Albury Preview & Best Bets – Tuesday January 10

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Albury Tips 10/01/2023

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



Race 6:  No.4  GRAPHITE MIST  ($2.40 with Palmerbet)

Having her first start for Wangaratta trainer Ben Brisbourne, GRAPHITE MIST brings solid form into this race and off an eight-week let-up, looks well placed here to salute. Last start, the Capitalist mare looked the goods in the run home but just found the 1250m too big a task when she took home third prize in a BM58 at Ballina. Although running the trip out, 3.9 lengths slower than benchmark, that’s still the best effort in this line-up by more than six lengths. That effort was also a new personal best for the mare. Down in distance and weight here, she is ideally drawn (gate 4) to settle just off the pace and be ready to pounce in the run home. Sporting a nose roll and lugging bit for the first time today, she should take beating in this contest.



Race 4:  No.2  CONSPIRACIST  ($3.10 with Ladbrokes)

Wangaratta galloper CONSPIRACIST crosses the river today for his first look at the Albury track and third-up today looks every chance of shaking the maiden monkey here. Last start, the Capitalist gelding improved plenty from his first-up effort when he finished a close-up third in a Wangaratta Maiden over 1100m. Beaten just over a length that day, he overraced most of the way but never gave up the ghost, hitting the line strongly. Fitter for two runs back, he gets the gun-run here from gate one and maps to be box-seating on settling. Tahlia Hope is in the saddle for the second time and with a trouble-free run here, he looks a big chance of victory today.



Race 5:  No.2  BIANCO VILANO  ($3 with Neds)

Local galloper BIANCO VILANO is still in search of his first home-track win but third-up today, it can happen right here. Last start, the well-bred Foxwedge gelding wasn’t quite ready for a 1300m trip, but hung on well to take home third prize in a Class 1 Hcp at Canberra. He still ran the last 600m, 2.8 lengths quicker than benchmark which was the best last-start effort in this field. Back on home soil for his seventh attempt at scoring here, he sports more gear changes than a Paris model today with the stable swapping the winkers for blinkers in this contest and removing the front bar plates as well. Already a winner when third-up, he draws the fence here and has Nick Souquet sticking with him after five previous rides all ed to podium finishes. This looks like his best opportunity (to date) in flying home colours for the first time.