Stawell Tips April 4

  • Best bets for each Stawell race meeting
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Looking for Stawell race tips? Our Victorian form expert provides his best bets for key horse race meetings at Stawell racecourse. 

Here are our Stawell race tips for today:

ROCK TYCOON might be worth a play in Race 4 of the day at Stawell. The Nathan Hobson-trained galloper has some form that is much better than what it looks like on face value and has had zero luck in a number of his most recent runs. The last three of those have come over the 955m at Moonee Valley and his last start effort is a case in point when he was stuck out three wide without cover before sticking on well to finish just over two lengths away behind the handy Sisstar. He went 7.3 lengths faster than standard benchmark, which is nearly six lengths better than the next best last start figures of any runner in this race and better than what any runner in this race has produced in the past 18 months. The step up to the 1100m is a slight query but he drops sharply in grade for this assignment and gets the 4kg claim for the apprentice hoop Zoe Lloyd with that pair drawing barrier 2.

MYSTERY ISLAND creates interest in Race 6 of the day. The Lindsey Smith-trained galloper has had three runs this preparation, winning first up at Terang over the 1600m and has finished runner-up in two subsequent starts. At the most recent of those, the former import settled just off them and loomed as the winner with 200m to go but couldn’t quite hold out Minola, going down to that horse by a narrow margin. The four-year-old went just 0.2 lengths slower than standard benchmark, which compares well to the recent efforts of his rivals, while he should appreciate the 2700m.

With the scratching of Mahamadeis, JAZZ STAR is not without a chance in the Stawell Cup. The five-year-old mare has been up for a while but continues to deliver and was a winner over the 1600m at Colac two starts ago before heading to the Country Mile Series Final (1600m) on All-Star Mile day at Moonee Valley recently, running 4th behind Fontein Diamond. In that race, the daughter of Zoustar went 6.6. lengths faster than standard benchmark, which are the best last start figures of any runner. She has drawn to save plenty of ground from barrier 1 and if the daughter of Zoustar can handle the step up to the 2000m, she can go very close at nice odds.



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