Gundagai Preview April 16 – Sunday Best Bets & Tips
Gundagai Tips 16/04/2023
Our form expert provides Gundagai tips for today’s horse racing at Gundagai Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 5: No.6 SMOKIN’ COD ($3.65 with BoomBet)
The Wagga-based galloper SMOKIN’ COD is high-flying this time in and looks all set to continue that trend today. Last start, the Cluster filly came off consecutive minor placings when she did best to take out a Class 1 contest over 1400m at Albury. She finished strongly that day, running her final 600m 4 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field. She also posted the fastest final 800m, 600m and 400m sectionals for the race. Shaun Guymer sticks with her today and rock-hard fit after three runs back, she looks the testing material here.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 4: No.6 HURRICANE CONI ($4.80 with Bet Right)
Queanbeyan galloper HURRICANE CONI is second-up today and sporting a gear change, looks set to go one better today. Last start, the Nicconi gelding was fresh off an 18-week spell when he beat all but one home, in a Maiden Plate over 1000m at Wagga. He settled back in the field that day but made up good ground in the run home, running the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals in the process. Nick Souquet returns for the ride and with a trouble-free run here, looks genuine contender today.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 7: No.3 SCARLET PRINCE ($3.40 with Picklebet)
Mitchell Beer saddles-up SCARLET PRINCE for this year’s Cup and with a perfect preparation, looks right in the mix today. Last start, the Casino Prince gelding had no luck when finishing fourth in the Listed Albury Cup over the 2000m journey. He settled back in the field and ran into trouble when trying to secure a clean passage home. Alysha Collett eventually had to cross heels and once clear, the four-year-old finished off nicely, just missing a podium finish that day. Nick Souquet returns here for this assignment after his last ride on the gelding was a victory in a BM70 Hcp at Canberra. Better drawn here, he maps to settle just behind the pace from gate five and after three starts back, should be at his peak and ready to challenge for the silverware today.