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Launceston Betting Tips, Best Bets & Odds for February 24

  • Get our tips and best bets for the Launceston Races in Tasmania
  • The Group Three Launceston Cup headlines a big 10 race card on February 24
  • The track is currently in the Soft 5 range and the rail is out 4 metres
  • Our preview for Wednesday can be found below
Launceston Tips 24.02.2021
Can Double You Tee record a Tasmanian Cups double on Wednesday? (Getty)
Alex Marsh 23 Feb 2021
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Get free Launceston tips, race previews and betting selections for all key race meetings from Launceston in Tasmania.

Our Launceston best bets are provided by expert form analysts and tipsters, with free betting tips available right here.

Launceston Tips February 24

Neville-Smith Forest Products Maiden Tips (Race 2)

Launceston Roughie - Race 2 No. 11 Essex

It's an open race but at huge odds, this three-year-old could be a big improver returning for her second racing preparation after being tipped out following a debut flop on the Devonport Synthetic last September.

Off the back of a fair trial,  the daughter of Rich Enuff was sent out as a $9 chance in that initial outing and in two hit-out's leading into this resumption, she travelled much stronger in the second heat when the blinkers were applied, which stay on for race day.

The early part of this feature Launceston program is quite a challenging period but with tactical speed and carrying just 53kg after the Codi Jordan claim, an apprentice jockey which has ridden 10 winners on this circuit, Essex isn't hopeless.

Steve’s Liquor Mowbray Stakes Tips (Race 7)

Launceston Best Bet - Race 7 No. 2 Newhart

Under the Set Weights conditions of the Mowbray Stakes, it does look a race of two between this gelding and Mandella Effect while also including three-year-old Swoop Dog, who does look much better suited coming back to Launceston.

With the more conventional preparation of building towards this mile journey compared his main two threats who are both dropping back from staying trips after long campaigns, it does favour this classy gelding, who after carrying weight to win the Devonport Cup, bolted in with the Listed Thomas Lyons Stakes on February 7.

The five-year-old did put a big space on both Mystic Journey and Blaze Forth who did quinella the Ladbrokes Stakes prior to that event, and given he was a month between runs along with dropping to 1400m, Newhart can progress further now stepping to the mile on Wednesday.

Ladbrokes Launceston Cup Tips (Race 8)

Launceston Value Bet - Race 8 No. 2 Captain Cook

Outside the winner Double You Tee who he does have a decent weight swing on, this son of Dubawi delivered arguably the run of the Hobart Cup where without luck, he was still the pick of the on-pace runners, whacking away for fourth and holding off Toorak Affair, who had a much softer run in transit.

This ex-Waller runner has been ticking over well in three Tasmanian runs for the new yard, and hasn't had a whole lot go his way in any of those outings, where following a nice return over a mile, found a leader-dominated affair when stepping straight to the 2200m.

The main query is whether Captain Cook runs out a strong 2400m, but from barrier two this time around where he draws for a much softer run near the speed, is a big price considering he should get a lot more favours in this feature.

Armidale Stud Vamos Stakes Tips (Race 9)

Launceston Next Best Bet - Race 9 No. 1 Deroche

Beaten as a $1.35 favourite in the Bow Mistress Stakes was this talented mare who was bolting approaching the top of the straight and given that was her first bad run in 16 career starts, she's a decent enough price to forgive against what is similar opposition.

Deroche failed to respond to riding in the run home with the post-race veterinary examination revealing her to be stiff in both front legs, and that did follow a second-up effort here she broke the track record here over 1100m, so it's only one failure to ignore.

With eight victories from 11 starts at Launceston and winning her last four attempts on this circuit, including the 2020 edition of this race, she retains the services of Craig Newitt who will likely roll forward on what is still the mare to beat in this Group Three.

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Launceston Races FAQs

Can I watch a live stream of the Launceston Races?

Yes, you can stream all of the action from Launceston Races. 

You can find more information in the live streaming section.

When do the Launceston races take place?

Launceston hosts around 25 meetings a year.

The feature is the $250,000 Group Three Launceston Cup which is generally run in late February.

Where can I bet on the Launceston Races?

To place a bet on the Launceston races you'll need to be signed up with an online bookmaker. 

Generally corporate bookies provide betting markets a day or two prior to a meeting at Launceston.



Newhart was dominant last start and is well placed to record a winning hat-trick in Race 7 from Launceston this Wednesday.

Defending Vamos Stakes winner Deroche was too bad to be true last start and can bounce back in Race 9.

Essex (Race 2) and Captain Cook (Race 8) both make some each-way appeal at big odds.

Best Bet: Newhart To Win @115.00 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Next Best Bet: Deroche To Win @250.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 3 Units
Value Bet: Captain Cook Each Way @2000.0 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit
Roughie: Essex Each Way @2250.0 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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