PUNTERS have a rural trip to 60km just outside Melbourne for Thursday’s quaddie as Kilmore hosts an eight race card.
A few familiar faces from quaddies gone by have found their way into this week’s selections, and after going down narrowly last week, we believe we have got the elects correct to collect a healthy dividend for our Horsebetting.com.au readers.
Race five on the card at Kilmore is the Happy 60th Diane BM58 and kicks off the quaddie at 3.30pm.
Race 5 – Happy 60th Diane BM58 (1900m)
First leg of the quaddie is a benchmark 58 and there are two runners we think can give the fifth race on the card a big shake.
Nine Mile Sniper is aiming for three wins in a row after crushing its rivals last time out. On Thursday the seven-year-old gets a 12kg difference in weights since its last run,. The gelding has a win at the distance and has the ability to take this race out.
Luskin Belle has placed in its last two races and looks set for a big run at Kilmore. The mare has placed four times in its last seven including a brilliant win at Yea. The five-year-old strips 9.5kg from its last run and should be right in the mix.
Race 5 quaddie tips: 10 and 14
Race 6 – The Bendigo Club BM64 (1450m)
The second leg of the quaddie has a pair of runners we believe are the clear standouts.
Barmaid From Wye is looking to go back-to-back after a promising win at Stawell last time out. The mare has had one attempt at the distance prior which resulted in a placing. Each of its last three races were a slight step up in trip and the five-year-old looks primed.
Top weight Vegas Boulevard is racing for the second time in a fortnight at Kilmore. Back on January 7 the four-year-old performed admirably to finish second to a tear away winner. Thursday will be the gelding’s first attempt at the distance but the Hoysted-trained runner has raced in the city before and its class cannot be denied.
Race 6 quaddie tips: 1 and 3
Race 7 – Jet Roofing BM58 (1600m)
The biggest field of the day confronts punters in the third leg of the quaddie, but a trio of runners caught our eye.
Six-year-old Know This is overdue for a win after back-to-back placings at varying distances. The Anthony Cosgriff gelding has placed or won six times over its last ten races and looks perfectly placed to salute on Thursday.
Party Boy broke a poor run of form at Echuca on New Years Eve to win as a $3 favourite. The victory was over the same distance and grade as it will tackle on Thursday and we are backing the four-year-old to put in a similar performance on Thursday.
Five-year-old mare Quatre Belle drops back in trip on Thursday and will look to continue the great from over a distance where it has won twice and placed once across ten starts. Back in July the Delago Brom product won across a similar distance and the same class and the weight relief from its rivals will assist greatly.
Race 7 quaddie tips: 1, 8 and 9
Race 8 – Westar Trucks Isuzu (1200m)
The last leg of the quaddie features horses that have no great form to go off, but a pair of contenders look to be our best bets going into the eighth race on the card.
Top weight Darci’s Money was poor last time out at Kilmore back in the first week of January, but had plenty of excuses in that run. The eight-year-old gets another crack at the track where it has won once and placed another time across four starts and has the ability to be in the finish.
Slumberland is a horse that has let us down before, but its class cannot be denied. The four-year-old has finished fourth back-to-back in its last two runs but tackles a much easier field on Thursday. At its best the gelding can put this field away.
Race 8 quaddie tips: 1 and 3