Top Bets Wentworth Park Saturday May 15

THE old saying what goes up must come down speaks volumes for this Saturday night’s Wentworth Park meeting where some smart types go around.

Adam Dobbin

14 May 2021

THE old saying what goes up must come down speaks volumes for Saturday night’s Wentworth Park meeting.

It’s been a big few weeks of quality city racing but it’s reasonable to say that this card fails to reach the lofty heights we’ve seen in more recent times.

But in saying that there’s still some winners to be found and the card does see some hugely exciting up and comers go through their paces.


Best Bets

Race 4 Number 2 – SPRITELY EBONY – $2.90

It was just five runs back SPRITELY EBONY finished a sensational second to Lakeview Walter in the Group 3 Ambrosoli in a standout career run. Hasn’t won since but has been mixing it in better company than what she meets for this assignment. Gets the right race and the draw to land a second WPK victory which granted have been few and far between.

Race 9 Number 1 – CAPE FERNANDO – $3.90

Yes, he’s becoming costly but expect him to run a big race for backers here. Draws the red box for just the second time in 37 starts and while he’s been out of the winners list for a while now, has been racing better than his form may suggest from tricky draws. Needs to hold out the fav BONES MCCOY early – if he can, looks a fantastic chance of sneaking away with this.

Race 10 Number 2 – COAST MODEL – $2.70

Came out under the lids when winning in town in sizzling 29.67 in late March but since then has been missing it away. Simple equation for this engagement, if she steps cleanly should be winning but Light and Lily and Blue Moss can both carve out early splits so she’ll need to be on her bike early.  

Best Value

Race 2 Number 8 – COLLECTING MODEL – $9.50

Close to double figure odds in early betting for what looks a pretty open race with a host of chances. Comes into this off two Richmond 400m wins and from the pink expect she lobs right on the speed and runs a race at terrific each-way odds. 

Race 6 Number 6 – JILLIBY CAZ – $26

Runs into red hot favourite Rev Up Rob which will be mighty hard to beat off the red but at monster odds give Jilliby Caz an each-way chance. Form is predominantly over 600m and while her record in town doesn’t read flash those runs have been in better company. Small fields suits as does the vacant box to her inside – one for exotics at the value for sure.