Taree Preview & Best Bets – Monday January 9

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Taree Tips 09/01/2023

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



Race 3:  No.2  OUR FRANKIE  ($2.80 with bet365)

Newcastle galloper OUR FRANKIE did enough first-up to warrant serious thought for this contest. Last start, the Mahisara mare was resuming from a lengthy ten months on the sidelines when she did a mighty job to beat all but one home in a 1200m Maiden on the Beaumont track at Newcastle. Never on the track, she settled second last and sat three-wide most of the way, but still hit the line strongly to grab that second prize. She covered the 1200m, 9 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best in this field, while posting the fastest final 800m and 200m in the race. Drawn much better today in gate four, she maps to settle near mid-field (with cover) and will find the extra distance here a real bonus. Ash Morgan is in charge today and fitter for that first-up run, she will take beating here.



Race 7:  No.12  EXTESSIVE  ($4.80 with Ladbrokes)

The Kris Lees-trained EXTESSIVE is high-flying recently and looks well placed here at the weights to give this contest a real shake. Last start, the Exceed And Excel filly came off her maiden win at Tamworth when she beat all but one home in a Class 1 Hcp over 1400m at Scone. She came from well back that day and looked a winning chance until she was out-raced by the Annabel Neasham-trained Summer In Siam, and had to settle for second prize in the end. Today she sports the winkers for the first time with Darryl McLellan in the saddle for the second time. She does little to no work early from gate three and coming in on the limit here (55.5kgs), should prove hard to hold out today.



Race 1:  No.4  MISS ARIZONA  ($7 with Palmerbet)

The locally-trained MISS ARIZONA has had four starts to get it right this time in and now looks ready to produce. Last start, the Starspangledbanner mare dropped back in grade and put in her best effort so far this preparation when she beat all but one home in a BM58, here over 1000m. She had to carry 61kgs and Ashley Morgan that day and after a slow start, did well to rally late and collect the silver medal. She ran that, 5 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best last-start effort here and recorded the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals as well. She takes on Class 2 company today but now rock-hard fit and Morgan sticking with her today, she can figure here at odds.