Bathurst Tips December 21
Looking for Bathurst horse racing tips today? Our NSW form expert previews each meeting from Bathurst Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Here are our Bathurst Horse Racing Tips for today:
Race 5 - 4:10PM ERINS QUALITY OUTDOOR POWER CENTRE CLASS 1 HANDICAP (1400 METRES)
Next Best ?No. 6 MA BELLA ROSIE $6.00 Bet Now!
The Theresa Bateup-trained MA BELLA ROSIE is third-up today and looks well placed here at the weights. First-up off a 14-week spell, she settled back in the field, eight lengths off the pace. Turning for home, the Sidestep mare came down the centre of the track and with Jess Taylor aboard, arrived in time to grab third prize. Then last start, she ran a similar pattern to the turn, then pulled out wide to make her run. This time, she wouldn’t run straight for Madison Waters who had trouble keeping her line. Inside the final 200m, she got going again and despite ‘missing the boat’, still hit the line strongly. Today, Jess Taylor is reunited with the mare where she has enjoyed four podium finishes from her six rides to date. Drawn to do no work early (in gate 4), she should enjoy a sit nearer the fence this time, saving ground and fuel for the run home. Third-up and fitter today, if she gets a clean crack at them, the four-year-old can give this field a real fright.
Race 6 - 4:50PM KENNARDS HIRE BENCHMARK 58 HANDICAP (1400 METRES)
Best Bet ?No. 8 FREAKY FRECKLES $4.20 Bet Now!
Theresa Bateup saddles-up another stable runner here with FREAKY FRECKLES looking ready to strike. Last start, the Al Maher mare was fourth-up off a lengthy 22-week break and stable rider Jess Taylor was in pride of place, having her 14th ride on the mare. Drawn the car park (gate 11 of 12), Taylor settled her near last, one off the fence. Turning for home, she had a wall of horses in front of her, and courtesy of a mid-race move, Romeo Vella had gone for home and couldn’t be caught in the end. Meanwhile Taylor finally found clean air and stormed home to grab second prize in the contest, running the fastest overall race sectionals in the process. Drawn the fence today, she spends nothing early and with a clear crack at them, she should prove very hard to hold out today.
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