Wagga Preview & Best Bets – Thursday March 16

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Wagga Tips 16/03/2023

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



Race 6:  No.1  FIGHTING ZED  ($2.70 with bet365)

Locally-trained by Gary Colvin, FIGHTING ZED has third race start today and after scoring top two finishes at his first two starts, he looks well placed here for back-to-back wins. Last start, he went one better than his debut performance and broke through for his Maiden win, here over the 1000m trip. Jeff Penza has been aboard since the outset and sticks with the three-year-old today. Nicely drawn in gate four, his early gate speed should see him in front on the fence and fitter for two runs now, he should be hard to run down.



Race 7:  No.1  BOLD TRIUMPH  ($3 with bet365)

The Phil Sweeney-trained BOLD TRIUMPH is yet to miss a podium finish in three starts this time in and being a Wagga track specialist, he will take a ton of beating today. Last start, the Turffontein gelding came off a big Maiden win when Sweeney made the bold move of lining him up in Class 3 company where he gave a good account of himself. He finished third in the 1200m event after being blocked for a run near the 300m mark. He ran the last 600m, 4 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up by 4 lengths. He hasn’t missed a beat in all three starts since arriving at the Sweeney stables and here, he drops back to Class 2 company today. He maps to settle in the first half-dozen from gate four and Jeff Penza could finish the meeting with a race-to-race double here.



Race 2:  No.4  OLD GREGG  ($3.60 with Neds)

The Mitchell Beer-trained OLD GREGG is yet to put two wins together but gets a golden opportunity here. Last start, the Complacent gelding returned to the winner’s circle when he overhauled his rivals in a BM58 Hcp over 2000m on his home track at Albury. He covered his last 600m, 1.2 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best last-start effort here while recording the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race as well. He beat the 13-strong field home by a length on the line carrying 59kgs that day. Here, he drops 2.5kgs which can only make his task easier and with Simon Miller in the saddle, he looks a huge chance of back-to-back wins today.