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Balaklava Betting Tips, Best Bets & Odds for August 11

  • Get our tips and best bets for the Balaklava Races
  • They host the South Australian meeting on August 11
  • Soft 6 is the current track reading and there's a chance of rain on race day
  • A $46 outsider has been included in Wednesday's preview
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Balaklava hosts a nine race card on Wednesday. (Getty)
Alex Marsh 11 Aug 2021
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Get free Balaklava tips, race previews and betting selections for all key meetings from the Balaklava Races in South Australia.
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Our Balaklava best bets are provided by expert form analysts and tipsters, with free betting tips available right here.


Balaklava Tips August 11


Colin Young Memorial Three-Year-Old Maiden Plate Tips (Race 2)

Balaklava Value Bet - Race 2 No. 9 Calla Dream

Although well beaten, the daughter of Dream Ahead worked home well behind subsequent Listed winner Mac 'N' Cheese in a June 28 jump out and was much more prominent in her most recent hit out, where the first three skipped away over the 800m at Murray Bridge.

Calla Dream is one of right first starters to have accepted for this 1100m event, a filly prepared by the new Murray Bridge training partnership of Roy Daniel & Trish Stanbury and both jump outs indicate they've got something to work with here.

Barring the favourite, there isn't much in the way of exposed form in this line up and early in the Balaklava program where the inside can hold up before chopping out later in the day, they can make use of barrier two early.

Cup Wednesday 15th September Maiden Plate Tips (Race 4)

Balaklava Next Best Bet - Race 4 No. 4 Nirek's Lad

Coming back to Maiden level following a very competitive effort on debut in a Class 1 here on July 28, this gelding from the Ryan Balfour yard should find this 1400m assignment much easier and he didn't have the best of luck in that first race day attempt.

A galloper that did show some early speed when ridden out to win a Morphettville jump out on July 6, Nirek's Lad was a little tardy away a fortnight ago and was under pressure a long way out, looking no chance of figuring at the top of the straight.

After taking the shortcuts under Dom Tourneur, the four-year-old gradually got closer and looking at least a chance to run a drum, got caught on heels over the last 100m which meant he wasn't able to be tested late, while for start two, the winkers now go on.

The Plains Producer Benchmark 54 Handicap Tips (Race 9)

Balaklava Best Bet - Race 9 No. 8 Harbouring

This six-year-old fits the mould of many Grant Young recruits, i.e. they seemingly do nothing for a short stretch, but turn it around when they're hard fit and many of them are able to hold form deep into their preparations, which this gelding is.

He faces a similar event to the one contested via the July 28 program here at Balaklava, where he was heavily supported and duly saluted, looking the winner a long way out despite spotting them a start as he was the only one travelling in the fast lane.

Harbouring only goes up two kilos and despite racing over 1200m now, it will be a testing six furlongs, while this yard do love adopting a quick back-up, with this gelding getting home late at Port Augusta last Friday over the 1100m.



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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?

To place a bet on the Balaklava races you'll need to be signed up with an online bookmaker. 

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

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Verdict

Nirek's Lad (Race 4) and Harbouring (Race 9) are our best bets on the August 11 meeting from Balaklava.

Calla Dream is huge odds in Race 2, but her jump out's have been okay and this market is a lottery after the favourite.

Best Bet: Harbouring To Win @195.00 at Sportsbetting - 5 Units
Next Best Bet: Nirek's Lad To Win @250.00 at Topsport - 4 Units
Value Bet: Calla Dream Each Way @4500.0 at Sportsbet - 1 Unit

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