Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Good Form Sunraysia + Selected Sectionals from Melton & Kilmore

BEST BETS SUNRAYSIA – with Gareth Hall

A good Mildura boy at heart, SKY Racing Presenter and Australian Harness expert Gareth Hall continues to keep a very close eye on the Sunraysia scene.

As a result #goodform have asked him to cast his eye over tonight’s eight race card. Below are his quality quartet of Best Bets for the card.

Shes A Killer (Race 3 no. 2)
Manhattan Dream (Race 4 no. 4)
They Call Me Chaos (Race 6 no. 6)
Bettor Warrior (Race 7 no. 1)

THE GAME PLAN for Mildura – with Michael Polster
Best All-up

Shes A Killer (Race 3 no. 2) 
South Australian visitor who is aiming up for five on the bounce tonight after Globe Derby (x3) and Port Pirie triumphs the past month. She looks like pouncing on the lead from her ideal barrier and once there she should get the job done with a minimum of fuss.

Our Walden Bury (Race 5 no. 11)
Put the writing on the wall with a slashing third to the airborne Bon Jovi at Swan Hill in slick time at his first run for four weeks. He will be fitter, gets the services of Daryl Douglas and watch for him to unleash the fury out wide over the last 400m.

Quinella: Race 7 no’s 1 Bettor Warrior and 2 Saint Petersburg
This pair tasted defeat at their latest outings as odds-on favourites but weren’t disgraced and draw to dominate a moderate bunch.

Best Trifectas

Race 1
1,4,7/ 1,4,7/ 1,2,3,4,7,9.  $48 gets you 200%

Race 3
2/ 4/ 5,7,9,10  and  2/ 5,7,9,10/ 4.  $20 on each gets you 500%

Race 7
1,2/ 1,2/ 9  for $20 which gets you 1000%  and  1,2/ 1,2/ 5,7,8,9 for $40 which gets you 500%

1,3,5,6,7/ 11/ 3,6,9/ 1,2.  $100 gets you 333.33%

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Good Form Preview - Bray Raceway

THE GAME PLAN for Ballarat – with Michael Polster
Best All-up

Quinella:  Race 4 no’s 4 Classievale and 6 Im Barney Rubble
This is clearly the highlight of the night with the clash between these two outstanding 5YO’s sure to excite.  Im Barney Rubble looks like spearing to the lead with Classievale coming with one big sprint late and they should run the Quinella.

Quinella:  Race 6 no’s 1 Keayang Falcon and 5 Highview Ebony
This pair fought out the finish at Melton last time with Keayang Falcon just doing a bit the better in a slippery last quarter after having the cold sit on Highview Ebony. This race is no harder and with the likelihood of them occupying the exact same positions as last start history looks like being repeated.

Should get around $2.00 - $2.20 back for every $1 you invest.

Best Trifectas

Race 2
Boxed 1,2,5,10,11.  $60 gets you 100%

Race 6
1,5/ 1,5/ 2,8.  $20 gets you 500%  and  1,5/ 1,5/ 2,3,4,8.  $40 gets you 500%

4,6/ 1,2,3,5,6,9,10/ 1,5/ 1.  $100 gets you 357.14%

Monday, October 29, 2012

Good Form Preview - Monday @ Horsham

THE GAME PLAN for Horsham – with Jason Bonnington

Best Running Double/ All Up
Sotiris (Race 2 no. 6) & Off The Chain (Race 3 no. 7)
Everything points to it being a big day for Redan all rounder Mick Stanley with these two talented pacers. Sotiris was first up from a spell last start when not disgraced behind potential start Macha.  He beat the others pretty easily & should appreciate the drop in grade today while Off The Chain has always had ability and should take care of his bottom up CO with any luck at all. Based on their Herald Sun prices the pair will pay $5 for every $1 invested but they can also be taken as a straight out Running Double.

Best Value
Endorsement (Race 4 no. 9)
This guy is no star but he has knuckled down really well when asked late in his past couple of races and quite simply brings better form than any other runner into the race. He was marked @ $4 in today’s Herald Sun and is definitely worth a wager at anything like those odds.

Best Roughies
Majeur Le Crest & Whosgunnagetit (Race 6 no’s. 6 & 9)
Both these pacers have been marked at $13 in today’s Herald Sun and both represent some chance of knocking off The Adriatic and co in Race 6 today. I advise backing each of these pacers on a 1 x 3 basis if their double figure odds hold up with the TAB.
Macy Lila (Race 7 no. 3)
A lot will depend upon the start as she does have two quick beginners drawn inside her but if this mare can find the front without spending too much petrol today she is another fantastic 1 x 3 option at double figure odds.

