Scone Preview June 30 – Friday Best Bets & Tips
Scone Tips 30/06/2023
Our form expert provides Scone tips for today’s horse racing at Scone Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 1: No.2 DEEP VOYAGE ($3.20 with Bet Right)
The Matthew Smith-trained DEEP VOYAGE has improved with each start and fourth-up here, looks ready to win. Last start, the Deep Field gelding had his third race start where he beat all but one home in a 1400m Maiden Hcp at Kembla Grange. Blake Spriggs sticks with him here where he draws well in gate six and maps to settle just behind the speed. Fitter for three runs, the mile trip looks ideal for him and should prove hard to hold out here.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 6: No.3 DISTANT ($3.85 with BoomBet)
Tamworth trainer Cody Morgan saddles-up DISTANT here and with her two stablemates both early scratchings, she carries the hopes of the stable by herself today. Last start, the Outreach filly resumed off a lengthy six-month break when she tried to lead all the way in a 1000m Maiden on her home track, but was denied by a whisker, grabbed on the line by a swooper. She’s never raced second-up before but will surely strip fitter for that first-up run as Koby Jennings takes the reins today. Ideally drawn in gate two, she drops back in distance here and will take catching today.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 8: No.3 CLIFTON SPRINGS ($4.20 with Ladbrokes)
Locally trained by Brett Cavanough, CLIFTON SPRINGS is in top-shelf form this time in and looks ideally placed for back-to-back wins today. Last start, the Holy Roman Emperor gelding came off consecutive podium finishes when he brought up career win number three in a Class 3 Hcp over 1000m at Dubbo with Ash Morgan aboard. He is back on home soil today where ironically, he is yet to record a win, finishing fourth in his only two appearance here. He gets his chance to turn that around today and has Aaron Bullock in the saddle for the first time. Ideally drawn in gate three, he maps to settle just off the pace and with a trouble-free run, he can give this a real shake today.