Last week was possibly the best ever for the ring-around with a stunning 9 out of eighteen drivers tipping out winners. Those to tip out winners were: Anthony Butt, Craig Thornley, Jonny Cox, John Dunn, Ken Barron, Mark Jones, Nathan Williamson, Ricky May, and Terry Chmiel.
The best result was Craig Thornley’s tip – Supreme Gem, who proved too strong at odds of $10.10
A hard act to follow, but let’s see what we can do:
Andrew Armour: Isn’t driving Awesum Teddy this week, but he does expect him to win – Wairio – race eight.
Anthony Butt: Thinks the consistent Astral Traveller is a good each-way chance in race five at Addington on Friday.
Blair Orange: Has opted for the smart Vice Consul in race eight at Addington on Friday.
Gavin Smith & Steve Richardson: Both think that Sleepy Tripp will return to winning form in race seven at Addington on Friday.
John Dunn: Is bullish about the chances of Sheemon in race five at Addington on Friday.
Jonny Cox: Likes the chances of stable newcomer Idle Eyre. He competes in the ninth race at Forbury tonight.
Josh Dickie: Likes the chances of Voluntad, who was big in defeat on debut. She goes around in the fourth race at Alexandra Park on Friday.
Ken Barron: Has once again opted for the smart Pacquiao, who competes in race six at Addington on Friday.
Mark Jones: Thinks Astrapi can repeat the dose in race three at Forbury Park.
Mark Purdon: Thinks Whisper Jet is one to follow over the upcoming Auckland carnival - Alexandra Park. race four.
Matthew Williamson: Rates the chances of The Shakey Mistress in race six at Forbury Park tonight.
Nathan Williamson: Thinks Music will prove too strong in the last race at Forbury Park tonight.
Ricky May: Thinks Vega Sicilia will be tough to roll in race four at Rangiora on Sunday.
Sam Ottley: Has opted for Kid Galahad as her bet of the week – Addington, race nine.
Scott Phelan: Thinks Cyamach can win the sixth race at Alexandra Park on Friday.
Simon Lawson: Thinks Valencey is one to pencil down for the Christmas Eve meeting at Cambridge.
Stephen McNally: Rates Ares as a good upset chance in race two at Addington on Friday.
Todd Mitchell: Likes the chances of Harry Johnson in race ten at Alexandra Park.
Tim Williams: Expects Bettor Buy It, an extremely impressive trialist, to be winning race eleven at Winton on Saturday.
By Mitchell Robertson