We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Pakenham that features nine quality betting races.
It’s Pakenham Cup day on Saturday and we have our best value bets for every race on the card.
Pakenham Cup Day horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:50) John Duff & Co BM70 (1000m)
#1 – Miss Divine Em – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Patrick Payne-trained filly is shooting for four consecutive wins and she is worth backing in the opener.
She capped off her winning streak last preparation with a win at Moonee Valley, which came against a smart field.
The big weight doesn’t help but she has upside.
Race 2. (13:25) Fulmen Park BM78 (1000m)
#8 – Meteorite – Bet @ Sportsbet
Meteorite was beaten in a four-horse field last start but punters should overlook his chances.
The McEvoy-trained gelding is better suited to a big field and his form earlier this season would take him close.
He is a speedy customer that demands attention.
Race 3. (14:00) Iron Jack Australia Lagers BM78 (2000m)
#3 – Southern Rock – Bet @ Sportsbet
Southern Rock needed a drop in class and although beaten at Dunkeld last start, the imported runner needed the fitness.
The son of New Approach hasn’t shown his best since arriving in Australia, but given his experience in the top grades, that should bode well.
Punters could get each-way odds for this race.
Race 4. (14:35) Superior Food Services BM70 (1600m)
#8 – Capodanno – Bet @ Sportsbet
The former New Zealand five-year-old hasn’t done much wrong since arriving in Australia and he’s worth sticking with.
He finished third at Bendigo fresh up before rising in distance and running third at Mornington. Both runs had merit and he is unbeaten in all three starts at this distance.
He is talented at best and worth following this season.
Race 5. (15:15) Schweppes David Bourke Handicap (1600m)
#4 – Shot Of Irish – Bet @ Sportsbet
The six-year-old gelding has mixed form this season but he is dangerous at best and this isn’t a strong field.
He is a nine-time winner that has yet to race at Pakenham, but he loves this distance with two wins and multiple placings.
Getting 1.5kg off his back is ideal and we’re confident of a tidy effort.
Race 6. (15:55) Hanson Handicap (1200m)
#8 – Hi Stranger – Bet @ Sportsbet
Hi Stranger is coming off a terrific effort for second behind Excess Funds and that form should hold up nicely.
The four-year-old looked good prior to that when winning at Bendigo, so he shouldn’t be overlooked in this grade.
Punters typically get value odds for Hi Stranger.
Race 7. (16:35) Sportsbet Pakenham Cup (2500m)
#7 – Knight’s Order @ $4.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Knight’s Order is an imported runner that made a big impression when leading throughout at Randwick two starts back.
He followed that up with a fourth at Flemington behind Sin To Win, which should be a good form guide going forward.
Drawing barrier two will allow him to find the front with ease and $4.20 is a value price.
Race 8. (17:15) Tac Vobis Gold Bullion (1400m)
#5 – The Astrologist – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Astrologist hasn’t had much luck at his last two starts, which included a second placing at Flemington and Ballarat.
He could have easily won both of those starts, which would have made it three consecutive wins for the four-year-old.
Craig Williams retains the ride and that adds to his appeal.
Race 9. (17:50) Cliffo’s Nose Operation BM78 (1400m)
#10 – Hasstobegood – Bet @ Sportsbet
Hasstobegood is a former New Zealand runner that has potential and not everything has gone her way to date.
She had to do too much work last start at Sandown, which left her with nothing in the tank over the concluding stages.
Her run prior at Cranbourne is a much better form guide, so go with that.
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