Raceday focus: Best bets, analysis for Pakenham Synthetic on Tuesday

Herald Sun form analyst Brad Waters runs the rule over Tuesday’s card on the Pakenham Synthetic track.


POUNDING (Race 4 No. 12 – $2.15)

The Peter Moody-trained three-year-old was solid in a $150,000 race in town last time out and should find this much easier. Awkward gate won’t be a problem for him.


SPICY (Race 1 No. 13 – $2.80)

Spicy was far from disgraced on debut at Flemington in January and was put aside after another run. She jumped out well leading up to this and should resume with a win.

SET TO PROPHET (Race 2 No. 5 – $3.40)

The Freedman camp might have a handy filly if Set To Prophet’s jumpout is any indication. She showed good speed before cruising to an easy win at Flemington. She can win on debut.

CAILLOUX (Race 7 No. 10 – $4)

The Matt Cumani-trained Cailloux runs her best races on the synthetic and looks ready to fire after two steady runs this time in.

Jockey Brian Higgins is worth following with his book of four rides at Tuesday’s Pakenham Synthetic meeting. Picture: Racing Photos via Getty Images.Source:Getty Images


TROUBLESHOT (Race 9 No. 10 – $14)

Troubleshot looks a good each-way play in the last at Pakenham. He was freshened after a good effort over 1200m in June and he boasts a good record in the track. Barrier two is also a plus.



Brian Higgins rides plenty of trackwork at Pakenham and has four rides on Tuesday. SNAKEY’S REWARD (Race 2 No. 6 – $34), TURF FLYER (Race 3 No. 6 – $11 POUNDING (Race 4 No. 12 – $2.15), ISOLATING (Race 8 No. 11 – $7).


Cranbourne will host Victoria’s Wednesday meeting before Warrnambool holds a card of flat racing on Thursday. We’re back on the synthetic at Ballarat on Friday before the Aurie’s Star Handicap meeting at Flemington on Saturday. Moe also races on Saturday while Bendigo and Casterton race on Sunday.

Originally published asPakenham Synthetic tips: Moody the man on home track

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