Dubbo Preview & Best Bets – Sunday September 11

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Dubbo Tips 11/09/2022

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



Race 3:  No.5  REBEL’S EDGE  ($2.90 with Unibet)

Muswellbrook galloper REBEL’S EDGE sees the Dubbo track for the first time today and looks a solid winning chance here. Last start, the Rebel Dane gelding flew home to just miss the major prize when finishing second in a Hwy Class 2 Hcp over 1400m at Rosehill. Fourth-up that day, he ran a new personal best, covering the trip, 3.1 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best effort in this field. That was his third podium finish this preparation and he now knocking on the door for his third career win. Aaron Bullock has the reins today as the four-year-old returns to country racing. The step up in distance looks ideal for him and he should prove hard to hold out here.



Race 4:  No.5  DALAVIN  ($3.30 with Ladbrokes)

Local galloper DALAVIN has won almost half of his 13 race starts and thrives in wet conditions which puts him right in the mix for this contest. Last start, the Fast ‘n’ Famous gelding brought up the hat-trick when he took out the Cup Sprint Prelude, here over 1120m. He posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for that race as he crossed the line two lengths clear of the rest. Four starts here on his home track have resulted in two wins and a minor placing and he is a three-time winner over the 1100m as well. Five of his six wins have come on wet tracks so conditions today (Heavy 9) look ideal. Clayton Gallagher has saluted on the five-year-old four times previously and remains on board today. He maps to settle near the speed from gate seven and looks the testing material in this field.



Race 7:  No.3  PRINCE OF HELENA  ($6 with Palmerbet)

Victorian visitor PRINCE OF HELENA is in outstanding form this preparation and looks a major threat to taking out today’s Cup. Last start, the Sidestep gelding ran an honest race at The Valley and managed a podium finish, taking home third prize on the day. He ran a very impressive last 600m by running it, 10 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up by more than 9 lengths. He is well drawn here in gate four and maps to settle in the first half-dozen. Jake Duffy has a wealth of experience with the six-year-old, having 16 rides on him already, resulting in five wins and eight minor placings and he is back today for this contest. He may be on debut at the track but both horse and jockey boast glowing resumes and the Gundagai Cup winner is still showing each-way odds with the bagmen. He is our Best Value runner for the day.