Mount Gambier Preview & Best Bets – October 19
Our form expert provides Mount Gambier tips for today’s horse racing at Mount Gambier Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Mount Gambier Tips 19/10/2022
BEST BET 🏆
Race 2 No. 10 JUST JAZZ – ($4.80)
Strathalbyn trainer John Macmillan brings the A-Grade form to the second event with JUST JAZZ. She’s racing well in the provincials this time in, and it’s nice to see her put a prep together. She was okay in her first-up run at Gawler where she didn’t have the sharpness to sprint with the likes of Pretentious Lass or Alpine Fun. Just Jazz ran a game race up on some good speed as Macmillan stepped her out over the mile at Balaklava second-up. The winner Melody Shine had been knocking on the door and Just Jazz hung tough for third. Led again at Gawler recently and that maiden with Prince Tikea and Vanity Star reads as a good form reference for this.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 5 No. 5 ALI ORPHAN – ($5)
Local trainer Wayne Walter has ALI ORPHAN up and about racing full of confidence of late. Has made the most of his consistency by putting two wins together, albeit on rain affected tracks. First of which came up when racing here off a seven-week break. Kate Walters gave him a peach from back of midfield to take the shortcuts home with Ali Orphan extending past the dogleg. The pair were always trucking when out to this class on a Soft 7 in the feature race of the day at Penola.Walters again found the short way home for Ali Orphan to go on for a strong win. Jason Benbow takes the ride as Kate elects to stick with the stablemate. Track rated a Good 4 overnight and this horse doesn’t mind the better surfaces either.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 7 No. 6 UNLIMITED ABILITY – ($6.50)
Wayne and Kate Walters send local track specialist UNLIMITED ABILITY around in a good race over the 1300 metres. Tends to roll forward in his races and he may be able to assume control early as there does not appear to be a great deal of speed here. There is some pressure coming from out wider early and we won’t be surprised to see Kate ease the tempo mid race before getting rolling again. Only just missed after leading over 1550 metres while carrying the big weight at Manangatang last time. Gets some weight relief on that run and we prefer to see him over this sort of distance.