Wyong Preview & Best Bets – Sunday January 22

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Wyong Tips 22/01/2023

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



Race 1:  No.5  ZANZIBAR GEM  ($3.50 with Palmerbet)

The Kris Lees-trained ZANZIBAR GEM is second-up today and down in grade, looks a genuine player here. Last start, the Written Tycoon mare was fresh off a nine-week break when she beat all but one home in a BM64 Hcp over 1000m at Warwick Farm. She ran that trip out, 4.5 lengths quicker than benchmark, setting a new personal best and the best last-start effort here by more than 6 lengths. She also posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals in the race. Aaron Bullock was on board for her victory at Muswellbrook two starts back and is back in the saddle for today’s contest. Back on the country scene today, the four-year-old strips fitter for that city run and will take beating here.



Race 6:  No.1  CROWNED BY ACES  ($3.70 with Palmerbet)

Warwick Farm visitor CROWNED BY ACES makes his Wyong debut today and on recent form looks in the mix here. Last start, he came off a win in a Class 2 Hcp over the mile at Nowra when he took on BM72 company over the same trip on his home track. He drew wide that day (gate 10 of 11) and was trapped three-deep (no cover) most of the way. He ran home well, finishing mid-field, beaten less than two lengths over the line. He covered the 1600m, half a length slower than benchmark, the best in this field by more than 2 lengths. Blake Spriggs rode him to that Nowra win and is in control again today. Up in weight, but down in grade, he has the runs on the board this preparation to warrant plenty of respect in this contest.



Race 7:  No.4  ENDORPHINS  ($4.60 with Palmerbet)

Kris Lees saddles-up ENDORPHINS here who sees the Wyong track for the first time and four starts back, looks a real winning chance today. Last start, the Sebring mare continued improving when she beat all but one home in a BM72 Hcp over 2200m at Warwick Farm. She drew the outside gate that day which saw her settle last and she was the widest runner on the turn. Despite covering the extra ground, she was beaten just a head on the line that day. She ran her 600m, 3.9 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up, and recorded the fastest final 800m and 600m sectionals for the race. Down in grade and back to country racing today, this looks ideal for her to bring up win number one this time in.