Newcastle Preview July 25 – Tuesday Best Bets & Tips
Newcastle Tips 25/07/2023
Our form expert provides Newcastle tips for today’s horse racing at Newcastle Racecourse and gives his best bets.
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Race 4: No.4 DIVINE VICKY ($3.30 with Neds)
The Matt Smith-trained DIVINE VICKY has impressed in all three race starts to date and looks set for another bold performance today. Last start, the So You Think filly was ridden back from her wide gate (9 of 9) and did well to take home third prize in a BM64 over 1200m when having her first look at the Newcastle track. She draws barrier eight of 13 today and maps to settle mid-field with cover as Aaron Bullock takes the reins for the first time. She will strip even fitter after those three runs and looks a genuine winning chance here.
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Race 7: No.3 ATHENA NYX ($4.40 with Picklebet)
The Kris Lees-trained ATHENA NYX resumes off a 13-week break today and has done enough in two recent trials to suggest she is ready for action in this contest. Last start, the Star Turn filly ended a disappointing campaign when finishing unplaced in a BM66 Hcp over 1200m at Tamworth. She returned to work last month and has placed second in two trials at Gosford and Wyong. Yet to show up in two first-up appearances, today’s conditions could see that all change with both career wins to date coming on soft tracks and a Soft 6 forecast for today’s meeting. Dylan Gibbons is aboard for his fourth ride on the filly, in search of his first podium finish with the three-year-old. With the race named after the stable, it would be more than appropriate for her to fly the flag high today.
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Race 5: No.3 TURNAROUND TIME ($7 with Bet Right)
Warwick Farm galloper TURNAROUND TIME is no stranger to the Newcastle track and being a winner of two from his past four starts, looks right in the mix here. Two starts back, the Tavistock gelding clobbered them in Canberra when he put more than two lengths on a BM65 field over 1750m, on the synthetic track. Then last start, he wasn’t disgraced when finishing fourth in a BM64 Hcp over 2000m at Hawkesbury, beaten just half a length on the line. His three starts here have produced a win and runner-up finish with four of his five career wins coming on soft tracks so conditions here (Soft 6) look ideal for him. Koby Jennings has his second ride on the five-year-old today and drawn well in gate five, he looks great value here and is capable of taking this out.