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Toowoomba Tips May 25 – Expert racing tips for Saturday races

Steve Bennett in Free Tips 24 May 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 - May 25

Race 1 - 4:50PM BLACK ISUZU UTE BenchMark 60 Handicap (1110 METRES)
Looks like a race in two (on paper at least) with Coco Monsieur set to battle it out with BELLA OCCHI who appears the better placed of the two. Just 10 career starts have reeled in four wins, with three of those here on her home track. Two starts back the High Chaparral mare was most impressive in winning a class 3 plate here over 1050m where she put 2.5 lengths on them as an odds-on favourite ($1.80) should. Last start, she was up in grade against class 4 company but it a little rich and the 1200m possibly a bit far as well. She comes back to 1110m here and drops down in class as well and after the claim, comes in nicely at the weights. From gate 3 she will do little early and should be powering home at the end. 

Race 2 - 5:30PM TRACKSPARES BenchMark 70 Handicap (1210 METRES)
At the weights, the Lindsay Hatch-trained PIERIDAE looks the pick of the crop here. Two starts back, the Hinchinbrook mare actually beat home a class 3 field, leading all the way to finish a length in front of them, only to be disqualified for weighing in light. She then looked lost at seas on the Ipswich track where she was box-seating at one stage before weakening to finish unplaced in another class 3 over 1100m. After the claim here, she will carry 4kgs less than that last start and back on her home track, I believe she can bounce back against this field.

Race 4 - 6:35PM JRS MANUFACTURING Class 3 Handicap (1300 METRES)
Another locally-trained gelding who looks well-placed is ROMACASH who is in line for a hat-trick here. Two starts back, the four-year-old grey just got the nod at the Sunshine Coast in a BM62 over 1400m. Unwanted in the market, he jumped from the outside gate (8) and dropped back to the tail early. The widest runner on the turn, he finished best out wide to grab the win from race favourite Say I Cee You to take the prize at double-figure odds. Last start, he stepped up to the mile and was even more impressive when beating home the class 2 field by 2.5 lengths while under 59.5kgs. After Aidin Thompson’s claim, he carries 4kgs less than his last start and although dropping back to the 1300m trip here, he still looks the one to beat.

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May 18

Race 1 - 4:52PM WHOLESALE HORSEWEAR HOUSE Class 3 Plate (1000 METRES)
Kevin Kemp’s filly DYNAMISANTE has been in good touch of late and this looks an ideal challenge for her. Her 10 starts have resulted in three wins and three minor placings with her past three starts standing out the most. After winning a class 3 at Ipswich by almost two lengths, she then lined up in similar company here where she beat all but the Lindsay Hatch-trained Bella Occhi home over 1050m. Kemp stepped her up to class 5 grade last start where she wasn’t disgraced, finishing third behind Spirit’s Pride and Quick Ketch. That’s good form coming into this class 3 event. There is plenty of early pace here so what Emma Ljung decides to do could play a huge role in the outcome. She is definitely in the mix.
Result (2nd)

Race 2 - 5:25PM HELLO HARRY Class 1 Handicap (1200 METRES)
A real mixed-bag of chances line up here and I like one who should be around the each-way mark. Fitter for two runs back, TROOPER KELLY may find this a little easier than his past two runs. Resuming from a 29-week break, he finished down the track in a QTIS three-year-old Hcp here over 1200m. He showed good improvement second-up when finishing fifth, beaten less than three lengths on an unsuitable heavy track that day. A good 4 is predicted for Saturday night which he much prefers and third-up he should strip even fitter and be there when it matters.
Result (3rd)

Race 3 - 6:00PM BRISBANE RIVERVIEW HOTEL Maiden Handicap (1300 METRES)
Unlucky for some, FOXLEIGH has racked-up 13 starts to date without success but I think her luck could change here. Locally-trained by Matt Cropp, she has stepped out onto the Clifford Park track seven times and has finished with no less than four minor prizes. First-up this preparation, she finished a close-up third in a maiden won by Coco Monsieur then followed that up with a similar result at Dalby behind Hey Doll. Her last start should simply be forgotten. Sitting behind the pace, on the fence, she pulled hard to the turn, then was blocked for a run to the 100m mark where Tegan Harrison had to pull her around three sets of heels. The Animal Kingdom mare also didn’t look too happy with the winkers on and it appears Cropp agrees as he has swapped the winkers for blinkers here for the first time. Alannah Fancourt gets her first ride on the mare here and with better luck in running, she just might beat this lot home.
Result (1st - $3.50)

