Rockhampton Preview July 7 – Friday Best Bets & Tips
Rockhampton Tips 07/07/2023
Our form expert provides Rockhampton tips for today’s horse racing at Rockhampton Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 4: No.4 IMMORAL ($3.20 with Picklebet)
Tony Gollan makes a rare appearance to the Callaghan Park track today and saddles-up IMMORAL here who has sound provincial form down south and looks well placed here to make his track debut a winning one. Last start, the Deep Field gelding had no luck at all when finishing fifth in a BM65 Hcp over the 1000m sprint at the Sunshine Coast. Held up in the traffic, he never got a crack at them, but still finished on strongly over the line. Well drawn in gate four today, the big track and long home straight should ensure that doesn’t happen here and with a clear run to the line today, he should prove very hard to beat.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 6: No.2 BOHO BEAUTY ($2.70 with Unibet)
Gold Coast galloper BOHO BEAUTY returns to Callaghan Park today and looks well placed to frank her last effort here and go back-to-back in this contest. Last start, the Spirit Of Boom mare made the trip north for her first run at the track where she clobbered her rivals in a BM70 Hcp over 1300m. With Martin Harley on board for the first time, she led on settling and went on with it, putting more than two lengths on them over the line. Harley sticks with her today and meeting similar company here, she carries 2kgs less in weight and should prove hard to beat.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 7: No.12 THISLAND IS MYLAND ($6 with BlueBet)
To the big one of the day and despite a (usual) southern invasion to collect the big money here, the locally-trained THISLAND IS MYLAND looks as good as any of these to take the accolades in this year’s Newmarket Hcp. Last start, the Territories gelding kept the consistency going when he beat home a Class 3 field over 1100m at the Mackay track. That was his seventh-straight top-two finishes this preparation, winning three of those in the process. Les Tilley was aboard for two of those victories and returns here for this assignment. Well drawn in gate six today, he maps to settle mid-field with cover and should find clean air at some stage to challenge for the main prize in the run home. He is a track specialist boasting two wins and two runner-up prizes from his four starts here, and with a trouble-free run today, he should be there at the finish.