Pakenham Preview & Best Bets – Thursday April 6
Our form expert provides Pakenham tips for today’s horse racing at Pakenham Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Pakenham Tips 6/4/2023
BEST BET 🏆 (WIN)
Race 4 No. 2 PARABELLUM- ($2.80)
PARABELLUM should be hard to beat in Race 4. The Maher/Eustace galloper made her debut at Sandown on March 8 over the 1400m and copped an early check before settling last in the field of five. She did all the chasing and produced the fastest last 200m to finish within three lengths of the winner. The daughter of Reliable Man went 2.1 lengths faster than standard, suggesting a win should be coming up very soon.
NEXT BEST 🥈 (WIN)
Race 8 No.3 SEEKING GLORY- ($4.40)
RAKOMELO can chalk up another win when he steps out in Race 8. The Godolphin galloper scored when resuming over the 1200m at Kembla Grange and has been close up at his past two. He last stepped out at Sandown over the 1300m on March 15 and settled handy before going down late to Ice Pick Nick, placing 3rd. The son of Lonhro went a healthy 7.7 lengths faster than standard benchmark in that race and this looks easier.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 2 No. 1 BLACK ALLOVER- ($6)
Solid debut performance by BLACK ALLOVER and the four-year-old can go one spot better after filling the exacta behind Theycallmebruce at Geelong on March 18 over the 1121m. He settled just worse than midfield in the seven-horse field that day and was held up as they cornered before producing the second fastest last 200m to go 2.2 lengths slower than standard benchmark, which is four lengths above the class average and the best last start figure of any runner in this race. With improvement to come at his second start, the son of Rock Hero can take this out.
BEST VALUE 💰(EACH-WAY)
Race 6 No. 3 PHOENIX GLOBAL – ($10)
PHOENIX GLOBAL can be an improver in Race 6 of the day at Pakenham. The seven-year-old resumed at Sandown on March 15 and settled three deep before sticking on well to finish 5th behind Ice Pick Nick, going down less than two lengths. He went a healthy 7.4 lengths faster than standard benchmark. At his second run last time, the son of All Too Hard improved more than six lengths on benchmark figures to score at Geelong. Look for him to settle handy and stay in this for a long way.