Jason Bonnington's Preview for Tabcorp Park

Sat, 22 Feb 2020

Most Harness-loving eyes will be on Tabcorp Park Menangle tonight where the nation's finest 4YO's will do battle in the Chariots of Fire but that shouldn't also stop us enjoying Melton tonight and also, hopefully, making some coin. On a very deep, even programme we'll be looking for value where we can but in a major change-up from standard operations we'll have just two Money Races and there will be a filed leg in both the Early and Normal Quads.

Track information

Circumference: 1040m, Sprint Lane: Yes, Leader's win: , Leading Trainer: Emma Stewart, Leading Driver: Chris Alford

The Moral

Race 4 - No. 2 Soho Almasi

It's very tough making a debutante the Moral but on a tough night he would only need to replicate his most recent trial effort to triumph tonight.


Take On

Race 1 - No. 2 Jamieson Steele

I've been banging on about this all week but the above pacer was opened $1.4 by TAB. He's now $2.8 but should be much longer than even that in a very even race.

Best Bet(s) - $50 Win
R5 No.5 - Scotlynn Beach$2.1*
From the moment I picked up this form guide I isolated the above pacer would likely be my Best of the night and the more I dug the more confident I became. For mine he leads, controls and owns the event.
Best Value - $15 Each Way
R2 No.2 - Millah Joy$8*
Menin Gate's little sister looks beautifully placed here and her recent trial effort when narrowly touched off by Concealment tells me she should be much shorted than $8.
Best Roughie(s) - $5 Win & $20 Place
R1 No.11 - Marjorie Jean$14*
This mare has been knocking on the door and if they go as quickly early as I expect then she's a great chance of featuring in the finish at odds.
R7 No.8 - My Cash$13*
If Miss McGonagall posts Keayang Liberty she's virtually the one to beat here and she is still a huge place play if three poles in transit.
Money Race(s)
R5 $60 Flexi Trifecta
I'm all about Scotlynn Beach and if he wins and we get some value for third it's just another way to milk him here tonight.
5/ 2,6,10/ 2,6,7,8,10,12 $60 gets 400%
R10 $100 Flexi First Fours
Tangoingwithsierra will probably win here but if Pradason finds the front as I expect an upset could be on the cards and if it is that's where we'll make our monster kill in the last.
9/ 6/ 1,4/ 1,4,8,10 $60 gets 1000%
6/ 9/ 1,4/ 1,4,8,10 $30 gets 500%
9/ 1,4/ 6/ 1,4,8,10 $10 gets 166.67%
Early Quaddie(s) - $120 EARLY Quad $130 Quads
Field/ 2,11/ 4,8/ 2$80 gets 200%
Field/ 2,11/ 1,11/ 2$20 gets 50%
Field/ 1,8/ 4,8/ 2$20 gets 50%
Quaddie(s) - $120 EARLY Quad $130 Quads
5/ 12/ 5/ Field$40 gets 500%
5/ 12/ 8,9,10/ Field$30 gets 125%
5/ 7,9,10/ 5/ Field$30 gets 125%
2,6,10/ 12/ 5/ Field$30 gets 125%

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