This week in Winning Post

The Cox Plate is less than two months away but most punters are none the wiser than they were in winter about the likely result.

We might know more after this Saturday, when one of the Cox Plates favourites, Silent Achiever, steps out in the Group 1 Underwood Stakes at Caulfield.

The Kiwi mare has a super record at 2000 metres and handles all going, but many punters are yet to be convinced she's the real Cox Plate deal.

Will she press her claims on Saturday? Tony Kneebone's Underwood tip will lead this week's Winning Post.

And the Group 1 racing doesn't stop there on Saturday, with Randwick playing host to the George Main Stakes for the milers. There might be a Cox Plate contender or two in that race, as well as a number of milers having their final tune-up for the Epsom.

Before Saturday, there's plenty of Friday action as always and Winning Post has full form guides for three TAB meetings plus fields, overviews and tips panel for Beaudesert.

The metro racing this Saturday is at Caulfield in Melbourne, Randwick in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide, Doomben in Brisbane and Belmont in Perth.

Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Moe (Vic/SA/WA/Tas edition), Kembla Grange (NSW edition) and Gold Coast (Queensland edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.

On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four more TAB meetings plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday meetings.

Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.

Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.

On page 4, our readers are fired up across all the big issues and on page 5 Richard Callander has the inside mail on NSW racing while Shane Templeton reminisces. Further back in the book there's the Snippets column, Richo adds his unique take on the sport, Brent Zerafa reports from Sydney and Peter Lucas and John Barker go head to head on the burning issues in sport.

If you're a breeding enthusiast you won't want to miss our WP Thoroughbreds liftout, featuring contributions from TVN's Tara Madgwick.

Don't miss this week's Winning Post ($5), available from Thursday afternoon in selected Melbourne CBD and Flemington newsagencies, the crack of dawn Friday elsewhere around Australia.

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Inside Winning Post September 20 edition you'll find liftout form guides for:
Ararat, Grafton, Bathurst, Beaudesert
Caulfield, Randwick, Morphettville, Doomben, Belmont, Moe (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Kembla Grange (NSW edition), Gold Coast (Qld edition)
Wangaratta, Swan Hill, Hawkesbury, Hobart
Which betting agency has the worst TV ads?
Eye Catchers
Each week Paul Richards identifies horses from recent race meetings that he believes are ready to win. Here we update you when they are about to have their next start.
Flemington Saturday - R7 N8 Spillway 4th
Flemington Saturday - R3 N5 The United States SCR
Rosehill Gardens Saturday - R4 N5 Bull Point 2nd
Flemington Saturday - R3 N1 Brambles 1st
Flemington Saturday - R5 N1 Commanding Jewel 1st
Letter of the Week

TV critic

TV commercials for corporate bookies have long been hard to stomach, what with all the beards, shouty voiceover blokes and Cockney buffoons who’ve never heard of the letter “t”.
I thought we’d hit rock bottom with the smug punter driving around between country mounting yards armed only with a Unibet app, a beard and a colossal sense of self-importance.
But with Tom Waterhouse’s new ad urging us to “dress better, play better, love better, punt better” we have surely reached Peak Pretentious.
At least I hope so.

Mitch Matheson
Castlemaine (Vic)
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Paul Richards introduces a fun formula each week designed to come up with the odd winner for those looking for a small interest or to see if systems really work. On this page he subjects Saturday's fields to one of those systems: