Racing Tips – Thursday Night Best Bets for Pakenham

Racing heads to Pakenham on Thursday night for an eight race card, with the first race jumping at 5.45pm.

Best Bet

2. Caracas
Pakenham R6 (8.15pm)

Mark Zahra comes to Pakenham for one ride tonight and it’s easy to see why he was keen to be with this horse off the back of an excellent debut at Sale. The Freedman trained gelding really knuckled down late over the 1400m and will relish the extra trip here. Expect him to get back again but Zahra can get him home late.

Recommended Price: $3.20
Confidence Level: 4/5


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3. Jimbrook
Pakenham R1 (5.45pm)

Jimbrook has a good chance in this thin maiden after a promising debut run at Geelong. He got well back in the run there but made solid ground over the 1300m, demonstrating that the extra 300m should be ideal. Very little depth here and at nice odds he is worth a play each way.

Recommended Price: $6.00
Confidence Level: 3/5


6. Whirly Jig
Pakenham R3 (6.45pm)

Whirly Jig looks over the odds here. The two runs this time in have been better than they read on paper and he is a real one paced type who will appreciate the extra journey. Winning machine Dubai Moon will take beating but there isn’t much competition outside of him.

Recommended Price: $14
Confidence Level: 3/5


2. Funnyifitwon
Pakenham R8 (9.15pm)

Funnyifitwon is a talented horse on his day and tends to do his best racing fresh, as he is here. The Patrick Payne trained gelding doesn’t quite stay but he can finish off really well over shorter trips and I think that is the key to him. This race should set up nicely for his racing style.

Recommended Price: $5.50
Confidence Level: 3.5/5


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