THE PLAN – Tamworth today – dry surface with the rail marginally out. Looks a tough day over all and staying fairly quiet.
R4 #7 Winner’s Lane ($2.5) – #8 Bangkok ($4) – A crying shame that a couple of scratchings have stripped this race of both value and tempo – but the favourite Jack’s Bar still looks very short and hoping the other riders adapt to the now lack of tempo. Winner’s Lane has been tested in far stronger company to day and has had more than genuine excuses his last two starts – trialled since his latest effort and drops dramatically in class – just have to be with him here. Bangkok ran behind the favourite on debut – restrained out of the race there – never out of trouble and plenty of merit in her effort to get as close as she did. The favourite does look to get a softer run post scratchings – but going from 1000 – 1200m just have to be around him.
SUGGESTED BETTING: 4.5 Units Winners Lane @ $3.4 with various (Happy to take $3.20+) – 1.5 Units Bangkok @ $4.20 with Bet365 (Happy to take $4+)