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21th Jun Wyong Tuesday Tips and Preview
Track: Soft 5, Weather :Fine Rail: +3m Entire

The Gary Portelli stable is confident about the chances of Zounate, in the 1600m 3YO Maiden.

The Zoustar gelding has been in consistent form this preparation, placed in all but one of his five starts.

He is coming off a third at Hawkesbury last start over 1800m.

“He’s been super consistent and knocking on the door,” Fathers said.

“We gave him a go over 1800m last start, and he ended up pulling a little bit and things just didn’t really work out.

“I think back over the mile he will probably just lead. Even though he doesn’t have a great turn of foot, he’s got a good cruising speed and can keep rolling and hopefully have the rest of the field in trouble behind him.

“You want to be on your bike at Wyong and that should suit him.”

Moccasin Miss, another Portelli runner is also given a good chance in the 1100m Benchmark 64.

The Stratum mare has good form both on the Wyong track and first up.

“This will probably be her last preparation and she’ll be heading for the breeding barn,” Mathers said.

“She trialled really nicely, and we think she should run well.

“It would be great to be able to get another win for her form the owners.”

SELECTIONS:

Race 1 – 12.20pm: DE BORTOLI WINES 3YO MAIDEN (1600m): 1 MOOY, 2 Zounate, 3 Swahili Mai, 4 Bianchi Cup.

Race 2 – 12.55pm: COCA-COLA MAIDEN PLATE (1350m): 1 LAKE MARION, 2 Private Missile, 3 Emthree.

Race 3 – 1.35pm: CARLTON DRY PROV & CTRY MAIDEN HANDICAP (1200m): 1 Strike Missile, 2 My Rose My Kingdon, 4 Montana Thunder.

Race 4 – 2.10pm: JIM BEAM 2YO MAIDEN HANDICAP (1000m): 1  Yangarra Rose   

Race 5 – 2.45pm: TAB.COM.AU CLASS 1 HANDICAP (1350m): 1 AL SNIP, 2 You Too, 3 Duchess Marizza, 4 Patrina.

Race 6 – 3.25pm: GREAT NORTHERN ON TAP CLASS 2 HANDICAP (1000m): 1 Special Date.

Race 7 – 4.05pm: OFF THE TRACK NSW BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP (1100m): 1 WANDER, 2 Mr Polar, 3 Badia, 4 Upper East Side.

Race 8 – WYONGS NEXT RACEDAY FRIDAY JULY 31 BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP (1600m): 1 HOLY REIGN, 2 Brutality, 3 Vienna Rain, 4 Live The Moment.