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Bendigo Tips, Best Bets & Preview - Thursday 1st July
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Bendigo Tips - July 1
Race 1 1:00pm AEST – No. 13 Tayla’s Moment
The Ellerton/Zahra-trained filly has been on the drift with bookmakers throughout the week, but that shouldn’t put punters off. The daughter of Shalaa started her career in fine style with back-to-back second placings before running down the track in a tough race at Caulfield.
Her debut effort was a stellar result when running second at Flemington behind Frost Flowers. She defeated plenty of spring types and that form continued when running second behind the well-performed Dosh. Despite drifting from an opening quote of $3, we’re confident she can get a nice drag into the race from barrier 13 and produce the goods in the straight.
Race 4 2:30pm AEST – No. 9 The Lion Inside
The three-year-old filly looked the goods when running third on debut and we’re not surprised by the betting support. She was under a length from the winner at Geelong after doing plenty of work in the run. She had to travel wide throughout the run and she was entitled to finish down the track, but she stuck on gamely and that’s a credit to her ability.
She is trained by the Price/Kent stables and the Kiwi-bred daughter of Savabeel shouldn’t take long to break her maiden tag. It’s not the strongest maiden field we have ever seen and jumping from barrier four should see her land into a prime spot. It could pay to watch late betting moves, but we see no reason why she won’t be competitive.
Race 5 3:00pm AEST – No. 2 Hosier
Punters will have to muster courage to take the short odds, but the former Irish runner is well worth including in multi bets. The well-bred son of Camelot ran sixth on debut at Leopardstown before finishing second at Fairyhouse. That form is always a good guide for Australian racing and that proved correct when he scored fresh up at Bendigo. He won by 5.5 lengths in an effortless display and he could be heading for the spring features later this year.
Having experience on this track is ideal and although he’s running at skinny odds, they will only get shorter closer to race time.
Race 7 6:00pm AEST – No. 8 Real Gun
Value is with Real Gun, which has finished out of the money in only one of his six career starts. The four-year-old owns one win and four minor placings, and his only poor effort came last time out at Sandown. The son of Reward for Effort came to the end of a long campaign, so he was entitled to get tired in the straight.
Having the experienced John Allen in the saddle is ideal from barrier 10, so expect him to find the back of a runner over the 1100m distance. He will likely swing wide on the turn and show his superior turn-of-foot in the straight.