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Bendigo Betting Tips, Best Bets & Odds for March 27

  • Bendigo hosts Golden Mile day on Saturday
  • The track is currently in the Soft 7 range but no further rain is predicted
  • Justin Darcy provides his race-by-race preview for March 27
Bendigo Betting Tips, Best Bets & Odds for March 27
Bendigo hosts Golden Mile Day on Saturday. (Getty)
Justin Darcy 26 Mar 2021
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Bendigo hosts a nine race program on March 27 and our free betting tips and best bets are available.

Our Bendigo best bets are provided by expert form analysts and tipsters, and a preview of Saturday's racing is below.

Bendigo Tips for March 27

Race 1 - 12.15PM RSN 945AM BM90 Handicap Tips

Selections: 2,8,4,3

2. TAVIDANCE is a very progressive galloper who chops and changes his form like the wind, good one day and shocking the next. At his best, he is a stakes class horse which was evident multiple times throughout last preparation, including in the David Bourke Memorial at Pakenham. If ready , he is the one to beat 

8. Second Slip comes into this race as favourite after a super prep where he has won three of his four races. Last start he was seen running second in the Matrice Stakes behind the smart filly Night Raid.

4. Defiant Dancer was too strong in the Festive Season Sprint at Flemington back in December, before placing in the Standish Handicap. He races a little below par last start behind Subedar, but maybe the soft ground brings him right into the race?

3. Groundswell had the world at his hoof as a three-year-old but seems to be just battling through the grades now. 

Race 2 - 12.50pm Drinking. Driving. They’re Better Apart BM84 Handicap Tips

Selections: 8,5,4,2

8. ROCK PROPHET has an excellent fresh record where he has won two of three, finishing second in the other. He has form at Bendigo and kicked off last prep with a win at this track and trip. He looks the bet in this race at an each-way price.

5. Street Icon was very good two back when placing behind the smart Subedar who has subsequently won again. She seemed a little out of her depth last start behind Ancestry, but back in trip and down in grade both look ticks.

4. She’s A Thief made good work of a long prep last time in, winning two races and placing in another three. Coming into this fresh is the query but she is never far away.

2. Simply Optimistic looks a false favourite to me after being beaten first-up last prep when we’ll supported in the market. Usefule on his day, but I am happy to let him go here.

Race 3 - 1:30PM Apiam Animal Health VOBIS Gold Rush Tips

Selections: 3,12,7,2

3. STARRY LEGEND could be anything based off the arrogance of his debut win at Sandown where he extended right away from his opposition. He was dipping and diving down the straight so has plenty of improvement in him and the fact the he recorded fastest last 800m, 600m, 400m and 200m of the meeting at Sandown speaks for itself.

12. Super Aurora is a nice filly from the Brent Stanley yard and she gave a great sight on debut in the Mersin Cooper Stakes behind Blue Diamond place getter and Todman Stakes winner Anamoe. She will get out to the front again and hopefully give a sight at a very big price ($27.00 @ Sportsbetting).

7. Matao Ma bolted in via a two-year-old trial at Cranbourne in what was the fastest heat of the morning. There is a lot of class there but just lacks the race experience.

2. Frostin’ was too strong over the 1100m here last start when leading all the way. The wide gate is what hinders his chances. 

Race 4 - 2:10PM Underground Cabling Systems BM84 Handicap Tips

Selections: 4,8,6,7

4. FANCIFUL TOFF was probably a good thing beaten last start at the Valley when second to 7. Playoffs. Jamie Kah hops on and getting another cosy gate makes life a lot easier, where he will likely get a similar run to what he has at his last two starts. 

8. Shepard is in good form, winning two back and placing last start when beaten comfortably by the in-form Snoano. He has no turn-of-foot but will give a good sight on the pace. 

6. Saracen Knight is a smart on his day, but put in a very flat one first-up in the Wangaratta Cup. He was sent around favourite there and although did disappoint market expectations, was a dynamic second-up winner last prep over this trip at Caulfield.

Playoffs is in form but I feel does lack a length of two on the top few horses here with even luck.

Race 5 - 2.50pm Catanach’s Jewellers Bendigo Gold Bracelet

Selections: 5,1,8,9

5. NEED NEW FRIENDS was Stakes placed last start behind Chaillot who we know is stacked with talent. She is becoming a very good place getter finishing second in four of her last five, but this is the type of race that she should now be ticking off as a win.

1. Chantrea is first-up in Victorian, running in some of their strong summer races in Perth and always running well. She gets the blinkers first time and we know what the Perth horses have done to the Victorians over the last couple of months. 

