Welcome to our preview and horse racing betting tips for racing at Bendigo and Randwick Kensington on Wednesday, October 9th.
We've picked out our best bets from each track below!
The trip might still be a bit short but I'm keen to have something each way on (10) Liberata at $8.00. She was huge in defeat on debut when she settled at the back of the field and motored home into 5th. She ran the clear fastest final 200m of the race and it was the third-fastest final 200m of the entire meeting. The horse that ran 2nd in that race has since come out and won its next start by 3.3L so it's going to prove to be a deep form race in my opinion. She only steps up 100m in distance and she draws wide so will get back, but she will be zooming home late. I'd also be keeping (7) Beehunter very safe on debut for John Sadler. Hasn't trialled publicly and has been $26 into $8.50 already.
Pretty simple two-horse bet for me here. (2) Spring Bouquet ran a big race on her Australian debut at Flemington, charging home to be beaten a nose by Twinspier. She's looking for longer but even though she stays at 1400m today, she is clearly the one to beat from the good draw, which could see her sit a touch closer. (1) Cuban Toonite ran 3rd behind her last start and there was only 0.1L separating the two. Cuban Toonite will slide forward from the inside draw to race on speed, so he will have a little head start on Spring Bouquet. He won easily over 1300m here at Bendigo three starts in this grade. Happy to back Spring Bouquet ($2.40) and save on Cuban Toonite ($4.80).
Interested in (8) Need New Friends here each way at around $6.50. She ran the fastest final 400m of the entire meeting when she won on debut at Kyneton and on that performance, I expect her to be competitive in what looks an open race. Danny O'Brien has had five winners and two placings from nine runners at Bendigo this season, so it's a track he has plenty of success at. Sh will get back from barrier 9 but expect to see her running on late.
This looks a nice race for (7) Kaecilius. He's run fairly well in two starts back from a spell and he is undefeated from two starts when third up. Last prep, he raced four-wide without cover throughout the race but still proved too good to win over this distance in this grade at Warwick Farm. He's failed in two prior starts at this track but I think he gets conditions to suit him today and Nash Rawiller is a strong jockey booking. I think he'll prove hard to beat here at a decent price ($5.00).
It's not often I back horses coming off provincial form when they come to town but (6) Hooray Henry should be competitive here. He ran 2nd on debut at Muswellbrook after settling well back in the field from a wide gate. He made up significant ground and it was a very good run. He followed that with a win at Newcastle when he was ridden closer to the speed from a good gate. He sprinted quickly and won nicely. The horse he beat then came out and broke its maiden in town at its next start, so that's given his form a good push. He draws well here and can run a bold race at $5.50. (7) Iksander is a blowout chance at $20.
Another one for the Kris Lees stable coming off a provincial win here, but there's a bit more depth to this one's form. (10) Regimental Band only won a Wyong maiden first up but she was placed in Listed company behind Libertini at Scone last preparation, which certainly looks very good form now. She should take plenty of improvement from that first up run and that would make her hard to beat here. She's already been very well backed. (12) Super Oasis is the value in the race at $7.50. This horse started favourite here last start in a race won by Standout, who then came out and won again at its next start in Saturday grade. Not much went right for Super Oasis at all so I'd forgive her and take notice of the fact she started a well-backed favourite. Happy to give heranother chance here.
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