Rivergum Drive ran the hands off the clock when winning at Ballarat two runs back and from the favourable red draw he should be winning again. He is armed with great early speed and he has the benefit of a middle to wide runner drawn directly on his outside. He is a little short at the $1.65 but he should get the ball rolling and I’m expecting him to win with considerable ease.
Leg 2 – Sale – Race 8: Darbain Dasher To Place $3.25
Darbain Dasher doesn’t win too often but he is very strong and he is rarely far away. He has been taking on some strong company in recent weeks and he should appreciate the drop in class tonight. I’m expecting the one and three to lead them up and they will control the race, with that being the case he should be able to get a nice run through in the early stages and a clear run in the middle stages. I dont think he can win the event but at the $3.25 for the place I think he is enormous value.
Leg 3 – Ipswich – Race 6: Butchulla Boy To Win $1.80
Butchulla Boy has a great record over this track and trip and from the red draw he should be leading from go to whoa. There isn’t a lot of speed drawn on his outside and the two runner will scout wide through the bends, so that should allow him to boot away mid race. He isn’t overly strong but he should have a nice break as they round for home and he looks a good bet.