Baby Wong hasn’t been seen at the races since January, but this is a massive drop in class, and he can make a winning return.
The Press Statement colt is incredibly still a maiden, but he found form around some quality gallopers during his debut preparation, placing in both the Phelan Ready Plate and the McLachlan Stakes in Brisbane, and ending his campaign eighth in the Magic Millions Classic.
Any of those runs would clearly be good enough to see him winning this race.
The early scratching of Levi’s Storm and a couple of other leading contenders has blown this race wide open, and a horse like Wanna Tweet now has genuine claims on winning, at a price ($14 at publish).
Wanna Tweet has returned some lovely efforts in five appearances back from a spell, highlighted by a win at Dubbo and a credible third in BM50 company at Taree last time out.
She’s rock-hard fit and we can have an each-way play at the price.
The Tamworth Cup shapes as the perfect race for Two Big Fari.
Two Big Fari has been one of Australia’s best country-trained gallopers for several seasons now, and he has recorded seven wins and three minors from just thirteen career starts.
He finished fifth in both the Country Championship Final and The Kosciuszko last year, won in town and resumed this time for a credible third over 1280 at Muswellbrook last month, carrying 64.5kgs.
The rise in trip suits, as does the massive drop in the weights, and we can have an each-way play at around the $8 mark.
Ice In Vancouver looks well placed to make a winning return in the last on Tamworth Cup Day.
The Vancouver gelding made three appearances at the races during his debut prep, winning twice and ending his season in The Kosciusko, albeit a failed tilt.
He has returned a nice trial in the lead-up to this race and looks ready to go.