The Money Race - Trifectas
Race 3
7/ 5,11/ 2,4,5,6,11,12. $50 gets 500%.
7/ 2,4,6,12/ 2,4,5,6,11,12. $50 gets 250%.
Quads x 2
9/ 1,2,4,6,11/ 1,5,6,7,8/ 1,3,6,8. $50 gets 50%.
1,5/ 2,4,6,11/ 1,5,6,7,8/ 1,3,6,8. $50 gets 25%.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Kilmore Cup Day - Good Form Preview

THE GAME PLAN for Kilmore – with Michael Polster

Best All-up

Cosmic Under Fire (Race 3 no. 6)
Has been airborne in claiming grade this time in and will find today’s assignment much easier compared to what he has been contesting at Melton of late. Mach Ruler looks like getting to the pegs first and will more than likely look to trail so with a relatively easy run at the head of affairs on the cards expect this bloke to be too good.

Caribbean Blaster (Race 7 no. 3)
Comes off two easy mobile victories at Melton and showed the standing start is no problem for him by blitzing his rivals in the Gammalite there three runs ago in fast time for the 2760m journey. He steps up to the 3150m today, which is a slight query, but with a lack of any real pressure, plus the fact he will get an easy lead it looks as though he will continue on his winning way.
Should get around $2.50 - $3 back for every $1 you invest.

Best Trifectas

Race 3
6/ 4/ 1,2,3,7,8,10,11.  $52.50 gets you 750%  and  6/ 1,7,10,11/ 4.  $10 gets you 250%

Race 7
3/ 13/ 1,5,6,7,8,9,10,12  and  3/ 1,5,6,7,8,9,10,12/ 13.  $40 on each gets you 500%

7,8,11,13/ 6,9,11,12/ 4,9,10,11/ 3.  $100 gets you 156.25%

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Good Form Preview - Saturday @ Shep

THE GAME PLAN for Shepparton – with Michael Polster

Best Bets

One More Smile (Race 1 no. 10)
Yet to salute in five tries this season but he put the writing on the wall with a solid second to Lombo Hot Gun at Cobram last start where he tried hard in a slippery last half. He is a one-paced type and Nathan Jack is expected to inject this bloke into the contest early and whether he finds the lead or sits in the breeze he will take beating.

Easy Lightning (Race 2 no. 7)
Promising type who comes off an excellent third to the impressive Macha at Melton 8 days ago where he held on well in a blistering last quarter of 27.1. He will be ready to show his best now after two runs back from a break and should be too good for his rivals at a short quote with ordinary luck.

Bon Jovi (Race 5 no. 6)
Resumed from a spell at Swan Hill last week and after doing some work from the pole to hold the lead he careered away in the straight to win stylishly in fast time. He will be running the gate once more tonight, looks like getting the front without too much hassle and will be winning again with a repeat of his first up effort.  

Best Trifectas

Race 1
10/ 4,6,11/ 4,6,9,11.  $45 gets you 500%  and  4,6,11/ 10/ 4,6,9,11.  $22.50 gets you 250%

Race 2
7/ 1,3,4/ 1,2,3,4,5,6,9.  $54 gets you 300%

Race 5
6/ 7/ 1,4,5,8,9  and  6/ 1,4,5,8,9/ 7.  $25 on each will have you going for 500%

Quaddies (x2)
Field/ 6,7/ 5,7,9,11,12/ 6.  $40 gets you 50%
Field/6,7/ 5,7,9,11,12/ 1,2,3,4,5,7.  $60 gets you 12.5%

Friday, October 26, 2012

Good Form Friday - Dirty Dozen @ Tabcorp Park

THE GAME PLAN for Melton - Jason Bonnington

Best Bet

Saucy Vision (Race 4 no. 5)
This bloke is a brilliant beginner who normally leads before taking the trail but should almost go for an all-the-way victory tonight. He drops in grade from taking on horses like Saint Flash, Melpark Major & Bitobliss so looks ideally suited against this easier field.

Best All-Up

Saucy Vision (Race 4 no. 5)
Pembrook Caesar (Race 8 no. 2)
Chancellor Cullen (Race 9 no. 5)
All of these pacers will be short but when you whack them in a multi the price doesn’t look so bad. If we take each of these pacers to win in an All-Up & their prices in today’s Herald Sun hold up we’ll get close around $3.50 for every $1 we invest, which is very attractive in my opinion.

Best Exotics

Race 8 – First Fours
2/ 4,9/ 4,9/ 3,5,6,7,8,12 = $60 for 500%
2/4,9/ 3,5,6,7,8,12/ 4,9 = $30 for 250%

Race 9 -  Trifectas
5/ 8/ 1,2,3,6 =$60 for 1500%
5/ 1,2,3,6/ 8 = $30 for 750%

5/ 1,2,4,10/ 4,5,6,7,9/ 1,2,5,6,7,8,10,11,13 = $90 for 50%

Jackpot Big6
1,5,7/ 5/ 1,2,4,10/ 4,5,6,7,9/ 1,2,5,6,7,8,10,11,13/ 2 = $108 for 20%

Michael Polster

THE GAME PLAN for Melton – with Michael Polster
Best Bets              

Machin Out (Race 1 no. 6)
Won just the 2 races last season but more often than not he mixed it with some of this state’s best 3YO’s.
He is first up from a break tonight without a trial but he doesn’t strike a strong race and with the lead more than likely his he is sure to be extremely hard to get past.

