Bathurst Preview & Best Bets – Tuesday October 18

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Bathurst Tips 18/10/2022

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



Race 3:  No. 5  FOR DA BOYS  ($6 with Unibet)

The Wayne Martyn-trained FOR DA BOYS is in good touch of late and looks in the mix for this assignment. Last start, the Zoffany gelding just found the 2200m a bit far when finishing a close-up third in the BM58 contest at Dubbo. No stats are available for that run but did show plenty of spirit in the run home as four of them battled it out over the final 200m with less than a half a length separating them on the line. Alysha Collett has her first ride on the six-year-old today as he sees the Bathurst track for the first time. Now six starts into this preparation, he should be rock-hard fit for this event and looks good value in this field.



Race 7:  No.4  PROPHET’S PRIDE  ($5 with Palmerbet)

A gear change and a good gate puts Canberra galloper PROPHET’S PRIDE right into the firing line here for a first-up victory. Last start, the Divine Prophet mare ended her last campaign with an ambitious shot when she lined-up in the Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes (2000m) at Randwick. Clearly outclassed on the day, she led to the turn, but then stopped as if shot and finished a distant last in the event. She has enjoyed a 32-week break since then and boasts a solid first-up record with a win and a runner-up finish from her two previous fresh runs. Jordan Mallyon is in the saddle today and gets the gun-run from gate one. The four-year-old maps to settle on-speed here but could opt to take a sit with plenty of early speed outside her today. Placed in a recent Canberra trial and sporting a tongue tie for the first time, she can give this a real shake.



Race 6:  No.3  MONEY NOT MY GOD  ($10 with BlueBet)

Narromine galloper MONEY NOT MY GOD has been in great touch this preparation and back to a more favourable distance today, looks a real threat here. Last start, the Headwater gelding came off a hat-trick of top-two finishes when he dropped back to the 1000m trip and clearly found it too short for him. They set a solid pace from the outset and he just couldn’t go with them, finishing unplaced, beaten three lengths on the line. Back to the 1300m here, his only win to date came over this trip, (three starts back in a Forbes Maiden), he has Anthony Cavallo sticking with him today and should get the favours from gate two. A trouble-free run here could see him issuing a challenge in the run home, at odds today.