Moruya Preview & Best Bets – Monday September 12

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Moruya Tips 12/09/2022

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



Race 7:  No.3  MANILA THRILLER  ($3.50 with TAB)

The Keith Dryden-trained MANILA THRILLER is in good touch this time in and looks well placed here to give this contest a real shake. Last start, the Your Song mare found the Class 3 competition a little too strong when finished just behind the placegetters (beaten less than half a length) over 1200m on a Heavy9 at Wagga. She still ran the fastest final 200m sectional for the race and covered her last 600m, 2.6 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field. Back to Class 2 company today, both her career wins have come on wet tracks so the Soft 7 conditions here should pose as no problem for the six-year-old. Drawn to do no early work from gate two, a trouble-free run here should see her hard to hold out today.



Race 3:  No.1  PLATARA  ($4 with bet365)

The locally-trained PLATARA comes off a failed city run and back on his home track today, looks far better suited in this company. Last start, the Fast ‘n’ Famous gelding was second-up off a six-month absence when he took on a Hwy Class 3 Hcp over 1200m at Randwick. In the 14-strong field, he settled near last (jumping from gate 11), on a Heavy 9 that day and couldn’t make up the ground, finishing down the track. Forget he ever went around that day. Prior to that run, he strung together five-straight podium finishes (around the country circuit), which included a winning hat-trick. Winning jockey, Billy Owen returns for today’s assignment and in a smaller field, the job will be that much easier. Already a winner when third-up, he is in this contest up to his eye teeth today.



Race 4:  No.8  BELLA BROADWAY  ($7 with Palmerbet)

The Danny Williams-trained BELLA BROADWAY is four starts into this preparation and now looks ready to win. Last start, the Shooting To Win mare showed plenty of improvement when she was fourth-up and beat all but one home in a BM58 Hcp over 1300m at Goulburn. She carried 59kgs that day which more than likely played a part on the wet track. She sees the Moruya track for the first time today and Jeff Penza has his first ride on the mare as well. She is yet to win beyond 1100m but appears to have come back a stronger and more mature galloper this time in. Already a three-time winner (from her 15 career starts, she should be rock-hard fit for this contest today and the bagmen have her at tempting odds.