Tamworth Preview & Best Bets – Sunday September 4

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Tamworth Tips 04/09/2022

Our form expert provides Tamworth tips for today’s horse racing at Tamworth Racecourse and gives his best bets.



Race 2:  No.5  SMALL TOWN  ($3 with BlueBet)

Local Galloper SMALL TOWN boasts a strong home-track record and looks well placed here to continue his good form this time in. Last start, the Your Song gelding beat all but one home for the second consecutive time when he was grabbed right on the line, here in a Class 2 after leading from barrier rise. He ran the 1000m out, 3 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best last-start effort here. Already a two-time winner at the track and distance, Brooke Stower returns for the ride (having already won on him here in Class 2 company). Ideally drawn in gate three(after early scratchings), his early gate speed has him box-seating here and he should give us a bold sight today.



Race 5:  No.3  BAIYKA  ($5 with Unibet)

The Coffs Harbour-based galloper BAIYKA is a five-time winner over this trip and ticks enough boxes here to be considered a winning chance in this contest. Last start, the Dream Ahead mare wasn’t disgraced when finishing fifth in a BM68 Hcp over 1100m at Wyong. Carrying 58kgs, she settled mid-field and just wasn’t able to pick them up in the run home, beaten just over two lengths on the line. Ben Looker returns for the ride here and he is two from two with the five-year-old. Back to her ‘pet’ distance here, she also carries 3kgs less in weight and from gate four, maps to settle in the first half-dozen. With a trouble-free run today, she looms as a real threat to this field.



Race 4:  No.9  EARLY HOURS  ($13 with BlueBet)

The locally-trained EARLY HOURS is in great touch this time in and looks nicely placed here to go on with it today. Last start, the Dawn Approach mare was having her 13th attempt to shale the maiden monkey and leading from the outset, kept them all at bay in the Heavy 10 conditions as she notched-up win number one for her connections. She ran the mile trip out, 2.5 lengths slower than benchmark, the best in this field. She is drawn wide today but maps to be up near the speed with Serg Lisnyy in saddle for the first time. A winner at the distance and on wet tracks, the consistent mare has missed a podium finish just once in seven starts this preparation and she lines-up here (currently) at double-figures and looks well worth an each-way ticket today.