Forbes Tips August 3

Steve Bennett Steve Bennett
Forbes Tips


Looking for Forbes horse racing tips today? Our NSW form expert previews racing from Forbes Racecourse and gives his best bets and predictions.

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Just four career starts for SUPERBELLAA but the three-year-old is off to a good start, winning two of them. After winning on debut at Canberra, she then stepped up to the Listed Woodlands Stakes (for two-year-old fillies) at Rosehill where she couldn’t match it with them. Following that, she dropped back to a two-year-old Hcp at Randwick and that day, the heavy track beat her in the end. She led on settling and even ran the quickest 800m-400m sectional, but finished unplaced, beaten three lengths on the line. Then last start, she returned to country racing at Wellington and sent out a red-hot $1.85 chance, gave her supporters no cause for alarm, winning the Class 3 event by more than a length that day. She is drawn a little wide here (gate 9) but has an abundance of early gate speed and will probably use it to lead or at least be on the pace. Jay Ford is aboard again after steering the filly to her maiden win at Canberra, so he will be looking to keep his winning record intact. She does look well-placed here and should take catching today.


Gosford trainer Luke Hilton has made the 400klm trek to Forbes with HIGHLY DESIRED carrying the hopes of the stable with him today. The Wanted gelding has a solid strike rate which shows five wins and as many minor placings from 21 starts. After two close-up minor placings, he then finished off his last preparation, failing badly in the Provincial Championship Qualifier at Hawkesbury, beaten 15 lengths on the day. Hilton sent him to the paddock for four months and after two barrier trials, the six-year-old returned to the track at Wellington two weeks ago. He led the Open Class field that day and set a solid pace but was beaten on the line to finish second in the 1400m contest. He steps up to the mile here where he boasts a win and two minor placings at the trip. Already a two-time winner when second-up, he is drawn nicely in gate six and Mikayla Weir sticks with him as well. He should lob in front from that gate and dictate the race from there. Fitter for that first hit-out, if he dominates from the front, he could prove hard to run down today.



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