Saucy Vision (Race 4 no. 5)
Ran a game fourth to Melpark Major in the Geelong Rocket three back and his two efforts on this track since behind Bitobliss and Miss Moonlite have been terrific.
He faces a substantial drop in grade tonight and looks like holding the lead tonight so expect this bloke to be mighty hard to beat.

Pembrook Caesar (Race 8 no. 2)
Makes her Aussie debut for Craig Demmler tonight off the back of recent trial wins at Melton and Geelong where she finished off in quick last quarters.
She draws to advantage and first up success is on the cards for this former Kiwi mare.   

Best Trifectas   

Race 6
4,5,7/ 4,5,6,7,9/ 4,5,6,7,9.  $36 gets you 100%

Race 8
2/ 4,9/ 4,9.  $20 gets you 1000%  and  2/ 4,9/ 3,4,8,9,11.  $40 gets you 500%

Race 9
5/ 6,8/ 6,8.  $20 gets you 1000%  and  5/ 6,8/ 1,2,3,4,6,8.  $55 gets you 500%

3,4,5/ 2,4/ 4,5,7/ 2,5,7,8,11,13 .  $100 gets you 92.59%

5,7/ 3,4,5/ 2,4/ 4,5,7/ 2,5,7,8,11,13/ 2,9.  $100 gets you 23.14%

BLACK BOOKERS – (Racing Tonight)

Royal Verdict (Race 3 no. 7)
Got back from this very alley at Shepparton first up from a break and was noted making up plenty of ground out wide for fourth to Wattabout A Smile. He will be much better for that outing and although the draw is a little tricky he has his rivals covered ability-wise and should be tough to hold out. Click here to see the run.

Radical Impact (Race 4 no. 4)
Talented types who was noted making up stacks of ground out wide at Ballarat last time behind the smart Im Barney Rubble in slick sectionals. He takes on quality performers Saucy Vision and Cut For An Ace tonight but can cause somewhat of an upset with the right run in transit. Click here to see the run.

Lady Patti (Race 11 no. 2)
Showed us what she was made of at Kilmore last time out where she charged home from a peg line trip to just miss behind the talented Glenferrie Lady. She was most unlucky not to win last time and this looks a great race for her to bust her maiden. Click here to see the run.

STAR TRIALLERS – (Racing Tonight)

Pembrook Caesar (Race 8 no. 3)
Slipped home in 27.2 to win a Melton trial 11 days ago and was sharpened up further winning a Geelong workout last Monday night over the talented Valiant Sue. She looks to have plenty of ability and tonight’s race looks a good one for her to kick-start her Aussie campaign for Craig Demmler.

BLACK BOOKERS – (Bendigo Last Night)

Art Wizard
Trialled well at Ballarat prior to sitting three-deep the trip at Bendigo last night and doing a super job to run third behind One Track Mind. He is no star but will be winning a similar event shortly with better luck in running. Click here to see the run.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Good Form Preview - Thursday @ Lords

THE GAME PLAN for Bendigo – with Michael Polster

Best Roughies              

Make A Fuss (Race 4 no. 2)
Nathan Jack takes the drive on this bloke tonight and he will be ready to show something after two reasonable runs this time in from unsuitable draws.
He has the gate speed to be prominent in the run from the ace alley and is worthy of a ticket each way in an open contest.

Elsu Prince (Race 5 no. 7)
Talented sit-sprinter who was a passing lane winner at Maryborough five back and hasn’t been too far away behind handy types in four runs since.
He has the car park draw to overcome tonight but with some pace expected early watch for him to be hitting the line strongly out wide should he gain a trail into it.

Juan Amigo (Race 6 no. 4)
Had been trialling well prior to missing away from the stand first up at Kilmore and he wasn’t disgraced last time when midfield behind Keayang Genius from a poor barrier.
He will be close to the mark now after two runs this campaign and can run a cheeky race at odds with a smooth getaway.

Best Trifectas   
Most races are very open tonight but I feel that we can get some cash via Trifectas in Races 4 and 5 with Ringtripleowe and Dual Agent Tabman looking the ones to play around in their respective contests.

Race 4
3/ 2,4,6,8,12/ 2,4,5,6,8,10,11,12  and  2,4,6,8,12/ 3/ 2,4,5,6,8,10,11,12.  $35 on each will have you going for 100%

Race 5
6/ 1,2,3,5,7/ 1,2,3,4,5,7,9,11,12  for $40 which gets you 100%  and  3,5,7/ 6/ 1,2,3,4,5,7,9,11,12  for $24 which gets you 100%

2,3,4,6,8,12/ 3,5,6,7/ 1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9/ 1,2,3,9.  $100 gets you 13.02%

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hump Day Good Form - Plus Melton Sectionals

THE GAME PLAN for Ararat – with Michael Polster
Best Bets              

Cyclades (Race 6 no. 1)
Won his heat of this final here 10 days ago in fine style where he sat parked and threw down a slippery last quarter of 28.6 at his rivals to score well. He looks like getting the gun run behind likely leader Lombo Blu Blood tonight and will be nigh on impossible to hold out once he gets down into the passing lane.  

