Taree Preview & Best Bets – 19/11/2023
Taree Tips for Sunday, November 19
Our form expert provides Taree tips for today’s horse racing at Taree Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 3: No.2 BELIEVE SO ($4.40 with Bet Right)
Coffs Harbour galloper, BELIEVE SO, makes his Taree debut today and although mixing his form of late, still looks a winning chance here. Last start, the So You Think gelding bounced back from a city-class failure at Randwick when he finished a close-up fourth in the Kempsey Cup over 1450m, beaten less than a length on the line. He should find this contest even easier today and has Matty McGuren on board for the first time. He steps-up to the mile here where all three of his career wins have been celebrated. Ideally drawn in gate two, he maps to settle in the first half-dozen and rock-hard fit after six starts this preparation, he should be there at the finish today.
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Race 4: No.2 DELEXO ($6.50 with Ladbrokes)
Kirsten Buchanan saddles-up DELEXO here who is having just his second start after almost a year off the scene and coming back to country class racing, looks well placed for a big day here. Last start, the Exosphere gelding began this campaign just as he ended the last, finishing unplaced against city competition, crossing the line unplaced in a BM72 on the Kensington track at Randwick. Clearly in need of the run, he had 61kgs to carry, and after travelling three-wide without cover most of the way, he thew the sponge in passing the 200m mark and finished 4.5 lengths from the winner. He has five career wins from his 20 race starts, all of which have come at the 1000m trip. He has drawn out today but dropping sharply in grade here, and already a winner when second-up, he has firmed from $9 overnight and looks a serious threat to this field.
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Race 7: No.7 ROLLER COASTER ($11 with Bet Right)
The Paul Shailer-trained ROLLER COASTER comes in well at the weights today and coming off two-straight podium finishes, looks well placed to give this year’s Cup a real shake at odds. Last start, the Ocean Park gelding lumped 62kgs in a BM74 at Kempsey and did well to finish third in the 1900m event. Coming from last, he missed by just 1.5 lengths from claiming that first prize cheque that day. Today, he drops a whopping 8kgs, or 17lbs on the old scale which is a decent amount of weight in any language. Ben Looker sticks with him here and with a trouble-free run home, he can certainly figure here and is well worth an each-way ticket today.