Wednesday Racing Tips - Warwick Farm 4/1/23

OnlyRacing wishes everyone a Happy New Year! Midweek racing continues at Warwick Farm to kick off the new year and there’s a solid amount of prize money across the 7 race card with a lot of top jockeys making their way to Warwick Farm for the meeting. Let’s kick off the year with a couple of winners as I run through the card below.

I have outlined my best, next best and roughie of the day as well as a trifecta and a multi to follow over the course of the day. 

(Note: Odds provided by Playup)

Best of the DayWarwick Farm R5
#1 - The Milkybar Kid
Win: $4.20
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Place: $1.65
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Next BestWarwick Farm R6
#5 - Iron Will
Win: $4.00
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Place: $1.60
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Roughie of the DayWarwick Farm R7
#5 - Halo Warrior
Win: $14.00
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Place: $3.80
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Warwick Farm Race 5 – BM72 HCP (1600m)

#1 - The Milkybar Kid - $4.20 - (BEST BET)
#6 - Rosovo - $4.60
#7 - Tidal Creek - $10.00
#3 - Baltic Coast - $6.00

BEST BET - #1 - The Milkybar Kid - (BEST BET) 
This horse has taken a win on debut at Kensington when $3 chance in the market, looked better than a midweek horse there and then went to warwick when placing 3rd of 6 and 1st of 2 in 2 respective runs on the heavy going but didn’t look that suited on that ground. Has had 2 trials leading up to this the most recent on the good going and I look forward to seeing how he runs on race day.

THE DANGER - #6 - Rosovo 
James Cummings must be respected always and Rosovo is an honest horse who deserves a win this prep, with three close second placings and a third placing in 5 runs, he doesn’t have too much weight on his back and if he can hold form think that the in form apprentice Reece Jones.

VALUE BET - #7 - Tidal Creek 
Tidal Creek comes into this rock hard fit and should be better than reads on paper, was wide in the latter stages of last run but looks ready to peak third up and gets a good run from the soft draw, Beyliss on board. 

Warwick Farm Race 6 – BM64 HCP (1000m)

#5. Iron Will - $4.00 - (NEXT BEST)
#8. Zanzibar Gem - $5.00
#1. Incentive - $6.50
#6. Hamaki - $6.00

BEST BET - #5 - Iron Will - (NEXT BEST) 
Billy Owen retains the ride again on Iron Will as the Burleigh stable progresses this horse through the grades. Looks suited here off last win when leading all the way and never being threatened. Only gets 1 extra kg from that run here and is undefeated in both its runs so far. Debut win was on the Heavy but the most recent win was over this distance and the same conditions at Moruya. Maps to get the lead and think he will be hard to run down.

THE DANGER - #8 - Zanzibar Gem 
Zanzibar hasn’t raced since the beginning of November when on a Bogged track at Muswellbrook as a very short favourite. Still, looks to be a very smart type and two of the horses in that race have already picked up wins since. Has a trial leading up to this and gets a huge jockey upgrade with Jmac on. If he can be steered right which I think he can then he may be able to take this out. Big danger.

VALUE BET - #6. Hamaki 
 Hamaki Resumed off a big spell last start at Hawkesbury and won as an odds on fav when didn’t have the run of the race, racing wide without cover and still drawing clear in the last 200m, maps to get a similar run here and josh parr retains the ride. Others may just be a bit smarter than him..

Warwick Farm Race 7 – BM72 HCP (1400m)

#2 - Huon - $2.80
#12 - Cadetship - $5.00
#5 - Halo Warrior - $13.00 - (ROUGHIE OF THE DAY)
#3 - Rockribbed - $5.00

James Cummings and Nash combine on Huon, who has been absolutely flying mostly under Zac Lloyd with 2 wins and 2 second placings. Seems a smart type who is holding form and will always be hard to beat, gets the run from the gun draw. Huon is free running and will look to roll forward and hold them off. 

THE DANGER - #12 - Cadetship 
Chris Waller and Jmac are the danger combo here with Cadetship who surprised punters to get the job done at big odds over the 1200m at Newcastle on a soft track when kept chasing to find the front in the last 150m and looks to improve here, gets in light and draws well

VALUE BET - #5 - Halo Warrior - (ROUGHIE OF THE DAY)  
Halo Warrior is looking for a Hattrick of wins after claiming 2 in a row at Wagga over the 1200m on good going, whilst racing in stronger competition now I think that Halo Warrior is showing the makings of a smart horse and Rachel King takes over from Ward, we will see how they fair on race day.

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Jockey Of The Day – James Mcdonald

If James Mcdonald is racing I will be putting him as my top jockey. He has a 23% win rate at this track over the past year with 16 winners in 69 rides and he, as usual, gets a lengthy selection of bookings from top stables. I have outlined them below:

R1 - #4 - Different Road - $4.00
R2 - #12 - Step Aside - $2.30
R4 - #3 - Villaden - $2.20
R5 - #8 - Karlstad - $6.40
R6 - #8 - Zanzibar Gem - $5.00
R7 - #12 - Cadetship - $5.00

Multi Tips For Warwick Farm

I have chosen to combine some of my favourite of Jmac’s rides as well as my next best runner of the day to place as the value is there and I am quite confident in it. Follow My multi of the day for a fun bet to track over the course of race day:

Follow my Multi below for Warwick Farm this Wednesday:

R4 - #3 - Villadeen - $2.25
R6 - #5. Iron Will - PLC $1.60 
R7 - #2 - Huon - PLC $1.35

Total Odds = $50
$50 Stake =  $226 Return!

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Exotic Tips For Warwick Farm

I have gone with the trifecta at Warwick race 5 as I think there are a standout top three picks as well as the roughie I have outlined and two others that are capable of getting into the placings. If you are looking to brush up on your knowledge on exotics betting or any racing bet types our experts have curated a bet type information page, I recommend heading there.

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Warwick Farm Trifecta (R5)

1st: 1, 6, 8
2nd: 1, 6, 8
3rd: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8

$50 stake = 208% Flexi (VIC TOTE)

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