Two meetings to look at on Wednesday night, with my attention at Bathurst and Redcliffe. Down below is best bets for the respective programs.
Best Bet: Race 2, Number 10, Winona Writer
The second row draw should prove no drama for this unbeaten filly, who is 4/4 to start her career. Second row draw two back and gave them a belting and did something similar last time. The second row draw is a tricky one, but I think she has the brilliance to overcome it again.
Next Best: Race 4, Number 2, Smooth Overarm
Amanda Turnbull has been hot and cold with these former Kiwis in recent weeks at Bathurst, but this gelding does look to have settled into life down under nicely. Former New Zealander that built up a solid record in the land of the long white cloud. Two trials to get ready and all things being equal, he should be too good.
Value: Race 9, Number 1, Davids Hope
I think he’s worth a small 1×3 speck at odds. Yet to win in 50 career outings but has the pole to get a cheap run on the fence. He got that last Wednesday here and battled on well when second. He’ll get a similar run this time around and in a pretty thin race, he can snare a place.
Best Bet: Race 3, Number 1, Bolta
In several runs in Queensland, he has had no luck with barriers. That all changes here, where he has the pole draw, so with that in mind, he’s the best on the card. Wide gates, second row draws etc haven’t helped his cause in recent times but with a good gate to use, I think he’s clearly the one to beat.
Next Best: Race 2, Number 1, Gottahaveahobbie
I’m really keen on his chances. If you were on his back last Thursday, apologies for bringing up the nightmare. He was bolting but unfortunately for his fans, clear air just wasn’t an option for him and it was ugly viewing. Drawn the front row, he has the gate speed to lead and prove hard to run down.
Value: Race 5, Number 7, Jukebox Jet
This four-year-old is first up but I think he’s in with a shout here if he can hold leaders back. Ended last prep on a high with a win at this track, and I do love horses that go out for a spell with high confidence levels. Soft trial to get ready, if he can hold leaders back, he’s in with a shout at a price.