Wyong Preview & Best Bets – Tuesday August 16

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Wyong Tips 16/08/2022

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



Race 3 :  No. 1  THINK ABOUT IT  ($1.85 with bet365)

The Joe Pride-trained THINK ABOUT IT has made an explosive start to his racing career and looks set to go on with it today. Last start, the well-bred So You Think gelding made his debut in a Kembla Grange Maiden Plate over 1200m where he made it look easy, winning the event by two lengths on the line. He covered the trip, 3.3 lengths slower than benchmark, the best effort in this field. He also posted the fastest final 400m and 200m sectionals for the race. Rory Hutchings got the job done that day and is back in the saddle again today. The small field will suit here and the soft conditions look ideal (after taking out that Maiden on a Soft 7). First impressions count and on that debut performance, he looks the testing material here.



Race 4 :  No. 3  BRYNNER  ($4.60 with Unibet)

Warwick Farm visitor BRYNNER found the rise in trip too much last start and looks much better placed here to get the job done today. Last start, the Contributor gelding stepped up to the 2000m at Kembla Grange where he finished mid-field in the Class 1/Maiden Plate. Although never a winning chance, he still managed to set a new personal best that day, running the trip, 2.4 lengths slower than benchmark, the best in this field. Kathy O’Hara sticks with him today and did ride him to his Maiden victory at Goulburn three starts back. Already a winner over the mile and fitter for four starts this time in, he can worry this field out of it with a trouble-free run today.



Race 7 :  No. 1  BELLADEEL  ($6 with Neds)

Newcastle galloper BELLABEEL is in career-best form of late and second-up today looks a genuine winning chance at odds. Last start, the Dundeel gelding came off a 14-week spell and beat all but one home, here in a BM64 Hcp over 1100m. Covering more ground than the early explorers that day, he finished strongly to get within a whisker of victory on the line, running his last 600m, 3.6 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. He draws the outside gate here (10), less the emergencies, but comes in considerably after scratchings. He still maps to settle better than mid-field and with clean air in front of him on straightening, he should give us a bold sight today. Already a track and distance winner, and a two-time winner when second-up, he looks the best value runner of the day.