Moruya Preview & Best Bets – 02/03/2024

Moruya Preview & Best Bets – 03/03/2024


Moruya Tips for Sunday, March 3

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



Race 8:  No.5  OCCHIATA

The Matt Dale-trained OCCHIATA is high-flying this time in and looks the best of the day. Last start, the Flying Artie mare went back-to-back when she destroyed them in a BM58 over 1400m at Nowra. With Louise Day aboard, she settled mid-field (behind a tearaway leader) and ridden patiently by Day, she reeled the leader in and raced away to put three lengths on them in the end. She steps-up to Class 2 company today and has Day sticking with her for this assignment. Winning form is good form and she looks set for the hat-trick here.



Race 2:  No.8  TICKLEBELLY  

The Scott Collings-trained TICKLEBELLY is second-up today and has shown enough in her four starts to date to suggest she is prime contender in this contest. Last start, the three-year-old filly was fresh off an 180week spell when she clobbered them in a Class 1 Hcp over 900m at Goulburn. After sharing the lead with three others on settling, she looked gone for all money on straightening but then grew another leg and came again to win by a length, going away from them over the line. Mathew Cahill was aboard that day and remains the pilot for this assignment. A repeat of that performance should see the filly hard to beat here.



Race 7:  No.2  BON FRANKIE 

To the big race of the day and one at odds here is the Braidwood galloper, BON FRANKIE who lines up looking a little over the odds and is more than capable of giving this a real shake today. Two starts back, the Bon Hoffa gelding took on a Class 3 Highway Hcp at Rosehill where he finished all over the top of them, taking out the event by a length on the line. Then last start, he finished strongly again but arrived too late for the big prize, taking home the bronze medal in a Open company over 1300m at Canberra. He is in top-shelf form this preparation and yet to miss a podium finish, (having finished second in a Class 3 Hcp, here when first-up), and Richard Bensley sticks with him today, having secured four top-three finishes with the five-year-old already. If he can find clean air in the run home, he can certainly figure in the finish and is well worth an each-way ticket here.