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Muswellbrook Tips 06/02/2023

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



Race 2:  No.7  PINKY  ($2.40 with Ladbrokes)

Annabel Neasham saddles-up PINKY here who looks much better placed today and is capable of taking out this event. Last start, the three-year-old filly took on city class company in a BM64 Hcp over 1550m at Canterbury where she was beaten out of a place on a Heavy 8 that day. Finishing fifth (just two lengths away from victory), she ran the trip out, 3 lengths slower than benchmark, setting a new personal best and the best effort in this field by more than two lengths. Alysha Collett rode the filly to her Maiden win, first-up three starts back and returns to the saddle for today’s assignment. She jumps from gate seven today and maps to settle better than mid-field with cover. Scratched from yesterday’s Goulburn meeting, she should take beating here.



Race 5:  No.1  FINAL STATEMENT  ($3.20 with Palmerbet)

The Luke Pepper-trained FINAL STATEMENT makes his track debut here and looks the goods for victory today. Last start, the Press Statement gelding improved from his first three runs this time in and beat all but one home in a BM58 Hcp over 1400m at Tamworth. He ran out his last 600m, 1.6 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field. Arron Bullock was aboard that day and sticks with the four-year-old for this contest. Rock-hard fit after those four runs, he draws perfectly in gate two today and should take beating here.



Race 6;  No.8  OUR COUSIN AL  ($16 with Neds)

One for the value hunters today is the Stephen Farley-trained OUR COUSIN AL who ticks enough boxes here to be considered a real each-way chance. Last start, the Redente gelding came off an impressive Class 3 win at Port Macquarie when he finished mid-field at Scone with excuses. Jumping from gate 10 of 14, he was never on the track, settling back in the field, three-deep without cover. On straightening, he was the widest of them and despite covering more ground than the early explorers, he still finished well enough to be beaten less than 2.5 lengths on the line. He has drawn wide again, but rises in trip and should strip fitter today after two runs back. Grant Buckley returns for the ride and he boasts a win and four minor placings from eight rides on the six-year-old. If he can cross early and find cover, he can give this a real shake at juicy each-way odds today.