|Where||Murrumbidgee Turf Club – 142 Travers St, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650|
|When||Thursday, August 26, 2021|
|Featured race||Ian Reid Sprint (R7)|
|First Race||12:55pm AEST|
HorseBetting’s New South Wales racing analyst presents his best bets and quaddie selections for the eight-part card at Wagga Wagga on Thursday afternoon. The track is rated a Soft 7 with the rail in the true position, and the meeting is set to get underway at 12:55pm AEST.
Ian Reid Sprint Top Tip: Another One
The Ian Reid Sprint is the feature event on the Wagga card, with plenty of the runners being aimed towards a spot in The Kosciuszko. Resuming from a 14-week spell, the Gary Colvin-trained Another One looks well placed to bring up an important win to kick off his spring campaign. He is a track specialist with three wins from four starts, including one over the Wagga 1200m, and from barrier three is set to gain an economical run in transit. Nick Heywood has a strong relationship with the son of Super One having not finished outside of the quinella in five starts together, notching up three wins along the way. This horse has one of the stronger wet-track records in the field, and with even luck in the home straight he should be too strong in the concluding stages.
Best Bet at Wagga: Nothing Compares
The Matthew Dale-trained Nothing Compares drops out of a Highway Class 3 at Randwick on August 7 where she seemingly peaked on her run late and faded to finish fourth, beaten just under two lengths. We were with the five-year-old mare for her win at Moruya two starts back on August 3, and she is set to appreciate dropping back to a BM66 affair at Wagga on Thursday. From barrier one under apprentice Damon Budler, who claims 2kg, we expect her to roll forward and dictate terms as per her usual racing pattern. In a race bereft of early pace, she should get her own way of it out in front and prove too hard to run down.
Wagga Value Bet: She’s Smart
Claire Lever and Chad Lever are set to combine with the five-year-old She’s Smart in the final leg of the Wagga quaddie as she looks to make it three wins from her past four starts. Her two-length win at Forbes two starts ago on August 1 showed she has enough to give this race a shake, despite drawing wide in barrier 11. Look for Lever to go forward on the mare and potentially sit outside the leader. With race fitness on her side, we expect She’s Smart to be too hard to run down at a big price.
Thursday quaddie tips for Wagga
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