Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: International Racing: Tuesday 22 December 2020 – Australia

International Racing: Tuesday 22 December 2020 – Australia


Winning Form brings you all of their best bets and tips for Tuesday's race taking place in Australia. 

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Tuesday 22 December 2020 – Townsville.

 

Best Bet: LANGHRO (Race 7)

Value Bet: THE GROVE (Race 6)

 

Jackpot (race 5 – 8)

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Cost: R54.00


Race 5

FORTIFICATION followed up his penultimate run victory over this c&d with a short-head second place finish next time out over the same c&d. He only got a clear run at the 125M mark that day and was considered an unlucky loser. He jumps from gate seven and looks to be the one that they all have to beat. NOTIO has consistent formlines to his name and was making good late progress before ending up in sixth place last time out over this c&d, but just over one length behind the winner. He has a handy draw two and could threaten the top choice. BULLET STORM steps up in trip after staying on well to finish third in his last outing over 1500M, two and a half lengths adrift of the victor. On that last performance, he should have no issue going the extra ground.


Race 6

THE GROVE returns from a 30 week break and has not had the benefit of a barrier trial, so his fitness will have to be taken on trust. He did however just miss out on his hat-trick when finishing well to end up in second place last time out over six furlongs at this track, 0.8L back from the winner. From his gate four, he should be right up there in the firing line. DOUBLE MAJOR went from jump to wire when showing marked improvement to win his last start over five furlongs by a length. Given his racing style his wide twelve draw may not be as big a problem and on the plus side, he will get 2kgs taken off his back thanks to his claiming apprentice. HARD MERCHANDISE returns from a 13 week rest and no barrier trial. He had nothing go his way when finishing fifth in his last outing over five furlongs before the break, losing two lengths at the start and then racing green, before being bumped at the 150M pole. He has a far kinder draw six and with better luck in running today, he should be included in all bets.


Race 7

With the late scratching of one of his main rivals, the door may have opened for LANGHRO to chalk up his eighth career victory. He showed solid improvement to win his last start over 1250M by putting three and a half lengths between himself and the balance of the opposition, despite hanging over the latter stages of the race. He is a speedy sort who should be able to move across from his gate nine without using up too much energy. He will get the services of ex-SA champion jockey Jeff Lloyd’s son Jaden, who will be claiming his 2kg apprentice allowance. REVENIRE has cracked pole position and had his consistency rewarded with a head victory last time out over the c&d. He finished well that day and could emerge as the immediate danger to the top pick. DALON is drawn one outside the latter and looked a likely winner when showing good improvement to finish third last time out over six furlongs, one and a half lengths back from the winner. He was only run out of it late that day and from draw two, he should be involved in the finish.


Race 8

OCTOBER STORM has finished second in his last three runs, the latest over five furlongs where he ended up one length behind the winner, but he was beaten by the same margin in his penultimate start over this c&d, so should have no problem taking on the extra trip. From his draw seven, he will be looking to go one better today. WHYOULIKETHAT has only had the two runs to date, winning on debut over five furlongs and then finishing fifth over the same journey next time out, beaten just over three lengths. He jumped awkwardly that day and was then hampered as he turned for home and could perhaps be forgiven for the effort. He will have to negotiate a wide draw twelve, but he should have improved further and could threaten the former. CHARMINAR has won three of his last five outings and although finishing fifth in his last start over 1300M, 4.3L back from the winner, he did win his penultimate outing over this six furlong trip by half a length. He has an even wider gate fifteen to overcome, but he nevertheless should not be lightly dismissed in this line-up. 


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