Newcastle Preview & Best Bets – 18/11/2023
Newcastle Tips for Saturday, November 18
Our form expert provides Newcastle tips for tomorrow’s horse racing at Newcastle Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 2: No.5 RESISTIBLE ($3.50 with Ladbrokes)
The Michael Freedman-trained RESISTIBLE is third-up here and ticks enough boxes to make things very interesting in this contest. Last start, the Snitzel mare was second-up when she beat all but the placegetters home in The Four Pillars over 1500m at Rosehill. Trying to lead all the way, she a lost a plate in running and did well to stick on for the minor first-four placing, beaten just over a length on the line. Placed twice from two previous attempts at the mile trip, she is already a winner here and ideally drawn in gate three, she can figure here.
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Race 8: No.11 FAR TOO EASY ($6.10 with BoomBet)
Murwillumbah galloper, FAR TOO EASY, sees the Newcastle track for the first time here and boasting a strong second-up record, looks a solid winning chance in this line up. Last start, the All Too Hard gelding came off a 13-week spell and on fresh legs, turned plenty of heads as he came from back in the field to grab third prize in The Kosciuszko behind Front Page and Opal Ridge. Jason Collett is the new pilot here where the five-year-old gets the gun-run from gate one. A winner of three second-up starts from four appearances, he looks right in the mix here.
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Race 6: No.5 STROKE OF LUCK ($8 with Unibet)
The John O’Shea-trained STROKE OF LUCK is three starts into this preparation and boasting great form of late, looks a genuine winning chance at odds in this contest. Last start, the Fastnet Rock gelding came off a solid BM88 win at Randwick when he finished strongly to grab second prize in the Rosehill Cup over 2000m. He has come back in great form this preparation and already a winner here, Zac Lloyd sticks with him and is capable of steering him home in this event.