Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: Weekend Australian Racing: 31 October - 2 November

Weekend Australian Racing: 31 October - 2 November


Winning Form brings you all of their best bets and tips from Saturday's racing coming your way from Australia.


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Ascot Best Bets - Saturday 31 October

Best Bet: CLAIRVOYANCE (Race 1)
Value Bet: CUP NIGHT (Race 8)

Jackpot (race 6 – 9)

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

4

5

3

14

7

6

9

5

8

4

4

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cost: R81.00

Race 1
Two 3yr old fillies could fight out the finish to this race and complete the exacta, but the overwhelming first choice goes to CLAIRVOYANCE who is unbeaten in her first four starts, three of which were over this distance, the latest being at this c&d by two lengths. She was eased up going down to the line and from draw five, she is taken to be the best bet on the day’s card. CHANTORQUE has only had the three runs to date, winning two of them and finishing second in the other. She won by half a length over the c&d last time out when returning from a 19-week break and is drawn one outside the top pick. She looks to be her biggest danger. CHARLETON EDDIE reeled off a quartet of victories before finishing fourth in his last outing over the c&d when returning from a 20-week rest. The gelding will be hoping to bounce back to winning ways here.

Race 6
NICCOVI is a 4yr old filly taking on males, but she has finished third in her last two starts, the latest over five furlongs at this track when returning from a 47-week break. She was just two lengths back from the winner in her penultimate outing over this c&d and from gate seven, she could be the one that they all have to beat. SWEET DREAMIN' has consistent formlines to his name and has cracked pole position. He finished third last time out over five furlongs when returning from a 26-week rest and the form of that race has been franked. SHERPA LASS is a 5yr old mare who did not get the clearest of passages when ending up in third place in her last outing over 1100M, just over a length and a half behind the victor.

Race 7
The top three selections renew their rivalry today and a form reversal may be on the cards. STAGEMAN followed up his penultimate run victory over six furlongs with a third-place finish next time out over five furlongs, a neck adrift of the winner. He was just a head back from MERVYN that day, but as he faces his conqueror on 1.5kgs better terms today, he should be able to turn the table on the latter. The pair are drawn in gates seven and five respectively, so neither will have too much of an advantage. VALOUR ROAD finished sixth in that same contest, 2.3L behind the winner when returning from a 35-week break. He is 2kgs better off at the weights with the top pick, but is drawn the widest of them all in gate eleven and whilst he should finish closer to him, he could struggle to reverse the result.

Race 8
CUP NIGHT is seldom far off the action and although recorded as fourth in his last run over this c&d, he was just a length off the winner. He was making good late progress that day and from his handy gate five, he could be the one to side with here. INSPIRATIONAL GIRL is a 5yr old mare taking on the boys, but she has won two of her last three outings over this trip, being victorious in the latest by one and a half lengths. She finished strongly that day and from her gate two, she should give the males a good run for their money. RED CAN MAN was only out-run late when ending up seventh last time out over seven furlongs. He should not be lightly dismissed in this line-up.

Race 9
THE FUGAZI returns from a lengthy 64-week absence but won his only barrier trial to prove his fitness. He missed out on his hat-trick last time out when finishing fourth over a mile, 2.6L behind the winner, but did win his penultimate start over this distance by over two and a half lengths. He is sure to put his pole position to good use. SPILLINOVA tried to go from jump to wire before ending up in third place last time out over this c&d, 1.7L behind the winner. He should use his early gate speed to move across without expending too much energy. POSITION OF POWER showed marked improvement in his last outing when second over the c&d, just a half-length behind the winner. He attracted plenty of betting support that day and if he has continued along that same path, he should be included in all bets.

Goulburn Best Bets - Sunday 1 November

Best Bet: MR KYLIN (Race 6)
Value Bet: EGYPTIAN MISSILE (Race 8)

Jackpot (race 5 – 8)

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

8

3

2

6

3

2

5

3

11

 

3

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost: R54.00

Race 5
ARCTIC THUNDER is a 3yr old filly taking on the boys, but she has only had the three runs to date, winning two and finishing second in the other. She finished strongly to win by just over one length last time out over seven furlongs suggesting that the step up to a mile should not be an issue. She will have to negotiate a wide draw eleven, but she should be doing her best work late. SIGNIFICANCE has pulled pole position and did not have the clearest of passages when ending up in third place last time out over this mile journey. He was just over half a length behind the winner that day and could be the biggest danger to the top choice. SEDUCTION QUEEN is also a 3yr old filly who although recorded as finishing sixth in her last outing over seven furlongs, she was just 2.2L off the winner. She was making good late progress in that contest and has her peak run here.

