After a week off, the PBR is back in a big way and the action takes us south-west of Brisbane on Saturday for the Beaudesert Invitational!
Some of the world’s best cowboys will climb aboard some of the world’s nastiest bulls, and there is simply no sport as exhilarating as bull riding.
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If you haven’t had time to familiarise yourself with the sport or the form yet, don’t worry – I’ve taken the heavy lifting out of it for you with my preview and PBR tips below.
Lachlan Richardson is one of Australia’s finest riders, and I’m expecting him to come out guns blazing at Beaudesert on Saturday.
Richardson has been a strong and consistent performer for several seasons now, but he has absolutely stormed back into competition since we returned from the COVID break, and has easily been the strongest and most consistent rider on tour.
He arrives in Beaudesert off the back of consecutive second placings at the two Rockhampton events, and he was unlucky not to have won at least one of those.
He climbs aboard a decent bull in Bang Ya Drum, but the price on offer for Richardson is too good to resist.
There is no doubt that Bailey Woodard has continued to improve with each event since the return of PBR Australia, but I think he’ll need the ride on Random Assault in Event 1 to tune up.
Woodard closed out last season in good form and with some recent results, and while he is yet to make a real impact through the last four bucks, he did ride quite well for eighth in Event 2 at Rockhampton.
There isn’t much exposed form to divulge for Random Assault but on Woodard’s performances, I can’t see this lasting too long.
Joseph Down has competed at just two events since our return from the COVID break and I think he’ll find this match with Mr Meaner a little too tough.
Down wasn’t able to score in the first event at Caboolture and has since only contested Event 2 in Mackay, which also garnered a duck egg.
Mr Meaner will be making his PBR debut and by all accounts, he looks a decent athlete.
On Down’s recent form alone, I’m going to have a crack at bands betting in this contest.
World number 91 Jake Curr has returned some bold efforts this season, and he shapes as a winning chance in his match with Socket.
Curr has ridden in all but one event since the PBR returned, finishing on the podium twice, and he also performed well at Rockhampton a couple of weeks ago, finishing fourth in Event 1 most notably.
Socket is also making his debut, but we know how good Curr is, and I am happy to follow him into this contest.
There are few things that I enjoy more than placing a PBR multi, and I’ve climbed back into the saddle with a four-legger in Event 1.
All of Tezzas Pride, Busted Banjo, Drag Iron and Rusty are clear favourites to win their respective matches – Busted Banjo adds the most value as a $1.32 favourite to unseat Sam Woodall.
Lane Mellers has mixed his form since returning to action, and while I’m not sure that he can beat A Force in Event 2 at Beaudesert, I think that he can push the bull the whole way.
Meller needed the first couple of events to tune up before going bang with a very impressive performance and win at Event 1 in Mackay.
He didn’t score at Rockhampton most recently, but still rode well, and I’m going to roll the dice on a late time band here.
As outlined in my preview for Event 1, Joseph Down’s form since the COVID resumption has been shaky at best, and I’m expecting another win here for Catfish Billy.
Catfish Billy is on debut and given he doesn’t have any exposed form to dig into, I’m going to have a couple of band bets, specifically Bull in 2-2.99 seconds ($3) and Bull in 3-3.99 seconds ($4).
Lachlan Richardson will climb about Going Under in Event 2 at Beaudesert and I think that he can win again.
Richardson’s form has been simply outstanding – he has clearly been the best rider since the PBR returned in Australia this year.
Going Under made his PBR debut at Rockhampton and was defeated by Caiden Sandilands.
There’s no doubt that Richardson is a tougher opponent for Going Under, who himself is under the odds.
Betting suggests that one of the better battles in Event 2 at Beaudesert will take place between Aaron Kleier and Personal Space, and I think it’s a winnable one for the rider.
Kleier is another rider that has been outstanding since we returned from the COVID break, winning two events and placing in three others, including a win in Rockhampton a couple of weeks ago.
Personal Space defeated Ben Gard in 4.9 seconds at Rockhampton and prior to that, Matt Hollis in Mackay (4.33 seconds).
Regardless, I think that the rider is the one to beat.
Going slightly wider with our multi in Event 2 which at publish, is offering odds of $3.09.
All of Little Thunder, The Pet, Woomera and Busted Banjo will start favourites in their respective matches, but we’re getting $1.68 for Busted Banjo, which clearly adds the best value.