Bendigo Cup Day at Bendigo Tips, Best Bets and Race Previews – 2021

2021 Bendigo Cup Day headlines another exciting midweek offering on Wednesday and nine races are on the program.

I’ve run the rule over all of them, and you can find my complete 2021 Bendigo Cup Day Tips below.

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Race 1: 12:30pm – Smartline Finance Maiden Plate, (1400m)

Tip: No. 2 Schuhbeck

Schuhbeck can win the first on Bendigo Cup Day.

The Snitzel gelding is a seven-start maiden, but he has been a consistent performer since making his debut and has missed placing only once.

He’ll take plenty of benefit from his resuming effort for third at Benalla and I am happy to give him another chance.

 

Race 2: 1:00pm – Kym Hann Racing Maiden Plate, (1100m)

Tip: No. 2 Apsara

There isn’t a lot of form to study ahead of Race 2 on Bendigo Cup Day, but Apsara looks to have some talent, and I am happy to stick with her.

The Sepoy mare has had four starts since debuting in March last year and has finished second on three occasions.

She returned from a long back to only just miss here earlier this month and I am confident that run will have brought her right on.

 

Race 3: 1:35pm – BRB Electrical BM78 Handicap, (1100m)

Tip: No. 5 The Billionaire

The Billionaire can record another win on Bendigo Cup Day.

The Billionaire has been nothing short of outstanding since resuming last time in, and he hasn’t finished worse than second at his last six career starts.

He finished second behind a decent one in Starry Legend at Mornington when fresh and takes his place in this race in winning form, having saluted in a Saturday race at Morphettville last time.

Fitter third-up and in this small field, I can’t find a reason why he won’t be in the finish.

 

Race 4: 2:10pm – Filkel 3YO BM64 Handicap, (1300m)

Tip: No. 4 Euro Dandy

This looks to be one of the more open races of the day and there’s a case to be made for several, including Euro Dandy.

Euro Dandy returned to the races with a smart effort to win in maiden company at Geelong, but he was a little out of his depth in the Listed Super Impose at Flemington last time.

He’ll appreciate the drop in class this week, he’s fitter third-up and with even luck, I think that he’ll bounce back.

 

Race 5: 2:45pm – Bendigo Locksmiths BM78 Handicap, (1400m)

Tip: No. 2 Osaka

Former Kiwi Osaka will have his first start for Cliff Brown at Bendigo on Wednesday and I think that he will take beating.

The Makfi gelding returned plenty of excellent performances across the ditch last time, and actually had a run at Caulfield for Stephen Marsh, albeit a failed attempt.

He has recorded three wins and a second placing from four previous fresh attempts and he looks over the odds at his current price ($10 at publish).

 

Race 6: 3:20pm – Catanach’s Jewellers BM64 Handicap, (1100m)

Tip: No. 12 Arroance

Arroance was scratched from a race at Sale on Sunday to instead run here, and I think that it will prove to be the correct decision.

The Puissance De Lune mare hasn’t missed placing at her last seven trips to the races, and she returned from a break to only just miss behind a fitter Yulong Defence at Moe.

She’s another who will enjoy plenty of improvement for that effort and she is my best bet of the day.

 

Race 7: 4:00pm – Group 3 Bendigo Cup, (2400m)

Tip: No. 5 Tooradin

We’ll be treated to a quality edition of the $400,000 Bendigo Cup on Wednesday as a classy field of stayers steps out.

Tooradin has been a strong and consistent performer for the Maher & Eustace stable all year, and he recorded consecutive wins in races at Caulfield and Flemington before a luckless run in the Neds Herbert Power Stakes last time.

This is a drop in class from that contest, he gets into this race well under the conditions and I think that he will take a power of beating.

 

Race 8: 4:40pm – BM70 Handicap, (1600m)

Tip: No. 2 Marsannay

Marsannay needed the run when seventh in a BM78 contest at Cranbourne when resuming, but I’m confident that he’ll enjoy plenty of improvement for that run, and he can fight out the finish of this race.

The Snitzel gelding was a quality performer for the Waterhouse & Bott stable during the Autumn Carnival, at won at Randwick-Kensington before taking his place in the Group 1 Randwick Guineas.

He’ll go straight to the lead on Wednesday afternoon and he can make every post a winner.

 

Race 9: 5:20pm – Carlton Draught BM79 Handicap, (1300m)

Tip: No. 14 Maybe The Best

Maybe The Best can win the last on Bendigo Cup Day.

The I Am Invincible mare stamped herself as a runner to follow when she won on debut at Echuca, and she has finished second at each of her three subsequent career starts, including two back from a spell this time.

Fitter third-up and under the conditions of this race, I’m keen to have a pretty decent crack.

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