Wellington Preview & Best Bets – Friday March 24
Wellington Tips 24/03/2023
Our form expert provides Wellington tips for today’s horse racing at Wellington Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 4: No.3 RADEGAST ($5 with bet365)
The Michael Mulholland-trained RADEGAST is in career-best form this time in and looks a worthy contender in this contest. Last start, the Savabeel gelding rang up his second win in three starts when he accounted for a BM58 field over 2212m at Dubbo. Coming from well back on the turn, he overhauled them in time to snatch the major prize, running the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals in the process. Apprentice Braith Nock steered him home that day and is sticking with him here. This looks no harder and with the runs on the board, he looks the one to beat today.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 6: No.3 MINIMAL ($4.20 with Palmerbet)
Coonabarabran visitor MINIMAL sees this track for the first time today and improving with each start, looks a prime contender for the major prize here. Last start, the Vancouver gelding was sent out as race-favourite at Gunnedah in a BM50 Hcp but found one better on the day, finishing second behind The Affirmative in the 1000m contest. Clayton Gallagher was aboard that day and has the reins again for this assignment. Now three starts back, he won fourth-up last preparation and is already a winner over the 1000m as well. He has the early gate speed to overcome the wide draw as he maps to settle in the first half-dozen today. Rock-hard fit after those three runs in, he will take beating here.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 7: No.8 RUBISAYA ($13 with Palmerbet)
Trained at Muswellbrook by Jan Bowen, RUBISAYA is in red-hot form of late and looks a tad overs for this contest today. Last start, the Rubick mare made it four-straight podium finishes when she took home third prize in a Class 1 Hcp over 1000m at Tamworth. She came from well back on the corner and finished strongly to claim the minor prize, running the fastest final 200m sectional in the process. Today, she is joined by Beany Panya who is looking for her first win since returning to the track after a six-year absence from racing. The four-year-old mare gets the gun-run from gate one and has track experience, finishing second here three starts back. After the claim, she comes in 2kgs under the limit and looks every chance of finding the podium again at great each-way odds today.