Daily Racing Tips – Monday, May 31

Pakenham: Race 2 (1:30pm)
No. 11 Sabaku

Sabaku will take plenty of improvement into her second campaign start at Pakenham today and can break her maiden.

The Phillip Stokes-trained filly has made four trips to the races since debuting and is yet to miss placing, finishing a credible second at Ballarat when resuming.

With even luck from barrier 10, this looks a great opportunity for her to strike.

Pakenham: Race 5 (3pm)
No. 3 Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim is another runner out of the Stokes yard with winning claims at Pakenham this afternoon.

The Choisir gelding returned some lovely efforts last time in, highlighted by an impressive win to break his maiden at this track and distance.

He is drawn a peach today in barrier 4 and will get some relief in the weights under Josh Richards.

Pakenham: Race 7 ()4pm)
No. 5 La Croft

La Croft hasn’t been seen at the races since June last year, but she tends to fly fresh, and I am happy to have something on at Pakenham today.

The Foxwedge mare recorded a dominant win at this point of her last preparation, and continued to race well in stronger company during her campaign.

There doesn’t look to be any real stars engaged today and La Croft can fight out the finish.

Pakenham: Race 8 (4:30pm)
No. 10 Bella Amore

Bella Amore looks well placed to win the last at Pakenham this afternoon.

The Snitzel mare has been a good horse for the Mick Price Mick Kent Jnr yard since making her debut, and she has returned to the races in smart form this time, winning here when fresh and filling the minors behind Riot And Rose last time.

That horse has franked the form by winning on Saturday and the $5 about Bella Amore at publish looks a touch of overs.