• Tuesday, 18 Jan, 2022,
  • by @WatchDogRacing

Daily Mail: ‘Harley’ set to motor at Warragul

The promising Sir Harley faces exciting prospects Jet Like Rico and Sierra Foxtrot in what should be a terrific Mixed 4/5 460m race at Warragul this evening.

Talented youngster Compton Blazer – triumphant in three straight races and five of seven overall – lines up against the consistent Coolant in a Mixed 4/5 400m event, while Big Fonzie is expected to boost his strike rate in a 460m Restricted Win final.

G3 winner Jazz Opera headlines a 400m Grade 5 final, but track specialist Top Faith and Mac Rooster are big dangers.

Dual Group placegetter Gracie Bale and the in-form Aston Ziebell are the standout chasers in their respective 485m Restricted Win heats at Horsham this afternoon.

Today’s Racing

Healesville: 11:04am start
Form     Tips     Key stats

Horsham: 3:27pm start
Form     Tips     Key stats

Geelong: 3:49pm start
Form     Tips     Key stats

Warragul: 6:48pm start
Form     Tips     Key stats

Today’s Drawcards


Trainer: Daniel Gibbons
? Horsham ? Race 3
? Box 1 ? 485m ⏱ 4:04pm

Claim to fame:
– Two-time Group placegetter
– 81% top-three from 26 starts

TAB fixed odds: $2.25

The Watchdog says: Yes


Trainer: Paul Abela
? Horsham ? Race 4
? Box 8 ? 485m 4:19pm

Claim to fame:
– 26.99 PB Horsham 485m
– 83% top-three from 12 starts

TAB fixed odds: $1.35

The Watchdog says: Yes


Trainer: Natalie Presutto
? Warragul ? Race 9
? Box 7 ? 400m 9:25pm

Claim to fame:
– Group 3 winner
– 64% top-three from 33 starts

TAB fixed odds: $2.30

The Watchdog says: Yes

? Tuesday 18 January

? Healesville ? Race 11 ? Box 2 ? 350m ⏱ 2:11pm
TAB fixed odds: $3 Win
Form ?

The Watchdog says
? : Only a field of four and that should work into his favour. He hasn’t had a lot of luck in his past three runs; however, he turned in some big performances prior to that. He meets a handy one in WAVES CRASHING (6), but he should be able to go with him in the early stages and then prove too strong in the run home.

? $5 Win – SIR HARLEY

? Must Watch Race ?

Mixed Grade 4/5

? Warragul ? Race 6
? Box 4 ? 460m ⏱ 8:25pm

TAB fixed odds: $2.30 Win

The Watchdog says ?: SIR HARLEY (4) turned in a big performance when placed here on Friday night and he can go one better this evening. The empty draw to his outside is a big advantage, so with a clean getaway, he should be able to assume control before they enter the bend, and he will prove too strong in the run home.

‘Must Watch Race’ Preview ?:

SIR HARLEY (4) has been a little costly of late, however he is jet propelled when at his best and he is expected to return to the winners list tonight. He didn’t have a lot of luck here last Friday night; however, he did turn in a big performance and I’m expecting him to lead and carve out serious time. SIERRA FOXTROT (8) is a gun speedster also and he returned to racing with a slashing 25.83sec Geelong win. He has a terrific record here and the wide draw should suit, so if the favourite happens to make a mistake, he will be there to capitalise. JET LIKE RICO (1) rounds out the serious chances. He returned to form with a cracking 19.27sec Healesville win and he can show slick early speed. So, with an even getaway, he should fire through and be in the mix.

Form ?

The Watchdog’s selections: 4 – 8 – 1 – 2

Today’s News


Monday 17 January: $6 (-40%)
Sunday 16 January: $13.65 (+37%)
Saturday 15 January: $24.04 (+140%)
Friday 14 January: $10.88 (+9%)
Thursday 13 January: $9.24 (-8%)
Wednesday 12 January: $0 (-100%)
Tuesday 11 January: $0 (-100%)

Past 7 days: $63.81 for $70 invested (-9%)
Past 14 days: $134.41 for $140 invested (-4%)
Past 28 days: $287.40 for $270 invested (+6%)


December 2021: $384.82 for $300 (+28%)
November 2021: $300.47 for $300 (Even)
October 2021: $311.40 for $310 (Even)
September 2021: $220.69 for $300 (-26%)
August 2021: $262.63 for $310 (-15%)
July 2021: $309.18 for $300 (+3%)
June 2021: $324.38 for $300 (+8%)

NOTE: June was the first full-month of the new-look Daily Mail, in which The Watchdog has a $10 daily spend.

*Please gamble responsibly



Get a heads up on which SUPERSTAR GREYHOUNDS are racing every day, along with replays of the EYE-CATCHING WINNERS from the day before. Follow @WatchDogRacing on Twitter or Facebook.

Up Next

Furey’s ‘Exquisite’ feeling

Meet the sport’s female ‘caped crusader’.