Wagga Preview & Best Bets – Friday December 23

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Wagga Tips 23/12/2022

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



Race 5:  No.3  LIPSTICK SWING ($2.60 with Unibet)

Local galloper, LIPSTICK SWING, has won three of her four starts this time in and although up in grade today, still looks the one to beat here. Last start, the four-year-old bounced back from a disappointing run (finishing last on the Riverside track), when she clobbered a BM58 field over 900m at Albury. With Fiona Sandkuhl in the saddle, she destroyed her rivals that day, putting 4.5 lengths on them over the line. She also posted the fastest final 600m and 200m sectionals for the race. Sandkuhl sticks with the mare today as she steps up to Class 3 company here and jumps from gate two where she maps to settle on speed (probably leads). She is one from one at the track and trip and will be rock-hard fit with four starts behind her (this preparation). She carries our cash today.



Race 6:  No.1  ANOTHER ONE  ($3 with bet365)

Returning from city-class racing today, the locally-trained ANOTHER ONE will appreciate the drop in grade today and looks in the mix to bring up his first victory for this campaign. Last start, the Super One gelding finished unplaced in a strong BM84 Hcp over the mile at Flemington last Saturday. Despite finishing mid-field, he still impressed by running the trip out, 3.7 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up by more than 4 lengths. Jett Stanley has the reins for the first time today and his claim here can only boost the galloper’s chances. He gets all the favours here after drawing gate one where he maps to settle mid-field with cover. If he finds clean air in the run home, he should prove very hard to hold out today.



Race 2:  No.5  OLD GREGG  ($5.50 with Palmerbet)

The Mitchell Beer-trained OLD GREGG is in great touch this time in and with most boxes ticked here, he looks a real threat to this field today. Last start, the Complacent gelding made it two wins for this campaign when he stormed home to grab victory on the line in a BM66 Hcp over 1800m, here on the Riverside track. Crossing the line ahead of them, he recorded the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for that race. Already tasting success with the four-year-old, Nick Souquet is back in the saddle for today’s assignment as the galloper gets the gun-run from gate one and does no early work. Watch for a similar finish to last start.