Mach Beauty (Race 7 no. 1)
This guy was mowed down by Born Again Sassy at Shepparton last week but that was over the longer trip and he will relish the return to the short course. He should have little trouble holding the lead from the ace alley tonight and should atone for his defeat as favourite last time.

Best Place Bet   

Kai Star Fella (Race 7 no. 8)
Doesn’t have the most inspiring numbers next to his name but he hasn’t had the best of luck lately and is going better than his form on paper. He gets Nathan Jack tonight, should trail the likely leader Mach Beauty and has a great chance of running a place at generous odds.

Best Roughie

Stealing Life (Race 5 no. 3)
Hard to get enthused about a horse who has only won 1 from 21 but he has been trialling nicely at Melton in recent weeks and in a weak race from the handy barrier you could do worse than have something on him at juicy odds.

The Money Races

Race 6

Think Cyclades will trail Lombo Blu Blood and that pair look a great base for some exotics.  Here’s how I’m playing with a $100 total spend.

Trifectas              1/ 3/ Field and  1/ Field/ 3.  $25 on each will have you going for 312.5%
First Fours           1/ 3/ Field/ Field  and  1/ Field/ 3/ Field.  $25 on each will have you going for 44.64%

Race 7

Mach Beauty should hold the lead from the pole draw with Kai Star Fella on his back and I’m playing this way with a $100 total spend.

Trifectas              1/ 8/ 2,3,4,10,11  and  1/ 2,3,4,10,11/ 8.  $25 on each will have you going for 500%
First Fours           1/ 8/ 2,3,4,10,11/ 2,3,4,10,11  and  1/ 2,3,4,10,11/ 8/ 2,3,4,10,11.  $25 on each will have you going for 125%

Quaddies (x2)
Field/ 3,4,6,7,8,9,10,11/ 1/ 1.  $56 gets you 100%

Field/ 3,4,6,7,8,9,10,11/ 3,5,8,9/ 1.  $44 gets you 19.64%

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Good Form Preview - Geelong Tuesday

THE GAME PLAN for Geelong – with Michael Polster
Best Bet              

Laughing Holme (Race 2 no. 4)
This guy has been very good at his past two behind quality types Dual Agent Tabman and Fanagalo in standing start races and looks ideally suited tonight against this class of horse.
He will more than likely have to park out but with a slow tempo expected he will get his chance to get back into the winners list.

The Money Race

Race 7   

This looks a match race between the Geoff Webster-trained duo of Charlie Machsheen and Kotare Roland with not a split inch between these two talented 4YO’s. They are a big chance of being leader/behind leader and it looks a great race to smash some exotics.  Here’s how I’m playing with $100 total spend.

Flexi Trifecta 2,4/ 2,4/ 1,3,5,6,8,10 for $52 which gets you 433.33%

Flexi First Four 2,4/ 2,4/ 1,3,5,6,8,10/ Field for $48 which gets you 50%.  

4,9,11/ 3,5,6,10,11/ 1,3,6,10,11/ 2,4.  $100 gets you 66.66%

Monday, October 22, 2012

Good Form Preview - Monday @ Cobram

THE GAME PLAN for Cobram – with Jason Bonnington

Best Bet
Bettor Warrior (Race 6 no. 4)
This guy is no star but he is versatile and genuine so whether he pushes forward early or restrains to lob a midfield role expect him to break though at around flip of the coin odds.

Best Value
Apollos Gift (Race 1 no. 9)
This fellow is pretty talented and really should have gone close to winning at Tabcorp Park last start when charging home from the rear but galloping in the lane. He is back to the stand here but has won three of five from the strands and is worth a wager around the $3 mark.

Splendid Choice (Race 4 no. 6)
His figure formline looks very ordinary but he is a brutal sort of pacer who I can see really appreciating a little drop in grade where he can bully his rivals into submission today. He faces a couple of handy ones here but may well be a shade too strong.

The Money Race – Race 2
Only two scenarios here; either Lombo Hot Gun (1) holds them all wide early with One More Smile (8) right on his back or Lombo Hot Gun (1) gets crossed at the start & the race becomes much tougher. I advise relying on the former (more likely) scenario & smashing exotics like this.

Lombo Hot Gun (1) & One More Smile (8) for plenty.

