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Seymour Betting Tips for August 17, 2023 - Gold to salute

Last updated: 16 Aug 2023
Martin Pennington 16 Aug 2023
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  • Get our tips and best bets for the Seymour Races
  • They host Thursday's Victorian
  • The track is currently a Soft 6
  • Our August 17 preview is included below
Seymour Betting Tips
Seymour host a ten race card on Thursday. (Getty)

Seymour hosts a ten-race program on August 17 and our free betting tips and best bets are available.
  • Seymour Tips August 17
  • Seymour Insurance Services (BM64) Tips (Race 6)
  • Dixon Transport Insurance (BM64) Tips (Race 8)
  • Heusler's (BM64) Tips (Race 9)
  • Beer Auto Group (BM58) Tips (Race 10)

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

Seymour Tips August 17

Seymour Insurance Services (BM64) Tips (Race 6)

Seymour Value Bet - Race 6 No. 3 Miss Balvenie

The mare has been running well in defeat in stronger races than this in recent starts, including when two lengths fifth over 1000m in a Sandown Benchmark 70.

That effort came two starts back and an eighth-placed finish at Benchmark 64 level on a Heavy 8 at Bendigo followed at the end of June. 

While a winner over 1000m in the past, Miss Balvenie has a good record over this distance, winning twice from three 1100m attempts.

The tongue-tie worn for the first time at Horsham and absent since disappointing at Caulfield next time returns here, while the replacing of winkers with blinkers is a further positive.

Dixon Transport Insurance (BM64) Tips (Race 8)

Seymour Next Best Bet - Race 8 No. 5 Struck Gold

The four-year-old has shown good form in his two starts to date, including when half-a-length third having raced from off the pace over 1200m on debut at Avondale in June.

Struck Gold was given a break subsequently and following a trial win, delivered an impressive four-length victory over 1300m in a maiden at Echuca.

The form of that July 28race is working out well, with both the third-placed runner and the ninth home registering subsequent victories. 

He remains open to improvement and the record of handlers Anthony & Sam Freedman at Bendigo in the last 12 months (3/6) is a further positive.

Heusler's (BM64) Tips (Race 9)

Seymour Best Bet - Race 9 No. 1 Always Hapi

Vincent Malady's gelding has shown a liking for wet tracks in the past, including when winning by two lengths over 1400m at Echuca 12 months ago.

While unable to score in the interim period, the five-year-old has delivered some solid efforts in stronger races than he tackles here, including a metro third in January.

Always Hapi has made just two appearances since then, but caught the eye when flying home from off the pace for a two-length second over 1204m at Donald last month.

The gelding was racing first-up that day and did best of those from off the pace behind Yellow Sam, who has claims at Caulfield on Saturday.

Beer Auto Group (BM58) Tips (Race 10)

Seymour Roughie - Race 10 No. 5 Tutankhamun

Trained by Rhys Achard, Tutankhamun delivered a victory in a maiden contest over 2000m at Ararat last November.

A close-up second in a Moonee Valley metro Class 1 contest in similar conditions followed and he was then spelled following a flop at Benalla.

He had no issue dropping back in distance when winning a Restricted 58 handicap on first-up a the start of last month.

While he's been below that form twice on heavy tracks since that victory, the son of Palentino may appreciate the return to this longer journey.


Our Seymour best bets for Thursday, August 17 are:

Best Bet: Always Hapi To Win @13/2 at Topsport - 4 Units
Next Best Bet: Struck Gold To Win @14/5 at Justbet - 3 Units
Value Bet: Miss Balvenie Each-Way @8/1 at Elitebet - 2 Units
Roughie: Tutankhamun Each-Way @23/1 at Boombet - 1 Unit
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