Colac Preview & Best Bets – Friday February 10

Colac Preview & Best Bets


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


Colac Tips 10/2/2023


Race 7 No. 4 EXCELLERATION – ($2.25)

The feature is the Colac Gold Cup and EXCELLERATION should be hard to beat. The lightly raced six-year-old is building an impressive record and stepped out when fresh at Flemington back in December, finishing runner-up behind Pounding. He was slowly away and held up at the top of the straight before running on strongly. Form over the 2000m is excellent with a win at Flemington and a runner-up performance from his two starts over the trip. The Richard Cully-trained galloper draws perfectly in barrier 4 and looks to be the one. 



Race 1 No. 3 DAICOS- ($3.70)

DAICOS can go close in the opener at Colac. The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained galloper has had two starts this time around and endured a tough run when resuming with a 5th at Mornington in late December before stepping out at Cranbourne on January 13, finishing runner-up behind Extravagant Choice. He kept coming that day and should take improvement, while the son of Capitalist comes in with the best last start benchmark figures of any runner. 



Race 4 No. 2 DUHLATA – ($3.80)

This looks to be a suitable assignment for DUHLATA. The four-year-old gets out to the 2000m for the first time and has been solid at his past two runs over the 1700m, with those coming at Warrnambool. The most recent of those was on January 25 and he settled handy but didn’t enjoy the clearest of runs before just missing behind Ashim. The son of Helmet went 3.3 lengths faster than standard benchmark, which is more than six lengths better than the next best last start benchmark figures of any runner. He draws perfectly in barrier 3 and gets the services of Damien Thornton, who is three from 10 for the stable, providing a 122% profit on turnover for punters. 




Race 5 No. 2 DON’T HESITATE – ($5)

DON’T HESITATE can go very close in Race 5. The four-year-old has had just the three career runs and was a winner on debut at Geelong last year. He resumed at the Rapid Racing meeting over the 1000m at Flemington on January 23 and settled handy before sticking on well for 3rd behind Smile And Wave. Improvement to come at his second run this time in and the Dan McCarthy-trained has the class to overcome the tricky barrier.