Raceday focus: Best bets, preview and odds for Pakenham meeting

Herald Sun form analyst Gilbert Gardiner runs the rule over Thursday night’s card at Pakenham.

BEST BET

WAY TO GO PAULA (R7 No.11 – $2.70)

Won first-up at Pakenham last preparation then far from disgraced in Listed grade thereafter. Jamie Kah riding less than 48 hours before her Sydney Group 1 mission. Must be fancied.

NEXT BEST

TARANTELLO (R2 No.8 – $3.50)

Improved markedly second-up last preparation and from the rails draw with Jye McNeil in the saddle should be right in the finish.

AMERICAIN ANGEL (R5 No.10 – $2.30)

Took three starts to get on the board — running second each time — but led all the way to win last start at Pakenham by five lengths. Will be short and winning again.

Jamie Kah on Way To Go at Flemington. Picture: Racing Photos via Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

VALUE BET

FINESSE TESS (R6 No.8 – $8)

Been around the mark in two starts since a break. Gets her chance again and proven at the trip. Go both ways.

PAY YOUR DUES (R8 No.4 – $8)

Winner third-up previously and form jockey booked to ride. Favourite Falls looks hard to beat but certainly one for the exotics.

THE JOCKEY

JYE McNEIL

Rode a treble at Pakenham last Thursday night and despite only the three rides should be prominent.

FOTURI (R1 No.3 – $1.40), TARANTELLO (R2 No.8 – $3.50) and ABREED (R5 No.3 – $10)

TAB fixed odds

Originally published asPakenham tips: One-ride Kah the way to go

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