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Toowoomba Tips March 22 – Expert racing tips for Friday races

Steve Bennett in Free Tips 18 Mar 2019
  • 3 best bets for Toowoomba races each week.
  • Previous results included.

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Our form analysts give you the expert previews for a profitable day of punting at Toowoomba Racecourse,home to Australia’s only regular twilight racing with thoroughbred action taking place every Saturday night as well as some feature meetings during the day.

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

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Toowoomba Tips - March 22


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Previous Toowoomba Tips


March 16

Race 1 - 4:46PM OAKLEIGH EARTHMOVING Class 1 Handicap (1050 METRES)
Tony Gollan’s filly MCKINLAY MISS has hit the scene as a three-year-old and so far is shaping up as a promising type. Runner-up at her first two starts, she showed it was third time lucky as she won her maiden at Ipswich last start. Jeff Lloyd pushed her forward early and after leading to the turn, she found another gear and quickly put two lengths on the field to run away with the 800m event. She has drawn wide here but should manage that in a small field. New rider in the saddle, but the experienced Alannah Fancourt has a big reputation with the Gollan stable and she can steer the filly home in this.
Result (1st - $3.20)

Race 2 - 5:19PM QUEENSLAND WATER SERVICES BenchMark 62 Handicap (1200 METRES)
He hasn’t won too many but MAC’S BOY has won two of his past four and is in career best form of late. After wins at Warwick and Dalby, he finished second behind Drum Master in a BM65 at Warwick then last start finished a gallant third (after leading early) behind Ruby Guru in a harder BM70 over 1300m at Toowoomba. He drops back in grade here and has Kenji Yoshida backing up to ride him for the 19th time. Drawn nicely in gate four, he can with this one.
Result (3rd)

Race 4 - 6:42PM WONDERLEY & HALL Class 4 Handicap (1300 METRES)
Ben Currie’s gelding is looking for a hat-trick here but I’m thinking Tony Gollan’s mare SCORCHA, who is dropping in grade here, can give him a real fright. After winning a BM70 at Toowoomba three starts back, she then was an unlucky third behind One Stryke at Doomben after being caught wide the whole trip. Then last start, she found the BM75 class a little too rich at Doomben over the short 1100m trip. She steps back up to the 1300m here and drops in class so she will find this a bit easier. I think she can out-sprint Currie’s gelding and beat him to the line.
Result (scratched)


March 2

Race 4 - 6:45PM NEIL MANSELL CONCRETE Class 3 Handicap (1050 METRES)
The locally-trained MAGIC INK is one of four last start winners here and although winless on her home track, she lines up here with a golden opportunity to break her duck at Toowoomba. First-up after a six-month break she finished off her run with a good turn of foot, finishing too well for her opposition and ran away with the race at double-figure odds. The extra trip here is only minor and won’t concern her at all. She drops 1.5kgs from that win and despite a poor second-up record, I believe she can take home the chocolates here.
Result (Unplaced)

Race 5 - 7:25PM HAPPY 65TH BIRTHDAY SUTTO Class 1 Handicap (1200 METRES)
It took him seven starts, but MISTER WARD finally broke his maiden status and he did it in style too. Fighting off a big challenge for the lead, he finally got his way and set the pace early. On the turn, Sally Sweeney asked him for another effort and he found another gear and went on to beat home the $1.30 favourite (All Up Tee Kay) by two lengths in a slowly run 1:13.2 for the 1200m trip. Sweeney remains aboard here and he carries just 1.5kgs more from that win. Jumping from gate three, he looks to lead again and can only improve on that last run.
Result (4th)

Race 7 - 8:47PM AUDI CENTRE TOOWOOMBA BenchMark 70 Handicap (1850 METRES)
To end a lack-lustre meeting, the smallest field of the night will face the starter with just five starters to contest the staying event on the card. The locally-trained BRUMBY JACK won for us here last week and I believe he can do it again here. Ridden perfectly by Skye Bogenhuber, ‘Jack’ sat second behind tearaway leader Fort Myer until the turn. He then took over and raced away to win by 3.5 lengths and could have gone around again. Drawn in gate two, he’ll have no trouble crossing to sit behind the pace, probably set by Little Red Devil drawn wide and should push forward. The short back-up and extra trip will be ideal for the six-year-old who did it so easily last start. He won’t be any flash price but he does look the winner here.
Result (2nd)

