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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.
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Race 1 - 5:01PM MOORE LEWIS & PARTNERS BENCHMARK 70 Handicap (1210 METRES)
Second-up and sporting gear changes, TISANI MAGIC returns to his favourite track and looks a real threat. The Raheeb gelding hasn’t won since June last year, but a number of changes here could see that change. First-up off a 17-week break, the six-year-old finished back in the field in Open company over 1200m at the Gold Coast, beaten just three lengths. His second-up record isn’t flash, however things may change now. Skye Bogenhuber is legged aboard for her first ride on the gelding. Also, trainer Kevin Kemp has removed the blinkers again and put pacifiers on for the first time. The galloper is better than his current form suggests and I am expecting a big improvement here.
Eleven starts at Clifford Park have resulted in eight minor placings but as of yet, THE IRONS hasn’t cracked it for a win at the Toowoomba track. First-up off a 15-week spell, the six-year-old beat all but one home in a Class 4 over 1200m at Beaudesert. Then last start, it was a similar result in a BM65, here over 1300m. Down in grade here, he carries more weight but will strip fitter for those two runs and although he doesn’t win often, he does look a solid each-way chance here.
Race 4 - 6:50PM TOTALLY BAKED GRAND CENTRAL BENCHMARK 60 Handicap (1880 METRES)
Four starts into this preparation and GOTTA BE FIRST has shown enough at his past two runs that he is ready to win. Two starts back, he was coming off a four-week freshen-up where he finished a close-up second behind Li’l Rodge, here in a BM60 over 1625m. Then last start, the Mahisara gelding stepped up in grade and again, beat all but one home, this time finishing second behind Wild Moon on this track. Skye Bogenhuber remains aboard where she already has a win and three minor-placed finishes from her five rides aboard the gelding. With a solid third-up record, he looks the best on the program.