Winning Form brings us their best bets and tips from Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
Best Bet: SIXGUN (Race 4)
Value Bet: NAGS TO RICHES (Race 6)
Jackpot (race 4 – 7)
SIXGUN returns from a 32-week absence during which time he was gelded, but he has had the benefit of two barrier trials, winning the first and finishing second in the latest to showcase his well-being. He had put in two solid runs before the break, the latest when fifth in a Listed event over 1100M, just under three lengths behind the winner, this despite not getting the clearest of passages in the home straight and only seeing daylight at the 250M mark. The form of that contest has stood up well with five runners subsequently winning. He will have to negotiate the widest draw of them all in gate ten, but he is nevertheless taken to be the best bet on the day’s card.
REMLAPS GEM showed good improvement when he tried to go from jump to wire before ending up in second place last time out over five furlongs, finishing just a neck back from the winner. He was returning from a 16-week rest that day and attracted plenty of betting support. From gate three, he could emerge as the biggest danger to the top choice.
UP TRUMPZ has consistent formlines to his name and was making good late progress when finishing fourth in his last outing over six furlongs, 0.7L behind the victor. He is drawn one inside the latter and should be involved in the finish.
AZARMIN is a 5yr old mare taking on the boys, but she has cracked pole position and was crowded and checked entering the home straight before recovering well to finish third last time out over 1500M, just under a length back from the winner. Under the circumstances, she did well to finish as close to the winner as she did.
SIR AGLOVALE drops in distance after three encouraging efforts over further, the latest when fifth over eleven furlongs, just over three lengths behind the winner. He returns from a 23-week break, but has had two barrier trials to prove his fitness and has now joined the top stable of Chris Waller. He jumps from gate six and should be right up there when they hit the line.
GEMMAHRA is another 5yr old mare in the race. She showed marked improvement in her last start over 1500M, finishing a half-length back from the winner. She faces a wide gate twelve, but she should use her early gate speed to move across without expending too much energy.
NAGS TO RICHES has only had the three runs to date, winning two of them and finishing second in the other one. She is a speedy sort who put 2.8L between herself and the opposition to win her last outing over today’s trip when returning from a 21-week break. She faces a wide draw ten, but she is nonetheless made the value bet on the program.
TURNSTYLE put her disappointing penultimate effort firmly behind her when finishing third last time out over six furlongs, just over a half-length off the winner when returning from a 16-week absence. She had to be switched at the 150M pole that day, which makes the effort that much more encouraging. She will have to overcome a wide gate sixteen, but with a bit of luck in running, she should be right up there in the mix.
EYE SEE THINGS on the other hand has a handy draw two and followed up her penultimate run victory over 1100M with a second spot finish next time out over the same trip, 2.8L adrift of the winner. She stayed on well that day and should be included in all bets.
This looks to be a tricky affair as all three of the top selections have to deal with wide draws, so some caution is advised. ADELAIDE’S LIGHT is stuck out wide in gate seventeen but goes for his hat-trick after wins over 1300M and the latest over seven furlongs by 1.3L. He finished well that day and the form of that race has been franked. He is likely to be dropped out of the race in the early stages and then start picking off the frontrunners over the closing stages of the contest.
SNIPPY FOX is a 4yr old filly taking on males, but she is seldom far off the action, borne out by the fact that she has finished third in her last two starts, the latest when racing up with the pace and ending up just a half-length back from the winner over today’s distance. She is drawn one outside the former, but given her style of running, she should use her early gate speed to secure a forward position without using up too much energy.
BORN A WARRIOR has consistent formlines to his name and finished fourth in his latest outing over six furlongs, just under a half-length behind the winner. He was making good late progress that day, suggesting that the extra ground on offer here will be to his liking. He is drawn in gate fourteen and should not be lightly dismissed in this line-up.