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Geelong Tips, Best Bets & Preview - Friday 2nd July

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Geelong Tips - July 2

Get the four best bets for Friday racing at Geelong.

Race 1 12:30pm AEST – No. 11 Tern and Go

There has been solid betting support for Tern and Go, which is on debut for trainer Patrick Payne. The two-year-old filly finished fourth in her first trial before scoring a win at Tatura last time out. It was a four-length victory, so she showed class in the heavy track conditions, which proves the soft surface won’t be an issue.

The two-year-old daughter of Astern meets only an average maiden field to start the day and punters have shown extreme confidence in early betting markets. She opened at $3.80 and it has been one-way traffic since. It might be her debut, but her ceiling is high and she demands attention.

Race 3 1:30pm AEST – No. 11 Queen of Sass

Taking a two-run maiden at an odds-on quote isn’t easy, but Queen of Sass should reward punters sooner rather than later. The Ellerton/Zahra-trained filly finished second on debut at Wangaratta where she missed by only a nose. The run was backed up with another nose finish at Wangaratta, so she has been desperately unlucky to not win.

The three-year-old by Deep Field meets a field that has come potentially nice types involved. However, she looks to have the most ability and we’re hoping she doesn’t continue to find one better. Her maiden win is coming soon and we share the confidence shown in early betting markets. A steady flow of money has come since markets opened and she could firm even shorter on race day.

Race 5 2:30pm AEST – No. 7 Bainbridge

We’re going with another well-backed runner, but Bainbridge is the best bet of the day. The five-year-old comes off an emphatic victory at Geelong where he won by 5.5 lengths. It was a one-sided affair and he gets similar conditions on Friday. The Liam Howley-trained gelding has been patiently handled by connections and the patience is paying off.

He looks to have a bright future, and although it’s not a highly-rated race, this level of racing won’t hold him for very long. 2kg comes off his back from Josh Richardson and we would be surprised if Bainbridge wasn’t dominating this field.

Race 7 3:30pm AEST – No. 1 Copper Fox

The former New Zealand-trained gelding pays value odds with bookmakers and he is worth following for another run. He comes off a fourth at Bendigo where he finished 5.8 lengths behind the winner, but he didn’t get much luck in the run and it could in his favour here. The six-year-old placed at his only Geelong start and his best form comes over the distance.

There are no superstars in this field and we’re surprised at the each-way odds available. He handles the wet conditions well and we expect his bookmakers to trim his odds closer to race time.


Our four best bets for Geelong on Friday.

Best Bet: Tern and Go Race 1 @170 at Sportsbet - 3 Units
Best Bet: Queen of Sass Race 3 @-105.26 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 4 Units
Best Bet: Bainbridge Race 5 @125 at Sportsbet - 5 Units
Best Bet: Copper Fox Race 7 @650 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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