Blake Redden's Preview for Bendigo

Mon, 22 Dec 2014

We've got a terrific mix of races that look pretty skinny along with a couple where we will search for some value today so i'm looking forward to getting stuck in and finding a few extra dollars for our last minute Christmas Shopping.

Track information

Circumference: 1000m
Sprint Lane: Yes
Leader's win: 31.7% (13/41 last 5 meetings)
Leading Trainer: Ross Graham (7 winners from last 5 meetings)
Leading Driver: Nathan Jack (6 winners last 5 meetings)

The Moral

Race 7 - No.5 Jilliby Royal

Prior to taking on a Group 3 race this guy spanked a moderate C0 field but even this lift in grade is unlikely to stop him today.


Best Bet(s) - $60 Win All-Up
R3 No.12 - Liv Lavish$1.4*
This mare is lightly raced having had just six starts in New Zealand however she showed pretty good ability reeling off an outstanding turn of foot in her only win. She has a couple of trials under her belt in Victoria and in the Amanda Grieve team she's sure to be right up tot he mark in an eminently winnable race.
R6 No.5 - Majestic Ess Jay$1.7*
This fella may have been starting to frustrate punters having found one better in each of his three starts this preparation however he shook that tag emphatically when running away from his rivals in the last on Ballarat Cup night. He has a serious barrier advantage over his major rivals here and should fire forward at the start and be strong late.
R7 No.5 - Jilliby Royal$1.5*
This gelding is clearly very talented. He won three straight before taking on the Group 3 Sires Classic for 3YO's on Ballarat Cup night and while beaten there he still ran a terrific race behind a rising star in Menin Gate. He crushed a moderate C0 field before that and even the rise to C1 is unlikely to stop him.
Best Value - $20 Each Way
R4 No.11 - Brighty Valentine$5*
This girl trialled well prior to debut and her two runs since have had plenty of merit. Provided there is a little bit of early speed, she should be finishing hard at the end.
Best Roughie(s) - $20 place
R8 No.11 - Waterslide$21*
This mare has had a few things go her way of recent times with the ability to find the front in her last two however she has won each with Authority and with a possible speed battle early, she may just get the right run in transit to be running into a place at big odds.
Quaddie(s) - $80
1,7,9/5/5/2,6.$20 gets 333%
1,3,6,7,9,12/5/5/2,6.$36 gets 300%
1,3,6,7,9,12/12,13/5/2,6.$24 gets 100%

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