Bet365 Protest Promise Maiden Plate Tips (Race 4)
Kyneton Next Best Bet - Race 4 No. 9 Hell Fire Miss
The daughter of Hellbent has shown plenty of ability in her two starts to date, including when debuting with a third over 1200m on a Soft 5 at Cranbourne last September.
Hell Fire Miss raced close to the speed on that occasion, but a change of tactics saw her race from mid-division when returning in a maiden over the same trip at Moe on January 27.
The filly encountered similar underfoot conditions on that occasion, registering a one-and-a-half-length defeat having jumped from an inside barrier.
Lloyd Kennewell & Leon Yeoman's filly shaped as if she would appreciate the step up in distance she encounters here, while the quicker going is unlikely to be an issue.
Zac Spain, on board for both previous efforts, is again set to ride and while barrier eight isn’t ideal here, he looks capable of steering the three-year-old to her first career success.
Carlton Draught BM64 Handicap Tips (Race 7)
Kyneton Roughie - Race 7 No. 4 All England
With a number of runners in this field expected to want to race close to or on the speed, this race may well be set up for a closer.
Neil Dyer’s gelding fits the bill here, having shown good placed form when racing from off the pace in his last spell including when third over 1300m at Cranbourne last April.
All England has been racing on the synthetic track at Pakenham in the main since, placing twice over 1200m at the track in June.
While he failed to shine when last of eight over 1000m in a Benchmark 64 at Moonee Valley first-up this prep, it’s of note that he was racing at metro level when jumping at big odds that day.
The five-year-old usually improves for his first start back as evidenced by his 50% strike-rate (2/4) when racing second up and he may prove up to surprising form barrier twelve.
Prendergast Earthmoving BM58 Handicap Tips (Race 8)
Kyneton Value Bet - Race 8 No. 10 Cumbrian Queen
The mare looks the main pace angle in this field, having regularly raced close to or on the speed including when breaking her maiden at Moe in August.
Cumbrian Queen registered a one-and-a-half-length victory when partnered by his jockey here Celine Gaudray in a 1600m maiden held on a Soft 6.
While the daughter of Fiorente has failed to shine in two subsequent starts, it’s notable that they came in stronger races than she tackles here, including at metro level at Sandown Hillside in August.
She arrives here fresh, having been spelled following a non-staying ninth in a 1726m Restricted 64 handicap at Geelong in September.
Blinkers replace the visor worn for the final three starts ofher last spell and she looks value to salute from barrier eight fresh for the Pat Carey & Harris Walker team.
Bet365 Top Tote Plus BM58 Handicap Tips (Race 9)
Kyneton Best Bet - Race 9 No. 9 Bossa Nova Lad
The four-year-old is without a win since breaking his maiden on a Good 4 track at Cranbourne in December 22, however, he has delivered a number of placed efforts since then.
Those placed efforts include a narrow defeat over 2200m in a Benchmark 58 handicap on the synthetic surface at Pakenham in August and he has made just three starts since then.
Gavin Bedggood’s gelding blundered at the start when never involved when last of seven back over 1600m at Cranbourne first-up this prep, but showed improvement at Sale subsequently.
Ben Allen, on board for the previously mentioned maiden success, returned to the saddle when Bossa Nova Lad was beaten a length at Sale.
The son of Inference raced closer to the speed than when racing first up and stepping up in trip, he is taken to record his second career win.