Albury Preview & Best Bets – Friday November 4

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Albury Tips 04/11/2022

Our form expert provides Albury tips for today’s horse racing at Albury Racecourse and gives his best bets.

 

BEST BET 🏆

Race 7:  No.1  SWAGGER  ($3.60 with Palmerbet)

They’ll be coming from everywhere in this 13-strong field and among them will be the locally-trained SWAGGER who ticks enough boxes here to give the rest something to think about. Last start, the seven-year-old gelding made it a hat-trick of runner-up cheques when he beat all but one home (again) in the Stan Sadlier Stakes at Wagga. On a Heavy 8 that day, he was beaten a head on the line in the 1300m event. He ran that trip out, 5.7 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best last-start effort here. His heavy track stats make interesting reading with seven starts resulting in two wins and five minor money finishes, so he is yet to miss a podium finish in the conditions. This contest looks a lot easier today where he has more weight to carry, however he is reunited with Jordan Mallyon who is a three-time winner with the galloper and ideally drawn in gate three today, together again, they will take beating here.

 

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Race 5:  No.2  FREE MARKET  ($4.80 with BlueBet)

The Wodonga-based FREE MARKET was formerly with the Mick Price stables and today is having his second start for new trainer Debbie Delphin. Last start, he made his stable debut at Wagga where the Capitalist gelding finished mid-field (beaten two lengths) in a BM58 over 1000m on a Heavy 9 that day. He ran his last 600m, 2.2 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best here by more than 3 lengths. Shirley Hunter was aboard that day and sticks with him for this assignment. Fitter for that run, this looks no harder and with a trouble-free run today, he should be there at finish.

 

BEST VALUE 💰 

Race 3:  No.8  COME GET ME  ($8 with Unibet)

Wodonga galloper COME GET ME has tasted success on this track previously and three starts into this preparation looks in the mix here today. Last start, the Fighting Sun mare made it two out of three when she finished best to take out a BM58 over 1200m at Narrandera. With Hannah Williams aboard that day, she did well to run the trip in 1:11 on a Soft 7 which was good enough to be first past the post. Four of her five career wins have come on wet tracks so the forecast Heavy 10 today looks ideal. She is up in grade today but already a two-time winner here and down in weight, she looks a solid each-way chance in this field.