Resident tipster Adam gives his betting strategy for Friday’s (03/5/2019) racing. Note that the prices quoted were available at the time of writing, which was 5.30pm Thuirsday.
Betting Strategy Outlay: $29915
Betting Strategy Return: $31246
Futures Outlay: $1945
Futures Return: $1871
Wagga (Correct at 8am Friday)
$10 Win Verdi R1 @ $8.5 (TAB)
$10 E/W Wolfofpeterstreet R3 (Tote)
$5 Win/$25 Place Trying R4 @ $16/$4.8 (TAB)
$10 Win Just Stellar R5 @ $6 (TAB)
$30 Win Abdon R7 @ $3.6 (TAB)
Wagga Overview: Verdi is a son of So You Think for Kurt Goldman on debut. This bloke had two trials in the Spring before being tipped out. Trialled in late March at Goulburn and despite being pushed out, did respond well when second to the classy stablemate Eckstein. Liked the way he looked there and stable should always be respected when they bring runners to Wagga. Wolfofpeterstreet might be worth a throw at the stumps here first up. Chris Heywood trains this mare, who has shown really good ability throughout her career but has only won the one race. Few things in her corner here are she’s good on wet ground, gets 52.5kg after the claim, goes well fresh and does like racing at Wagga. Tricky race, but happy to have something small on her. Happy to speck Trying, resuming for Noel Gardner. This bloke is probably better suited over a bit further, but being by Not A Single Doubt, he should swim and his record says as much. Has won first up previously but I was really taken by his trial effort at Canberra. Beaten a fair way, but loved the way he poked through and made ground under no pressure. He’ll do me each way. With this track now heavy, I’m going the way of the Chris Davis trained Just Stellar. She was well specked at longer odds last time out at Benalla and ran well. Just made to come off the bit a fair way out which isn’t her go, but kept finding and was good late when a close up third to Typhoon Rubi. With that tough 1400m run under the belt, should be better off here. Chris Waller rarely gets it wrong when he brings a horse here for the Cup and being owned by locals, Abdon has to be respected. Tempo was clearly against him last time out in the JRA Plate at Randwick but I thought he was really good in defeat behind Grey Lion. Should get a good speed in front this time around, down in the weights, very hard to beat.
$40 Win/$60 Place Victory Eight R7 @ $17/$5 (TAB)
Sunshine Coast Preview: Normally these Friday night meetings at the Sunny Coast, bin them IMO. But I can’t let this horse go around at those odds without me being on. Sunny Coast specialist for Trevor Miller that is first up and appears really well placed. Saves his best for the track, sprints well fresh, trialled up well behind a Stakes class horse in Tarzan, and the wide gate looks fine for me. Looks to be good speed engaged, so hopefully Gallagher can find three wide cover, and really, the wetter the better for this bloke. $17 looks a silly price.