Seven races will be run and won at Bathurst on Sunday afternoon, with the first race set to face the starter and his button at 12:55pm AEST. The track is rated a Good 4 and the rail is in the true position. Horsebetting.com.au’s New South Wales form analyst has found you a best bet, next best bet and best value for Sunday’s Bathurst race meeting, as well as a quaddie.
Best Bet – #3 Sole Heir
Bjorn Baker takes one to the bush on Sunday and it should be an all the way victory for Sole Heir in this Class 1 & Maiden Plate. The three-year-old gelding has had 10 starts for a win and three placings, and after finishing second in a similar race last start over 1800m, he should be ready to return to the winner’s circle over the 2000m. Drawn barrier 12, he will be sent forward to make the running, and with very few other speed influences in the race, he should get a soft time in front and be able to go all of the way.
Bjorn Baker and Brandon Lerena combine again in the fifth with another even money favourite in Miss Jay Fox. This Written Tycoon filly has had just five starts, and broke her maiden at Mudgee last time out by an impressive 3.75 lengths as an odds-on favourite. That win came over 1100m which she gets again here and while she rises 2.5kg in weight, having drawn barrier two should see her make every post a winner. She made her racetrack debut in the Group 3 Gimcrack Stakes in 2019, which suggests that they had an opinion of her early, and while she may not have lived up to the expectation, she has found her calling in races like these. She should be going back-to-back.
Jarrod Austin and Jarrod Taylor combine in the final race of the day with six-year-old gelding Appetizing. The son of Big Brown has had 36 starts for three wins, but is one from one at Bathurst which is a big plus in our books. That win came over 1400m which he gets here, and while it is a query as he gets out to a trip deeper into his campaign, it may well be the perfect stepping stone first-up. He has had the one trial at Hawkesbury, where he finished five lengths off Athiri, who was our best bet at Hawkesbury on Saturday in a Group 3, so hopefully that will have been franked. He shouldn’t be far away in the run from the wide gate and can send us into the working week on a high.