Another Wednesday means we’ve got some good quality midweek racing, with Canterbury and Bendigo headlining the meetings today.
Billy Bestford has cast his eye across the form and has found his best bets to get you over the midweek hump!
Horse Racing Tips: Wednesday, October 27th
Bendigo Race 3
Pretty hard to go past (5) The Billionaire who absolutely walked in last start in adelaide. That followed a good 2nd behind Starry Legend and now will be at peak fitness 3rd up. Puts himself up on speed and takes luck out of the equation, you know what your going to get from him every time he steps out onto the track. Drops in weight for this today and draws nice and I’d expect him to be revved up early to lead from the wide gate. With even luck he should be winning.
(5) The Billionaire
Canterbury Race 2
(6) Norwegian Bliss has absolutely bolted in her two career starts to date and looks well above average. She once again takes a step up in grade today but I think she can handle it. She puts herself up on the speed and generally stays out of trouble. She ran good time there last start and all signs point to another good performance here. The very slight drop back in trip shouldn’t be an issue and from gate 5 she will see every favour in the run.
(6) Norwegian Bliss
Canterbury Race 3
Pretty keen to see (5) Zarastro back at the races after a very nice debut in what has turned out to be an extremely handy 2yo race. He finished 2nd to Paulele that day, which obviously stacks up pretty well for this sort of race. Was put away quickly following that and has been given three spaced trials since. The most recent of those was some of his best work, crossing the line under a hold and I think Chris Waller will have him primed to run well fresh.
Bendigo Race 6
(13) Duchess Of Dorset was heavily backed first up and saluted in style, rounding up the leaders in a couple of strides. She’s got a heap of upside about her having won two of three career starts now and looks to get every favour for the in-form Linda Meech from barrier 4. Stays in the same grade for this and while she rises 2kg, I think with race fitness under her belt she’ll be even better now 2nd up. There’s a heap of speed engaged in this one so I think she should be able to slot in just behind those leaders and can be strongest late.
(13) Duchess Of Dorset
Canterbury Race 5
You couldn’t miss the run of (6) Comme Bella Fille first up. She was hammered in betting that day but just got too far out of her ground, flashing home for a good 2nd from well back in the field. She was five months between runs there so has plenty of improvement to come. Getting out to 1900m is certainly no knock and Tommy Berry sticks for the ride today. She shouldn’t have to get too far back today in the smaller field.
(6) Comme Bella Fille