The Warrnambool Racing Club is scheduled to host an eight-race card on Sunday afternoon and HorseBetting’s Victorian horse racing form analysts presents his best bets odds comparison and quaddie numbers for the meeting. Six of the eight races are scheduled to be held over the hurdles on a track rated a Heavy 10.
Warrnambool Best Bet: Social Element
The opening leg of the quaddie looks to be a match race between Social Element and American In Paris and we are expect the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Social Element to emerge victorious. The pair met over this course and distance on June 17 where Social Element got the better of his rival. The pair put 12 lengths on their closest rival and are set to do battle once again. Social Element proved last time out he may not be the superior jumper, but he is certainly the better talent on the flat. If he is within three or four lengths at the home turn, we expect Social Element to bring up consecutive wins at Warrnambool.
In the opening event of the day, the Paul Pruesker-trained St Arnicca looks one of the better bets on the Warrnambool card. With this being his first go over the jumps, he has shown during trials that he is a more than capable jumper and considering he has shown he can handle wet tracks in the past he is clearly the one to beat. Having won impressively two starts back at Swan Hill on the flat, we know he can stay all day and all he needs to do is get over the jumps and he should be kicking off his jumping career with a win in this maiden hurdle.
The Michelle Payne-trained Mark The Horse broke a long run of outs at Donald on June 19 in a gutsy all the way victory and comes to this Highweight BM64 as the one to catch. Having been given a perfect steer by Lucinda Doodt at Donald, it is expected that William McCarthy will take the same approach on Sunday. Both of Mark The Horse’s career wins have come on rain-affected ground and if gets his own way out in front he will take some catching in the third leg of the quaddie.