Rockhampton Preview & Best Bets – Friday March 31
Rockhampton Tips 31/03/2023
Our form expert provides Rockhampton tips for today’s horse racing at Rockhampton Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 8: No.4 KASINOVA KID ($1.85 with Neds)
The locally-trained KASINOVA KID is a track specialist and second-up here looks the best of the day. Last start, the Bel Esprit gelding picked up from where he left off last preparation as he proved too good for a BM70 field over 1050m at Mackay. With Justin Stanley aboard, he settled just off the pace and was simply too strong in the run home. He returns to Callaghan Park today where his resume reads seven starts for two wins and five runner-up finishes, proving a sound investment for his followers. Eleven career starts and he is yet to miss a top-two finish and that trend looks likely to continue here. Stanley sticks with him today and if they leave him alone to dictate the race, he looks destined to chalk-up win number six.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 5: No.3 GRANT’S PATCH ($2.70 with Neds)
The Lyle Wright-trained GRANT’S PATCH has finished on the podium at both visits to Callaghan Park and looks set to keep than trend going here today. Last start, the Spill The Beans gelding made it back-to-back victories when he clobbered a BM70 field, here over the mile trip. He put more than 2 lengths on them that day as he came off a win at Bowen where he won by five lengths in a BM55 Hcp. He ran the mile out, 7 lengths slower than benchmark, still 6 lengths better than this field at their last start. He drops back in grade again today but sticks to the mile trip and he has Chris McIver remaining aboard for this assignment. Already a winner at the track and trip, he looks in the mix again.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 6: No.6 YAMUMZA ($8.50 with Ladbrokes)
The Matt Kropp-trained YAMUMZA makes the eight-hour trek north from Toowoomba today and second-up here, attempts to remain unbeaten at the track. Last start, the Spirit Of Boom gelding resumed after six months in the paddock and did well to grab third prize in a BM0-58 over 1100m at Warwick. He ran his last 600m, half a length quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. Luke Tarrant has only two rides today as he is legged aboard for this assignment. Already a winner at the track and distance, the four-year-old looks a genuine chance at odds today.