Ben’s Best – 23rd 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.

HAWKESBURY R2 #2  GALLANT RUN $15.00

He should be rock hard fit now, contesting his sixth race this time in. Last start at Hawkesbury he was narrowly defeated in a blanket finish but was still strong through the line to suggest a step up in distance should not be an issue. He seems to be finding a few better each time he goes around but looks decent eachway odds again. Next best #4 Bride of Vengeance and #9 Easy Campese have shown glimpse of ability at the trials.

HAWKESBURY R3 #3  PAPRENA $7.80

Interesting race with a big go on first starter Titan of Industry, looks like someone knows something. I am giving another chance to ex-Victorian Paprena who was formally in the care of the Price and Kent Jnr camp. She had caught the eye in a few jump-outs before her debut and was well supported in the market to suggest she would run well. She can be forgiven for the disappointing debut; she was passed fit by the Vet pre-race but was then found to be lame in the off foreleg. Next best #6 Fight for Love has been disappointing, but improvement would not shock.    

HAWKESBURY R4  #6  MOCIAL CHIEF $15.20

This two-year-old colt did not get the clearest of paths when on debut at Canterbury. He was equal last on the turn but ran on well to finish 4th behind Untamed. That galloper has since franked the form by running 2nd in a group 3 race and winning a listed class race. He resumes here after recently going around in a trial with open class gallopers, finishing alongside Happy Candy who has won a race and finishing in front of Your Witness who has won five.

HAWKESBURY R5 #4  DERBARI $5.30

I am giving this son of Dundeel another chance after the disappointing run last start. There does not look a great amount of speed on paper, so he can settle in a forward position and he looked strong through the line in a recent trial. He also drops in grade here from a benchmark 70 to a 64.

BALLARAT R1 #2 BROTHER BOOMER $13.20

Eachway bet. The ones having their first start have come up well found in the market but have not blown me away in their trackwork. This gelding has had a few excuses at his past two starts, losing a plate and then most recently having lacerations. He looks to travel well enough on the synthetic at the jump-outs and most recently finished in front of Ceffyl Mor who was narrowly beaten yesterday at Swan Hill.  

BALLARAT R4 #5 SELFIE ROAD  $16.40   #6 SIZZLING NYMPH $13.20

Just think the two-year-old has come up pretty short and would rather have a few dollars eachway on these two. Forget Selfie Road went around at Ararat, she had no luck in the straight and was held up. The following run at Horsham was full of merit, after leading by a big margin she still hung on for 4th and looked strong through the line. SIZZLING NYMPH is an ex P Payne galloper who has looked to travel well enough on the synthetic in a jump-out. Only a three-year-old and could have improved during the break.