Balaklava Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday August 10

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Our form expert provides Balaklava tips for today’s horse racing at Balaklava Racecourse and gives his best bets.   


Balaklava Tips 10/08/2022   


Race 1 No. 5 STAY AT HOME – ($2.70)

Barend Vorster took over from the apprentice rider as STAY AT HOME had his second-up run over 1200 metres at Gawler. They’ve found a nice spot just forward of midfield with cover off a good speed. Those in front were good enough to keep running as Stay At Home was left when they sprinted. Vorster kept his work up to the horse who responded by grinding home from out wide. Gave the impression of a horse wanting further and he was doing his best work late once again here at Balaklava. Steps up to the mile from that latest effort over 1400 metres and shapes as the obvious choice for punters..



Race 3 No. 13 PRETENTIOUS LASS – ($3.20)

Strathalbyn trainer Greg Lesnikowski has a few horses worth keeping an eye on in his stable, and PRETENTIOUS LASS is one of them. She put in an impressive trial at Murray Bridge where she won her heat by three lengths prior to catching the eye on debut. Jason Holder allowed her to find her feet towards the rear of the strung-out field as the pace was on in front. He pulled Pretentious Lass as the widest runner on straightening, and she continued powerfully to the line to fill a minor. Lesnikowski begins the new season training in partnership with Ryan Hannemann with a big watch on their boutique stable.



Race 7 No. 5 SEBAGO – ($12)

Andrew Beswick had SEBAGO go around for his first South Australian race start over an unsuitable 1100 metres off a six-week let-up. Paul Gatt allowed the big striding gelding to lob out the back early as the leader Sanbuck poured some pace on up front. While that horse kicked hard along the plastic to go all-the-way, Sebago moved threateningly around them on turning. Moved impressively through the middle to latter stages of the race before knocking-up into the straight. Raced in restricted galloping room since over 1200 metres at Murray Bridge. Caught the eye late after becoming buffeted during the run and should appreciate the extra trip.