Pakenham Preview & Best Bets – Thursday March 16

Pakenham Preview & Best Bets


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


Pakenham Tips 16/3/2023


Race 2 No. 4  MISS ROSEIANO- ($3)

This might be one for MISS ROSEIANO to chalk up her first win since claiming a Blue Diamond Preview (1000m) as a youngster. The three-year-old raced in harder company than this early on at her last preparation and was close up in a couple of runs over the 1000m before tapering off at Group 3 level down the Flemington straight. The daughter of Exceed And Excel has gone faster than standard benchmark in all of her eight career runs and races away from the city for the first time. Blinkers come off and she draws well in barrier 3, while the 3kg claim for Tianni Chapman gets her down to a winnable weight. The apprentice hoop strikes at more than 20% for the stable, providing a 53% profit on turnover. 



Race 8 No. 5  HILLCREST MOSES – ($5.50)

HILLCREST MOSES shapes as a solid player in the final race of the evening at Pakenham. The Matt Laurie-trained galloper has placed in two of his past three and stepped out over the 1200m here on March 2, running home well to finish 3rd behind Our Goddess. He was held up at the top of the straight before producing the fastest last 400m and 200m to go 1.7 lengths slower than standard, which is more than three lengths better than the next best last start figure of any runner. He is likely to settle back in this but the step to the 1400m suits and with even luck in the run the son of Moshe can get the job done.