Homeracing

Australian racing picks for Kembla Grange and Moe

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June 24th, 2020

BetAmerica horseplayers are spoiled for choice tonight, with five Thoroughbred meetings available to bet from Down Under. New Zealand gallops kick off at 6:45 p.m. E.T from Wanganui, before the Australian meetings start at Kembla Grange, Cairns, Moe, and Casino.

Here are a couple I like at Kembla Grange and Moe.

Kembla Grange, Race 1: #5 Mendooran

All bar one in this race are debutantes, but you can’t beat race experience, and that’s exactly what Mendooran has.

This Allan Denham-trained colt was only narrowly beaten in his last race, which happened to be at Kembla Grange over the same distance he will contest tonight. It took a great ride from jockey Tommy Marquand on Stolen Glance to pip Mendooran right on the post.

Mendooran returns from a layoff tonight, but he has trialed well and can perform well fresh. With claiming apprentice jockey Stacey Metcalf on board, he will carry a little less weight than what he’s used to.

If he starts close to those 15-2 morning-line odds, that’s terrific value.

Moe, Race 2: #8 Ryan’s Girl

This lightly raced 4-year-old struck trouble during her last start at Mornington and would have finished a lot closer. Prior to that, she chased home a smart one at Bairnsdale. The form from both of her previous races has proved strong, which bodes well.

Tonight, Ryan’s Girl will drop back to country-level racing, and she has performed well previously on a heavy-rated track, which is what she will face tonight.

Those 10-1 morning line odds look extremely generous.

Good luck!

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