Walcha Preview & Best Bets – Friday February 3

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Walcha Tips 03/02/2023

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



Race 5:  No.5  CHIKY CHIKY MAMA  ($4.80 with Ladbrokes)

Scone galloper CHIKY CHIKY MAMA has found the podium in all three starts this time in and looks a strong chance of another career win here. Last start, the Nicconi mare was third-up and our Best Bet 🏆 at Armidale where she looked the winner but was grabbed late by a swooper in a BM58 Hcp over 1100m. She steps up in grade today but drops 4.5kgs on that unlucky last run. Mikayla Weir is booked for her first ride on the mare who will jump from gate six and maps to settle just behind the speed here. She’s been ever consistent to date, scoring six top-three finishes from her seven career starts and looks the testing material in this contest.



Race 8:  No.5  MISS KONO  ($3.80 with BlueBet)

The Scone-based galloper MISS KONO is in great touch this time in and lines-up here a solid winning chance in this company. Last start, the Star Witness mare brought up her second win in three starts when she proved too strong for them in a Class 3 Hcp over 1000m at Tamworth. She ran that out, 1.4 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up by more than 7 lengths, also setting herself a new personal best. Ben Osmond sticks with her today and three starts in, she should be at her peak for this assignment. Already a three-time winner over the trip and ideally drawn in gate five, she should take beating here.



Race 7:  No.9  ROUSSOS  ($7 with Palmerbet)

Tamworth galloper ROUSSOS returns to the track where it all began and looks a genuine threat to victory today. Last start, the Dream Ballad gelding came off four-straight podium finishes when he took on city class company and found that task a bit too tough, finishing down the track in a 13-strong Class 3 Hwy Hcp over 1500m at Rosehill. With that experience behind him now, he returns to the country scene again, on the same track where he won his Maiden, on debut. The four-year-old has plenty of ability, boasting three wins and nine podium finishes (all-up) from just 15 starts. Peter Graham has the reins today and with a trouble-free run, we will see a different horse here who is already a track and distance winner and appeals as a genuine chance to take home this year’s Cup at odds.