Tamworth Tips May 16

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Tamworth Tips

Tamworth Tips Monday May 16

Looking for Tamworth tips today? Our NSW form expert previews racing at Tamworth Racecourse and gives his best bets for each race meeting.

Here are our Tamworth Tips for today.

 

Scone galloper MARTIAN QUEEN (best odds currently $7 with Palmerbet) has found her mojo this time in and looks in the mix here today. Last start, the Hallowed Crown mare went one better and brought up her first win this campaign when she took out a Class 2 Hcp over the mile at Gunnedah. From a wide gate (11 of 12), she joined the leaders on the turn and despite travelling three-wide without cover most of the way, she still finished best to get the chocolates with Rachael Murray aboard. All three career wins have come over the 1600m journey and on wet tracks as well. Murray sticks with her here as she draws a little better today and with a clean crack at them in the run home, she can give this a real shake at odds today.

 

The Allan Denham-trained McNAIR (best odds currently $6.50 with bet365) has been thereabouts at his past couple and with good wet track form gets his chance here. Last start, the Sidestep gelding finished just behind the placegetters in a BM64 Hcp over the mile on a wet Gosford track. He ran a new personal best that day, covering the trip, 2.1 lengths slower than benchmark, the best in this field by 3 lengths. He also posted the fastest final 800m sectional for the race. He has one victory this preparation, taking out a BM58 on a heavy track at Port Macquarie four starts back. Andrew Gibbons steered him home that day and returns here for today’s assignment. At his peak here, he looks a genuine winning chance today.

 

Gosford galloper SHARKIM (best odds currently $2.60 with Palmerbet) sports blinkers for the first time today and down in grade here, looks the one to beat in this contest. Last start, the Sharkbite gelding bounced back from a poor showing at Canberra when he finished just behind the placegetters in a BM64 Hcp on a Heavy 9 at Gosford. He ran that out, 2 lengths slower than benchmark, a new personal best and the best in this line-up by more than 6 lengths. He maps to settle on-speed today and now four starts into this preparation, he should be at his peak today and with Aaron Bullock on board, he looks testing material today.

 

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