Tamworth Preview & Best Bets – Tuesday April 4
Tamworth Tips 04/04/2023
Our form expert provides Tamworth tips for today’s horse racing at Tamworth Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 3: No.3 OUR ARMISTICE ($5.50 with BlueBet)
Scone-based galloper OUR ARMISTICE is three starts into this preparation and should be ready to produce her best today. Last start, the Shalaa mare finished just behind the placegetters in an 1110m Maiden Hcp on a Heavy 9 at Lismore. The conditions may not have suited her that day as she settled mid-field and just improved slightly in the run home. Koby Jennings is legged aboard for the first time today as the four-year-old makes her Tamworth debut. With an improving track under sunny skies, she will be rock-hard fit and ready to play. From gate six, she maps to settle mid-field and with a trouble-free run here, she can give this a real shake.
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Race 8: No.7 MOETTA ($8 with Neds)
Dubbo galloper MOETTA is no stranger to the Tamworth track and currently in career-best form, looks set to produce a big effort here today. Last start, the Uncle Mo mare came off a poor showing at Gosford when she turned it all around and too out the $50K Wellington Town Plate with Clayton Gallagher back aboard. Given a dream run by Gallagher, she sat in the one-one to the turn, then eased off heels, finished best to take home the major prize. Four top-two finishes from her past five starts demonstrates the mood she is in at the moment and with Gallagher in charge again today, she will take beating at good odds here.
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Race 6: No.5 TAKETHESHOT ($10 with Ladbrokes)
The locally-trained TAKETHESHOT is third-up today and looks set to state a case for victory in this contest. Last start, the Smart Missile gelding missed by a whisker when finishing second in a BM58 Hcp, here over 1200m. He ran his last 600m, 1 length quicker than benchmark, the best in this field while posting the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. Grant Buckley was aboard that day and has the reins again for this assignment. Perfectly drawn in gate two, Buckley gets to decide where to settle the five-year-old with so much early pace in the race. If he gets things his own way here, he might just be able to record his first win at the track (after nine previous starts have resulted in four minor placings). He looks well worth an each-way ticket today.