Tamworth Preview July 7 – Friday Best Bets & Tips

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Tamworth Tips 07/07/2023

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

 

BEST BET 🏆

Race 6:  No.1  DON’TCHA THINK  ($2.30 with BoomBet)

The Stephen Jones-trained DON’TCHA THINK is second-up today and looks the goods to frank his first-up effort. Last start, the So You Think gelding resumed off a lengthy six-month break and did it in style, breaking through for his maiden victory, here over 1000m. He sat three-wide most of the way until Aaron Bullock switched him back inside where he found the gaps and arrived in time to score. Much better drawn today in gate two, Bullock sticks with him and with the ideal sit behind the speed, he should find clean air and finish best to claim the major prize today.

 

NEXT BEST 🥈

Race 4:  No.7  OLLIE’S SECRET  ($3.80 with Ladbrokes)

Muswellbrook galloper OLLIE’S SECRET is third-up today and boasting success at the track already, looks set for another bold effort here. Last start, the Adelaide gelding showed plenty of improvement when second-up, beating all but one to the line in a Class 1 Hcp over 1300m on Newcastle’s Beaumont track. He won his Maiden here three starts back over the mile so he is no stranger to what’s required to win this event. He has the outside gate to contend with and will probably settle back in the field today. Aaron Bullock has the reins again as the stable fit the blinkers for the first time. He looks well placed at the weights and fitter for two runs back, looks in the mix here.

 

BEST VALUE 💰 

Race 8:  No.7  ROUSSOS  ($7 with Picklebet)

The locally-trained ROUSSOS is second-up today and looks ideally placed for back-to-back victories here. Last start, the Dream Ballad gelding resumed off a 14-week spell and on fresh legs, took out a BM66 Hcp over 1200m at Moree. From gate four (of 12), he took the sit behind the speed and carrying 60kgs, finished best to claim first prize on the line. He beat home Class 2 company here last preparation and has placed twice here as well. Andrew Gibbons steered him to a podium finish previously at his only ride on the four-year-old and has the reins again today. Two previous second-up appearances resulted in two runner-up finishes and with a trouble-free run here, he looks a solid chance of making it two-straight today.