Ben’s Best – 3rd May 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.

Bairnsdale R1 #3 Raysim $2.15

I thought this gelding was good on debut at Ararat. After jumping away well from the barriers he went forward and was taken on by the favourite Tai Shan in the lead and they set a face early-pace. In the straight Tai Shan dropped off after the early work took its toll but this guy managed to keep kicking and was only collared late by the winner, Socialite Miss. If Craig Newitt can get some luck and find a forward position without using too much petrol early, he should give a big kick in the straight and prove hard to catch. Interesting runner is the #10 No Frontiers, have not seen any jump-outs this time in and the money has come.

Bairnsdale R2 #2  Live Like $2.25

This son of Your Song did not have any luck first up at Kilmore. He was stuck out wide for the entire trip but still managed to finish near Low Level Flying as they crossed the finishing line. Low Level Flying has subsequently won his maiden, which has been a long time coming. The second up run at Bendigo was great when finishing 3rd behind a couple promising gallopers, Monetizing and Dynamic Duo. A repeat of that performance here, would see him win.

Bairnsdale R3 #9  Paprena $2.10

This daughter of Fastnet Rock has jumped out on three occasions this preparation. The first jump-out at Camperdown she ran 2nd and was only beaten by the well performed Heptagon and there was a good margin back to 3rd. The second jump-out at Camperdown involved some horses with above average ability, including Paul’s Regret who has since ran well at Caulfield. This filly was not overly tested late in that jump-out. This looks a fairly weak maiden and Michael Kent Jnr has mentioned on radio that she does have ability.

Bendigo R5 #11  Monetizing  $3.00

A filly I have liked from very early on. She went close to breaking her maiden in her first preparation but bumped into a few handy ones and then contested a group 3 race at Flemington before being spelled. She looks to have returned this preparation in better order and the trainer mentioned she has matured and strengthened during her break. It was a good win first up and she can go on with it now.

Roughie 

Bendigo R4 #6 Sky Touch $31.00

Was strong late when on debut when running 2nd to Pariano. That galloper has proven to be handy, most recently winning a benchmark 70 at Cranbourne. The connections have given him plenty of time to mature and the tongue tie goes on for this.