1,8/ 1,8/ 5,6,7,10 - $40 gets 500%
1,8/ 5,6,7,10/ 1,8 - $20 gets 250%

1,2,6/ 1,3,7,9/ 4/ 4 - $40 gets 333.33%
1,2,6/ 1,3,7,9/ 4/ 1,6,7,8,9 - $30 gets 50%
1,2,6/ 1,3,7,9/ 1,3,5,6,7/ 4 - $30 gets 50%

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Good Form Preview - Sunday Session @ Cranbourne

THE GAME PLAN for Cranbourne – with Michael Polster

Best Bet              

Light In Every Day (Race 5 no. 1)
Handy mare who is aiming up for the hat trick after going wire-to-wire at Maryborough where she finished off in 27.6 before an equally as impressive Bendigo triumph 8 days ago. She should muster the necessary speed to hold the top tonight and from there her rivals will have a hard time mowing her down.

Best Value Bet   

The Rogue Trader (Race 1 no. 10)
Comes off a last start second to Touch My Pocket in claiming grade at Ballarat a month ago and showed his readiness for this by winning a Maryborough trial last Sunday where he slipped home in 27.7. He draws poorly over the mile but there will be pace on early and watch for this bloke to be hammering home at the business end.

Best Quinella

Coltrane Bromac and Smooth Freddy (Race 4 no’s 2 and 5)
Coltrane Bromac should be first to the pegs but normally hands up in his races so Smooth Freddy is expected to slide the lead and they should dominate thereafter.

Quaddies (x3)

5/ 1/ 1,2,4,8/ 5.  $20 gets you 500%
2,5/ 1/ 1,2,4,8/ 5.  $60 gets you 750%
2,5/ 4/ 1,2,4,8/ 5.  $20 gets you 250%

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Good Form Swan Hill - Nyah Pacing Cup

THE GAME PLAN for Swan Hill – with Michael Polster

Best Bets              

Lombo Cloud Nine (Race 4 no. 5)

Top class mare who is aiming up for five on the bounce tonight after dominant wins at Maryborough (x3) and Horsham in the past 6 weeks.

She has a devastating turn of speed when given the right trip and would only need to get a decent run off the pace to blow her rivals away.

Bitobliss (Race 7 no. 13)

Star 6YO who resumed from an injury-enforced spell at Melton 8 days ago with a superb triumph in the Pegasus Club Cup where he finished off in 56.5.

He will be sharper, has an excellent standing start record (Kilmore Cup winner last season) and should be too good second up with ordinary luck.

Gangster Boy (Race 9 no. 4)

Followed a hat trick of victories with a solid third to Mister Bubbles at Shepparton last time where things didn’t really go to plan for him from the inside alley.

He is beautifully-placed tonight with the claim for Riley Fortin, who handles him well, and this talented 4YO looks set for a return to the winners list.

Best Value Bet   

Guvs Boy (Race 2 no. 10)

This guy burnt the fuse at both ends at Kilmore last start where he was taken on early in a 28.6 opening stanza but still threw down a 29.3 final split at his rivals to win well.

He is probably better driven sit-sprint and with some pace expected early watch for him to be hammering home at the business end.

Best Roughie

Allrightythen (Race 5 no. 5)

Missed away from the stand first up behind Ronald George at Bendigo last week but he had been trialling well prior and is much better suited tonight.

He has an imposing record over the short course, will be prominent in the run and is definitely worth a ticket each way at juicy odds.

Best Quinella

Saint Flash and Bitobliss (Race 7 no’s 2 and 13)

Saint Flash is as honest as the day is long, draws to advantage and has trialled well at Melton from the stand for his first crack at the caper with Bitobliss the class factor.

Quaddies (x2)

1,5,7,11/ 4,5,9,10,11/ 3,5,6,9,10,11/ 13.  $40 gets you 33.33%
1,5,7,11/ 4,5,9,10,11/ 3,5,6,9,10,11/ 1,2,4,6,8,9,11.  $60 gets you 7.14%

Friday, October 19, 2012

Good Form Friday - Dirty Dozen @ Tabcorp Park

THE GAME PLAN for Melton

Michael Polster
Best Quinella   

Beach Melody and Bettor Give It (Race 3 no’s 1 and 8)
Classic case of leader/behind leader with Beach Melody in front and Bettor Give It trailing and they should run 1,2.

Best Trifectas

Race 1
1,3,4/ 1,3,4/ 1,3,4,6,7,8,9

Race 3
1,8/ 1,8/ 9

Race 6
Boxed 1,2,4

Best First Fours

Race 3
1,8/ 1,8/ 9/ Field  and  1,8/ 1,8/ Field/ 9  for equal amounts.

Race 6
1,2,4/ 1,2,4/ 1,2,4/ Field  and  1,2,4/ 1,2,4/ Field/ 1,2,4  for equal amounts.

Field/ 10,11,12,13/ 1,2,4/ 7,9,19.  $100 gets you 30.86%

1,8/ Field/ 10,11,12,13/ 1,2,4/ 7,9,10/ 3,5,6.  $100 gets you 5.14%

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Good Form Preview - Kilmore Trots

THE GAME PLAN for Kilmore – with Michael Polster
Best Bet              

Just Live Life (Race 6 no. 3)
This bloke ran some cracking races against some of the best 3YO’s around last season and was tuned up for this with a recent trial second to Charlotte Two (winner last night) on this circuit. He will push forward, more than likely take up the running and should be too good for his rivals first up.

