Ben’s Best – 10th August 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.

PORT MAQUARIE R1 #8 MACHALI $5.00

Encouraging New South Wales debut when running 3rd behind Qadira Star. The race rated well on the clock for a maiden and this looks much easier. Next best #4 ANAMAGIC another Ex Victorian who has had many chances to breakthrough but finds a very winnable race.

PORT MAQUARIE R6 #3 PLUCK AND LUCKY $8.90

This mare usually trials well and puts in a good effort when first up from a spell. Last time she was first up she beat Pearl Roan by 2L, and that mare has since franked the form by winning fairly easily too. I think the no trial this time may be an advantage and she will have a nice burst of speed late whilst fresh.  

PAKENHAM R1 #5 FAIRY DELL $13.20

Was okay last start when finishing 4th behind Legend of Zorro. I think that galloper can measure up in some better races and the 2nd placed horse Wardy Boy has subsequently won. Will be fitter for the run after tackling the 1600m last time out.

PAKENHAM R2 #9 BEST VALUE MR RAIKKONEN  $11.00 #7 MAGNITA $24.50

Stable seem to be going well with their younger horses and this colt looks to have some ability. I liked his jump-out when he finished alongside Captain Corelli, that colt went very close to winning today at Bendigo. The jump-out also included a few that have won a race, including Zende and Rich and Rare. Currently looks great each way odds. I think the connections of Magnita must think she is going fairly well to send her around in a nice maiden in town at Moonee Valley. She may have not handled the heavy going and deserves another chance on the synthetic.

ROUGHIE

PAKENHAM R3 #10  GRINZINGER STRASSE $19.20

Looks way over the odds. Jumped out with Riddle Me That and also Barocha. Riddle Me That is a pretty handy horse and Barocha has subsequently jumped out well in good company.

PAKENHAM R4 #6 LYSANDRA  $6.10 ROUGHIE #16 RELIABLE SON $73.00

Lysandra took up the lead last start and went fairly fast in front. Can roll forward again from the inside barrier and be stronger late with the run under the belt over the 1400m. RELIABLE SON is a horse who I had a good opinion of early days but has been very disappointing. Resuming off a long spell and would not shock to see a good performance at big odds.

PAKENHAM R5 #5 LOVING GRACIE $4.60

Tough race because I think Kosowski and Groot are also above average. Sticking with this slightly raced mare though after her last start maiden win. I think the 2nd placed horse Innocent Gem will eventually win some races so the form should stack up.