Welcome to our horse racing preview and betting tips for racing at Wyong, Seymour and Wellington on Thursday, June 6th.
Luke Krahe is back with his preview, with five selections throughout the course of the day! Check them out below.
It looks as though there are three or four chances on paper in the maiden to start the day, but I really think that the value could be with (2) Oakfield Gettem. She has been to the races twice, on debut at Newcastle she lost narrowly after just never getting the better of the horse to her outside. She then went down the Freeway to Gosford and did plenty wrong. She knuckled badly at the start, over-raced through the middle when leading and weakened badly. She has had the tongue tie added today which tells us there was an issue there as well. She has the inside gate and speed to lead, Tim Clark goes on and there is no better front-running rider in the land, especially around his home track. Her main dangers will come from the well-travelled (1) Alert The Press fresh and (4) Skillet, also resuming. They both look to have talent, but with the speed and fitness edge on her side, she can lead all the way around the tight Wyong circuit.
Some will say that backing a seven- start maiden is a quick way to the you-know-what, but this looks (4) Monterey Lad’s race to lose. He resumed at Muswellbrook 10 days ago where he was poorly away and in an awkward spot in transit worse than mid-field on the rails. He got away from the rail and ran on hard, the rider was forced to stop riding him late to straighten him, and although that didn’t cost him the race, he should have finished closer. A horse that finished down the track there has since come out and won at Scone, he maps to be mid-field and the 1350m here at Wyong is a real long run to the turn so they all get their chance. I expect there will be resistance to him in the market, with him not being an on-pacer and yet to breakthrough, wait until late in the betting to back him as he should be a big drifter.
The striking grey gelding (1) Bissel is a real treat to look at, he is a 5YO that has only been to the races once and that was 130 weeks ago! Yes, he hasn’t raced since a Kyneton maiden back in December of 2016, he was with Robert Hickmott that day when a solid effort as a beaten favourite on a heavy track. He has obviously had some issues and is now with the Saab Hasan yard for today’s resumption. He was recently seen at a jump-out at his home track at Flemington, sat in the middle of the track and was untouched to win the unofficial trial against non-maidens. He was not touched in the jump-out and looks ready to fire. His chances look very polarizing here, he may be a moral or may just be no chance? I say the former.
(10) Stratumiss is a 3YO Filly taking on the boys and the older horses here after a terrific run fresh. She was resumed at Bendigo at Maiden level where she was forced to sit deep on the speed without cover before taking over inside the furlong and did best late. She has the wide draw here but showed that she can do work, she also proved last prep that she can handle the wet when only beaten a length on a soft track second-up at Geelong, as she is here. It is a very open race on paper and she is sure to be better than each-way odds, she looks to have come back very well from the paddock.
(5) Harmonica bolted in resuming at maiden level, she was very short in the betting and controlled the race from in front leading all the way. She then went to Bathurst and was narrowly beaten at 2/1 last time, Greg Ryan jumps on here so she loses nothing there. She has the middle draw and will go forward early, this looks easier and if Greg can control the tempo around this track from in front or outside the leader, they won’t be running past her in the straight. (1) Smoodge will also go forward but may be posted outside our top pick, hard to see her running past if that is the scenario.
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