It’s a cracking Wednesday of racing today with a feature meeting at Flemington as well as a strong card at Gosford to get stuck in to.
Billy Bestford highlights his best bets throughout the day.
Horse Racing Tips: Wednesday, September 22nd
Gosford Race 3
Hard to tip against (6) Solar Apex here who could not have returned to racing any more impressively last start following a gelding operation. That has clearly done wonders for him after that first up win, being eased down to win by 2L over a strong bm72 field. Jmac sticks for the ride today and he looks well weighted while remaining in the same grade. Can find a nice trail in behind the leaders and be too strong once again.
Gosford Race 4
(4) Quantico returns as a gelding for the first time and always does his best work on the fresh side. Was down to run in a strong Saturday race the other week before being scratched due to the wet track. Gets favourable conditions today and this horse has some serious ability. Thinking the ultimate gear change may do the trick with him and he can regain some his best form here.
Flemington Race 5
Very keen to see (2) Barb Raider do her thing here as she gets out to 1800m for the first time and looks a serious chance in the Oaks down the track. She walked in over the mile last start and drops nicely in weight for this today. Willo sticks for the ride and her late splits last start suggest she is a horse with a heap of untapped ability. Is short enough at odds on but I think she should jsut be winning.
Flemington Race 6
Won’t see a sicker beat that (5) Footlights last start, running into all sorts of trouble in the straight before flashing home to run a very good 2nd. Rise in trip here is no issue and I think he’s a genuine Derby chance. Oli takes over the riding duties today and from barrier 8 he should be able to stay out of trouble and get him over the line.
Gosford Race 7
(2) Belluci Babe just doesn’t know how to run a poor race, missing trifecta just once in 10 career starts. She goes well fresh and has been tuned up for this with an effortless trial win over 800m. She can put herself up on the speed from the low draw and hoping she can be too good for these. SP profile is good for a race like this, starting favourite in some strong saturday races last prep against horses better than she faces today. Early market support is a good sign that she’s ready to fire today.