CARROVELO PLUMBING CLASS 2 HANDICAP Tips (Race 2)
Tamworth Next Best Bet - Race 2 No. 3 Highest Standard
Young trainer William Freedman has been placing his runners quite well on the Country NSW circuit and for one of the more progressive gallopers in his stable, this looks a first-up option for this returning three-year-old.
While he didn't want it any shorter than 1100m on debut, the son of Deep Field knuckled down late and chased hard to secure a Narromine victory, bettering the times of both Benchmark races on that October 17 program and while not disgraced, he wasn't quite as comfortable on Heavy ground at start two.
Highest Standard bounced straight back to win a Benchmark 58 at Scone before being tipped out, comfortably holding off Free Rider in the process, a galloper that is rated above anything in this field and while the January trial was very quiet, they're resuming at 1200m in what's a very winnable race.
GREAT NORTHERN MAIDEN PLATE Tips (Race 3)
Tamworth Value Bet - Race 3 No. 15 Booblay
Having recorded six winners together at a strike rate of 30% this season, it's well worth respecting the Grant Buckley and Stephen Jones combination and they team-up again in the third from Tamworth this Friday.
Following a Muswellbrook trial where she led but just didn't handle the heavy going late, Booblay was well supported first-up on the January 30 program here ($7.50-$5.00) but drew the widest in a field of 14 and was off the track throughout that 1000m dash, but didn't lose any ground in a sixth-place finish.
Given the money for her that day and now getting Buckley back in the saddle, who was aboard in that trial, the bolters odds is a decent overreaction given she now draws barrier one and with a rail to follow, can give some cheek with a few more favours this time around.
SHAY BRENNAN CONSTRUCTIONS CLASS 3 HANDICAP Tips (Race 5)
Tamworth Best Bet - Race Race 5 No. 4 Last Chance Dance
Prepared by Scott Singleton, Last Chance Dance has been competitive throughout her 13-start career to date and has steadily improved with racing, breaking through in July last year before a pair of second-place finishes and was little unlucky not have won again that campaign.
The daughter of Unencumbered put in a career best performance first-up this summer when bursting through a gap for strong win on January 14 (margin should've been further) and staying at 900m, found a leader-dominated race second-up but still made ground and put more than two lengths on the next runner home.
The runner-up has franked the form with an easy win at Muswellbrook on Monday and in a Class 3 where the step to 1000m should suit, she finds an event where many of her rivals look to be battling, so it's a nice to bounce back as the in-form runner in this line-up.