BOMADERRY BOWLING CLUB SHOWCASE BENCHMARK 58 HANDICAP Tips (Race 4)
Nowra Value Bet - Race 4 No. 1 Zardoro
While he finds a Benchmark 58 with a little more depth and goes up 2kg on in the weights, the drop back to 1200m helps offset that and as a hard fit runner that's proven on wet ground, there's a bit in his favour against many of his rivals.
Following some fair efforts and then a flat one at the Provincials, the application of winkers did the trick prior to his January 31 outing, powering away to hold off Claypan Boogie and the in-form Quiano Queen.
Remaining on what will be a very testing surface again, jockey Adrian Layt can slot in around midfield from barrier five and as the only Heavy track winner in the field, can be thereabouts again at a fair price.
NEWHAVEN PARK SERA COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIER Tips (Race 7)
Nowra Best Bet - Race 7 No. 3 Art Cadeau
A super honest competitor who hasn't missed a top two finish from nine starts, he broke a run of five consecutive seconds three starts back in nice style in a Kembla Grange.
He was then three-wide and chasing a good speed two starts back with 61kg, an impost he carried again on January 23 off a freshen-up but with a softer run in transit, was able to sprint away late while spotting 7kg to Water Dove who was unbeaten prior to that.
For this $150,000 Country Championship Qualifier, he's well and truly the one to beat coming back to a Set Weights contest with perhaps a saver on gun wet tracker Leg Work, who beat Art Cadeau on a Heavy 9 last May, albeit the favourite has improved since then.
#VISIT SHOALHAVEN SHOWCASE BENCHMARK 66 HANDICAP Tips (Race 8)
Nowra Value Bet - Race 8 No. 9 No Doubt A Star
Between this four-year-old and race favourite Nostro Re, there's a price discrepancy in the early betting markets that hopefully, we can cash in on via the last from Nowra.
Two starts back over this track and trip on a Soft7 , No Doubt A Star sailed past Nostro Re to prevail as a $3.60 second favourite and while there is a weight swing in favor of the latter, there's also a decent overreaction in the price difference.
In a leader-dominated Provincial event behind the speedy Proud Mia, there was nothing to fault in the January 24 performance and back in grade here, looks a good each-way chance.