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Townsville Betting Tips, Best Bets & Odds for January 20

  • Townsville hosts eight races on Wednesday
  • The track is currently in the heavy range
  • Justin Darcy provides his best bets for January 20
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Townsville hosts eight races on Wednesday. (Getty)
Justin Darcy 19 Jan 2021
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Townsville hosts an eight race program on January 20 and our free betting tips and best bets are available.

Our Townsville best bets are provided by expert form analysts and tipsters, and a preview of Wednesday's racing is below.


Townsville Tips for January 20


GOLDEN ROAST TOWNSVILLE Class 2 Handicap Tips (Race 2)

Townsville Best Bet - Race 2 No. 1 Galaxy Ghost

This ex-Victorian loves a wet track which is exactly what he will get at Townsville on Wednesday.

Last preparation he was a strong winner at Warrnambool on a heavy nine surface, beating a field of 14 when favourite.

Last start was his first outing for Queensland trainer Sharlee D'Avila, where he was a second place getter here on a soft seven surface over 1000m.

Galaxy Ghost now comes up in trip for his second-up run which is ideal and with the wet track, is going to be hard to hold out in this small field.

TAB MAKE A DATE WITH PLAY OPEN Handicap Tips (Race 6)

Townsville Next Best Bet - Race 6 No. 2 Dalon

I am hoping the slight weight swing from when Dalon last met Langhro can be a deciding factor in the result of this race, where Dalon will carry 56.6kg and the top weight will have 63.5kg.

He loves a wet track, with three starts in soft conditions for two wins and a placing, while he is one from one on a heavy surface.

Back in August last year, Dalon was only four lengths from The Harrovian who we know has taken the racing scene in metro Queensland by storm.

The son of Falvelon has recorded all eight of his wins here at Townsville, so the stars do look to be aligning for him on Wednesday.

PAYNTERS Class 6 Handicap Tips (Race 7)

Townsville Value Bet - Race 7 No. 5 Hard Yaga

Hoping the market misses this bloke who is first-up off a six month spell and racing on a heavy surface, which is not always ideal after a long break.

Hard Taga will enjoy the wet track, however, so we know that if fitness is not an issue that he will at least get through the going.

His first-up record suggest he can fire, with two placings next to his name from three attempts while he gets around Townsville as well, recording a win and a placing from two attempts.

A consistent gelding that is a great money spinner for connections, he can be around the mark in this event on resumption.


Townsville FAQs

What time is the first race at Townsville?

The first race at Townsville jumps at 1.37PM with the last to finish at 5.44PM.

Who is the best bet at Townsville?

We are siding with Galaxy Ghost as the best bet at Townsville.

How can I live stream the Townsville races?

Check out our live streaming hub to see how you can live stream the Townsville races.

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Verdict

Galaxy Ghost looks well placed to breakthrough for the new stable via the second from Townsville this Wednesday.

Dalon (Race 6) is a good price to turn the tables on Langhro from their last clash.

The consistent Hard Yaga can strike fresh at fair odds in Race 7.

Best Bet: Galaxy Ghost To Win @115.00 at BetMGM - 12 Units
Next Best Bet: Dalon To Win @500.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 5 Units
Value Bet: Hard Yaga To Win @550.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 3 Units

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