Strathalbyn Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 22
Our form expert provides Strathalbyn tips for today’s horse racing at Strathalbyn Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Strathalbyn Tips 22/03/2023
BEST BET 🏆
Race 4 No. 7 CALL ME AL – ($3.90)
Gordon Richards & Damien Moyle brought in the gear changes of Blinkers off with a crossover noseband before sending following an indifferent first-up run. Stable apprentice Lachlan Neindorf gave him a fair dinkum trial with those changes with Call Me Al responding to the positive tactics. Those two led the trial with one on their outside before coming clear under riding in the straight. Wasn’t the best away in what looked a good maiden on paper here last start. Neindorf hunted Call Me Al into a position behind the speed then had nowhere to go on straightening. Call Me Al showed maturity to take the tight run back to the inside when the race was over. There appears to be no real speed or pressure engaged hee which should see Neindorf gaining a sweet run throughout.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 3 No. 1 BENZ BARON – ($7)
Victoria can extend their lead in the National Apprentice Race Series as Tianni Chapman pilot’s BENZ BARON over the 1350 metres. Benz Baron has won two of his last five, including a strong run 1400m at Murray Bridge two starts ago. The leaders ran along to string the field out as Ryan Hurdle stalked Kayla Crowther on Rubble into the straight. Those two horses were always going to figure into the finish, and it was Benz Baron who gained the upper hand. We’ll have to forget he went around last start and perhaps Chapman may settle a little closer in the small field on Wednesday.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 9 No. 6 SAND CAT – ($9)
The horse who races well at the track while bringing good form is Racingbase SA favourite SAND CAT. She’s been a marvel for local trainer Emma Hubbard who recently produced the 10yo mare to another win shortly after her 100th race start. Sand Cat had tracked wide without cover at Kingscote before improving into the straight. Sand Cat stuck her nose out where it counted to score in a blanket finish. She ran well again on the back-up while perhaps not being suited by the leader keeping up a strong gallop. Thought we lasted for the photo with her latest effort at Clare, and the price available has us following Sand Cat once again.