Albion Park betting preview & best bets | Thursday 13/4/2023

Albion Park betting tips

is set to host 12 races on Thursday night from 6:42pm local time. There are three cracking heats of the Trophy with the likes of Hara's River, Hara's Skye, and set to headline the series. Dogs that run top two in their respective heats and the two fastest thirds gain entry into next week's final.

Best Bet: Mahuika (Race 11)

Trained by Angela Brown, Mahuika has mixed her distances in recent weeks; however, back up to the 520m appears her go. Mahuika was excellent in early March when running second to the talented Inevitable in a solid 30.22s. Since then, she had no luck in the fifth-grade final which was won by the above greyhound and has had three consecutive box-one draws over both the 395m and 520m. Mahuika faced key market rival Atomic Len two starts back over the 395m when running fifth, beaten upwards of four lengths. Interestingly, Mahuika carried a far shorter SP profile, going off as a $2.90 favourite versus Atomic Len at $23. Len makes the step up to the 520m for the first time, and it's fair to assume the more experienced and stronger campaigner in Mahuika can beat her main market rival en route to a smart victory.

Best Bet

Race 11 – SilkMahuika (7)

Form: 228153 | Career: 15: 4-5-1 | Trainer: Angela Brown

$2.50 with PlayUp

Next Best: Jen's Joy (Race 1)

We are expecting steep improvement from this runner set to face the starter for the second time over course and trip. Jen's Joy began her career out of the 395m boxes at Albion Park, recording a second and a win in 22.79s. After this win, she was unraced for three weeks, which would indicate Hosking trialling her over the longer trip she faced for the first time last week. Jumping from box four, she didn't ace the start and was forced to work to find a position. Once she did, she got caught up in mid-race traffic which led to Ninetymile Rose being off and gone. Jen only recorded a slow 30.76s but is open to plenty of improvement. This appears an awful novice, and given Jen can run around the 30.30s mark, this isn't out of her grasp.

Next Best

Race 1 – SilkJen's Joy (4)

Form: 212 | Career: 3: 1-2-0 | Trainer: Jamie Hosking

$3 with Palmerbet

Best Value: Little Critter (Race 7)

Little Critter, a two-year-old daughter of , appears well and truly over the odds in the second heat of the Winged Runner Trophy. She has struck a golden run winning five of her last 11 races and, more importantly, three of her last five. Last fortnight she had the red box and was able to score by upwards of five lengths, breaking 30 seconds in a terrific win. Last week she was severely dragged down after finding a nice position from an awkward draw. The current favourite in this race, Cincinnati Lana, was excellent last week against Springtime Jet and is the dog to beat; however, she does want to get off the track heading into the first turn, and with Alpha Princess drawn directly outside her, she could find herself in some trouble early. Little Critter will require some luck early, but if she can find a nice spot, she has the strength and class to cause the blowout.

Best Value

Race 7 – SilkLittle Critter (7)

Form: 711317 | Career: 36: 10-4-6 | Trainer: Leanne Hall

$10 with Betfair

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