|Bendigo Jockey Club – Heinz St, White Hills VIC 3550
|Sunday, December 11, 2022
Racing returns to Bendigo Jockey Club this Sunday where they will host a very competitive eight-race program. The track is currently rated a Good 4 and with good weather on the forecast for central Victoria, we expect to see a Good track for the entire program. The rail will be in the True position for the entire circuit, which historically means the track should play fair for all runners.
The first race will get underway at 1:25pm AEDT.
Best Bet at Bendigo – He’s A Legend
Our best bet of the day will come up in race seven over 1600m, where He’s A Legend from the Julius Sandhu yard will be looking to record back-to-back wins after he broke his maiden at Moe last start on November 26. This son of Snitzel has only missed the placings at one of his four career starts, which was at his only attempt at 2000m plus. This three-year-old gelding raced at metropolitan meetings at his first three starts before going to the provincial meeting at Moe to break his maiden status. At his last start, this guy waited for the second horse to get to him, before kicking away when he was challenged in the final 100m. On Sunday he should find the lead uncontested and should be able to run the race to suit himself, and if that happens, he should be winning again.
Race 7 –
3yo Gelding | T: Julius Sandhu | J: Beau Mertens (58kg)
Next Best at Bendigo – Hollerween
In the staying race of the day over 2200m, we will be siding with another Julius Sandhu runner, Hollerween, who won well last start over 2060m at Cranbourne on November 25. That last start victory was very impressive, and he won by two lengths, eased down in the final 50m of the race, indicating to us that he will love the step up to 2200m this Sunday. This son of Holler is getting stronger his races the further he goes, recording a win and a second placing at both of his starts over 2000m. From barrier nine Beau Mertens will have to cross the rest of the field to find the lead, but if none of his rivals kick up on the inside, he will get to the lead easily and most likely find it uncontested. Mertens has ridden this guy at his last two starts and he is starting to build a very nice relationship with him, so if he can have this gelding in a rhythm, bowling along out in front, he will be very hard to run down once again.
Race 6 –
4yo Gelding | T: Julius Sandhu | J: Beau Mertens (58kg)
Best Value at Bendigo – Airraid
The Maiden Plate over 1300m will have Airraid from the Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes stable engaged as he returns from a five-month spell, with two quiet Flemington jump-outs under his belt before going to the races this preparation. This son of Manhattan Rain showed good signs throughout his first campaign without winning, however, he didn’t run on a track that was rated better than a Heavy 8. He obviously doesn’t go very well on the Heavy tracks, and now that he finds a Good track on Sunday, we expect to see a much better performance from this four-year-old gelding. Online bookmakers are giving us a very nice price of $15 first-up, which looks to be well-overs in our opinion.
Race 4 –
4yo Gelding | T: Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes | J: Blaike McDougall (56.5kg)
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