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Bendigo Best Bets - Can Shepard make it two on the trot?

Justin Darcy has previewed the meeting at Bendigo and has supplied his tips and best bets.
Bendigo Preview, Tips & Best Bets
Racing is at Bendigo this Wednesday for a nine race card.

Bendigo Betting Preview, Tips & Best Bets for Wednesday, September 11

Bendigo will host the Wednesday race meeting this week where they will hold a nine race card with the rail out nine metres. 

The track is currently in the soft range but it should improve come race day. 

There looks some progressive horses on the program, which make for a quality day of racing.

Bendigo Favourites

Race 3 No. 5 Sebsilk - $4.20 via BetEasy

He pulled up with a slow recovery last-start at Geelong so there were excuses for that defeat. 

He also gets the application of a tongue tie which shows he may have also choked down in that run which is just another reason for that defeat.

Sebsilk first up run was very strong, swooping late from the back of the field to just miss. That was over 1400m, whereas he will be stepping up to the mile for this assignment. 

The thing I also like about this horse is that he is still a colt and is still very immature in the run.

Trainer Jason Warren must have an opinion of him seeing he has not been gelded and possibly could be thinking black type during the spring.

Bendigo Roughies

Race 1 No. 1 Bracken - $17 via BetEasy

His only start reads a 27 lengths last at Bendigo. 

The track was heavy that day and will find himself on a much drier surface here. He has tactical speed as he showed in that race and can slide across from that wide gate.

During his spell he had the ultimate gear change and looks to have come back a much more mature horse after placing second in a Cranbourne trial on September 2. He will also be wearing ear muffs pre-race to keep him settled, so we can assume he is a very raw horse and needs to be on his best behaviour. 

At $17 he looks a great each way bet considering what changes from his first outing, that are now in his favour.

Bendigo Best Bet

Race 6 No. 5 Shepard

The British born son of Sea The Moon won impressively over 2200m at only his second ever start at Sale. The race was not run to suit him that day being very slowly run while he was pushed three back the fence.

Jockey Clayton Douglas managed to get him to the outside of horses to finish just too powerfully. The third place getter Alexander Hamilton has since ran an honest placing at Sale.

Peter Moody owns this horse and is one of his new experiment thoroughbreds, being the stayers from overseas to race here from their first start. 

Shepard looks your typical Autumn three-year-old but this race does not look to have much depth and can definitely pinch this benchmark 64 on the way to bigger and better things.

Bendigo Best Bet: Shepard - $3.30 via BetEasy

Bendigo Next Best Bet

Race 8 No. 4 Rat With Goldtooth

This runner finished last at Caulfield at her latest, but that is best to be forgiven as she clipped heels at the 500m and was lucky to stay upright. She started favourite in that race which was a much stronger affair than this.

Barrier 11 is a little question mark but it puts being caught up in running out of the equation which suits this horse.

Leading up to the latest effort, she had placed in the Mildura Cup and at Flemington behind very good horses. Lewis German will get her in this race with 56kg with his claim and it looks to me as perfect placement from trainer Paul Preusker.

Bendigo Next Best Bet: Rat With Goldtooth - $6.50 via BetEasy

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