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Coonamble Tips for Sunday, October 08

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



Race 8:  No.2  STROMBUS  ($3.50 with BlueBet)

The John O’Shea-trained STROMBUS has won three of his past six starts (all in the city) and looks well placed here to take home the Cup today. Last start, the Territories gelding took the turn last of the 13 runners and was held-up until finding clean air inside the final 250m but the bird had flown by then, leaving him mid-field, three lengths off the winner that day. He gets all the favours here as he jumps from gate one today and has Aaron Bullock in the saddle. His first look at the track could be a winning one here.



Race 4:  No.8  TALKACHINO  ($3.40 with Picklebet)

Dubbo visitor, TALKACHINO, is unbeaten in two starts this preparation and although stepping up in Class today, still looks a genuine winning chance in this contest. Last start, the five-year-old came off his maiden win (on debut after 15 months off the scene) when he franked that effort by taking out a Class 1 over the mile on his home track. With Jake Pracey-Holmes in the saddle, he jumped from the outside gate (12) and with 59kgs to carry, he did it easy in the end, crossing the line almost two lengths ahead of the field. Pracey-Holmes sticks with him today and while it is a class rise here, he does drop 4kgs for the event and he gets the gun-run from gate one, putting him right into the thick of things. He will take beating.



Race 3:  No.7  SIMPLY XTRAVAGANT  ($4.20 with Palmerbet)

The Brett Robb-trained SIMPLY XTRAVAGANT is in white-hot form this time in and looks set to bring up the hat-trick today. Last start, the Xtravagant mare came off a Class 1 victory on her home track at Dubbo when she stepped-up to Class 2 company and made it two-straight that day. Clay Gallagher steered her home in that event and sticks with her for this assignment. The former Victorian galloper hasn’t looked back since making the move to the Robb stable, finding the podium in all three starts for her new trainer. Winning form is good form and with those three runs under her belt, she should be at her peak for this contest.