Raceday focus: Best bets, inside mail for Wagga, Dubbo
Form analyst Shayne O’Cass has gone through the form for Wagga and Dubbo and is confident of striking early with his two best bets in the opening race at both venues.
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Race 1 No. 6: EASY ROSIE
Gave a very good account of herself on debut when third to Humble Star who is unbeaten and untapped.
Race 6 No. 5 TULLAGHAN
Emerging stayer who was very strong through the line when he came from behind to win a mile race; up to 2000m suits now.
Race 3 No. 6: SECRET DISCLOSURE
Has the talent to be winning plenty of races off the trial but will need to overcome that wide draw on debut.
Race 6: 1,5
Race 7: 3,5
Race 8: 2,11,8,18
Race 9: 2,9,14
Blaike McDougall (pictured) will partner Easy Rosie for trainer Anthony Warren at Wagga on Friday. Photo: Racing Photos via Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
Race 1 No. 1: CASTLEBAR ROAD
Form reads well for this ideal race and the trial win on May 22 here was a portent to success.
Race 3 No. 9: CAMP COVE
Ex-Victorian who sent out the right signals when she made her NSW debut here for Kody Nestor.
Race 5 No. 5: BELLSZOV BOURKE
Has a tidy C.V as it stands but there was so muck to like about the way she looked in her trial before Friday’s return.
THE INSIDE MAIL FOR WAGGA
Tullaghan is a stayer of some promise. This Mitchell Beer-owned and trained gelding is only a three-year-old with three starts on the C.V for a win, a second and a third. The son of S.A. Oaks winner, Tully Thunder, was very strong indeed at the mile so 2000m is no issue. If anything, it is a plus. Impossible not to be impressed with the Australian debut of the Tim Donnelly/Richard Pegum import over 1600m. Huge player. Street Cred is a last start winner.
Bet: Tullaghan to win, exacta 5 to beat 1, quinella 1,5
Lennox Road led all the way to win first-up at Albury from the outside barrier (11). It was a very good ride and an equally good training effort. From memory, his trainer Graham Byatt may have mentioned this race as the next goal in his post-race interview. Revolver finished second to Lennox Road at Albury and is 1 for 1 at the track/distance. Red Kazni is a mare of some promise and is a massive watch here.
Bet: Lennox Road each-way, 3,5,6,13
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Packer’s Bond has won twice, once at 1600m, the other at 2000m, but he was once a close runner-up here over 1200m when fresh. He does need it a bit soft and won’t run unless it is. If he stays home, Mitchell Beer could probably collect the race with Vinnie’s Girl who will give them something to chase it seems. Great roughie here, more so each-way and place, is the form of Eillod. Her chances of finishing up close here are a good deal better than her record shows.
Bet: Packer’s Bond to win, Eillod each-way
Black Wand has won 5 from 33 with 8 placings and while that is quite a creditable record, imagine how much better it could be if he had enjoyed a bit of luck, oh, and has a pattern that didn’t require him to be last everywhere he goes. Swagger won a Highway at Randwick last Saturday but will only come/go to Wagga if it’s a bit soft underfoot. Hard to beat if he makes the trip up. Kathaire ran a mighty race in the Queen of the South here at the carnival. Mad As Zariz can never be left out of discussions.
Bet: Black Wand to win
THE INSIDE MAIL FOR DUBBO
Bellszov Bourke has had a bit of time away from racing – and resumes for a new trainer – but she looked terrific in her trial the other day. She was with Kody Nestor and is with Clint Lundholm from now one so she hasn’t had to leave Dubbo when she moved house. Her big danger is not only a stablemate but also a half-sister in Knight Driver. This daughter of Dream Ahead deserves a lot of praise for that win at Wellington. Superstasia is quick.
Bet: Bellszov Bourke to win, quinella 5,6
Pluck And Lucky is building up to another win and as always, trainer Allan Denham has found her best opportunity. She is far enough into the campaign to be rock-hard fit, peaking, etc – it’s just a good scenario for her on Friday. Spilia has only won 2 from 29 but he has placed 14 times and 9 of those are seconds. Most importantly perhaps is that one of those infrequent wins was at the track and at this distance. Forseti is better than what he did at Wellington last Sunday.
Bet: Pluck And Lucky to win, Daily Double 1st leg (2), 2nd leg (2)
Trainer Allan Denham has found an ideal race for Pluck And Lucky at Dubbo on Friday.Source:News Corp Australia
Could lose a few crucial ‘runners’ here at scratching time; most of all The Wayfarer who could easily be saved for Tamworth on Tuesday. Jervis is one of the best-bred horses racing at Dubbo, or anywhere on Friday, being by Vancouver out of Ygritte. He is a big chance too at this, his first run for Garry Lunn, who would have been rightfully pleased with the May 11 trial. Tells Tails was a real eye-catcher here over 1000m so the extra 100m should assist her cause. Stargirl was in a very, very strong Class 1 at Hawkesbury first-up.
Bet: The Wayfarer to win but, if scratched, Jervis to win
Toulon Factor is a Kody Nestor-trained gelding (of course) with a solid record of 3 wins already in his 12 starts. Nothing that this grey son of the grey US racehorse The Factor has done so far has been any more distinguishing than that easy win at Parkes on May 16. Mayaman was a bit underwhelming to say the least in the first two runs of this campaign but really caught the eye here last start. Good numbers at the track/distance. The Scotsman finished ahead of Mayaman that afternoon so has to go in.
Bet: Toulon Factor to win, quinella/exacta 2,7
Originally published asWagga, Dubbo tips: Everything looking Rosie for Easy win
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