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Scone Tips for Monday, November 13

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



Race 4:  No.4  HACHIMAN  ($2.95 with BoomBet)

The Maher & Eustace-trained HACHIMAN is third-up today and looks well placed here for back-to-back victories. Last start, the Brave Smash gelding broke through for his Maiden win and did it in style as he crossed the line more than a length in front of the rest over 1100m at the Bathurst track. Ideally drawn here in gate three, he maps to settle behind the dog-fight up front, better than mid-field and with Andrew Gibbons on board for the first time. With a clear passage to the line, he should prove hard to beat today.



Race 6:  No.4  EXONUMIA  ($6 with BlueBet)

We’re taking on the favourite here today, believing that the Cody Morgan-trained EXONUMIA who has three starts (back from a spell) behind him now and his fitness can get the job done in this contest. Last start, the American-bred gelding improved even further when he beat all but one home in a Class 2 Plate over 1200m at Coonabarabran. He was beaten less than a length as the $3.60 favourite where the winner posted a sizzling time of 1:07.8 for that 1200m trip, breaking the 10-year record of 1:08.5 set by Up And Over in February 2013. He carries 2.5kgs less than that day in this assignment with Braith Nock aboard for the second time. Drawn nicely in gate five, he won fourth-up last preparation and a repeat of that last-effort should see him collecting the winner’s cheque today.



Race 5:  No.3  SCARZEL  ($8 with Bet Right)

Locally-trained by Cameron Crockett, SCARZEL is in top-shelf form this time in and looks the testing material in this contest. Last start, the Snitzel gelding came off a win in Open company at Coonabarabran when he just missed going back-to-back, taking home third prize in the Bowman Sprint (900m) at Muswellbrook. Back on home soil today, he still seeks first home-track win after finishing runner-up on three occasions to date. Jake Pracey-Holmes has the reins and seeks his first win on the five-year-old after two previous unsuccessful attempts. Placed three times from four starts at the track to date, he is overdue for a change of luck and it can come here today at odds.