Tamworth Preview & Best Bets – Monday September 26

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Tamworth Tips 26/09/2022

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



Race 3:  No.10  SMART SHOT  ($3.80 with bet365)

The Cody Morgan-trained SMART SHOT was most impressive on debut and looks well placed here for back-to-back victories today. Last start, the Smart Missile gelding made his first appearance, here in a 1200m Maiden and turned plenty of heads with his efforts. Coming from well back on the turn, Grant Buckley weaved him through traffic and once clear, the three-year-old youngster gave them a galloping lesson, going on to win by almost two lengths on the line. He ran his last 600m, 2.8 lengths quicker than benchmark, more than 2 lengths better than his rivals that day. He also recorded the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. The extra distance today looks ideal for him as he draws to do no early work from gate two. Buckley sticks with him here and with a trouble-free run, he looks the testing material again.



Race 4:  No.3  KANALAIDE  ($4 with Unibet)

Cody Morgan saddles-up KANALAIDE here who is sporting a gear change and looks well placed to make it two in a row today. Last start, the Adelaide gelding brought up his second third-up victory when he came from back in the field to take out a BM58 Hcp, here over the mile trip. He ran the journey out, 4 lengths slower than benchmark, second-best here to Cubic Zirconia (who is racing out of form lately). He also posted the fastest final 200m sectional for the race. Rory Hutchings sticks with him today as the stable fit the tongue tie for the first time. Rock-hard fit after three starts this time in, he looks right in the mix today.



Race 5:  No.11  PULL THE TAIL  ($7.50 with Palmerbet)

Locally-trained by Sue Grills, PULL THE TAIL has won two of her four starts this preparation and ticking plenty of boxes here, looks a genuine winning chance in this contest today. Last start, the Starspangledbanner mare came off an impressive Class 1 victory (here on a Heavy 9) when she took on Class 2 company for the first time. Trying to lead all the way (again), she looked the goods but just found one better on the day, taking home second prize (beaten a long neck). Winning rider, Ben Looker, sticks with her here and already a track and distance winner, the mare is capable of giving this a real shake today at odds.