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Balaklava Tips and Best Bets for September 16

  • Get our tips and best bets for the Balaklava Races in South Australia
  • The $100,000 Listed Balaklava Cup features on the September 16 program
  • Good 4 is the track reading and the rail is in the true position
  • Our preview can be found below
Balaklava Tips
The $100,000 Balaklava Cup headlines the September 16 meeting in South Australia. (Getty)

Get free Balaklava Farm tips, race previews and betting selections for all key race meetings from the Balaklava Races in South Australia.

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Balaklava Tips September 16

Atlas Event & Party Hire / SABOIS Maiden Plate Tips (Race 4)

Balaklava Best Bet - Race 4 No. 13 Victoria Quay

The powerful McEvoy & Vorster combination team-up with this three three-year-old that had excuses on her debut in town and is expected to improve sharply here with much more in her favour.

Victoria Quay was a drifting second favorite prior to that debut ($3.50-$4.80) and despite seemingly tracking into the race well at the top of the straight, she proceeded to be her own worst enemy when ducking in severely and depsite being green, balanced up strongly over the last 50 metres.

A key gear change has been delivered with the blinkers now being applied to this daugher of Dundeel who looks as though she'll relish the rise to a mile which her breeding also supports.

With natural improvement off the debut and from barrier nine which can be favorable on this circuit, Victoria Quay can get on the board at start two as the best bet on Balaklava Cup day.

TQCSI Balaklava Cup Tips (Race 7)

Balaklava Cup Tip - Race 7 No. 2 Savatoxl

Although he has drawn out, this gelding has the speed to overcome the gate in what's a competitive 2020 edition of the Listed Balaklava Cup.

He's been one of the more exicting gallopers in the Northern Territory where he's won 12 of 18 starts (other attempt was in Brisbane) and simply didn't run out the 2000m last start in the Darwin Cup.

Now under the care of Tony & Calvin McEvoy for a campaign down south, Savatoxl was outstanding in a September 4 trial from Gawler when reeling in group three-winning stable mate Sisstar under a strong hold.

Jockey Jason Holder remains in the saddle from that hit-out and looking to bowl along early over a mile, a trip which he's won four of five attempts over, Savatoxl may take some catching.

TAB Mares Benchmark 58 Handicap (Heat 1 Viddora Series) Tips (Race 9)

Balaklava Value Bet - Race 9 No. 7 Deluxe Design

This mare was ordinary second-up when failing a heavy track, but off the fresh effort here in a tougher race when making ground in the worst part of the track, she's in the mix.

The addition of the tongue-tie may also go some way to explaining that failure at Gawler (choked down) and even though she didn't handle the testing conditions, she was beaten before the sprint went on.

Winkers also go on Deluxe Design for this third-up tilt in a bid to sharpen her up and although the winning strike rate is poor, she's been competitve in much stronger races than this over the journey.

Out wide at Balaklava is generally no disadvantage and looking to launch late off a good speed under Jake Toeroek, Deluxe Design can figure in a race of this strength.

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Balaklava Races FAQs

Can I watch a live stream of the Balaklava Races?

Yes, you can stream all of the action from Balaklava Races. 

You can find more information in the live streaming section.

When do the Balaklava races take place?

Balaklava hosts 13 meetings a year.

The feature Balaklava Cup is scheduled for September 16 in 2020.

Where can I bet on the Balaklava Races?

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Generally corporate bookies provide betting markets a day or two prior to a meeting at Balaklava.



Victoria Quay was good on debut and is expected to improve in Race 4 over a more suitable journey with a few key gear changes.

The speedy Savatoxl creates some interest in the Balaklava Cup off a strong recent trial.

Deluxe Design had excuses second-up and can bounce back in the last from Balaklava.

Best Bet: Victoria Quay To Win @-105.26 at BetMGM - 7 Units
Cup Tip: Savatoxl Each Way @+650 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Value Bet: Deluxe Design Each Way @+850 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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