Daily Racing Tips – Friday 14th January

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Geelong - Race 5 2:30pm AEDT

No. 2 El Santo

El Santo was unlucky not to find the money first-up over 1400m at Warrnambool where he spent most of his time five-wide without cover. 

This looks a much more suitable race for him out to a distance he’s won over previously, and although he might need a touch of luck from the rails draw, he’s in good hands under a hoop that’s won on him previously.

Fitter, he’ll take some beating in the finish. 

Geelong - Race 6 3:00pm AEDT

No. 2 High Torque

High Torque put in a big finish two weeks ago at Terang where to gap his rivals by over a length over the mile. 

He’s been up for a while, but the son of Toronado looks capable of going on with it now despite the added weight. 

This race really doesn’t look that much tougher, and the fact Michael Poy remains in the saddle only strengthens his chances. 

Cranbourne - Race 7 7:45pm AEDT

No. 2 Skyt

Skyt strips fitter for three runs back and looks set to peak now getting out over further. 

The five-year-old by Nicconi has struggled for luck in all three of his starts so far, but the fact he’s won over 3000m is a big tick. 

The horse he beat that day was Wil John, who has since gone on to win the Jericho Cup back in November at Warrnambool. 

Cranbourne - Race 8 8:15pm AEDT

No. 2 Finesse Tess

Finesse Tess’ recent form doesn’t read all that well, but she can’t be underestimated here as the likely pace-setter. 

Kevin Corstens mare was only gunned down late last time out at The Valley after racing under pressure for most of the journey, but she should get an easier time of it out front here with not a lot of speed engaged. 

As a three-time winner over this distance, she’s a definite each-way chance.