March 31, 2020

Bendigo (Sat)


Bendigo Racing Tips – Sat Mar 28th

We will be at Bendigo this Saturday.

Track: Good 4. Rail: True.

Best Bet: Race 9 – BIG NIGHT OUT


Race 1: BM84 Handicap 2400m

BUDD FOX (11) is a last start winner in this grade after sitting up outside the speed. He gets the inside draw which may be a little tricky but if he jumps away with them, should be on the pace for a long way and hard to run down.


GRAND PROMENADE (2) is probably the best horse in the race after winning his fourth straight race, but I am very concerned that he is having his seventh start at his fiorst prep. Maybe they are just trying to cash in before racing is off? SIN TO WIN (1) doesn’t win out of turn, in fact it has been almost two years since his last win. He will appreciate the drop-in class here and will keep grinding home. NO COMMITMENT (7) has been up for a long time but seems to be improving at every run, he was held-up slightly last start before joining in but found one better.

Race 2: BM78 Handicap 1300m

WRITE YOUR NAME (6) has had his runs spaced of late, he was well in the market two starts back at Caulfield but pulled up lame. He had a month off before going to Ballarat and sat up on the speed before showing strength to win. If he finds the top early, he will be hard to run down.


TURN THE TIDE (4) is first-up. He had no luck when fresh last campaign he looked a beast winning one of these races at Caulfield last prep and would only need to repeat that to win. BEAUTIFUL FLYER (2) is an interesting runner having its first start for the new yard, she was wide throughout at Listed level last time in Sa and kept coming through the line. SIKORSKY (10) is one of the more interesting runners of the day, he was last seen in a Vic Derby 18 months ago. He has been gelded and has placed at black type as a 3YO, watch the betting.

Race 3: BM84 Handicap 1100m

SIMPLY OPTIMISTIC (9) is a Kiwi that has only been sparingly raced. He is with a new yard here, he has won his last race but has had big gaps between runs. A big watch on the betting coming across the ditch, he looks to have a stack of talent.


TERBIUM (3) is resuming, he has trialed well and is a winner fresh previously. This is easier than what he was racing last prep and I expect there will be money for him. GOLDEN HALO (13) was beaten favourite last start up the straight but was far from disgraced, she has good closing speed but how far back does she get form that horrible draw. REDCORE (6) is resuming off almost a year on the sidelines, He was brilliant winning a trial but I would like to see some support after such a long lay-off.

Race 4: VOBIS Gold Rush 2YO Set Weights 1000m

MADAM MISCHIEF (9) was big odds on debut, she went to Ballarat for start one and after starting wide on the track, she led easily and never looked like getting run down. She looks to be well above average and I have no doubt she is good enough to sit parked and win.


Tough race! IDEAS MAN (1) won on debut then was sent to the paddock. He was not sighted when resuming then was huge odds in the Blue Diamond and did nothing. This is a big drop in class. RIVER NIGHT (6) has a stack of speed, she got her maiden win at Caulfield at Listed level last start after leading all the way. She is drawn well in the middle of the track, will be on the speed for a long way. CUT IT OUT (8) won her maiden last start when leading all the way, he may be better suited to take a sit off the inside gate.

Race 5: Super VOBIS 3YO Handicap 2200m

ADELAIDE ACE (1) is very consistent and makes his own luck racing up on the speed. He sat outside the lead early before taking over approaching the straight at the Valley, he stuck on only fairly and was beaten at a very short quote. Gets a good claim, I imagine they will be going forward and not stopping until they get the front.


DIASONIC (6) beat the top tip home last start, he did have a sifter run but beat him easily. Blinkers go on. DON’T DOUBT DORY (2) is only lightly raced, this is his biggest test with the blinkers on for the first time. He won the Stony Creek Cup last start after a brilliant ride, gets a good claim and I expect they will back him late. SKIDDAW (3) is drawn horribly out wide and also gets the blinkers on for the first time, he has versatility but have the feeling they may chance their hand early and go forward.

Race 6: Bendigo Gold Bracelet Mares Set Weights and Penalties 1400m

CLARICE CLIFFS (14) has not won in 4 starts this campaign but has put in some super runs. She led for a long way at Pakenham two starts back then had every chance at Flemington last start and wasn’t beaten far in a blanket finish. I like the soft run she gets here behind the speed or maybe even leads?


VANUATU (13) is resuming, she was a winner first-up last campaign when running on hard from the back. She looks suited on the big track, look for her late. FABRIC (2) looks the leader, she won well at Flemington two back then had to sit parked and do all the work last time and didn’t shirk the task. TWITCHY FRANK (1) has placed at 4 of 5 this campaign, all in Tasmania. She gets the blinkers off again, the only time she missed a place this time in was at Flemington two starts back but she was good.

Race 7: Bendigo Guineas 3YO Set Weights and Penalties 1400m

SPEND (3) looks well in back at this level. He beat a similar field after sitting parked at Fl3emington two back before going to Sydney for the George Ryder last time and although was well beaten, wasn’t disgraced. Back against his own age he will be hard to run down.


CAMPESE (11) won his maiden impressively at start two when resuming, he then was held-up for a furlong before getting clear back near the inside at Sandown. He will get back but can charge home with the right horse to follow. RIDDLE ME THAT (7) was brave in defeat last start behind the top pick, he was forced to sit three-wide no cover around that long Flemington turn from the 1400m start and was still bobbing late. He has had no luck getting close to the rail both runs this time in, drawn out again do we see a repeat? STAR SURPRISE (2) had no luck at the Valley last start, he was well back and tightened up at the top of the straight when making his run, he probably should have won?

Race 8: Golden Mile 1600m

One more chance for ADMIRAL’S JOKER (6) here. He was good at Flemington in the Blamey in what has been a good form race, was then heavily backed at Caulfield last time starting even money and was a little disappointing after having every chance. He has the talent, and not sure about the jockey change. I expect him to drift, wat until late in the betting.


SO SI BON (4) doesn’t win out of turn but bobs up at big odds when you least expect it, his run in the All Star Mile was good. GOLD FIELDS (7) was a little flat fresh but kept finding the line, he then went to Caulfield and was held-up behind the speed before getting clear over the last furlong and finding the line well. Where does he get to though from the draw? PRINCES JENNI (15) will be well found but happy to take her on at this grade, she has hit the line well enough at her first two runs back but has had her chances.

Race 9: BM90 Handicap 1400m

BIG NIGHT OUT (12) ran on hard up the straight when resuming, he then was good again last start at the same venue after getting squeezed up at the 400m mark. He ran on hard late to miss narrowly, he should be mid-field in the run and peeling wide. Look for him late.


JUMBO OZAKI (14) is the logical danger. He showed a stack of ability early in the career but just struggled to win when getting up in grade. He showed he may be back with a good win at Flemington last start after sitting outside the speed. MYSTYKO (4) was shuffled out after sitting handy last start, he was only fair in the run home but did feature in the report with a throat issue. He gets a couple of gear changes. AMADEUS (3) has been up for a long time but has had 6-weeks between runs here, he comes to the races for the first time for a new trainer. Look for any money for him.

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