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Benalla Tips 13/06/2023

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



Race 2:  No.3  ZIPPY ZOO  ($3.50 with bet365)

Warwick Farm galloper ZIPPY ZOO makes the four-hour trip north up the M1 to makes her Scone debut and in good touch since resuming, she looks a big chance here today. Last start, the Zoustar filly broke trough for her maiden win on a Soft 6 at Canberra over the 1000m sprint. Alysha Collett rode her a treat that day, settling in the one, one and finishing best to take home the chocolates. Mitchell Bell returns for today’s assignment, having ridden her twice previously, as she gets the gun-run from gate one here. She maps to settle better than mid-field and with a clear crack at them in the run home, she looks a serious contender for a Class 1 victory today.



Race 3:  No.1  ICE IN VANCOUVER  ($3.65 with BoomBet)

Cody Morgan saddles-up ICE IN VANCOUVER here who resumes off a 10-week break and boasting an outstanding fresh record, should prove hard to beat. Last preparation, the Vancouver gelding had just the one start where he came off he came off a six-month absence and finished too strong for them, taking out the Showcase Skellatar Sprint over 1000m at Muswellbrook. He was then spelled and since resuming work, has won both trials he has contested. He is unbeaten in two starts at the track and five first-up appearances have resulted in four wins (his only loss was in the 2021 Kosciuszko. He has been allocated the grandstand with 65kgs but the 3kg claim from apprentice Stephen Mooney will help here. Even with the remaining 62kgs to carry, he still looks the one they have to beat in this contest.



Race 7:  No.3  TAKETHESHOT  ($6.10 with BoomBet)

The Tamworth-based TAKETHESHOT is a two-time winner here and down sharply in grade today, looks a serious player at odds in this contest. Last start, the Smart Missile gelding bounced back from a Gosford failure and beat all but one home in a Class 3 Hcp over 1400m on his home track. He took control inside the last 150m but was grabbed late by a swooper. He is yet to win beyond 1200m so the drop back in distance here should suit. Grant Buckley keeps the job and has scored previously with the five-year-old. Ideally drawn in gate two, he maps to settle in the first half-dozen and with a trouble-free run here, he looks set for a big effort at odds today.