Toowoomba Tips – best bets for Toowoomba on Saturday

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August 4


Race 3 - 6:20PM The Bavarian BM62 Handicap (2100 METRES)
Knocking on the door of late, WAKE UP JEFF looks a value runner here. Two starts back he finished just behind the placegetters in a BM60 here over 1625m. He followed that up with a similar finish behind the smart Occhilupo in a class 3 over 1640m. The four-year-old is a two-time winner here and the jump in distance looks to suit his racing style. He shapes up as a good each-way chance.

Race 5 - 7:30PM Shannon Sign Company Class 3 Handicap (1200 METRES)
Ben Currie’s four-year-old mare SHAKIRA takes on class 3 company for the first time but has strong form to suggest she can meet the challenge. After finishing third at Kilcoy in a class 2 over 1060m, she dropped back in grade which paid immediate dividends. On a heavy Sunshine Coast track, she cruised to victory over 1050m, putting 4.5 lengths on her opposition. At her last start, she wasn’t disgraced finishing two lengths behind Brenda who won her third straight race at Ipswich on Wednesday. The Foxwedge mare won her maiden on this track and is right in the mix here.


July 21

Race 1 - 4:54PM Wholesale Horsewear House BM70 Handicap (1050 METRES)
Locally-trained by Michael Frappell, MAKE A RULER is second-up here and will be fitter for this. First-up, the Tycoon Ruler gelding tried to lead all the way but weakened in the run home in class 5 company on a soft track. He won three of his six starts last preparation including a BM70 in city company over 1200m breaking 1.10 for the trip. That’s good enough to have his rivals wary of him here. There is enough early pace in the race to suggest he will take a sit just behind them and if the pace is genuine he will be ready to pounce on straightening. He is a two-time winner on his home track over the distance and look for improvement here.
Result (2nd)

Race 2 - 5:35PM Smoke & Mirrors Boutique Class 2 Handicap (1210 METRES)
Local leading trainer Ben Currie has a very promising filly on his hands with SHAKIRA who lines up here coming off a huge victory last start. The three-year-old smashed her class 1 rivals on a heavy Rockhampton track where she put 4.5 lengths between herself and the second placed A Littlebittamagic. The writing was on the wall three starts prior to that when she won her maiden by four lengths. The Foxwedge filly draws nicely here in gate four with speedmaps placing her in the box seat early. With her acceleration she will be storming home late and third-up will be much fitter as well. She is the pick of the crop here.
Result (4th)

Race 3 - 6:10PM Create With Cottee Class 3 Handicap (1640 METRES)
Another from the Ben Currie stables is OCCHILUPO who is third-up here and ironically, won third-up last preparation over the mile trip. First-up this time in, he was very impressive when finishing second to General Cos in an unsuitable 1300m event. Then last start, found the wet track at Rockhampton not to his liking and finished down the track. Third-up and much fitter, the Exceed And Excel four-year-old will find the jump to the 1600m much better and back on top of the ground at his home track he will be prove hard to hold out.
Result (1st - $3.10)

Toowoomba Tips - July 7

Race 2 - 6:00PM PUMA Warwick Class 3 Plate (1300 METRES)
Local training guru Ben Currie could be in for a big night here and his three-year-old colt LITTLE JOHN could well be amongst his success stories. After stringing two wins in a row, he was sent to the paddock for a spell. He returned in the same form he left, winning a class 2 first-up at Toowoomba. His resume reads very well here winning two of three at the track and a winner at the track and trip. His jockey, Skye Bogenhuber is three from three on his back and looks poised to make it four.
Result (2nd)

Race 4 - 7:10PM CSR Earthworks Class 1 Plate (1100 METRES)
Locally-trained by Michael Frappell, PUNDIT is second-up here after a solid maiden win last start. After showing a lost of promise early in his last campaign, the Tycoon Ruler gelding lost his way at his last two starts and was spelled for five months. Returning to the track last month he hit the ground running and led all the way, untroubled to break his maiden status over 1050m on this track. He carries a similar weight here and I can see him repeating his last start effort in this company.
Result (unplaced)

Race 7 - 8:40PM Joyce Mayne Toowoomba Maiden Plate (1300 METRES)
We have a maiden to end the program and the Court Command mare ROSIE’S TIARA caught my eye with her honest effort last start and deserves to break through here. After being brought down by another runner two starts back, she was spelled for four months. First-up from that fall, she drew wide again but was content to sit back at the start. In the run home, she was tormented by two runners on her inside who kept hanging out and made it hard for her to run a straight line. She hit the line hard in the final 50m and got up for third money. Jockey Baylee Nothdurft must be wondering what she has to do to break through on the four-year-old mare. From her six rides to date, the young rider has collected no less than four minor prizes but gets her chance here to break the duck. Drawn out again, she will more than likely settle back in the field and again look to come wide and late. Fitter from that last run, she will be hard to hold out here.
Result (unplaced)


June 23

Race 1 - 4:44PM Lysaght Zenith Range BM70 Handicap (1210 METRES)
Locally-trained by Lindsay Hatch, AGAPANTHA is third-up here and ticks every box. Allocated 61.5kgs at Gatton last start, the Clang gelding did a great job to finish third behind Seq The Star, beaten 1.5 lengths over 1100m. Back to his preferred 1200m journey here, he will appreciate the extra trip and be fitter after two runs back. He won third-up last preparation and with five victories at this track, he has also finished top three in 11 of his 13 trips around this course. Drawn beautifully in gate four, and he should just jump ‘n’ run here and will prove very hard to run down.
Result (unplaced)

