Launceston Cup Day preview & free tips | Wednesday, February 28


What Launceston Cup Day
Where Tasmanian Turf Club – Jellico St, Mowbray TAS 7248
When Wednesday, February 28, 2023
First Race 12:45pm AEDT

The Tasmanian Turf Club will host one of its marquee meetings this Wednesday afternoon as the Group 3 Launceston Cup takes centre stage. The track was rated a Good 4 at the time of acceptances, but with rain forecast for Wednesday, there is potential for a downgrade during the day. The rail will be in the +3m position for the entire circuit, with the opening race scheduled to jump at 12:45pm AEDT.

Launceston Cup Tip: Aurora’s Symphony

Aurora’s Symphony will be seeking his third straight Launceston Cup success. Since returning from an eight-week break, the Symon Wilde-trained gelding has recorded back-to-back wins. This son of Glass Harmonium couldn’t have been more impressive when thrashing his rivals by 2.8 lengths in the Group 3 Hobart Cup last time out. Although he will have to carry 2kg more in this, Aurora’s Symphony will meet a similar field and looks extremely hard to beat.

Launceston Cup

Race 8 – silks#1 Aurora’s Symphony (2)

7yo Gelding | T: Symon Wilde | J: Jordan Childs (61.5kg)

+230 with Picklebet

Vamos Stakes Tip: Yellow Sam

Lindsey Smith and Fred Kersley will combine in the other Group 3 contest as Yellow Sam looks to bring up a hat-trick. The four-year-old mare was a very strong winner at Geelong two starts back before claiming the Group 3 Mystic Journey Stakes, where she let down with a blistering turn of foot to sprint away from her rivals late. As she takes on a similar field and should get the same run from barrier seven, Yellow Sam should prove too good once again.

Vamos Stakes

Race 9 – silks#4 Yellow Sam (7)

4yo Mare | T: Lindsey Smith | J: Fred Kersley (57kg)

+220 with Dabble

Hellova Street Stakes Tip: First Accused

First Accused was only run over late by Just A Tribute in the Listed Thomas Lyon Stakes last start. The Glenn Stevenson-trained galloper won the Listed Tasmania Stakes over 1600m three starts back before dropping back to 1200m and then 1400m in his next two runs. This son of Turffontein will appreciate the return to 1600m, and with an economical run under Codi Jordan from barrier one along the fence, he should be primed and ready to go.

Hellova Street Stakes

Race 7 – silks#3 First Accused (1)

6yo Gelding | T: Glenn Stevenson | J: Codi Jordan (59kg)

+320 with Unibet

Best Bet at Launceston: Bello Beau

Bello Beau has mixed his form a bit this campaign, recording two wins but also throwing in a couple of bad runs in his five starts. However, this son of Brazen Beau has drawn barrier three and will gain the services of Jason Maskiell, while he drops back to a 1200m affair in open company. Maskiell can push forward and settle in the first four, and as the class horse in this field, Bello Beau should prove very hard to run down.

Best Bet

Race 6 – silks#1 Bello Beau (3)

4yo Gelding | T: Adam Trinder | J: Jason Maskiell (59.5kg)

+450 with Neds

Launceston Wednesday quaddie tips – 28/2/2024

Pinjarra quadrella selections

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

  1. 1-2-3-8
  2. 1-2-4
  3. 1-3-4-6-8
  4. 1-2-4-7

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