Tuesday Racing Tips from Pakenham and Albury

A couple of maiden gallopers are the highlight of our tips as we look to create a betting bank for the remainder of the week.

Mon, 19 Aug, 3:04 PM

Our expert has come up with five excellent chances across Albury and Pakenham today. The best of the bunch is a galloper going around early in the day at Albury which has only had the one career outing. Going off what we have seen so far, she won’t be a maiden for much longer!

Albury is racing on a Soft 6 with the rail in the true position.

Pakenham is racing on the Synthetic with the rail in the true position.

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Albury Race 2 - 1:35PM Johnsons MME Maiden Handicap (1000 Metres)

Love the way THUWAANY (Best Bet) hit the line on debut and she can break through at start number two. Trained by Chris Heywood at Wagga Wagga, Thuwaany stepped out here on July 30 and made up a stack of ground in the straight to finish third after being well back throughout. Trialled against Let It Pour and subsequent Quezette Stakes winner Exhilarates prior to that. Can win.

1st: No5 THUWAANY 2nd:  No3 Truth Be Written; 3rd: No8 Peggy Rose; 4th: No1 City Rogue

Pakenham Race 2 - 2:00PM Polytrack F&M Maiden Plate (1600 Metres)

PURRFECT SCENT (Next best) has placed in eight of her 11 career starts but remarkably hasn’t been able to break her maiden. Will the switch to the Synthetic do the trick? We are tipping it will. The mare has finished less than a length from the winner in three straight races where she has finished in the placings. Can run the distance, gets Noel Callow and draw barrier three – this is it for her.

1st: No8 PURRFECT SCENT 2nd:  No9 Ruby Sunrise; 3rd: No7 Miss Sav; 4th: No11 Lady Percy

Albury Race 3 - 2:10PM Twin City Truck Centre Class 2 Handicap (1000 Metres)

BANJA LUKA was tough last start when doing a stack of work first-up and only being grabbed late at Forbes by Nations. The gelding will strip fitter for this and has drawn to get a far softer run from barrier one. A big plus is the 4kg claim for Damon Budler who rode him last time. Hard to beat.

1st: No1 BANJA LUKA 2nd:  No2 Enconti; 3rd: No8 Maccas Hero; 4th: No7 Rosies Ready

Albury Race 5 - 3:20PM DLG Aluminium Open Handicap (1500 Metres)

The Luke Pepper-trained APPOINT PERCY is dropping back to country grade after consecutive runs in Sydney midweek grade. The veteran galloper sat third in the run and pulled out on the turn at Canterbury a fortnight back, however, couldn’t quicken when asked and ended up finishing seventh behind Stryke Rock. Before that finished nearly five lengths off Think Free at Warwick Farm. Will find this easier and maps to be close to the speed throughout.  

1st: No2 APPOINT PERCY 2nd:  No3 Gentleman Max; 3rd: No4 Parliament; 4th No1 Squidensquizz

Albury Race 6 - 3:55PM Wilson Transformer Co Benchmark 66 Handicap (2000 Metres)

The Hayes, Hayes & Dabernig rep LEMON SPLICE drops a mile in class for this and has to be respected going on her win three starts ago. Finished off powerfully in Class 1 company here on the Heavy when saluting over this distance on June 17. Was near last when an odds-on fav in the Riverina Cup Prelude two starts ago after being shuffled out of it on the turn. Went around in the Vobis Gold Stayers at Caulfield last start when beaten nearly 10 lengths behind Sopressa. Pay to forgive especially since she has won here over the trip previously.

1st: No3 LEMON SPLICE 2nd:  No4 Palamedes; 3rd: No8 The Weald; 4th: No9 Run For Raffin

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