Daily Racing Tips – Friday, May 4

Best Bets 
Wagga: Race 1 (12:40pm)
No. 13 Nicconita

It’s a big day of racing at Wagga today and Nicconita looks to be a good bet in the first. The Nicconi filly has not been seen at the races since January, but was she extremely unlucky not to break her maiden last time in an finished an agonizingly close second in her most recent start. Drawn ideally and weighted well, Nicconita probably won’t find a better opportunity to break into the winner’s stall.

Wagga: Race 3 (1:50pm)
No. 5 Mossman Gorge

Race 3 at Wagga today has drawn ten sprinters and the Matt Dale-trained Mossman Gorge will be extremely difficult to beat. The gelding generally races in city company and has performed well through two starts this time, without returning to winning form. This is a noticeable drop in class and he has form around horses like William Thomas. He is ready to peak third up and while his wide barrier is something of a concern, he has a class edge over most of this field.

Wagga: Race 7 (4:20pm)
No. 2 Life Less Ordinary

The Wagga Gold Cup always draws a quality field and this year’s edition is no exception. Chris Waller-trained import Life Less Ordinary realised his winning potential by taking out a talent-stacked 1800m race at Flemington a fortnight ago and this looks like the perfect target for the progressive stayer. Tye Angland has plenty of options from the rails draw and in current form and on class, he has a big edge over this field. Tally looks to be his biggest threat, but he takes 3.5kgs from the topweight.

Best Each-Way Bet 
Sunshine Coast: Race 4 (5:05pm)
No. 4 Brilee Rose

Brilee Rose will have to overcome a wide barrier in Race 4 on the Sunshine Coast this afternoon, but with improvement from a credible first-up run, she can find herself right in the finish of the 1200m sprint. The Rothesay filly has only made four appearances at the races, but she looks like a horse that is capable of winning a Saturday-grade race in the not-too-distant future and she is over the odds at her current $13 quote.