THE storm in Melbourne has passed and punters are getting good-size fields for the midweek meeting at Bendigo this Wednesday.
The Bendigo features some capacity fields which is great to see following the spring carnival and we have free tips, form and odds for every race.
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Race 1 – Maiden Plate (1100m)
Celebrity Rein is a well-bred son of Excelebration which hasn’t trialled for this. The Lindsay Park-trained two-year-old will likely have its very share of supporters on race day, but follow any strong market moves on the day.
Michael Walker is riding in good form this season and he partners The Frontier in this. The Mick Price-trained colt is by in-form sire I Am Invincible, which is producing numerous juvenile winners in Australia. Watch for a market lead and follow accordingly.
Race 1 tip: Celebrity Rein to win at CrownBet.com.au
Race 2 – Maiden Plate (1300m)
Set To Go looked good on debut when running second, but it finished almost 20 lengths behind Petition at Flemington second up. In what was a strange training decision, the four-year-old wasn’t able to recover from the hard run and subsequently finished 13th at Bendigo last start. It has been spelled and should return a better horse.
Amschel faced similar circumstances to Set To Go, but it handled them much better. The Lindsay Park-trained colt fell on debut at Geelong before running third in maiden grades. The three-year-old was then thrown in the deep end where it finished fourth at Flemington and this is much easier.
Race 2 tip: Amschel to win at Sportsbet.com.au
Race 3 – Maiden Plate (1600m)
More Than Ever is a nicely-bred three-year-old colt which finished second on debut. Trained by the in-form Tony McEvoy, the son of More Than Ready looks a nice midweek type in the making and Raffles Racing will be expecting plenty from this run.
Chloebell performed at a much higher level when second at Yarra Valley last start after showing nothing at her first two starts. The Price-trained four-year-old by Snitzel enjoyed the softer track conditions and that’s what it should get on Wednesday. Consider here over the mile.
Race 3 tip: More Than Ever to win at Neds.com.au
Race 4 – Class 1 Handicap (1600m)
Sinjaree went close on debut at Pakenham, but made up for that defeat when scoring Sandown last start. That win came over the talented Trent and the form out of that race should stack up nicely. Team Hawkes lines up the three-year-old colt which should be well-favoured in the betting.
Call to Justice has been around the mark of late and it could provide punters some value. The Rebecca Waymouth-trained five-year-old has improved with every run this campaign and it has paid a handsome place price in its last two starts. Chance at each way odds again.
Race 4 tip: Sinjaree to win at Neds.com.au
Race 5 – BM64 Handicap (1100m)
Bon’s Ghost is better than its recent form suggests and the drop in grade will do it some good. The Wendy Kelly-trained five-year-old defeated subsequent city performer Mr Sneaky last season and that form would see it scoring easily here. Craig Williams riding will help.
Inaminute comes into this with consecutive wins under its belt. The four-year-old gelding won by 2.25 lengths at Swan Hill in October before winning by a half-length last start at Bendigo. It looks to be on the way up and a win here wouldn’t surprise punters.
Race 5 tip: Bon’s Ghost to win at CrownBet.com.au
Race 6 – BM70 Handicap (2400m)
Undercover Poet is a last start winner which took its record to four wins from 24 starts. The six-year-old by Dylan Thomas defeated Inastride by 1.25 lengths in rating 64 grade last start and it has the ability to rise in grade and win. Luck will be needed from out wide, but consider.
Michelin is nearing another win after placing at its last start. The six-year-old by ill-fated sire Pentire finished second in rating 64 grade last start and makes the rise in grade here, but the drop in weight helps and having Craig Williams sticking with it will help.
Race 6 tip: Michelin to win at Sportsbet.com.au
Race 7 – BM64 Handicap (1400m)
Star Major has drawn deep in barrier 15, but it looks to have some talent. The Shea Eden-trained four-year-old won by 3.5 lengths at Sale on debut before running wide throughout when finishing third at Geelong. It might be forced to sit wide again here, but it should be running home nicely.
Royale Effort won’t have to worry about being caught wide from barrier one. The three-year-old has been around the mark in all seven career starts to date and it wasn’t far behind the well-credentialed Tamasa last start. That form looks best here.
Race 7 tip: Royale Effort to win at Neds.com.au
Race 8 – BM70 Handicap (1300m)
The winning streak of Seven Year Reward came to an end last start, but it still has plenty more to give. The four-year-old didn’t get all favours at Moonee Valley last start and a track like Bendigo will suit much better. Punters could see a return to form here despite the barrier and big weight.
Addison is an unbeaten mare for Lindsay Park which won twice in April before being spelled. The well-bred daughter of Jimmy Choux hasn’t faced much in terms of opposition, but it gets some weight relief here and Cory Parish is riding in good form. Nice each way chance.
Race 8 tip: Seven Year Reward to win at CrownBet.com.au