The Wolf has done the form and curated his top racing bets from right across the country. Here they are.
|Wolf’s Racing Guide||Selections|
|Best Bet||Princess Arabella (Pakenham Race 2, No.10)|
|Circuit Bet||Champagne Lucy (Yarra Valley Race 5, No.3)|
|Circuit Bet||Mia’s Got Class (Ballina Race 7. No.8)|
|Circuit Bet||Press The Petal (Pinjarra Race 8, No.4)|
|Bolter||Burgonet (Pakenham Race 8, No.2)|
Princess Arabella made a very good debut recently at Sandown and can follow up on that performance with a breakthrough win at Pakenham this evening. From the Richard Laming stable, the daughter of staying influence Ekraar wasn’t fancied on debut but did an excellent job to only get beaten just over three lengths by the talented Hermanito. Her pedigree suggests that the step up to a mile today will suit, and with natural improvement from her first up run she should prove hard to beat here.
At time of writing Champagne Lucy was third pick in a field of four but she really should be favourite. Two starts back she won at this track leading all the way and she will likely get things her own way once again. None of her rivals have any natural early speed so Daniel Stackhouse can go straight to the front and control proceedings. She is in good enough form to win and combined with the speed map she really looks the one.
Mia’s Got Class is looking for her third win on the trot and there is no reason to think she can’t achieve that. From the leading Northern Rivers stable of Matthew Dunn, she charged home to win impressively last start at Doomben and is coming off a solid win at Murwillumbah prior to that. She is ideally placed in this company and should be winning again.
Press The Petal has been terrific in both runs back from a spell, having won first up before a close up placing second up, both at Ascot, and stepping out to 2000m today back in provincial grade she looks well placed to record yet another win. Her trainer Adam Durrant dominates staying races in the West and it would be no surprise to see her win here then continue her progress through to Saturday grade and perhaps even beyond. Brodie Kirby claims the 3Kg which will be all important and from barrier six he can afford the mare every possible chance in the run, sitting about midfield off what looks a genuine tempo.
Burgonet won on debut at Moe at massive odds in the famous Bashboy silks and there is good reason to think he can go on with it here. Trained by Julien Welsh up the road at Cranbourne, he led all the way on that occasion, and he should be able to go forward tonight and control proceedings. Daniel Moor retains the ride and at healthy double figure odds he has plenty of appeal on an each way basis.
Recommended Price: $15/$3.80