Best Trifectas

Race 2
4/ 1,8,10/ 1,2,3,6,7,8,10  for a stack  and  1,8,10/ 4/ 1,2,3,6,7,8,10  for less.

Race 6
3/ 1,6,10,11/ 1,6,10,11

Race 7
4/ 1,3,9/ 1,2,3,5,8,9  for a stack  and  1,3,9/ 4/ 1,2,3,5,8,9  for less.

Quaddies x 4
7/ 1,3,4,5,7/ 3/ 4.  $40 gets you 800%
7/ 1,3,4,5,7/ 3/ 1,3,9.  $30 gets you 200%
1,3,4,5,9,10,11,12/ 1,3,4,5,7/ 3/ 4.  $15 gets you 37.5%
1,3,4,5,9,10,11,12/ 1,3,4,5,7/ 3/ 1,3,9.  $15 gets you 12.5%

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hump Day Good Form - Plus Melton Sectionals

THE GAME PLAN for Shepparton – with Michael Polster
Best Bet              

Freemason (Race 5 no. 7)
This bloke is flying at present and is aiming up for the hat trick of victories after scoring well at Ballarat (leading) and Melton (come from behind) at his past two. He draws widely but will either work to the lead or sit quietly in the breeze and should be too strong for his rivals.

Best Quinella   

Mach Beauty and Born Again Sassy (Race 7 no’s 1 and 8)
Classic case of leader/behind leader with Mach Beauty in front and Born Again Sassy trailing and they should run 1,2.

Best Trifectas

Race 2

6/ 1,3,8/ 1,3,4,5,8  for a stack  and  1,3,8/ 6/ 1,3,4,5,8  for less.

Race 4

1/ 4,5,8/ 4,5,7,8,11  for a stack  and  4,5,8/ 1/ 4,5,7,8,11  for less.

Race 5

7/ 9/ 1,4,5,6,8  and  7/ 1,4,5,6,8/ 9  for equal amounts.

Race 7

1,8/ 1,8/ 2,3,6,7,9,10

Best First Four

Race 7

1,8/ 1,8/ 2,3,6,7,9,10/ 2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10

Quaddies x 2

1/ 7,9/ 1,2,3,8,10,12,13/ 1,8.  $56 gets you 200%

4,5,8/ 7,9/ 1,2,3,8,10,12,13/ 1,8.  $44 gets you 52.38%

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Good Form Preview - Bray Raceway Tuesday

THE GAME PLAN for Ballarat – with Michael Polster

Best Bet   
The Midnight Reign (Race 2 no. 10)
Adam Kelly-prepared former Kiwi mare who has been ultra-impressive at her past two and looks a great chance of completing the hat trick tonight.

Best Quinella   

Cobargo Jack and The Kingston Flyer (Race 8 no’s 2 and 5)
Talented pair who look much better than their rivals and with the likelihood of them occupying the top two positions in the run they should dominate.

Best Trifectas

Race 2
10/ 9/ 1,3,5,7,8  for a stack  and  10/ 1,3,5,7,8/ 9  for less.
Race 4
5,7/ 5,7/ 1,2,3,6,8  for a stack  and  5,7/ 1,2,3,6,8/ 5,7  for less.
Race 7
5/ 2,6,8,10/ 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,10  for a stack  and  2,6,8,10/ 5/ 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,10  for less.

Quaddies x 2
5,7/ 2,6,7,9,10,11/ 2,3,4,7/ 5.  $60 gets you 125%
5,7/ 2,6,7,9,10,11/ 2,3,4,7/ 2,6,8,10.  $40 gets you 20.83%

Monday, October 15, 2012

Good Form Preview - Monday @ Charlton

THE GAME PLAN for Charlton – with Jason Bonnington

Best Bet
Winnies Central (Race 1 no. 7)
This guy caught the eye at his first couple of runs for Robert Walters before some luckless runs in better company of late. He should bully his way forward here and prove a shade too strong.

Best Value

Hellovaparty (Race 7 no. 1)
This is a wide open race but there are plenty of pressure horses engaged so as long as this guy doesn’t get too far back from the inside draw he’s worth an each way wager at pretty juicy odds.
Best Trifectas

Race 3

1,2,5/ 1,2,3,5,10/ 1,2,3,5,10 for a stack & 1,2,5/ 1,2,3,5,10/ 4,6,8,11 for less

Race 5
Box Trifecta: 1, 8 & 9 for a stack & 1,8,9/ 1,8,9/ 3,5,7,11,12 for less
Quaddies x 2

1,3,4,11/ 1,8,9/ 9/ 1,2,3,4,7,9. $36 gets 100%.
1,3,4,11/ 1,8,9/ 5,6,7,8/ 1,2,3,4,7,9. $64 gets 22.22%.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Game Plan Sunday Session - Ararat tonight

THE GAME PLAN for Ararat – with Michael Polster

Quaddies x 2

1,2,3,4,6,7/ 6/ 1,2,9/ 1,8,10.  $60 gets you 133.33%
1,2,3,4,6,7/ 1,2,3,5/ 1,2,9/ 1,8,10.  $40 gets you 22.22%

Best Bet               Cyclades (Race 5 no. 6)
Game in defeat last time behind The Unionist and although he is likely to have to park out tonight he should still be too strong for his rivals.

