Wagga tips & full form for Thursday, February 22

RACING in rural NSW is at Wagga this Thursday as the Riverina town hosts seven races.

We’ve taken a look at all events on the card, so let’s take a look at the form and see which runners we favour.

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Race 1 – Maiden Plate (1300m)

Edge Of Manhattan has missed the placings only six times across 17 starts and is overdue to breakthrough. This preparation the horse has finished second in two races in a row and looks set for a big run.

Race 1 tip: Edge Of Manhattan to win at William Hill

Race 2 – Maiden Plate (1300m)

Arthur Porrit is the best of an ordinary bunch here. The horse resumes after a solid hit-out at Wodonga where it took out a trial by seven lengths. Bodes well for a strong run.

Race 2 tip: Arthur Porrit to win at Neds

Race 3 – Class 1 Plate (2000m)

Matty Dale-trained gelding Dream Builder has been good since breaking the maiden tag two starts back at Canberra. The horse went on to finish second at Hawkesbury at this level on February, which should be a better quality of race than what presents here.

Race 3 tip: Dream Builder to win at Sportsbet

Race 4 – Open Handicap (1000m)

Wonderbolt has placed second in its last four runs, and those two placings were only by a combined length. The horse comes into a contest that’s hardly the most intimidating field going around, so we’re confident of a strong run.

Race 4 tip: Wonderbolt to win at Sportsbet

Race 5 – Tom Patton Cup Prelude (1800m)

Weir gelding Go Get ‘Em comes into this race following a BM60U win at this venue on February 9 and we think it can go back-to-back. The veteran seven-year-old has a great record at the track and we believe it can add a fifth win to the resume.

Race 5 tip: Go Get ‘Em to win at William Hill

Race 6 – Benchmark 59 (1300m)

Superoo should be winning this race. The horse has a great record of three wins and a second placing from seven runs and is fresh off a strong win at the venue on February 9. We’re backing the Roo in.

Race 6 tip: Superoo to win at William Hill

Race 7 – Class 1 (1200m)

Landmine is resuming after a three-month break, but the horse will be fit following a strong trial win at Wagga at the beginning of the month. The consistent four-year-old should go forward and give them something to catch.

Race 7 tip: Landmine to win at Crownbet