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Mornington Betting Tips for December 28, 2023 - Scream to salute

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Martin Pennington 27 Dec 2023
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  • Mornington host a nine-race program on December 28
  • The track should start in the Good 4 range
  • Our preview opens with a $10 selection
  • Thursday's best bet comes up in the last
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Mornington Tips for 28.12.2023
Nine races will be run on Thursday's Mornington card. (Getty)

Mornington hosts a nine-race program on December 28 and our preview for Thursday is available.
  • Mornington Tips December 28
  • Brad Masters Plumbing Plate Tips (Race 2)
  • Mercedes-Benz Mornington Handicap Tips (Race 7)
  • Ibuild Group Handicap Tips (Race 8)
  • Rosebud Country Golf Club Handicap Tips (Race 9)

Mornington Tips December 28


Brad Masters Plumbing Plate Tips (Race 2)


Mornington Roughie - Race 2 No. 7 Rambault

The five-year-old is a maiden after 12 starts, however, he has delivered solid efforts over around this distance here in each of his last three starts.

The gelding was beaten less than three lengths into fourth in a small field 2460m contest held at the start of the month when making his penultimate appearance.

Rambault met trouble in running on that occasion and again performed well when ridden close to the speed when beaten less than two-and-a-half-lengths here on December 13.

That December 13 effort saw the pick deliver a fifth-place finish on a Soft 6 track, however, the switch to the forecast Good 4 going should prove no issue here. 

Jockey Rhys McLeod takes the ride for the first time here and jumping from barrier three, the pair may prove up to springing a surprise. 

Mercedes-Benz Mornington Handicap Tips (Race 7)


Mornington Next Best Bet - Race 7 No. 4 Scream

The four-year-old returned this spell with a fifth over this track/trip in October and while he was beaten nearly seven lengths that day, he has shown improved form since.

His three subsequent efforts include an impressive four-and-a-half-length victory in a 1000m Benchmark 58 handicap on a Good 4 track at Bairnsdale on his second start back.

Trained by Amy & Ash Yargi, Scream reaffirmed that he is effective in softer conditions when beaten just over half-a-length in a 955m Benchmark 64 handicap at Moonee Valley on December 1.

While that Moonee Valley event has yet to produce a subsequent winner, it’s of note that the runner-up lost out narrowly in a similar contest there last weekend.

Blaike McDougall’s mount has a good barrier six from the rail here and should be able to take up his usual prominent position before delivering his third career win. 

Ibuild Group Handicap Tips (Race 8)


Mornington Value Bet - Race 8 No. 8 Bella Nights

While the veteran is regularly placed, having finished in the first three in five of her last six starts, she has won just once from her 13 career starts.

The first effort this prep saw the mare beaten a length in a 1200m Benchmark 58 handicap at this circuit in October.

Bella Nights raced from behind the speed on a Good 4 track on that occasion and has proven she handlers softer going in both subsequent starts.

The second of those starts saw the pick lose by less than two lengths when contesting a Restricted 58 at Yarra Valley on December 2.

While this contest looks like a tougher affair, the return to her home track is in her favour on Thursday.

Rosebud Country Golf Club Handicap Tips (Race 9)


Mornington Best Bet - Race 9 No. 2 Spirit Beast

The Anthony & Sam Freedman stable has been in good form of late, sending out three winners from their last nine runners.

The team’s representative here has shown form at metro level in the past including when runner-up in a 1400m Benchmark 64 handicap at Sandown Lakeside in March.

Spirit Beast raced on a Good 4 that day and has made just the one subsequent start, having been spelled following that second-place finish.

The five-year-old returned to Sandown Lakeside for his seasonal debut when beaten less than two lengths into fifth in a 1400m Class 1 handicap held on a Good 3 surface.

The son of Scissor Kick was ridden with restraint that day and from barrier 11, similar tactics are expected in this contest.

Verdict

Our Mornington tips for Thursday, December 28 are:

Best Bet1: Spirit Beast To Win @2/1 at bet365 Australia - 4 Units
Best Bet2: Scream To Win @18/5 at bet365 Australia - 3 Units
Best Bet3: Bella Nights Each Way @17/2 at Topsport - 2 Units
Best Bet4: Rambault To Win @9/1 at Neds - 1 Unit
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