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Toowoomba Tips August 17 – Expert racing tips for Saturday races

Steve Bennett in Free Tips 16 Aug 2019
  • 3 to 4 best bets each meeting.
  • Previous results included.

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In 2009, the turf club added an artificial surface to compliment the traditional grass track.

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Toowoomba Tips - August 17

Race 1 - 5:10PM HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY ANGE Class 3 Plate (1100 METRES)
With Mogador not running, it paves the way for the Lindsay Hatch-trained PAPA JO to get the job done here. The Drumbeats gelding is in great form of late, finishing no worse than fourth at his past eight starts. Two starts back he was a winner at Dalby in Class company over the 800m sprint. Then last start, the 60.5kgs slowed him down enough to finish third (coming from well back) in a BM62 here over 870m. The step up to 1100m here will be a blessing for him. He has drawn the outside gate but it shouldn’t affect his performance in the small field. He should be running on in the closing stages here.

Odds correct as at 6:00AM (AEST) on 17/08/2019

Race 3 - 6:30PM VANDERFIELD JOHN DEERE Class 2 Handicap (1625 METRES)
Locally-trained by Jackie Crompton, BOSS’S BOY looks set to make it tow in a row here. Nicely bred, by Sequalo out of an Al Maher mare, the five-year-old has missed a top-three finish just once in his six starts this preparation. Last start, he proved too good for his Class 1 rivals, here over the mile trip with Zoe White aboard. The gelding is stepping up in grade here but the ease of his latest win suggests he can more than handle his Class 2 opposition in this. If he can find a sit behind the pace with cover, he should prove a handful to hold out in the run home.

Race 5 - 7:40PM MITAVITE BenchMark 62 Handicap (2150 METRES)
Unique Mistique may well be all the rage here but I believe the Toby Edmonds-trained FILTERS can give the nine-year-old a real fright. The four-year-old is a lightly-raced mare, having just six career starts to date but produced a super effort last start in winning her maiden on this track. Given no peace early in the 2000m event, Baylee Nothdurft took her to the lead passing the 1300m mark. Then nearing the home turn, the mare gave them the slip and shot four in front on straightening. She was never troubled in the run home and went on to win more than a length on the line. She lines up against similar grade here and should prove just as hard to run down again.


Previous Toowoomba Tips:

August 10

Race 1 - 5:14PM PLATINUM INTERNATIONAL Class 3 Plate (1300 METRES)
The Kevin Kemp-trained TEDDER AVENUE looks a class above these and if she is fit, she should be winning here. The well-bred Real Saga mare has an attractive resume that boasts three wins from her 14 career starts. Since winning her maiden here 12 starts back, the mare has missed a top-three finish on only two occasions. Two starts before being spelled, she was a comfortable winner in a Class 4 over 1800m at the Gold Coast. She resumes here after almost a year off the scene but should still prove too strong in the run home on fresh legs.
Result (2nd - $1.50 to Place)

Race 2 - 5:50PM VALE NOEL COOK BenchMark 75 Handicap (1625 METRES)
In a race with several winning chances, I am going with the locally-trained SHUDA KNOWN BETTER to get the chocolates here. Trainer Lindsay Hatch has this Pressday mare poised to strike, third-up from an eight-month break. Last start, she found the 1400m a little too short when finishing well to grab third prize behind Hellava Babe in a Class 4 at Gatton. She steps up to the mile here and is already a two-time winner at the track and trip. Ideally drawn in gate two, she will be at her peak for this and should prove hard to hold out.
Result (1st - $4.40)

Race 4 - 7:10PM MOORE TRAILERS BenchMark 62 Handicap (1100 METRES)
Another locally-trained mare, CONQUERMORE is second-up from a 10-week break and will be a lot fitter here. The Love Conquers All mare finished 3.5 lengths behind Real Patriot last start in a Class 2 over 870m when first-up but beat home the rest of field in good fashion. She did it tough, jumping from the outside gate and had to be eased at the 500m mark as she was caught very deep. She steps up to 1100m here and with that last run behind her, she looks like the one they will have to catch in the run home.
Result (1st - $6.50)

August 3

Race 1 - 4:56PM JOCKEY CELEBRATION DAY BenchMark 65 Handicap (1050 METRES)
Track specialist WALL STREET TYCOON has been in fine touch of late and third-up here looks a genuine threat. Last preparation, the Tycoon Ruler gelding ended his campaign with seven top-three finishes from his nine starts, including two solid victories before being spelled for 17 weeks. Resuming, he tried to lead all the way but was run down on the line and finished second to Colpo Di Tamburo here over 1050m. Last start, he came from behind in a Class 3 but couldn’t bridge the gap, finishing third behind Hi Fiver. This looks no harder and with those two starts under his belt, he will strip fitter here and figure in the finish.
Result (4th)