8. Good And Proper is in great form having won two of her last three and placing second behind a subsequent Stakes winner at her latest. She is a big price ($11.00 @ betstar) for a mare with good form, but does have the tricky gate to contend with.

9. The Stylist put an overdue win on the board last start when leading all the way at Terang. She was a fair margin off them last year in this race but now has the confidence boosting win next to her name.

Race 6 - 3:30PM Smartline Bendigo St Leger Trial Tips

Selections: 3,1,12,2

3. BELTORO is a very progressive three-year-old who has Group One competitive form all around him, including a flashy sixth placing next to his name in the Australian Guineas. Subsequent to that, he found himself back on a leader dominated track, but now coming to Bendigo and going up in trip once again, I am loving his trajectory for this.

1. Explosive Jack won the Tasmanian Derby two starts back before hitting the line really well in the Alister Clarke Stakes, beating home our top selection. He knows how to win and has the turn-of-foot to be in the finish.

12. Princess Rhaenys is a nice filly going forward, but 2200m second-up is going to be a big ask. The scope is there but how does she fair against the fit boys in the race?

2. Salto Angel is a VRC Oaks runner-up who will appreciate the rise in trip. She was beaten by the third selection last start but has the Group One staying form behind her.

Race 7 - 4:10PM The Preece Bendigo Guineas Tips

Selections: 8,7,10,6

8. ANNAVISTO was a good thing beaten second-up when just falling short at Flemington. She looks to have found her right race here, and with the win next to her name from last start, she starts shorter here. Jamie Kah and a middle gate are both ticks, so expecting to see this filly to be hard to beat..

7. Mozzie Monster was seen as a Thousand Guineas hope last preparation, but she was probably up a little too long. She went well in a recent jumpout and is bred to handle soft going.

10. Redeel put a nice victory on the board at Sandown last start, but the form has not stood up. She needs to raise the bar again, but there was enough scope in the last win to do so.

6. Military Parade did enough to score at $1.40 last start at Canterbury, but that win should see him take some confidence into this assignment. 

Race 8 - 4:50PM bet365 Golden Mile Tips

Selections: 6,14,13,12

Quite keen on 6. PLATOON who was outclassed in the Australian Cup last start, but still did enough to be shorter in the market here. His third in the Shaftsbury Avenue was super over 1400m, and now looks much better suited back to the mile for this contest. The Perth horses just keep running well so stick with them.

14. Ironclad has put the runs on the board in South Australia and is the deserved favourite in this event. His last two wins over the mile have been very strong, so there is no knock from me.

13. Hi Stranger was heavily supported in the Echuca Cup and came up trumps for punters, but this is a rise in class. He is trained here and does have race fitness, so can run a race.

12. Kenya has won two of his last three first-up attempts, the last of those being the Peninsula Cup by more than five lengths last Spring. He looks a little short in the market but has the talent.

Race 9 - 5:25PM No Fuss Event Hire BM78 Handicap

Selections: 5,4,9,10

5. FIGHTING HARADA was off the scene for a long time, but has now hit his straps with two strong wins this time in, with Imperial Lad franking the form in a good effort last week. He has always looked a stakes class horse, but with patient owners, they are now being rewarded with a talented galloper going through the grades. Is yet to hit his top so he looks the clear top pick here.

4. Superium was around the mark last prep without winning, but is now in need of that win as he has been starting under $10 most of his career. He has won two of five first-up, so if he comes here at his best, he will take some catching.

9. Vongole comes through two nice races at Moonee Valley where he clearly should have won first-up. He gets another chance here with Will Price in the saddle, giving him some weight relief.

10. Zoushack boasts similar form lines to Vongole, but is just struggling to win at short quotes. With luck, he will be somewhere around the mark back on a Soft track which is a big plus.

Bendigo FAQs

What time is the first race at Bendigo?

The first race at Bendigo jumps at 12.15pm with the last race to be run at 5.25pm.

Who is the best bet at Bendigo?

We are siding with Starry Legend as the best bet at Bendigo.

How can I live stream the Bendigo races?

Check out our live streaming hub to see how you can live stream the Bendigo races.



Starry Legend and Need New Friends will run as our best bets of the day.

Beltoro will run as our value bet.

Best Bet: Starry Legend To Win @125.00 at BetMGM - 10 Units
Next Best Bet: Need New Friends To Win @140.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 10 Units
Value Bet: Beltoro Each-Way @650.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 3 Units

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