Pakenham betting tips, value bets & quaddie picks | February 17

Pakenham preview

What Pakenham Races
Where Pakenham Racing Club – 420 Nar Nar Goon–Longwarry Rd, Tynong VIC 3813
When Thursday, February 17, 2022
First Race 5:45pm AEDT

Racing returns to Pakenham Racecourse for its weekly eight-race card, and HorseBetting’s form expert has run his eye over the card and come up with a couple of best bets and free quaddie picks. The track is rated a Good 4 and the rail returns to the true position, while racing is set to commence at 5:45pm AEDT.

Pakenham Best Bet – Netanyahu

We need to be patient for our best bet at Pakenham on Thursday, as the Leon & Troy Corstens-trained Netanyahu doesn’t step out until the final event of the night. Having made his Australian debut with a narrow runner-up defeat at Sandown on February 2, the former Kiwi looks perfectly placed when he steps up to the 1400m from the 1200m. Having been held up for a run at a crucial stage when building through his gears, the four-year-old brown gelding simply could not bridge the gap on the winner, who managed to sit outside the leader and avoid traffic in behind. He jumped from barrier one on that occasion but draws out in barrier seven this time under Damien Oliver, who sticks on board. We anticipate Ollie will have him in the moving line with cover throughout in a bid to avoid bad luck once again. Netanyahu has shown a nice turn of foot in New Zealand and if he brings that to this BM64 affair, he should prove too hard to hold out.

Best betRace 8 – Netanyahu (#4) $2.25 with Sportsbet

Next Best Bet at Pakenham – Set The Sails

The Mick Price & Michael Kent Jr-trained Set The Sails is edging towards a maiden victory. The three-year-old More Than Ready colt has seemingly been his own worst enemy in all three of his career starts, as he continually over-races and simply doesn’t settle. He gains the services of Damian Lane on Thursday and if Frosty cannot get him to settle, the colt may be getting booked in to be gelded next week. However, he is a horse with a fair bit of ability by all reports and if he can put it all together on Thursday night, he should prove too good for this lot. He has form behind the smart Sudoko and All About Eve. Set The Sails will be settled in the second half of the field, but armed with a strong turn of foot, he should be the one finishing over the top of some vulnerable leaders.

Next BestRace 3 – Set The Sails (#7) $3.70 with Sportsbet

Best Value Bet at Pakenham – Hinto Blue

The Ben & JD Hayes-trained Hinto Blue is set to resume from a seven-month spell, and we think he can return with a win first-up. With a win and a minor placing from four first-up runs, the five-year-old bay gelding looks well-placed to take out what looks to be a shallow BM64 on paper. The son of Tavistock has two wins from three starts at 1200m, including a win at the track and distance when breaking his maiden last campaign. From barrier nine, we expect Jamie Mott will look to be positive early on and settle outside the leader. With a kick in the home straight, Hinto Blue should prove too hard to run down. The online bookies are paying great odds for this one.

Best ValueRace 4 – Hinto Blue (#3) $31 with Sportsbet

Thursday quaddie tips for Pakenham races

Pakenham quadrella selections
Leg 1: 1-5-6-12
Leg 2: 2-3-6-7
Leg 3: 2-3-8
Leg 4: 4-6-8
Investment: $144 for 100%

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