Northam Preview & Best Bets – October 5
Our form expert provides Northam tips for today’s horse racing at Northam Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Northam Tips 5/10/2022
BEST BET 🏆
Race 6 No. 6 VISIONS OF GRACE – ($2.60)
Danny Morton has found the right progression race for his filly No. 6 VISIONS OF GRACE. Brad Parnham gave her the run of the race, the fence behind a solid speed on debut. He angled her into the clear along the inner section as the cutaway rail came into effect by the top of the straight. She wanted to do a few things wrong over the final two furlongs; however, stuck to her task when challenged by the outside horse. This win came off the back of a winning trial over 1000 metres and we believe the slight rise in trip will suit.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 1 No. 2 KEEPER SWEET – ($5.50)
The early price of $5.50 across the board gives us something to play each-way about KEEPER SWEET. She lines-up in a small field over a mile following two solid performances over 1400 metres since returning. Her first run saw Keeper Sweet tardy to begin before being caught three-wide throughout. Troy Turner made the move to bring her into the race prior to turning, with keeper Sweet grinding out the race okay as the widest runner. Followed-up with a good win over the same at Belmont when again tardily away. Turner hunted her into a spot behind the leader shortly after where Keeper Sweet raced keenly throughout. Finished strongly to deny the odds-on pop and stays to weight here.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 4 No. 6 AROOCHACHA – ($6)
Grant & Alana Williams come to Northam with the one runner in mind being AROOCHACHA. We’re a little surprised to see the early market present us with an opportunity to take an each-way quote about the debutante. Aroochacha has run reasonable times for her barrier trials in which Patrick Carbery has asked of her. She needs the riding as she can be erratic, though it’s her raw ability that has us interested. Carbery sticks with the odds-on elect Ruperts’s Empire who found the gun-run behind a fast Just Go on debut. The pair finished off for second over 1000 metres and now has drawn inside of Aroochacha in what could become a sticky position. The more than capable Clint Johnston-Porter goes on, along with some gear changes, and Aroochacha can run a bold race on debut.