The Wolf’s best bet brings some terrific city form to Mildura. Here are Friday’s racing tips.
Excelleration has been racing in terrific form and should be able to break through for a deserved win. The Richard Cully trained gelding has placed second at his last two starts in town, behind the very talented Over The Sky and the boom galloper Hosier. From barrier four, Will Gordon will give him every chance.
Recommended Price: $2.30
Confidence Level: 4.5/5
Top Canberra trainer Nick Olive has sent Proud Mia north for this 800m race and it is no wonder he is keen to run the filly over this trip, given her blistering early speed. The winner of three straight races on the NSW country and provincial circuit last prep, she looks a class above these.
Recommended Price: $2.50
Confidence Level: 4/5
Paramedic presents here on debut but based on the strength of his recent jumpout, he can go close. That was against well-credentialed stablemate Bonjour (goes around in Race 4) and for a son of Reliable Man to be that competitive over a shorter trip is highly encouraging. From barrier one, Tatum Bull should give him every chance.
Recommended Price: $5.00
Confidence Level: 3/5
The ever consistent Vanbari draws to get the run of the race and should prove hard to beat here. The Kris Lees trained gelding has finished in the top four at his last four starts and six of his past seven. Last time out he was successfully protested against – perhaps unluckily – but had he not hard to work hard early from the wide barrier he likely would have won easily.
Recommended Price: $4.00
Confidence Level: 3.5/5
Crash Hat Lady stepped up the mile for the first time last start at Broome and absolutely ran her rivals into the ground, leading all the way with a final winning margin of more than seven lengths. The flashy chestnut should only be improved from that run and while she will have competition for the front here from Unbreakable, expect her to be too good once again.
Recommended Price: $2.20
Confidence Level: 4/5
Ipswich 2/2 Proud Mia & Mildura 6/6 Excelleration
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