OUR Thursday quaddie returns to the familiar venue of Pakenham after a week off in the Victorian countryside.
We are looking forward to the pseudo-metropolitan meet as there are some familiar faces and big name runners taking to the lush Pakenham turf on Thursday afternoon.
Race five on the card at Pakenham is the Magic Millions Adelaide benchmark 64, which kicks off the quaddie at 8 pm.
Race 5 – Magic Millions Adelaide BM64 (1400m)
The first leg of the quaddie sees an interesting field racing the Pakenham racecourse, but we think a trio of runners are the clear standouts in this one.
Single Note is looking to go back-to-back across course and distance on Thursday. Last time out the four-year-old won stylishly two weeks ago and there is no reason to think the mare will not be in the finish again at Pakenham.
I Am The Rock is another runner that is coming off a win at Pakenham two weeks ago. The Fastnet Rock gelding broke its maiden by a short head on its ninth attempt, but at the age of four there is plenty of upside to this horse.
Sunny Blu Sky has had a great run of form over the last three races. The five-year-old resumes after a short let up and will take a lot of confidence from the fact it has finished inside the first four in five of its last six runs.
Race 5 quaddie tips: 3, 9 and 10
Race 6 – Schweppes BM70 (1200m)
Stanborough is looking to make it five wins from six races. The nine-year-old has defied expectations this preparation, winning four of those victories as a double figure runner.
Plucky mare Stratum Magic is looking to extend its quality run of form into Thursday night. The four-year-old has finished third in its last two runs and has displayed a lot of grit in those performance. Last time out the mare set the pace from the front before being run down late. A bit of luck could see Stratum Magic getting the win here.
El Rada has finished inside the quinella placings in four of its last five runs. The four-year-old mare has not run since the start of February and carries just 56.5kg coming into Thursday, so it should be fit and firing.
Race 6 quaddie tips: 1, 8 and 10
Race 7 – XXXX Gold BM64 (1200m)
There is a few familiar names running around in the seventh race on the card at Pakenham that HorseBetting.com.au reads will recognise, so it would be remiss of us not to include them.
Star Impulse is a mare that is in form. The seven-year-old has not finished outside the placings across its last three runs. It drops back to a distance where it has been successful in the past and has the ability to win on Thursday.
Neutron Dame is seeking a third straight win on Thursday evening. After a successful run of form at Moe the four-year-old mare returns to Melbourne to make its mark in the city. Any replication of the form it displayed in the country will see it go close at Pakenham.
Lee and Anthony Freeman runner Piccadillies is a filly on the rise. The three-year-old has finished outside the placings just once in its five race career and looks to be one of the runners to beat on Thursday evening.
Race 7 quaddie tips: 1, 5 and 12
Race 8 – Sportsbet Racing Form BM70 (1600m)
A big field of 14 rounds out the quaddie at Pakenham and we have our eye on four runners in the final leg.
Weir runner My Obsession has been a consistent runner over the course of its career. The six-year-old only went down by less than a length last time out at Pakenham and has the ability to past the post first.
The Terricks has been in magnificent form over the last two runs, both of which were at Pakenham. The six-year-old has finished second in its last two starts and should be very competitive on Thursday evening.
Hayes and Daberning runner Lotion has finished inside the first four across its last three runs. In two of those runs the five-year-old went down by less than half a length. The gelding has the ability to go well on Thursday and feature in the finish.
Vantaggio has been spectacular over its last four runs, finishing inside the placings every time. Last time out at Sandown the runner was a tear away winner, torching the field by almost three lengths. Any replication of that form will see the Ciaron Maher-trained gelding win this one.
Race 8 quaddie tips: 2, 4, 9 and 10