Leg 1 – Angle Park – Race 8: Elira Jane To Place $1.44
Elira Jane has a terrific record over this track and trip and she finds herself in a suitable race today. There is very little speed drawn on her outside, so if she can get away cleanly she should be able to avoid being crowded and that will allow her to carve across and settle near the lead. There are a couple of handy ones drawn nearer the inside but if she gets a clear passage in the first 40m or so she should finish in the top three.
Leg 2 – Meadows – Race 8: Allen Icarus To Place $3
Allen Icarus has always raced well here and he is much better than his past couple of runs suggest. He generally shows good early speed in his races and I’m expecting the four to carve up the inside division, so if he does happen to step well he should be able to get across and settle in the top three at the first bend. He is quite strong in the run home and at $3 for the place with Bet365 I think it is great over’s.
Leg 3 – Ballarat – Race 8: Jack Kade To Place $3.10
Jack Kade is taking on some classy types tonight but he is blessed with explosive early speed and he appears well placed in the pink draw. There is some speed drawn in the middle but if he gets away cleanly he should be able to swoop into the first bend and most likely assume control. There are some strong chasers drawn in one, two, six and seven, so one of those might pick him off late but he should hang on for a top three finish.