It might be with a revised schedule and no punters in attendance, but the 2020 Warrnambool Racing Carnival is on. Tuesday’s card was all about the jumps, but now we look at the best bets for Wednesday’s gallops.
Warrnambool Carnival Day 2 betting tips
The steeples will be removed and we will be back on the flat course on Wednesday with nine races. The first will jump at 12pm, with the last set to go around at 4:30pm. Headlined by two Listed Races, we will see some big, quality events run and won.
Last-start Sandown winner Golden Gorge is looking to make it three wins from six starts on Wednesday and looks suited to do so here. Drawn perfectly in barrier three, leading jockey Craig Williams will settle in a forward spot near main danger Whittington Stone and look to pull away in the straight. He will have to overcome the top weight, but we think this horse has plenty of ability and will only improve on its first-up win.
Damien Oliver and Danny O’Brien link up here with race favourite Order of Command in the Listed Wangoom Handicap. After a dominant first-up win at Caulfield three weeks ago, he is a deserved top weight with 62kg in the sprint feature. By the 15th race of the carnival they should be starting to head to the outside part of the track, so the draw in gate 13 could work out well. Order of Command has only missed the place on a rain-affected track once in his career, so the conditions will suit. The horse boasts a fantastic second-up record and laps up 1200m. For us, he is one of the best bets of the entire carnival.
The Warrnambool Cup headlines Day 2 with a number of live chances. It should be a genuinely run race with speed from Inverloch and Too Close The Sun, the current leaders in the betting, but we like the each-way option for Super Girl. Her two runs this time in have been great and she will be suited by the rise in trip to 2400m (5:2-2-0). The solid tempo will fit her racing style and set the race up for her to finish strongly from towards the back end of the field. The $21 appeals as a great each-way bet and one to consider for your multiples.