Geelong Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday October 19
Our form expert provides Geelong tips for today’s horse racing at Geelong Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Geelong Tips 19/10/2022
BEST BET 🏆
Race 6 No. 4 MINSK MOMENT- ($3.50)
MINSK MOMENT should be hard to beat in Race 6 after a first up effort that saw him finish a close up 4th behind Remarque at Rosehill on September 10 over the 1100m. The Chris Waller-trained galloper settled back that day and worked into it before closing off well. He comes into this second up and while it is third up when he tends to peak, the likelihood of a drying track brings him right into it. The son of I Am Invincible must be respected with James McDonald on board.
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Race 7 No. 3 GRAND PIERRO- ($6.50)
The three-year-olds feature in the Geelong Classic and we will see a few of these in action in the Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington later this month. GRAND PIERRO comes out of the right form race, finishing 5th behind Mr Maestro in the Super Impose Stakes (1800m) on October 1, beaten three lengths. He produced the second fastest last 200m in the Super Impose and achieved a career peak by going 7.9 lengths faster than standard, which are the best figures that any horse in this race has produced. He will get back from barrier 14 but looks like he wants the 2200m and he should be strong late in the piece.
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Race 9 No. 1 TURAATH- ($5.50)
TURAATH looks to be the testing material in the Black Pearl Stakes. She carts the 60kg but is the class in the race and was solid despite the drift in the market when resuming with a 5th behind Literary Magnate at Group 3 level over the 1200m on Caulfield Guineas day. She was held up in the straight but stuck on well in a nice return. At her last campaign she was 3rd behind Marabi when second up before placing 4th at Group 1 level in the Futurity Stakes (1400m). With improvement from her first up run she should be hard to beat.
BEST VALUE 💰(EACH-WAY)
Race 2 No. 13 PITCHANUN- ($8.50)
PITCHANUN shapes as a solid chance in Race 2 of the day at Geelong. The Danny O’Brien-trained mare has been around the mark without much luck in her four runs this time in and stepped out off a five-week break at Flemington on September 18, running 3rd over the 1800m on a Heavy track behind Parisian Dancer. That horse has since gone on to score again. The daughter of Savabeel went 1.6 lengths faster than standard in that run, which are the best last start figures of any runner, while she has gone faster than standard at her past three. She tends to hold her form and likes her runs spaced. Barrier 5 looks perfect and Blake Shinn takes the ride.