11:55 AM (AEST) Sunday, August 13 at Bendigo Racecourse, Bendigo
Horse racing returns to the Victorian regional township of Bendigo this Sunday afternoon, where ten races will take place on a fine day with a soft track.
Race 1 – City of Greater Bendigo Maiden Plate (1400 metres)
Race 2 – Jayco SV 3YO Maiden Plate (1300 metres)
Race 3 – Beach Party Raceday Sat 21 Oct Maiden Plate (1100 metres)
Race 4 – TCL Maiden Plate (1100 metres)
Race 5 – Schweppes Australia Benchmark 64 Handicap (1100 metres)
Race 6 – Catanach’s Jewellers Benchmark 58 Handicap (2400 metres)
Race 7 – MyPunter.com Benchmark 78 Handicap (1000 metres)
Race 8 – Bendigo Skin Clinic Benchmark 64 Handicap (1300 metres)
Race 9 – Bet365 F&M Benchmark 64 Handicap (1600 metres)
Race 10 – No Fuss Event Hire Benchmark 70 Handicap (1600 metres)
Race 7 – MyPunter.com Benchmark 78 Handicap – This feature race will see $50,000 in prize money on the table. Barthelona will start as the favourite here when he resumes after a 5 month spell. His first up record is near flawless, picking up 2 wins and a second place, just a head away from the win, in his 3 first up starts. He will be very strong here and is expected to be the best win chance here. Labuan Star ended his last campaign with a fourth place after having placed in his 5 starts prior, including two wins. He’ll be resuming here after a five month break. His first up record is identical to the favourite’s which is sure to make for a great battle for the win. Stormcraft comes into this race on the back of a last start, first up win and looks to have more improvement in him. A definite win threat.
Betting: Barthelona $3.30; Seattle Boom $4.60; Labuan Storm $5.00; World Of Hope $5.00; Stormcraft $7.50; Sovereign Duke $14.00; Shemai $19.00; Definia $20.00; Kentucky Flyer $34.00.