Armidale Preview & Best Bets – 09/10/2023
Armidale Tips for Monday, October 09
Our form expert provides Armidale tips for today’s horse racing at Armidale Racecourse and gives his best bets.
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Race 4: No.4 GOBBLED ($2.90 with Palmerbet)
Coffs Harbour galloper GOBBLED has already developed a liking for the Armidale track and showing big improvement of late, looks a serious contender here today. Two starts back, the Star Witness gelding finished second in the Bowraville Cup then followed that up last start by finishing a close-up third in a strong BM83 field over 1300m at Ballina. Down in grade today, he should find this contest a lot easier with Ash Morgan remaining aboard. His three starts here over the trip ended with two wins and a runner-up prize to gloat about and with good early speed on here, he maps to be just off the pace and will be running on at the finish. His claims here make him the one to beat today.
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Race 6: No.8 RAZZLE DAZZLE ($5.75 with Bet Right)
The locally-trained RAZZLE DAZZLE has had a disruptive career and today is third-up after a year off the scene where she could challenge for a spot on the podium here. Last start, the Bull Point mare wasn’t disgraced when finishing fifth in a Class 2 Hcp over 1200m at Tamworth. Ash Morgan is re-united with the five-year-old today after one previous ride where she is nicely drawn in gate two and maps to settle back in the field. The extra trip should be ideal for her now and already a winner when third-up and a winner at the track and distance as well, she has claims here that should be respected today.
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Race 5: No.3 OUR GIRL EVE ($6.25 with Picklebet)
The Glen Innes-based OUR GIRL EVE is no stranger to this track and currently in top-shelf form, looks a solid chance of bringing up the hat-trick here. Last start, the Eurozone mare made it back-to-back wins when she did it tough but still took the honours, winning a BM58 over the mile at Tamworth with Zac Wadick in the saddle. Trapped wide most of the way, she took the turn (via the Cape), but still finished best in the 10-strong field to pick up the winner’s cheque. She steps-up slightly in grade today but drops 3kgs and has Wadick sticking with her for the contest. She is in great touch of late and should be thereabouts at the finish.