Expert tips : Townsville - 23/06/24

Racing & Sports expert selections.

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RACE 1 - The babies kick us off. DANCE FOR ME RANDY (1) has started his career in fine fashion with four wins and three placings from just eight starts and is racing with a lot of confidence. Wiggins is two from two in the irons and should give this a mighty shake. BETTER SHOW (3) was a touch disappointing last time out but the form prior was full of merit. Strips fitter third-up and looms as the main danger. MARCH MADNESS (7) wasn't too far off them when resuming and will have come on now with that run under the belt. In the mix from the inside alley. DALT JAZ (4) and SMART MISSION (2) round out the selections in a race with only a couple of winning chances.

RACE 2 - SIMPLE WAY (2) is knocking on the door of a maiden victory hitting the top-four at his past five starts and strikes a very winnable contest here. Has placed around this circuit and drawn to get all the favours from the inside alley. Looks the one they all have to run down. WANDERLEI (5) has been thereabouts in recent outings and will be rock-hard fit for this. Respect with Wiggins in the stirrups. Former NSW galloper KATA KAPI (9) is having her first run in the area but will find this easier than what she faced down south and any market support must be noted. MY COUNTY (3) strips fitter second-up from the spell and may earn some minor money.

RACE 3 - SUPER FREEZE (2) showed plenty of ability when runner-up over this track and trip on debut and will have derived a stack of benefit from that race day experience. Can go one better against this lot and rates the testing material. HARDTOCRACK (8) just missed the placings over this course and distance last time out and looks to be improving with racing. Can feature from the favourable draw. KEEP ON RUNNING (6) strips fitter second-up from the break and is a genuine top-three contender on best form. BOOGIEWITHMAHBABY (10) gets in well at the weights with the claim and may run a race while fresh. MORE THAN YOU (7) next best for the Jokics.

RACE 4 - The penny has dropped for CENTRAL PARK (1) this campaign putting two impressive wins together, both around this circuit. Given a bit of a freshen up to drop back to the 1300m here and should be hitting the line with gusto. WEMYSS (7) was a touch plain when resuming but the two runs before the spell were good enough to feature in a race like this. Strips fitter second-up and should give this a mighty shake. MISS FARSTAR (10) is drawn to get a soft run in transit from the inside marble and can improve enough to earn some minor money. READY TO PARDON (2) has placed two from two when Wiggins is on board and will be rock-hard fit for this. In the mix. PURPOSE 'N' VISION (9) has won at this track and looks one for the multiples.

RACE 5 - WICKLOW LASS (9) looked good winning over this track and trip at the latest effort and winning hoop Smith sticks in the saddle. Will have derived a stack of confidence from that last-start victory and can go right on with the job now. YAMABUSHI (3) is a consistent conveyance who is yet to miss the top-five in seven career starts to date. Will be near his peak now third-up from the break and looms as a serious threat. WINNING SAGA (10) is a two-time winner over this course and distance and rates a top-three candidate on best form. LOBURN LASS (1) is first-up here but has a solid fresh record and draws low for Day. In the mix. HIT SNOOZE (6) goes well for Morrison who has a win and two placings from five steers. One for the exotics players.

RACE 6 - VIBURNUM (4) has hit a purple patch of form winning his past two starts and looks to have turned the corner now. Winning rider Leslight stays on top and again gets the benefit of his 3kg claim. Shapes as a key contender. LADY DAMUS (8) is racing very consistently this preparation including a win over this track and trip two back. Draws low for Wiggins and is very hard to ignore. SHIPS AHOY (3) is having his first run for the new stable but draws the inside alley and any market confidence must be respected. BAKERSFIELD (5) has a win and a placing from three spins around this circuit and can run a race while fresh. SO ODELIA (7) has a handy second-up record and may trouble the judge.

RACE 7 - DECRYPTING GOLD (4) just missed the placings over this course and distance last time out but did put two wins together to start the campaign. Goes well for Murphy who has two wins and two placings from six rides and will be near his peak now. Looks the hardest to toss. ZOUHOPE (2) was a touch plain at the latest effort but the form prior was full of merit. Can bounce right back to form against this lot. CHOQUANT (1) is better than recent efforts suggest and may feature with any luck in running. BETTA AL (5) has placed two from four here and is usually thereabouts. Capable of featuring prominently. DEFROSTED (9) best of the rest.

RACE 8 - NEVER CRY (8) is as honest as the day is long remarkably hitting the top-five in 18 of his past 19 starts and doesn't know how to run a bad race. Knocking on the door of another victory with two consecutive runner-up finishes and another strong showing would not surprise. The well-traveled REALEZA (4) has placed at his past four and just needs luck from the wide draw to play a role in the outcome. DARK REBEL (6) has only missed a drum once in six starts around this circuit and gets Wiggins on from the favourable draw. Ticks a few boxes. CROWNING MOMENT (5) rounds out the selections.

RACE 9 - SPEED LEGEND (3) grows a leg for Morrison who has four wins and three placings from just seven rides and is racing in a rich vein of form this preparation. Has won three of four at this circuit and expecting the strong form to continue. OLYMPIC KORCHNOI (5) won over this track and trip two back before just fading late here at the latest effort. Should give backers a sight. INVESTOR (7) has hit the top-four in all five runs this campaign and looks a genuine top-three hope in this line-up. DEVIL KICK (4) saves her best form for this mile journey and is drawn to get a cosy run from the inside alley. In the mix. MYSTERY 'N' MAGIC (9) next in line.