February 23

Race 1 - 5:10PM SAMIOS PLUMBING SUPPLIES Class 2 Handicap (1300 METRES)
Locally-trained by Jason Gregory, DAISY’S APART is in top form this preparation and is going for the hat-trick here. After minor placings at Ipswich and here, she went to Warwick and won her maiden at her third attempt, putting almost three lengths on the field that day. She honoured that win by doing it again last start, winning a class 1 over 1400m at the Gold Coast. She will carry a similar weight here and although drawn wide, she will prove hard to hold out again.
Result (scratched)

Race 3 - 6:25PM WIPPELLS SUBARU Ratings Band 0 - 62 Handicap (1640 METRES)
It could be a big night for jockey Skye Bogenhuber, after (hopefully) winning on Daisy’s Apart in the first, she will then try to go back-to-back aboard TALIPUS here. The nicely bred Sebring mare has hit her straps this time in and hasn’t missed a top-four finish in her past five starts. The four-year-old showed a lot of fight last start to hold her opposition at bay, going on to win that class 1 over the mile here under lights. This looks no tougher and she carries a similar weight and isn’t badly drawn in gate seven. She should settle mid-field with plenty of cover and be running home hard. 
Result (3rd)

Race 7 - 8:47PM R&D ACCOUNTING Class 5 Handicap (1640 METRES)
Can she ride a winning treble for us here? Skye Bogenhuber will be legged aboard BRUMBY JACK and he looks a real chance to break his year-long drought without a win. The six-year-old finished second behind Addicted here two starts back, then had to settle for the runner-up cheque again last start, when second behind Kopella in a BM0-60 over 1870m. He comes back to the mile here where he is a track and trip winner and comes in nicely at the weights as well. This will be Bogenhuber’s first ride on the Ken Jones-trained gelding but it could end a very successful night for the 34-year-old rider who has already ridden 640 winners to date. In a small field, Brumby Jack looks a winning chance.
Result (1st - $2.80)

February 16

Race 1 - 5:05PM NEIL MANSELL TRANSPORT Ratings Band 0 - 60 Handicap (1870 METRES) 
Locally-trained by Steve Tregea, KOPELLA now steps beyond the mile for the first time and based on his latest effort here two weeks ago, the extra trip will suit. Three starts back, he won a BM60 over 1400m at the Sunshine Coast hanging on gamely. He then finished just behind the placegetters nest start over the mile in a class 3 contest. Last start, he was caught too far back but finished on to take home third prize in a BM65 here at his home track. He drops in grade here and after the claim, he ends up right on the limit at 54kgs. Over this trip, he should prove hard to hold out.
Result (1st - $2.50)

Race 3 - 6:20PM AG RIGGING Class 4 Handicap (1210 METRES)
A dual acceptor for Doomben, trainer Troy Pascoe has opted to keep his mare STAR ADELE on her home track where she will prove mighty hard to beat. The Jet Spur mare has really hit her straps this preparation, winning two of her past three. A big win in a class 1 here was followed up with a bronze medal at Ipswich where she finished like a train but was caught too far back in the 1200m class 2 event. Pascoe then stepped her up to class 3 level and she showed no signs of stress as she finished best to take that out as well. She steps up in class again here but looks more than capable of testing this field on her home track.
Result (3rd)

Race 5 - 7:30PM JOE WAGNER GROUP Maiden Plate (1640 METRES)
Tony Gollan’s mare RABBIOSA is still a maiden after 10 race starts but is more than capable of breaking through here. The mare finished third behind Consular and The Candy Man four starts back, then next start, went one better finishing second behind The Candy Man who also went one better, winning the 1660m maiden at Doomben. Another unplaced run at the same track was followed by a much improved effort at the Sunshine Coast where she finished third behind Zouzouzalo hitting the line well. Gollan is now trying a different track and putting the mare under lights for the first time. It could pay dividends here.
Result (1st - $2.40)

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