Warwick Farm Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday January 11

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Warwick Farm Tips 11/01/2023

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



Race 6:  No.5  ZAIN’S GIRL  ($8 with Neds)  

Mark Newnham saddle’s-up ZAIN’S GIRL here who has returned to racing in top form and will play a hand in this contest today. Last start, the Zoustar mare was fresh off a five-month absence when she ran her rivals ragged, taking out a BM72 Hcp over 1000m at Randwick. With Tyler Schiller aboard for his eighth ride on the mare, she travelled back in the field and three off the fence but still finished best to get the job done that day. Her last 600m was covered, 16.8 lengths quicker than benchmark, not surprisingly, more than 6 lengths faster than any of her rivals here. Schiller sticks with her today as she draws well in gate three and if she can reproduce similar stats to those of her last start, she looks the best each-way ticket here all day, and then some.



Race 5:  No.2  ANAGAIN  ($5.50 with Ladbrokes)

The Joe Pride-trained ANAGAIN is third-up today and coming off two-straight city runs, looks well placed here to bring up career-win number two. Last start, the Hinchinbrook mare was second-up and not disgraced when finishing mid-field in a BM78 Hcp over 1200m at Randwick. Settling well back early, she ran home strongly and maybe a little longer would have been more her go that day. She ran the final 600m, 7.8 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best last-start effort in this field. Dropping in grade here, she draws well in gate four and although expected to settle back again, she maps to have plenty of cover and the extra 200m looks ideal today. Nearing her peak, she can give this contest a real shake today.



Race 2:  No.12  BALLON BLEU  ($8 with Palmerbet)  

The Team Snowden-trained BALLON BLEU has mixed her form so far this preparation but looks well placed here to finally break through for a win today. Last start, the Written Tycoon filly had no luck at all when finishing third in a 1400m Maiden at Hawkesbury. Three-wide all the way, she chased hard in the run home to finish within a length of the winner. She ran her last 600m, 5.7 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best here while posting the fastest final 800m, 600m and 400m sectionals for the race as well. Today, Tommy Berry becomes the fourth rider in the filly’s five-start career to date where she gets the favours from gate two and does little to no work early. With a clear crack at them in the run home, she will be a serious contender for the main prize here at odds.