Dubbo Preview & Best Bets – Monday January 9

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Dubbo Tips 09/01/2023

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



Race 5:  No.1  BRITISH STATESMAN  ($2.10 with Neds)

Bathurst galloper BRITISH STATESMAN makes his racing debut today and going by his last trial effort, they may struggle to catch him here. The stable have been very patient in preparing him for his first race after four trials, which have spanned over the past 12 months. The three-year-old is by Irish sire Churchill out of an Exceed And Excel mare and showed plenty of promise at his most recent trial which he won by eight lengths (under a hold by Brooke Stower). Being gelded (prior to that last trial) appears to have done the trick. Stower sticks with him for his first race today and he will still need a little luck in running after drawing gate ten. Watching with interest today, he looks the testing material here.



Race 4:  No.7  IN THE ROAD  ($7 with Ladbrokes)

In career-best form this time in, the Clint Lundholm-trained IN THE ROAD is yet to miss a podium finish in his past four starts and looks well placed here to add another stat to her resume today. Last start, the Power Of Destiny mare beat all but one home in a 900m sprint at Wellington. Beaten less than half a length that day, she carried 59kgs after William Stanley’s claim and did well to claim second prize as she was never on the track from her wide gate and covered more ground than Bourke & Wills. It was a similar story the start prior to that where she again drew the outside gate (10) and covered so much extra ground but still managed to grab third prize over 1000m on this track. Today, she finally draws a gate and gets the gun-run from gate one. Stanley sticks with her here and after the claim, she carries 4kgs less today. With a trouble-free run, she can give this a real shake at odds.



Race 6:  No.9  ROCK THE DREAM  ($11 with Palmerbet)

The Scott Singleton-trained ROCK THE DREAM is third-up here and ticks enough boxes to make a case for this contest today. Last start, the Deep Field mare improved many lengths when finishing fifth in a BM58 over 1200m at Tamworth. Beaten just three lengths in the 14-strong field, they went just a little too quick for her as she only started to tackle the task late. The scene looks set today as she steps-up to the 1400m where she is a two-time winner. Rachael Murray has her second ride on the mare who is also a two-time winner when third-up. She sees the Dubbo track for the first time today but at her current odds, she looks well worth an each-way ticket here.