Scone Preview & Best Bets – Friday August 5
Our form expert provides Scone tips for today’s horse racing at Scone Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Scone Tips 5/08/2022
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Race 3 No. 10 DON’T DOUBT KATIE – ($3.40)
The opener is a scamper over the 900m and DON’T DOUBT KATIE should go closer at her first run back from a spell. The promising galloper won two of four at her last preparation and was a winner first up at Taree over the 1000m before graduating to a Class 1 win later on at Port Macquarie. Her best benchmark figures have come at both of her first up runs and she should be up to the mark after a couple of recent trials.
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Race 3 No. 6 DEHERO- ($5.50)
DEHERO can continue the impressive start to his career. The filly from the Gerald Ryan and Sterling Alexiou stables has had two runs and produced the goods at Canberra on July 22, scoring ahead of First Grange. She was strong on pace that day and should have improvement to come at her third career start.
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Race 8 No. 5 TIDAL RUSH – ($4.60)
TIDAL RUSH will be out to go one spot better than a last start effort that saw him finish runner-up at Muswellbrook over the 1450m on July 1. That came in a Class 3 and he looked the winner but couldn’t quite reel in Angelical. The son of Headwater comes in with the best last start benchmark figures of any runner and has drawn well with the 1.5kg claimer, Bailey Wheeler, to ride. He is a recent winner from the stable and will jump from barrier 3. race has held up since. Also worth noting that he likes the surface and draws to save ground from barrier 1.