Bathurst Tips February 22

Bathurst Horse Racing Tips

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:

 

Gary Portelli makes the 190 klm trip west from Warwick Farm today where he saddles-up LIBERTY FIELDS here and with winning jockey Kathy O’Hara in the saddle, looks the one to beat. The Deep Field mare broke through for her maiden win six starts back where O’Hara first rode the mare. Since then, she has been partnered by three other riders, all without success. Last start, O’Hara returned to the saddle for a tilt at a BM58, here over 1408m. Despite the bad run leading up to the race, punters sent her out a hot $2.80 favourite and she came within a whisker of victory, storming home to beat all but one to the line. Nicely drawn in gate three this time, she drops in weight here and O’Hara has the reins again. She maps to be box-seating on settling and with a clear run to the line, looks the goods here.

 

In great touch this time in, Rosehill galloper GISELLE ANNE has finally broken her maiden status and is now set to go on with it today. It took 21 starts, but the Snitzel mare showed plenty of determination last start (where she was third-up) to get the job done as she hit the line nicely to claim her first win, here over 1208m with Blake Spriggs in the saddle. We tipped her as our best bet that day and she didn’t let us down. She draws out today in barrier eight but has enough early gate speed to cross and find a sit just off the pace. She was doing her best work over the final 100 metres last start, so the extra trip here looks ideal. Fourth-up and Spriggs remaining aboard, she looks the one to beat again.

 

One for each-way lovers here is MOON OVER MENAH who, with a bit of luck going his way, could surprise at odds today. Two starts back, the Zariz gelding turned some heads when finishing second, here in a BM58 over 1408m, sent out as a $31 chance that day. Then last start, he met similar company at the same track and trip and again left the gates unwanted in the market at $19 as they jumped. Hugging the fence, he settled in the back half of the field and was second-last as they turned. Regular rider, Julia Presits, played the waiting game and when the gap came, she took it and steered the five-year-old along the fence to victory. (Worth noting, the runner-up was fast finishing Liberty Fields, our tip in race five today). He carries a little extra weight today but is meeting similar company at the same track where he is becoming a real specialist, boasting two wins and a close-up second from four starts here. All of his podium finishes (three wins and four minor placings) have come on dry tracks and with a Good 4 forecast today, the scene is set for that to continue. The bagmen are prepared to take him on again and with Presits still in charge, he looks a solid each-way chance again today.

 

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