Townsville Preview & Best Bets – Thursday October 6

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Townsville Tips 06/10/2022

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

 

BEST BET 🏆

Race 4:  No.6  SIREN ROCK  ($2.50 with bet365)

The Georgie Holt-trained SIREN ROCK is three starts into this campaign and looks well placed here to go one better today. Last start, the Lonhro gelding was having his first start for the stable (formerly with the Lee Freedman stables at the Gold Coast) and beat all but one home in a BM65 Hcp, here over 1400m. He covered that trip, 5.4 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best here by more than 3 lengths. He also recorded the fastest final 800m and 600m sectionals for the race. Today, he has the services of Ryan Wiggins (who boasts a 23% success rate with the stable) and should improve after his first look at the Cluden Park track. He draws the outside gate (8) today but has an eternity to cross and settle from the 1400m chute. Fitter and more experienced now, he looks a serious player in this contest.

 

 

NEXT BEST 🥈

Race 3:  No.4  BLONDIE’S SECRET  ($3.30 with Palmerbet)

The locally-trained BLONDIE’S SECRET has done everything but win this preparation but well placed here, she gets another chance to shake the maiden monkey and bring home the chocolates. Last start, the Dissident filly came off back-to-back minor placings when she added another one to list, finishing second at Ewan in a 1200m Maiden. No stats are available for that meeting where she was beaten just over a length, carrying 1kg over that day. Back to her home track today, she has four podium finishes from her seven starts here and has Bonnie Thompson returning for her fourth ride on the filly. She jumps from gate six today and maps to settle just behind the pace. Already nine starts into this preparation, she couldn’t be any fitter and from that draw, today could be her day.

 

BEST VALUE 💰 

Race 6:  No.5  WANNA TWEET  ($4.20 with Neds)

Local galloper WANNA TWEET is four starts into this preparation and already a track specialist, looks a genuine contender here for victory. Last start, the Wandjina mare gave a BM70 field a real fright when she beat all but one of them home in the 1000m contest. She led from the outset and looked home but was grabbed on the line, beaten a neck that day. She drops in grade here and may even take a sit behind the pace after drawing barrier eight. She is a three-time winner here and will be rock-hard fit for this assignment.