Rockhampton Preview & Best Bets – Tuesday October 4

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Rockhampton Tips 04/10/2022

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

 

BEST BET 🏆

RAce 4:  No.3  AGE OF INNOCENCE  ($2.30 with bet365)

Unbeaten at the Callaghan Park track, the locally-trained AGE OF INNOCENCE has put four wins on the trot and looks a serious contender here again. Last start, the four-year-old mare came off a Class 3 win at Mackay when she stepped-up to Class 4 company and proved too good for them as well, here over 1200m. She ran her last 600m, 3.3 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. Ryan Wiggins was aboard that day and sticks with the mare for this assignment. Drawn to do no early work from gate two, the mare is unbeaten in four Qld starts (since leaving the Lloyd Kennewell stables at Mornington) and looks very much like remaining that way today.

 

NEXT BEST 🥈

Race 7:  No.2  BOLD RUMBLE  ($2.70 with Palmerbet)

The proven combination of Garnett Taylor and Ryan Wiggins look very prominent here again with BOLD RUMBLE in good touch this time in and is well placed to take this one out. Last start, the Spirit Of Boom gelding broke through for his Maiden win and did it in style. He settled in front and turning for home, found another gear and left the rest to fight out the minor money as he put three lengths on them over the line in the 1000m contest at Dalby. Three of her four podium finishes have come on soft tracks so conditions today look ideal for another promising performance. Wiggins will be ‘hell-bent’ on a victory today after his four previous rides on the four-year-old came up short (and he missed out on the last-start winning ride). The galloper gets the gun-run here from gate one and at his peak after four starts this preparation, he will take beating today.

 

BEST VALUE 💰 

Race 3:  No.2  KNIGHT’S SWORD  ($3.10 with Palmerbet)

Locally-trained by Ricky Vale, KNIGHT’S SWORD is on a roll at the moment and looks well placed here in the small field to bring up the hat-trick today. Last start the Rubick gelding went back-to-back when clobbered a Class 2 field over 1300m at Yeppoon. Caught wide early, he overraced to the turn but still finished all over them, crossing the line 2.5 lengths ahead of them that day. Les Tilley returns for his second ride on the five-year-old who maps to settle off the pace today. He was a winner here two starts back and with a trouble-free run here, he can figure in the finish again.