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Bet Chimps Punters Guide – Taree

Newcastle jockey Robert Thorton - by Citrus Zest via Wikimedia

By Citrus Zest [Creative Commons], via Wikimedia Commons

The Punters Guide returns to form, nailing back-to-back quaddies. With some big fields, and a few competitive races – lets pick the diamonds from the quartz. Backing up from a big day yesterday, including a quaddie win at Newcastle.


Tartufo Bianco is the pick of the opener here. Impressive last start on debut and unlucky to just miss its debut win. Has an easier field here and gets the extra metres it needed to win last start. Expect a bold run here today. Lees has a good chance at taking the first with the two best horses in the opener with Tartufo Bianco and Think Free. The So You Think filly is on debut here but, from all accounts is ready to fire. Has the pedigree and willing to take it on here. Longshot value in this one goes to Le Faberge, strong run second last start, and, anything close to that form will have him close again. One to watch.

Top Pick – Tartufo Bianco
Next Best – Think Free
Longshot – Le Faberge



Eskimo Commander put in a lot of hard work last start and, is ready to fire here today. The favourite doesn’t have what you want on debut – doesn’t mean it can’t run well, but, it doesn’t rate well here where Eskimo Commander only needs to replicate last effort to win here. Big engine and can win this one second up. The Excites gelding here is the next best option. Neptune was disappointing last start on a first up effort, will be second up here today and strips fitter. Slight drop in class as well which helps, and, will go close. Chasin makes a small drop in class today, but is second up here today, and placed second up previously. Has the ability to win here and is slightly over where it should be valued.

Top Pick – Eskimo Commander
Next Best – Neptune
Longshot – Chasin



Grand Soleil is an undeserving short priced favourite here, this doesn’t mean that it can’t win, but, it represents no value – and it hasn’t proven that it can beat this field even dropping in grade to have an edge. Unimpressive over last few starts which really opens the door to some value here. Best value here is in the impressive Eye Was, who had an eye catching win last start when beating James Richard, at this track with the same jockey, nothing says that it can be repeated. Our Espostio is another impressive runner that scored a good win last up, and, has the in form Rachel Murray in the saddle. Expect another bold run here again today. Ravitude is another here with legitimate claims, good value, has shown good late speed that could capitalise on a slowish looking race. Win wouldn’t surprise.

Top Pick – Eye Was
Next Best – Our Esposito
Longshot – Ravitude



Serious Dancer has been prepped for this race well, and comes in on a good run of form, with back to back seconds and looking to go one better over the right distance here. Looked hungry for more running room over last couple of efforts and is getting that lift here today while also dropping in class. One to beat. Miss Zodiac has been just off the money on five of eight runs over this distance, and, will be the speed horse of this race. Expected to sit off the pace and use that strong turn of foot to get this one late. Expect a bold run. Value runner here today is Clune’s Rocket. The old 9-year-old still has plenty left in the tank and is a getting its first try at the ten furlongs today. One to keep an eye on here can win.

Top Pick – Serious Dancer
Next Best – Miss Zodiac
Longshot – Clune’s Rocket



Tough race here to start the quaddie in one of the most open races of the day. But, the nod here will go to Belinda Hodder and Stoddart. If Hodder can overcome the wide barrier, she will be right in this one. Stoddart enjoys riding just off the lead horses and, with a bit of luck, will be able to get across without getting caught wide. If Hodder can save some stamina for the end of the race without too much early work – Stoddart can win this, showing a great turn of foot previously. Typhoon Bonny would be the top pick here if not coming in off a spell. Has won first up previously and gets the claim with Graham in the saddle as well as dropping in class. Has every chance to win here. Best value is Outsmartem, dropping in class, but, caught a wide barrier and will need to get across early. However, Outsmartem possesses a lot of early speed and will look to push to the lead. If it can dictate the pace of the race, it has shown that it can go post-to-post previously.

Top Pick – Stoddart
Next Best – Typhoon Bonny
Longshot – Outsmartem


Race 6 – R & L REFRIGERATION CLASS 1 1000m

At short odds – Foxy’s Foxinator maps too well for this field and the market is reflecting this. Belinda Hodder doesn’t squander chances like this, and, with the added kicker of running well from a wide barrier, Foxy’s Foxinator will prove hard to beat here. Impulsive Maneuver is a real threat here. Coming in fresh and placed first-up previously, gets the in form McGuren in the saddle, expect a bold run here. Allez Rev is the best of the rest here. Hull has run in a strong third with this horse last start in this class and distance – will be thereabouts again.

Top Pick – Foxy’s Foxinator
Next Best – Impulsive Maneuver
Longshot – Allez Rev



Another rather open race here, with a few that look every chance to win it. However, the one that maps the best here is the Steven Fell trained and Andrew Gibbons ridden Alot Like Home. Gibbons rode for an impressive win over six furlongs last start and, the trainer promptly moved the horse up to seven furlongs for this race. Has all the potential to repeat last start success as when winning looked like it could have kept going. Marathon can’t be ignored here. Winner of five from nine attempts at the distance, running lighter here by 7kgs compared to last start third, a win here wouldn’t surprise. Profiler is the value runner here, winner at class and distance previously, last start third was impressive when running against a better field of runners. Can go close.

Top Pick – Alot Like Home
Next Best – Marathon
Longshot – Profiler

Top Pick


Another tricky race here, with two real big standouts, but, the nod goes to the one with value in Saint Denis. Ran impressively this prep to grab multiple seconds, and, maps well against this field. Only missed last race as Hermosa Reward had a great kick in the dying embers of the race. Run similar to last outing will be enough here. African Guy is the next best. Form is strong being just off a win over last three starts and will be looking to finish this one off a little better than last when just not having that little bit more. Has the ability, just needs some luck from the wider gate. Sniponet has been prepped for this race after a disappointing fifth last start, Gibbons has the ride and has drawn well near the rail. will look to roll forward and fight for leadership with Saint Denis, track favours lead horses and could do enough to win here.

Top Pick – Saint Denis
Next Best – African Guy
Longshot/Value – Sniponet


Race 4 – 2/5/8
Race 5 – 2/4/6
Race 6 – 2/6/10
Race 7 – 4/6/9
$50 gets 62.00% on CrownBet

Best Bet – Foxy’s Foxinator Race 6 @ $2.15 on BetEasy
Next Best – Saint Denis Race 8 @ $7.50 on BetEasy
Longshot – Outsmartem Race 5 @ $11.00 on BetEasy

Bet Chimps Racing Double – Tatrufo Bianco to win in to Saint Denis to place @ $5.46/+446 on BetEasy

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