Rockhampton Preview June 25 – Sunday Best Bets & Tips

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Rockhampton Tips 25/06/2023

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

 

BEST BET 🏆

Race 4:  No.4  BONDURANT  ($5.50 with BoomBet)

Local trainer, Jared Wehlow, saddles-up BONDURANT here who ticks enough boxes to suggest he is a winning prospect in this contest. Last start, the Contributer gelding was third-up and showed a ton of improvement when he beat all but one to the line in a BM60 Hcp over 1800m at Mackay. The 62kgs beat him that day with Ash Butler in the saddle. Butler sticks with him today as he drops 2.5kgs for today’s assignment against similar company but he returns to home soil here which is an advantage. Already a track and distance winner, he draws well in gate five and looks the testing material here.

 

NEXT BEST 🥈

Race 7:  No.2  YULONG SOVEREIGN  ($3.20 with bet365)

Ricky Vale saddles-up YULONG SOVEREIGN here who is second-up and looks the goods on his home track today. Last start, the Zoustar gelding was fresh off a 14-week spell where he wasn’t disgraced, finishing third in a BM70 Hcp, here over 1050m. That podium finish added to his already impressive resume which reads six wins and five minor placings from his 17 starts to date. Vale has locked in the experienced Ryan Wiggins for this contest who has enjoyed dual success in the past with the five-year-old. Already a winner when second-up and fitter for that first-up run, he should take beating here.

 

BEST VALUE 💰 

Race 8:  No.4  INDIAN DREAMER  ($8 with Unibet)

Team Edmonds make the big 8-hour trip north from the Gold Coast with three on the float and have INDIAN DREAMER as their stable representative for this event. Last start, the Sepoy gelding was second-up off a 14-week break when he beat all but one home in a Class 6 Plate over 1350m at Doomben with Martin Harley in the saddle. The six-year-old boasts a 56% strike rate for podium finishes from his 32 career starts to date and should find this a little easier as he comes off city class racing today. Harley sticks with him here and ideally drawn in gate two, he lines up as a serious player for the major prize at odds today.