Bendigo Preview & Best Bets – 13/04/2024

Bendigo Preview & Best Bets

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

Bendigo Tips 13/04/2024

BEST BET 🏆   

Race 8 No. 8 ROLL ON HIGH- ($3.35) 

Best bet comes up in the Bendigo Guineas and it is ROLL ON HIGH that should be hard to beat in the $200,000 race for the three-year-olds. The filly from the Peter Moody and Katherine Coleman yard has had two runs this time in for a 6th when resuming in the Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m) when she was posted wide before producing the fastest 400m-200m split before the lack of early tempo counted against at the business end. At her most recent start, the daughter of Shamus Award tackled the 1600m in the Sunline Stakes at Moonee Valley, running 4th behind Eternal Flame, who is a live chance in the Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) at Randwick. The daughter of Shamus Award will get back from the draw but should get her chance with the long straight at Bendigo with wide barriers not always a disadvantage. 

   

 

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Race 5 No.2 SHESALLSHENANIGANS- ($7) 

SHESALLSHENANIGANS can improve off a first up effort that saw her place 6th behind the gun galloper, Estriella, is the Sunlight Stakes (1100m) at Flemington on March 30. The Simon Zahra-trained galloper settled handy that day before fading late in the piece but I expect that form to hold up with the daughter of Toronado going 8.5 lengths faster than standard, which is the best last start figure of any runner. Second up at her last preparation, she improved two lengths on figures to score at Flemington in the Listed Cap D’antibes (1100m). She is unbeaten in two runs at Bendigo and has the speed to find a spot up front from barrier 8 with Dean Yendall to ride. 

  

 

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Race 7 No. 10 LADY JONES- ($5.50) 

LADY JONES can go close in the Bendigo Gold Bracelet for the mares. The four-year-old resumed at Caulfield on March 16 and attracted plenty of late support in the betting before settling back and working home strongly to fill the exacta behind Waltz On By, going a healthy 11.8 lengths faster than standard benchmark. She gets out to the 1400m and was a second up winner at Sale over that distance at her last preparation before performing well in a $500,000 race at Flemington and in the Summoned Stakes (1600m) behind Revolutionary Miss at Caulfield. Look for her to settle handy from the draw and be in the thick of the action at the business end. 

  

 

BEST VALUE 💰   

Race 9 No. 16 EUPHORIC – ($7) 

Keen on EUPHORIC in the Golden Mile. The Greg Eurell-trained galloper resumed at Flemington on March 30 and settled back in the field of 15 before producing the fastest last 200m to place 5th. The four-year-old went 9.5 lengths faster than standard benchmark, which is the second best last start figure of any runner in this race. Second up at his last preparation, the son of Sebring improved 7.5 lengths on figures when going from a Geelong win to a narrow runner-up at Flemington. He is likely to get back but should enjoy a nice cart into the race and can run over the top of them late.