The Wolf’s best bet should break through for a win at Pakenham in his second start. Here are Thursday’s racing tips.


Fac did a great job on debut at Sale and the form out of that race has proved outstanding. Both first and third place from that race have come out and won since. Jamie Mott should send the Greg Eurell trained gelding forward from the inside draw and either lead or sit just behind. This is a winnable race.

Recommended Price: $2.00
Confidence Level: 4.5/5


UItimate Edition posted a welcome return to form leading all the way to win last start here on his home track and looks well placed to repeat the dose. While he is still a bit fierce in his races he was more tractable there and was still strong through the line over 1400m. The extra 200m should hold no fears and Liam Riordan retains the ride – an advantage in an apprentice only race.

Recommended Price: $2.80
Confidence Level: 4/5

Ghosted lost all momentum when forced to check off heels last start in the Wagga Guineas Prelude. That was a much stronger race than this and his maiden win two back against Our Lone Star – who has won since at Flemington – was impressive. He just needs some luck from the wide draw. No knock on the favourite Cuffe’s Grange but the race thins drastically after that.

Recommended Price: $3.50
Confidence Level: 4/5

Shadow Colour finally dispensed with his maiden tag last start and it was none too soon, having placed at ten of his eleven starts prior, including eight second placings. There are plenty of examples of horses who managed two string some wins together after finally breaking through for that overdue maiden win and this looks a suitable race for him to continue his momentum in.

Recommended Price: $4.00
Confidence Level: 3.5/5

Zipping Boy looks a class above here. The Jerome Hunter trained gelding broke his maiden here in August of last year and has won twice since, including a victory at Flemington in January. This race is very thin and he is effective ridden either forward or back.

Recommended Price: $1.80
Confidence Level: 4.5/5


Pakenham 2/4 Fac & 5/1 Zipping Boy


Pakenham: 5/1/1,4,5,6/1,2,4,5