BENDIGO HARNESS TIPS
Selections by: NEALE DONNELLEY
TONIGHT at BENDIGO we have all of the semi-finals of the Australasian Breeders Crown for all age groups – an amazing night’s racing:
RACE 1. $20,000 3YO FILLIES (1). 2150-metres.
SELECTIONS: PISTOL ABBEY 1; Soho Burning Love 2; Luvyoubabe 3; Red Charmer 4.
Comment: Pistol Abbey drew outside Soho Burning Love two runs back when 2nd in Melton Classic, last time drew inside that same horse, led took cover and was too fast down the sprint lane. Draws are critical here, thus she’s first pick – just!
RACE 2. $20,000 2YO FILLIES (1). 2150-metres.
SELECTIONS: OUR PRINCESS TIFFANY 1; Kualoa 2; Swimsuit Edition 3; Larajay Macray 4.
Comment: Our Tiffany Princess is a Kiwi raider from the all-conquering Mark Purdon barn. She is unbeaten 7 from 7 and looks a superstar. The one to beat. Kualoa clearly the danger.
RACE 3. $20,000 2YO FILLIES (2). 2150-metres.
SELECTIONS: TWO TIMES BETTOR 1; Miss Streisand 2; Tangoingwithsierra 3; Betamerica 4.
Comment: Two Times Bettor is top-class won 5 of 8, 2nd in Sires Final, easy heat win last time, awkward draw only issue. Miss Streisand very good Kiwi, had a kill at Menangle on the way here. Respect.
RACE 4. $20,000 3YO FILLIES (2). 2150-metres.
SELECTIONS: SPEAK NO EVIL 1; Our Angel Of Harlem 2; Angel Of Arts 3; Saphirique 4.
Comment: Speak No Evil looks better than these, has won 10 of 13 including last four which included Vicbred Sires Final. Will win barring accidents. WA filly Our Angel Of Harlem clearly second pick, draw no help.
RACE 5. $20,000 3YO COLTS AND GELDINGS (1). 2150-metres.
SELECTIONS: RIDE HIGH 1; Colt Thirty One 2; Konan 3; Major Times 4.
Comment: Two outstanding 3YO’s clash here, RIDE HIGH has a touch of sizzling brilliance and Colt Thirty One is proven at the highest level. Form from both horses fabulous. RIDE HIGH with the X-factor for me.
RACE 6. GROUP 3 $30,000 MARES GRADUATE FREE FOR ALL. 1650-metres.
SELECTIONS: OUR GOLDEN GODDESS 1; Carlas Pixel 2; Just Rockon Bye 3; Make Mine Heaven 4.
Comment: Our Golden Goddess is in amazing form having won 8 of her past 9 starts. Recent runs dominant and despite draw she looks the one to beat. Carlas Pixel next best clearly.
RACE 7. $20,000 3YO COLTS AND GELDINGS (2) 2150-metres.
SELECTIONS: IGNATIUS 1; Poster Boy 2; Maraetai 3; Duplicated 4.
Comment: Ignatius is a brilliant NSW-trained 3yo, looks very special and has the right draw here. Has won 16 of 17! POSTER BOY outstanding local 3YO, multiple Derby winner.
RACE 8. $20,000 2YO COLTS AND GELDINGS (1). 2150-metres.
SELECTIONS: CENTENARIO 1; Im Anothermasterpiece 2; Major Exclusive 3; Fourbigmen 4.
Comment: Centenario is racing very well, Sires Final winner two runs back then impressive heat winner this series last start. Im Anothermasterpiece is a top-class Kiwi 2YO, won 7 of 10 with Mark Purdon. The danger.
RACE 9. $20,000 2YO COLTS AND GELDINGS (2) 2150-metres.
SELECTIONS: COLLEGE CHAPEL 1; Hurricane Harley 2; Whereyabinboppin 3; Hardhitter 4.
Comment: High-class NSW-trained 2YO, winner G1 Gold Crown, won 4 of 8, big run 2nd Centenario in heat this series. Right draw. Can win. HURRICANE HARLEY brilliant local won 5 of 7, big heat win. The one to beat.
RACE 10. $3500. TROTTERS. 2150-metres.
SELECTIONS: MELPARK MAGIC 1; Needabacardi 2; Uncle Al 3; Missthelastrain 4.
Comment: Ordinary race, MELPARK MAGIC is honest and usually trots all the way. Despite gate will take beating. Needabacardi might be the danger and Missedthelastrain could be a major improver here.
RACE 11. $5000 C1/C2 PACE. 2150-metres.
SELECTIONS: STEELY BLUE 1; Hilltop Belladonna 2; I Hope Ican 3; Ace Duigan 4.
Comment: No stars here, Steely Blue won well here two runs back and was OK again last start. Hilltop Belladonnna won Globe Derby in SA before break, won Kilmore first-up for new stable. Watch closely.
Best Bet: Race 7: IGNATIUS.
Best value: Race 9: COLLEGE CHAPEL.