Pakenham (Thursday) Betting Preview & Tips
Betting tips for every race at Pakenham. Today’s best bet is in race 7.
This is a tough meeting with no stand-outs on the bumper nine-race card.
They are racing on the synthetic track with the rail at the True position.
Showers are forecast so the track could get a bit wet.
Suggest to watch the betting in the early races as a guide.
QUADDIES (races 6,7,8,9)
Skinny Play: 3,4,6 / 1,2 / 2,5 / 4,5
Wide Play: 1,2,3,4,6,8 / 1,2,6,8,13 / 2,5,6,13 / 4,5,6,10,14
BEST BET: R7 – 2. GLOBAL ROCKET
Next Best Bet: R8 – 5. OCTOBER TUTU
Best Roughie: R7 – 6. THANOS
R1 – 12.25pm. Racing.com 2yr Fillies Maiden Plate – 1200m.
No3 GOEGAN’S HERO
No7 SATIN SHEEN
No8 UNDER THE SEA
VALUE RUNNER: No7 SATIN SHEEN
R2 – 1.00pm. Drouin & Districts Community Bank Maiden – 1600m.
No10 LITTLE LINGY
No9 CHASE SOPRANO
VALUE RUNNER: No9 CHASE SOPRANO
R3 – 1.30pm. XXXX Gold Maiden Plate – 2200m.
No4 SOLAR COASTER
No9 CHAMPAGNE NIGHTS
No10 L’AMOUR DE MA VIE
No11 SIRIUS WITNESS
VALUE RUNNER: No11 SIRIUS WITNESS
R4 – 2.00pm. Polytrack Maiden Plate – 1400m.
No10 PERFORM A MIRACLE
No8 MADAM STOWELL
VALUE RUNNER: No5 NICOSMILE
R5 – 2.30pm. Muaremov & Associates BM64 Handicap – 1600m.
No2 JUNIOR BURGER
VALUE RUNNER: No10 HUSSOR
R6 – 3.00pm. Trik Trailers Handicap – 2200m.
No4 EUROMAN broke his maiden status with a stylish enough win over 2200m at Geelong on May 26. Brad Rawiller takes the reins from Dean Yendall and he carries the same weight on 58.5kg despite rising in class. Will have the Darren Weir polish.
No6 GORGEOUS RYDER will be having his third start from a spell here and is stepping up in distance on his last-start third over 1700m at Geelong on May 26. He has been placed on this track and over this distance and is worth an each-way thought.
No3 CHARLTON has won at two of his past three starts. He will need a good ride from Matthew Allen to cross from gate 12, but he did win well over this trip on May 30. He drops a kilo to 60kg for the downgrade in class.
No2 BOGONG ROAD strode away to a 3 length win over 1900m at Geelong at his last start on May 16. That was 23 days ago, but he did win his maiden over 1600m at Seymour four starts ago and he is racing in-form. Top rider Mark Zahra steers.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 BOGONG ROAD
R7 – 3.30pm. Cardinia Shire Handicap – 1400m.
No2 GLOBAL ROCKET (BEST BET) looked super impressive at winning on top of the ground over 1400m here on May 18. With Regan Bayliss out injured top apprentice Beau Mertens gets the ride. He should handle the extra half-kilo up to 59kg and he is again ideally drawn on the rail to get a soft run in transit. Makes plenty of appeal on a tough day to find best bets.
No6 THANOS (BEST ROUGHIE) is only a three-year-old and has form fresh from the past. Can improve.
No11 FLORENCE leading apprentice Ben Allen rides again and has each-way claims.
VALUE RUNNER: No11 FLORENCE
R8 – 4.00pm. 2017-18 Memberships on Sale Now BM64 Handicap – 1400m.
No5 OCTOBER TUTU (NEXT BEST BET) was backed from $3.10 into $2.70 favouritism when running second over 1400m here on May 25. He gets a change of rider with Mark Zahra taking the reins from Noel Callow here. He drops a half-kilo to 58kg and should have the speed to cross form a middle gate (9). He has been consistent being placed at his past three starts and can break the ice here.
No3 CRAFTY DEVIL
No6 UP THE STAIRS
VALUE RUNNER: No6 UP THE STAIRS
R9 – 4.30pm. Sportsbet Racing Form Handicap – 1200m.
No5 GREDINGTON has been gelded since he last raced 99 days ago. He looked sharp for his return with a 4½ length trial win over 1000m at Cranbourne on May 22. Stephen Baster rode the four-year-old in the trial and rides here. Has a good record fresh.
No4 EQUIETTO battled on steadily enough to run fifth over 1100m at Seymour on May 23. That was off a 21-day gap and drawn gate three and with top jockey Brad Rawiller to ride makes appeal. He is having his third start from a spell here and is fit.
No12 NATIONAL VELVET won first-up here over 1100m in good style before finishing fourth over 1200m as a $3.40 favourite on May 25. She peaked second-up at about the 150m and gets top apprentice Ben Thompson to ride today.
No13 FAST 'N' ROLLING
VALUE RUNNER: No13 FAST 'N' ROLLING