Daily Racing Tips – Thursday, March 31

Pakenham: Race 2 (6:15pm AEDT)
No. 5 Ancient Egypt

I thought that there was a lot to like about Ancient Egypt’s debut performance, and he can break his maiden at Pakenham this evening.

The American Pharoah colt mustered a nice turn of foot to finish fourth, beaten only half a length at Sandown on debut, and there’s no doubt that he’ll enjoy improvement for that experience.

Luke Nolen rides, and this looks a great opportunity for the horse to begin his rise through the grades.

Pakenham: Race 5 (7:45pm AEDT)
No. 3 Midnight Charm

Midnight Charm looks to have plenty of ability, and he can record another win at Pakenham tonight.

The Charm Spirit gelding stamped himself as a galloper to follow by winning on debut here at Pakenham, and he raced home well to finish a credible fifth at Sandown last time out.

Fitter third-up and under Jamie Kah, he’ll take beating.

Pakenham: Race 7 (8:45pm AEDT)
No. 1 Ocean's Thirteen

Ocean’s Thirteen faces a rise in the weights at Pakenham tonight, but she was an impressive winner here last time, and I think that she can make it two in a row.

The daughter of Ocean Park has had her runs spaced this time in, and the decision was rewarded when she kicked clear to salute with ease last time out.

With even luck, she can fight out the finish again.

Pakenham: Race 8 (9:15pm AEDT)
No. 1 Barretta

Barretta has made just one appearance at the races and hasn’t been seen since August, but he couldn’t have been more impressive on debut, and he can return a winner tonight.

The Australia gelding stepped out in Ireland on debut and charged clear of his rivals to greet the judge nearly six lengths ahead of his rivals.

Of course, there is something of a query over this being his first start down under, but anything close to that debut performance would surely be enough here.