Warren tips and best bets – 15/12/2023

Warren will host a six-race Sky 2 twilight program on Friday afternoon, with the course a soft five at the time of publishing.

It is forecast to reach 37 °C in. the afternoon, and we’ve completed the following form on the predicted good four.

Best bet: The Clint Lundholm-trained Karaoke King gets into the 1600m Class One/Maiden handicap with some good form. 

Previously trained by Robert and Luke Price, the Real Impact gelding was always going to be better over more ground, and he showed that last start when finding the line strongly in a 1450m Class One Handicap at Muswellbrook (November 24).

The winner of that race (Mazita) has franked that form, recently winning a 1600m Country Boosted Benchmark 58 Handicap at Gosford (December 8)

The mile will suit, especially at Warren, where horses from the back will get their chance, and the in-form Ronald Simpson jumps on board for the 1.5kg claim.  

Next best: The Kieren Hazelton-trained-trained Mean Girls ($5.50) gets in nicely in this 1200m Class One Handicap, with James Rogers taking the ride while connections have drawn softly with gate six.

The start will be ill-important to her chances, but she has demonstrated a good finish at recent starts at Wellington (December 1) and Mudgee (November 19).

The extra half-furlong will be right up her alley, and fourth up, she should be primed for a big effort in this very winnable event. 

Best Value: The Michael Mulholland-trained Island Rock heads into the 1400m Benchmark 50 Handicap third-up and also looks primed for a big run. 

The Dubbo galloper is an on-pace runner and could lead this field from gate four. While stepping up in distance, this isn’t the most challenging race. 

He has raced well at Dubbo and Wellington this preparation, and he looks well over the odds at $10 (in from $12). 

Warren tips – 15/12/2023

Race 1: 2 Karaoke King – $3.50

Race 2: 2 He’s All Style – $1.50

Race 3: 9 Holy Mackerel – $5.50

Race 4: 7 Mean Girls – $5.50

Race 5: 7 Island Rock – $10

Race 6: 5 Starane – $4.60 

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