Welcome to our horse racing preview and betting tips for racing on Thursday, October 10th.
Luke Krahe has picked out his best bets of the day at Wyong and Mornington below!
(1) Akari has placed at all three times she has gone to the races and won’t get a better opportunity to rid the maiden tag than this. She debuted in the city back in April and wasn’t beaten far by Libertini, she then again ran into that serious filly again at Scone at Listed level at start two and was beaten on her merits. She was sent to the paddock and resumed here at Wyong a little over two weeks ago. She was a mile back and wide in the run, hit the line hard only to be beaten two thirds of a length by another potentially smart one in Regimental Band. She goes around on Wednesday as a hot favourite at Kensington, see how she goes but she should be winning that. I love the jockey change with Nash going on replacing Christian Reith, she gets a wide draw where he can be positive in the long run to the first turn.
(9) Interram is one of the more interesting runners of the day, it has been a long time since the DK Weir saga but we see another horse formerly in his care step back on to the racetrack for the first time for a new yard. She has not raced in a year but has been to the trials twice recently for two placings. She won her maiden at Mildura by 4 lengths when leading throughout as a $1.24 favourite, that was back in September last year, the horse she beat, Mr Quickie! She goes to local trainer Kim Waugh, Andrew Gibbons takes the ride and she is drawn well. If she shows that speed, and is ready to go, she obviously has the talent.
(11) Material Mistress is a three-start maiden, two of them this time in. She debuted back in June at Moe on a heavy track and was well beaten after showing speed but being stuck wide. Sent to the paddock, she resumed at Seymour, again on a rain affected track. She was big odds but was brave in defeat after sitting outside the speed, got the better of the leader only to be run down late. She got the Soft5 again last start at Kyneton, showed good speed to lead but didn’t seem to run out the 1200m. The horse that ran second in that race has come out and brained them by a big margin since, so the form looks ok going forward. The key here is that she comes back in trip to the 1000m, should be able to use her natural speed to be on the pace for a long way and hopefully, will get a good track for the first time in her career. She should give a good sight at the likely double figure odds.
(3) Miroku was a winner on debut three starts back on the synthetic, the margin was only a half length but the way he ran through the line was exceptional, with a gap to third. He then went to Geelong and although he was well beaten, he was held-up for most of the straight and never really got a crack until it was too late. Last start he tackled a harder 64 grade race at Flemington and although he was only beaten under 2 lengths, he did have a nice run and had his chance. This is a huge drop in grade, draws well in three to get the perfect run and should settle closer. Out to the 1500m for the first time, if he can be saved for one run like he was on debut, he will run over the top of them late.
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