Leg 1 – Wentworth Park – Race 2: Cosmic Swiper To Place $1.53
Cosmic Swiper has been racing in consistent form of late and she is blessed with explosive early dash. In two of her past three runs here she has gone sub 5.40 to the first marker and if she can reproduce that type of run she should be able to find the early lead quite easily. She meets a few handy ones tonight and they might reel her in late, however if she does strike the top early, I can’t see her missing a place.
Leg 2 – Wentworth Park – Race 8: Bessy Boo To Place $2.20
Bessy Boo is extremely strong and he is rarely far away over this track and trip. There is plenty of early speed drawn on the inside tonight, so I’m expecting the one and two to punch up and hold the early lead. If that happens he should be able to drop in behind and get a nice sit for most of the journey. The $2.20 quote with Sportsbet is a massive price for a chaser like him, as he will always be running on and he rarely misses a place.
Leg 3 – Bendigo – Race 6: Splash Of White To Place $1.62 (Top Two Finish Required)
Splash Of White is normally a faultless beginner and he returned to form with a slick 22.20 Shepparton win last time out. He is probably better suited to a shorter trip but from the red draw tonight he should be able to hold the early lead and dash away mid race. The last 50m is a concern but he should have enough in the tank to hold on for a top two finish. It might be worth taking him at the middle tote as sometimes you can get over the odds with the place dividend when there are less than eight runners.