There aren’t many night meetings left this season but Pakenham returns for a quality eight-race card this Wednesday.
There’s good value on offer and we have free tips and form for every race.
Packenham free tips & form
Race 1. (18:00) Racing.com Plate (1200m)
#2 – Gas Man – Bet Now
Knocking on the door after two placings from five starts and it went close at Wangaratta last time out.
The son of Ilovethiscity has been patiently handled by Ben Brisbourne and although he’s not going to mature into an open class type, he could break maiden grades here.
Drawn well and Lewis German takes some weight off his back.
Race 2. (18:30) H & C Maiden (1200m)
#4 – Rip City – Bet Now
Had some betting support on debut when running fifth at Pakenham and he could have matured nicely since.
That run came in November and the three-year-old gelding could offer punters with some good odds in a fresh state.
Tricky contest with no clear favourite so go with the value runner.
Race 3. (19:00) Spendthrift Yearlings Maiden (1400m)
#9 – Whitemore – Bet Now
Looms as a winning chance here after three consecutive second placings. The latest came at Cranbourne when he ran a half-length behind the winner.
He has run some solid races throughout his career and with seven placings from 15 starts, Whitemore has been around the mark for a long time.
Ethan Brown takes some much-needed weight off his back and he’s right in the mix again.
Race 4. (19:30) XXXX Gold BM70 (1400m)
#2 – Our Sea Goddess – Bet Now
Taking a couple of runs to get back into form this campaign but she showed plenty of ability last time in work.
The four-year-old mare is a winner of three from nine starts and she scored consecutive wins at Geelong and Moonee Valley last time in work. The Moonee Valley run was particularly good and that should hold her in good stead for this.
Meets a small field here and that only strengthens her chances.
Race 5. (20:00) Van Steensel Timbers BM64 (1400m)
#7 – De Little Sister – Bet Now
Hasn’t quite shown her best form this season but she’s a talented filly which should rise through the grades.
Pat Carey lines up the three-year-old which ran third at Mornington two back and then ran third at Pakenham last week. She’s on the quick back up, which could help her chances.
She finished only a long neck away from the winner last start and she won’t need to improve much to take this out.
Race 6. (20:30) Shanks Electrical BM70 (1200m)
#5 – Northeast Duke – Bet Now
It’s never easy to win three races on the bounce but Northeast Duke is going for three consecutive wins at Pakenham.
The four-year-old son of Helmut scored by just under two lengths last start and that kind of form should see him going close again here.
Trainer Greg Eurell has it running along nicely and despite facing a better field here, the small field of only seven runners should see him kick strongly.
Race 7. (21:00) Superior Foods Services BM70 (1600m)
#5 – Thoughtful Harmony – Bet Now
Peter Gelagotis lines up the four-year-old mare which is going for her fourth consecutive win.
She’s a nicely-bred runner by So You Think, which kicked off her winning streak at Moe last November and has recorded wins at Moe and Sale since.
Her most recent win came in this grade by three lengths and that bodes well for another quality effort here.
Bookmakers will likely offer short odds.
Race 8. (21:30) Sportsbet BM64 (1600m)
#5 – Bill The Bee – Bet Now
The three-year-old gelding has made a positive start to his career by winning one and placing in two from five starts.
His most recent start was a win at Ballarat and that came by over two lengths as the odds-on favourite. Punters are likely to get better odds here.
Mike Moroney’s stable is firing and he could line up another winner.