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, also known as Clifford Park, 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.
Sunshine Coast galloper GENUINE AL (best odds $5.50 with Palmerbet) is in great touch this time in and off a four-week freshen-up looks the one to beat here. Last start, the Atlante gelding stepped up sharply in grade and took on a Class 3 at his home track and finished well to grab third prize in the field of 14 that day. He ran his last 600m, 3 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. Luke Tarrant sticks with him here and already a winner at the track and trip, he looks a genuine chance to make it two from two at Clifford Park.
The locally-trained HONEY BABY (best odds $3.30 with Unibet) has run four-straight podium finishes without winning but her luck could change right here. Last start, the Zoffany mare lined-up at each-way odds in the Gatton Cup where she found Hella Babe just a little too strong, finishing second in the field of 12 that day. She ran the 2000m trip, 4 lengths slower than benchmark, still 5 lengths better than this field. She also posted the fastest final 200m sectional for the race. She will find this BM62 a lot easier and has Steph Lacy sticking with her again. Already a two-time winner here, she in great form and looks the one to beat.
It took him 10 starts but RISE’N’SHINE (best odds $2.20 with Unibet) finally broke through for his maiden win and looks well placed here to go back-to-back. Last start, he went south of the border to try his luck in a Grafton Maiden where he found his pot of gold. He still raced ungenerously but in the end, proved too good for them, going on to a solid win, putting more than two lengths on the field. He ran his final 600m, 1 length slower than benchmark, the best in this line-up. He also posted the fastest final 800m, 600m and 400m sectionals for the event. Up in class here, he drops in weight and has Nathan (Grubby) Day on board for the first time. From gate five, he maps to settle mid-field with cover and given a clear run to the line, he should prove hard to hold out.