Ben’s Best – 25th 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.

Gosford R2 #1  Eighth Immortal $6.90

This gelding finds a winnable race here. He is very lightly raced being a five-year-old with only the three starts. On debut he missed the kick and did not want to go early and was then run off his feet by a speedy one called Splendid Surprise. I thought he worked home well late and was equal with the winner a short distance past the winning post. At his second start he was very brave when leading and being joined early in the straight but still fought on well to finish 2nd, beaten by a bob of the head on the line. There have been several horses who finished behind who have gone on to frank the form by winning their maiden. The recent trial suggest he has come back in good order but will improve as he progresses through his preparation up in distance.

Morphettville R1 #3  Ranting $6.20

Plenty of good horses have carried these colours and I think this might be one. He had jumped out well on a few occasions at Flemington before his debut to suggest he had some ability. I thought the debut was impressive, after being slowly away he continued to over race on the fence. He then had a bit of a bumping duel with the 3rd placed horse, The Last Charge, when trying to get some room to come after the eventual winner Forever Free. When balanced up I liked the way he attacked the line and Forever Free had already proven she had talent by winning her previous start at Ballarat. The Last Charge has franked the form since by winning at Bendigo, beating a filly I have a lot of time for called Taylor’s Dream. I think barrier 11 is ok, as it gives Lachlan Neindorf some options, to go forward or find some cover. The danger is #6 Charm School, was visually impressive the way she attacked the line at Sandown and looked like she wanted to win.

Moe R4 #2  High Done  $1.96

This son of High Chaparral does not have the best-looking record, but I think he may have been slow to mature. He has always done a few things wrong in his races, mostly traveling too keen and not being able to settle. Since changing stables, he looks to have come back a better horse this preparation. He won his maiden 2nd up, in style by 3L, finishing back in 4th place was Alphaville who has subsequently won. The latest 4th at Sale was a run full of merit. The winner Sierra Sue is a promising filly with a future and the 2nd placed horse Florida Dream has since won a benchmark 70 at Ararat. This looks a weak 58 race, so if High Done repeats the last start effort, he should be winning.