Looking for Toowoomba Tips? Our form expert previews each Toowoomba race meeting and provides his best bets.
Our form analysts give you the expert previews for a profitable day of punting at Toowoomba Racecourse, home to Australia’s only regular twilight racing with thoroughbred action taking place every Saturday night as well as some feature meetings during the day.
In 2009, the Toowoomba Turf Club added an artificial surface to compliment the traditional grass track.
Runner-up at his past two, the Michael Nolan-trained PATCHES is in line for a change of luck. Last start, the Whittington gelding stepped up to BM72 company at Doomben where he flew home to beat all but Gin ‘N’ Bitters, beaten less than half a length on the line. He covered the journey 5.6 lengths quicker than benchmark (which was faster than the winner’s effort) and ran the best overall race sectionals as well. Third-up here, he looks ready now and after the claim, carries 2kgs less than last start. He is a two-time winner at the track and trip and will take beating here.
Race 4 - 7:00PM SOUTHERN STARS AIR CONDITIONING & ELECTRICAL Class 3 Plate (1210 METRES)
The Tony Sears-trained BESTIE is fourth-up here and looks ready to win. Last start, the Spirit Of Boom gelding ran the second-fastest final 200m race sectional when he beat all but one home in a Sunshine Coast Class 3 over 1000m. Taking the lead inside the final 250m, he looked home but was grabbed late by Katy’s Daughter. The four-year-old’s last win was here in a BM65 where he drew wide but still carried his 59.5kgs to a one length victory that day. A winner fourth-up last preparation, he should strip fitter again here and prove hard to beat.
Race 6 - 8:15PM THANK YOU CLIFFORD PARK RACECOURSE TEAM Class 2 Handicap (1875 METRES)
Still in search of a second career win, the Chris Anderson-trained EMPIRE GAMES looks well placed in this field to make it happen here. Last start, the Adelaide gelding was fitter for two runs back and made it known as he ran home strongly to beat all but one home in a Class 1 over 1800m at the Gold Coast. Fourth-up here, the four-year-old should be at peak fitness now and carrying less weight here, he maps to get a gun run from gate four and should prove hard to hold out in the run home.