Ben’s Best – 22nd 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.

NEWCASTLE R1 #4  SHAMUS DREAM $6.70

Recent trial was okay at Warwick Farm. Worked through the line nicely under own steam.

NEWCASTLE R3 #3  NO COMPLAINTS $2.95

Looks very hard to beat. A bit one paced so will be suited getting out in distance again and was ridden a bit quiet last time out.

NEWCASTLE R4 #1 ABSOLUTE LEGEND $3.65

Was looking like a smart one at the trials, through my eyes. Then was heavily backed on debut but could only manage 2nd after being collared by one that had a softer run out the back. Given a bit of time to improve since the debut. #4  CANADIAN SPICE is a filly I have always liked. She had no luck first up stuck four wide with no cover at one stage. Including in exotics. #2 DESTACADO Ex Victorian who can run a place. #6 SHOCK ZONE looks way over the odds, he recently trialled with Aim and looked to move well and was untested. Include #3 O’Mudgee if playing the Tri and F4’s.

NEWCASTLE R5 #12 WAAFIYA $5.30

A bit disappointing last time out Canberra when a red-hot fav but if she produced the effort when she finished alongside Tiny, she would be competitive here. Very small saver on #14 Pocket Missile.

NEWCASTLE R6 #15 FREETHINKER $18.80

Finished behind a subsequent listed winner on debut. Blinkers go on and could improve on a dry deck.

WANGARATTA R1 #6 CLEAN HANDS $9.70

Was strong through the line on debut when running 5th behind Shotmaker. Extra distance a big tick.

WANGARATTA R2 #10 MR RAIKKONEN $3.30

Possibly the best bet of the day. Was jumping out well before the debut and another one that hit the line well, suggesting a step up in distance looks ideal.

WANGARRATTA R3 #2  BOMBER’S KISS $6.70

Recent jump-out was against Rainbow Thief, Paradee and Seberate and did not look out of place. Nice each way odds.

WANGARRATTA  R4 #14  SAPEIRO $3.60  #18   SHOOT ‘N’ RUN $13.80

Contested a nice race on debut at Bendigo when running 3rd. Since been back to the jump-outs and travelled very well. Tongue tie on. SHOOT ‘N’ RUN looks to have improved since the debut. She recently travelled well in a jump-out that included Raven’s Blaze. Include #8,11,12 in wide exotics.

RANDWICK R2 #14  IT’S ME  $4.30 #15  PINNACLE PRINCE $3.55

Both very impressive when winning on debut. Both caught the eye at the trials leading into those wins and will win plenty more races. Both have a lot of upside and no weight on their backs.

RANDWICK R6 YAMAZAKI $13.20

Not my usual go backing these gallopers with that much exposed form but has looked very strong late in recent trials. Really motoring through the line after the winning post, which I love to see.

THE VALLEY R3  ROUGHIE #4 TARCOOLA DIVA  $16.60  #7  CLEAN MACHINE $4.80

Tough ask for Tarcoola Diva but I think she can roll forward and give them something to catch. Returned with a recent jump-out win, beating the impressive debut winner Mozzie Monster. #7 CLEAN MACHINE not beaten far both runs this preparation. Might have a fitness edge on a few.

THE VALLEY R8  #5  BONS AWAY  $6.40 #10  BROOKLYN HUSTLE $2.70

Might be a bit hard to get a dollar out of the race but Bons Away recently jumped out under a hold alongside Jungle Edge and should run a big race fresh. BROOKLYN HUSTLE looks a star and could not have been more impressive winning first up. Exciting race.