May 11

Race 2 - 6:10PM ENTERPRISE LEGAL BenchMark 75 Handicap (1100 METRES)
Formerly with the Ben Currie stable, EIGHT OVER is having his first start for new trainer Lindsay Hatch and shapes up here as a serious contender. Since resuming this preparation, he won his first three starts (all here on his home track) where he has celebrated all five of his victories. He had excuses last start when finishing third to Killerman’s Run (beaten just over a length). He was bumped at the start and was held up in the run home as well. Back to his home track here where he is four from five at the track and trip and with no early speed inside him, he should be sitting near the pace. Watch for him in the run home.
Result: 3rd

Race 3 - 6:50PM COCA COLA AMATIL BenchMark 60 Handicap (1625 METRES)
A track and distance specialist, DINISTY is third-up here and looks the one to beat. The Onemorenomore mare won two on the trot over the mile here last preparation only to be denied a third straight win by Rosendahl Red in her next start. Last start, she was second-up and finished well to take third prize behind a fast finishing Smokey Diamond in a class 3 over 1400m at Dalby. Fitter for those two runs, she lines up here with a resume boasting three wins and a second placing from four starts at the track and trip. Drawn ideally in gate two, she will prove hard to hold out here.
Result: 4th

Race 5 - 8:00PM FURNEYS Class 3 Plate (1300 METRES)
Another track specialist here is TISANI MAGIC who is yet to miss a top-three finish from six starts at the track, winning three of those. The Raheeb gelding finished runner-up in three straight races before enjoying a four-week let-up. He then returned to the track (last start), and wasn’t disgraced, finishing fifth (of 12) behind Sofie’s Gold Class, beaten less than two lengths over the 1200m trip. He returns to his home track where he has recorded all three of his career wins and he will prove hard to beat in the run home.
Result: Won ($1.50)

May 4

Race 3 - 6:05PM RAY BUNCH MACHINERY QTIS Three-Years-Old Maiden Handicap (1050 METRES)
Looks like a race in two with Angels Of Fenway and MIYAKO ODORI set to fight it out. The pair of them filled the minor placings last start behind Galianno Hot Shot with only one length separating the three of them. Miyako Odori has had five race starts for four minor placings. The Top Echelon filly likes to sit on the pace and has shown plenty of fight in her racing. Last start she gave Angels Of Fenway a good two lengths start and in the run home tended to hang in, despite wearing winkers. She meets Angels Of Fenway 1.5kgs better here which could be the difference in the end.

Race 4 - 6:40PM ROCK TRADE INDUSTRIES QTIS Two-Years-Old Maiden Plate (1300 METRES)
The Tony Gollan-trained PULL ANCHOR has managed a top three finish at all three of her race starts and that can all change here. On debut at Doomben, she sat back in the field and rattled home to finish third, then a change of tactics next start saw her settle just behind the pace and was crowded for room on the turn before pushing the leader all the way home to finish third again, beaten less than half a length. Last start, she looked 100-1 on the turn at Rockhampton. In the big field of 16, she ran into more traffic than peak hour on the Harbour Bridge, but still managed to weave her way through to finish third, within a length of the winner. She faces a field half that size here and is drawn nicely in gate two. A change of rider sees regular stable hoop Alannah Fancourt in the saddle for this and with a trouble-free run, it could see the Husson filly break through for a win.
Result: 3rd

Race 7 - 8:15PM TOOWOOMBA TRUCK SALES Class 1 Handicap (1880 METRES)
A small field to end the meeting here and the locally-trained DELANEY’S DESIRE looks set to turn it around with a short seven-day back-up. Trainer Matt Cropp is testing the Drumbeats mare of more ground each run and this could be what she’s looking for. Two starts back on this track, she dropped back to last then on the turn had to pull very wide to circle the field. It cost her in the end, although she hit the line nicely to finish just behind the placegetters. She has been disappointing of late but I believe she is worth another chance here.
Result: 2nd

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