Lismore Preview & Best Bets – Friday February 24

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Lismore Tips 24/02/2023

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



Race 1:  No.3  BEEF WEEK PRINCESS  ($2.40 with bet365)

The Daniel Bowen-trained BEEF WEEK PRINCESS has been in career-best form of late and looks well placed here for another victory. Last start, the Casino Prince mare came off an impressive win at Ballina (in BM66 company) when she stepped-up to a Class 5 challenge and wasn’t disgraced when finishing right behind the placegetters, beaten just over a length on the line. She made good ground late, running her last 600m, 4.5 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best last-start effort here. Matty McGuren was aboard that day and sticks with the mare for this contest. Her chances have been strengthened somewhat with the meeting (formerly set down for Ballina), now transferred to her home track and already a two-time winner here, she looks the testing material today.



Race 7:  No.8  DIVINE COURAGE  ($2.40 with Ladbrokes)

Team Edmonds travel south of the border today where they saddle-up DIVINE COURAGE here who sees the Lismore track for the first time and brings strong form with him. Last start, the Divine Prophet gelding was in line for the hat-trick when he took on a strong BM70 field at Doomben but came up short, finishing just behind the placegetters in the 1200m contest. Third-up that day, he ran that out, 3.7 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best last-start effort in this line-up by more than 2 lengths. Noel Callow has the ride today and from gate seven, maps to settle near mid-field. He is in great touch this time in and with a trouble-free run here, he can finish best and take home the chocolates today.



Race 6:  No.6  THE SHERPA  ($3.60 with Palmerbet)

Ballina trainer Brett Cavanough saddles-up THE SHERPA here who is second-up today and will appreciate the change of venue. Last start, the Mikki Isle gelding resumed after 10 months off the scene and trying to lead all the way, was run down in the final 50m and had to settle for third prize in a BM58 Hcp, here over 1110m. He ran a new personal best that day, covering the trip, 2.8 lengths slower than benchmark, the best last-start effort in this field by 4 lengths. Matt McGuren was in the saddle on that occasion and has the job again today. He is yet to show-up when second-up but he will strip fitter for that first-up run and the four-year-old is a more mature horse now. He produces his best on top of the ground so the forecast Good 3 today looks ideal for him. He maps to settle on the speed from gate three and should fight out the finish today.