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Launceston Betting Tips for February 28 2024 - Symphony for Cup success

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Martin Pennington 27 Feb 2024
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  • Launceston host their Cup day program on Wednesday, February 28
  • Top picks: Aurora's Symphony in Launceston Cup, Yellow Sam in Vamos Stakes
  • Conundrum favored in Benchmark 64 Handicap, Thespian Waters pick in 3yo Classic
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Launceston Tips for 28.02.2024
Aurora's Symphony (L) is aiming for a hat-trick of Launceston Cup wins. (Getty)

Launceston hosts a ten-race program on February 28 and our free betting tips are included below.
  • Launceston Tips February 28 
  • Shedcorptas Benchmark 64 Handicap Tips (Race 3)
  • PFD Food Services 3yo Classic Tips (Race 5)
  • Ladbrokes Launceston Cup (Group 3) Tips (Race 8)
  • Armidale Stud Vamos Stakes (Group 3) Tips (Race 9)

Launceston Tips February 28


Shedcorptas Benchmark 64 Handicap Tips (Race 3)


Launceston Next Best Bet - Race 3 No. 1 Conundrum

The six-year-old didn’t break his maiden until resuming this season with a narrow margin success in a 1200m event in October.

He wasted no time in recording his second victory, having saluted by under half-a-length in a 1390m Class 1 handicap at Hobart via his next start.

Conundrum has demonstrated good form over this track/trip in each of his last two starts, including when successful by five lengths here two starts back.

The gelding came home five lengths clear of his rivals that day, with second and third (Kay Oh Ell and Captain Morgan) among those in opposition in this event. 

While Sarah Cotton’s gelding was beaten at odds-on in the Sydeston Cup last time, he acquitted himself well in placing second having raced from the front.

PFD Food Services 3yo Classic Tips (Race 5)


Launceston Value Bet - Race 5 No. 5 Thespian Waters

Sigrid Carr’s representative impressed when delivering a victory by over two-and-a-half-lengths in an 1100m handicap at Hobart when racing first-up this time prep.

The three-year-old went on to place second twice at this circuit, with the first of those efforts seeing him lose out by a narrow margin over this trip.

Both of those efforts came on the forecast Good 4 track, while the son of Headwater showed he handles a wet track when second over 1400m here two starts back.

Thespian Waters has been freshened since recording a highly creditable fourth when contesting the Listed Ladbrokes Tasmanian Guineas over 1600m at Hobart early last month.

The gelding was beaten less than three-and–a-half-lengths on that occasion and with the return to sprinting no issue, he looks value to return to winning ways from an inside alley.

Ladbrokes Launceston Cup (Group 3) Tips (Race 8)


Launceston Feature Bet - Race 8 No. 1 Aurora’s Symphony

The seven-year-old has won the last two renewals of this contest, with each of those efforts coming on the back of a win in the 2000m Colac Gold Cup. 

The gelding has raced on a Good 4 surface for both of those previously mentioned victories here and similar conditions are expected for this event. 

Aurora's Symphony heads into this event as the winner of both starts since being freshened following a last of sixteen when jumping at big odds at Caulfield in November.

The first of those wins came when successful by a narrow margin in a 2000m Benchmark 100 handicap at Flemington last month.

He returned to Tasmania to deliver an impressive victory in saluting by over two-and-a-half-lengths in the Group 3 Ladbrokes Hobart Cup over this 2400m distance.

Armidale Stud Vamos Stakes (Group 3) Tips (Race 9)


Launceston Best Bet - Race 9 No. 4 Yellow Sam

Trainer Lindsey Smith has his horses in great form at present, with the handlers boasting an impressive 42% strike-rate (10/24) in the last 30 days.

The trainer’s representative here recorded several solid efforts at metro level in her last prep, including when placing three times at Caulfield in August and September. 

The mare has returned in good form following a Moonee Valley Benchmark 78 handicap third with a win over this distance at Geelong last month. 

Yellow Sam came home one-and-a-half-lengths clear of her rivals in a Benchmark 70 handicap held on a Good 3 track.

The step up to Group 3 company proved no issue in the Kevin Sharkie Mystic Journey Stakes at Hobart, while the rise to 1400m here is no issue.

Verdict

Our selections for Wednesday's Launceston Cup meeting are:

Best Bet1: Aurora's Symphony To Win @27/10 at betfair - 2 Units
Best Bet2: Yellow Sam To Win @19/10 at bet365 Australia - 4 Units
Best Bet3: Conundrum To Win @12/5 at bet365 Australia - 3 Units
Best Bet4: Thespian Waters To Win @4/1 at Boombet - 1 Unit
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