Race 2 - 5:33PM DORNBUSCH PARTNERS BenchMark 62 Handicap (1210 METRES)
Local trainer Kevin Kemp has three engaged here with WICCAN REDE looking the most likely to take the prize. Another who has a liking to the Clifford Park track, the mare has eight starts at the track on her resume with seven top-three finishes coming from them. Last start, she was second-up from a 29-week spell finished hard to grab second prize behind General Cos here in a BM60 over 1210m. She will strip even fitter here and looks the testing material at the weights.
Result (2nd - $1.85 to Place)

Race 5 - 7:30PM GDI PROPERTY GROUP Maiden Handicap (1640 METRES)
The Tony Gollan-trained NEWSTEAD is looking to break his maiden here and his recent efforts suggest he has his hoof on the til. After finishing second at Dalby three starts back, he then finished on the wrong end of a blanket finish at Rockhampton where he had to settle for fourth prize, beaten half a length on the line with plenty of excuses after jumping from the boondocks (gate 13) and running into traffic most of the way home. Then last start, he came up against a smart one in Kooky, finishing second that day, putting two lengths on the rest of the field in the process. After the claim, he carries less weight here and is drawn nicely in gate five. Going off that last run, he will be mighty hard to beat here.
Result (2nd - $1.30 to Place)

July 27

Race 3 - 6:10PM A&R REFRIGERATION Class 2 Handicap (870 METRES)
Formerly with the Desleigh Forster stable, CONQUERMORE has been thereabouts every start this preparation.  Three starts back she finished third at Ipswich, beaten half a length in a BM65 over 1200m. The filly then followed that up by finishing fourth at the Sunshine Coast on an unsuitable wet track . Last start, she unfortunately fell at the 600m mark and was then spelled for 10-weeks. First-up here, the Love Conquers All filly boasts a very strong fresh record and the 870m should suit.
Result (2nd - $1.30 to Place)

Race 4 - 6:45PM REMEMBERING PETER MCDOUGALL Class 2 Handicap (870 METRES)
Yet to miss a top-three finish this preparation, SECLUDE looks ready to bring up win number two here. Beautifully bred by Sizzling out of a Sequalo mare, the three-year-old has been beaten less than half a length at her past three starts. First-up, she finished third at Dalby then was third again, in a three-way go at Gatton. Last start, she finished even closer, when second behind Papa Jo in a Class 2 at Dalby. She maps well from gate three and should be just off the speed early. With those three runs under her belt, she should be at her peak for this. 
Result (2nd - $1.40 to Place)

Race 7 - 8:35PM PRO-CLEAR Maiden Plate (2000 METRES)
The Team Anderson Heathcote-trained CLASSIC PEARL has done everything but win at her past three starts. Second behind Picka Plumb was followed by a third placing on a heavy 10 over 1600m. Last start, it was second prize again for the three-year-old behind Whakarewarewa over 1800m. All three runs were on the Corbould Park track at the Sunshine Coast. Back on top of the ground at Clifford Park, I am expecting a better showing here. After Adin Thompson’s claim, she comes in 2kgs under the limit, carrying just 53kgs. Wit the light weight here, she will be given every possible chance to break through for her first win.
Result (4th)

July 20

Race 1 - 4:55PM ROCK TRADE INDUSTRIES BenchMark 75 Handicap (1200 METRES)
Locally-trained by Lindsay Hatch, BELLA OCCHI has her supporters tearing their hair out with her up and down performances lately. This time in, she has won three of her seven starts, but failed dismally in three of her other four runs. Two starts back, she came off finishing second last at Doomben and turned it all around on this track, winning a BM70 over 1110m. Last start, she failed again, with all conditions clearly against her. The High Chaparral mare stepped up to BM80 grade for the first time, and found the 1200m on a heavy 10 all too much. She is better than that and back on top of the ground and down in grade here, she is back in contention.
Result (unplaced)

Race 3 - 6:15PM ENTERPRISE LEGAL Ratings Band 0 - 58 Handicap (1850 METRES)
Local trainer Michael Nolan will be pleased to see his three-year-old LOTZA back on top of the ground in this. He won his maiden here four starts back on a dry track then hit a wet track next start and finished down the track. Two starts back, he finished a close-up second in a BM62 over the mile on a good 4. Last start, Nolan took him back to the city and the wet Doomben track was his nemesis again, finishing in the back half of the field. Down in grade here and back on a dry track, he shapes up as a real danger in this.
Result (3rd - $1.70 to Place)

Race 5 - 7:30PM NEIL MANSELL TRANSPORT Class 3 Plate (1000 METRES)
The small field here will suit ALLORAINE as the Tony Sears-trained filly shoots for back-to-back victories. Just seven career starts to her name, the three-year-old broke through for her first win four starts back, caning a maiden field at Ipswich where she put 4.5 lengths on them that day. She then took on a Class 2 field which proved to be a little too rich for her, finishing unplaced. Last start however, she lined-up here for her second look at the Clifford Park circuit and in a BM58 recorded another four-length win over 1050m, carrying 57kgs with Adin Thompson on board. Thompson sticks with her here, and after his claim, the Falvelon filly will carry just 53kgs here. Up in class, but down a lot in weight, she looks a real chance.
Result (4th)

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