Racing expert, RIC CHAPMAN, looks at today’s meetings and singles out his top three racing tips for the Cowra and Taree race meetings. Good luck, punters and enjoy the Olympics!
Cowra R1 – Open (F&M) Mdn Hcp 1000m
You really need to follow the money trail when you see it and this unraced 2YO filly IDEEL GIRL has been very heavily backed overnight. She is a trial winner and although this is short of what her pedigree generally likes, that type of wagering shouldn’t be dismissed. MATERNAL GIFT has placed twice at this level and must be included in the numbers too. They look the quinella also.
Tip: IDEEL GIRL @ $2.10
Taree R4 – Cl 3 Hcp 1250m
This looks a race in two. I like the way DOLLSON runs. He has a big weight here but he does have the form to justify it at the moment. At his past two starts he has run to the line hard, interestingly, in two different ways. He was beaten less than a length when 2nd at Coffs Harbour in a BM 58 when back in 8th spot to the turn, and then led until the last few bounds last start with 61kg same grade in the mud last start. This is also the best gate he’s had for some time and appears super fit. He’s a tough, consistent type. OAKFIELD ROMANCE is fit too and well up to this grade. Quinella them.
Tip: DOLLSON @ $2.20
Taree R7 – BM58 Hcp 1600m
Terrific race to end the day. I like LINCOLN PARK despite the big weight. This is because he has been performing in what on paper have been stronger races. He scored twice in a row then was a game 2nd to Oakfield Prince in a stronger race. He followed that with a plodding 8th at the provincials. Back in class here and drawn perfectly. CONDOVER HALL is very tough and has been racing well. Watch betting.