Leg 1 – Bulli – Race 6: Encosta Deplente To Place $3.25
Encosta Deplente is a class act when on song and from the favourable draw he should get every chance to figure in the finish. There are some very smart chasers drawn inside but I’m expecting them to bunch up mid race and that should allow him to swoop around and assume control. The $15 fixed on offer is enormous but I think the $3.25 for the place is the safer option and that will add great value to the multi.
Leg 2 – The Gardens – Race 5: Gracie See More To Place $1.80
Gracie See More has a great record over this track and trip and she should be able to run home into the placings. There is a heap of speed drawn directly on her outside and there are a couple of speedy ones drawn inside, that should allow her to drop in for a nice sit and she will be very strong in the run to the line. She might get too far back early to win but she should be able to pick off quite a few of them late and she looks a great place bet.
Leg 3 – Geelong – Race 8: Wind Whistler To Place $1.73
Wind Whistler hasn’t won for a little while but he has been placed in three of his past four starts and he turned in a great performance when placed over this track and trip last week. I’m expecting the inside three to all battle for the early lead and that should mean he will be able to drop in behind them for a nice sit early. He is an extremely powerful chaser and with a clear passage in running I can’t see him missing out on a top three finish.