Roughies Tips January 22

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Roughies Tips Back our roughies for the weekend

Looking for roughies tips to back at big prices on Saturday racing? We pick out the best three roughies to back each week.

There is plenty of quality action on offer with racing around Australia on January 22

We have looked through fields and picked out the best three roughies to back for the day, each-way.

Race 6 at Moonee Valley is a BenchMark 70 and JAPERY ($19 with bet365) can go close at the each-way quote. The Patrick Payne-trained galloper has had just the one run this time in and was no match for In The Boat over the 1100m at Caulfield, battling into 6th position. He just lacked the dash in the closing stages of that race but should be open to improvement. At his last campaign he improved improved a few lengths on benchmark figures when second up to run 4th at Flemington and he was solid a few starts later behind I’m Thunderstruck over the 1400m at that venue. The son of Sizzling gets the 2kg claim for Alana Kelly in this race with the apprentice hoop looking to continue where she left off at Flemington last weekend.



Race 7 at Moonee Valley shapes as an open betting race and MUSWELLBROOK ($16 with Palmerbet) is right in this. The Ben & JD Hayes-trained galloper comes into this second up after running 5th behind Open Minded at Caulfield on January 8. The six-year-old was well beaten but was just on the heels of the placegetters and may have finished closer but was held up for a large portion of the straight. He went 3.6 lengths faster than standard benchmark in that race, which are the best last start figures of any runner here. The son of Denman will strip fitter and he has a good record at Moonee Valley with three near misses from four attempts.



The feature at Randwick is the Carrington Stakes and LOOKS LIKE ELVIS ($15 with Palmerbet) can show up after a handy performance last time out at Flemington in the Listed Chester Manifold Stakes (1400m). The seven-year-old settled back in the field of 11 that day before producing the fastest last 400m to land in the runner-up slot behind Lighthouse. Form out of that race has held up and he went a very healthy 12 lengths faster than standard benchmark, which are the best last start figures of any runner and the second best that any of these have set in the past two years. A key to his chances will be the pace in this race and he should enjoy a solid tempo with the likes of Prime Candidate, True Detective and Ziegfield to bowl along. He is well worth a play at nice odds.


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