Wyong Preview & Best Bets – Friday September 2

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Wyong Tips 02/09/2022

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



Race 5:  No.4  MARTINI CRUSADER  ($3.10 with Palmerbet)

The locally-trained MARTINI CRUSADER is in great touch this time in and back on his home track today, looks the one to beat. Last start, the Pride Of Dubai gelding came of a big maiden win at Newcastle when on the same track, stepped up to Class 1 company and beat all but one home in a 1600m contest. He ran his last 600m, 8.3 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field by 3 lengths. He also recorded the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. Keagan Latham returns for the ride after finishing second on him at his first appearance at the track. From gate four today, he maps to settle in the first half-dozen and in his current form (finishing top-two in all three starts so far), he should take beating here.



Race 2:  No.8  SUMATRA  ($3 with Unibet)

The James Cummings-trained SUMATRA has come back a different horse this time in and looks a genuine winning chance here. Last start, the Lonhro filly resumed from a lengthy 22-week break and seeing Hawkesbury for the first time, broke through for her Maiden win. With Sam Clipperton aboard, she settled in the box seat and after taking over inside the final 300m, kept them all at bay from there and went to win the 1300m event by a length on the line. She ran her final 600m, 3.4 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best here. Clipperton sticks with her today and based on that first-up effort, she certainly looks in the mix here.



Race 6:  No.9  SUR LA MER  ($7 with bet365)

Chris Waller saddles-up SUR LA MER for the big one here and her current form suggests she is in this contest with a big show. Last start, the Nicconi mare made it three wins from her past four starts when she clobbered a BM78 field over 1300m at Rosehill. Putting almost three lengths on them over the line, she ran that out in personal best time, 4.3 lengths quicker than benchmark, a whisker slower than the Godolphin galloper (Katalin) who has drawn the car park today. She also posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for that race. William Pike has the job today and from gate seven, she maps to settle better than mid-field with cover. To date, she has proven a joy for punters to follow, boasting 12 podium finishes from her 17 career starts and in five starts this time in, is yet to miss a top-two finish. She is covered with consistency and is good enough to give this a real shake today at odds.