The Meadows betting preview, best bets & quaddie | 13/5/23
The Meadows are set to host 12 races on Saturday night from 6:30PM local time. There's three heats over the 600m which will feature the likes of classy distance chasers, Greysynd Shock, Who Told Shorty, Yachi Bale and Mepunga Mustang. Runners who finish in the top two of their respective heats and the two fastest thirds will compete in next week's final worth almost $20,000.
Best Bet: Big Energy (Race 4)
Big by name, big by nature. Big Energy has dazzled in his past two efforts at Sandown and the Western Australian will be looking to take his big, booming finish across to The Meadows in search for three successive victories. The two-year-old son of Aussie Infrared x Amo Bailar has won five of his ten starts including two of three in Victoria. Of those five career wins, none have been more impressive than his most recent outing where he drew box one, was able to kick up, lead and roar away for a victory upwards of five lengths all well running subsonic time (28.93). Judging by his racing style, his best part of his race is his run home which is enormous. Factoring this in, The Meadows should only further heighten his late race strength. With two poor beginners drawn inside him (Zipping Daria, Nitro Bale) he should be able to find the rails and given he is close enough he will absolutely smash this field. All eyes will be on the clock if he can get a clean run in transit.
Race 4 – Wendy Rocks (3)
Form: 25711 | Career: 10: 5-2-0 | Trainer: J Greenough
Next Best: Shipwreck (Race 7)
Master trainer Paul Presutto will be hopeful that the one month let up is exactly what the doctor ordered with his chaser, Exalted, who had been running well below his best. A winner of six races, Exalted had run three underwhelming races in a row leading into his break away from the track. The common denominator with all these results was that he was runner at Sandown where he had only enjoyed one success from six starts. Heading back to The Meadows looks to benefit his chances as he has won five of his sixt total races over course and trip. In his last start at The Meadows, he raced without luck in an Australian Cup Heat when finishing down the track behind the likes of Landyn Bale and Kelsey Bale. Shima Shadow and Umberto are both promising young pups however, they have their faults and from box one Exalted will give backers a good run for their money.
Race 3 – Exalted (1)
Form: 25385 | Career: 23: 6-2-3 | Trainer: Peter Presutto
Best Value: Greysynd Shock (Race 5)
Greysynd Shock has been a marvel dog for connections over the past two years as he races ever so consistently. He doesn't win out of turn however, appears large odds tonight and can run a cracking race at each way odds. The four-year-old son of Bewildering x Greysynd Emma has shown his versatility throughout his career and upon looking at his past five runs one can see that versatility in full effect. He has run over the 600m and 730m at The Meadows, 660m at Bendigo and 715m at Sandown resulting in three placings. He has only been beaten a few lengths by the likes of Dirt Farmer, Xylan Bale and Hummock who have all subsequently won or raced in much tougher company since. Last start, Greysynd Shock finished just two and a half lengths off Ailee Bale all while being the victim of a massive check on the first corner and being forced to race wide the entire way round. With this, It's hard to justify the massive disparity in current prices and he clearly appears the value proposition in a very open race.
Race 5 – Greysynd Shock (7)
Form: 23346 | Career: 102: 17-27-21 | Trainer: Michael Chilcott