Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: International Racing: Monday 21 December 2020 – Australia

International Racing: Monday 21 December 2020 – Australia

Winning Form brings you all of their best bets and tips for Monday's race taking place in Australia. 

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Monday 21 November 2020 – Scone.

Best Bet: WHATSIN (Race 5)

Value Bet: ELEGANT GRACE (Race 6)

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Cost: R54.00

Race 5

A 4yr old and a 3yr old filly could fight out the finish to this race and complete the exacta, but today’s best bet, WHATSIN is taken as the firm top choice. She followed up her penultimate run victory over 1300M with a seventh place finish next time out over seven furlongs, just over a length and a half behind the winner, this despite racing three wide. She has her peak run here after returning from an 18 week rest and will jump from a handy draw four. LOVETHEINVASION won by four and a half lengths on debut over seven furlongs, so clearly has some ability. She had had two barrier trial before that outing, but there should still be more improvement to come. She will have to negotiate a wide gate ten, but nevertheless should keep the top choice honest. FROM THE HIP went from jump to wire to win his maiden race last time out over 1300M by just over a length and a half. He takes on stronger here, but has drawn gate two and could well be up to the task on hand.

Race 6

Two 4yr old fillies and a 5yr old mare could dominate the finish to this contest and secure the trifecta. Although ELEGANT GRACE is recorded as finishing fifth last time out over 1100M, she was just over half a length back from the winner. She jumped awkwardly that day, but made good late progress over the closing stages, suggesting that the extra ground on offer here will be to her liking. She has gate seven and is taken to be the value bet on the program. DANCING DOLLAR showed marked improvement when staying on well to win her last start over six furlongs by a short-head when returning from a 16 week break. She has cracked pole position and should threaten the top pick. LOCHITA returns from a lengthy 37 week absence, but has had four barrier trials, finishing second in the last two. She did win his last start over a mile by over one and a half lengths before the rest and the form of that race has been franked. From gate nine, she should be included in all bets.

Race 7

The fillies appear to have the upper hand in this race as well and two 3yr fillies could once again make up the exacta. WATER DOVE returns from a 25 week break and has not had the benefit of a barrier trial, so her fitness will have to be taken on trust. She did however win by a head on debut over 1110M, this despite being friendless in the betting markets. She would have strengthened during her rest and will have learnt from that first outing and could prove good enough to complete her double in this line-up. She will be helped by a handy gate four. DOMINANT LADY battled all the way down to the wire when winning her maiden race last time out over 900M. She is drawn one inside the former and could emerge has her biggest threat. RUMPSHAKER had to be held up entering the straight before finishing second over five furlongs in his last outing, just a neck behind the winner. He is a speedy sort who should use that good early gate speed to move across without expending too much energy.

Race 8

EXPELLABLE was only run out of it very late when ending up second in his last start over six furlongs, just a head behind the winner. On that effort and from gate six, he should relish the drop in trip. OWHATA CRUMPET is a 4yr old filly taking on males, but she has her hat-trick run here after winning her last start over five furlongs by half a length, despite being bumped at the start and being forced to race four wide. She faces a wide gate fourteen, but she should give the boys a good run for their money. ELEAZAR was hampered between the 250M and 50M mark and did well to get within two lengths of the winner last time out over five furlongs. The gelding has drawn gate seven and should make his presence felt in this field.


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