Saturday Racing Multibet March 28
- 4 runners to combine into a multibet
Racing is at Rosehill on Saturday March 28 for the running of the Tancred Stakes (2400m) and the Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m), while in Victoria, the action heads to Bendigo.
We have combined our best bets from the meetings into a four-leg multi that pays $612 for a $10 investment at Sportsbet.
Bendigo Race 1 – 12:15PM Alan “Simmo” Simpson Tribute BM84 Hcp (2400 METRES)
We look no further than Race 1 of the day and GRAND PROMENADE can continue his rich vein of form. The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained galloper comes into this on the back of four wins on the trot and last stepped out at Caulfield in the Grand Handicap Classic (2400m) on All Star Mile day. In that race, he did plenty of work in the early stages before settling outside the leader and he was taken on in the straight before fighting on strongly to score ahead of Reflect The Stars. He takes on some promising types here in the form of Budd Fox and No Commitment but the race might pan out for him again, as he should be able to cross from the wide draw, while we know he will be strong at the end of the race, particularly if the tempo isn’t too solid up in front. A firmer in early betting, the son of Champs Elysees will be ridden by John Allen and he looks to be the one.
Rosehill Race 6 – 3:50PM KIA TANCRED STAKES (2400 METRES)
The Tancred Stakes is one of two Group 1 races at Rosehill on Saturday and VERRY ELLEEGANT looks to be one of the better bets on the programme. The Chris Waller mare is one of the better horses in Australia at the 2000m and above distance range and won on this day last year, taking out the Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) as a three-year-old before claiming the Australian Oaks (2400m) at Randwick. Her recent form is very solid for this, finishing runner-up in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) behind Te Akau Shark two starts ago, before just missing out behind the imported galloper, Addeybb in the Ranvet Stakes (2000m) last week. That pair spaced their rivals and were five lengths ahead of the 3rd placegetter Avilius. The quick back up holds no concerns and a number of recent winners of this race have followed the Ranvet path, including Avilius last year. The $2.40 on offer has been quickly scooped up and it will be no surprise to see her starting odds-on. She is a key banker for the day.
Rosehill Race 7 – 4:30PM VINERY STUD STAKES (2000 METRES)
The Vinery Stud Stakes is one of two Group 1 races at Rosehill on Saturday and Funstar and Probabeel are all the rage in early markets after providing the exacta in the recent Phar Lap Stakes (1500m). But the step up to the 2000m has always provided a few upsets over the years in this race and I wouldn’t be discounting the group that come out of the recent Kembla Grange Classic (2000m). In that lead up, SUBPOENEAD was the unlucky runner and really caught the eye in the dying stages, running on for a narrow 5th behind Asiago. The Chris Waller-trained galloper settled last in the field of 15 in the three-wide trail and rocketed home late, producing the best closing sectionals of the day. That has been a hallmark of some of her runs and she closed off very well over the 1400m prior to that at Rosehill. She looks like she has been screaming out for the 2000m and she has been steady in the early betting at around the $12 mark.
Bendigo Race 8 – 4:50PM bet365 Protest Promise Golden Mile (1600 METRES)
The Golden Mile is one of the key races at Bendigo on Saturday and one to consider at the each-way quote is SIKANDARABAD. The Hayes and Dabernig trained galloper has had one run this preparation and battled into 9th position in the March Stakes (1400m) behind Wild Planet at Flemington but can be excused as he never really looked comfortable on the Soft track that day. The stable have opted to put the blinkers back on the seven-year-old, who has been a second up improver back in previous campaign. This time just over a year ago, he stepped up from the 1400m to the 1600m and nearly claimed the Carlyon Cup (1600m) when he only went down in the last 50m of the race to Avilius, while in the spring, he was competitive in the Feehan Stakes (1600m) behind Homesman. He has drawn wide here but the likes of Gailo Chop and Iconoclasm should push forward and string them out. Look for him to be doing his best work late in the race.