Pakenham Preview & Best Bets – Thursday February 23

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 23/2/2023


Race 4 No. 1 ATLANTIS TYCOON – ($3.20)

ATLANTIS TYCOON can go one spot better than a first up effort that saw him finish runner-up behind Gold Revolver over the 1100m at Flemington on January 20. The Danny O’Brien-trained galloper settled back in the field that day before producing the fastest last 400m and 200m. The winner out of that has since scored again and he should be open to improvement up to the 1200m and second up. Damien Thornton rides and the pair won’t be too far away in the run from barrier 7.



Race 1 No. 5 JESSUP – ($3.20)

The opener is a Maiden over the 1200m and JESSUP can can finally register a win. The Grahame Begg-trained galloper has placed in all three of his career starts and was unlucky two starts ago at Geelong before stepping out at the track and trip on February 2, filling the exacta behind Dodi. He settled handy that day and was just outclassed over the last 100m. The son of Epaulette went 0.2 lengths faster than standard and is the only horse in this race to venture into the positive territory. He should take some beating. 



Race 7 No. 2 WILLIAM THOMAS – ($10)

WILLIAM THOMAS can go close back in this grade. The veteran has been mixing it with some handy types in Saturday racing for a few runs now and wasn’t far away at Listed level three starts ago before running 3rd in a BenchMark 84 over the 1400m at Sandown. At his most recent start he flashed home from well back for 6th behind Here To Shock over the 1400m at that track. He just needs an even tempo here and should get that with My Mate Sonny, Skiddaw, Deep Speed and Rhinoceros among a group that like to go forward.