Taree Preview & Best Bets – 24/09/2023
Taree Tips for Sunday, September 24
Our form expert provides Taree tips for today’s horse racing at Taree Racecourse and gives his best bets.
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Race 4: No.2 SCORCHED LAND ($4.60 with Picklebet)
The Todd Howlett-trained SCORCHED LAND is third-up today and ticks enough boxes here to be a considered a major player in this contest. Last start, the Sizzling gelding had it all against him when he impressed by finishing fourth in a BM64 Hcp over 1500m at Newcastle. He drew the carpark that day (gate 12 of 12) and took the turn as the widest runner (six-deep) where he made ground all the way to the line, just nosed-out of third prize on the line. He is already a winner when third-up and a two-time winner at the Taree track as well. Koby Jennings sticks with him here and back to country class opposition today, he looks a prime candidate for victory.
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Race 6: No.1 I KNOW THE TRAINER ($5.50 with Bet Right)
The Paul Smith-trained I KNOW THE TRAINER is three starts into this preparation and at her peak today, she looks right in the thick of things in this contest. Last start, the Flying Artie mare was a little disappointing when finishing fifth in a BM66 over 1406m at Coffs Harbour. The stable fit the winkers for the first time today and have Courtney Bellamy booked for the ride who brings a 2kg claim into the race. Drawn out today, she maps to cross and settle better than mid-field with cover. At her peak now and a winner when fourth-up last preparation, she can give this a real shake today.
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Race 7: No.7 GOLDEN BREEZE ($6.50 with Bet Right)
The Port Macquarie-based GOLDEN BREEZE has had plenty of racing this time in but recent efforts suggest he is right in the mix amongst these gallopers today. Last start, the Smart Missile gelding brought up his second career win when he put paid to Class 1 field over 1181m at Grafton. With regular rider Jeff Kehoe aboard, he came from last on the turn and reeled them all in for an impressive win, crossing the line by more than a length in front of the field, with plenty to spare. Kehoe has been aboard for all but one of the galloper’s 18 career starts to date and has the job again today. He does no early work from gate one and maps to settle back in the field. Watch for a big finish from the four-year-old.