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Townsville Tips for Sunday, November 19

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



Race 5:  No.1  BEAU RAIN  ($2 with Ladbrokes)

Townsville’s most recent star of the track is the Bill Kenning-trained BEAU RAIN and even first-up today, he will have to do a lot wrong to miss out on the winner’s cheque here. Last start, the Sidestep gelding made it four wins (and six-straight podium finishes) hen he took out a Two-Year-Old Hcp, here over 1300m with young apprentice Isabella Teh in the saddle for the first time. He resumes today from a 17-week spell where he is a two-time winner on fresh legs and has Teh sticking with him for this assignment. Drawn perfectly in gate two, he maps to box-seat behind the pace and with a clear run to the line, he should prove very hard to hold out here.



Race 6:  No.3  O’MUDGEE  ($4 with Bet Right)

To the first of the feature races today and Rockhampton trainer Jared Wehlow saddles-up O’MUDGEE here who has won two if his five starts this time in and looks well placed here for another victory in this event. Two starts back, the Sacred Falls gelding finished unplaced against city class company at Eagle Farm in a strong BM75 Hcp over the mile. Then last start, he bounced back from that to take home second prize in Open company at Mackay over the shorter 1300m trip. His only look at the Cluden Park track was five starts back when he pulled off a strong win in Open company over 1300m when he drew the car park in gate 13 and still finished best to claim the honours. Ash Butler had the reins last start, and sticks with him today. Drawn a middle gate today (9), he returns to the mile trip and at his peak after five runs back, he should prove hard to hold out here.



Race 7:  No.2  BONES  ($7.50 with Bet Right)

Townsville’s Premiership winning trainer (Georgie Holt) and Premiership winning jockey (Lacey Morrison) join forces here with BONES who is in top-shelf form of late and despite the wide gate, still looks the right stuff today. Last start, the Eurozone gelding made it four-straight top-two finishes when he beat all but one home in an Open company Hcp, here over 1000m with apprentice, Tessa Townsend, aboard that day. ‘Lethal’ Lacey, who boasts a 20% success rate with the Holt stable, is back in the saddle for this contest and has two wins and a close-up second from her three previous rides on the seven-year-old. He has had a long preparation this time in but is in career-best form and while the iron’s still hot, we should strike (again). Already a two-time winner at the track and distance, he looks all set for another tilt today, at odds.