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Pakenham Racing Tips 23.08.2021 - 4 Best Bets

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Pakenham hosts eight races on Monday. (Getty)

Pakenham Racing Tips 23.08.2021 - 4 Best Bets

Pakenham hosts a Monday meeting on August 23, and we have our four best bets. Of our four runners, two of them are knocking on the door of a maiden win, and the other two are looking to score back-to-back victories.
  • Race 2 1:30pm AEST – No. 2 Red Hot Nicc
  • Race 4 2:30pm AEST – No. 6 Vitesse Breeze
  • Race 6 3:30pm AEST – No. 9 Lavish Girl
  • Race 8 4:30pm AEST – No. 8 Danali

Race 2 1:30pm AEST – No. 2 Red Hot Nicc

Phillip Stokes lines up the three-year-old gelding that is much better than what he showed last time out. The son of Nicconi ran sixth at Sale as a $2.70 chance, but punters get better odds this time around and he should produce a better effort. He looked much better when running second at Sale last month, which came behind Chartes by only a length.

Barrier 14 isn’t ideal, but he has good natural speed and it’s not an overly good field. First starter Sigh is a danger, but with the race experience on his side, we’re in the camp of Red Hot Nicc.

Race 4 2:30pm AEST – No. 6 Vitesse Breeze

Vitesse Breeze has gone desperately close his last two starts and it’s time for punters to cash in. The four-year-old finished second by a nose at Pakenham in consecutive runs, so he’s knocking on the door, and he gets plenty of things in his favour on Monday. The in-form Brett Prebble takes the ride, and he won’t have to do much work off the inside barrier.

There has been good betting support for Sir Phoenix, but we like the chances of Vitesse Breeze at a better price. He doesn’t get a better opportunity to break through, and he could reward punters on this occasion.

Race 6 3:30pm AEST – No. 9 Lavish Girl

The Maher/Eustace-trained filly didn’t do much right on debut, but she showed her potential when winning at Pakenham last time out. She showed plenty of fight when scoring by a short margin, which is a sign we wanted to see. It’s one thing to put lengths on a field, but to get in a battle and come out ahead is always good news.

She blew the start on debut before flashing home for fifth at Randwick, so she is classy, and we don’t think she’ll stay in this grade for too long. Barrier four is ideal and punters get value odds worth snapping up.

Race 8 4:30pm AEST – No. 8 Danali

Coming off an impressive maiden win is Danali, who scored by 4.3 lengths at Ballarat. The four-year-old mare showed an impressive turn-of-foot to put lengths on the field, which bodes well for future racing in Victoria. The daughter of Written Tycoon had shown potential prior to the breakthrough win, but not a lot of consistency. She ran fifth at Geelong in June, which is a good form guide.

Rising to the mile shouldn’t hold any fears, and although her only 1600m start resulted in a seventh, she didn’t handle the wet track. Racing on the synthetic surface is much better and we’re expecting another top effort up in grade.


Our four best bets for Pakenham on Monday:

Best Bet: Red Hot Nicc Race 2 @250 at BlueBet - 1 Unit
Best Bet: Vitesse Breeze Race 4 @180 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units
Best Bet: Lavish Girl Race 6 @230 at Sportsbet - 5 Units
Best Bet: Danali Race 8 @240 at Sportsbet - 2 Units

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