The Punters Guide returns after a big day yesterday at Rockhampton. We have a few competitive races at Wyong today – lets pick the diamonds from the quartz. Our last guide can be found HERE
Race 1 – SENPOS CG&E MAIDEN PLATE 1200m
This is a good spot for the Snowden prepared runner, Shinju. Made a really eye catching run when finishing third last start fighting on late. Should find the going easier today. Rectitude out of Sepoy is an interesting runner here. Would want to find a little more heart when trying to close out races, missing the line last start when first through majority. Can break maiden here. Corey Brown isn’t here to carry water today, and his ride Alcatran could be the value point in the race. Fourth on debut and only better ofr the experience. Can get the win here.
Top Pick – Shinju
Next Best – Rectitude
Longshot/Value – Alcatran
Race 2 – BIOCHEM WATER F&M MAIDEN PLATE 1200m
Corey Brown has his best of the day here in Prophet’s Thumb, who is having its first run today, trialed well with Brown and is going to be pushing forward early. Has shown good late speed in trials, and, can win this. Lucky Helmet was disappointing on debut, but, has trialed well since, finished second in last jumpout, but, hasn’t been on track for over 150 days. Rest may have done it a world of good. Fine Behind has been disappointing while not breaking its maiden, best run came here at Wyong two starts back, but, can find its best here in this small field. One of the chances.
Top Pick – Prohpet’s Thumb
Next Best – Lucky Helmet
Longshot – Fine Behind
Race 3 – HC GROUP BM 64 HANDICAP 1600m
Panzerfaust is the best of the day here. Odds currently sit above evens, but, expecting the odds to be crunched well under the $2 mark before jump. Best form, significant class drop and the one to beat here. Top rated. Ardanza also drops in class here today and is among the dangers here, lead up form not too great, but, will find this easier. Cinderconi was a good winner tow back, but, was against a stronger field. Will find the going tough today, but, can win this.
Top Pick – Panzerfaust
Next Best – Ardanza
Longshot – Cinderconi
Race 4 – BISHOP COLLINS ACCOUNTANTS CLASS 2 1200m
So You Think has a good list of G1 winners to his name – and while Intrinsic is not one of those, it can get the win here today for Bowman and the Lees stables. Last up effort was rather unimpressive, but, is getting the benefit of the doubt here second up. Should be fitter and gets its chance. Lady Of Shallot has drawn perfectly for this one, will get the gun run throughout, will look to run at or near the front and can steal this. Inanup has won first up previously, and is first up here today. Drawn a mid gate, but, can push through to get near the lead. One to watch.
Top Pick – Intrinsic
Next Best – Lady Of Shallot
Longshot – Inanup
Race 5 – THE DOYLO SPRINGTIME BM74 HANDICAP 1100m
This one is going to be considered the lock of the day here, but, there is no value in it – other than you get more betting on it than you would with bank interest. At very short odds at time of writing, Smart Melody is where the Smart money goes today. Best ride of the day for McEvoy today, and should win by 2 or more lengths. Rory Hutchings has the next best here in Americana Magic. Impressive winner last start, carrying a bit of weight, but, if Smart Melody gets caught, Americana Magic is the next best option. Jericho represents some value in this one if the prior two fail to fire. Winner first up and first up today. Right distance and can win with some luck.
Top Pick – Smart Melody
Next Best – Americana Magic
Longshot – Jericho
Race 6 – MONA LISA STAKES 1350m
Shumookh is another of the short odds runners with a bright outlook today. Dropping in class, but, a real chance fresh today. Winner first up before, yet to go unplaced at this distance and should be right in this. Savatiano is another that has a good strike rate at the distance and has won twice when first up. Hard to look past in this spot. Milseain is the value runner here, horrible first up, finishing dead last in fourteen. Second up record is something to perk the eye at, and, with a bit of luck, can shock here.
Top Pick – Shumookh
Next Best – Savatiano
Longshot – Milseain
Race 7 – CARLTON DRAUGHT WYONG GOLD CUP 2100m
Morton’s Fork ran on really well at the Valley last start and, finds a similar group of runners here. Will look to drop into the middle of the pack and find a seam late. Has the best turn of foot in the race, and, if it can get loose, will be hard to hold out. Carzoff has been disappointing since returning from spell, but, is being given benefit of the doubt here today. At its best, can beat this field – but, hasn’t shown its best for a while. Dark Eyes at double digits could be the value runner here. Impressive runner that can go the distance, being a winner at distance and class previously. Has every chance here today.
Top Pick – Morton’s Fork
Next Best – Carzoff
Longshot – Dark Eyes
Race 8 – HUNTER PETROLEUM DA VINCI BM 66 1300m
Morpheus is great value at the time of writing. From the in form Newnham stables, has James McDonald in the saddle, and will still have residual fitness for this run. Expect a bold showing. Nuke and James Innes Jr really announced themselves last start with an eye catching win, really impressive to kick then dig deep to hold any swoopers at bay. If Morpheus doesn’t win today – Nuke most certainly will. So Bizarre is a value runner here today. Winner at the track previously, but, needs to improve at the six and a half furlong trip. Can do that today and be right in it.
Top Pick – Morpheus
Next Best – Nuke
Longshot – So Bizarre
Bet Chimps Racing Double – Panzerfaust to win in to Morton’s Fork to win @ $6.96/+596 on BetEasy
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