Winning Form share all of their best bets and tips for Sunday’s racing coming your way from Wyong on 23 January 2022
Best Bet: TURNING (Race 5)
Value Bet: PRIVATE DETECTIVE (Race 6)
Jackpot (race 4 – 7).
Five out of the ten runners left in this contest are unraced, so as is always the case in these types of races, a keen eye should be kept on the betting markets to get some indication as to whether any of the connection believe that they can win first time out. Any betting support for a runner or runners should be respected. Of the raced runners STARSTRUCK BARBIE may prove to be the best, but she is a 3yr old filly taking on the boys and has had eight starts to date, only recording one second place finish, so clearly, she is somewhat limited. She did make good late progress to finish eighth last time out over seven furlongs, despite coming four wide into the home straight and gets a handy draw three to aid her cause. CAPTAIN VLADIMIR makes his debut after winning both of his barrier trials. He is drawn the widest of them all in gate twelve, but gets the services of ex-SA jockey Brandon Lerena, so will get all the necessary assistance from the saddle. If not too green, he could make a winning start to his career. DRESDEN is another debutant. He on the other hand has cracked pole position and hails from the powerful Chris Waller stable. The gelding has had two barrier trials, finishing third in the first and fourth in the latest. He would not have to be one of the stables superstars to win here.
With the late scratching of one of his main rivals, the door may have opened for today’s best bet, TURNING to chalk up his third career victory. He missed out on his hat-trick after two wins over five furlongs when finishing sixth last time out when stepping up to 1150M, 4.3L behind the winner. He overraced in the middle stages in that race before coming three wide into the home straight and whilst returning from a 20 week break, he did finish second in his only barrier trial to prove his fitness. The gelding will have to negotiate the widest draw in gate eight, but he should enjoy the return to what appears to be a more suitable five furlong sprint. COBIA only saw daylight at the 150M mark before ending up in fifth place last time out over six furlongs, 3.2L adrift of the victor. He returns from a slightly shorter 19 week break and has had the two barrier trials, finishing fourth in both. In addition, he has his first run for his new trainer and if fully settled into his new surroundings, he should give a good account of himself here jumping from a kinder gate three. RITA MAY is a 3yr old filly taking on males, but she followed up her penultimate run victory over 900M with a sixth place finish in her latest outing over 1100M, 2.3L back from the winner. She had nothing go her way that day, overracing in the middle stages, hanging out approaching the home turn causing her to come three wide into the home stretch and was then reported to be lame in her off-hind. She has however pulled pole position, will have a set of blinkers fitted for the first time, as well as having 1.5kgs removed from her allocated weight courtesy of her claiming apprentice.
The top three selections in this race will all be ridden by 1.5kgs claiming apprentices, but the day’s value bet, PRIVATE DETECTIVE is taken to lead the field home. He goes for his hat-trick after two wins over this 2100M trip, the latest by some 4.2L, notwithstanding racing three wide from the 700M pole. He kicked clear at the 200M mark that day to record a comfortable sixth career victory. From gate five, the trio is very much on the cards. MISS DELIA is drawn one inside the top choice and is a 4yr old filly taking on boys, but she stayed on well when second in her latest outing over this c&d, 1.8L adrift of the winner, this after coming three wide into the home straight. FOXTROT BRAVO hit the front at the 200M mark and was only run out of it late when finishing second last time out over ten furlongs, 0.7L behind the winner and the form of that race has been franked. He attracted plenty of betting support that day and despite facing a wide gate ten, he will be looking to make amends today.
A 4yr old filly and two mares could dominate the finish to this race and secure the trifecta, but TWICE ON SUNDAY could show them the way home. She tried to go from jump to wire before ending up in fourth spot last time out over 1550M, 3.3L behind the winner, but she shifted away from the crop at the 200M mark that day and should have finished closer to the winner as a result. She jumps from a wideish gate eight, but should use that early gate speed to move across without expending too much energy. WILD SHEILA disappointed last time out when finishing nineth over a mile, eight and a half lengths adrift of the winner, but she was slow away in that contest and never really recovered. She gets a better draw four here and if getting away on term today, she should be considered a big runner in this line-up. DENMISS is consistent and has finished third in three of her last four outings, the latest over a mile, just under three lengths off the winner. She is drawn one outside the latter and should be included in all bets.