Townsville Preview & Best Bets – Tuesday February 28

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Townsville Tips 28/02/2023

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



Race 2:  No.2  STYLE  SEEKER  ($2.90 with Palmerbet)

The Steve Massingham-trained STYLE SEEKER is now three starts into this preparation and is ready to fire today. Last start, the Savabeel gelding made it consecutive bridesmaid finishes when he beat all but one home in a Class 3 Plate, here over 1400m. Ryan Wiggins drove him to the lead on settling where he was stalked by (eventual winner) Ciao Bicky who never gave him a minute’s peace up front. The pair of them had the race between them with Ciao Bicky finishing just a little too well and crossed the line half a length in front. He gets the gun-run from gate one today and is joined by Nathan Thomas for this contest. There’s plenty to like about this fellow since arriving from the Maryann Brosnan stable and at his peak today after three runs back, he should be leading this field a merry dance and will take catching here.



Race 5:  No.8  KISS GOODBYE  ($4 with BlueBet)

Local trainer Georgie Holt welcomed new arrival KISS GOODBYE to the stable recently and after just one run for her new stable, has stamped herself a winning chance in this event today. Last start the Kiss And Make Up mare was on debut for the Holt stable where Adrian Layt drove her to the lead on settling. She set a solid pace and seeing the Cluden Park track for the first time, did well to hold off all but one and take home the silver medal that day. The former O’Dea & Hoysted-trained mare can put that run down to experience which she can only improve on as she makes her second appearance in seven days at the track. She gets all the favours from gate one today and will take catching here.



Race 4:  No.2  SYLVESTER  ($5.50 with Palmerbet)

The Sharlee Hoffman-trained SYLVESTER has managed three-straight podium finishes of late and looks a genuine winning chance in this contest. Last start, the Epaulette gelding was in line for the hat-trick when he came up just a little short, taking home third prize in Open company, here over the 1000m sprint. He ran an honest race that day but found a couple of others just a little too strong on the line. Today, he is reunited with ‘lethal’ Lacey Morrison who has partnered him on 10 occasions for four wins and a runner-up finish. He is as honest as they come and perfectly drawn in gate two here, the seven-year-old is in top-shelf form and ticks enough boxes here to suggest he is a contender today.