Scone Preview & Best Bets – Tuesday September 6

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Scone Tips 06/09/2022

Our form expert provides Scone tips for today’s horse racing at Scone Racecourse and gives his best bets.



Race 5:  No.2  KEEN CONTRIBUTER  ($4.60 with bet365)

The Scott Singleton-trained KEEN CONTRIBUTER is another local galloper who boasts a strong home-track record and should take a ton of beating here today. Last start, the Contributer mare was fresh off a 14-week spell when she easily accounted for a BM58 field, here over the 1300m trip. She ran that out, 1 length quicker than benchmark, the best here by more than 2 lengths. Bailey Wheeler drove her to the line that day and remains aboard today. Up in grade here, she drops 2.5kgs from that last-start win as Wheeler sticks with her for this contest. Already a two-time winner at the track, she draws well in gate five and fitter for that first-up run will take beating today.



Race 6:  No.10  MEZINJIT  ($5.50 with BlueBet)

Local galloper MEZINJIT has scored both career wins on this track and at the weights today, looks a good chance of scoring again. Last start, the More Than Ready mare came off a nine-week let-up when she finished third in a BM58 Hcp over 1000m at Muswellbrook. Coming from back in the field, she ran strongly to grab the last spot on the podium in a field of 14 that day. Carrying 60.5kgs, she ran the fastest final 200m sectional for the event with Grant Buckley in the saddle. Buckley has had five rides on the mare now, resulting in two wins and as many minor placings. Up in grade today, she drops 4kgs for the contest and from gate three, maps to settle on or near the speed. With two ‘well-fancied’ runners already scratched, the door looks open for the four-year-old to record another home-track win today.



Race 4:  No.2  QUATRE ZIP  ($5.50 with Unibet)

Locally-trained by Brett Cavanough, QUATRE ZIP is in great touch this time in and looks well placed here to record his first home-track victory today. Last start, the Deep Field gelding came off an impressive Maiden win at Tamworth when he beat all but one to the line in a Class 1 contest, here over 1400m. with Grant Buckley on board, he ploughed through the Heavy 9 conditions, 2.3 lengths slower than benchmark, second-best behind The Mystery Guy (who resumes today after a six-month absence and will probably be in need of the run). Down slightly in grade today, the four-year-old has drawn wide here, but with little early speed inside him, Buckley should have no trouble crossing to sit just off the pace. Now four starts into this campaign, he should be rock-hard fit for this and prove hard to hold out today.