Preview & Best Bets – Mount Gambier Wednesday 05 July
Our form expert provides Mount Gambier tips for today’s horse racing at Mount Gambier Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Mount Gambier 05/07/2023
BEST BET 🏆
Race 4 No. 4 ACTION IN CAIRNS – ($3.20)
Dom Tourneur aims for three wins in a row with classy local mare ACTION IN CAIRNS as she steps out for her third run this prep. There was good speed up front as to be expected when Tourneur settled back in the field with Action In Cairns racing first-up over 900 metres. The pair cut the corner to race away inside the dog leg to record a convincing win on the heavy 10 track. Settled a little closer second-up as the pace wasn’t quite so furious over the 1200 metres here. Dom once again cut the corner with Action In Cairns fending off the challenge of Detnaw who was resuming. Trainer Michael O’Leary has his mare racing in great form of late and she looks well-placed again.
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Race 6 No. 1 YARDSTICK – ($4.40)
Murray Bridge horseman Mathew Seyers won’t get too many better chances to see his charge YARDSTICK find a breakthrough win. He takes Yardstick up to Mount Gambier Racecourse on Wednesday where he strikes a thin race while stripping fitter third-up. The horse is a proven non-winner yet has come back well enough following a trial win at home. His third-placing to Notifies on resumption gave hope that maybe Yardstick is on track to pick-up a win this prep. He wasn’t the best away second-up at Balaklava before just battling. He has run well here in the past on a heavy track and his best is good enough to be winning this.
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Race 7 No. 2 BADONKIDONK – ($7.50)
Should think that BADONKIDONK is simply the best horse in this race, we just don’t really know where he’s at for a first-up assignment tomorrow. We do have some clues to go with as trainer Darryl Dodson has taken the blinkers off while booking top claiming apprentice Ryan Houston for the ride. Badonkidonk ran a slashing race to run third in a harder 1400 metre event when racing first-up last time in. We’ll find out tomorrow if he can handle the deep track, and Badonkidonk is a city-class horse who is looking for further.