Rockhampton Preview & Best Bets – 21/11/2023
Rockhampton Tips for Tuesday, November 21
Our form expert provides Rockhampton tips for today’s horse racing at Rockhampton Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 1: No.3 SABOR ($5 with Picklebet)
Locally-trained by Jared Wehlow, SABOR is first-up off a 13-week spell but ticks all the boxes that suggest he will take beating in this contest. Last start, the Lonhro gelding ended his last campaign by finishing third in a tough Class 6 Hcp over 1200m at Mackay. He loomed as a real threat on the turn, but soon after, collided with another runner which cost him momentum but to his credit, he came again to finish less than half a length from the winner on the line. Ash Butler returns for today’s assignment, having ridden the six-year-old to victory twice previously. He boasts a solid first-up record with seven appearances ending with a win and four minor placings. He draws the outside gate today but it should matter not, in a field of six here. Staying out of trouble today can see him saluting here.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 4: No.9 PEGGIE BOOM ($2.90 with bet365)
Clinton Taylor saddles-up PEGGY BOOM here who is struggling to win of late but down in grade today looks a better than even chance of taking home the chocolates here. Last start, the Spirit Of Boom mare was a drifter in the market ($10 – $16) but turned some heads when she grabbed third prize in a BM55, here over 1200m. She was held up for most of the run home, only seeing daylight over the final 100m. She won her Maiden on debut and has been trying hard to bring up win number since. Justin Stanley has been with her for seven of her ten career starts and sticks with her for this contest. She draws to do no early work from gate two and maps to settle two or three pairs back, where she likes to race. If she can avoid any dramas this time and secures a clear run to the line, it could just be her day today.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 5: No.1 PEPPERDINE ($5 with Bet Right)
Having just his second start for the Jared Wehlow stable, PEPPERDINE is fresh off a 13-week spell and looks every chance of going back-to-back today. Last start, the Pierro gelding made a successful debut for his new stable when he broke through for his Maiden win over 1200m at the Mackay track. Solidly supported in the market ($4 into $2), he didn’t disappoint his backers as he came off a slow start to finish over the top of them, winning by a length on the line. Having his first race-start on his new home track today, Ash Butler takes the reins and boasts a 28% success rate with the stable. He draws wide in gate nine but maps to settle back in the field again just the same. If he can secure clean air in the run home, he looks every chance of saluting again.