Rockhampton betting tips & form for Friday, February 16

ROCKHAMPTON is back this Friday and punters have an exciting seven race card to look forward to.

The team at Horse Betting has glanced over all of the events and provided tips for the entire meet.

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Race 1 – Maiden Handicap (1100m)

Hot Chocolate returns as one of the best prospects to break the maiden at Rockhampton. The horse had back-to-back second placings prior being turned out. Only two other horses in the eight horse field have raced prior, and one has placed. We’re backing Hot Chocolate in.

Race 1 tip: Hot Chocolate to win at Neds

Race 2 – Benchmark 65 (1835m)

Like ‘Em Sassy is chasing a hat-trick and is well placed to achieve it. The horse beat a bunch of the runners that are taking part in this race recently, and jumps in weight as a consequence. Doesn’t matter to us though, Like ‘Em Sassy will walk home once again.

Race 2 tip: Like ‘Em Sassy to win at Neds

Race 3 – Benchmark 60 (1400m)

We tipped Mishnah last-time out at Rocky and it saluted so why would we jump off now? The horse is chasing a third-straight success and is fresh off a dominant Class 4 victory. The gelding jumps 4.5kg but is in such great form we cannot overlook it.

Race 3 tip: Mishnah to win at Sportsbet

Race 4 – Maiden Plate (1300m)

Dual Personality has placed third in four-straight races and looms as an excellent winning chance. The barrier ten draw is a concern, but the hot form counts for a lot in a field where nothing else stands out.

Race 4 tip: Dual Personality to win at William Hill

Race 5 – Maiden Handicap (1100m)

Doogus finished fifth on debut at Townsville and should only improve on that performance. The three-year-old only finished just under one and a half lengths of the winner on that day and should race even better with fitness and experience on its side.

Race 5 tip: Doogus to win at Neds

Race 6 – Open Handicap (1300m)

Stellar Knight is hunting a fourth win from five starts and looms as a big threat to win that. In the feature event of the day the horse actually drops significant weight here and the form cannot be denied.

Race 6 tip: Stellar Knight to win at William Hill

Race 7 – Class 1 Handicap (1100m)

Miss Rich has failed to make a big impact first-up in the past, but the form prior to being turned out was so strong we’re having a hard time overlooking it here. The horse placed in five-straight races, culminating in a dominant win to break the maiden on December 2.

Race 7 tip: Miss Rich to win at Crownbet