Tuncurry Preview & Best Bets – Friday September 9

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Tuncurry Tips 09/09/2022

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



Race 1:  No.4  MILKA  ($2.90 with Unibet)

The Kris Lees-trained MILKA is third-up today and looks ready to strike a blow. Last start, the Protectionist mare stripped a lot fitter from her first-up effort when she finished third in a Class 1/Maiden over 1880m at Newcastle. She ran the last 600m, 1.4 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best last-start effort here. The step up in distance here looks ideal for her now and a third-up winner last preparation, she can certainly repeat the dose here.



Race 6:  No.2  COOL AMIGO  ($3.80 with bet365)

The Coffs Harbour-based COOL AMIGO loses the blinkers today and fitter for two runs in, looks a real threat here. Last start, the Sebring colt gave a good account of himself when he beat all but one home in a Class 1 Hcp over 1200m at Murwillumbah. He ran the final 600m, half a length quicker than benchmark, second-best only to Apache Red (who carries top weight here and resumes from almost a year off the scene). Ideally drawn in gate two, the three-year-old maps to settle near mid-field and with a clear run to the line, should prove hard to hold out here.



Race 7:  No.10  FOREVER JUDE  ($7.50 with Palmerbet)

Muswellbrook galloper FOREVER JUDE sees the Tuncurry track for the first time today but boasting a very strong third-up record, looks right in the mix here at odds today. Last start, the Albrecht gelding showed a ton of improvement when finishing mid-field (beaten three lengths) in a BM58 Hcp over 1300m at Scone. He ran that out, 1.4 lengths slower than benchmark, setting a new personal best and the best in this line-up by 2 lengths. He also posted the best final 600m, running that out, 3.3 lengths quicker than standard. He steps up to his pet distance today where he is already a three-time winner and boasts five podium finishes from his six previous third-up performances. He does no early work from gate five and should be breathing down their necks over the final 200m. He looks great value in this contest.