There are two meetings to watch this Thursday, with Redcliffe and Penrith getting my attention.
Down below are my best bets for the respective programs.
Best bet – Race 1, No. 4: Suzukee
I was on her back last Thursday and I’m happy to butter up again. I thought she was moving into the race as the winner on the turn last week, but she galloped and that put paid to her chances. She was good on debut the start prior, so I think she has enough talent to take care of this lot.
Next-best bet – Race 2, No. 1: Torque In Control
Her recent form isn’t flash, but I will say this is one of the easier races she has contested in some time. She’s freshened up since 24 March when far from disgraced in a decent race here. She’s drawn the pole, I suspect the jockey will look to hold a forward spot, potentially lead and prove hard to run down.
Value bet – Race 5, No. 1: Weasel
At 14 years of age this horse still maintains a zest for racing. He hasn’t been too bad of late, his latest run seeing him take a sit behind the speed, where he didn’t get the clearest of paths in the straight. I reckon his best chance of winning will be holding the lead and making this a truly run contest.
Best bet – Race 1, No. 3: Enemy Lines
I think punters can start the meeting with a good thing. Peter Russo has this former Western Australia pacer flying. Two runs for the stable in NSW have resulted in a couple of sharp wins, firstly at Bathurst before bolting up here last Thursday night. He could hold the lead or at worst hold the leaders back. Whatever the scenario, he’s clearly the one to beat.
Next-best bet – Race 5, No. 3: Art Tutor
I’m pretty keen on this guy bouncing back. He just found the class a bit rich last time out in the Renshaw Cup, so I’d be forgiving of that run. He has since trialled here and looked very sharp. He has the gate speed to find the front, and in a race with less depth I think he’s the one they will have to run down.
Value bet – Race 2, No. 8: Clementsorrell
I reckon this ten-year-old is racing very well at the moment and represents great each-way value. He ran just under two weeks ago at Canberra when getting a suck run behind the speed and wasn’t beaten far. I can see a couple of the big guns in betting applying heat from the outset and this guy getting the sit off it.