Top Bets Wentworth Park Saturday Night

IT’S not a vintage card of racing at Wentworth Park this Saturday with all the big guns engaged in the heats of the Australian Cup at The Meadows.

Adam Dobbin

19 February 2021

IT’S not a vintage program of racing out of Wentworth Park this Saturday night with all the big guns engaged in the heats of the Group 1 Australian Cup at The Meadows.

From a NSW perspective the highlight of the night is at Bulli where a top field of sprinters will slug it out for the Group 2 Ladbrokes Bulli Gold Plate Final.

But while the Wentworth Park card doesn’t boast a lot of depth there is still winners to be found with plenty of value across the 10 race program.

Race 4 Number 4 FIRE ON ICE

Sure she’s odds on at around the $1.80 mark but for those happy enough to take the shorts I still think that represents good value.

In terrific form, she’s a six-time WPK winner extremely well graded in this 4/5th grade assignment. Her most recent win here was in 29.92 and before that finished a top third in the Bathurst Cup.

That kind of form indicates she should be too classy in this. Looks the winner whichever way you approach this.

Race 5 Number 8 ASTON ZODIAC

Placed her past two starts in town since scoring in 30.10 and I’ve seen enough in those minor performances to be very keen on her to land the prize tonight.

Blessed with blinding early speed, expect she makes light work of the outside draw and sets up a handy margin mid race.

The inside runner Redshift Seven has 600m form and did win here two runs back by a space in a slick 29.97 but there’s a lot more pressure coming across here which I believe makes the race for our on top pick.

Race 7 Number 3 REBEL ROAD

Returns to Wenty off a sizzling 22.55 Richmond 400m win and strikes a race he’s more than capable of taking out.

From a litter showing plenty of talent and this fella is no different. Expect his three previous experiences in town will hold him in good stead for this assignment and from a suitable draw the $2.50 on offer looks appealing to my eye.

BEST VALUE – Race 10 Number 5 VENOM CARTEL

Tricky fifth grade to close out the night and at around $7 give Venom Cartel a good chance of sending us home a winner on an each-way basis.

A litter brother to the outstanding Wow and a host of others, Venom Cartel is no slouch in his own right assembling a very tidy record to date.

During his career which has netted eight wins he’s proven he can run slick times on the clock and the middle draw should suit his racing style as well.

The speedy Ice Reina drawn to his direct inside is a plus also.

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