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 5 — Naughty by Nature

Stands out like the proverbial. Was as sharp a trial as you’ll see, before encountering Arc De Triomphe type traffic first up. From the good gate, expect to see CJP use this mares ‘mustering’ speed early to ideally hold a position three pairs back. With any galloping room late, she finishes over the top of these.

BACK (WIN) — Naughty by Nature

Race 6 – Comes a Time

Is actually creeping below my price as I write this, but it may pay to follow the money trail. A recent addition to the Justin Warwick yard, his recent trial couldn’t have been any more impressive. Look for an aggressive Paul Harvey out of the machines. Form around Laverrod, Cliffs Of Comfort and Tommy Blue last campaign should stack up here. Save on the second emergency Congreve Rocket if gaining a start. With the Easterly in play, the light-weighted youngster will be hard to catch if he gets a run.

BACK (WIN) — Comes a Time

Race 7 – Real Grace

While a bar shoe-d Clairvoyance should be a shoe-in, I do think Real Grace stands out as a clear second elect. After a short-priced failure on debut, she put together a couple of outstanding victories (albeit against nothing) to win by a combined 9.3 lengths. Drew the outside alley at her most recent outing when she was snagged back to last and never in the race.

Ran the quickest final 200, 400 & 600 of the meet. She does possess reasonable gate speed so should be able to sit a lot more prominently here and with any form of luck in the straight, makes her presence felt late. Over triple your money a hole will do me, while we better have something small on the win, just so we can sleep at night.

BACK (PLACE) — Real Grace to Place

Race 8 – Cliffs of Comfort

Forget he went around last start when forced to cross from the wide alley with a mountain of speed underneath him. Was understandably searching for the Uber app on straightening. Some trust needs to be taken after such a gut buster, but gets an incredible map and highly suitable Ascot Easterly here. Celebrity Queen the clear danger, but there is a nice little weight swing and far more suitable conditions from their most recent meeting (still having nightmares).

BACK (WIN) — Cliffs of Comfort


Daniel Cripps

Race 2 – Beau Zoom

Over East form rates through the roof and since making the trip across the Nullarbor he’s been gelded and trialled well. Expecting Parnham to push forward from the wide gate to find the lead or breeze and from there he can get us on the board early.

BACK (WIN) — Beau Zoom

Race 8 – Cliffs of Comfort

Complete forgive run last start when the apprentice overcooked it. His run before that was super when leading at Belmont into a strong head wind and was only nabbed right on the post by Celebrity Queen (race favourite). Meets that galloper 2kg better on a track which will be much more favourable to leaders with the Easterly in play. Best of the day at around the $5.5-$6.

BACK (WIN) — Cliffs of Comfort


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