Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: Australian Racing: Weekend Racing (20 - 21 February 2021)

Australian Racing: Weekend Racing (20 - 21 February 2021)

Winning Form brings you all of their best bets and tips for this Weekend's races taking place in Australia. 


Saturday 20 February 2021 – Rosehill

Best Bet: SACRAMENTO (Race 6)

Value Bet: MUNITIONS (Race 8)


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Jackpot (race 6 - 9). - Cost: R54.00


Race 6

Today’s best bet, SACRAMENTO goes for his hat-trick after wins over nine furlongs and the latest when a 2.3L winner over ten furlongs, so the 1900M of todays race will be to his liking. He won from jump to wire last time out and the form of his two prior victories have been franked. He jumps from gate six and could prove difficult to reel in over the closing stages. COLLIDE has consistent staying form in Europe to his credit and has his first outing in Australia, but he did finish third in his only barrier trial to showcase his well-being. He is drawn one inside the top choice and could emerge as his biggest danger. THE LORD MAYOR steps up in distance after finishing well to end up in second place last time out over a mile, just over four lengths behind the winner, suggesting that the extra ground on offer here will be to his liking. He will have to negotiate gate nine, but he should be doing his best work late and be involved in the finish..

Race 7

AEGON is having his first start in Australia, but he is four from four in Europe. His last two wins have been over a mile, but he did win over this trip three runs back, so the drop in distance should not present an issue. He has not had the benefit of a barrier trial, so his fitness will have to be taken on trust, but from gate four, he is taken to preserve his unbeaten record. PELTZER is drawn one outside the top pick and completed his trio of victories when winning his last start over six furlongs by just under a length when returning from a 15 week break. He steps up in trip here, but he did win over a mile in his penultimate outing, so this should not be a problem. NORTH PACIFIC is seldom far off the action and has only finished out of the top three places once in his six starts to date. He faces gate nine, but he should turn in another honest performance here and as such, he should be included in all bets.

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Race 8

MUNITIONS finished sixth over seven furlongs, just over two and a half lengths behind the winner in his first run in Australia and was immediately rested for 20 weeks. He returns here after posting an encouraging barrier trial to prove his fitness. He jumps from gate two and should build on that first outing. As such, he is today’s value bet. SPACEBOY has consistent formlines to his name and had to be held up in the early stages in his last start over five furlongs, eventually ending up in second spot, just a length off the winner. He made good late progress that day and should appreciate the extra distance of today’s contest, despite having to deal with draw nine. ALL CYLINDERS finished a short-head second last time out over five furlongs, but won over this sprint distance three runs back. He returns from a 32 week absence, but did finish second in his only barrier trial. He has pulled gate three and will get 2kgs removed from his allocated weight courtesy of his claiming apprentice.

Race 9

LACKEEN returns to Australia after finishing second in his two runs prior to ending up in fourth place last time out over a mile, six lengths adrift of the victor. He reappears after a 24 week rest, but was impressive in his one barrier trial where he finished second and his European form may be good enough to post his second career victory from just the five outings, this despite drawn in gate twelve. STARSPANGLED RODEO had to be steadied at the 700M mark before finishing second last time out over six furlongs, beaten just a short-head. He has pulled gate seven and has his peak run after returning from a 30 week rest. WHEELHOUSE has cracked pole position and had his consistency rewarded with his maiden win last time out over seven furlongs, nearly two and a half lengths ahead of the opposition. He was returning from a lengthy 42 weeks break that day and the rest seemed to be just what the colt needed.

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Sunday 21 February 2021 – Goulburn

Best Bet: SEDONA (Race 5)

Value Bet: VEE EIGHT (Race 6)


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Jackpot (race 4 – 7). - Cost R54


Race 4

BOMBARDEO showed solid improvement when finishing strongly to win his maiden race last time out over six furlongs by just under a half length. That was only his fourth outing and he did come the widest into the home straight that day, so the win was that much more encouraging. He faces draw seven, but he may prove good enough to chalk up a quick double. ISLAND BAY BOY won a head on debut over six furlongs and was immediately rested for 14 weeks. He returns here having won his only barrier trial to prove his fitness. The form of that race has stood up well and although he will have to overcome a wide gate eleven, he should be right up there when they hit the line. TO THE NINES also won on debut, but in his case, over five furlongs by nearly three lengths and then followed that up with a third place finish next time out when stepping up to six furlongs, 1.7L back from the winner. He is drawn the widest of them all in gate fourteen, but he is likely to be dropped out of it in the early stages and then start picking off the frontrunners over the closing stages of the contest.


Race 5

The day’s best bet, SEDONA had nothing go his way when finishing second last time out over six furlongs, just a length behind the winner. He jumped awkwardly and was then crowded shortly after the start. He was then hampered at the 200M pole when starting his finishing effort. The form of that race has been franked and from his handy draw two, he may prove difficult to topple in this line-up. SOAMI showed good improvement to win his last outing over 1280M by just over two lengths. He hit the front at the 200M mark and then raced away from the opposition. He will have to overcome a wide draw twelve, but nevertheless he should not be lightly dismissed. ROMAN has his first run after a 29 week absence and has not had the benefit of a barrier trial, so his fitness will have to be taken on trust. He was slightly disappointing when finishing fifth last time out over 1500M, seven and a half lengths adrift of the winner, but three runners from that race have subsequently won to boost his chances here. He has pulled gate eight, but if bouncing back to his better form, he should be included in all bets. 


Race 6

VEE EIGHT has consistent formlines to his name and finished second in his latest outing over seven furlongs, just under a length off the winner. He has a cozy draw three and should turn in another honest performance today. As such, he is made the value bet on the card. Two 3yr old fillies could chase him home. ITA overraced before ending up in fourth place last time out over nine furlongs, 2.6L back from the winner. She drops back to the mile journey and could do better as a result. She is sure to put her pole position to good use. NOTHINSWEETABOUTME on the other hand has drawn fifteen out of seventeen, but he did win by one and a half lengths over seven furlongs on debut, so clearly, he has some ability. With luck in running, he could make his presence felt in this field.

Race 7

MYSTIC VEIN has been a model of consistency, finishing second in his last three starts, the latest over six furlongs, one length back from the winner. He was only run out of it very late that day and despite having a wideish gate nine, he will be hoping to go one better today. BELLE ESPOIR is a 3yr old filly taking on the boys, but she has cracked pole position and has only had the two runs to date, finishing second in both of them, the latest over today’s trip. She was hanging in the straight as well as racing green in that outing, so that effort was encouraging. SIFU is a 4yr old filly who was friendless in the betting markets before ending up in third spot last time out over six furlongs, one length adrift of the victor. He is drawn wide in gate ten, but he should use his early gate speed to move across without expending too much energy. 

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