Meadows Race 1 – 525M Maiden Final – 7:14PM
Premier Woofie overcame difficulties to win his heat in impressive style and I think he can continue to improve. Three starts ago he ran a smart 5.10 sectional here and a repeat of that will see him lead throughout.
Dyna Orion was the fastest heat winner but his draw made things easy for him. From a middle pin I think his lack of early speed may bring him undone.
Wind Whistler and Lady Toy will both hit the line solidly and must be included in the exotics.
Top Four : 5 – 1 – 4 – 3
Suggested Bet: Premier Woofie to win with Sportsbet and rove in quinellas with 1,3,4.
Meadows Race 2 – 525M Restricted Win Heat – 7:38PM
Lou Todd has been luckless of late and he faces a big drop in class. He can be hit or miss early, but will muster speed at a great rate and he should get sufficient room initially. Any price over $3.00 is value.
Cosmic Rush is more than capable when on song but he can be very unreliable. His last two runs at Healesville have been solid and he should be in the mix throughout here.
Ousti is ideally drawn and must be included in exotics, but I do think he will be under the odds.
Top Four : 6 – 7 – 3 – 8
Suggested Bet: Quinella 6 Roving with 3,7,8
Trifecta: 6/3,7,8/Field ($18 for $1)
Meadows Race 3 – 525M Restricted Win Heat – 7:58PM
Kirky Courtz does her best racing from the rails draw and in a race that lacks genuine early speed, she should be able to hustle up and settle in the first two through the bend. Should be $4.00 or better which is value.
Lonesome Pirate has the class edge but he has become very unreliable of late. Armed with a great turn of foot, if he can step on terms he will be in the firing line early and that should he enough for him to finish in the top two.
Top Four : 1 – 5 – 3 – 8
Suggested Bet: Kirky Courtz to win at Sportingbet
Meadows Race 4 – 525M Restricted Win Heat – 8:22PM
Stealthy Dancer is normally a reliable beginner and he looks well placed in this company. He has been placed in one of his two starts here and at $3.50 or better here is great value.
Why Not Heather is perfectly drawn out wide and at big odds she is capable of causing an upset. Kakihara will be the favourite and hard to beat, but he has been slow to begin of late and may be worth risking tonight.
Top Four : 2 – 8 – 1 – 6
Suggested Bet: Trifecta 1,2,8/1,2,8/Field ($36 for $1), also win bets on Stealthy Dancer and Why Not Heather, with more on Stealthy Dancer.
Meadows Race 5 – 525M Special Event Final – 8:40PM
Shot to Bits is a ridiculous talent who should get the cash if he can step on terms and avoid early bother. Two starts ago he broke the Bendigo 500m Track Record and he should continue to improve.
Schlitterbahn has done her best racing to date from this draw and she should feature once again. Unix Bale will be hitting the line hard and he just needs an ounce of luck.
Top Four : 7 – 8 – 3 – 6
Suggested Bet: Trifecta 7,8/3,6,7,8/1,3,5,6,7,8 ($24 for $1)
Meadows Race 6 – 600M Special Event – 8:58PM
I think this is a race with some value to be found. Ozzie Bullet will go around at double figure odds, but he has enough early speed to lead and he is worth and each way ticket. Musquin Bale will also settle on the speed and at $5.00 or better it would be better to back both runners straight out.
Hailstorm Billy has been in super form of late but he is likely to end up in the grandstand going around the first bend. Hala Belle is a must for the exotics.
Top Four : 4 – 3 – 2 – 8
Suggested Bet: Ozzie Bullet, Musquin Bale and Hala Belle all for the win, should be able to double your money at worst. All will be $5.00 or better. Shop around the Corporate Bookies and get the best value fixed odds.
Meadows Race 7 – 525M Mixed 4/5 – 9:20PM
With a slow beginner drawn directly outside, Dyna Beth looks the bet of the night. This classy bitch has been luckless in her past six runs and back to one of her favourite tracks she should ping and win.
Silver Brodie can run the hands off the clock when he lands on the lure, but from box six he looks a place hope at best. Squall Bale has blowout potential.
Top Four : 4 – 6 – 7 – 2
Suggested Bet: Dyna Beth for the win if you can land $2.70 or better at Sportsbet
Meadows Race 8 – 525M Free For All – 9:38PM
In one of the toughest races on the night it may be worthwhile having something each-way on Mepunga Melachi at big odds. He will get a long way back early but there will be a couple of frontrunners in this race who will stop quickly and he may just run over the top of them.
Cornelius Fudge is super consistent and he should be a major player from his favourite draw. Buckle Up Mason looks to be the other winning hope but he will need a lot of luck initially.
Top Four : 5 – 8 – 7 – 2
Suggested Bet: Mepunga Melachi Each Way
Quinella 5,7,8 boxed ($3 for $1)
Meadows Race 9 – 525M Restricted Win Heat – 9:57PM
The only two winning hopes are drawn alongside each other. Stealthy Mark and Yambla Mick should both settle on the speed and fight out the finish. It is very hard to split them so maybe have something on them both to win and you can double your money.
Kraken Flooro is very talented but she is likely to get back early and she can make a lot of mistakes in her races.
Top Four : 3 – 4 – 5 – 1
Suggested Bet: Stealthy Mark and Yambla Mick both for the win.
Meadows Race 10 – 600M Grade 5 – 10:20PM
Wise Ella will pounce on the early lead and she will take a power of beating. Last start she managed to cross from a wide draw and score at Sandown in a sizzling 34.13. She looks suited again.
Duchess Bale makes her debut over the longer journey and she gives every indication that it will suit.
Bekim Hatrick must be included in exotics as he will be powering home late.
Top Four : 1 – 2 – 4 – 8
Trifecta 1/2/3,4,6,7,8 ($5 for $1)
Trifecta 1,2/1,2/3,4,6,7,8 ($10 for $1)
Trifecta 1,2,4/,1,2,4/1,2,4,6,7,8 ($24 for $1)
Meadows Race 11 – 525M Grade 5 – 10:40PM
Lektra Brave scored two brilliant Sandown wins in February and he should get every chance from the favourable rails draw.
Upset Boy has been placed in his three tries here and with his early speed he should be in the mix again. Yakamov Bale has shown plenty of improvement in recent runs.
Top Four: 1 – 5 – 6 – 4
Suggested Bet: Lektra Brave to win
Quinella 1 Roving with 4,5,6
Meadows Race 12 – 525M Grade 5 – 10:57PM
Maximus Glider has shown a great return to form at Sandown of late and he should continue to race well. He is the main danger with an ounce of luck early. Bazza’s Gift and Proven Looper must be included in the exotics.
Amadeus Strikes may have trouble crossing from her wide draw.
Top Four : 4 – 5 – 3 – 7
Suggested Bet: Trifecta 4,5/3,4,5,7/1,3,4,5,7,8 ($24 for $1)
7/2,3,4,6,8/4,6/5,7,8 ($30 for $1)
3,6,7,8/2,3,4,6,8/4/5,7,8 ($60 for $1)