Coonabarabran Tips October 25
- Our best bets for each Coonabarabran meeting.
Looking for Coonabarabran horse racing tips? Our NSW form expert previews each meeting at Coonabarabran and gives his best bets for each meeting.
See our free Coonabarabran tips below:
With the track rated a Heavy 9 (as of 6am this morning), it throws the race open to many of the runners here. I am running with wet-track lover TOM’S KNIGHT to take home the cup today. The Duporth gelding has been racing fairly consistently this preparation with just a couple of disappointing performances in amongst it. Two starts back, he lined up in the Port Macquarie Cup Prelude over 1812m where he gave his opposition a real galloping lesson. That day, he went for home early (passing the 600m mark) and left them all in his wake as he went on to a crushing 4.5 length victory. Then last start, he took his place in the Cup where he was travelling well, sitting just behind the leader, but then weakened inside the final 200 metres to finish down the track. He has seen a heavy track just once, which saw him beat home a BM66 field at Tamworth back in June this year. His soft track form is also right up there, with two wins and three minor placings from ten starts in the conditions. Drawn ideally here in gate four, he will probably box-seat and the drop back to the mile today just might suit him better in the heavy conditions. He looks good value (currently) at double each-way odds.
Second-up today, Scone visitor JOEY’S CHANCE looks ideally placed to get the job done here. Three starts back, the five-year-old showed a liking for wet tracks where he stormed home to grab third prize in a Class 2 over 1200m at Tamworth. That day, he stayed nearer the inside fence (where it was the wettest) and finished strongly, but was beaten home (half a length) by two others who chose to end their races out wider where it was drier. Last start, he was fresh off a 23-week spell and over the 900m sprint, impressed by beating all but one home in the BM66 event at Muswellbrook. Drawn the fence today, jockey Reece Jones will have options but will likely sit behind the pace again. Placed twice from two previous second-up runs, he looks right in the mix here today and is more than capable of taking this one out.