Preview & Best Bets – Murray Bridge 26 July
Our form expert provides Murray Bridge tips for today’s horse racing at Murray Bridge Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Murray Bridge 26/07/2023
BEST BET 🏆
Race 7 No. 10 WANALOAN ($4)
Tommy Stokes sent his filly WANALOAN around in a high-rating Cl2 over 1200 metres where she returned as the clear black booker from Murray Bridge. The race itself rated as a deep BM58 race with the winner Bubble Over coming into the event as 67 rater. Bubble over followed the pattern of the latter races of the day by settling towards the back before overpowering his rivals late. Meanwhile, Kayla Crowther found herself dealing with the misfortune of drawing an inside gate with Wanaloan. She had nowhere to go on turning with the pair finding themselves out the back with the field well into the straight. Crowther circled Wanaloan off the heels of the field to come storming home late to run third.
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Race 3 No. 11 CRIMSON VINE ($2.20)
Local trainer Sam Burford will be full of confidence as CRIMSON VINE steps out to contest the third race at Murray Bridge Racecourse on Wednesday. He rolled forward into a handy position between horses before finishing okay when finding space over 1400m here on resumption. Wasn’t the cleanest to jump at Gawler and ended up settling back off a slow tempo over 1500m second-up. Crimson Vine again finished okay between horses late as the early leader Bella Kathleen went all the way to score. Jumped well under Teagan Voorham last time to roll forward outside the leader. The pair got the better of Weekend Warrior back to their inside before being set upon by the odds-on pop in Prickley Prince. This would seem a similar race on paper with Crimson Vine seemingly an obvious tip for the day.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 6 No. 8 SEND IT ($10)
Local trainer Karen Byrnes has a couple of chances to find success late in the day, including SEND IT who returns from a spell. She trialled up well for Emily Finnegan who had a good hold on the filly as she coasted to the line clear of Flying’ For Us. Neither horse was asked of much in the trial with the runner-up since coming out to win here first-up a fortnight ago. Send It was a good winner when breaking her maiden over 900 metres on resumption last time in work. She’s only a little filly who had the benefit of a claim from Alana Livesey on that occasion. She is being asked to carry the weight under stable jock Emily Finnegan now, and we’ll get an idea of where Send It sits in the benchmark order after Wednesday.