Bendigo - Race 4 1:20pm AEST
No. 1 Wrote to Arataki
Wrote to Arataki looks to be a serious filly in the making for Matthew Williams.
The Kiwi import won her maiden three back at the ‘Bool by over two lengths and has since gone on to win again at Sandown a couple of weeks ago with an impressive turn of foot.
She’s a proven wet tracker with a win on soft and heavy going to her name, and the step up to 1400m looks ideal with plenty of improvement to come. Jye McNeil hops aboard for the first time and the pair should look to save their best for late from the wide draw.
Bendigo - Race 6 2:40pm AEST
No. 12 Capital Express
Capital Express is capable of running a race at nice each-way odds.
Nick Ryan’s lightly-raced filly won her maiden on debut at Cranbourne back in April before a complete forgive run at Caulfield, and a much-improved effort in the Gold Strike at the ‘Bool last month.
That last-start form reads okay with the second place-getter going on to find the money again at Flemington last week. Jye McNeil has options from barrier 5 and if he can slot in behind the speed early, she should be strong late.
Bendigo - Race 7 3:20pm AEST
No. 3 Hard Reality
Tricky race, but I think Hard Reality looks up to it.
Peter Burgun’s six-year-old doesn’t win out of turn, but he did run a couple of strong races during a brief autumn prep, capping things off with a comfortable 1.5L win at Wodonga.
He typically gives an honest effort fresh and also has a win to his name on heavy going.
Bendigo - Race 8 3:55pm AEST
No. 7 Copperfield
Tough way to end the day, but this does look a winnable race for the always honest Copperfield.
The son of Per Incanto has burned punters on a couple of occasions during his short career, but he does look set to peak now in his fourth run back following a narrow second on the synthetic at Pakenham two weeks ago.
His previous runner-up to Alverdun is a strong form line and I think the jockey change to the in-form Patrick Moloney warrants plenty of respect. With the blinkers on for the first time, there’s a lot to like.