Port Lincoln Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday October 25
Our form expert provides Port Lincoln tips for today’s horse racing at Port Lincoln Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Port Lincoln Tips 25/10/2023
BEST BET 🏆
Race 3 No. 6 HIGHLAND ANGEL – ($3.60)
Two horses caught the eye in the maiden won by The General Public on the opening meeting of the Port Lincoln racing season. HIGHLAND ANGEL began well first-up before coming back under Alana Livesey from their wide gate. That coursed deep the entire to make ground into the straight. Highland Angel went to the line with Southern Shooter who followed her into the run. That horse has since come out to score a provincial win at Balaklava. Highland Reel again caught the eye when jumping from a similar wide gate to run on behind Myocean Warrior. Top stable apprentice Rochelle Milnes gets on now, and can give Highland Reel every chance from an ideal alley.
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Race 8 No. 9 KOVA – ($5.90)
The last on the card at Port Lincoln Racecourse on Wednesday sets up well for local hope KOVA. Trainer Brian Clarke has his mare back from a break and in good form. Kova won her trial in good time while beating two subsequent race day winners. Kayla Crowther then allowed Kova to find her feet first-up with Kova filling her customary role of backmarker. The pace was on with Strawberry Swing setting a tempo to hang on for a game win over Amani Farasi. Crowther had cut the corner on turning to bring Kova with her run on the outer part of the track. The pair got home when the race was all but over to finish third. Kova comes away from near top weight and drops to the minimum in a race full of both pace and pressure.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 5 No. 7 SHINSEKI – ($8.50)
Evergreen warrior SHINSEKI has again put his best hoof forward to step out for yet another prep. Settled back as expected over the shorter 1350m with Ben Price working him into the race on turning. Shinseki came with a barnstorming run along the outer section of the track to grab third with the race already well decided. Local trainers John Dunn & Krystal Bishop kept Shinseki to trip second-up where the horse again ran into I Need A Drink as that horse went back-to-back. Price just had to get back a bit further on him then he would’ve liked owing to an awkward gate. They just walked in front with Shinseki again showing positive signs between horses. Looking for this trip now and Shinseki gets Alana Livesey on board who has won on him twice previously.