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Wellington Tips for Sunday, November 19

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



Race 6:  No.3  SMART AND DAPPER  ($2.35 with BoomBet)

The Brett Thompson-trained SMART AND DAPPER is in great touch this time in and looks the one to beat in this contest. Last start, the Smart Missile gelding clobbered his rivals in a BM58 over the 1000m sprint at Muswellbrook. Carrying 61kgs, he jumped and led on settling and then showed them all a clean pair of heels as he sprinted away to win by almost three lengths on the line. If anything, this looks a little easier (on paper) and after Dylan Stanley’s claim, he carries just 56.5kgs, a drop of 4.5kgs from that last start win. Drawn perfectly in gate four today, he maps to settle on-speed and rock-hard fit after four starts back, he will take a ton of beating here.



Race 7:  No.1  DEION  ($2.60 with bet365)

The Brett Robb-trained DEION is a new addition to his stable ranks who has impressed greatly from his two race-starts to date and with that experience behind him now, looks a major threat to this line-up. Two starts back, the Akeed Mofeed gelding made his racing debut at Coonabarabran where he came from mid-field to grab victory in an 11-strong Maiden Plate over 900m with Clay Gallagher as his first pilot. Then last start, Gallagher had the reins again when he had 60.5kgs to carry and did well to grab third prize in a BM58 over 1000m at Warren. He drops 1.5kgs here and has Gallagher sticking with him again. From gate six, he maps to settle in the first half dozen and fitter for those two runs now, he should take beating in this contest.



Race 3:  No.4  BOONGARRA GIRL  ($5.50 with Bet Right)

Bathurst galloper, BOONGARRA GIRL, has run into some form of late and although up in grade today, still looks a solid winning chance in this company. Last start, the Super One mare finished too strong for them in a BM50 Hcp over 1400m at Mudgee. Jake Pracey-Holmes was having his first ride on the mare when he got the job done, steering her across the line to grab first prize by a length in the end. He sticks with her today as the five-year-old gets the gun-run from gate one and maps to be box-seating on settling. Already a winner here and now has a victory at the trip, she looks a serious chance of going back-to-back today.