Three meetings have been set down for Tuesday, and while I’m not overly confident, I am hoping for a winner or two. Here are my five plays for the afternoon.
Bet 1: Win – Ararat Race 8, No.1: Talk’emaround
I made him the best of the day on the basis that there looks to be no depth to the field. He should get a good run on speed and was impressive last start. That last start saw him break the maiden status at Terang over 1400 metres, where he was confidently backed and landed on speed. When asked for the big effort he responded and won well, really showing a nice turn of foot between the 400-metres and 200-metre marks. He’ll either lead or sit outside Blunakka and prove hard to run down.
Bet: $100 win at $3.10 (BetEasy)
Bet 2: Win – Wagga Race 2, No.3: Coolyboss
She can only run well. Grant Colvin trains this filly, who has had two career outings. She should have won here last time but threw it away by ducking and weaving in the straight. Blinkers go on, soft draw – she should be a clear favourite in a winnable maiden.
Bet: $30 win at $4.80 (BetEasy)
Bet 3: Each-way – Wagga Race 3, No.7: Welletsdoit
He’s a former Kiwi who made his Australian debut over 1200 metres here. He got a mile back off the speed but produced really good late splits behind impressive winner Monterey Zar. He’s been heavily backed in early in markets. I hope he eases out somewhat to an each-way price.
Bet: $20 each-way (Tote)
Bet 4: Win – Dalby Race 1, No.1: Jetseventeen
He looks the good thing on the Dalby program. Ben Currie trains this colt, who debuted on his home track at Toowoomba and wasn’t too bad in a race that has turned out to be a good form reference. His recent trial win was sharp, and this doesn’t look an overly strong maiden. Keen.
Bet: $50 win $2.35 (Sportsbet)
Bet 5: Each-way – Dalby Race 2, No.2: My Belly Button
Lindsay Hatch trains this four-year-old gelding, who resumed over 1200 metres on his home track at Toowoomba. He just got too far back in the run, but his finale was more than satisfactory behind Factory Warrior. If he can get a drag up into the race, hopefully three wide with cover, I’m convinced he’ll run well.
Bet: $20 each-way at $6.50 to win, $2.30 to place (BetEasy)
All odds correct at the time of writing. Gamble responsibly.