Ben’s Best – 1st April 2020

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Form analyst Ben Beare gives his daily bets for Sportsbetting.com.au. Follow him on Twitter.

Odds are correct on Sportsbetting.com.au at the time of publishing.

Sandown R1 #2 Bayvista $4.80

My patience is slowly wearing thin with this son of Deep Field. Prior to his debut at Moonee Valley he had been jumping out at Flemington with well performed gallopers and didn’t look out of place. My confidence was then high going into that debut and thought he would be extremely hard to beat. That looked the case until John Sadler’s galloper Sovereign Legend mowed him down in the final stages. I was then happy to forgive him and followed him second up at Sandown but the run was just plain without any obvious excuse. I’ve learnt over the years though you can always forgive a horse for one bad run and the blinkers go on to hopefully sharpen him up. #8 Moyassar has also trialled well and is the danger for mine. I will be backing both. If you like to play the exotics, include #11 Sayumi in trifectas.

Sandown Lakeside R2 #5 Fundraiser $9.10

This son of Helmet had caught my eye a few times at the Flemington jump-outs, always looking to travel well amongst other horses who had already proved they were better than maiden grade. He then won in style first-up this preparation at Pakenham.  Displaying good early-pace to be able to take a sit fairly handy on a fast early-tempo and once they straightened for home he put margin on the field quickly, winning by 2.5L and running good time for maiden class. Jockey Jye McNeil was very kind, only riding hands and heels late.  In his short career to date, he has been over-racing but he looks to be learning and should improve with more racing and strips fitter here second-up.

Rosehill Gardens R2 #11 Pizzly $4.80

This three-year-old filly has her hoof right on the till. All her starts to date have been full of merit and she looks to be working up to a win at her fourth start. In her first preparation she found the opposition a bit too speedy, coming off the bit early over the 1100m distance but still battled away to hold on without dropping out. With the preparation under the belt she looks to have come back stronger. Last start over the 1200m she had enough natural speed to take up the running and only found one better late. The form from that race has since been franked with the 4th placed horse Twice As Special subsequently winning, beating the current favourite for this, #1 Battleground. James Mcdonald stays aboard which is a huge tick. I have a lot of respect for #2 Blueant and will be backing both runnners.