EXPERT RACING TIPS: BENDIGO

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BENDIGO | VICTORIAN RACING TIPS | 18 MAY 2022

Rail: +8m Entire | Track Condition: Soft6

Expecting an even track with all runners getting their chance dependent on individual race pace.

BEST BACK OF THE DAY: Race 4 | #5 Parisian Dancer

Very keen on the talented Archie Alexander mare resuming this preparation, has produced superior ratings to any other runner in the race and maps to get a soft run in behind the speed from barrier 5.

BEST LAY OF THE DAY: Race 3 | #8 Surething to Win < $3.20

Comes into this race off two tough heavy track runs and in the latest start was plain through the line, feel the filly will be vulnerable out to 1600m.


Race 1 | VIC Racing Tips | Key Runners 

3. Dashing
12. Flying Emmy
1. Atlantis Tycoon
8. One Out

Betting Strategy

Low confidence race to kick off the meeting with a majority of the 2YOs on debut, will prove to be a strong form race moving forward.


Race 2VIC Racing Tips | Key Runners 

1. Andai Steppes
6. Vadaboy
7. Bantamweight
5. Star Stock

Betting Strategy

BACK (WIN) – Andai Steppes

Appeals at the current exchange price at $4.50+ over the 2600m, finds the front in a race that lacks early tempo and able to dictate the pace to suit.


Race 3VIC Racing Tips | Key Runners 

6. Surething To Win
1. Calvi
8. Zounile
3. Electric Lady

Betting Strategy

LAY (WIN)- Surething To Win (Up to $3.20)

Comes into this race off two tough heavy track runs and in the latest start was plain through the line, feel the filly will be vulnerable out to 1600m.


Race 4VIC Racing Tips | Key Runners & Expert Tips

5. Parisian Dancer
1. Heljami
7. Pres De Toi
6. Prince Of Rome

Betting Strategy

BACK (WIN) – Parisian Dancer

Very keen on the talented Archie Alexander mare resuming this preparation, has produced superior ratings to any other runner in the race and maps to get a soft run in behind the speed from barrier 5.


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Race 5 | VIC Racing Tips | Key Runners 

4. Outback Action
5. California Surreal
9. In Her Stride
6. Dalroshio

Betting Strategy

BACK (WIN) – Outback Action at $2.00+ 

Lightly raced gelding that was super impressive leading all the way last start winning by 6 lengths in quick time, as the speed to lead and prove very tough to run down.


Race 6VIC Racing Tips | Key Runners 

1. Frostin
5. Foturi
4. Mio Capo
8. Rebellious Belle

Betting Strategy

Low confidence race to suggest a betting play with nothing splitting the top 6 in the market, other races appeal as betting propositions.


Race 7VIC Racing Tips | Key Runners 

10. Puckapunyal
11. Comte
7. Hes Exclusive
8. Pal Doro

Betting Strategy

BACK (WIN) – Puckapunyal 

Very good win last start over 1400m at Warrnambool leading throughout running right through the line, at peak fitness now and on a track that will suit those on the speed the mare will prove very tough to get past staying at 1400m.


Race 8 | VIC Racing Tips | Key Runners 

11. Exalted Crown
6. Hopkins
16. Shalaga
9. Fabalot

Betting Strategy

Very low confidence race to suggest a betting play with many in the field having the required form to be in the finish over the 2000m.

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BENDIGO RACECOURSE

Bendigo Racecourse was first established in 1858 and is situated approximately 150 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD. It has established a reputation as “the nursery of champions”, with several revered racehorses – including seven-time Group 1 winner Better Loosen Up and the 2009 Melbourne Cup hero Shocking – having broken their maiden at the picturesque track. From maidens to feature races, our punting experts bring you their Bendigo tips across all meetings.

KEY EVENTS

The $400,000 Bendigo Cup, held each October over a distance of 2400m, has traditionally been considered a lead-up race to the Melbourne Cup. The Group 3 contest has been won in the past by several international raiders including Francis of Assisi (2016) and Qewy (2017), both owned by Godolphin and trained in the UK by Charlie Appleby. Horses have also used it for other races during the Melbourne Cup Carnival, such as the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Golden Mile Raceday is also a key fixture on the club calendar, head to the Betfair Hub for Bendigo best bets throughout the year.      

TRACK PROFILE

In 1998, the entire track was reconstructed and the racecourse now has a circumference of 1,995 metres, and a home straight of 400 metres.

The big oval course is 24m wide and caters for races from 1000m to 2400m, plus jumps races over 3000m. The course features two starting chutes, one providing for races over 1000m and 1100m, and the other for races over 1500m and 1600m. The 1600m start provides a long straight run of 800m to the well-cambered horseshoe turn that leads into the long home straight.

Sticking to the rail is always the shortest route home, but most runners tend to get their chance in the home straight as the wide track at Bendigo generally races very fairly. For all the best Bendigo bets, Betfair’s team of tipsters has you covered.

HISTORY

Racing began in the famous gold mining town of Bendigo in 1858 following the formation of the Bendigo Jockey Club. Mr. J A Canton, who would later become a notable Melbourne magistrate, was the club’s first President. The inaugural Sandhurst Cup, which would become the Bendigo Cup, was staged in 1868 and was won by Old England.

In 1873, the Bendigo Jockey Club converted the Bendigo Racecourse to anti-clockwise running and the old grandstand, which had stood on the opposite side of the course, was replaced by a new one. This grandstand was then replaced in November 1902 by the stand that still graces the racecourse to this very day.

 

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