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Wagga Tips 06/03/2023

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



Race 5:  No.6  MAGNOLIA BELLE  ($3.20 with Ladbrokes)

Albury trainer, Mitchell Beer saddles-up MAGNOLIA BELLE here who is second-up and looks well-placed for back-to-back victories today. Last start the Bel Esprit mare was fresh off a 16-week spell when she franked her trial-effort (a six-length win) and clobbered her rivals in a 1000m Maiden Plate on this track. With Danny Beasley on board, she took full advantage of gate one that day and led on settling. Despite drifting to the middle of the track on straightening, they never got near her in the run home and as all good $1.30 favourites should, she went on to win by almost four lengths across the line. Today, the wider draw looks the only obstacle to overcome as she makes her way to a second-straight win.



Race 4:  No.1  ALEMBEE  ($3.60 with BlueBet)

Wodonga-based galloper ALEMBEE sees the Wagga track for the first time today and with three impressive efforts this time in on his resume, he looks a prime contender for first prize here. Last start, the Fighting Sun gelding had his first run in the anti-clockwise direction and finished a close-up third in a Maiden Plate over 11oom at Wodonga. That made it three-straight podium finishes for the four-year-old who now looks ready to win. Nick Heywood jumps aboard for the second time today as the galloper gets the gun-run from gate one and maps to be box-seating on settling. At his peak now, he gets all the favours here and will have to do a lot wrong today to remain in maiden class company.



Race 1:  No.10  TIMARU  ($21 with Palmerbet)

We kick off the program with some value and are running with the Goulburn galloper TIMARU here on an each-way basis. The Bon Hoffa gelding has had two starts off a lengthy break of almost 12 months but has shown some improvement since returning to the track. Last start, the now five-year-old wasn’t disgraced when finishing fifth in a 1300m Maiden on his home track. Although beaten five lengths in the 12-strong field, he had no lock in running and was checked at the 600m mark, as rider, Ellen Hennessey, chose to stick to the fence. Turning for home, he was still back near last and had to weave through traffic all the way to the line. He did finish off well and a clearer run may have seen him finish closer. Amy McLucas has the reins today and drawn a little wider here may be a blessing as he maps to settle outside runners, giving him more opportunities in the run home. Fitter for two runs back, he looks a sneaky chance at big odds today.