Wagga Preview & Best Bets – Friday October 28

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Wagga Tips 28/10/2022

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



Race 1:  No.4  LEATHER JACKET LEW  ($2.20 with bet365)

Goulburn galloper LEATHER JACKET LEW is three starts into this preparation and back in country class company today, looks poised for a victory here. Last start, the Poet’s Voice gelding gave a good account of himself when finishing third in a Hwy Class 3 Hcp over 1800m on a rain affected Randwick track. Drawn wide that day (gate 11 of 13), he was never on the track, caught three-deep (no cover) to the turn. He did well to finish within half a length of the winner. He ran the trip out, 4.9 lengths quicker than benchmark, a new personal best for him and the best last-start effort here by more than 6 lengths. On a short back-up here (six days), he drops in class here and looks the testing material in this contest.



Race 4:  No.3  SEVENTH SEAL  ($2.60 with Palmerbet)

The Mitch Beer-trained SEVENTH SEAL is in great touch this time in and looks well placed here to break his run minor placings. Last start, the Fastnet Rock gelding made it a hat-trick of minor money finishes when he took home third prize in the Stan Axtill Memorial over 1200m at Narrandera. Today, he comes back to the Wagga track where eight previous visits have resulted in six minor placings. Blake Spriggs has the job today where the six-year-old is ideally drawn in gate two and maps to settle right behind the early pace. He is an absolute duck on wet tracks, already boasting two wins and seven placings from eleven starts in heavy going. Today can be his day to break the Wagga drought and take home the major prize.



Race 7:  No.8  SWAGGER  ($3.90 with Ladbrokes)

Mitch Beer saddles-up SWAGGER here who boasts a strong track record and in the money at all three starts this time in, looks set to continue that trend today. Last start, the seven-year-old finished second again (with excuses) in a BM74 Hcp, here over 1300m. Drawn the carpark in gate 12 that day, he did a lot of early work to cross and settle just behind the pace, then had to cross heels in search of clean air in the run home. On a Heavy 9, he covered the trip, 3.6 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best in this line-up. His resume shows a heavy track record of two wins and four minor placings from six starts in the going so conditions here today look ideal for him. Jett Stanley rode him to victory three starts back at Gundagai and is back in the saddle again. Already a winner here, he will take beating today.