Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: International Racing: Tuesday 03 November 2020 - Australia

International Racing: Tuesday 03 November 2020 - Australia

Winning Form brings you all of their best bets and tips from Tuesday's racing taking place in Australia. 


Best Bet: PURPLE SECTOR (Race 8)
Value Bet: WILD VIXEN (Race 9)

Jackpot (race 7 – 10) - Cost: R150.00.

























Race 7
A full field of twenty-four runners faces the starter for “the race that stops a nation”. SIR DRAGONET has his second run in Australia after winning the Cox Plate last time out over ten furlongs. That race has proved to be am reliable guide to the Melbourne Cup over the last fifteen years. He started favourite in last years Derby and will be partnered by Glen Boss, who will be looking for his fourth victory in this race. TIGER MOTH is trained by Aidan O’Brien and brings solid Northern Hemisphere credentials into the race. He finished second in this years Irish Derby and appears to have targeted this race. He will have to overcome a wide draw twenty-three, but will have Kerrin McEvoy in the irons, so will get all the necessary assistance from the saddle. RUSSIAN CAMELOT jumped into contention after his win in the South Australian Derby over 2500M. He was beaten into third place by the top choice last time out in this year’s Cox Plate, but he finished strongly that day and the step up in trip should be to his liking. ANTHONY VAN DYCK won the Derby this year and attracted plenty of betting support last time out in his first Australian run in the Caulfield Cup over twelve furlongs. He finished strongly to end up in second place that day, just a head behind the winner. On that effort he should have no issue with going the extra ground which he tries for the first time. He carries top weight of 58.5kgs, but on the plus side, he will be partnered by Hugh Bowman and has a handy gate three. VERRY ELLEEGANT is a 5yr old mare taking on the boys, but she has won six Group 1 races, including the Caulfield Cup in her latest outing. She faces a wide draw fifteen, but she should give the males a good run for their money.

Race 8.
PURPLE SECTOR had his consistency rewarded when he put three lengths between himself and the opposition to win last time out over a mile. He hit the front at the 250M mark and then strode away for a comfortable victory. On that effort, he should have no issue with going the extra distance of today’s contest. From draw eight, he is taken to be the best bet on the day’s card. HOMESMAN went from jump to wire when showing marked improvement to win his last start over a mile by two lengths. He was returning from a 29 week break that day and has a far kinder draw four, so could emerge as the biggest danger to the top choice. JUNIPAL had to be steadied at the 400M mark before staying on to finish ninth over a mile, 4.6L back from the winner. That was his hat-trick attempt and jumping from gate six, he will be hoping to bounce back to winning ways here. 

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Race 9
WILD VIXEN has won two of her last three outings, the latest over six furlongs by a neck, when returning from a 21 week break. She was making good late progress in the race so should have little problem dealing with draw seven and is made the value in the contest. CORDILLA is seldom far off the action and won her last start over seven furlongs by just under a length, despite hanging in the latter stages. She will have to negotiate gate nine, but she should be right up there when they hit the line. LYRE only got going very late when finishing sixth last time out over six furlongs, 6.2L behind the winner. She seems likely to appreciate the extra ground on offer here. 

Race 10
This looks to be a tricky race to end off the Jackpot and some caution is suggested. The tentative first pick goes to ONE MORE JACK who won unextended by nearly two and a half lengths last time out over six furlongs. He has a wideish draw eight but could be the one that they all have to beat. REDOUBLE showed solid improvement when a head second in his last outing over six furlongs when returning from a 17-week break. From draw five, he should threaten the former. WILLIAM THOMAS finished strongly to end up in third spot last time out over six furlongs, just under two lengths behind the victor. He faces gate fifteen, but is likely to be dropped out of it early and should be picking off the frontrunner over the closing stages. YAO DASH disappointed when finishing sixth last time out over seven furlongs and was immediately rested for 29 weeks. He returns here having won his two barrier trials to showcase his well-being and, jumping from gate four, the gelding should be included in all bets. 

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