|Bendigo Jockey Club – Heinz St, White Hills VIC 3550
|Sunday, February 11, 2024
The Bendigo Jockey Club is scheduled to host a competitive eight-race program this Sunday afternoon on a track rated a Good 4, with the rail sticking to its true position the entire circuit. Action from the ‘Nursery of Champions’ is set to commence at 1:15pm AEDT.
Best Bet at Bendigo – Haaland
Robert Hickmott’s Haaland chased home Star Vega at Sandown in BM70 grade on January 24 when finishing second beaten 1.5 lengths, and he can go one better on the weekend. The five-year-old gelding did plenty wrong early on over 1800m and raced wide without cover, however the son of Pentire had the audacity to knuckle down and produce a strong finish. From barrier four, Mickaelle Michel can have Haaland settled a touch closer in running, and as long as the pair find clear air at the top of the home straight, we’re confident Haaland can slot one in the top corner in the quaddie opener.
Race 5 –
5yo Gelding | T: Robert Hickmott | J: Mickaelle Michel (59.5kg)
Next Best at Bendigo – Skywriter
There is little doubting the fact that the Chris Waller-trained Skywriter is a frustrating punting conveyance, but she should be finally breaking maiden ranks on Sunday. The four-year-old mare returned with yet another runner-up effort at Mornington on January 21, her fourth time finishing second in six career starts. She was first-up from a near six-month spell, so we expect the Written Tycoon will derive plenty of benefit and be primed to strike on Sunday. From barrier she’ll gain a suck run in transit, and if she puts her best hoof forward, Skywriter should finally be winning.
Race 2 –
4yo Mare | T: Chris Waller | J: Ethan Brown (57.5kg)
Best Value at Bendigo – The Octopus
Simon Zahra’s The Octopus put in an eye-catching run on debut when finishing fifth at Wangaratta on January 25 over 1300m, and the step up to 1600m second-up looks ideal. The three-year-old gelding was hitting the line with great intent, and despite being beaten two-lengths, the step up to the mile should see him competitive in a maiden like this. From barrier 12, Daniel Moor will have him at the rear of the field, but with a genuinely run race, we’re confident The Octopus can strike at a nice price with leading horse racing bookies.
Race 3 –
3yo Gelding | T: Simon Zahra | J: Daniel Moor (56.5kg)
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Sunday, February 11, 2024