It Pays To Follow Michael Costa

Queensland Rogues trainer MIchael Costa is a young trainer on the move, he’s had 15 winners from his last 31 starters at the track and has two outstanding chances on Ipswich Cup day. Getyourgreyon (Race 2) is looking to make it three straight wins this preparation and Costa sees no reason why the picket fence won’t continue. “He’ll need a little bit of luck from a tricky gate (8) but he continues to improve” said Costa. Axe (Race 8), is the second of the Costa runners and was a terrific winner two starts back before a good third in the Group 3 BRC Sprint last start. “He’s ultra consistent and deserves his crack at the Eye Liner but barrier 13 is very rarely an advantage” said Costa.

BET: Getyourgreyon – Each Way (Ipswich)

BET: Axe – Each Way (Ipswich)



The Racing League cameras were lucky enough to be welcomed at the Eagle Farm stables of Chris Anderson this past Wednesday for the filming of an upcoming commercial featuring Queensland Rogues Ambassador Billy Slater. Chris couldn’t contain his excitement regarding Boomtown Lass at $4.60 chance in the Gai Waterhouse (Race 9) at Ipswich. “She’s drawn the inside gate but we’ll take a sit and hopefully power home late, I couldn’t have her better” said Anderson.

BET: Boomtown Lass – Each Way (Ipswich)


PRIDE – It Only Takes One

NSW Tycoons trainer Joe Pride is the master of improving a tried horse and he now has Taksu (Race 6) joining his stable from the powerful Maher/Eustace yard. Taksu has been ultra consistent in this preparation before joining Pride, has Hugh Bowman in the saddle and has already been well supported in early markets. Joe also has Stockman in the feature race of the day, the McKell Cup (Race 7) up against Chris Waller’s onslaught of five runners. Stockman is rock hard fit after three starts in three weeks and gets through the heavy going.

BET: Taksu – Each Way

BET: Stockman – Each Way



Vic Husslers trainers Mick Price/Michael Kent junior are riding high with stable star Ayrton winning in Brisbane last weekend and they could have another stable star in Kurabui (Race 5) at Flemington. Kurabui has won all four of her starts so far and certainly looked the real deal last start at Sandown. She’ll be winning again for the Mick and Michael show.

BET: Kurabui – Win


 Good luck to all the WA Black Hearts trainers contesting the Belmont Guineas, its a strong line-up. Having a look at the speed map they’ll all be chasing Billy Ain’t Silly. Adam Durant’s Tri For Us drops a couple of kilos and is rock hard fit. Actually give Hayden Ballantyne a hope of causing an upset with Chili Is Hot, who won well at Belmont two starts back and has since run well. 

BET: Chili Is Hot