Pakenham Preview & Best Bets – Thursday July 28

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Pakenham Tips 28/07/2022


Race 3 No. 5 SIR PHOENIX – ($3.80)

Keen on SIR PHOENIX back on a Synthetic track. The Matt Cumani galloper didn’t go when resuming on the Heavy at Ballarat on July 10, finishing 5th behind Mathew but has placed in all three career runs on Synthetic tracks and we can expect to see improvement from the three-year-old. Those three runs came a year ago and he went 4.4 lengths slower than standard in two of those, including one at the track and trip. Only one runner in this race has produced a superior career figure. Blaike McDougall rides and the pair should settle handy from barrier 6. 



Race 5 No. 7 ASTERN VILLA – ($7)

ASTERN VILLA should find this easier than recent runs. The Shan Nichols-trained galloper was a winner on the Pakenham Synthetic three starts ago and was ok on the Heavy at Sandwon before battling after experiencing a tough time in transit in the Silver Bowl Series Final (1600m) at Flemington on July 2. He drops sharply in grade from that race and we can take comfort out of the fact that he did it in style at the track and trip before his city runs. Beau Mertens rides and the son of Astern can bounce back.