen Queen

I sound like a broken record but this mare continues to race without luck. Last start she got stuck on the back of a slow one and never really saw any daylight. She might end up three back the fence again but they should string out and if she can get something go her way her best form is more than good enough.

BACK (WIN) — Aberdeen Queen to win


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