Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: International Racing: Monday 11 May 2020 – Swan Hill

International Racing: Monday 11 May 2020 – Swan Hill



An open looking nine-race programme is scheduled for Swan Hill on Monday. The best bet is IRISH PLAYBOY in Race 3. He is a lightly raced sort who was in need of his last start. He finished second in his first two outings which shows he has ability. He should strip a much fitter horse today and will take a power of beating today.  

Other international racing tips for Monday:

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Murwillumbah 
Longchamp

Best Bet: IRISH PLAYBOY (Race 3) 
Value Bet: SKILLED ARTIST (Race 8)


R
  T
Conditions
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
1
04:30
1200m – Maiden Special Weight
12
2
1
4
6
2
05:00
1200m – Maiden Special Weight
11
8
6
3
5
3
05:30
1300m – Maiden Special Weight
6
11
12
18
17
4
06:00
1600m – Maiden Special Weight
12
5
7
11
3
5
06:30
1600m – Benchmark 58 
3
10
1
2
11
6
07:00
2400m – Benchmark 64 
5
4
1
2
6
7
07:30
975m – Benchmark 58
4
13
12
5
8
8
08:00
1200m – Benchmark 58 
8
3
1
2
6
9
08:30
1200m – Benchmark 58 
6
3
2
7
10

Races (6 - 9)           Jackpot
1
Line
5
4
8
6
8
Lines
4

3
3
54
Lines
1
13
1
2
96
Lines
2


7
200
Lines
6

2
10

Race 1
MISS TENTHOUSAND is a daughter of Spirit Of Boom from the Cairon Maher & David Eustace stable with apprentice Teodore Nugent doing duty. She has not barrier trialled coming into this contest, but this isn’t the strongest of fields and she doesn’t need to be a stable superstar to start her career with a win. The betting market will be the best guide with regards to her chances. EARL OF KENDAL produced two decent efforts before given a 25-week break, during which time he would have strengthened up. His wide barrier position shouldn’t pose a concern as he should use his early gate speed to get across without using up too much energy. If fit and well, he should pose a big threat to the top selection.  

Race 2
SWEET VENOM is a maiden after eleven outings, but she has not finished too far off the winner in her recent outings. She showed good speed in her last start over this distance and stayed on well at the business end of the race. Jockey Dean Yendall does duty aboard the daughter of Golden Snake for the first time and he may be able to coax that little bit extra out of her where it matters most. FANCIED produced a promising debut effort over 900m at Mount Gambier. She was given a 27-week break since that outing, during which time she would have strengthened up. She gets the services of a 3kg claiming apprentice this afternoon and if not in need of this run, she should be right there in the run down to the finishing post. 

Race 3
IRISH PLAYBOY is the best bet on today’s programme. He produced a decent comeback run over seven furlongs in his last start at Pakenham. It must be noted that the form of that race has been franked. Apprentice Michael Poy who rode him on debut when finishing second, steps back into the saddle this afternoon. The son of Fastnet Rock should strip a much fitter horse today and he will be the one they all have to beat. TOTAL CRAFT is a filly taking on the males. She has not finished too far off the winner in recent outings. She placed second once and third once from as many starts on this course. Jockey Dean Yendall has a decent 25%-win strike rate for this trainer. Should the top selection fluff his lines, she may be the one to pick up the pieces.

Race 4
WU DARL showed good signs of a form return in her last start over this course and distance. She ran on strongly to take the lead that day, fought hard but was outrun in the shadow of the post. She has finished second once and third once from three starts over this course and distance. If confirming her recent improvement with Dean Yendall in the saddle, she should be the one they all have to beat. ROYAL MONSOON’S last three starts have been fair. The son of Fiorente is making his course debut this afternoon and in this type of field, if he is suited to the track, he should be one of the leading contenders for the placings.

Race 5
BROMES got back to winning ways in his last start over a mile at Ararat. He raced from a mid-field position that day and chased solidly to get up on the line. Jarrod Fry has ridden him four times for two wins, a second and a third-place finish from as many starts. From his mid-field barrier gate, he is likely to race on the speed once again and looks to be the one they all have to beat. FERROCERIUM was a winner of her last start over this distance at Ararat. She has won once, finished second once and third once from five attempts over this trip. Jack Hill retains the ride on the daughter of Stryker and the pair merit healthy respect.

Race 6
DON’T MAKE ME WAIT has very good recent form to his credit. He finished third in his last start over this distance at Bendigo. Jack Hill has struck up a good partnership with the son of Foreplay having won twice and finishing second once from as many starts. If overcoming his wide barrier position, he should take a power of beating. DIAMOND LUKE won his maiden in his last start over ten furlongs at Kilmore. The manner in which he ran on at the finish that day was encouraging. It must be noted that the form of that race has been franked. He does take a step up in class, but he looks progressive and should have more to come. It is encouraging that Brad Rawiller does duty on his first run out the maidens.

Race 7
REARD was an ultra-impressive winner on the synthetic track at Ballarat last time. He was given a well-deserved break since that outing, during which time he would have strengthened up. The son of Reward For Effort takes on stronger this afternoon, but the manner in which he won last time suggests that he has some class about him. If fit and well, he should be the one they all have to beat. POPPY’S ORSE is a filly taking on the males. She has finished second in both her post maiden runs. She has won once and finished third three times from as many starts over this course and distance. The slight concern is her wide barrier position, but with a bit of luck in running, she should throw out a challenge to the top choice.

Race 8
SKILLED ARTIST is the value bet on today’s card. She has not finished too far off the winner since winning on debut. The manner in which she finished off her last race over 1106m was encouraging. It must be noted that three horses from that form line have come out and won since. She gets the services of apprentice Teodore Nugent and the pair should find themselves in the winner’s enclosure. ZIPSPUR has good consistent form to his credit. He stayed on well to finish fourth in his last start over this distance at Pakenham. It must be noted that the form of that race has been franked. If repeating his run when winning over this distance at Colac on 1 March, he should be right there in the run down to the finishing post.

Race 9
This is a competitive contest and caution is advised. The narrow first selection is ONE PENNY RED who is a winner of his last start. The manner in which he finished off the race that day was eye-catching. Jack Hill retains the ride this afternoon and if repeating that outing, he has a good chance of notching up a quick double. TINY REBEL produced a good post maiden run in his last start over this distance when finishing third. It must be noted that two horses from that form line have come out and won since. Apprentice Will Price has won once, finished second once and third once from as many starts aboard the son of Rebel Raider. Should the top choice fluff his lines, he may be the one to pick up the pieces.

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