Wagga racing tips & quaddie picks | Thursday, February 10

Wagga racing tips

What Wagga Races
Where Murrumbidgee Turf Club – Slocum St, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
When Thursday, February 10, 2022
First Race 1:15pm AEDT

HorseBetting’s New South Wales form analyst brings you his best bets and quaddie numbers for Wagga’s nine-race card on Thursday. The track is rated a Good 4, and the rail is out 5m from the 1400m to the winning post and true for the remainder of the course. Race 1 is scheduled to jump at 1:15pm AEDT.

Wagga Best Bet – Sunrise Ruby

We backed Sunrise Ruby to win The Kosciuszko, so we almost have to be with her on a Class 4 Handicap on a Thursday at Wagga. The Mitchell Beer-trained mare has plenty of ability, having won four of her seven starts including a Class 3 Highway at Randwick in July. The daughter of Casino Prince had no luck in The Kosciuszko, ultimately running ninth, just under four lengths off Art Cadeau and Handle The Truth. The four-year-old has had two trials in preparation for her first-up run, finishing third in both over 900m at Albury, so she should definitely be fit enough to fire fresh over 1200m – a distance she has won all of her previous starts over. Richard Bensley knows the galloper well, having won three times aboard her, so he will give her every chance out of barrier two. The $3.10 at Sportsbet looks well overs.

Best BetRace 6 – Sunrise Ruby (#3) $3.10 with Sportsbet

Next Best at Wagga – Intuition

Early on in the day, Kurt Goldman and Nick Heywood combine with Intuition in an Open Handicap over 1400m. The seven-year-old gelding has won eight of his 46 starts, albeit his last win was in 2019, but he hasn’t struck a race of this nature in a long time. The son of Street Cry has won over $500,000 in prizemoney, so he is a deserving top-weight with 62.5kg on his back. In his past four starts, Intuition hasn’t missed the top five, with runs behind Holyfield at Randwick and in-form mare Room Number in the Bega Cup at the Sapphire Coast most recently. He comes back from 1600m to 1400m – which is never ideal, especially given he has never finished in the placings in 10 starts over this trip – but we are backing his class to take him a long way. Heywood has ridden the Listed winner in the past, so he knows what to expect, and they’ve drawn ideally in barrier one to settle close and be right on the leader’s back as they straighten. Surely the cream rises to the top on Thursday, but we do concede that he is a bit of a non-winner.

Next BestRace 2 – Intuition (#1) $4 with Sportsbet

Wagga Value Bet – Bubbler

Gary Colvin’s five-year-old gelding is no superstar, running into the placings 10 times in his first 21 starts before breaking through at Albury on February 3. The son of Zaris has been a model of consistency across his eight starts at Wagga, placing third on five occasions including two of his past three runs. He gets in well at the weights with just 55kg and gets a senior rider in Jeff Penza back in the saddle, which is a huge push. From barrier seven, Penza is likely to look for a midfield spot on the gelding, which will allow him to settle well before letting down strongly at the end of the 1800m. Like we said, he is no superstar, but he races well at this track, will have confidence after his last-start maiden win and should enjoy the step out in trip to 1800m. Online bookmakers have taken a bit of money for Bubbler already, as his price has halved since Tuesday afternoon.

Best ValueRace 3 – Bubbler (#13) $11 with Sportsbet

Thursday quaddie tips for Wagga

Wagga quadrella selections
Leg 1: 3
Leg 2: 1-5-10
Leg 3: 1-4-6-12
Leg 4: 1-7-12
Investment: $36 for 100%

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