Toowoomba Preview & Best Bets – Saturday September 24
Toowoomba Tips 24/09/2022
Our form expert provides Toowoomba tips for today’s horse racing at Toowoomba Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 6: No.3 MATOWATAKPE ($6 with Palmerbet)
Gold Coast-based MATOWTAKPE is third-up here and should find this a lot easier. Last start, the Dream Ahead gelding wasn’t disgraced when finishing fourth in a BM90 Hcp over 1350m on his home track. Beaten less than two lengths, he ran his last 600m, 5 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best among these gallopers. He sees the Clifford Park track for the first time here and has Brodie Loy in the saddle for the first time. Already a two-time winner when third-up, he can get the job done here.
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Race 7: No.3 AUSSIE NUGGET ($6 with Unibet)
Its (currently) $4.50 the field for this year’s Cup and the Tony Gollan-trained AUSSIE NUGGET looks a genuine chance of taking home the silverware this year. Last start, the Dansili gelding was third-up and struck form at the right time with a win in a Class 6 Hcp over the mile at Doomben. On a Heavy 8 that day, he stuck to the fence and saving ground, got the job done in the end. He ran his last 600m, 6.6 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up by 3 lengths. He also posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. The step up in distance looks ideal after three starts back and with Ben Thompson aboard, he can give this a real shake.
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Race 2: No.7 KING’S EXPRESS ($13 with bet365)
Gold Coast galloper KING’S EXPRESS has come back in great touch and looks a genuine chance here at odds to take home the chocolates. Last start, the Rubick gelding came off a Class 1 win at Ipswich when he stepped up to city grade company and was impressive when beating all but one home in a Class 3 Hcp over 1000m at Eagle Farm (as an unwanted $18 chance). He ran the last 600m, 5.6 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field. He should find this company a little easier and has Michael Cahill sticking with him. Fitter for three runs back, he looks well placed to make it four-straight podium finishes, (currently) at good each-way odds.