Muswellbrook will play host to eight races on Friday afternoon on what is currently a Soft 5 track. The rail will be out 3m from the 1200m to the 300m and then the cutaway will apply in the straight. HorseBetting.com.au’s racing analysts bring your their best bets and quaddie numbers for the meeting, which is due to jump at 1pm AEST.
Best Bet: Tempel One
Paul Messara and Aaron Bullock combine in the penultimate race with talented colt Tempel One. The three-year-old son of Real Impact has won two of his six starts by dominant margins at Scone and has also not been beaten far in Highway races in town as favourite both times. While he hasn’t run at Muswellbrook on race day, the colt has trialled here twice for two third-placings in preparation for this campaign. He goes great first up and is a winner over this trip before, and he should have no issue getting over from barrier 10 and settling in the first few.
Three-year-old filly Silent Tryst has hit the ground running in her five-start career, winning twice and finishing second on the other three occasions. The daughter of Sebring ran second at just her second career start to Salateen, who is an impressive type, and then was no match for Dundee Lee two starts ago at Newcastle. She franked that form when winning by a comfortable four lengths at Orange on March 21. Trained by Matthew Vella and to be ridden by Alysha Collett from barrier three, we should see the filly give this lot a galloping lesson.
Croatian Madame has been knocking on the door for a win in all four starts to date, and she looks to get the ideal setup this Friday. The three-year-old Denman filly has placed in three of her four runs against similar fields, with her last start ending in a very narrow second at Dubbo over 1300m. She drops back to 1280m and has drawn to get a nice run from barrier seven in the first half of the field. Adrian Layt will ride this filly for the first time as the blinkers go on, which should fire her up to the extent that she needs. This is hers for the taking.