Strathalbyn Preview & Best Bets – October 26
Our form expert provides Strathalbyn tips for today’s horse racing at Strathalbyn Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Strathalbyn Tips 26/10/2022
BEST BET 🏆
Race 1 No. 5 PIERRE DE LUNE – ($4.20)
Trainer Jake Stephens had PIERRE DE LUNE sparkling in a jump out here prior to resuming at Gawler. He looked the part in settling off the speed during that jump out to come away with the winner in Declared. That horse has since impressed in leading all the way to score at the races. Jumped well at Gawler when settling behind the speed set by Anjopin. The leader kicked to go all the way while Pierre De Lune will strip fitter for holding his own to the line. There’s not a lot of speed in this and he’s drawn nicely for Lachie Neindorf to show his intent in being handy throughout. Lachie will find the right part of the track and we’ll bank on Pierre De Lune ticking the wet track box into the straight.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 4 No. 4 BETTA EDDIE – ($5)
Todd Pannell can capitalise on his recent Gawler Cup success by sending BETTA EDDIE forward from an ideal draw. The consistent grey has only put in the one below par run this prep when finishing several lengths off Deevine at Gawler. Bounced back with an improved performance as he tried to take on the hot speed of subsequent winner Rock Hard. Those two were claimed late after carving at one another throughout. Team Magro and Bush have immediately removed the blinkers for a softer option in that of winkers. Southpaw Pannell takes over from apprentice Ellis Wong who attempted to pull the whip through to the left. Should find a good comfort zone handy to the speed and get into the right part of the track.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 3 No. 5 THE SNOW BURNER – ($10)
We backed THE SNOW BURNER first-up this prep on a heavy track at Bordertown. We cited that while the horse will need further in time, his nice low action may see him handle affected tracks. He got through the conditions that day to get home late and miss the placings. We jumped back on board as he drifted badly in the market to land his maiden win on a deep track at Gawler. Settled outside the leader at his most recent attempt when out to 1800 metres in Murray Bridge. Alana Kelly sent him to the front soon after straightening on a track that can test those on the pace. Thought he was brave behind the winner Pitrain and gets Jeff Maund back on for the tighter Strathalbyn circuit.