Narrandera Preview & Best Bets – Monday September 26

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Narrandera Tips 26/09/2022

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



Race 6:  No.2  SEVENTH SEAL  ($2 with Neds)

The Mitch Beer-trained SEVENTH SEAL loves it wet and with a forecast set to please, looks a the one to beat here today. Last start, the Fastnet Rock gelding sealed a sixth podium finish from eight starts this preparation when he finished second (again) in Open company over 1000m at Wagga. On a Heavy 10 that day, he ran the trip out, 4.7 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best effort by more than four lengths in this field. Back to the 1200m here (where he is already a winner) he has Fiona Sandkuhl taking the reins again after enjoying previous success with him, boasting two wins and four minor placings from eight past rides. Four of his five career wins have come on wet tracks so conditions today are ideal for him. In career-best form this time in, he looks the testing material today.



Race 1:  No.2  FRANCESCO BEN  ($2.90 with Palmerbet)

Second-up today, Victorian galloper FRANCESCO BEN makes his second visit to the Narrandera track today and fitter for one run back, looks a solid winning chance in this contest. Last start, the Irish-bred gelding resumed from a three-month break and was impressive when finishing third in a Class 1/Maiden Plate, here over the mile trip. He sat two pairs back to the turn, then threw down the gauntlet to the leaders, only to see his condition give way in the closing stages, but still finished less than a length from the winner. Fitter for that run, he steps-up to the 2100m journey where he is already a winner. Jake Duffy retains the ride and with a trouble-free run today, he can get the job done here.



Race 4:  No.3  THE PRES  ($3.20 with Unibet)

Canberra-based galloper THE PRES is in career-best form of late and looks a better than even chance of victory here today. Last start, the All American gelding came off a big win in a BM65 Hcp (on his home track) when he faced similar company there again. On a Heavy 10 that day, he stepped up to the 2000m trip and wasn’t disgraced, taking home third prize, beaten just a length on the line. He ran the trip out, 5.3 lengths slower than benchmark, the best in this field. He has been a punter’s delight this time in, boasting eight podium finishes from his past ten starts and today has the experienced Michael Heagney back on board for his fifth ride on the five-year-old. In the small field today, he looks a genuine threat to victory here.