Yeppoon Preview & Best Bets – 26/09/2023
Yeppoon Tips for Tuesday, September 26
Our form expert provides Yeppoon tips for today’s horse racing at Yeppoon Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 6: No.2 GLOWSTICKS ($3.10 with Picklebet)
Rockhampton galloper GLOWSTICKS is second-up today and since arriving at the stable is yet to miss a podium finish and looks all set to keep that trend going here. Last start, the Pierro gelding made his Yeppoon debut where he beat all but one to the line in a BM0-55 over 1000m. Engaged in a two-horse war with Mr Tangles, the pair of them went stride for stride over the final 200m but with the benefit of one run under his belt, Mr Tangles prevailed to win by a head on the line. Fitter for that first-up effort, the four-year-old looks set to go one better today and has Justin Stanley remaining aboard after steering him around the track for his past two runs. Drawn perfectly in gate two, he maps to settle just off the speed and fitter for that first-up run, he will take beating here.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 5: No.2 SKYMASTER ($3.20 with bet365)
Jared Wehlow saddles-up SKYMASTER here who looks well placed to make a play for the top prize in this contest. Two starts back, the Rubick gelding was third-up when he proved too good for them in a BM0-55 over 1200m on his home track at Rockhampton. Then last start, he made the 13-hour trek north to Cairns where he had no luck getting caught three-wide without cover and finished mid-field in another BM0-55 over 1250m on the Cannon Park track. Dan McGillivray was aboard for that Rockhampton win and has the job for this assignment. If he can cross (from gate six) and find a sit with cover, he should prove hard to hold out here.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 3: No.2 ASPEN LAD ($4.45 with BoomBet)
The Darryl Johnson-trained ASPEN LAD is three starts into this preparation and is more than ready to step up and take this contest out. Last start, the Bagger Vance gelding saw the Yeppoon track for the first time and third-up, beat all but home in Open company over 1000m. With regular rider Natalea Summers aboard, he led on settling and looked home for all money, but was grabbed right on the line by race favourite, Cochrane. He drops 2kgs for this event and has Summers sticking with him again. From gate two, he maps to be leading the way on settling and they’ll have to catch him again.