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Pakenham Betting Tips, Best Bets & Odds for January 21

  • Pakenham hosts eight races on Thursday night
  • The track is currently rated a Good 4
  • Justin Darcy provides his best bets for the program
Pakenham Betting Tips
Pakenham will run an eight race program on Thursday night. (Getty)
Justin Darcy 20 Jan 2021
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Pakenham hosts an eight race program on January 21 and our free betting tips and best bets are available.

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

Pakenham Tips for January 21

Watch Live on Sportsbet Maiden Plate Tips (Race 2)

Pakenham Value Bet - Race 2 No. 1 Colossal Star

This four-year-old finished third in a very strong form race on debut last September.

He was then freshened up before running third at Moe when a well-backed favourite, in what was another strong event.

Colossal Star failed at his next outing but he had come to the end of the prep by then, so I am confident that he can heavily feature here.

Winning a jumpout on the synthetic track prior to this return, this gelding from the local Jason Bridgman yard looks ready to produce fresh at an each-way price.

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Pakenham Best Bet - Race 4 No. 7 Butter Chicken

Had she not been caught wide first-up, then the Maiden would be out of the way but it was still a great debut performance when beaten by a smart one in Knife's Edge.

Again, rider Jordan Childs will be forced to play his hand and send this filly back again then look to power home over the top of them, now taking the step up to the mile.

Write The Score looks the main danger, a galloper that finished second to a subsequent city winner last start, but this filly is on a big upwards trajectory and is open to plenty of natural improvement now at start two.

If Butter Chicken can get the back of one coming into the straight and more importantly, find cover, it is going to take a city class horse to hold her out on this bigger Pakenham circuit, which will suit.

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Pakenham Next Best Bet - Race 7 No. 4 Office Jim

He was unlucky not to win last start at Sale when heavily backed but was on the receiving of some interference in that contest.

There has always been a touch of class about Office Jim, a gelding that has been rather consistent with two wins and seven placing's over 13 starts to date.

Although his best form has been on wet tracks, the son of Magnus has still placed in three of his six attempts on good surfaces and seems to handle any going.

He has won at Pakenham and has also saluted with Dean Holland aboard, so in a moderate race this Thursday, there's a good opportunity to record win number three.

Pakenham FAQs

What time is the first race at Pakenham?

The first race at Pakenham jumps at 6.00pm with the last to be run at 9.30pm.

Who is the best bet at Pakenham?

We are siding with Butter Chicken as the best bet at Pakenham.

How can I live stream the Pakenham races?

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



Butter Chicken should take immense improvement from her first-up outing and prove awfully hard to beat in this event.

Office Jim was brilliant last start and only needs to run up to that to be hard to beat in this.

Colossal Star showed some promise campaign and a recent jumpout win showed there is still plenty of talent there.

Best Bet: Butter Chicken To Win @120.00 at BetMGM - 10 Units
Next Best Bet: Office Jim To Win @400.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 5 Units
Value Bet: Colossal Star Each-Way @700.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 3 Units

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