Expert tips: Pakenham - 04/04/24

Racing & Sports expert selections.

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RACE 1 - GREENIDGE (5) was only beaten 0.6 lengths in third over this trip at Cranbourne last time out. That was an improvement on the run at Pakenham prior and she looks suited staying at 1200m from a soft draw. If she runs to that level again she'll take some beating. Big watch on ANGLAND (2) who has come up short in betting for the top yard. He's looked good at the jump outs but is incredibly short on debut. ASPEN BOULEVARD (4) can resume with a good run while TRINITY'S D'ORO (8) is perhaps next best in a thin race.

RACE 2 - TRIPLE VISION (7) creates plenty of interest here over from New Zealand. His last start was in the Group 1 Levin Classic when beaten just 3.5 lengths by Quintessa. Prior to that he was a smart maiden winner at Tauranga. Keep very safe. DAKARAI (5) was well beaten at Sandown Lakeside last time but had been good in two runs prior and can bounce back here with Shinn taking over. SUPERCONSTELLATION (3) won his maiden at his second start when last seen at Caulfield Heath. Can go on with it. CAPPER THIRTYNINE (4) resumes and did win his maiden fresh last campaign. Respect.

RACE 3 - LACEMAKER (7) resumes. She was a dominant maiden winner at Pakenham Synthetic first-up last time in before running in a strong race at Caulfield when not beaten far. Finds a winnable race here fresh and should go well. HEARCOMESTHESTAR (4) was good on resumption at this track and trip behind a nice type. Drawn wide here and will likely get back but rates highly. Strong chance. SHORESY (3) was much better second-up over this trip at Cranbourne. Has always shown promise and can go on with it. SCORSESE (2) was a bit disappointing at Sandown Hillside last time. Could bounce back. CHALICE WELL (6) next best.

RACE 4 - BAUHAUS (2) was sound on debut and improved nicely at his second go over 1715m at Geelong, boxing on well for third. He's a promising staying type who looks ideally suited getting to 2000m with Damian Lane taking the ride. MASATORA (5) was good first up over a mile at Bendigo before a poor one at Cranbourne. Up in trip now should suit for the Ciaron Maher-trained gelding and he can land in a good spot from the inside draw. KING OF WESSEX (4) has run third in his past two starts and should relish getting to 2000m now. Drawn awkwardly but Shinn can negate that. NIENNA (11) has been racing well and should be thereabouts again. DEROZARIO (8) can improve off a solid first-up run.

RACE 5 - ARALETTA (1) draws wide but looks well placed off two placings to start her career, doing well to stick on for third at Sandown Hillside over this trip last time out. That looks a handy maiden and if Stockdale can push on and find a spot on speed she should go close. ARSENALE (2) resumed with an encouraging run at Bendigo over 1300m. She started favourite behind a good filly on debut here and maps well with Damian Lane on board. STYLISH (11) was okay first up at Pakenham behind the talented Illative. Better for that run and Shinn going on here is a positive. KUNG FU KISSES (8) is a filly by U S Navy Flag on debut for the Price & Kent Jnr yard. Respect. ILLUMINANCE (6) is in the mix.

RACE 6 - KOOKY (7) is knocking on the door and looks the one to beat. She was good two back at Cranbourne over 1400m when beaten 2 lengths and improved again last time at Geelong, beaten a nose after making the pace. D Lane takes the ride now and out to 1600m, she should be winning. THAT'SWHATSHESAID (8) wasn't far away at Bairnsdale last start over this trip having run in a very strong maiden at Sandown prior. Should be running on late. ROCZEN (11) has been solid in two runs to date and can continue to improve. SERGEANT MAVERS (2) can improve second up.

RACE 7 - THE CREATOR (4) worked home okay without threat on resumption here over 1400m to be beaten 4 lengths and will strip much fitter for that. He drops slightly in grade for this and will relish the rise to 1600m. He's a handy horse who looks well-placed. BRAZEN KINGDOM (5) has run third in 2/3 runs this time in, the latest here over 1400m behind a good horse. Suited this trip now and can roll forward to offset the wide draw. METRICAL (1) won at Ballarat two back before a solid effort here. Looks ready to tackle the mile again with Shinn in the saddle. THE BRILL BUILDING (3) is racing well and rates an each-way chance.

RACE 8 - GRID GIRL (10) is a lightly raced filly who won well first up at Sandown Hillside before a good effort there again, beaten under a length in third. Finds a nice race here and won't need to improve much to be winning. Drawn wide but can roll forward and take catching. ESSKAY (2) was good first up at Bendigo over 1300m and should strip fitter for that. He's still lightly raced and the slight rise in trip will suit. QUEBECK (6) was 3rd of 5 when last seen at Cranbourne in a handy Class 1. Maps for a soft run here for the rise in trip and can figure. THE REAL THING (4) can mix his form but has claims on best figures.