Top Bets The Meadows Saturday Night

FABULOUS night of racing at The Meadows featuring the Group 1 Australian Cup (525m) and Group 1 Fanta Bale Super Stayers (725m).

Adam Dobbin

26 February 2021

FABULOUS night of racing at The Meadows featuring the Group 1 Australian Cup (525m) and Group 1 Fanta Bale Super Stayers (725m).

With just the one odds-on favourite on the card there’s plenty of value to be found, including in the Australian Cup where Tommy Shelby is holding top billing ahead of Fernando Bluey.

FIELDS AND FORM THE MEADOWS SATURDAY NIGHT

Race 2 Number 4 Keenando

Has a fantastic record at The Meadows, missing a place just once in 10 runs. On the quick back up after scoring here on Wednesday in 30.33 and worth noting he scored at the track last month in 29.88. Doesn’t know how to run a bad race and at around the $5 mark represents good value.

Race 4 Number 2 Lalina

Absolutely airborne at present winning her last three including last start at The Meadows in 29.83 carving out 4.99 early. Drawn to lead and while her opposition improves markedly for this assignment she should be better for her most recent hit-out as well. 

Race 11 Number 6 Carry On Angel

Granted he’s been a little out of sorts lately finds a race tonight that can send him back to the winner’s list. Handles a wide draw and will appreciate a drop in grade here tonight and with that a drop in pressure early. Favourite Party Lights coming off middle distance form may see her run off her legs early but she’s clearly the one to beat.

Best Value

Race 7 Number 2 Hank The Hustler

Intriguing middle distance race. Hank The Hustler has had the five Victorian starts since switching from SA and he’s threatening to land a blow. $10 represents good value tonight on an each-way basis. It’s My Party looks the leader and hardest to beat from one – if our top gets right behind her should make for a good race.