THURSDAY racing in the west is back on Thursday as Geraldton hosts a seven race card.
There’s a number of runners we really like heading into this meet and we’re confident of delivering some dividends as the working week begins to end.
Let’s take a look at which horses we are selecting in the west.
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Race 1 – Maiden (1213m)
Oh So Lucky takes in a good weight into this contest and will be hard to hold out. The horse will be competing with Thou Shall for the early lead, but with 2kg less to carry we think it will have too much in the tank.
Race 1 tip: Oh So Lucky to win at Sportsbet
Race 2 – Maiden (1413m)
Skinnen Tins returned well last start and looks like it could go on with the job here. The horse went extremely well at Geraldton on December 27 as a $15 outsider and we expect the odds to be a lot slimmer on Thursday afternoon.
Race 2 tip: Skinnen Tins to win at Neds
Race 3 – Class 5 (1113m)
Akiko draws a nice weight here after the claim and should be right in the mix here. In a race with a bit of early speed it will need some luck from the wide draw but if it slots in nicely we think it will be the hardest to beat.
Race 3 tip: Akiko to win at Neds
Race 4 – Benchmark 70+ (1313m)
Flytego has been performing well at this level over the last four races. We think the horse will look to be in the leading division early doors and attempt to run them into the ground from the front.
Race 4 tip: Flytego to win at Sportsbet
Race 5 – Class 2 Handicap (1313m)
What Choux Want is the best horse in the field here. We expect the four-year-old to do enough to be prominent from gate one and launch over the top of them late to bounce back to its best form.
Race 5 tip: What Choux Want to win at William Hill
Race 6 – Class 2 (1825m)
Remember Billy will look to lead here and give them something to catch. The horse gets a great gate to roll forward from, and in a race with not a lot of speed there is no reason to think it cannot pinch an early break and lead the entire way.
Race 6 tip: Remember Billy to win at Crownbet
Race 7 – Benchmark 61+ (1825m)
Aside from an inexplicable first-up eighth, Husson Maid has not missed a quinella placing this preparation across six races. The horse has the ability to push forward from gate two with not a lot of speed around it and we think the strong run will continue in the last.
Race 7 tip: Husson Maid to win at Crownbet