Winning Form share all of their best bets and tips for Friday’s racing coming your way from Scone on 13 May 2022.
Best Bet: CAMINO REAL (Race 6)
Value Bet: DR DRILL (Race 8)
Jackpot (race 6 – 9).
The day’s best bet, CAMINO REAL is a 3yr old filly taking on the boys, but she followed up her penultimate run victory over 1100M with a second place finish next time out over six furlongs, just a head behind the winner. She raced wide throughout that day, so should have finished closer to the winner than she officially did. She also attracted plenty of betting support that day and whilst draw wide in gate seventeen, she is likely to be dropped out of it in the early stages and then start to pick off the front runners over the closing stages of the race.
MOBSTAR came four wide approaching the home turn before staying on well to end up in fourth place last time out over 1300M, 4.8L back from the winner and the form of that race has stood up well with two runners out of that contest subsequently winning. From a kinder draw eight, he could emerge as the biggest threat to the top choice.
PARK AVENUE has cracked pole position and has consistent formlines to his name, finishing third last time out over six furlongs, just under a half length off the winner. The gelding kicked clear of the field at the 150m pole and was only run out of it late. He should be involved in the finish here.
There are nine unraced runners in the field, 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, two 2yr old fillies could fight out the finish to the race and complete the exacta, but GOSSIP TORQUE may prove to be the best. She showed plenty of speed when winning by 2.3L on debut over 800M and would have learnt from that experience. She faces a wide draw twelve, but she should use that early gate speed to move across without expending too much energy.SEASIDE SANDY also won first time out, but in her case, over 1100M by a short-head. She raced just behind the leaders and made her move at the 100M mark and had enough in hand to hold off all the late challengers. She is drawn one outside the top choice and should be right up there when they hit the line.
RAGING RUSH is drawn in gate ten and could be the first male home. He finished seventh over 1100M on debut, but then showed the expected improvement to win by 1.7L over five furlongs at the second time of asking. He has also finished fourth in a subsequent barrier trial and should be included in all bets.
DR DRILL is seldom too far off the action and although recorded as finishing tenth last time out over seven furlongs, he was just under three and a half lengths behind the winner when returning from a 20 week rest. It should however be noted that was in a Group 3 event and that he had to be held up from the 400M mark. The form of that race has been franked and despite having to deal with a wide draw thirteen, the gelding is taken to be the value bet on the day’s card.
RUSTIC STEEL had his consistency rewarded with a just under half a length victory last time out over a mile. He went from jump to wire that day, hanging on well over the closing stages of the contest. From draw four, he is likely to employ similar tactics today.
KIRWAN’S LANE won a Group 3 race last time out over a mile by a length, notwithstanding coming four wide into the home stretch. He struck the front at the 250M mark and then held off all the late challengers in the dash down to the finishing post. He has pulled a wide draw fifteen, but he should be doing his best work late.
MR HUSSILL was hampered at the 1000M mark, but produced a powerful finish to win his last start over seven furlongs by just under a length. From his useful draw three he will be looking to chalk up his fifth career win today.
FRENCH MARINE won over 1300M three runs back and has then finished third in his next two outings over today’s trip, the latest when just a neck behind the winner, but he had to be held tight between the 350M and 250M marks that day and was then bumped at the 30M pole, so he could be considered an unlucky loser. The form of that race has been franked and despite a wide draw fourteen, he should be considered a big runner in this line-up.
AMULET STREET had consistent formlines to his credit before claiming his fourth career victory last time out when putting 5.8L between himself and the opposition to win over seven furlongs. He went from gun to tape that day and from his wide gate fifteen, he is likely to adopt similar tactics today.