Midweek racing at Bendigo is back, and today sees 4 maiden races, 3 bm64’s and a bm70.
R1 Jayco Mdn Plate 1000m
Jersey Girl has been close in it’s first two starts, and if it can get out into a good position early in the race from barrier 7 it will have every chance. Ameristralia was close to winning on debut at Kyneton, however it’s last start finished fourth by 8.5 lengths, which indicates it may need a spell. It does have the quality though. Jstar will jump from the fence, and with Oliver on board will have every hope. Good Maneuver looks great each value at the $7 after a close second in it’s first start.
Best Bet: Good Maneuver
R2 Country Vet Mdn Plate 1300m
Torelli was 0.2 lengths from winning on debut at Warrnambool, and it will come home strong with Nolen on board. Against this field it shouldn’t be losing. Groote Eylandt has had 14 attempts at getting out of the maidens for no luck, however if it all clicks, it can win. One with value is the top weight Al Gerard at $21, finishing a second last start.
Best Bet: Torelli (Shouldn’t be losing). For more value bet Al Gerard each way.
R3 Schweppes Mdn Plate 1400m
A big field of 15 start here. Our Kryptonite ran 2.3 lengths third to Nat’s The Boss, who ran well for third at Sandown on Monday. Comeback, although being beaten by Our Kryptonite last start, will be competitive as always and has every chance here from barrier 6. Haste Bebe won it’s latest trial and will be interesting to see how it runs in it’s first competitive start. Roan Cheval looks ready to win after two seconds for Darren Weir.
Best Bet: Comeback
R4 Woodside Park Stud Mdn Plate 2200m
Itchicoo Park will appreciate the extra distance, and with barrier 1 it has every chance. Fiefdom outran Rosamond last start and an extra 200m this race it should do the same. Rushmore will be competitive here but just can’t seem to win. Might run better in this field. For more value, Gold Librettist looked like it loved the extra ground last start, and a bit further here may suit nicely.
Best Bet: Itchicoo Park
R5 Mckern Steel (bm64) 2200m
Remorse came home nicely last start, a close second to London Fog, and will be very competitive again. Gilago has won at this distance before and in a higher grade, However has looked disappointing in its first two starts this prep. Wintonia, after winning it’s maiden is rising in grade and dropping in weight. Don’t be surprised if this wins. Are The Bungs In looks overs at $51 and could cause a shock here.
Best Bet: Hard to split Remorse & Gilago, but if I had to choose I’d go Gilago.
Quaddie Numbers: 1 4 5 8
R6 Bendigo Rsl (bm70) 1300m
Overberg hasn’t trialled well recently, however last prep it was very sharp. Mr Pago has been disappointing recently, although on it’s day this isn’t beyond him. Bee Jay Zed can run a nice here at juicy odds of $7.50 and with Coffey on board is every hope. Of the others, Stereosonic can run a strong each way race.
Best Bet: Overberg
Quaddie Numbers: 1 3 5 6
R7 Agvantage Uav (bm64) 1400m
Firenze has been very competitive and close to winning over some very good horses of late. Will have top weight here but down in grade can win. Ecology has been running consistently without winning and if things go right today it could win. Devilishly looks to be a serious horse for Hayes & Dabernig, and looks ready to win. Gilarde has been running well in lower grades before moving to this grade, and if it has a bit of luck can win this. If looking for more value, an each way bet on Bellissima Miss looks good.
Best Bet: Firenze
Quaddie Numbers: 1 & 3 if want to save $ on combinations, otherwise 1 3 4 7 9
R8 (bm64) 1000m
A field of 16 contest the final race here. Gemmalenah won on debut by over a length, and if it runs like that again it will win this. Saint Valorem won it’s maiden on the second attempt and looks to be a serious horse. Release The Speed is one that has been running in higher grades and can surprise many at very nice odds ($26). Roughly won it’s debut by half a length here not long ago and with an apprentice claim of 4kg’s will have every chance here. Streetshavenoname is an honest horse but just can’t seem to find the line before anyone else, prefer a place bet for this one!
Best Bet: Roughly
Quaddie Numbers: 1 6 10 12