Wyong Preview April 6 – Thursday Best Bets & Tips
Wyong Tips 06/04/2023
Our form expert provides Wyong tips for today’s horse racing at Wyong Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 5: No.4 STREET GOSSIP ($3.20 with bet365)
The Mark Newnham-trained STREET GOSSIP is three starts into this preparation and coming off three city runs here, looks much better placed in this company. Last start, the So You Think filly again faced BM72 company and wasn’t disgraced when finishing fifth, beaten just 2.5 lengths over the 1400m trip. She ran that out, 4.8 lengths quicker than benchmark, setting a new personal best and that was the best last-start effort here as well. She ran home well that day and the step-up to the mile here looks ideal for her now. Tom Sherry steered the three-year-old to her maiden win on a Heavy 8 at Warwick Farm five starts back and remains in the saddle for this assignment. Rock-hard fit today, she will take beating here.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 6: No.6 STARROS ($11 with Ladbrokes)
Hawkesbury galloper STARROS sees the Wyong track for the first time today and brings with him a resume that says he’s ready to rock. Last start, the Star Witness gelding came off a podium finish in a Maiden Hcp where he improved on that run to break through on his home track over the longer 1300m trip. With Jay Ford aboard, he fanned wide on the turn, balanced-up, and finished too strong for them that day, posting the fastest final 400m and 200m sectionals. Drawn nicely in gate five, he maps to settle near mid-field and has Ford sticking with him as well. He will strip even fitter today and should give us a bold sight at odds.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 8: No.9 TWITCH ($13 with Neds)
Gosford galloper TWITCH is second-up today and at double-figures looks a real value bet here. Formerly trained by Mark Newnham, the I Am Invincible mare had her first start for new trainer Kylie Gavenlock and after 30 weeks in the paddock, did well to finish third in a BM64 Hcp over 1100m on her new home track. Trying to lead all the way, her lack of fitness gave out over the final stages, beaten two lengths in the end. She managed to run that out, 1.5 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up today. Mitchell Bell sticks with her here where she is already a winner when second-up and six previous starts at the trip have seen her on the podium on all six occasions. There’s value to be had right here and she looks well worth an each-way ticket today.