Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: International Racing: Thursday 09 April 2020 – Pakenham

International Racing: Thursday 09 April 2020 – Pakenham

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An open looking eight-race programme is scheduled for Pakenham on Thursday. The best bet on the night is BAYVISTA who is in Race 4. She has produced three very good runs to date and should get it right this evening under James Winks.   

Other international racing tips for Thursday:
Oaklawn
Wyong
Pakenham
Gold Coast
Neil Morrice tips

Best Bet: BAYVISTA (Race 4)
Value Bet: RECKONING (Race 8)


Race
Time
Conditions
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
1
09:30
1600m – Maiden Special Weight
5
8
2
1
4
2
10:00
1200m – Maiden Special Weight
1
8
11
3
6
3
10:30
1400m – Maiden Special Weight
6
9
11
3
2
4
11:00
1400m – Maiden Special Weight
2
3
12
8
9
5
11:30
1400m – Class 1 Handicap
2
4
15
6
8
6
12:00
1400m – Benchmark 70 (F&M)
7
1
4
9
3
7
12:30
1200m – Benchmark 64 (F&M)
4
3
2
6
7
8
13:00
1600m – Benchmark 64
5
2
1
8
7


Race 5 - 8 Jackpot Perm
1
Line
2
7
4
5
8
Lines
4
1
3

54
Lines
15
4
2
2
96
Lines
6

6

200
Lines
8
9
7


Race 1
DOES IT produced a promising debut effort when finishing third over seven furlongs at Geelong. He raced four wide that day, but ran on well up the straight. The son of Pins tries the mile and the manner in which he finished off his race on debut suggests this trip should be right up his alley. With the natural improvement that is expected, he should be the one they all have to beat. REDWOOD RISING made the natural progression to finish third in his last outing over this course and distance. He stayed on well at the finish after racing from a handy position that day. It must be noted that the form of that race has been franked. If confirming his recent improvement, he should throw out a big challenge to the top choice.

Race 2
DESIGNER CHEF made a promising debut when finishing runner-up over this course and distance. He settled near the rear of the field and made up some good ground up the straight. The son of Master Of Design would have come on from the run and with the natural improvement that is expected, he has a good chance of going one better. LAYBUY has produced two decent efforts over 1300m thus far. He didn’t get the best of starts last time, but the manner in which he finished off his race was good. It must be noted that four horses from that formline have come out and won since. Should the top selection fluff his lines, he may be the one to pick up the pieces.

Race 3
OUR GUARDIAN ANGEL has shown good improvement in her last two starts. She was returning from a 15 week break last time when running on well at the finish. She steps up to the seven furlongs for the first time which should be right up her alley. She should strip a much fitter horse this afternoon and should be the one they all have to beat. STRATESSA produced a flat run last time after a good comeback run in her penultimate effort. She is having her peak run this afternoon and should be cherry-ripe for today’s race. Her regular pilot Damien Thornton retains the ride and the pair merit healthy respect.

Race 4
BAYVISTA has produced three very good runs to date and is the best bet on today’s programme. He raced from a handy position last time and challenged all the way to the line before going down by just 0.75 lengths. He is suited to this distance and in this field, should be very hard to beat. CHIPPEWA SQUARE is an unraced son of Jakkalberry with top jockey Craig Williams doing duty. He does have a wide barrier position to overcome on debut, but he will get all the necessary assistance from the saddle. The betting market will be the best guide with regards to his chances.

Race 5
BEYOND MARS was an impressive winner on debut over this type of distance at Geelong. He set the pace that day, gave a nice kick at the 300m mark and kept going well for the victory. He does take on much stronger this afternoon, but the manner in which he won suggests there is more to come from the son of Needs Further. Michael Dee retains the ride which is encouraging. CHIEF ALTONY made the natural improvement second time out to win over six furlongs on this course. He does take a rise in class today, but he is lightly raced and looks to be progressive. Arron Lynch remains in the saddle and the pair should be right there in the run down to the finishing post.

Race 6
TALENTED returned to best form when winning her last start over 1300m at Sandown. That was her first run back from a 20 week lay-off. It must be noted that the form of that race has been franked. She is having her second run after a rest today and should strip a much fitter horse. It is encouraging that Beau Mertens retains the ride this afternoon. NECESSARY has not finished too far off the winner in recent outings. She raced from a handy position last time and stayed on well at the business end of the race. Her record over this distance is good with two wins and three second place finishes from seven attempts. She has a good chance of getting her consistency rewarded this afternoon.  

Race 7
RAPIDORA has not finished too far behind the winner in recent outings. She got within half a length of the winner last time but had to check at the 100m mark which cost her winning. She has a good record over this distance with a win, two seconds and a third-place finish from seven outings. Michael Dee retains the ride and the pair should find themselves in the winner’s enclosure with a bit of luck in running. DAUGHTER IN LAW needed her last run after returning from a lengthy 30-week break. She tries the six furlongs for the first time and should strip a much fitter horse today. She should be the one to throw out the biggest challenge to the top selection.

Race 8
RECKONING didn’t have much luck when racing in the Listed Bendigo Guineas last time. He over raced in the early stages of the race, did it the hard way racing four wide around the turn and basically didn’t have much luck at all. He won his penultimate start over seven furlongs in this class, under today’s jockey, Noel Callow. With a bit of luck in running, he should be the one to cause the upset. RUSSIAN CAMELOT has produced two good runs since winning on debut. He took on slightly stronger in both those outings and drops in class today. He is having his second run after a rest and should strip a much fitter horse. Damien Oliver knows him very well which is a plus.

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