Gunnedah Tips May 30

  • Best bets for each Gunnedah race meeting.
Gunnedah Racing (Pic- Northern Daily Leader)

Looking for Gunnedah racing tips for today? Our form expert previews each meeting at Gunnedah Racecourse and gives his best bets for the card. 

Here are our Gunnedah horse racing tips for today.


The Paul Messara-trained CHARVET (Best Odds $2.45 with Sportsbet) overcame difficulties to score at Scone and looks poised to go back-to-back today. Last start, the Zoustar mare was having her second start for Messara after transferring from the Busuttin and Young’s Cranbourne stables when she worked her way clear to beat home a Class 1 field over 1100m at Scone. Shen ran that trip 9.3 lengths above benchmark but did manage to post the fastest overall sectionals for the event. Grant Buckley returns to the saddle today after steering her to second prize at Muswellbrook two starts back. Ideally drawn in gate two, she maps to settle in the first half-dozen and fitter for two runs back, looks the testing material here.


Tamworth galloper DANZA IN THE DARK (Best Odds $3.90 with Unibet) is third-up today and stepping up in distance, looks right in the mix. Last start, the four-year-old took on a Class 1 over 1200m on his home track where he beat all but one home that day with Chad Lever in the saddle. He ran that trip, 1.8 lengths above benchmark, the best in this line up. He also posted the fastest final 400m sectional for the race. He draws wide today but drops in weight and has Lever backing up for the ride. With a touch of luck in running, he is capable of beating these to the line today.


In career-best form of late, the Paul Messara-trained TOTAL RECALL (Best Odds $3.80 with Sportsbet) continues his ‘Cups Campaign’ here and should take beating today. Three starts back, the Animal Kingdom gelding took out the Tamworth Cup ‘Prelude’ by more than a length on the line. He then finished a game fifth in the Cup itself two weeks later, beaten just half a length in the end. Last start, he took his place in the Country Cup at Scone over 1400m where he finished fifth yet again. That day, he had 60.5kgs to carry and drew gate 13 (of 14), forcing Tommy Berry to use up some fuel early to find a decent sit. Scouting wide on the turn, he seemed one-paced to the 200m mark, then got going again to finish off strongly in the end. This was evidenced with his stats which showed him running the trip, 1.8 lengths slower than benchmark, but running his last 600m, 3.7 lengths quicker than standard. Fitter for those three runs, if he can overcome the tricky gate (11), the extra distance here can only benefit him and with a clear run to the line, new rider Grant Buckley gets the opportunity to push him all the way today.



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