GREAT NORTHERN BENCHMARK 66 HANDICAP Tips (Race 4)
Nowra Value Bet - Race 4 No. 4 Zardoro
While he's no world beater, this seven-year-old is as honest as the day is long and now third-up and to 1400m off a good freshen-up, he may have just found his right race here via the fourth from Nowra.
He broke a decent winning drought back in January on a Heavy 8, carrying 60.5kg to victory on a Heavy 8 and has been thereabouts in five subsequent efforts, having no luck when three-wide the trip via his last outing on June 7.
Catching the eye prior to that when finishing next to The Empire on this circuit, a galloper that won his next two including a 64 at Warwick Farm on Monday, Zardoro strips fitter and with a bit better luck in transit, he can give this a shake.
CARPET COURT CLASS 1 & MAIDEN PLATE Tips (Race 5)
Nowra Next Best Bet - Race 5 No. 3 So Sneeky
There was clearly an opinion of this gelding prior to his first racing campaign last spring, where following a good trial behind Rebel Bro, he was sent out as a well-supported $3 chance prior to his debut at Gosford.
While he was okay in that 1100m performance and competitive in two further efforts, So Sneeky just seemed to find those sprint trips a little slick and resuming over 1400m here on May 23, rewarded good bets when breaking the Maiden.
The market has this four-year-old trailing Toretto in the early betting, a progressive galloper that does have a fitness edge, but making his own luck on the speed while overall having slightly stronger form lines, this is the one they'll need to catch.
KEL CAMPBELL FUEL HAULAGE CLASS 3 HANDICAP Tips (Race 7)
Nowra Best Bet - Race 7 No. 3 Alpha Go
Resuming off a six-week let up and carrying 61.5kg at Port Macquarie on May 31, Alpha Go was completely unsuited last start and considering the wide run he endured, it was a terrific effort under the circumstances.
A mostly consistent on-pace runner who could well dictate this 1200m event under gun hoop Blaike McDougall, this three-year-old has some handy form from his last campaign, especially from February and March when competing in Queensland.
Following a comfortable victory at the Gold Coast, he was only grabbed in the last stride by Moonan Me on March 31, a runner that is a rung or two above anything here and that field also included Sweet Rhapsody, a city winner back in February.