Darwin Tips May 7

Craig Lewis Craig Lewis
Darwin Tips

See today’s horse racing tips for Darwin Racecourse. Our Northern Territory expert tipster previews Darwin races and gives his best bets.

Here are today’s Darwin Tips:

Sonja Wiseman has her eye well in and she can follow the speed here with IMA PUPPET (Best Odds Currently $3.20 with Bet365). The mare has been building towards a win and will be fitter for the three runs back. Couldn’t muster early when racing second-up, though finished strongly behind the quinella horses for Paul Denton. Found her feet much earlier when racing over 1300 meters here last start. Moved around the two leaders on turning then had no real change-up of pace once they straightened. Looking For You took the upper hand at this point to open a winning break with Ima Puppet clearly the best of the rest. Finds a good set-up today with Noble War pouring it into Northern Factor, and Wiseman can open the account early for punters.


The best of IDEAS MAN (Best Odds Currently $4.20 with BlueBet) wins this. With only one win to his name back in Adelaide, his form is much better than it reads on paper. Ideas Man had the misfortune to run into some open class gallopers on their way up. His tardy gate manners haven’t helped his cause, but jeez this boy can cruise quickly through his gears. Would love to see a jump out or something for him up there as he is a short stocky sprinter who can carry some condition. We’ll have to take on trust, as first-up last time in Ideas Man matched motors early with the flying Alleboom to only go down by around two-lengths.


It was the old 2000 metres or so back to a mile trick that saw YESUGEI (Best Odds Currently $2.90 with PlayUp) land at his maiden Darwin voyage. And yes, we missed it by that much here at Racingbase NT. Not this time though as Nicole Irwin keeps him to trip with a month between runs. Start prior Yesugei led all the way to score at any old price in a benchmark 58 race at Balaklava. The horse he knocked off that day was Comfort Girl who since went on to score impressively in town. Should expect Vanessa Arnott to stoke him up early with Yesugei racing in the zone and finding weight relief despite his to recent wins.


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