Preview & Best Bets – Port Augusta Sunday 25 June
Our form expert provides Port Augusta tips for today’s horse racing at Port Augusta Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Port Augusta 25/06/2023
BEST BET 🏆
Race 5 No. 3 DIVINA SHOW – ($)
Morphettville trainer Chris Bieg has given DIVINA SHOW two runs back this time in with the mare showing improvement between runs. We can go on her second placing over 1200 metres here last prep when she split both Classy Banner and Sandsation in what is a strong form reference. There wasn’t a lot of Divina Show to look at as a filly back then and she has filled out since being away. Trialled aplomb behind Aadelad at Murray Bridge before looking in bad need of the run when resuming over 1300 metres at Bordertown. Comes out of a fast run race second-up when running third behind Sir Toop who ran them along to win by a space. Divina Show rightfully knocked-up late and will take plenty of benefit into this race as Bieg keeps her to the trip third-up.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 7 No. 1 GRINZINGER ALLEE – ($)
Leading local trainer Kylie Mckerlie can add a Squatters Cup to go with the Kimba Cup she won with GRINZINGER ALLEE last prep. McKerlie gave him a slight let-up before sending him around over 1550 metres on the Parks track. Grinzinger Allee did not finish too far off the likes of Pudding who found a quiet run on the speed to come away from the others. Grinzinger Allee then had his first look at the Port Augusta track last start when settling back early as Badiss let them over 1600 metres. Grinzinger Allee made up many lengths into the straight to give the leader a scare. Ben Price comes on from a good gate and this just looks the right race for Grinzinger Allee.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 1 No. 6 RIVER – ($)
Britney Wong often teams-up well with the Bill Bogarts trained RIVER, who she partners again on Sunday. How this race will be run depends a lot on what rival trainer Chris Bieg will do with noted speedster Chosen Blonde. That mare is not noted for being a six-furlong horse, and has also nominated for a suitable race over 1050 metres on Wednesday. There’s no real speed for River to contend with otherwise and it appears likely that Britney will be allowed to roll along on her own. River comes out of that strong 0-58 form race won by Saville at balaklava which has since produced five individual winners. She has put in two good runs since and finds a big weight-relief against some quality opposition.