Winning Form share all of their best bets and tips for Monday’s racing coming your way from Taree on 28 November 2022.
Best Bet: JOHNNY DASH (Race 6)
Value Bet: ELITE QUALITY (Race 4)
Jackpot (race 4 – 7)
ELITE QUALITY is seldom far off the action and although recorded as finishing fifth last time out, he was just 2.3L behind the winner, despite racing four wide throughout. He is drawn wide in gate eleven, but he should be doing his best work late and is taken to be the value bet on the day’s card. The gelding gets the blinkers removed for today’s run and if this move has the desired effect, he should be a big runner here.
CANNY PROSPECT is drawn one inside the top choice and has solid formlines to his name, having finished third in his last two outings over six furlongs, the latest when just a neck back from the winner. He raced up with the leader that day and then stayed on well over the closing stages and on that effort, he should have no issue with the extra ground on offer here.
OSTERBERG is in turn drawn one inside the latter and raced wide throughout and had to be eased at the 1000M mark, before hanging in all the way down the home straight when finishing fifth in his latest outing over six furlongs, just over a length back from the victor. The gelding should be included in all bets.
COVALENT has cracked pole position and raced three wide without cover and into the home stretch when finishing eighth last time out over 1300M, 3.3L off the winner. She gets a set of blinkers fitted for the first time and if these help her to settle better, she could notch up her maiden win today.
LADY CHARTWELL turned into the home straight in second place and then battled all the way down to the line, failing by just a neck to end up in second spot in her latest outing over six furlongs. She has pulled a useful gate three and will have her peak run after returning from a 24-week break.
KEYS TO LOVE put her tad disappointing penultimate run over seven furlongs behind her when finishing third over the same journey next time out, just under a half-length behind the winner. She will have to deal with a wide draw eleven, but a repeat of that last effort would see her in the shake-up. There is an unraced runner in the field, so keep an eye on the betting markets to get some indication as to whether her connections believe that they can win first time out. Any betting support for her should be respected
The day’s best bet, JOHNNY DASH goes for his hat-trick after victories over 1100M and the latest when dead-heating over six furlongs. He showed plenty of toe that day and kept going all the way down to the winning post. Whist facing the widest draw of them all in gate twelve, he should be able to work his way across without using up too much energy.
WONDER BRAHMA has won two of his last three outings and found a powerful finish to hit the front at the 100M mark when victorious in his latest start over six furlongs by just over a half-length. He has pulled gate seven and could emerge as the biggest danger to the top pick.
JUSTADUDE has consistent formlines to his credit, finishing second in the latest over six furlongs, just over a half-length behind the winner. From an even better gate two, he should turn in another honest performance today.
AUZSTAR has won two of his last three runs, the latest over five furlongs by just under a length and a half. He raced three wide into the home straight on that occasion but ran down the leaders over the latter stages. The gelding has finished second in a subsequent barrier trial and will get 1.5kgs taken off his back thanks to his claiming apprentice. He is sure top put his pole position to good use.
BUCK PHAROAH had to be eased at the 800M pole but stayed on well to finish third in his latest outing over six furlongs, 2.8L behind the winner. He gets a cosy draw three and should be seen as a big runner in this line-up.
MISS ARIZONA is a 4yr old filly taking on the boys, but she followed up her penultimate run victory over five furlongs with a twelfth place finish next time out over the same sprint trip, 10.3L adrift of the victor, but he took a heavy bump at the start and never got into the race at all, so that effort is best ignored. He is drawn in gate seven and should not be lightly dismissed.