Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, looks at today’s meetings and singles out his top three horse racing tips from Yeppoon & Corowa. Good luck, punters!
I think you have to have the topweight DIP DYE in your numbers here simply because she has placed seven times from eight tries at this grade. Last start she narrowly held sway over INVESTIBLE who came from the tail of the field over 1100m. The extra 100m is definitely going to favour Investible. So will the fact he meets her 5.5kg better off for just failing to catch her. Investible has the benefit of the rails draw here so will be a pair closer in the run and the extra trip should make the mid-race tempo a little easier to keep up with. Quinella them but I think at start 17, Investible can land the chocolates.
If you had the time to follow all NSW country racing as closely as I do, then you might have seen a filly on debut over 900m at Albury a few weeks back called CRACKLE TIME. She started at $71. And for all intents and purposes looked a $71 chance to the home bend. She settled last in the field of 10. She turned a few off the fence and the rider, who has been replaced for today’s assignment, kinda, sorta angled for a run. Remember she was last at this point. Then when she poked her big white emblazoned head through a gap it looked like she would run past a couple but out of the blue, she took off. She just started to sprint and when given just one cut the cane she flashed home to run 4th, getting to the post two to everyone’s one over the last 75m. She steps up to 1200m today and if she gets to the outside in the stretch and can produce that same finishing urst….watch out.
Tip: CRACKLE TIME
This is a fascinating race. Clearly on form shown to date MNEMENTH is the best horse in this field and with the 2kg claim looks deliciously placed. And we have seen many, many times when a horse returns to bush racing after running a useful race in a city Highway, they win. Well, this big boy, trained by Mitchell Beer at Albury, resumed over 1100m in a Highway at Randwick and was beaten just 6 lengths when 7th. The strength of that Highway was perhaps the best we’ve seen this year. He should, therefore, win this in a breeze.