Devonport Preview & Best Bets – September 18

Free expert tips for Devonport horse racing today. Preview, best bets & predictions for Devonport Racecourse on Sunday, September 18, 2022.

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


Devonport Tips 18/09/2022   


Race 5 No. 1 JEREMIAH – ($4.60)

Intriguing race coming up with the return clash of Square Doughnut and Hero Of Romani. Add JEREMIAH to the mix with 62 kilos on his back as the Bruton yard gets him out to the mile with the three runs under his belt. Jeremiah has never been asked to carry this much weight in the past with connections opting to claim with him. He is a big strong horse who should be able to get rolling around them under Bulent Muhcu. Does possess a blistering turn of foot and can rattle over these if close enough on straightening.



Race 4 No. 2 FIFE AND DRUM – ($5)

We don’t mind seeing them come back in trip, which is what we find here with FIFE AND DRUM. He’s had four runs this time in, including a tradesman-like win over 1350 metres first-up. He was away okay that day and able to stalk the speed from one-off before utilising his big stride to over-power them late. Has been awkwardly away at his past two here when stepped-up in trip to 1880 metres. Fife And Drum was able to lob forward in the race won by Eight Margaritas, showing no real sharpness in sprint himself. Daniel Ganderton opted against finding a spot nearer the fence back in the field last start. Instead, he showed the confidence to build into the race from wider with his mount again lacking a turn of foot. Blinkers going while coming back to 1650 metres from a nice draw probably suggests Ganderton will be happy to hunt closer again.



Race 9 No. 5 FREELANCER – ($10)

Up in class and down in weight while off a freshen-up might prove the catalyst for FREELANCER to return to form. Won three-in-a-row here, including two over this trip earlier this prep. Latest of those wins came as Daniel Ganderton allowed him to slide up outside the leader Coronation Keith who set a slow tempo. Freelancer was coming off a win over 1650 metres and was able to put them to the sword early into the straight. Hadn’t shown a great deal since with his run on the turf behind Tavirun, nor again when well-held in Rebel Factor’s race. Bulent Muchu gets on as Barry Campbell has Freelancer in the weights, and they may settle closer here.