Albury Preview & Best Bets – 10/11/2023
Albury Tips for Friday, November 10
Our form expert provides Albury tips for today’s horse racing at Albury Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 2: No.2 MOOSHAKA ($2.45 with BoomBet)
The Nick Olive-trained MOOSHAKA is in great touch this time in and third-up today looks a serious contender for the major prize. Last start, the Pride Of Dubai mare drifted in the market ($3.50 – $6) and finished third in a BM60 over 1000m at Canberra. She settled mid-field but the front-runners clapped on the pace early and left her off the bit and out of contention as they straightened. She meets similar company today and fitter for two runs back, she can make amends in this contest.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 4: No.6 BRENLYN’S TROOPER ($5.10 with BoomBet)
Wangaratta galloper, BRENLYN’S TROOPER, pops over the border again today where he is somewhat of a track specialist now and in the wet conditions today, looks the one to beat here. Last start, the Redente gelding dropped back in grade at Kilmore and finished a more respectable third in BM58 company over 1212m. Although beaten four lengths on the day, it was still a good effort as he lumped 63.5kgs over the trip. He takes on Open company today (where he is already a two-time winner) and welcomes back Jake Duffy who has steered him to two of his four career-wins. He revels in the heavy going (with two wins and as many placings from four starts in the conditions) so the forecast Heavy 8 today should be right up his alley. He drops 8.5kgs here and with that in mind, and jumping from gate two today, he looks the testing material in this event.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 6: No.7 MISS ATHENA ($6 with Ladbrokes)
The Wodonga-based MISS ATHENA is no stranger to the Albury track and second-up today, looks right in this contest. Last start, the Not A Single Doubt mare resumed from a six-month absence and was impressive when finishing third in a Class 1 Hcp over 1300m at Wagga. With Brendan Ward aboard, she settled mid-field and finishing strongly, looked a winning chance but her condition gave out over the last 100m and she had to settle for the minor money. Ward sticks with her today where she has managed two runner-up finishes from her three previous second-up runs. Drawn much better here in gate two, she maps to settle right behind the speed and fitter for that first-up run, she can give this a real shake today.