Muswellbrook tips & full form for Friday, January 12

THE Upper Hunter Region of Muswellbrook is hosting racing on Friday.

A tight seven-race card ends the working week for punters in the NSW countryside and punters will be treated to some quality racing.

Let’s get stuck into the tips and see if we cannot find some winners.

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Race 1 – Class 1 Plate (1750m)

Dizzy Success has gone down by a combined three parts of a length across its last two starts. The horse never seems to be too far away and from the inside draw we think it will hunt through and find a prominent position early.

Race 1 tip: Dizzy Success to win at Sportsbet

Race 2 – Maiden Handicap (1280m)

Star Boy has placed second in three-straight events and we think its high time it finally broke the maiden tag. The horse will be fitter after its two resuming runs and we believe it has the capabilities to progress through the grades quickly.

Race 2 tip: Star Boy to win at Neds

Race 3 – Maiden Handicap (1000m)

Fine Behind is the fastest beginner in this field and will benefit from the inside draw. Being towards the bottom of the weights will help too in this hard to read maiden event.

Race 3 tip: Fine Behind to win at Neds

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Race 4 – Benchmark 60 (1000m)

Kelsha Begs is hunting a hat-trick of wins on Friday. The horse has progressed through the grades nicely across the last two starts and we believe it has a live chance of making it three-straight wins on Friday.

Race 4 tip: Kelsha Begs to win at Sportsbet

Race 5 – Benchmark 59 (1500m)

Back To My Bay has been in great form recently. The horse has won twice and placed second across three runs, and the last win came at the same rating as it confronts on Friday. It looms as a winning race given it jumps from the ideal gate.

Race 5 tip: Back To My Bay to win at William Hill

Race 6 – Benchmark 60 (1280m)

Leica’s Lass is expected to go forward early and contest the lead in a race with a bit of early tempo. If it can hold out its competitors we think it has the ability to win from the front. The horse has a good record at both track and distance and should be a major player in a speedy race.

Race 6 tip: Leica’s Lass to win at Crownbet

Race 7 – Class 1 (1280m)

The resuming Sierra Negra doesn’t have a lot of early speed inside of it, which means it should be able to cross nicely from the wide gate. The horse trialed nicely leading into this one and should be right in the mix in the final event.

Race 7 tip: Sierra Negra to win at Crownbet