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LAUNCESTON | TAS RACING TIPS | SUNDAY 26 JUNE 2022
Track/ Meeting Overview:
Thoroughbred racing returns to Launceston for the first time since Good Friday for an eight-race card.
The rail is +11m from the 1200m to the winning post and +7m for the remainder. It was last in this position on 24 November 2021. The track was a soft 6 when fields were posted, and I’ve done the form for something remaining in the soft range.
BEST BACK OF THE DAY: Race 8 | #1 Always A Winner
Tough on pacer who comes through a strongly run mile race in Devonport. He will make whatever beats him earn the win.
BEST LAY OF THE DAY: Race 2 | #8 Eight Margaritas
Tends to find at least one better and Codi Jordan enters this meeting on a run of outs that has extended past 40+ rides.
Race 1 | TAS Racing Tips | Key Runners & Expert Tips
1. I’m Back (1)
2. Lord Whitegate (5)
3. Military Law (6)
4. Fighting Floyd (2)
LORD WHITEGATE (5) was very impressive first-up and then couldn’t match motors with Julius, though there is little disgrace in that. His chances may be determined by whether Anthony Darmanin can cross from barrier 9/9.
BACK (EACH-WAY) – Lord Whitegate for 2 units
Race 2 | TAS Racing Tips | Key Runners & Expert Tips
1. Zewinna (12)
2. Eight Margaritas (8)
3. I’m So Cool (1)
4. Khan of Khans (3)
ZEWINNA (12) is on the quick back-up after losing by the narrowest of margins in Hobart last Sunday. There were good margins back through the field there and she draws well.
KHAN OF KHANS (3) had to do the donkey work for the field in Hobart and boxed on well. Winkers and the tongue tie go on.
BACK (WIN) – Zewinna for 2 units
BACK (WIN) – Khan Of Khans for 1 unit
Race 3 | TAS Racing Tips | Key Runners & Expert Tips
1. Fairy Magic (4)
2. Vetlanda (3)
3. Master Sun (1)
4. Rich Clan (2)
FAIRY MAGIC (4) was sent out $21 on debut but made a mockery of that price for a dominant victory. With Lizzie Annells claim she’ll get nice relief from those at the top of the weights.
BACK (WIN) – Fairy Magic for 4 units
Race 4 | TAS Racing Tips | Key Runners & Expert Tips
1. Tennessee Beach (12)
2. Lady Indy (6)
3. Surangani (11)
4. Wild Destiny (3)
Brendan McShane’s team have been quiet, but he brings three to the meeting, starting with LADY INDY (6) who’s recent trials have been solid.
BACK (WIN) – Lady Indy for 1 unit
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Race 5 | TAS Racing Tips | Key Runners & Expert Tips
1. Donna’s Day (5)
2. Isafjordur (7)
3. Belle Cadeau (9)
4. Thelma (8)
DONNA’S DAY (5) had to burn the candle at both ends in her debut win which was full of merit. She heads to Launceston with an awkward barrier to overcome.
BACK (EACH-WAY) – Donna’s Day for 1 unit
Race 6 | TAS Racing Tips | Key Runners & Expert Tips
1. Take the Sit (3)
2. Blaze Forth (2)
3. Newhart (1)
4. Romary (5)
We see the return of last season’s Horse of the Year NEWHART (1) who will carry 64kg, 4.5kg more than he ever has before. He had bone chips in his leg following his most recent run at Caulfield and has trialled twice in Devonport alongside the 2022 Vamos Stakes winner TAKE THE SIT (3). 1400m may not be the ideal starting point but there aren’t a lot of home state options for the pair. It will be tough for the toppy to give 9kg to the mare here.
BACK (WIN) – Take The Sit for 2 units
Race 7 | TAS Racing Tips | Key Runners & Expert Tips
1. Tavisplash (5)
2. Reward Achiever (4)
3. Pristine Image (2)
4. Stefanidi (9)
STEFANIDI (9) unleashed her powerful finish to just miss last time, something that’s been a theme of her career. She’s drawn out and will need runners to be swooping down the outside fence by his stage of the day.
BACK (WIN) – Stefanidi for 1 unit
Race 8 | TAS Racing Tips | Key Runners & Expert Tips
1. Always A Winner (1)
2. Further North (5)
3. Costero (2)
4. Indigo Girls (8)
ALWAYS A WINNER (1) lines up for start 11 in a campaign that began in December last year. In nine of those runs he’s finished in the top four and won at the T&D on Good Friday. He stuck on very well given the pace up front last time.
BACK (WIN) – Always A Winner for 5 units