Winning Form share all of their best bets and tips for Thursday’s racing coming your way from Moruya on 13 January 2022
Best Bet: CRACKALACKA (Race 6)
Value Bet: JAC THE GREAT (Race 7)
Jackpot (race 4 – 7).
PRINCESS DE ROCA has cracked pole position and missed out on her hat-trick after two wins over six furlongs when stepping up to seven furlongs, finishing fourth, 4.3L behind the winner, but she had to be held up at the 600M mark and then steadied off the heels of other runners. Furthermore, she did not get a clear passage in the home straight, only seeing daylight at the 150M pole, so should be considered an unlucky loser. She does return from a 17 week break and has not had a barrier trial, so her fitness will have to be taken on trust, but the form of that last race has stood up well with three runners out of that contest subsequently winning. FACTORIZE was slow away but found a powerful finish when ending up in second place last time out over five furlongs, one and a half lengths back from the winner when returning from a 25 week rest. She is drawn the widest of them all in gate nine, but on the plus side, she will have 2kgs taken off her back thanks to her claiming apprentice. LINDEN made good late progress when also finishing second last time out over five furlongs, one and a half lengths adrift of the victor when returning from a shorter 18 week absence. She gets gate seven and will have the same 2kgs amount removed from her allocated weight courtesy of her claiming apprentice.
DENSAUR put his disappointing penultimate effort behind him when finishing second in his latest outing over six furlongs, 0.8L behind the winner. He was returning from a 29 week break that day and showed plenty of toe before being run out of it late. The gelding faces a wide draw ten, but he should use his early gate speed to move across without burning up too much energy. AIRLINER was friendless in the betting markets but nevertheless finished well to end up in second place when making his debut over six furlongs, just a short-head behind the winner, suggesting that the extra ground on offer here will be to his liking. He gets gate seven and would have learnt from that experience and with the natural improvement that can be expected, he should be right up there when they hit the line. PINK PANTHER has posted two solid last runs and although recorded as finishing sixth last time out over six furlongs, he was just one length behind the winner when returning from a 21 week rest. He was slow away in that contest and came four wide into the home straight, but finished his race off well. From a kinder draw two, he should be included in all bets.
A 4yr old filly and a 5yr old mare could fight out the finish to this race and complete the exacta, but the day’s best bet, CRACKALACKA is taken to lead the field home. She goes for her hat-trick after two victories over this trip, the latest when winning by a length. She hit the front at the 100M mark to win going away and jumping from pole position, as well as having her peak run after returning from a 31 week absence, she could prove hard to topple in this line-up. PINDARRA’S DREAM stayed on well when finishing nineth last time out over 1100M, just under two and a half lengths behind the winner, but that was at a stronger center and the extra trip should be more to her liking. All of BLAAZAY’S three career wins have come at this track and he finished strongly to end up in third place last time out over this c&d, just under three lengths off the winner when returning from a 12 week rest. He will have to negotiate draw nine, but he should nevertheless be involved in the finish.
JAC THE GREAT is a 5yr old mare taking on the boys, but she is seldom far off the action, finishing third last time out over six furlongs, just over half a length behind the winner and the form of that race has been franked. She faces a wide draw ten out of fifteen, but she will have the services of a 1.5kg claiming apprentice and is made the value bet on the day’s card. BRAVE MASO has only had the three runs to date finishing second in her first two outings and then winning her last start over six furlongs, albeit by just a short-head. She ran on well that day and on that showing, she should enjoy stepping up in distance. She has a handy draw two and is likely to turn in another honest performance today. BUDDEROO BLITZ disappointed in his penultimate outing over a mile, but then return to his better form when finishing third last time out over 1300M, 2.3L back from the winner when returning from a 21 week break. He was slow away that day, but was running at the leaders over the closing stages of the race and from a wide gate eleven, he should be doing his best work late.