Form student, RIC CHAPMAN, previews Wednesday’s Bendigo meeting with horse racing tips and analysis for all nine races on the card. Good luck, punters!
Rail Position: Out 9m, entire circuit
Track Condition: Good 4
Fascinating race. Most of them are unraced. ORDER OF FURY must be highly fancied because he has started and was 2nd on debut, beaten a head at Mornington in this grade. He made up many lengths late and that race track experience makes him the one to beat here. MONETIZING with a name like this she must have talent and Willow has the ride which suggests the same. CHEVAL DE FRISE was beaten a fair way in only trial but didn’t try and inch. Watch the market.
Tip: ORDER OF FURY
BEDOUIN KING is always right there at the end of these races. Bad draw so probably goes back but can muster late as he is very fit. MR BODECKER is drawn next to him but boasts really strong form, luckless form at that leading into this. Big show VIRTUOUS was 2nd this grade last start and should have won. Drawn to get run of the race. Does look hardest to beat.
My guess is, being 2nd up, they may send this SACRAMENTO to the front and run them all along. Was a solid 6th this grade last start when resuming over 1400m. Respect those tactics a lot here. SERIOUS LIAISON looks to have raw talent. Made ground for 5th similar race on debut and is fitter for the run. Big show. MARDI GIRL is a stablemate to Sacramento. On debut last start, drew the rails and got caught in traffic when eye-catching 4th over 1200m this grade. Should sprout wings late.
Tip: MARDI GIRL
This looks a good race full of emerging talent. FRAZIL for Godolphin seems to be getting stronger every run and this looks right in her wheelhouse. Strolled in to win mdn then up to midweek grade last start and made impressive ground late for 2nd in a similar race. Big show. MIAMI BOUND might well be stakes grade bound. She resumed last start at this track and came from near last to win her 1400m mdn in terrific style. Much harder here but looks to be able to finish races off. PIERRO ROSE is fast early and is fit. Should lead and take catching. was good 3rd last start when resuming.
Tip: MIAMI BOUND
HAVADASH has been up a while but is maintaining his form. Off the inside here with a 2kg claim means he’ll be in the best spot coming to the bend. CHICAGO CUB resumes here and is up in class but is smart. Did win first up last campaign and nicely drawn. DOVES CRY had good form a few months back. Needed the run when resuming and 8th. Fitter now. Sure to show up.
Lottery. Anything can win so bet warily. Saying that this lightly raced SHEPARD might be special. Just 2 starts into a career and his last start mdn win was pretty impressive. Sat back 5th then just motored past the leaders to win drawing away. Fitter now and rates highly. MOSS ‘N’ BOLT is good this grade and is 4th up. Will hit the line hard and helped by 2kg claim. YULONG SEPTEMBER has placed 3 of past 4 starts this grade. That tells you he is well up to winning back.
This SINGLE HANDED is first up but he looks to have a fair bit of talent. Did win 3 times against similar opposition when last in work. SHAQ drops in grade now that his is 3rd up. Fit now, Willow on his back and drawn well. ANUBIS is lightly raced but won mdn last start and showed quality finishing power. Chance. Looks smart.
HAY NOW is out of form but is 4th up and drops in grade. That might spark a return to form. If so, he is a chance. OCEANEX is very talented and might blow these away now with a run under the belt. Have in your numbers. TIDES has loads of talent and was strong 3rd when resuming last start. Big show.
This CUBAN TOONITE is getting better with racing winning past two on the bounce., This is harder though as he’s drawn poorly and has a big weight, which is offset by 3kg. Has claims. MEAN MISTER is in terrific form and is very fit. Bad draw but form is strong for this. HURRICANE FIGHTER is very smart. Won 2 on the bounce last campaign and looks stakes bound. Chance. Looks smart.