Kilcoy Preview June 29 – Thursday Best Bets & Tips
Kilcoy Tips 29/06/2023
Our form expert provides Kilcoy tips for today’s horse racing at Kilcoy Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 8: No.9 SECRET MEMO ($2.60 with Neds)
Emily Lang and the O’Dea and Hoysted team pair-up again here with SECRET MEMO now three starts back and sporting a major gear change, looks a worthy contender for the main prize in this contest. Last start, the Capitalist filly tried leading all the way again but found the BM65 grade a little too strong at the Sunshine Coast. Down in grade here and returning to Country class competition, this contest should prove a little easier today as Lang is legged aboard her for the first time. Ideally drawn in gate three, she maps to lead them on settling but today might choose to take a sit behind a couple of other early speedsters drawn outside her in this event. The stable have decided to fit the tongue tie on her for the first time and approaching her peak after those three runs, she could prove a hard nut to crack here.
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Race 3: No.2 HE’S THE NEWS ($2.40 with Picklebet)
The Kelly Schweida-trained HE’S THE NEWS has found his mojo this campaign and looks a serious contender in this contest. Last start, the Press Statement gelding made it win number four when fourth-up, he beat home a BM60 field over 1400m at Beaudesert. He drew the outside gate (8) that day and travelled three-wide without cover most of the way, but still proved too strong in the run home. He meets similar company today and has Justin Huxtable returning for today’s assignment. He has the outside gate again but in the small field he should have little trouble in crossing and finding a favourable sit in running. Back-to-back wins are a distinct possibility here.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 7: No.8 STERLINGTON ($3.80 with bet365)
The O’Dea & Hoysted team saddle-up STERLINGTON here who is back in good touch and third-up today looks set to continue with the good form this time in. Last start, the Whittington gelding came off his Maiden win at Beaudesert where he finished third in a BM0-58 Hcp over 1200m at Dalby. With Emily Lang backing-up from that maiden winning ride, the galloper jumped from gate nine (of ten) and was never closer than four horses from the fence. Lang did well to get the five-year-old on the podium at all. Much better drawn today in gate four, he maps to settle better than mid-field, with cover this time and fitter for two runs back, he should be thereabouts near the line today.