Wyong Preview & Best Bets – Tuesday February 21

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Wyong Tips 21/02/2023

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



Race 1:  No.3  CONDRIEU  $2.60 with Ladbrokes)

The John O’Shea-trained CONDRIEU has made a late but successful start to her racing career and looks well placed here to improve even further today. Last start, the Sebring mare was fresh off a lengthy 20-week absence when she broke through for her maiden win over 1400m at Goulburn. She ran her last 600m, 4.3 lengths quicker than benchmark, second-best only to Gorshin (who finds it hard to win, having just one victory from 21 starts to his name). Reece Jones was the successful rider in that maiden win and remains aboard for this contest. Fitter for that first-up win, the five-year-old can go back-to-back today.



Race 6:  No.7  MISS VIOLET  ($4.20 with Palmerbet)

Newcastle galloper MISS VIOLET sees the Wyong track for the first time today but ticks enough boxes to suggest she is in this contest up to her eye teeth. Last start, the Flying Artie mare made it two wins from three starts this time in when she clobbered a Class 1 field over 1000m at Muswellbrook. She landed in front on barrier rise and that was all she wrote, as she went on to win by almost three lengths that day. With Ash Morgan in the saddle, she ran the trip out, 1.5 lengths slower than benchmark, a new personal best and the best last-start effort here by 3 lengths. The four-year-old also recorded the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. Morgan sticks with her today as she gets the gun-run from gate one. With some early pace drawn out wide here, Morgan may even have her box-seating on settling, giving her first crack at them in the run home. She looks a prime candidate for victory today.



Race 7:  No.2  THE HIMALAYAS  ($5.50 with bet365)

Now trained by Kim Waugh, THE HIMALAYAS is second-up today and is more than capable of beating home this field. Last start, the Zoustar gelding resumed off a lengthy 21-week break (and changed stables in that time), when he finished mid-field in a BM64 Hcp over 1200m at Newcastle. The former Brad Widdup-trained galloper came off consecutive trial wins that day and wasn’t disgraced, beaten less than three lengths over the line. The step-up in distance today looks ideal as he is already a two-time winner at the 1350m trip. He is joined by Tyler Schiller for the first time and already a winner when second-up, he fits the bill at this level and looks the big improver in the field today.