Race 6
MR KYLIN goes for his hat-trick here after winning his last two runs over 1300M, the latest when a comfortable winner by 1.7L. He went from jump to wire that day and from his wideish gate eight, he is likely to attempt similar tactics today. He may prove difficult to reel in over the closing stages and is taken to be the best bet on the day’s program. RENT A ROCK has finished second in his last two outings, the latest when a half-length off the victor over nine furlongs. He has a kinder draw four and will be hoping to go one better today. LEAD CHOREOGRAPHER missed out on his hat-trick when finishing fourth last time out over nine furlongs, two lengths behind the winner. He likes to race up with the leaders in his races and should have little problem with the drop in distance. His draw three will do him no harm.  

Race 7
HANDLE THE TRUTH finished fourth last time out over six furlongs, just over one length behind the winner. He has his peak run here after returning from a 15-week rest and should appreciate the extra ground on offer today. SOLDIER OF LOVE missed out on his hat-trick when finishing second last time out over nine furlongs, 1.8L back from the winner and was immediately rested for 20 weeks. He returns here after having had two barrier trials, winning the latest. He has pulled pole position and should rival the top selection. NOBLE BOY made good late progress to finish fourth in his last outing over 1300M and has a handy gate four. He has his first run after a 13-week rest, but did put in an encouraging barrier trial and should be involved in the finish. 

Race 8
EGYPTIAN MISSILE missed out on her hat-trick when finishing fourth last timer out over six furlongs, a half-length behind the winner. She stayed on well that day and on that effort, she should have no issue going over the extra distance of today’s contest. From gate three, she looks to be the value in the race. RUBY TUESDAY won her last outing over seven furlongs by half a length, despite coming wide into the straight. She has cracked pole position and should be right up there in the dash down to the wire. MISS TWILIGHT is seldom too far off the action and finished second in her latest start over six furlongs, only a neck behind the winner. She, by contrast to the latter, has a wide draw thirteen, but she should use her early gate speed to move across without expending too much energy. 

Ballina - Monday 2 November

Best Bet: KAAYDEH (Race 4)
Value Bet: PENASQUITO (Race 7)

Jackpot (race 4 – 7)

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

4

5

7

4

7

10

4

2

 

12

2

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cost: R54.00

Race 4
KAAYDEH returns from a 19-week rest, but did win her only barrier trial to prove her well-being. She had finished third in her last two runs prior to having the rest, the latest when just over half a length behind the winner over 1660M. She is drawn the widest of them all in gate nine, but the form of that last race has been franked and as such, she is taken to be the best bet on the day’s card. COOL INTELLIGENCE was slightly disappointing last time out when seventh over six furlongs, 4.2L back from the winner, but she did fight all the way down to the wire and from her handy draw three, she is given a chance to bounce back to her better form. MISS PIERPOINT has cracked pole position and was bumped at the 200M mark before ending up in fourth place last time out over 1410M. She should be involved in the finish here. 

Race 5
HARRYUP made good late progress to finish third in his latest outing over 1210M, just over two lengths behind the winner. The gelding has gate six and should be right up there in the mix. GO FACTOR overraced early before ending up in fourth place last time out over six furlongs, but just over one and a half lengths off the victor. He is sure to put his pole position to good use. NASA was only a head back when second in his last start over six furlongs, despite being friendless in the betting markets. He faces draw eleven, but if he is able to confirm that last effort, he should be considered in this line-up.

Race 6
QUEENOFTHECASTLE is a 4yr old filly taking on males. She had to be held up between the 600M and 400M mark last time out over 1100M and did well to finish just under three lengths behind the winner. She jumps from a handy draw two and with better luck in running today, she should give the boys a good run for their money. PIEROPAN takes a big drop in distance after finishing second in his last outing over nine furlongs, but has his first run for his new trainer and if fully settled into his new surroundings, he should be respected in this field, starting from gate five. NICK THE SKIP shifted around in the latter stages of his last start, before ending up seventh over six furlongs, 2.4L behind the winner. The gelding is drawn one inside the latter and should be included in all bets.  

Race 7
PENASQUITO returns from a 21-week rest, but did win his only barrier trial to prove his fitness. Whilst recorded as finishing seventh in his latest run, he was just over two lengths behind the winner and the form of that contest has been franked. He will have to deal with draw eight, but he could be the one that they all have to beat and is made the value bet on the card. SWEEPING THE BOARD has his first run since a 23-week absence and did win the latest of his two barrier trials. He finished last in his latest run over seven furlongs and was immediately moved to a new yard. He has his first run for his new conditioner and is drawn one outside the top choice and if acclimatized in his new environment, he could make his presence felt today. ENTITLEMENT was bumped at the 1100M mark before finishing fourth in his last start over six furlongs, just over a length behind the winner. He jumps from gate six and should not be lightly dismissed.  

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