Jason Bonnington's Preview for Shepparton

Thu, 23 Oct 2014

There's plenty of pressure for a decent result @ Shep tonight following Blake Redden's punting heroics last night at Terang but overall it looks a pretty decent card so I'm hopeful we can continue in the winning spirit. Unfortunately, the fast class race has been cruelled by scratchings so we can't play as hard as we once might of there but with 3 Money Races, 1 Best Value, 1 Best Bet & a few Quaddies on the menu there's still plenty of chances to launch an early weekend assault!

Track information

Circumference: 1000m
Sprint Lane: Yes
Leader's win: 53.48% (23/43 from last 5 meetings)
Leading Trainer: D.Aiken (6 wins last 5 meetings)
Leading Driver: N.Jack & D.Moran (5 wins from last 5 meetings)

The Moral

Race 6 - No. 5 Buy Chevron Direct

I'd be even more confident if this race was over 1690m but I still think Buy Chevron Direct will just spear to the lead a prove a shade too nippy tonight.


Best Bet(s) - $60 Win
R6 No.5 - Buy Chevron Direct$2*
This bloke has mixed his form a little since immigrating from New Zealand but at his best he's a brilliant beginner who'll relish the complete lack of pressure engaged tonight. watch for him to lead & watch for him to win.
Best Value - $15 Each Way
R7 No.1 - Krisney Girl$*
This mare has improved out of sight under the tutelage of Wayne Potter and while the draw could prove a little awkward there's just as much chance it will leave her in the ideal trailing role. She was really good when storming home after looking in trouble last start and just seems to be racing with a super will to win.
Money Race(s)
R1 $60 Flexi Trifectas
I was really impressed with the debut of Hezthebigbopper (8) at Yarra Valley 210 days back & I've also been following Upwardly very closely for most of his campaign. Between them they can play a key role in this race & if you include the David Aiken-trained Antrim Bay and Dave Miles debutante Timeless jasper you've probably go the race covered from all sides.
2,8,11/ 2,8,11,13/ 2,8,11,13 $42 gets 233.33%
2,8,11/ 2,8,11,13/ 1,5,7 $18 gets 66.67%
R2 $60 Flexi Trifectas
Highly Persuasive (5) is my top tip here but I'm willing to couple her in with Soo Special (5) and Midnight Lights (9) in the hope of snaring a skinny old result.
5,6 & 9 Boxed trifecta $30 gets 500%
5,6,9/ 5,6,9/ 8,10 $30 gets 250%
R6 $70 Flexi First 4's
I'm throwing a lot of eggs into the Buy Chevron Direct basket tonight and we're doing a little more of that here on the basis that Josh Aiken will lead, drop anchor then run a blazing final half. If Shakchloe lobs his back then she should run second, if Priceless gem gets the trail then things become a trifle trickier.
5/ 1/ 3/ 4 $30 gets 3000%
5/ 1/ 4/ 3 $15 gets 1500%
5/ 3/ 1/ 4 $15 gets 1500%
5/ 1/ 4/ 3 $5 gets 500%
5/ 1/ 3/ 7 $3 gets 300%
5/ 3/ 1/ 7 $2 gets 200%
Quaddie(s) - $120 Overall
8,10,11,12,13/ 5/ 1,2,5,6/ 2,8,9$90 gets 150%
8,10,11,12,13/ 1/ 1,2,5,6/ 2,8,9$30 gets 50%

*Prices are indicative and subject to change. Visit tab.com.au to see latest prices