Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: International Racing: Wednesday 17 June 2020 – Darwin and Sandown

International Racing: Wednesday 17 June 2020 – Darwin and Sandown

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Winning Form bring you all of their best bets and tips for Wednesday's racing coming your way from Darwin and Sandown

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Darwin

Best Bet: COUNT OF ESSEX (Race 7)
Value Bet: ROCKATOMIC Race 6)


Jackpot (race 5– 8) - Cost: R60.00

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Race 5.
This looks to be a tricky first leg of the Jackpot and some caution is advised. The tentative first pick goes to BELLA RUBINO who is a 3yr old filly taking on the boys and who has her first run for her new trainer. She has cracked pole position and if fully settled into her new environment, she could be the one to be with here. KOWLOON KID returns from a 25 week break and has also not had a barrier trial. She is however a speedy sort who should put her handy three draw to good use. TOTAL FAITH is another 3yr old filly. She has her first run since a 11 week rest and should appreciate the drop in trip after finishing third last time out over 1100M. WICKED ALIBI returns after an even longer 28 week break. He has his first outing for his new conditioner and could enjoy the drop in distance of today’s contest.

Race 6.

ROCKATOMIC has his first start since a lengthy 41 week break from racing and has not had the benefit of a barrier trial, but he will be hoping to complete his quartet of victories today and the manner in which he dealt with his opposition when completing his hat-trick, this is very much on the cards. EASTWOOD was denied five wins on the bounce when a disappointing 6.2L behind the winner last time out over six furlongs. The gelding returns to the shorter five furlongs today and could be the immediate danger to the top choice. CAPTAIN PUNCH returns from a 26 week rest and has his first start for his new trainer. On some of his better form, he must have some sort of chance in this line-up. THE CAPTAIN is the stable companion of the latter. He missed out on his hat-trick last time out over six furlongs and although drawn the widest, he could be a solid back-up for the yard. 

Race 7.
COUNT OF ESSEX has finished second in his last two start over 1300M and will be hoping to go one better today. The increase in distance should not be an issue and from gate three, he could be the one that they all have to beat. DUNKIRK was a little disappointing last time out over 1300M, but will have 2kgs remove d from his back thanks to his claiming apprentice and has cracked pole position. If bouncing back to his best, he could be a danger to the former. THE AUDITOR is the stable mate to the top selection and was only reeled in very late last time out over 1300M. He is likely to attempt similar tactic here and could prove difficult to overhaul in the closing stages. ISLAND DANCER never got into the race last time out over 1100M and despite being drawn the widest of them all, he could threaten if recapturing some of his better form over this longer journey.

Race 8.
BILLET DOUX was making good late progress last time out over 1300M suggesting that the extra ground on offer here will be to his liking. He starts from draw three and is a leading contender in the race. TACITURN finished a 1.8L fourth last time out over this c&d and is likely to turn in another solid effort here jumping from draw seven. PERPETUITY stayed on well in the closing stages of his last outing over 1300M at this venue and has pulled pole position. He should relish the extra distance of today’s contest. GO WALLY kicked on well last time out over the c&d and is another who should be included in all bets. 

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Sandown

Best Bet: SHAHZADE (Race 5)
Value Bet: BOOMSTOCK (Race 8)


Jackpot (race 5– 8) - Cost: R1000.00

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Race 5.
With the scratching of one of her main rivals, the way may be cleared for SHAHZADE to notch up her fourth career victory. She was only just denied completing her hat-trick last time out over seven furlongs and will be looking to bounce back to winning ways today. She steps up in trip, but based on her last effort, this should not be an issue. DEEP EUPHORIA has not been far back in her last three runs and was hampered in her latest outing when finishing third over 1500M. She could complete the exacta here. WHISKEY SHOOTER has her peak run today and finished third last time out over 1550M. She should have no issue with taking on the slightly extra distance. PURE SCOT is seldom far off the action and has drawn gate two. In addition, she will have 2kgs taken off her allocated weight courtesy of her claiming apprentice.

Race 6.
Two fillies could dominate the finish to this contest and secure the exacta. SWORD OF MERCY has her hat-trick attempt today after winning her last outing over 1100M going away from the opposition. She has a handy five draw and will be hoping to continue on her winning ways here. She can however expect stiff competition from SPLENDID ISOLATION who returns from a 15 week rest and has not had a barrier trial. She has only had the two runs to date and did win over 1100M on debut. HE CAN STAR goes for his hat-trick run and has pulled pole position. He will certainly test the top two selections. RAMP returns from a lengthy 93 weeks off the race track and has his first run for his new trainer. The fact that his connections have kept him in training suggests that they still feel that he has something to offer and as such, he should be included in all bets.  

Race 7.
HAPAIRA is a 4yr old filly taking on males, but she missed out on her hat-trick last time out over the c&d when just 0.75L behind the victor. She will start from draw five and should ensure that the boys know that they have been in a race. TATUNKA has his hat-trick run after winning his latest start over seven furlongs. He does have a wide fifteen draw to overcome, but he is likely to be doing his best work late. MUSWELLBROOK showed marked improvement when winning his last outing over this trip and if he is able to confirm that effort, he could trouble the top two selections, despite having draw fourteen. MAXIMAK is also a 4yr old filly who although finishing sixth last time out, was only beaten by 2.1L. She was making steady late progress that day and should be involved in the finish here.

Race 8.
BOOMSTOCK has recorded three second in a row, the latest two being over a mile. The gelding steps up to nine furlongs today and has drawn gate nine, but he should be picking off the frontrunners as they drive down to the wire. TAKSU was staying on well last time out over a mile and based on that effort, he should have no issue with the extra ground on offer today. He has a wide thirteen draw to deal with, but gets a set of blinkers fitted for the first time and if these make him concentrate all the way to the finishing post, be could pose a threat to the top choice. BLENDERS EDITION won his latest outing over a mile when finishing strongly and is sure to appreciate going the nine furlongs today. JENKINS on the other hand drops in distance after finishing fifth last time out over ten furlongs and could do better as a result. 

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