Scone Preview & Best Bets – 20/11/2023
Scone Tips for Monday, November 20
Our form expert provides Scone tips for today’s horse racing at Scone Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 2: No.2 MASTER MIYAGI ($5.25 with Picklebet)
The Cody Morgan-trained MASTER MIYAGI is second-up today and makes his track debut here with a few gear changes. Last start, the Brave Smash gelding had just changed trainers (leaving the Annabel Neasham stables) and resumed off a six-month absence when he beat all but one home in a Maiden Plate over 950m at Moree. He crossed the line in first place but lost the race on protest and hanging out badly in the run home and interfered with the eventual winner (is He Out). Ash Morgan takes the reins today and gets the gun-run from gate one where he maps to settle on the speed. The three-year-old loses the cross-over nose band and the tongue tie today and fitter for that first-up run, looks set to bounce back from that unfortunate dilemma last start.
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Race 3: No.11 TOY STORY ($8.50 with Bet Right)
The Taree-based TOY STORY is high flying at the moment with a hat-trick of top-three finishes on his resume and ticks enough boxes here to make things very interesting. Last start, the Astern gelding came off his Maiden win at Taree and took on a Class 1 field here, beating all but one home in the 1300m contest. Mollie Fitzgerald has been on board for the past three runs and sticks with him here as well. He draws the perfect gate today and maps to be box-seating on settling. Rock-hard fit after four starts back, he looks a genuine winning chance today and well worth an each-way ticket here,
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Race 8: No.5 FLYING FOXY ($15.20 with BoomBet)
Brett Thompson saddles-up FLYING FOXY here who is shooting for back-to-back victories today and at (currently) double-figure odds, looks a sound each-way investment in this contest. Last start, the Foxwedge gelding was third-up when he easily accounted for a BM50 Hcp over 1200m at Dubbo. With Dylan Stanley aboard, he carried 59.5kgs (after the claim) and still crossed the line more than a length in front of them. He sees the Scone track for the first time today and is nicely drawn in gate four with Stanley in the saddle again. This looks no harder than his last-start victory and he carries 2.5kgs less here. A winner when fourth-up last preparation, he looks in this event up to his neck.