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Tamworth Tips for Friday, October 13

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



Race 5:  No.7  IMPERIONESS   ($3.60 with Ladbrokes)

Cameron Crockett saddles-up IMPERIONESS here who is third-up today and ticks boxes across the board to indicate she is very much in contention for victory. Last start, the American-bred mare improved greatly off her first-up effort when she gave them a galloping lesson in a Class 1 Hcp, here over 1400m. Having her second start at the track, Jeff Penza had her box-seating on settling and she simply finished too good for them, taking out the event by two lengths on the line. This looks no harder today as Penza sticks with her where she gets the gun-run from gate one and maps to be box-seating again. Already a winner when third-up and a winner at the track and distance, she will take beating here.



Race 4:  No.5  I’M NOT SLEW  ($3.10 with BlueBet)

The Scott Singleton-trained I’M NOT SLEW has won two of her past three starts and looks a shoe-in here for another victory today. Last start, the Sooboog mare was shooting for the hat-trick when the weight beat her in the end as she finished fourth in a BM66 over 1000m at Muswellbrook. She carried 60kgs that day and from gate nine of twelve, worked hard early to find the lead. With Mitch Stapleford aboard, she fought like a caged tiger but couldn’t fight off the challengers, beaten a length on the line. She steps-up sharply in grade today as she takes on Open company but drops 8kgs for the contest which should prove to be significant in the run. Stapleford sticks with her after steering her to victory twice previously. Nicely drawn in gate four, her debut performance on the Tamworth track today could be a winning one.



Race 7:  No.7  PYRAMID OF FIRE  ($9 with Bet Right)

Cameron Crockett and Jeff Penza team-up here again with PYRAMID OF FIRE who has his mojo recently and looks a serious player at odds in this contest. Last start, the Sizzling gelding made it two wins from his last three starts when he clobbered them in a Class 2 Hcp, here over 1200m. From the outside gate (8, he crossed to lead them on settling where Penza was always in control. In the run home, he showed a great turn-of-foot and sprinted away to win by 1.5 lengths on the line. The five-year-old covered the trip in a zippy 1:08.9 which is moving. He has to contend with a class rise today as the stable re-fit the tongue tie for this assignment. Penza is in control again and from gate one, he should lead again and prove very hard to run down. He looks the best each-way investment on the program.