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We have studied the form from all races across the country for Wednesday, December 22, and provided our best horse racing tips.
It’s the last set of mid week metropolitan races before Christmas so we’ve done our best to find you a set of stocking stuffers.
It looks as though the weather Gods are going to be kind to the major racing states across the festive period which certainly helps when studying the form.
We have made five selections in total and are confident that we have found you some winners! So, read on below to find our best horse racing tips for this Wednesday, December 22.
Warwick Farm, Race 1 – 2. Captain Bond ($7.00)
*Horse has since been scratched.*
Some very nice two year olds about at the moment, and this race is no exception but I think the pair off the inside draw will fight this out. We had Man in the Mirror on top on Saturday before it was scratched to be kept safe for this race.
While he looks very talented it is hard to deny the fact that the Gerlad Ryan trained colt, Captain Bond by Capitalist, trialled about three lengths better on the same morning. When you line the two up, you are getting double the price of that of the Neesham horse.
Whilst Man in the Mirror still looked rather new to it all even with two trials under his belt, Captain Bond looked a well rounded professional, bouncing in front and going to the line relatively untested. They both look promising types heading forward but the 2 looks over the odds here.
Sandown, Race 1 – 14. Tempest Charm ($2.30)
A fairly thin card at Sandown for their pre Christmas meet but we think we can get in and out early here and take the bookies money with us to pay for those last minute gifts. To watch her last start live, it actually looked like this grey filly got the money but the post arrived just half a stride too soon.
Smokin’ Romans romps in the Pakenham Cup. A great training performance from Ciaron Maher and David Eustace with Jamie Kah in the saddle. Congratulations to the happy connections who were able to celebrate on-course. #CountryRacing pic.twitter.com/jjXfWzom35
— Country Racing (@Country_Racing) December 4, 2021
She has a few convictions being a nine start maiden, but the fact she has had a couple of looks at Sandown now, Jamie Kah is sticking, and the fact she steps out a furlong in trip with the big run home on the Hillside circuit after attacking the line so strongly over 1300m at her latest, we are prepared to give her one more. Looks one of the better bets of the day and definitely the best of the Melbourne midweek card.
Oakbank, Race 2 – 9. Wolf City ($1.65)
We have searched far and wide to give the punters a little Christmas bonus and we think they might find one here by backing the powerful combination of Will Clarken and Todd Pannell in this maiden event at Oakbank.
Whilst it is not a regular midweek venue, we are buoyed by the fact the duo had the foresight to team up for a hitout at their recent trial session where this 3yo gelding was not knocked around and won rather well. Most of his opponents have plenty of convictions and one would assume he has been set for this. Looks a solid bet.
Sunshine Coast, Race 4 – 6. Island Magic ($2.70)
This really looks like one of the better bets you’ll find this week. This Hinchinbrook filly from the Gollan yard trialled very impressively when working through the gears late over 1000m back in October. She was not seen again for five weeks after that and struck a heavy track for her debut assignment.
She did a bit wrong in transit that day, but really motored late over the 1100m once she finally put her mind to it. We aren’t perturbed by the wide draw here as senior rider Ryan Maloney takes over and she appears to be a get back and run on horse who will be suited by the step to 1200m and going from the tight Ipswich circuit at Bundamba, to the roomy expanses of Caloundra’s Sunshine Coast track. The best bet of the day.
Warwick Farm, Race 7 – 18. Born a Warrior ($21)
We promised to line your Christmas stocking and we might just have saved the best for last here. This I Am Invincible gelding has had 19 starts for just one win to date although he has managed to place in exactly half of those appearances. Perhaps the most notable is the second he ran to Oscar Zulu at the end of last preparation.
He ran an absolute bottler of a race that day, going down just three quarters of a length to a horse that showed his quality by stringing wins together during the winter, and then beating some handy opposition first up Saturday.
— Hawkesbury Race Club (@hawkesburyrc) December 16, 2021
He has since been transferred to the Ron Quinton yard and typical of the master horseman, he has been very patient with this fellow as he heads out to his right trip. He bombed the start resuming, and then made good ground from well back 2nd up with a smart trial in between.
Maybe a run short of his best trip but is priced right and does get about 4 lengths in weights and measures off Rubamos whom he beat home when they last met and that horse is well and truly single figure odds in and around the second line of betting.
Best Bet – 6. Island Magic (Ipswich, Race 4)
Next Best – 14. Tempest Charm (Sandown, Race 1)
Best Roughie – 18. Born A Warrior (Warwick Farm, Race 7)
*Odds correct at time of publication, courtesy of Sportsbet.