Placing a bet on a favourite – some punters can’t get enough of them, while others steer clear of them. Each week, the Palmerbet racing team will look at some of the more fancied runners for the upcoming weekend’s horse racing and decide whether we are going to love them 😍 or leave ❎ them!
This week we put our faith in a speed machine on the Gold Coast and a progressive galloper from the prolific DK Weir stable at Flemington.😍 While we are happy to take on a filly who will need some luck in running at a short quote on the Coast, and a stayer in the West who will need to lug around a big weight to bring up his hat-trick. ❎
Good Luck Punters. 😉
The Godolphin trained mare has been racing consistently at all 4 starts this preparation with a win and 3 close up finishes, including a 3rd in the Group 3 Belle of the Turf Stakes last start. Organza drops back to BM 88 company here and is 3 from 3 over 1400 metres. Visiting UK jockey, the impressive Tom Marquand takes the ride and the $3.70 looks a huge price. Looks well placed and hard to beat.
Thy Kingdom Come was a dominant last start winner when well supported on the Kensington track and Love Shack Baby who was second that day has since gone on and won this week, franking that form. Drops in weight and steps up in class, with Victorian jockey Linda Meech travelling to Sydney to ride. Always reluctant to back horses at a short price moving from the “Kenso” to the course proper at Randwick and barrier 10 is a worry. Happy to bet around him this week.
In a race full of the “usual suspects” Silentz stands out like a beacon! With 6 wins from 15 starts, the DK Weir trained 5yo is a consistent winner while many of his rivals this week struggle to get past the post first. Was an impressive last start winner at Caulfield (below) when finishing strongly and the wide open spaces of Flemington looks ideal. Down in weight and a good draw. Ticks all the boxes.
Silentz storms to victory in the last giving Chris Caserta a double on Boxing Day. Those who backed Laure Me In might want to turn away now – he had very little luck in the straight. pic.twitter.com/KY27EoaufE
— Racing.com (@Racing) December 26, 2018
The winner of the 2017 Magic Millions Classic (below) returns to the scene of her greatest triumph in great form after a blistering win at Doomben in the Bribie Quality last start. Toby Edmonds has got Houtzen low flying at the moment and she looks too good for her rivals in this weeks $1 Million Magic Millions Sprint. Should sit up on the speed and take a power of getting past. I’m onboard!
Outback Barbie was a touch disappointing when a well supported favourite at Doomben last start, where she had no luck from a wide gate. Star hoop James McDonald rides this week from barrier 3 which is a huge positive, however, the daughter of Spirit of Boom is unplaced at two career attempts over 1400 metres. The $2.30 on offer in a capacity field for a filly who gets back in her races offers no value. J-Mac may weave his magic from the inside gate, but I’m happy to bet around her this week.
The 4yo is looking for a hat-trick of wins after back to back wins at Ascot and will jump a short-priced favourite. He enjoyed a brilliant ride from Damian Lane when an all the way winner last start, and was tiring late on that occasion. Some of his rivals look ready to win and the 4kg weight jump is a concern. Happy to take him on this week.
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