Townsville Preview April 24 – Monday Best Bets & Tips
Townsville Tips 24/04/2023
Our form expert provides Townsville tips for today’s horse racing at Townsville Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 5: No.2 REDAVNI ($2.50 with Picklebet)
The Janel Ryan-trained REDAVNI is high-flying at the moment and looks well worth following-up in this contest today. Last start, the Invader filly came off a good win here when she returned to the Cluden Park track and beat all but one home in a QTIS Three-Year-Old Hcp over 1300m. That was her first look beyond 1200m where she had 59kgs to carry and went down by just half a length on the line. Today, she comes back to the 1200m trip where she is already a winner on this track. She is joined by Brisbane rider Ryan Wiggins for the first time and from gate six, maps to settle back in the field. Rock-hard fit after four race starts now, a clear run to the line should see her storming home and putting it up to this field.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 3: No.4 MYSTERY ‘N’ MAGIC ($3.65 with BoomBet)
The Roy Chillemi-trained MYSTERY ‘N’ MAGIC is in great touch this time in and this contest looks right up his alley. Last start, the Rothesay gelding came off three-straight top-two finishes when he failed to fire over the 1300m trip, here in Open company. Jockey (Jason Taylor) said after the race that in his opinion, the galloper needed it a bit further and the galloper’s resume agrees. Today, he steps up to the 1400m trip where his eleven previous starts resulted in two wins and four minor placings. He boasts four podium finishes here over the distance and from gate one today, does no early work and just might manage to finish over the top of them. We’ve had a hard time in the past trying to catch this guy on a winning day, maybe our luck changes today.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 7: No.3 BAKUHATSU ($4.20 with Palmerbet)
After failing in Sydney under Joe Pride, BAKUHATSU returns to the Jo Hassett stable where his resume suggests he is much happier and after a let-up, he looks set to continue his good work on the Cluden Park track today. Prior to his two Sydney starts (where he finish a distant last on both occasions), he enjoyed a second-to-none record in Townsville. He is unbeaten in four starts over the track and distance where (Lethal) Lacey Morrison was the last to ride the Spirit Of Boom gelding to victory. Already a winner when first-up, he has Morrison back in the saddle today and from gate two, maps to be box-seating on settling. The indications are he is every chance of making his return to the tropical north, a winning one today.