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Betfair Hub: Expert Racing Tips - 29th February 2024

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Best lay bets in Australia for Thursday, February 29 brought to you by expert form analysts from the Betfair Hub.

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Ipswich: Race 1; #2 Squeak Down Arrow

Ten start maiden resuming from a 138 day break, has drawn the widest gate and he will have trouble getting a good run throughout so I am happy to risk at the current price.

Kembla Grange: Race 6; #12 Ladyking Down Arrow

Happy to take this runner on resuming from a long break and the overall figure produced on debut was just average. I am assuming Tommy Berry had the pick of the O'Shea runners so I am doubtful Ladyking will be beating home the stablemate.

Pakenham: Race 3; #1 Almairac Down Arrow

Almairac was $5.5 into near even money on debut at Mornington and was plain, albeit in a decent form race then again had every possible last start. 116-day spell straight to 1600m from a wide gate doesn't seem like the recipe for success. Voracious was another who was backed as if the number was already in the frame on debut, that is a hot form race and can go forward and control for Shinn.


Sandown Park: Race 4; #1 Container Down Arrow

There could be some chaos here with Container and Settlement Day in the same race. Both should find forward positions but I could see them undoing each other. This is one of those races where I could see a blanket finish and seeing Container will be one of the favoured runners I am taking him on.

Sandown Park: Race 7; #6 Big Yeti Down Arrow

Big Yeti is having his first go over 595m which looks a negative in a city class race. Box 6 is no help and on top of that there are some wide runners drawn around and they can race unpredictably. I can see Big Yeti finding early trouble and running out of gas late.

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