Winning Form share all of their best bets and tips for Friday ’s racing coming your way from Dubbo on 30 September 2022.
Best Bet: BRIDGES TO BABYLON (Race 6)
Value Bet: GOSSIP (Race 9)
Jackpot (race 6 – 9).
The finish to this race could be dominated by a filly and two mares, but the day’s best bet, the 6yr old mare, BRIDGES TO BABYLON could lead the field home. Although she is recorded as finishing eleventh last time out over 1500M, just over three and a half lengths behind the winner, that was at a stronger center and she was hampered at the start. She found herself towards the rear as a result, but finished her race off strongly. She gets gate seven and on her better form, she could prove hard to topple in this line-up.
ROYAL AFFAIR followed up her penultimate run victory over seven furlongs with a fourth place finish next time out over a mile, 4.3L back from the winner, but that was in very heavy going and she had to be eased at the 300M mark. She has a handy gate four and could emerge as the biggest danger to the top choice.
YALLAH SUNRISE is the stable companion to the latter and has produced two solid last runs, the latest when second over this c&d, just a neck off the winner. She was friendless in the betting markets that day, but hit the front at the 200M mark, only to be snared in the shadow of the post. She has cracked pole position and will have 2kgs taken off her back thanks to her claiming apprentice to make a solid back-up for the yard.
CRYSTAL BEANZ is a 5yr old mare taking on the boys, but she is seldom far off the action and hung out from the 100M mark last time out when finishing third over six furlongs, just a half length back from the winner and the form of that race has stood up well with two runners out of that contest subsequently winning. She has pulled gate seven and will have 3kgs removed from her allocated weight courtesy of her claiming apprentice.
I’M NOT LEAVING has finished second in his last two outings over six and five furlongs, the latest when beaten just a short-head. The gelding was returning from a 24 week break that day and attracted plenty of betting support, suggesting that he had being showing good work back home. He will have to overcome a wide draw fourteen, but he will be hoping to make amends today.
DISPUTE has finished closer to the winner in each of his last three runs, the latest when second over six furlongs, one and a half lengths adrift of the victor, when trying to go from jump to wire. He has his peak run after returning from a 22 week break and gets a wide draw eleven, but he should use his early gate speed to move across without expending too much energy.
VITAL VERSE has posted two encouraging last efforts, the latest when showing plenty of speed before ending up in second place over this c&d, 1.3L behind the winner. He battled all the way down to the wire that day and from a useful draw four and with having the services of a 3kg claiming apprentice, he should be right up there when they hit the line.
Two 6yr old mares could chase him home, with the slight preference going to OWHATA CRUMPET who raced just behind the leader and then stayed on well to finish third last time out over six furlongs, just over a half length off the winner. She jumps from gate seven and will have her peak run after returning from a 54 week absence. The fact that her connections have brought her back into racing after such a lengthy absence would seem to suggest that they believe that she still has something more to offer them.
BROOKLYN STAR goes for her hat-trick after victories over six and five furlongs, the latest by 1.3L. She is a speedy sort who faces a wide gate thirteen, but on the plus side, she will get 2kgs taken off her back thanks to her claiming apprentice.
A 7yr old and a 5yr old mare could dominate the finish to this race and secure the exacta, but the day’s value bet, GOSSIP could be the one to side with. She had her consistency rewarded with a half length victory last time out over 1300M. In fact, she has won three of her last five outings and will be having her peak run after returning from a 19 week break. She showed plenty of toe in that last victory and whilst facing a wide draw twelve, she should be able to work her way across without using up too much energy.
MISS TWENTY TWO did not get the clearest of passages in the home stretch and had to weave her way through the traffic to end up in third spot last time out over a mile, just over two lengths behind the winner. From gate seven and with better luck in running, she should keep the top pick honest.
MADISON POINT won his penultimate start over a mile and then raced three wide without cover to just fail by a short-head to overhaul the victor in his latest outing over seven furlongs. He returns here from an 18 week spell without having had the benefit of a barrier trial, so his fitness will have to be taken on trust, but the gelding is draw one inside the latter and should nevertheless be included in all bets.