Newcastle Preview & Best Bets – 15/09/2023
Newcastle Tips for Friday, September 15
Our form expert provides Newcastle tips for today’s horse racing at Newcastle Racecourse and gives his best bets.
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Race 1: No.3 PUSHY ($2.15 with Ladbrokes)
The Michael Freedman-trained PUSHY is unbeaten in two starts and looks well placed here to make it a hat-trick today. Last start, the British-sired gelding came off a Kembla Grange maiden win and franked that effort by taking out a BM64 Hcp, here over 1400m. He struck interference at barrier rise and settled third-last in the run. He was the widest runner on the turn but still finished strongly enough to grab victory on the line. Jason Collett has his first ride on the three-year-old today and ideally drawn in gate two, a trouble-free run here puts him in the hard to beat category.
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Race 4: No.5 YET HE MOVES ($5.20 with BoomBet)
Chris Waller saddles-up YET HE MOVES here who is third-up today and looks set to continue his good form this preparation. Last start, the Adelaide gelding was second-up when he broke through for his maiden win over the mile at Gosford. With Kerrin McEvoy aboard, he settled second-last and passing the 600m mark, he swept around them and on straightening, gobbled up the leaders and ridden hands and heels, McEvoy got him to the line to score a comfortable win in the end. He steps up in trip here where the son of a Cox Plate winner should have no trouble covering the extra metres today. McEvoy sticks with him and another victory looks a distinct possibility here.
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Race 5: No.2 LUNCIES ($9 with Bet Right)
The Kris Lees-trained LUNCIES is first-up off a 10-week break as he attempts to score his second black-type victory today. Last start, the Iffraaj gelding came off a win in the Group 3 Tattersall’s Cup at Eagle Farm when he finished mid-field in the Listed Caloundra Cup at the Sunshine Coast. Lees put him out for that 10-week break and after and has since placed in two trials, the latest of those here, on the Beaumont track. The stable have made a couple of gear changes and have booked top hoop Damien Oliver for today’s assignment. The six-year-old grey is a two-time winner on fresh legs and has placed at the track and trip previously. If he can cross and find cover early, he can figure here at odds today.