Ben’s Best – 11th June 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.

GRAFTON R6 #2 BOB ‘N’ CAT $7.50

I tipped him last start at Cessnock because he has shown some ability in trials. The first trial he contested was won by Tarbert, but this gelding was not tested and finished surrounded by several horses who have won races. He went into last start without a trial after a 23-week spell, so he should take a fair amount of improvement from the run. He still looks like he is working out what its all about so he may take time but looks capable of winning a maiden.

BALLARAT R1 #5 MAGNABLAZE  $17.20

I think the odds are a bit out of whack. Front Page News is half the odds of this guy and Magnablaze was going away from that runner on the line last start at Ballarat. He should get a nice run in behind Front Page News and the blinkers going on might sharpen him up.

BALLARAT R2 #2 BLADNOCH $8.40

Now third up and out to the 1500m he can fight out the finish here. He used up a bit of extra gas last start when he would not settle early at the back and the pace was only even. The winner Dance Ready ended up bolting in but I thought this guy still worked home well and was strong through the line. The 3rd placed horse Tereras has since ran well again. With all due respect to the other runners I do not think there is any stars here and he gets 1kg off from last start to help.

BALLARAT R3 #2  CARNAMAH $9.60

I liked his jump-out at Ballarat back on the 15th of May. British Isle won the heat, but I thought this guy made good ground in the straight to be equal with Raktoff after the winning post. Raktoff is a decent galloper and has subsequently finished 5th in a benchmark 70, only beaten 0.7L. He will obviously improve over more distance, but this looks a good kick off point.

BALLARAT R6 #5 MISS HAYWORTH $4.00

She was only collared in the shadows of the post by Ameliaranne when running 2nd at Sale when resuming. Ameliaranne has franked the form since by winning again. She then looked impressive leading and kicking away to win in style last start. I expect her to go forward again and lead from the inside gate and prove hard to run down.

BALLARAT R8 #1 OUR WIND SPIRIT $4.20

Looked a talent when winning a couple in a row at his first Australian preparation. We know he handles the synthetic and if he is fit enough to fire first up, he should be in the finish.