This week in Winning Post

This week's Winning Post will be available online from 3pm Thursday AEDT here.

The Villiers Stakes, one of the three great Randwick miles, has a new name these days (The Ingham) and a $2 million purse. Several of Australia's rising star milers have stayed in training to target it.

Meanwhile, another recently renamed race, the Northerly Stakes, takes centre stage on day four of Perth's Pinnacles carnival. The mighty warrior Zaaki will be looking to bring up his fifth Group 1 win, and first of 2023, in the calendar year's final major.

Ballarat Cup day is the focus in Victoria. Elsewhere it's Christmas Handicap day at Morphettville while the features at Eagle Farm include The Gateway, the Just Now, the Bribie, the Phelan Ready and the Calaway Gal.

Our form coverage kicks off on Friday with a full form guide for The Valley, plus fields, colours and tips for the other Friday TAB meetings. Our Tassie edition also has full form for Devonport's Golden Mile Friday twilight meeting.

The metro racing this Saturday is at Ballarat in Victoria, Randwick in Sydney, Morphettville in SA, Eagle Farm in Brisbane and Ascot in Perth.

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

On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for three more TAB meetings as well as fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs, including Hong Kong's big international day.

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.

Our readers have their say on page 6, while further back in the book Shane Templeton reminisces, Paul Richards presents his unique take on the sport, Tony Kneebone brings you his Snippets column and Number Cruncher delivers the stats that matter.

Winning Post costs $6 and is available Thursday afternoon online ($5), the crack of dawn Friday in shops.

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Inside Winning Post December 9 edition you'll find liftout form guides for:
The Valley, Devonport (Tas edition)
Ballarat, Randwick, Morphettville, Eagle Farm, Ascot, bet365 Stawell (Vic/SA edition), Kembla Grange (NSW edition), Gold Coast (Qld edition)
Werribee, Traralgon, Hawkesbury
World's best racehorse of 2023?
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.
bet365 Geelong Thursday - R4 N7 Rubilara 4th
Rosehill Gardens Saturday - R3 N4 Colour Sergeant 2nd
Rosehill Gardens Saturday - R7 N7 Phearson 1st
Rosehill Gardens Saturday - R10 N3 Sebonack 10th
Caulfield Saturday - R10 N13 Prowling 6th
Doomben Saturday - R8 N6 The Big Goodbye 8th
Clare Sunday - R6 N2 Wheels 3rd
Today's Racing
Tuesday 5 December
Wednesday 6 December
Thursday 7 December
Social Networking

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: