Welcome to our horse racing preview and betting tips for racing on Friday, July 31st.
We conclude the month of July with four meetings across Australia, including a couple of solid cards at Geelong and Wyong. Luke Krahe will be hoping to help build the bank for the punters as we head into the weekend, so find his best bets for Friday below!
(1) Akaka Falls is a son of Headwater on debut for the Lloyd Kennewell stable. He has had a handful of jump-outs in readiness for this, the latest of them is the ne to focus on as it was... exceptional. He jumped well enough and railed through to lead. He stuck hard up against the paint and kicked clear early in eth straight, untouched in the run home, the further they went, the further he was going to win by. It was very easy on the eye, a replay can be found here. (2) Frederick The Dane looks the main danger but he is drawn out in the carpark, he likes to roll forward and probably has to sit parked. I expect him to be a big drifter in the betting.
(3) Fabalot is going to go around a very short priced favorite here, and deservedly so. He has placed at his last two and looks to have plenty of upside, he bled from one nostril when placing in a harder race last time and he clearly looks to have more upside. That does give us a good opportunity though to find a horse to fill the placings, at the likely big odds also. (2) Coombe Lane has not placed at 8 career starts, hardly a great starting point when trying to convince you to have a bet! Hear me out.... He was ok in back-to-back synthetic track runs, he then was very plain at Sale last time and failed to run on. I think this wil be genuinely run which he will need, he doesn’t have any brilliance and doesn’t want it to be a sit-sprint. If that speed is on, he will keep grinding away and if all goes to plan, the favourite will break the hearts of many of them on the speed and we can … shuffle home into second or third.
(8) Now Or Never is no star that’s for sure, the daughter of All American is coming to the races for the seventeenth time, still looking for that first win. She resumed at Muswellbrook and after sitting wide, she got to the middle of the track and stuck on well to place. She then went to Dubbo I what was probably no easier than this, got well back and although she never looked like winning, she was good through the line. The key here is that she steps up sharply in trip from the 1000m to the 1350m, she will get back again but should be circling them approaching the short straight and looks a great bet at the price. It is a very moderate maiden, not many of these will make it out of this grade anytime soon.
(9) Eye See Things looks the banker of the day anywhere in Australia, anything close to black odds looks a gift. She debuted back in February and placed at her first two starts on the Kenso track, both of them racing just off the speed and there have been plenty of winners come through those two starts. She then went to Warwick Farm and weakened late after working following a poor start, she was then sent straight to the paddock. Twenty weeks has been the time she has been off the track, I loved her two recent trials in town, she looks to have come back real well. In a very ordinary maiden (the story of the day), she will only need even luck to be winning this.
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