Ben’s Best – 30th 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.

Wagga R1 #8     Lion’s Roar $1.88

This two-year-old from the John O’Shea stable has trialled twice. I thought he improved a great deal from the first trial going into the second trial at Randwick. They looked a bit too sharp for him over the 742m in the first trial, but he looked to be much more competitive when stepping up to the 1045m. He was ridden late in the second trial to finish 2nd, but we have a good yardstick in Wild Ruler, who won the trial. He has already been to the races and won his only start, that being a listed race at Randwick.

Wyong R3 #2   Gallant Run $10.60

I thought this gelding was a good chance last start after a nice trial at Rosehill. He beat Bigboyroy in that trial, who was ridden along to keep up. He then did not have the best of luck when resuming at Port Macquarie, jumping from a wide gate he was stuck wide early and then had to do a bit of work to try and cross. He eventually found a spot outside the lead but once straightening the leader was able to kick and prove too good after having a much easier run. He should take a stack of improvement from that run, coming off a 210-day spell. He has drawn ideally with barrier 1, can go forward and prove hard to catch 2nd up. #9 Kiss and Tell is the danger for mine. Beat home Supergaze last start, who has since won in nice fashion.

Pakenham R1 #3   Noble Class $11.20

Has taken a while to get this gelding to the races. He has made an appearance at the official trials on four occasions, stretched out over more than a year. Concussion Plates are on for the debut which could explain the long wait. I was very impressed with his latest trial at Werribee, back in February. He looks to have natural speed and was able to lead a field of some promising horses. He then was not asked for much of an effort in the straight but still stuck on to finish 3rd in a blanket finish. Every other horse in that trial has been to the races and won, including Power Scheme who subsequently went to a group 3 in Syndey and ran 3rd.  The heavy track is a query, but he did look to handle the soft 6 in that trial.