Dubbo Preview & Best Bets – Monday December 19

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Dubbo Tips 19/12/2022

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



Race 2:  No.4  TIKITIBOO  ($2.70 with Palmerbet)

Wyong galloper TIKITIBOO does the five-hour road-trip to Dubbo today where she makes her track debut and in good touch of late, can give this contest a real shake. Last start, the Starspangledbanner mare made it two-straight podium finishes when she took home another bronze medal in a Gunnedah Maiden over 1000m. No benchmarking stats are available for that meeting but beaten just half a length on the line, she did manage to post the fastest final 800m to 200 sectionals for the race. She finished strongly that day so the extra distance here looks ideal. The experienced Aaron Bullock has his first ride on the mare today and from gate one the four-year-old gets all the favours. A trouble-free run here looks like all she needs here to shake that maiden monkey and bring home the cash.



Race 4:  No.5  TELLS TAILS  ($3.60 with Neds)

Locally-trained by Clint Lundholm, TELLS TAILS is third-up today and boasting a strong track record, should take beating here. Last start, the Zoffany mare showed improvement when second-up, she beat all but one home in a BM66 Hcp over 1100m at Bathurst. She ran the trip out, 6.6 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best here by more than four lengths and set a new personal best as well. She also ran the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. Fitter for two runs back, she gets the gun-run from gate one and takes a 3kg claim to barriers. In a small field here, the scene looks set for another home-town victory today.



Race 5:  No.4  ITHICUS  ($5.50 with BlueBet)

The Brett Thompson-trained ITHICUS is the rookie of the field with just three career-starts to his name but he is an improver and is capable of improving even more here today. Last start, the well-bred Artie Schiller gelding came off a big second-up Maiden win at Narromine when he beat all but one home in a Bm58 Hcp over 1100m at Mudgee. This looks no harder and he will strip even fitter after three runs. Brooke Stower was aboard for those last two efforts and has the reins again today. Ideally drawn in gate two, the three-year-old maps to settle on speed and with fitness on his side, he could prove hard to run down.