Ben’s Best – 22nd 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.

Bendigo   R1 #11    Taylor’s Dream $7.90

I’ve seen two jump-outs from this filly. The first was at Ballarat on the synthetic and she took up the running and hung on to win without being asked for an effort. The second jump-out was again at Ballarat but on the turf this time. She was up against well performed horses, including Moonlight Maid who won the heat, not far behind was Miss Hellbender who was ridden along to keep in touch. Alongside her was Lucky Wick and lastly Taksu was under riding from Will Price and is much better than maiden grade. I would expect her to show some speed and take some running down here.

Bendigo R2 #11  Monetizing $1.66

If you had of told me back before her debut that this filly would still be a maiden after five starts, I would have said no way. I was keen on her at Bendigo when she was on debut, but she missed the start and the race looked over from there. The 2nd placed horse Meteorite franked the form by running well in town at Caulfield at his next start behind Garner and then winning at Moonee Valley by 2L. She was around the money in her next few starts but then before going for a spell, she was thrown in the deep end at Flemington and ran in a group 3, down the straight. She wasn’t the worst there and this looks a lot easier. #5 Dynamic Duo has always promised to be better than maiden grade but couldn’t have on top after the latest jump-out.

Canterbury R3  #4    Epiline $5.60

I have been with this filly since her first start and I see no reason to jump off now. Her sire Epiphaneia was a Japanese horse who had his best success when winning the Japan Cup in 2014 and I think she has some of his staying ability. I thought she was good on debut when working home solidly from the tail to finish 3rd. The horse that finished 2nd there, Red Hot Chillypins has subsequently franked the form by winning. It was then a step up in class when going to Warwick Farm, although beaten 5L, I still think there was merit in the run, finishing 3rd in the heavy 8 ground. She also gets the advantage of James Mcdonald jumping aboard.

Canterbury R8 #13   Jazette $6.60

I was impressed with the trial when she resumed this preparation. She had been out spelling for some time but looked good when running 2nd to the high class Anaheed. There was some big margins back to the opposition and the time was fast in comparison to the other trials on the day. The first up run was good finishing 4th but only beaten half a length. She stays down in the weights, gets a dry track and should improve out of sight with the run under the belt.