Nine talented fields have been confirmed for Saturday’s Warwick Farm races; the headline card in Sydney.

Yuma Desert will step out at Warwick Farm on Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart

Yuma Desert will step out at Warwick Farm on Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart

Several outstanding racehorses have been confirmed to appear at the Warwick Farm races on Saturday afternoon, but he have analysed every runner in each event to help you find a winner.

The action is set to get underway at 11:30am and will conclude after the TAB Handicap (1300m) is contested at 4:30pm.

Race 1 (11:30am) TAB Rewards Handicap (1200m)

Ten two-year-olds will contest the first race at Warwick Farm on Saturday, including Lipizzan (barrier 7). The Sebring filly ran second in the Listed Woodlands Stakes (1100m) at Scone on May 13th and has since won two of her three subsequent starts; finishing second in the Club Redfern Plate (1000m) on the other occasion. Brook Magic (barrier 4) is seeking a third-consecutive win and could receive the run of the race from barrier 4 and with formed hoop Brenton Avdulla in the saddle, while Luiza (barrier 8) will return from a spell and is a proven first-up performer. Awesome Pluck (barrier 9) debuted for a smart win at Taree and will make his city debut in this race.

Tip: No. 1 Lipizzan – Each Way ($7.50/$2.50)

Race 2 (12:05pm) Australian Turf Club Handicap (1400m)

Nine fillies and mares are set to contest the Australian Turf Club Handicap (1400m), including Pioneering (barrier 3). The mare will have to overcome a race-high 61kgs, but has the notable advantage of Hugh Bowman in the saddle, has drawn ideally and should be rock-hard fit ahead of what will be her third-up start this time. Yuma Desert (barrier 6) returned to winning form in the Schweppes BM81 (1400m) at Randwick a fortnight ago and should prove tough to beat under the conditions of this race. Godolphin runner Philosophy (barrier 2) faces a step up in class into this field, but ran on well to win the Schweppes BM72 (1200m) at Canterbury first-up and will only take improvement into this race.

Tip: No. 2 Yuma Desert – Each Way ($7.50/$2.10)

Race 3 (12:40pm) Pro Rata ATC Membership On Sale Handicap (2400m)

Nine horses have been confirmed for Race 3 at Warwick Farm on Saturday, however it is shaping as a two-horse race between the Bjorn Baker-trained Collateral (barrier 1) and the Chris Waller-trained Sayed (barrier 4). Collateral is yet to finish outside the first three through his starts this time in and has won each of his last four starts, including the Ron Finemore Transport BM85 (2400m) last time out on June 24th. Collateral should receive a good run in transit from the rails draw and will be partnered by claiming apprentice Nick Heywood. Sayed could receive the run of the race from gate 4 and will be partnered by Hugh Bowman. A strong and consistent performer throughout his entire career so far, the Stormy Atlantic gelding won the Clanbrooke Racing BM78 (2100m) on June 7th before finishing second behind stable mate Encosta Line in the Grampians Region BM78 (2000m) a fortnight ago.

Tip: No. 2 Sayed ($3.10)

Race 4 (1:15pm) #TheRaces Handicap (1400m)

Only ten horses are set to contest Race 4 at Warwick Farm on Saturday following scratchings, but it remains one of the more talent-rich events on the card. Chris Waller is offered three good chances of success in Cosmic Engine (barrier 6), Seventhchic (barrier 1) and Aquatic (barrier 11). Cosmic Engine is seeking a third-consecutive win in the race, Seventhchic also carries winning form into the race while Aquatic has steadily built to the task this time and is set to peak in this race. Jason Coyle’s stable is absolutely flying and could chalk up another winner in this race with Weekend Affair (barrier 4), who ran a close second at Kembla Grange last time out.

Tip: No. 9 Weekend Affair – Each Way ($21/$5.30)

Race 5 (1:50pm) TAB Highway Handicap (1200m)

A smart field of country horses will line up for Saturday’s Highway Handicap and there is a case to be made for close to every runner. Suncraze (barrier 2) has finished second at each of his three starts this time, but has conditions to suit on Saturday and should prove extremely difficult to beat. On The Fiddle (barrier 6) has only had two career starts so far, but he appears to have a class edge on a lot of this field and should be right in the finish of the race, while Marco Man (barrier 8), Salesman (barrier 1) and Buddy Honest (barrier 13) have all found terrific form and would not look out of place in the winner’s stall.

Tip: No. 11 On The Fiddle – Each Way ($8.50/$2.45)

Race 6 (2:30pm) McGrath Estate Agents Handicap (1100m)

Several notable horses have been confirmed in the final field for the McGrath Estate Agents Handicap, including Spending To Win (barrier 15). Spending To Win has not been seen at the races since February, but is arguably the class horse of this field, is a prove first-up performer and has trialled exceedingly well in the lead-up to this race. Launch Code (barrier 4) returned to the races for a smart win at Warwick Farm on May 31st, is drawn ideally and should be right in the finish of this race, while Difficult To Get (barrier 5) is a live chance from an equally good draw and is rock-hard fit leading into the race.

Tip: No. 10 Launch Code ($5)

Race 7 (3:10pm) Handicap (1600m)

It’s a small but classy field of seven that has been confirmed for Race 7 and each horse has claims on winning. Old North (barrier 2) has been inconsistent this time, but is up to the quality of this and should be rock-hard fit. Liapari (barrier 6) was luckless last time out, but is probably the horse to beat and will be tough to beat with Hugh Bowman aboard. Zayam (barrier 7) ran on well to finish second in the Racing To Win Handicap (1600m) at Randwick a fortnight ago and is another horse that is probably ready to peak this weekend. Gold Ambition (barrier 5) has steadily built to the task and should be running on well late in the race.

Tip: No. 3 Liapari ($3.50)

Race 8 (3:50pm) Schweppes Handicap (1100m)

Hot Hit (barrier 3) has gone extremely close at his two most-recent starts and is ready to peak in Race 8 at Warwick Farm on Saturday. The Dubleo gelding has a commendable race record of nine wins and eight minors from his twenty-seven starts and worked through the grades well this time in. I Can Rock (barrier 11) was an impressive winner at Warwick Farm first-up on May 31st and will only improve into this race, while Sangiovese (barrier 1) is more than up to the class and should be tough to beat in the final throws. Embley (barrier 7) is a proven first-up performer and while charged with carrying a race-high 61kgs, is not without a chance at big odds.

Tip: No. 4 Sangiovese ($6)

Race 9 (4:30pm) TAB Handicap (1300m)

The final race at Warwick Farm on Saturday has drawn a classy field, including a number of notable horses who are resuming. Brazen (barrier 2) has not been seen at the races for more than a year, but has trialled well in the lead-up to this race and is certainly not without a chance at healthy each-way odds. Kelvinside (barrier 4) is another horse that performs well fresh and has drawn an ideally alley. Former Japanese runner Meiner Freccia (barrier 11) has the notable advantage of Brenton Avdulla in the saddle and will be extremely tough to beat under the conditions of the race.

Tip: No. 8 Meiner Freccia – Each Way ($8/$2.90)

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Jared Timms

Jared graduated with a journalism degree in 2011. He is a keen sports fan and has enjoyed many accolades for his lively writing style and comprehensive coverage of major sporting events and horse racing. Today, you can find Jared cheering on his beloved Manchester City with a beer in hand.

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