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Warrnambool Tips, Best Bets & Preview - Wednesday 5th May

  • Four selections for the second day of the Warrnambool Carnival
  • Ladbrokes and Neds pick out the best bets
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Warrnambool Tips - May 5

RACE 1 (11:20AM) No. 5 Next Step Berrima

Next Step Berrima was beaten one length on debut at Geelong over 1200m and will take plenty of benefit from that run. The step up in distance suits and the blinkers go on for the first time which will sharpen him up for this assignment. The one to beat.

RACE 2 (11:50AM) No. 6 Sly Corner

Sly Corner is yet to break through for his maiden race win at five attempts but he has not been far away in almost all of them. He has been runner up at both starts so far this prep and he will appreciate the step up in distance at his third run.

RACE 4 (12:55PM) No. 2 Michelin

Nine-year-old Michelin has had two starts so far this prep and they have been well spaced out. Add in a total of five barrier trials in between and he appears to be ready to step up to a more suitable distance. He gets the trip here which will only benefit his chances and he has a win and a third from three starts over the jumps. Any rain is a bonus for him and the each way odds represent good value.

RACE 6 (2:05PM) No. 6 Saunter Boy

Saunter Boy has an excellent record over the hurdles having won twice and placed once from three attempts. The grey gelding was a winner at Pakenham last start by 2.8 lengths over the jumps and a repeat of that effort would see him going very close in this contest. He drops 3.5kgs from that win and is clearly the horse to beat.

RACE 8 (3:20PM) No. 4 Great Again

The Wangoom Handicap is always an interesting betting race and this year’s edition is no exception. There is no doubt that Lindsey Smith has set Great Again for a first-up tilt at this contest and he is well-placed to make a winning return to the races. He has an excellent first-up record and he generally produces his best form over 1200 metres.

RACE 10 (4:30PM) No. 5 Nikau Spur

Nikau Spur is deserving of his status as a dominant favourite in the final race of the day. He returned to the races with a dominant victory at Pakenham and the scary things for his rivals is that he still has the upside to improve. The Proisir gelding will settle in the second half of the field, but he will be storming home late.

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