Alice Springs Preview & Best Bets – Saturday August 6
Our form expert provides Alice Springs tips for today’s horse racing at Alice Springs Racecourse and gives his best bets.
ALICE SPRINGS Tips 06/08/2022
BEST BET 🏆
Race 5 No. 7 SPEED WHEEL – ($2.60)
Most of these lined up against each other last start with SPEED WHEEL racing best of the rest outside of the winner. We do rate the maiden they all came out of being that we backed the winner of that event in Brat. It led clearly to go all the way and score at just his second start on the sand. Loved the way Speed Wheel put herself into the race behind the leader for Sonja Wiseman, showing no trouble in racing up here for the first time. Wiseman gave her mare the dream run along the fence as the leader kicked and Speed Wheel was good enough to keep going.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 4 No. 2 ROUGHLY – ($5.50)
The Philip Cole trained ROUGHLY has opened a rough old quote for a horse who knocked most of these off last start. The mare did it the hard way too with Casey Hunter just trying to keep her mount balanced and happy while posted three wide without cover. Roughly has fought strongly from her on-pace position into the straight, There to be beaten the whole way, Hunter found plenty out of Roughly to come away again approaching the line. Seeing is believing and while we may not be getting the 20’s about her this time, Roughly is still well-priced to repeat the dose.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 2 No. 9 GOLDEN RIPPLES – ($9)
Former South Australian trained galloper GOLDEN RIPPLES finds a limited race in which to break through again. The mare has teased punters with glimpses of ability while coming out of the Chris Bieg yard, and later again when trained at Gawler by the Searle team. Perhaps the Red Centre is where Golden Ripples may find her niche as evidenced in her three Alice Springs runs to date. Faced pressure early when overcome by Ananagram over the sharp 1000 metre distance here last time out. We’ve suggested backing Golden Ripples as she got out to a 1400 metre trip in the past so we’re confident she will enjoy this six-furlong tempo a little more than last start.