Race 1 – 515M Grade 5 – 7:08PM
Shot To Bits is an exciting prospect who was luckless when placed at The Meadows late last month. Normally being slow to begin is a disadvantage, however tonight he should be suited. There is a lot of speed in the middle pins which should allow him to get a nice sit early and prove too strong in the run home.
Terrorizer struggles to run out the trip but he is expected to lead. He was narrowly beaten here last start and should give a bold sight again.
Billy Higgs is another who is blessed with loads of talent but he can bomb the start at times. From out wide he may get posted early. Moot Point is drawn ideally and must be respected.
Top Four : 7 – 5 – 1 – 8
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Race 2 – 595M Grade 5 Heat – 7:24PM
My Bro Fabio has the good draw, but tonight I think it may work against him because he lacks genuine early speed. His box manners are not great and on the bend start he cannot afford to make any mistakes in the first 50 metres. I think he may be the lay of the night. He should be around the $1.80 mark so definitely worth taking him on.
Tyronimo has been in consistent form and I expect him to settle near the early lead. If he can reproduce the effort that saw him power to the line in his last start win at The Meadows then he should feature in the finish.
Immy Rose is much better than her recent runs and if she pings out, she can cause an upset at big odds. Zipping Rory has been luckless of late and must be included in the exotics.
Top Four : 3 – 2 – 1 – 6
Suggested Bet: Tyronimo to win and rove in quinellas with 1,2,6,7
Race 3 – 515M Grade 5 – 7:49PM
Silver Brodie does his best racing from the red draw and if he can step cleanly tonight he should be able to hold a forward spot through the first bend. In recent months he has scored some ridiculously fast wins and if he manages to hold the lead through the first bend it should be times and margins
Striking Blaze is surprisingly well drawn in the middle. In his last few runs he has been needing room early and been looking to get wide through the first turn. From his middle pin tonight he should be vying for the early lead and he will remain prominent throughout the event.
Proven Trendy makes too many mistakes in his races and is worth risking tonight. Missile Flash wasn’t disgraced here last week, keep safe at odds.
Top Four : 1 – 5 – 7 – 2
Suggested Bet: Silver Brodie to win with Sportsbet bonus.
Race 4 – 515M Grade 5 Final – 8:07PM
The ideally drawn Mepunga Moss has been racing in dazzling form of late, having won her past three starts here all in slick times. She has run 5.04 to the first marker in her past two and a repeat of that will see her hold the early lead again. If she holds the lead it will be hard to see anything catching here.
Rumble Comet is probably the most gifted chaser in the field, however his poor box manners and awkward draw will see him needing a lot of luck to feature.
Wait Till Dark and Question Bale are both drawn to hold forward spots early which should see them finishing around the top four.
Top Four : 1 – 2 – 3 – 6
Trifecta: 1/2,3,6/Field ($18 for $1)
Trifecta: 1,2,3/1,2,3,6/1,2,3,4,5,6 ($36 for $1)
Race 5 – 515M Grade 5 – 8:29PM
In what is a tough race, I think the middle pins hold the key. Galahad can ping the lids at times and with a wider runner drawn directly outside he should get every chance to drive through in the early stages. He should be around the $6.50 mark and that is great value.
Velocemente didn’t have a great deal of luck when placed here last week and if he can begin a shade better he should experience a clearer run.
Yoda Bale’s form reads very ordinary, but he is capable of pulling out a run at odds. Dyna Tony is expected to lead from the inside draw, however his last 50 metres isn’t very strong, so place hopes look best.
Top Four : 3 – 4 – 1 – 5
Suggested Bet: Have something to win on Galahad and Velocemente to win, both should be $4.50 for or better.
Race 6 – 715M Mixed 4/5 – 8:52PM
Sweet It Is has recently joined the powerful Darren McDonald kennel and she appears placed in a perfect race. There are at least four runners in this event that are suspect at running out the 715 metre trip and if she can avoid trouble in the initial stages, she should prove far too strong for this lot.
Fantasizzing is another backmarker who should get her chance to run past some tiring chasers. Two runs ago she wasn’t disgraced when placed behind Alpe D’Huez over this track and journey. Rarely a winner, she is a must for the exotics.
Heidi Go Seek and Lethal Three look to be the two main pacesetters, but both are a doubt over the journey. Heidi is likely to be second pick in the betting, include her for third and fourth in your exotics. If looking for value, Keep Grifter Bale very safe, should be double figure odds and can run a big race.
Top Four : 8 – 5 – 3 – 6
Trifecta: 8/3,5,6/1,3,4,5,6,7 ($15 for $1)
Trifecta: 5,6,8/3,5,6,8/1,3,4,5,6,7,8 ($45 for $1)