Beaudesert Preview & Best Bets – Monday October 3

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



Race 5:  No.3  HAMILTON PLACE  ($3.20 with Unibet)

Gold Coast galloper HAMILTON PLACE is third-up today and ticks enough boxes here to be considered a genuine contender for this contest. Last start, the Frankel gelding was second-up off a lengthy 10-month absence when he showed plenty of improvement, finishing third in a Class 2 Hcp over 1700m on his home track. Carrying 59kgs, he ploughed through the Heavy 10 conditions and with Anthony Allen aboard, crossed the line just over a length from the winner that day. Allen sticks with him here and the step up in distance looks ideal at this stage of his preparation (already being a winner over 3200m). Yet to miss a podium finish in three previous starts in heavy going, he will take beating here in this easier assignment.



Race 6:  No.4  LOVING MISS  ($4.80 with Ladbrokes)

The Tom Button-trained LOVING MISS is second-up today and looks well-placed in country class here and should give this contest a real shake. Last start, the Love Conquers All mare was first-up off a lengthy eight-month break when she fared well, finishing third in a BM62 Hcp over 1400m at Gatton. Beaten less than a length that day, she covered the trip, 1 length quicker than benchmark, the best here by more than 2 lengths. Tiff Brooker sticks with her here after that last run and the step-up to the mile today looks suitable. Seeing the Beaudesert track for the first time, she will strip fitter for that first-up run and appears to be in the ball park against this field today.



Race 8:  No.5  LADY SHANGHAI  ($9 with Palmerbet)

The Eagle Farm-based LADY SHANGHAI is second-up today and already a winner at the track, looks right in the mix at odds here. Last start, the Nicconi mare was returning to the track after spending the previous 18 months in the paddock, and on very fresh legs, she wasn’t disgraced, finishing third in a Class 2 Hcp over 1100m at Kilcoy. Drawn wide (gate 9 of 10) that day, she was trapped wide to the turn and on straightening, Georgina Cartwright pushed her to the line and grabbed that last podium spot. Her only previous visit to Beaudesert saw her beat home a Class 2 field over 1100m six starts back. Already a winner when second-up, she will strip fitter today as Cartwright sticks with her and from an ideal draw (gate 3) she can give this field a real fright at (currently) each-way odds.