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Mackay Racing Tips - Does L'Amour deliver some third-up love?

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Mackay Racing tips For 15.01.2020
The 2019 Mackay Cup winner Bergerac (L). (Getty)

Mackay Racing Tips For January 15 2020 - Does L'Amour deliver some third-up love?

Queensland racing is off to the 'Sugar Capital Of Australia' this Wednesday at Mackay for a seven race card.

The rail is in the true position and the track is currently rated a Good 4.

Mackay Best Bet

Race 4 No. 1 L'Amour Malade

After a long lay-off, this gelding resumed here with a victory on November 28 before stepping up to this distance on December 12.

Whilst admittedly there was no excuses in the run where he was reeled in by a 50/1 pop late, they still put more than two lengths on third and that race has produced a subsequent winner in a stronger benchmark than this.

Don't mind the little freshen-up and with now runs back from a decent spell and staying at the 1300m, he is open to improvement off that last effort and should roll forward from the wide alley.

L'Amour Malade is the best galloper in a very weak race and with a pinch of luck early, can bounce back as the best bet at Mackay.

Mackay Next Best Bet

Race 6 No. 2 Henpecker

This ex-Victorian mare produced a much improved effort at her third start for the new stable last week at Rockhampton.

Following a flop in August where she was then tipped out, she found the 1100m far too sharp on resumption before stepping straight up to the mile for last week's attempt.

Despite the big starting price, she did get home well late for fifth and despite the drop in 100m being the knock here, it's also a massive drop in grade.

Henpecker was Benchmark 70-78 competitive last campaign in Victoria and on ability, she should just about get away with this despite the weight.

Mackay Best Value Bet

Race 7 No. 9 Shrouded

Admittedly she is a little while between drinks but this seven-year-old is a decent price third-up.

Following a fair fresh effort on December 14 she followed that up with a fourth placing at benchmark 75 level on her home deck at Townsville just eight days later.

The extra 100m of this event is an advantage and the rise in the weights shows the decent class drop coming all the way back to benchmark 60 level.

Her last effort on this circuit resulted in a runner-up effort behind Red Hot Romeo who's rungs above this lot and if Shrouded runs to that, then she can certainly figure here at a big price.

Mackay Racing FAQ

What time is the first race at Mackay?

The first race at Mackay is scheduled for a 2.10pm start time.

Who's the best jockey at Mackay?

With 10 winners, Ryan Wiggins is the best jockey at Mackay this season.

Who's the best trainer at Mackay?

With 9 winners, Olivia Cairns is the best trainer at Mackat this season.

Who won the 2019 Mackay Cup?

Bergerac won the 2019 Mackay Cup, worth $150,000.

What date is the 2020 Mackay Cup?

The 2020 Mackay Cup will be run on Saturday, July 11.

How to live stream the Mackay Races?

Visit our live streaming hub where you can get all the information on how to live stream the Mackay Races.


L'Amour Malade has been freshened up and with a bit of luck early, is the one to beat in a thin Race 4.

Henpecker will get better over more ground but back in class, is capable of taking out Race 6.

At big odds, Shrouded isn't without an each way chance in the last.

Best Bet: L'Amour Malade To Win @2.85 at Sportsbetting - 12 Units
Next Best Bet: Henpecker To Win @5.00 at Palmerbet - 5 Units
Best Value Bet: Shrouded Each Way @15.20 at Sportsbetting - 3 Units

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