Corowa Preview & Best Bets – Monday October 31

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Corowa Tips 31/10/2022

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



Race 5:  No.13  ANDIRON  ($5 with Palmerbet)

Lindsay Park are represented by ANDIRON here and sporting a gear change, she looks right in this contest today. Last start, the Nicconi filly was having her third race-start when she finished just behind the placegetters in a Three-Year-Old Maiden over 1200m on the synthetic tack at Pakenham. She covered that trip, 4.6 lengths slower than benchmark, a new personal best for her and the best in this field by 7 lengths. The stable have replaced the winkers with the full blinkers today and after the claim, she comes in well at the weights, carrying 2kgs under the limit. Fitter for three runs now, if she gets a trouble-free run here, she should prove hard to beat.



Race 7:  No.2  SMUGGLER’S RUN  ($3.20 with Neds)

Canberra galloper SMUGGLER’S RUN resumes here and sporting a solid first-up record, may take some beating today. Last start, the Wanted gelding ended a short campaign finishing unplaced in a BM70 Hcp over 1300m on his home track. Beaten four lengths that day, he still set a new personal best, running the trip out, 5.4 lengths slower than benchmark, more than 4 lengths quicker than this field. The Weston & Nisbet stable have made several gear adjustments to the blinkers today to further improve the five-year-old’s chances here. He comes off a recent trial where he finished second on a Heavy 9 that day. Already a winner of two of his three first-up runs, he looks in the mix here to make his track debut a winning one.



Race 3:  No.1  ROCKIN’ SHAMUS  ($3.80 with Palmerbet)

Trained at Wagga by Wayne Carroll, ROCKIN’ SHAMUS Sees the Corowa track for the first time today and looks primed for a winning debut here. Last start, the Shamus Award gelding was second-up and took home the bridesmaid’s purse for the second consecutive time, beating all but one home in a Class 1 Hcp over 1400m on his home track. He set a new personal best that day, running the trip out, 8.2 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best last-start effort here. Nicely drawn here, he’ll do no early work from gate two and fitter for two runs back, he looks a genuine contender for the major prize today.