Best Value          Trysomemagic (Race 6 no. 9)           
This guy hasn’t been disgraced behind smart types Freemason and Charlie Machsheen at his past two and has a terrific chance of breaking his maiden in this much easier affair.

Best Roughie     Is Life On Mars (Race 2 no. 1)
He’s a one-paced type who has been working home well at his past few and if he can hold a forward spot from the pole he has a sneaky chance of knocking them off at odds.

Best First Four

Race 7.  Think Tara Tom, Problem Solved and Flyin Fox will dominate with Lombo Blu Blood and Torque Attraction the key place hopes.

Play this way.  1,8,10/ 1,8,10/ 1,8,10/ 6,9,  1,8,10/ 1,8,10/ 6,9/ 1,8,10  and  1,8,10/ 6,9/ 1,8,10/ 1,8,10.  $12 on each will have you going for 100%.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Good Form Preview - Saturday night @ Bendigo

THE GAME PLAN for Bendigo – with Michael Polster

Quaddies x 4
7/ 4,9,11,12/ 1,8/ 4,5.  $48 gets you 300%
2,4,5,6/ 4,9,11,12/ 1,8/ 4,5.  $26 gets you 40.62%
7/ 12/ 1,8/ 4,5.  $16 gets you 400%
2,4,5,6/ 12/ 1,8/ 4,5.  $10 gets you 62.5%

Best Bet              

With Gusto (Race 8 no 7)
He has always shown talent and with a slice of luck from the car park draw this bloke will be mighty hard to beat.

Best Quinella   

Just Sarge and Island Rumba (Race 7 no’s 4 and 5)           
Big chance of these two being leader/behind leader in the run and look almost certain to run the Quinella if that scenario plays out.

Best Trifectas

Race 1.  4/ 1,3,5,7,8,10/ 1,3,5,7,8,10  for a stack  and  3,10/ 4/ 1,3,5,7,8,10  for less.
Race 5.  12/ 4,9,11/ 2,3,4,6,8,9,11  for a stack  and  4,9,11/ 12/ 2,3,4,6,8,9,11  for less.
Race 7.  4,5/ 4,5/ 2,3,6,7,8,9,10,11 for a stack  and  4,5/ 3,7,8,9,10/ 4,5  for less.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Good Form Friday - Tabcorp Park Melton

THE GAME PLAN for Melton

Michael Polster


1,2,6,7/ Field/ 2,3,4,7,10,11,13,14/ 10.  $60 gets you 15.62%

1,2,6,7/ Field/ 2,3,4,7,10,11,13,14/ 1,4,7.  $40 gets you 3.47%


4,7/ 1,2,6,7/ Field/ 2,3,4,7,10,11,13,14/ 10/ 11.  $60 gets you 7.81%

4,7/ 1,2,6,7/ Field/ 2,3,4,7,10,11,13,14/ 1,4,7/ 11.  $40 gets you 1.73%

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Monster Good Form Preview - Shepparton tonight.

THE GAME PLAN for Shepparton – with Jason Bonnington

Quaddies x 2

3,4,11,12/ 1/ 1,2,3,4,6,8,9,10/ 7. $36 gets 100%.

3,4,11,12/ 5,9,10,11/ 1,2,3,4,6,8,9,10/ 7. $64 gets 44.44%.

Best Value

Race 1, No. 3: Fine Exception.
Should find the front early and will hold all the aces once she does.

Best Roughies

Race 2, No. 2: Yankee Avenue.
Refer to Star Triallers here. Always had ability and can win this if he trots.

Race 6, No. 10: Johnny Tee.
In a race boasting heaps of pressure he’s a great each way chance @ pretty good odds.

Best Trifecta

Race 7: 7/ 1,2,8,10/ 1,2,8,10. $30 gets 250%.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Good Form Preview - Plus Tabcorp Park Sectionals

THE GAME PLAN for Cranbourne – with Michael Polster
Quaddies x 2

1,2,3,4,5,9,10/ 6/ 1,2,3,4,9/ 1,3,9.  $60 gets you 57.14%

1,2,3,4,5,9,10/ 1,2,3,7/ 1,2,3,4,9/ 1,3,9.  $40 gets you 9.52%

Best Trifecta

Race 5.  6/ 1,2,3,7/ 1,2,3,4,7,8  for a stack  and  1,2,3,7/ 6/ 1,2,3,4,7,8  for less.

Best First Fours

Race 3.  6,7,8/ 6,7,8/ 6,7,8/ 1,4  for a stack  and  6,7,8/ 6,7,8/ 1,4/ 6,7,8  for less.

