Thursday night racing from Pakenham sees our team keen to land an each-way bet at double-figure odds.
The best of the night comes up early in the card with a miler poised to run a big race second-up into his campaign.
pakenham race 2
#10 our shinko
Our Shinko is becoming detrimental to the betting accounts of many punters, but this could very well be her night.
She has been building towards a strong effort to break her maiden status and was luckless at the Pakenham 1200-metre circuit last start.
There are a lot of horses, including her, in this race, that have plenty of convictions alongside their names, but think she can put past grievances behind her to score here.
Should get the right run on the speed from barrier six and should also have plenty of galloping room heading into the home straight.
Suggested Bet: Our Shinko each-way at $5 the win and $1.80 the place.
Suggested Exotic: Boxed Trifecta – 6, 9, 10
pakenham race 6
#8 from pantherland
Having a play at From Pantherland based on the likely race tactics from the connections.
He is a horse who looks to be best served when he is allowed to roll without being held up or hindered.
The 1000-metre and 1200-metre race he has found himself in at his first two runs back have been way too sharp for him.
Getting up to 1400 metres and drawing an inside barrier, we fully expect jockey Ethan Brown to utilise his draw, probe through and either find the lead or take the sit one back the inside.
Seems over the odds based on where we predict he maps in the run. .
Suggested Bet: From Pantherland each-way at $8.5 the win and $2.60 the place.
Suggested Exotic: Quinella 4 & 8
pakenham race 7
#9 be miss luchy
In a very even race, Be Miss Luchy is the one to be with.
She raced at Yarra Valley last weekend in BM-64 and acquitted herself well despite being sent out a $101 chance.
The seven-year-old mare finished sixth of 10 runners and now takes the step down to BM-58 grade, which is much more suitable.
Barrier one should means she gets the trailing run behind the leaders to conserve all her energy and let down with a sprint late in the race.
Suggested Bet: Be Miss Luchy win at $5
Pakenham Race 8
Maui knows this Pakenham track better than any.
The four-year-old gelding has had three starts here for two wins and is ready to fire second-up from his spell.
He resumed over 1200 metres at Sale and went around a $10 when he was clearly not wound up to run a strong race.
It was a good fitness run to get him ready for this sharp rise to 1200 metres with six weeks in between runs.
That might deter some punters, but Philip Stokes has given him a solid 1000-metre jump out in between runs to keep his fitness levels as an adequate range.
Should get the perfect run on the speed from an inside draw and will be hard to run down.
Suggested Bet: Maui win at $4