Townsville Preview June 27 – Tuesday Best Bets & Tips

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Townsville Tips 27/06/2023

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

 

BEST BET 🏆

Race 6:  No.4  CUDYADO  ($2.60 with Picklebet

Local trainer Georgie Holt saddles-up CUDYADO here who is third-up today and looks the goods in this contest. Last start, the Spirit Of Boom gelding made it two from two when second-up as he gave them a galloping lesson, beating home a BM58 field of 12, here over 1200m, running that out in a nifty 1:09, with 61.5kgs on her back that day. Formerly with the David Vandyke stable, the four-year-old has had the two runs here now and looked right at home in his last-start win. Ash Butler sticks with him today and with a trouble-free run here, looks the one to beat again.

 

NEXT BEST 🥈

Race 5:  No.7  ARMOUR FORCE  ($4.20 with Ladbrokes)

The Steve Massingham-trained ARMOUR FORCE is in great touch this time in and with a love for racing here, looks the one to beat in this contest. Last start, the Fastnet Rock gelding came off a win in Class 3 company on this track when he took up the Class 6 challenge with Nathan Day aboard and wasn’t disgraced when beating all but two home in the 12-strong contest. Beaten for early speed, he settled near the back of the field and on the turn, was second-last and a wall of horses in front of him. Day weaved his way through the traffic and had the four-year-old firing on all eight cylinders as he stormed home to grab the last place on the podium. Day sticks with him here and although drawn the outside gate (11), he has ample time to cross and find a sit from the 1400m start. A trouble-free run here can see him figure today.

 

BEST VALUE 💰 

Race 2:  No.7  CROWNING MOMENT  ($7.50 with Neds)

The Roy Chillemi-trained CROWNING MOMENT is third-up today and now a proven track lover, should give us a bold sight in this contest. Last start, the Pariah gelding came off his first-up (maiden) win when he finished a creditable third at his first crack at Class 1 company, here over the 1000m sprint. He drew poorly that day in gate 12 (of 14) and was never on the track, caught three and four-deep without cover. Lacey Morrison was aboard for both starts this time in but not riding today, so Denni Smith is legged aboard for his first ride on the three-year-old. He gets all the favours today from gate one and should settle on the speed (or box-seating, worse case scenario). Fitter for two runs back, he should give us a big sight at odds today.