Mindarie-Halidon Preview & Best Bets – 17/09/23
Our form expert provides Mindarie-Halidon tips for today’s horse racing at Mindarie-Halidon Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 4 No. 1 ANJOPIN ($4.45)
The Cadgee Park team of Sue & Jason Jaensch brought ANJOPIN to Mindarie-Halidon Racecourse first-up last prep. This was the prep that Anjopin announced himself as a city-class racehorse and he will benefit from his first look at the track. He came in without a public trial to find an early lead off the inside over this trip. Anjopin was set upon about a furlong later as it appeared that riders were keen to get their horses up onto the speed. Anjopin shook off the challengers on straightening before having to deal with the late challenge of the winner who had watched it all unfold. Anjopin went under by a slender margin before going onto better things that prep.
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Race 6 No. 2 AMMO AMOR ($5)
We had #SABlackbookers horse Prince Jofra backing-up from the week prior and the punters hadn’t missed him. He looked the right horse off the perceived race-map, and that’s how the race worked out. The horse we were most wary of was a last start winner in AMMO AMOR. Things did look awkward for him prior to the race and Anna Jordjso found some cover whilst travelling back in the small field. She rode for the percentages on straightening, only to have the outside horse lay back in on her. Anna then shifted off heels with Ammo Amor who got home when the race was over. Should be enough pace here to allow Stacey Metcalfe to bring Ammo Amor with momentum over the top of them late.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 2 No. 8 SANTASTICO ($7.50)
Murray Bridge trainer Matthew Seyers will be looking for consistency from SANTASTICO this prep. Showed promise on debut when leading them up in a metro race at Gawler over 1100m before finishing third. Seyers tipped Santastico out following the run and the horse was okay behind Kalasec when racing second-up over 1000 metres. Didn’t really live up to that early promise with Seyers giving him more time off since. Santastico looked to travel kindly on the speed during a recent trial in a good field. Did have to put up with one laying in on top of him for most of the straight. Drawn poorly for resumption though is a genuine each-way bet if he brings his best.