Race 7.  1,3,9/ 1,3,9/ 1,3,9/ 2,4,5,8  for a stack  and  1,3,9/ 1,3,9/ 2,4,5,8/ 1,3,9  for less.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Good Form Preview - Sunny Sunraysia Tonight

THE GAME PLAN for Mildura – with Michael Polster

Quaddie’s x 2

3/ 1,3,5,8,9/ 5,9,10,11/ 1,2,10.  $60 gets you 100%

4,5,6/ 1,3,5,8,9/ 5,9,10,11/ 1,2,10.  $40 gets you 22.22%

Best Trifectas

Race 2.  1,9/ 1,9/ 3,5,7  and  1,9/ 3,5,7/ 1,9  for equal amounts.

Race 6.  10/ 5,9,11/ 4,5,6,8,9,11  and  5,9,11/ 10/ 4,5,6,8,9,11  for equal amounts.

Race 8.  1/ 3/ 2,6,7,8,9  and  1/ 2,6,7,8,9/ 3  for equal amounts.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Good Form Preview - Maryborough Monday

THE GAME PLAN for Maryborough – with Michael Polster

Quaddies x 2

1,3,6,9/ 1/ 6,7/ 3,8,10.  $60 gets you 250%.

1,3,6,9/ 5,6/ 6,7/ 3,8,10.  $40 gets you 83.33%.

Best Trifectas

Race 5.  1/ 5,6,7,11 for a stack.  5,6/ 1/ 5,6,7,11 as a saver.

Race 6.  6,7/ 6,7/ 4,8,9 for a stack.  6,7/ 4,8,9/ 6,7 for less.

Best First Four

Race 7.  3,8,10/ 3,8,10/ 3,8,10/ Field  and 3,8,10/ 3,8,10/ Field/ 3,8,10 for equal amounts.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Good Form - Sunday Session @ Kilmore

THE GAME PLAN for Kilmore – with Michael Polster

Quaddies x 2
6/1,6/4,5,9,10,13/5,9. $60 gets you 300%.
2,7,9/ 1,6/ 4,5,9,10,13/ 5,9. $40 gets you 66.66%

Best Trifectas
Race 4

6/ 2,7,9/ 2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10 for a stack.

2,7,9/ 6/ 2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10 for a saver.

Race 5
1,6/ 1,6/ 2,4,5,8,9,10,11 for a stack.
1,6/ 2,4,5,8,9,10,11/ 1,6 for a saver.

Race 7
5,9/ 5,9/ 1,2,4,6 for a stack.
5,9/ 1,2,4,6/ 5,9 for a saver.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Game Plan Saturday October 6

THE GAME PLAN for Geelong – with Michael Polster
All Up:
Race 3 No.6 & Race 8 No.9 are both good things & well worth taking in a straight all-up.
Best Value:
Race 7 No.6: Lets Slash An Burn. Won this race last year & looks a massive chance of going back-to-back at genuine Each Way odds.
Best Roughie:
Race 5 No.5: Livia Degerolstein. She is a total speed map special. She draws to lob leaders back here and can be dangerous if everything goes to plan. Back her 1 by 3.
Playing wide tonight & hoping for a healthy slice of value.
1,2,3,5,6,8/ 1,2,3,5,6,10/ 1,5,7,9/ 5,6,10,11. $50 gets you 8.68%.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Good Form Pilot - City of Melton Plate

THE GAME PLAN for Tabcorp Park 05/10/12 – with Michael Polster
Best Bet: 

Race 6 No.9 - Mister Zion. This guy may well end up being the first Group 1 winning pacer AND trotter in Australian history. he should overcome the 40m handicap with ease tonight.

Best Value: 
Race 4 No. 8 - Buriton Bailey.  This bloke hasn’t had much luck of late but tonight he will trail likely leader Alchemy and has a terrific each way chance.
Best Trifecta: 

Race 11 - Charlie Machsheen should be too good first up with Braeview Warrior a clear second pick.  Play this way 6/ 1/ 3,4,5,7.  $40 gets you 1000%.


1,4,6,8,9/ 4,7,10/ 9/ 2,4,11.  $45 gets you 100%. 
1,4,6,8,9/ 10/ 9/ 11.  $10 gets you 200%.

1,2/ 1,4,6,8,9/ 4,7,10/ 9/ 2,4,11/ 11,12.  $45 gets you 25%. 

1,2/ 1,4,6,8,9/ 10/ 9/ 11/ 11,12.  $10 gets you 50%.

Welcome to the Good Form Blog

Welcome to Harness Racing Victoria’s ‘Good Form’ wagering blog. The first of its kind anywhere in Australia, the ‘Good Form’ blog has been created & designed to assist punters wagering on Victorian harness racing by offering a unique insight into form analysis and delivering comprehensive punting advice straight from HRV's form analysts to complement the daily form comment found via Punters Corner on -  and in several leading publications including the Herald Sun. 

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