Queanbeyan Preview & Best Bets – Sunday February 26

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Queanbeyan Tips 26/02/2023

Our form expert provides Queanbeyan tips for today’s horse racing at Queanbeyan Racecourse and gives his best bets.

 

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Race 6:  No.7  DESPOINA  ($2.45 with BlueBet)

Local galloper. DESPOINA is third-up today and has done enough this time in to suggest she can win this one. Last start, the Star Witness mare was second-up and improved to finish just behind the placegetters in a 1400m Maiden Hcp at Nowra. She drew wide and settled last of the ten runners and despite taking the turn via the cape, finished strongly to be within two lengths of victory crossing the line. Damon Budler has been aboard for all five career starts and sticks with her again today. Fitter for two runs back and on her home track, the mile looks ideal and she should prove hard to hold out today.

 

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Race 7:  No.2  SOUTHERN GUN  ($4.80 with Ladbrokes)

Moruya galloper SOUTHERN GUN is second-up and returns here to prove it can be third time lucky today. Last start, the Shooting To Win gelding came off a lengthy six-month break and on fresh legs, impressed when breaking through for his maiden win over 1000m at the Sapphire Coast. Leading from the outset, Olivia Chambers rode him a treat up-front and waited patiently until straightening before asking him to use what was left in the tank, and he obliged. Passing the 100m mark, he led by four lengths before crossing the line 1.5 lengths ahead of them, eased on the post. Chambers sticks with him today and despite a 3.5kg weight rise, he can only strip fitter here and should prove hard to run down again.