Wellington Preview & Best Bets – 14/04/2024

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Wellington Preview & Best Bets – 14/04/2024


Wellington Tips for Sunday, April 14

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



Race 4:  No.2  WATER LAD

The Brett Cavanough-trained WATER LAD has impressed at his only two starts to date and looks well placed here for another bold performance. Last start, the Headwater gelding showed plenty of improvement from his debut run when he broke through for his maiden win over 1100m at Mudgee. With Braith Nock aboard, He sat second on the fence, six lengths behind the tearaway leader and in the run home, finished over the top of Sister Josephine to win by a length on the line. Nock sticks with him today and fitter for those two runs, looks set for back-to-back wins in this contest.



Race 5:  No.9  RAGING BUSH 

Dubbo trainer, Clint Lundholm saddles-up three runners here as we go with RAGING BUSH who looks the pick of the crop in this contest. Last start, the Sooboog gelding came off a win at Quirindi when he took on a BM82 on his home track and finished third in the event but was run down late. He carried 3kgs more than his previous run and conceded weight to the first two over the line in the 1100m race. Jake Pracey-Holmes was aboard that day and sticks with him here after steering him to three of his five career wins to date. His sees the Wellington track for the first time today and in top-shelf form, he can get the job done.




The Alison Smith-trained BRIEF STATEMENT is sporting a major gear change today and looks set to bounce back in this contest. Last start, the Press Statement mare was in good touch before finishing down the track when she stepped-up to Open company over 1000m at Canberra. She settled mid-field and to her credit, never stopped chasing but just found the class a little too nippy that day, beaten 3.5 lengths on the line. The stable slip the tongue tie on today as the five-year-old drops sharply in grade here. William Stanley returns to the saddle after steering the mare to win twice previously. She gets the gun-run from gate one today and already a winner here, she looks a winning chance at odds here.