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Saturday Slingshot: Horse racing best bets for June 25, 2022

The Saturday Slingshot presented by is here and it brings you the best bets for horse racing in Australia on Saturday, June 25, 2022 to help you launch into a winning weekend on the punt.

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Eagle Farm Race 4: #2 Esti Feny @ $2.15

Matthew Smith’s Esti Feny comes off a brave run in the Group 1 Doomben Cup and a solid fourth in the $1.2 million Q22 a fortnight ago. Both of those runs were at weight-for-age where carried 59kg against some of the best middle distance runners in the country, so to come back to this level with 55kg on his back makes him look a clear standout. It has been a long time since Esti Feny’s last win, but this is the ideal race for the seven-year-old to return to the winner’s circle.

Caulfield Race 5: #1 Chief Altony @ $3.10

The Alex Rae-trained Chief Altony is the definition of a winter specialist, and with soft conditions expected on Saturday, he simply looks the best bet of the day. Having raced on Heavy 9 tracks at his last three starts, he has not finished outside of the top three, while two starts back he put close to four lengths on his rivals on the Lakeside track at Sandown. Thomas Stockdale sticks on board and his 2kg claim brings the weight down to 60kg, which will only aid the five-year-old gelding’s chances of running on strongly at the end of the 1600m. With a record of 6: 2-3-1 at the mile, it is clearly his pet distance and, with favoured conditions on his side, we cannot see Chief Altony getting beaten in this. The $3.30 on offer with Unibet is a perfect price to load into on Saturday.

Randwick Race 4: #6 Po Kare Kare @ $3.30

If there was a market where you could back horses to win a Group 1 at some stage in their career, Po Kare Kare would be the first horse we back. The three-year-old filly has a win at the top level at the tip of her fingers in our opinion, so this Saturday metropolitan race looks the perfect place for her to prove that, even though it is just a 3YO Benchmark 72. The Bryce Heys-trained daughter of Savabeel could not have won with any more authority if she tried at Gosford on June 9, looping the field under a big weight to win by over two lengths without even being touched by the whip. That was over 1200m and this is now 1300m which she should absolutely love. We are right in her camp.

Morphettville Race 8: #1 Fighting Mclaren @ $3.00

Our best bet of the day comes up in the penultimate race of the day as the Ryan Balfour-trained Fighting Mclaren looks to bring up a second straight win following a nice win on June 11. The win came on the Parks track over 1000m and the extra 50m he gains on Saturday should prove no hinderance to his winning chances. Campbell Rawiller sticks on board and claims 2kg, meaning the four-year-old gelding will need to lug 61.5kg. The Fighting Sun gelding is a 75-rater going around in BM68 company and is clearly a class above a majority of his rivals. This will be the first time he faces a Heavy, but considering he has three wins and a second on Soft going, we anticipate he will handle the conditions with no issue. The $3.00 with online bookmakers looks to be a steal.

Belmont Race 9: #4 It’sarayday @ $2.70

It’sarayday is the class horse on Saturday’s program at Belmont, so we are hoping that the talented three-year-old can send punters out on a high. The Simon Miller-trained son of Winning Rupert is being hyped as a Group 1 winner in waiting, so we expect him to be a major player later in the year during The Pinnacles. If that is to come to fruition, he should be taking care of this Rating 78+ race. Patrick Carbery knows the horse well, so he will put him to sleep early from barrier four and he should finish over the top of them. Horse Racing Multi for June 25

Esti Feny / Chief Altony / Po Kare Kare / Fighting Mclaren / It’sarayday all to win


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