Winning Form brings you all of their best bets and tips for Tuesday’s Australian racing taking place at Taree.
Best Bet: DOLLSON (Race 4)
Value Bet: HAUNTING SPIRIT (Race 7)
Jackpot (race 4 – 7).
DOLLSON has put in two solid last performances, finishing second in his latest outing over seven furlongs at this venue, just under a half length behind the winner. He tried to go from jump to wire that day and was only reeled in very late. He drops in distance here, but this should not be an issue as he finished second in his penultimate start over five furlongs, 0.8L back from the victor. The form of that last race has been franked and although he will have to negotiate draw seven, he is taken to be the best bet on the day’s card.
A 3yr old filly and a 5yr old mare could chase him home, with the slight preference going to FOXY XENIA, who made good late progress when finishing sixth last time out over 1100M, 4.8L back from the winner, suggesting that the extra ground on offer here will be to her liking. She has a handy draw two and will have a set of blinkers fitted for the first time. If these have the desired effect, she could emerge as the biggest danger to the top choice.
MOSHT UP over-raced early and then came the widest into the home straight before staying on well to end up in fifth place last time out over 1100M, two and a half lengths off the winner. He is drawn the widest of them all in gate eleven, but nevertheless, he should be involved in the finish.
Two 3yr old fillies could fight out the finish to this race and complete the exacta, but LINGUEE is taken to lead the pack home. She raced just off the pace before ending up in fourth place last time out over 1100m, just under two and a half lengths back from the winner. She stayed on well that day and from her cozy draw four, she could be the one that they all have to beat.
PAXOS MISS has won two of her last three outings, the latest when winning a length over 1300m at this track. She hit the front at the 200M mark that day and then held off all the late challengers in the dash down to the wire. She has cracked pole position and should be right up there when they hit the line.
ELUSIVE BABBZ has also won two of his last three starts, the latest over six furlongs by a short-head. He was force wide into the home straight that day, so the victory was full of merit. He gets draw three and should be included in all bets.
This looks to be a tricky contest with plenty with realistic chances, so some caution is advised. The tentative top pick goes to ENAMOUR who is a 4yr old filly taking on the boys, but she followed up her penultimate run victory over 1100M with a ninth place finish next time out over 1300M, four lengths behind the winner. She returns from a 11 week rest and has not had a barrier trial, so her fitness will have to be taken on trust and will have to overcome a wide draw twelve, but if bouncing back to her better form, she should be a big runner in this field.
SOUND AND VISION did not get the clearest of passages in the home straight when finishing up in sixth spot last time out over 1300M, just under three and a half lengths adrift of the winner, but the form of that race has stood up well with two runners out of that contest subsequently winning. He faces draw nine, but on the plus side, he will have 3kgs taken off his back thanks to his claiming apprentice.
DULCIMA is a 3yr old filly who showed marked improvement to win her last start over five furlongs by a length, this despite coming three wide into the home stretch. She was friendless in the betting markets that day, but could prove good enough to complete a quick double.
HAUNTING SPIRIT has finished second in his last two starts, the latest when a length behind the winner over this c&d. He has drawn gate seven and will be looking to go one better here. As such, he is taken to be the value bet on the day’s program.
MIKADO goes for his hat-trick after victories over seven furlongs and the latest over 1500M, where he put 3.3L between himself and the opposition. He shot clear of the field approaching the home turn that day and the race was effectively over as a contest from that point. He is drawn one outside the former and could be his biggest threat.
ENDORPHINS is a 3yr old filly taking on the boys, but she has consistent formlines to her name and stayed on well when ending up in fourth place last time out over this mile journey, 1.3L behind the winner. She will have to overcome a wide draw fourteen, but she should still give the males a good run for their money.
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