Quirindi Preview & Best Bets – 23/02/2024

Quirindi Preview & Best Bets – 23/02/2024


Quirindi Tips for Friday, February 23

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



Race 4:  No.5  SO YOU KNEW

Having his first start for Gunnedah trainer Gavin Groth, SO YOU KNEW is fourth-up today and should at peak fitness for this contest. Last start, the So You Think gelding found the 1800m at Eagle Farm a little too far for him as he weakened in the run home to finish mid-field in a Class 1 Hcp, still only beaten 2.5 lengths on the line. He has since moved from the Tony Gollan stable to his new home in NSW and sees the Quirindi track for the first time today. The stable have replaced the blinkers with visors for today’s assignment as Aaron Bullock takes the reins. Coming off a couple of metro track runs, the drop back to country level should make life easier for him. He does no early work from gate two and fitter for three runs back, he looks the testing material today.



Race 7:  No.5  SUBUKI

Tamworth trainer, Wayne Brown saddles-up SUBUKI here who is high-flying this time in and looks a genuine winning chance today at odds. Last start, the Foxwedge mare Came off a good win in BM68 company at Newcastle when she faced city class competition again and did well to take home third prize in a strong BM72 Hcp over 1550m on Randwick’s Kensington track. That effort made it four-straight podium finishes for the six-year-old, with two of those efforts being victories. She has enjoyed a good preparation for the Cup today, having five starts in this campaign to date. She is just one of 12 who see the track for the first time today and draws ideally in gate three with Anna Roper as the new pilot. A trouble-free run here can lead to a podium finish today and a ticket both ways looks the go.



Race 5:  No.8  CHOWDAH

Coming off a short back-up today, the Krissie Simpkins-trained CHOWDAH has done enough in his past couple of runs to suggest he is a major player here. Last start, the Under The Louvre gelding wasn’t disgraced when finishing third in a BM58 over the mile at Tamworth. Billy Cray had to straighten him a couple of times in the run home and while no match for the winner (who was off and gone), he still hit the line well. Cray sticks with him for this assignment and being his first look at the track, maybe a change of scenery will do the trick. He is expected to drop back early but with plenty of early speed here, he can strut his stuff at the business end of the race. He certainly looks well worth an each-way ticket today.