Race 3 - 5:55PM M&K Group / Faux Electrical QTIS Three-Years-Old Maiden Handicap (1110 METRES)
A mixed three-year-old maiden here and trainer Steve Tregea has a smart filly on his hands who looks well placed second-up. ANGEL DANE was super impressive first-up at Beaudesert. She missed the start hopelessly by three lengths and spent the rest of the race trying to make up the lost ground. In the run home, she gave the leader six lengths at the 200m mark and finished within two lengths of pulling off a miracle. She draws the fence here and if she jumps with them, she will be very hard to beat on her last run.
Result (unplaced)

Race 5 - 7:05PM Hutchinson Builders Class 2 Handicap (1300 METRES)
Michael Nolan’s four-year-old RULER’S PRIDE has been itching closer to a win and gets his chance here in a small field. Three starts into this campaign he was a fast finishing second behind Park Chinois at the Gold Coast in a class 3 over 1400m. He finished bridesmaid again next start at Dalby behind Maharni failing by half a length to reel in the winner. He draws wide here but it will matter little in the small field. He should cross and find cover early then finish strongly again. Four starts back and in peak fitness, the Tycoon Ruler stallion can go one better here.
Result (3rd)


June 9

Race 1 - 4:37PM Carlton Dry Class 2 Handicap (1200 METRES) 
From the Kris Lees Newcastle stables comes EXELLAS who has already had one start on QLD tracks for a win and looks primed to repeat that effort here. A very promising Helmet filly, she has only missed a top three finish on two occasions from her seven career starts to date. After finishing second at Grafton two starts back, she welcomed the change in surroundings as she stepped out onto the Corbould Park track on the Sunshine Coast for the first time and ran her rivals ragged. She led all the way to take out the class 1 event over 1200m and at her first try on a heavy track as well. Her last start victory says she is ready for class 2 company here. Well weighted at 56kgs and had drawn perfectly in gate two, she looks hard to beat in this.
Result (1st - $5.10)

Race 2 - 5:10PM AG Rigging BM70 Handicap (1050 METRES)
Ben Currie has MR CHOW lining up here and the Commands gelding is racing well in a long campaign. Two starts back he finished second at Beaudesert in a BM65 over 1200m coming from well back on the turn. His latest effort was here where he finished second again, this time behind Unique Magic over the longer 1300m trip. What could be a tactical move by Currie, he drops back to the 1050m sprint where he is already a three-time winner. He is knocking on the door again and is drawn and weighted nicely here. Looks right in the mix.
Result (4th)

Race 3 - 5:45PM Wimmers Premium Soft Drinks Class 1 Handicap (1050 METRES)
Another one from the Ben Currie stable here with MISHANI VALENTINO lining up here fresh from a last start maiden victory. It only took three starts back from a four-month spell for the Foxwedge two-year-old to find his feet. From barrier one, he led from start to finish and can only strip fitter here. He does drop back to the 1050m trip but that shouldn’t be a problem. The danger here is topweight Spirit’s Pride who could run well fresh. I am banking on the Spirit Of Boom colt needing the run however. Drawn well and with good early gate speed, Mishani Valentino looks well placed to take this out.
Result (1st - $6.20)


What Bets To Place at Toowoomba Races


There are a number of ways to bet on horse racing this weekend from a standard win or place bet to quadrellas and multibets. 

SINGLE: The most common bet. The single bet involves betting on your selection to win, place, or both (each-way). If betting each-way (see our guide for what an each-way bet is), the stake is doubled as you are betting on your selection to win, and also to place.

QUINELLA: A Quinella bet is available on every thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race provided there are at least three or more runners. To win a Quinella, you must successfully predict the 1st and 2nd placegetters in any order

EXACTA: An exacta is exactly the same as a quinella. However, you must successfully predict the 1st and 2nd placegetters in the correct order

TRIFECTA: A Trifecta bet is available on every thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race provided there are at least four or more runners. To win a Trifecta, you must successfully predict the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placegetters in a given race. 

FIRST4: A First4 bet is available on most thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race provided there are at least four or more runners. To win a First4, you must successfully predict the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th placegetters in a given race. 

MYSTERY BET: A Mystery Bet takes the guess work out of picking a Trifecta and is generated by the betting agency’s computer. The computer system will randomly select three runners and if they fill the placings you win the Trifecta. 

QUADDIE: A Quaddie bet, or Quadrella bet as it is fully known, is available on most thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race meetings. A quaddie is betting on the winners of four nominated races, which are typically the last four races of any meeting, and is a very popular bet. 

MULTIBET: Multibets offer a great way to secure big winning returns on your bets as you combine various bets into one, and are proving to be an extremely popular way to bet. A multibet combines any number of bets from two to 25 into one single bet and dramatically increases the odds. 

PATENT BET: A Patent bet is similar to a three-leg multibet but is made up of seven separate bets: three singles, three doubles and a trio. Where a multibet requires all selections to win for a return, a patent bet will yield a return from just one winner.

ALL-IN BETTING: All-In betting involves a bookmaker offering fixed odds on selected feature races prior to the declaration of the final field. All-In betting on the Melbourne Cup, for example, is available for the better part of 12 months leading into the event. The risk with All-In Betting is that you will not receive your stake back if your horse is scratched.

Alternatively, follow our quick links below to learn more about the various types of horse racing bets.





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