Orange Preview April 14 – Friday Best Bets & Tips
Orange Tips 14/04/2023
Our form expert provides Orange tips for today’s horse racing at Orange Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 3: No.2 MIDORI FUJI ($3.20 with TAB)
The Bjorn Baker-trained MIDORI FUJI is second-up today and ticks all the important boxes here to suggest he will take beating in this contest. Last start, the Kermadec gelding was fresh off a lengthy five-month absence when he finished just behind the placegetters in a BM58 over 1280m at Muswellbrook. Carrying 61.5kgs, he settled mid-field, three-wide most of the way but ran home strongly to finish just over two lengths from the winner. He steps-up to the 1400m today where he won his Maiden four starts back, putting 6 lengths on them on a Heavy 9 at Nowra. He has Mitchell Bell in the saddle for the first time today and already a winner when second-up, looks the goods here.
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Race 6: No.9 DUBBO WANDERER ($8 with Ladbrokes)
The Michael Mulholland-trained DUBBO WANDERER is also second-up today and his resume suggests he can take this contest out. Last start, the Wandjina gelding was first-up off a lengthy five-month break when he crossed the line just behind the placegetters in a BM66 over 1000m at Tamworth. He carried 61kgs that day (after a 2kg claim) and on a Soft 5, did well to finish less than two lengths from victory. He ran his last 600m, 3 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best in this line-up. Serg Lisnyy returns for the ride today as the four-year-old gets the gun-run from gate one here. Four starts back, he beat home a Class 3 field by more than five lengths on a Heavy 10 at Tamworth so conditions today are ideal. This contest is a little harder but from the ideal draw and fitter for that first-up effort, he lines up here a genuine winning chance at odds today.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 5: No.12 CHAOTIC BEAUTY ($13 with Palmerbet)
The Goulburn-based galloper CHAOTIC BEAUTY is second-up today and has a resume that suggests she is a worthy contender here at double-figure odds. Last start, the four-year-old mare was fresh off a 15-week spell when she found the podium by finishing third in a BM58 Hcp over 1200m at Wagga. The trip was always going to be too short for her as she ran her last 600m, even with benchmark, the best last-start effort in this field. Hannah Williams has been in the saddle for her past two starts and has the job again today. Her last victory was over the mile on a Heavy 9 at Wagga so the conditions here look ideal for her today. Fitter for that one run back, she looks well worth an each-way ticket in this contest.