Winning Form bring you all of their best bets and tips from Sunday’s Australian racing taking place at Moree.
Best Bet: FORTNITE (Race 6)
Value Bet: NOBLE PLUCK (Race 5)
Jackpot (race 5 – 8)
The day’s value bet, NOBLE PLUCK won over this trip three runs back and then tried to go from jump to wire before ending up in second place last time out over the same trip, 1.8L behind the winner. He has a handy draw four and is likely to attempt similar tactics today.
ONE POINT FIVE is a 4yr old filly taking on the boys, but she followed up her penultimate run victory over 1300M with a staying on third-place finish last time out over six furlongs, just under a length back from the winner. She has a wideish draw eight and has her first run for her new trainer, but if fully settled into her new surroundings, she should give the males a good run for their money.
CHEWIE TWO finished fifth in his last outing over seven furlongs, 3.3L back from the winner and was immediately rested for 35 weeks. He returns here after having had two barrier trials, finishing third in the latest. He jumps from gate five and should be right up there when they hit the line.
FORTNITE is a speedy sort who has won two of his last three runs, the latest over five furlongs by just over half a length. He has cracked a cosy draw three and is taken to be the best bet on the day’s program.
ALL STAND is drawn one outside the top choice and raced wide approaching the home straight before ending up in eighth place last time out over 1007M, just under six lengths adrift of the victor. He has his peak run here after returning from a 19-week rest and will have 3kgs taken off his back thanks to his claiming apprentice to aid his cause.
INVINCIBLE LAD was hampered jumping and overraced early and then finally only saw daylight at the 250M pole before finishing ninth over 900M, 6.3L behind the winner. He faces a wideish draw eight and has his first outing for his new trainer. If he has fully acclimatized in his new environment, he should be involved in the finish.
This looks to be a tricky race with plenty of runners in with a realistic chance of finding the winner’s box, so some caution is suggested. SCOUT has finished third in his last two starts, the latest over six furlongs, just over two and a half lengths behind the winner. He was bumped and carried wide at the 200M that day and should have finished closer to the winner than he eventually did. He jumps from a wideish gate nine, but on the plus side, he will get 3kgs removed from his allocated weight courtesy of his claiming apprentice.
SILENT GENERAL had to be held up at the top of the straight, but finished his race off strongly when eventually finding a clear path before ending up fourth over 1280M, just under two lengths back from the winner. He was returning from a 21-week absence that day and from a kinder draw five, he should be considered a big runner in this line-up.
Although LARYNX is recorded as finishing fifth last time out over 1100M, he was just under two lengths off the winner. He was making good late progress that day and despite facing gate ten, he should right up there in the mix.
RICH AND SHAMELESS kicked clear at the 200M pole and then held off all challengers to win his last start over seven furlongs by a neck. He gets gate nine and has his peak run after returning from a 20-week rest. If he shows the same determination today, he may prove good enough to chalk up a quick double.
FAMOUS won his penultimate start over seven furlongs and then stayed on well to finish third in his latest outing over 1300M, one and a half lengths behind the winner. He is drawn in gate six and should keep the top pick honest.
VERTICAL is drawn one outside the latter and has won two of his last four runs and looked a possible winner when finishing fourth last time out over 1280M, two and a half lengths behind the winner. He was only run out of it very late that day and should be included in all bets.