Bathurst Tips June 8
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 - 3:05PM JB CIVIL CONCRETING COUNTRY CLASS 2 PLATE (1100 METRES)
Best Bet 🏆No. 2 SMUGGLER'S BAY $1.60 Bet Now!
Canberra galloper SMUGGLER’S BAY (Best odds $1.60 Bet365) is undefeated after two starts and looks poised to make it a hat-trick today. Last start, the Squamosa gelding did it easy in a Class 1 at Albury, leading from barrier to box. He ran it out, 3.9 lengths above benchmark, the best effort in this field. He steps up in class today and has his first look at the Bathurst track and from gate seven, still maps to be in front on settling. Down 2.5kgs here, Kayla Nisbet remains aboard and will be looking to keep her unbeaten run on the three-year-old intact. He is skinny with the books but looks a good anchor for your multis today.
Race 6 - 3:40PM BATHURST RSL CLUB BENCHMARK 58 HANDICAP (1000 METRES)
Next Best 🥈No. 3 FEELING MIGHTY $2.80 Bet Now!
The Peter Robl-trained FEELING MIGHTY (Best odds $2.80 with Bet365) resumed with a bang at Nowra and is capable of going on with it today. Coming off a six-month absence, the Deep Field gelding showed no signs of fatigue as he finished best to claim victory in the BM58 over the 1000m sprint. He ran his last 600m, 3.3 lengths above benchmark, the second-best here. This is his first look at the Bathurst track and Rory Hutchings is having his first ride on the galloper. He maps to get the gun-run here after settling in the first half dozen and should get the last crack at them in the run home. Both career wins have been on rain affected tracks so the Soft 7 conditions today will suit. He shapes up as the one to beat.
Race 7 - 4:20PM KENNARDS HIRE BENCHMARK 58 HANDICAP (1800 METRES)
Next Best 🥈No. 2 HENDO'S MAGIC $4.40 Bet Now!
Hawkesbury galloper HENDO’S MAGIC (Best odds $4.40 with Ladbrokes) has found his feet this campaign and looks well placed here to go on with it. Last start, the Magic Albert gelding finished best to win a BM58 over 1750m at Muswellbrook after stalking the leading group for most of the journey. He ran the last 600m, a length above benchmark, the second-best effort in this field, while posting the fastest final 800m, 600m and 400m sectionals for the race. Today he faces similar company over a similar trip and will be keen on improving his Bathurst record where he is yet to crack it for a win form five previous visits. His mission is aided by having Blaike McDougall back in the saddle and after five starts this time in, he should rock-hard fit for this contest.
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