Bathurst Preview & Best Bets – 24/09/2023

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Bathurst Tips for Sunday, September 24

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



Race 4:  No.6  TOKYO RUN  ($3.40 with Picklebet)

The locally-trained TOKYO RUN has his second start for new trainer Dean Mirfin today and back on home soil, looks in the mix for victory. Last start, the three-year-old made it two-straight podium finishes when he beat all but one home in a Kembla Grange Maiden over 1600m, beaten a head on the line with Ash Morgan in the saddle. The stable are fitting winkers for the first time here as Morgan sticks with the gelding. Mirfin throws caution to the wind today as he takes on Class 1 company as a maiden but drops in weight as he steps-up in distance. Fitter for two runs back, he looks a main contender for the major prize.



Race 7:  No.9  SPALTET  ($8.50 with Palmerbet)

Bjorn Baker saddles-up a trio of runners for this year’s Cup as we run with SPALTET who looks the value-runner of the race today. Last start, the Savabeel gelding made it two-straight third-up victories when he beat home a BM72 field over the mile on his home track at Warwick Farm. Ridden further forward that day (under instructions from Baker), Nash Rawiller had him settled outside the leader and after taking over inside the final 300m, he held them all at bay, crossing the line a length ahead of the field. That was an impressive trial for this contest as Mitchell Bell has the job today. He has drawn wide here but if he jumps with them, he can cross and settle better than mid-field. Just a little luck in running today and he could be on the podium at good odds.



Race 5:  No.5  PYROMANIA  ($10 with bet365)

The Bjorn Baker-trained PYROMANIA is third-up today and sporting a major gear change, he can give this contest a real shake at odds. Last start, the Snitzel gelding came off a first-up podium finish when he put in a disappointing effort at Nowra, finishing mid-field in a BM58 over 1100m. He had the blinkers removed for that run, which has led to the stable putting them back on for this assignment. Mitchell Bell returns for his second ride on the four-year-old who is well placed here in gate four and maps to be just behind the speed on settling. Fitter for two runs back and off a short back-up, he makes his Bathurst debut today and looks well worth an each-way ticket here.