Tamworth Preview & Best Bets – Friday July 8

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



Race 8:  No. 8  RED BERYL  ($5.50  Palmerbet)

Armidale galloper RED BERYL is in good touch of late and with a history of success here, looks right in the mix today. Last start, the Sebring gelding made a statement when unwanted in the market ($16), when he finished third in Open company, here over 1200m. Beaten less than a length, he ran his last 600m, 3.6 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. He also posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. Ideally drawn in gate two today, he maps to settle better than mid-field and with a trouble-free run to the line, he looks the one to beat here.



Race 6:  No. 10  SHEMAKESASTATEMENT  ($7  Unibet)

The Rod Northam-trained SHEMAKESASTATEMENT has improved at her past couple and looks a solid chance here to bring up her first win for this campaign. Last start, the Press Statement filly finished just behind the placegetters, beaten a whisker more than a length in a BM58 Hcp over 1200m at Scone. She ran her last 600m, 2 lengths slower than benchmark, second-best here to Demeurer (who sees a heavy track for the first time today). Aaron Bullock has the job today and if he can get the filly to cross from her wide gate and settle early, she is capable of fighting this one out to the finish. Both career wins have come on wet tracks, making her an attractive option at odds today.