Friday Racing Tips - 4th January
We have identified a few nice horses at Tamworth and Canberra that look well placed as we head into a great weekend of racing.
Our selections come out of Tamworth and Canberra today and we have identified a few gallopers that look well placed and sure to be very competitive. Our top pick is hoping to make it three victories on the trot and absolutely loves the Canberra circuit!
Tamworth is racing on a Good 4 with the rail True.
Canberra is racing on a Good 4 with the rail True.
Tamworth Race 1 - 1:20PM H&NW Heat Of The Country Championships Class 2 Handicap (1600 Metres)
SHANGATO looks a standout to start the program at Tamworth today. Ultra consistent galloper that chased hard to defeat Fearless Al by a short margin at Gunnedah last start. Comes into this full of confidence and ready to win again.
1st: No1 SHANGATO 2nd: No4 Only In Red; 3rd: No2 Delchuzy; 4th: No3 Chekkapen
Tamworth Race 4 - 3:10PM Farmers Run Class 1 Handicap (1000 METRES)
Looks a perfect race for PLUCK AND LUCKY that’s resuming from a 24-week layoff. This filly won her last start at Cessnock back in July and will be out to make it back-to-back victories in today’s winnable event. Will look to lead and take plenty of running down. Key player.
1st: No4 PLUCK AND LUCKY 2nd: No3 More Than Magico; 3rd: No5 Mock Song; 4th: No6 Shiver Me Timbers
Canberra Race 5 - 4:40PM Martin Hillery Benchmark 55 Handicap (1300 Metres)
ADMIRE GRATZI (BEST BET) is racing in great form of late winning his past two starts on the track. Came with a big finish to defeat Smiling At Shadows in the final stride a fortnight ago and looks ready to rack up the hat-trick. In red-hot form of late and placed to taste victory again. Top pick.
1st: No2 ADMIRE GRATZI 2nd: No10 Gaelic Bolt; 3rd: No8 All Talk; 4th: No3 And There Is More
Tamworth Race 7 - 4:55PM Hawkesbury City Slick Appeal Benchmark 66 Handicap (1200 Metres)
Consistent PENFOLD (NEXT BEST BET) has been racing in good form of late and is due for a change of luck here today. Led and looked home only to be run down in the final few strides at Coffs Harbour prior to going for a freshen up. Looks primed for a big show here and will likely be out in front once more. Serious chance.
1st: No3 PENFOLD 2nd: No1 Aruba; 3rd: No6 Mahboob; 4th: No7 Blinkin Legend
Canberra Race 6 - 5:20PM TAB Federal-Benchmark 65 Handicap (1000 Metres)
Sticking with EMBEZZLEMENT to bounce back after disappointing in town last start in Highway company. Steps back to a more suitable event and going on her three-length victory on this track in July she will take a power of beating second-up. Leading hope.
1st: No8 EMBEZZLEMENT 2nd: No9 Lulu Raez; 3rd: No1 Torchbearer; 4th: No3 Olifants