Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: International Racing: Wednesday 08 April 2020 – Warwick Farm

International Racing: Wednesday 08 April 2020 – Warwick Farm

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An eight-race programme is scheduled for Warwick Farm on Wednesday. With the going likely to be heavy, caution is advised. The best bet on the day is in Race 5 in the form of SAKURA. She won her last two starts on this course and if fit and well, she should take a power of beating. 


Other international racing tips for Wednesday
Happy Valley
Warwick Farm
Murray Bridge
Geraldton

Neil Morrice Tips

Best Bet: SAKURA (Race 5)
Value Bet: SHADOW CRUSH (Race 3)


Race
Time
Conditions
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
1
04:35
1200m – Maiden (2-Y-O)
1
7
2
9
4
2
05:10
1600m – Maiden Handicap
3
2
1
5
9
3
05:45
1200m – Benchmark 66
13
10
8
2
1
4
06:20
1100m – Benchmark 70
7
2
5
6
9
5
07:00
1200m – Benchmark 74
1
9
4
7
17
6
07:40
1600m – Benchmark 88
5
3
1
12
10
7
08:20
1100m – Benchmark 88
13
4
2
3
8
8
09:00
1600m – Benchmark 70
5
6
4
13
1

Race 5 - 8 Jackpot Perm
1
Line
1
5
13
5
8
Lines

3
4
6
54
Lines
9
1
2
4
96
Lines


3
13
200
Lines

12
8
1
Race 1
CODEBREAKER produced a promising debut when finishing second over 1100m on this course. He showed some good pace that day, but was no match for the winner. He would have gained from the experience and with the natural improvement that is expected, he can go one better here. ELIZABEEL is an unraced Power filly from the John Sargent stable. She has produced some good barrier trials leading into this race and if not too green on debut, she should be right there in the run down to the finish. The betting market will be the best guide with regards to her chances.

Race 2
LANU MOANA is a filly taking on the males. She has produced three good runs to date and has finished just under a length behind the winner in her last two starts. It must be noted that the form of her last race has been franked. Brenton Avdulla who has been aboard her in her last two starts, retains the ride and the pair may find themselves in the winner’s enclosure. FLINDERS produced a good comeback run after 14 weeks off the track. He should have finished closer to the winner that day, but was baulked for a run at the 300m mark. He should strip much fitter this afternoon and will pose a big threat to the top selection.

Race 3
SHADOW CRUSH is the value bet on today’s card. He won on debut at Gosford over the minimum trip when running on well at the finish that day and should enjoy the extra furlong on offer today. He does take on stronger, but he would have gained from the experience and could be anything. He should have no issues with the heavy going as he won in the wet, on debut. INSTANT ATTRACTION is a filly taking on the boys. She had plenty of hard luck stories in her comeback run last time. She won her only attempt over this course and distance. She should strip much fitter today and with a bit of luck in running, should be right there in the run down to the wire.

Race 4
NORDICUS ran a very good race in his first run after 28 weeks off the track. He jumped awkwardly, was bumped shortly after, but the manner in which he finished was eye-catching. It must be noted that his last win came under today’s pilot Jean Van Overmeire. He should strip much fitter for today’s race and can go close. WITHERSPOON was just touched off in her last start over this distance at Randwick. She set the pace that day, but was caught in the shadow of the post. It must be noted that the form of that race has been franked. If she has her own way in front today, she may be hard to peg back in the closing stages. 

Race 5
SAKURA is the best bet on today’s card and looks tough to beat. She won her last two starts before given a well-deserved 24-week break. She has placed in both her barrier trials coming into this race and should be at peak fitness. Having won three times from five attempts over this distance, the trip should be ideal. James McDonald who was aboard in her penultimate win, steps back into the saddle today. MY DEMETRA produced a very good comeback run when finishing third in her last start over 1100m, three weeks ago. She has her first run on this course today and if suited to the track, should be right there in the run down to the wire.

Race 6
RAINBOW THIEF has good consistent formlines to his name. He was not disgraced when finishing just over two lengths behind the winner in a Group 3 contest last time. He drops back to Handicap company today and should be very hard to beat. It is encouraging that he has won twice from three starts in heavy going. ROYAL CELEBRATION won his last start in this class at Rosehill Gardens over seven furlongs. He has finished second in both his runs in heavy going. Sam Clipperton knows the son of Excelebration well and the pair should pose a threat to the top selection.

Race 7
SEGALAS has missed her last two runs due to the meetings being abandoned. She has produced two good efforts since her 15-week break and runs well over today’s distance, with a record of two wins from three attempts. She does take a rise in class, but will carry a handy galloping mass. Kerrin McEvoy does duty and the pair should find themselves in the winner’s enclosure. BLACK MAGNUM’S form since his 16-week break has been good. He was running on well at the finish in his last start over the minimum trip and it must be noted that the form of that race has been franked. If continuing his good run of form, he should throw out the biggest challenge to the top choice.

Race 8
WHISPERED just won his comeback run after 24 weeks off the track. He didn’t get the best of beginnings that day, but finished his race off well to win. It must be noted that two horses from that formline have come out and won since. He does have a wide barrier position to overcome today, but he should use his early gate speed to get across without using up too much energy. COME ALONG has not finished too far behind the winner in recent outings. He was his own worst enemy last time as he didn’t settle in the early stages. It must be noted that the form of that race has been franked. He drops back to the mile today and merits healthy respect.

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