Strathalbyn Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday November 1
Our form expert provides Strathalbyn tips for today’s horse racing at Strathalbyn Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Strathalbyn Tips 1/11/2023
BEST BET 🏆
Race 5 No. 4 LORD MORTON – ($3.65)
Local trainer David Jolly sent LORD MORTON around in the apprentices only race over 1100m first-up. Chelsey Reynolds allowed the horse to stride freely outside the leader Rock Hard while running along okay. The leader steadied the ship which saw another horse go around the pair which initially afforded Chelsey some cover. The move ended-up placing her at a disadvantage as Lord Morton soon found himself stuck behind a slowing tempo with nowhere to go. Lord Morton found little room to move into the straight and undoubtedly should’ve finished much closer. Senior rider Jake Toeroek takes the ride on Wednesday and has drawn to give Lord Morton the run of the race.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 2 No. 8 ASTROMANCER – ($2.80)
Wearing the brow band says it all for ASTROMANCER who again missed the kick at Strathalbyn Racecourse last start. Wayne Francis & Glen Kent sent their mare into a BM58 as they legged Chelsey Reynolds aboard in the apprentices only race. She remained hard at work early to keep Astromancer in the hunt following that tardy get away. Astromancer did get into her rhythm for her to be able to hunt outside the leader in a fast run race. Valaroc continued to kick strongly back to their inside and deny Astromancer a second-up win. Comes back to maiden grade with Reynolds still claiming her four kilos off an inside draw. Astromancer will only have stripped fitter again and must be hard to beat should she step cleanly.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 1 No. 4 MILITARY ACTION – ($10)
Form is better than reads on paper for MILITARY ACTION who stays to the trip after finding little room to move at Naracoorte Racecourse last start. Sheriden Tomlinson had a lapful of horse throughout the contest with Military Action seemingly having plenty to give on a trying circuit. He went to the line a shade unlucky to perhaps not have won in what was a blanket finish in the end. Tomlinson got back on him the start prior over a mile here when the pair drew poorly. Military Action continued to build into the race on that occasion with the extra trip looking ideal. We believe they will want to take up a more forward position from the inside gate in a maiden where most of these struggle with a turn of foot.