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Warwick Tips 06/07/2023

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



Race 6:  No.2  BIRMINGHAM  ($2.65 with BoomBet)

Beaudesert galloper BIRMINGHAM is in great touch this time in and the wet conditions today looks right up his alley for this contest. Last start, the Puissance de Lune gelding came off back-to-back wins when he finished just behind the placegetters in a BM60 Hcp over 1400m on his home track. That was his sixth start on a dry track where he is yet to score a top-three finish. He should feel right at home here today with a forecast Heavy 8 which looks ideal for his chances of winning this event. Boris Thornton returns for this assignment having already steered him to a podium finish previously. He maps to settle mid-field with cover here and already a winner over the 1500m, he shapes-up as the one to beat.



Race 7:  No.5  HOTSTEP  ($4.40 with Bet Right)

The Jack Bruce-trained HOTSTEP loves the wet tracks and making his Warwick debut today, looks right in the mix for a second-up victory here. Last start, the Lonhro gelding had his first start for the new stable (after transferring from the Maher & Eustace team) and after 10 months off the scene, did well to finish fifth in a BM0-62 over 1200m at the Sunshine Coast. He drew the outside gate (10) that day and settled back in the field, then came wide to finish off the race, where he ran the fastest final 400m in the event. An impressive return to the track after so long in the paddock. This looks a little easier today and after all three podium finishes have come on wet tracks, he will relish the conditions today. Fitter here, he will take beating in this contest.



Race 3:  No.4  CAPITEEL  ($6.50 with Unibet)

The Glenn Thornton-trained CAPITEEL is second-up today and looks well placed here to put in a big performance in this contest. Last start, the Capitalist gelding came off a 19-week absence when he beat all but one home in a BM60 Hcp over 1200m on the synthetic track at the Gold Coast with Thornton’s son Boris in the saddle. He is already a winner over the 1500m so the step-up in distance here shouldn’t pose a problem. His second-up record isn’t flash but the well-bred galloper is maturing as a three-year-old and fitter for that first-up run, he still rates as a winning chance today. (Boris) Thornton sticks with him today and he is expected to take a sit behind the pack here. With a trouble-free run in the small field, he can give this a real shake.