Scone Preview & Best Bets – 16/10/2023
Scone Tips for Monday, October 16
Our form expert provides Scone tips for today’s horse racing at Scone Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 2: No.3 TORNADO LIGHT ($3.40 with Picklebet)
The Tracey Bartley-trained TORNADO LIGHT is racing in good form of late and no stranger to this track, looks well placed to stake claims for victory today. Last start, the Smart Missile mare couldn’t go with them as she took on a smart BM64 field over a longer 1800m trip at Hawkesbury. She drops in grade and distance today which looks more like her cup of tea. She is a winner at the track and a two-time winner over the mile trip. Ash Morgan rode her to victory four starts back at Taree and is back in the saddle for today’s assignment. Drawn nicely in gate five here, she maps to settle near mid-field with cover and we should see her bounce back in this contest.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 7: No.3 INDICATIVE ($7 with Palmerbet)
The locally-trained INDICATIVE is third-up here and will be out to bring up his first win on home soil today. Last start, the Snitzel gelding came off a six-week freshen-up and wasn’t disgraced when finishing fourth in a Class 2 Hcp over 1200m at Tamworth. She battled on gamely in the run home and although beaten 2.5 lengths on the line, it was fair effort as the winner clocked 1:08 for the trip. She placed in both previous third-up runs and collected second prize in all three starts on her home track to date. Jeff Penza is the pilot today after riding her to a crushing win in Class 3 company at Mudgee three starts back (where she put more than three lengths on them that day over 1400m). This is her pet distance (winning twice previously over the trip) and from an ideal draw in gate three, she will take beating today.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 6: No.6 CAPITAL GAMBLE ($13.20 with BoomBet)
One for the each-way enthusiasts here is CAPITAL GAMBLE who is second-up today and is capable of figuring here. Last start, the Capitalist mare resumed off a lengthy eight-month stint in the paddock when she stepped out at Gunnedah and beat all but one home in a Class 1 Hcp over 1000m. She drew the outside gate that day (10) and was trapped three-wide most of the way, but made light work of that and was beaten less than half a length on the line. She finished on the podium in both previous second-up appearances and finished runner-up at her only other appearance at Scone. Darryl McLellan has the reins for the first time today and fitter for that first-up run, she looks great value in this contest and well worth an each-way ticket.