Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Wednesdays Bendigo meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 8 races on the Bendigo course. Good luck, punters!

Track Condition: Good 4

Rail Position: Out 5m entire circuit

GOLDILUVA is a debutant from the Busuttin/Young yard. Michael Walker takes the ride and she will not have to be all that smart to get away with this.

THE DUKE OF HAZARD did not have all that much luck on the synthetic last start but still kept coming final stages for good strong placing. This not difficult and drawn to get all the favours.

SIPPITY SUP should have won at Seymour last start. Held up at 200m but still hit the line to grab minor placing. Drawn ideally and gets chance.

BRAZEN FORCE was a distant placing at Seymour last start. Strips fitter second-up from spell and can figure in the multiples.


ZEPPA was in the market at Flemington on debut and although out sprinted final stages was not far out of placings. Sure to be better from the race experience and can get away with this.

ROYAL GUN SALUTE only just missed in driving finish on the heavy ground at The Valley last start. Been close up in both runs and will not be a maiden for much longer.

PERFECT WORLD raced greenly at Lakeside last start but she still ran on and was not far off placings. Drawn touch awkwardly but cannot leave out of multiples.

MIRACLE DAY has drawn out in the car park but he chased home steadily and was not beaten all that far. Should be some speed on here so look for him to be making late ground.


BLANDFORD LAD is racing in super form. Won with something in hand here two starts back then went to town and again won clearly. No reason he will not win again.

CONVERGING won in town three starts back then not been beaten all that far in two runs since. Will get the perfect run in behind the speed and should get her chance from the corner.

NASHVILLE SOUND has been poor in his last couple in town but his form prior was consistent and good enough to be included in chances. Looking for him to bounce back in this field.

SKYT gets out to his right distance range third-up from spell. Tasmanian Derby winner last prep and look for vast improvement on recent form.


CLEVER BLAZE strung together two strong provincial wins then went to town and after racing on the speed just battled last 200m. Back in distance will suit and happy to go with her on each way basis.

LADY OF FLANDERS was competitive in much better race at Flemington last start. Drawn to get the perfect run and if she can hold that form will be right in finish.

REGAL ROSSA ran on strongly when placed on synthetic two back then raced wide at The Valley last start and just battled. She can bounce back in this field.

IMPERIAL DAWN resumes from spell. Yet to be placed in two first-up tries and sure to be better over further but she has the class to sneak into a placing.


INSPIRED SUN just got too far back at Caulfield last start and never figured from the corner. Placed behind Wicklow Town at Geelong two starts back in similar class to this. Has awkward gate and will go back but watch for him last 200m.

SOUTHERN TURF was disappointing when $15 into $9 at Lakeside last start but finished well off them. Previous form was solid and although drawn out in the car park he should not be left out of winning chances.

SWISS HERO resumes from spell. He was placed at Swan Hill first-up last time in work and from ideal barrier looks well placed.

SPIRIT MEDIUM is another fresh from spell. Won her maiden in a canter this track at first prep. Two trials will have her forward enough for this.


ÉCLAIR BREEZE had no luck first-up at Cranbourne but still kept coming and finished within a length of winner. Strips fitter for this and if she gets a better run can win this.

CUPID’S BOW has been a model of consistency. Just missed in a driving finish at Cranbourne last start and that form looks good enough for race like this.

NORMA STARS was placed in town two starts back then backed that up with a good strong win on the synthetic last start. Awkward barrier but cannot leave out.

The all conquering Patrick Payne stable produce ECHO BOOMER. String of placings to begin this prep then run better than finishing position suggests last start. She can win this.


SCANTOON gets his chance to return to the winners stall. Only poor run this campaign was in a much better at Flemington four starts back. Should get nice run in behind the speed and happy to put him on top.

COMMODUS won his maiden fresh then two starts since have been solid enough. Came from well back at Flemington last start and that form good enough for this.

NO CHANGE finally gets back into his right race. No luck at Caulfield last start and entitled to tire. Previous form solid and would not leave out of multiples.

Forget that RAPID ROMANCE went around at Flemington last start when never on the track at any stage. Previous two runs good enough for this.


EXPRESS PASS resumes from spell. He powered home from the back when just missed at Flemington first-up last time in work before even run at Caulfield to end prep. Will be running on final stages and can get away with this.

GINGER JONES won at Caulfield to end prep two starts back. Just missed at Sale first-up from spell. Strips fitter and gets chance to go one better.

DEEP EUPHORIA has been placed in three of last four starts. Drawn to get perfect run in behind the speed and should have last shot at these.

ROLLING MOSS should drive across and lead these and will be in front for along way. Last 100m his query.