Winning Form share all of their best bets and tips forFriday’s racing coming your way from Wagga on 2 June 2023.
Best Bet: MOOSHAKA (Race 5)
Value Bet: SIR MING (Race 7)
Jackpot (race 4 – 7)
WAR AT SEA is seldom far off the action, finishing fifth last time out over 1100M, just under two lengths back from the winner, when making good late progress over the closing stages. He is drawn wideish in gate eight, but on that last effort, he should be doing his best work late.
LA SAGRADA is a 3yr old filly taking on the boys, but she has finished third in her last three starts, the latest over nine furlongs, just over two and a half lengths behind the winner. She was crowded at the start and raced three wide without cover that day, but still managed to stay on over the latter stages. She is drawn one inside the top choice and should be right up there when they hit the line.
ENJOLRAS has finished closer to the winner in each of his last three starts, the latest when sixth over ten furlongs, just over three lengths behind the winner. The blinkers are re-filled for today’s run and whilst he faces a wide draw nine, on the plus side, he will have 3kgs taken off his back thanks to his claiming apprentice.
A 4yr and a 3yr old filly and a 5yr old mare could fight out the finish to this race and complete the trifecta, but the day’s best bet, MOOSHAKA is taken to lead the field home. She has consistent formlines to her name and followed up her penultimate run victory over five furlongs with a sixth-place finish next time out over the same trip, 3.3L back from the winner. She finished strongly from too far back that day and if her 3kgs claiming apprentice can have her better placed from pole position, she could prove hard to topple.
OKAMI MISS showed solid improvement in her latest start to finish second over five furlongs, just a short-head behind the winner, when having her first run for her new trainer and returning from a 25-week spell. She showed plenty of toe that day, only to be nabbed in the shadow of the post. She is drawn one outside the former and will have 2kgs taken off her back courtesy of her claiming apprentice and could be the biggest danger to the top choice.
CONTINUUM also finished second over five furlongs in her latest outing, but in her case, one and a half lengths back from the victor. She struck the front at the 100M mark and was only run out of it late. From gate six, she should be involved in the finish.
SWAGGER raced three wide without cover but delivered a powerful finish to win his last start over 1100M by just under a half-length. He was returning from a 20-week break that day and from a handy draw two, he will be looking to chalk up his seventh career victory today.
LEATHER JACKET jumped awkwardly and then overraced in the early stages before not getting the clearest of passages in the home straight to end up in eighth place last time out over seven furlongs, five lengths behind the winner, so that effort is best ignored. He has pulled gate five and will be looking to bounce back to winning ways today.
LOUIE’S LEGACY raced wide throughout without cover when finishing ninth in his latest outing over 1500M, 6.3L back from the winner. He gets a set of blinkers fitted for the first time and if these have the desired effect, he should be a big runner here, notwithstanding draw seven.
The day’s value bet, SIR MING has turned in two solid last runs for his new trainer, the latest when second over six furlongs, 1.8L behind the winner, but he had to be held up on the home turn, so that effort was encouraging. He jumps from a useful draw two and looks to be the one to side with in this line-up.
Two 4yr old fillies could chase him home with the slight preference going to NULLIFY who goes for her hat-trick after victories over 1500M and the latest over a mile by a head, this despite coming four wide into the home straight and hanging out over the latter stages. She returns from an 18-week rest without having had the benefit of a barrier trial, so her fitness will have to be taken on trust and has her first run for her new trainer. If fully settled into his new surroundings, she should give a good account of herself here.
DUPRIDE STAR followed up her penultimate run victory over five furlongs with a sixth-place finish next time out over 1six furlongs, one and a half lengths back from the winner and was immediately rested for 44 weeks. She returns here after finishing second in her only barrier trial and although drawn wideish in gate eight, she should be included in all bets.