The Meadows are set to host 12 races on Saturday night from 6:39PM local time. The meeting is headlined by the three heats of the Pat Haas Classic for bitches only over the 525m. The series features the likes of Sunnyside Jo, Plagiarise, and Cash It In. The top two and the two fastest seconds will qualify for next Saturday's final.
Best Bet: Shanlyn Wilde (Race 11)
Lisa and Mark Delbridge have a handy book of runners on Saturday night, with the best in the penultimate race. Shanlyn Wilde, a two-year-old son out of Sennachie x Shanlyn Georgie, has been around the mark in 20 starts to date, winning three and placing in eight. His best performances have come over the 500m and he has a sound track record, winning one from six starts with a further three placings. He has drawn successive wide boxes in recent starts and will relish jumping from the red. She's The Grouse, drawn directly outside him. She likes to use the track and will give him plenty of space to boot up, lead, and prove hard to catch.
Race 11 – Shanlyn Wilde (1)
Form: 54262 | Career: 20: 3-4-4 | Trainer: Lisa Delbridge
Next Best: Amron Tiger (Race 1)
Strong maiden final to kick off the night littered with exciting youngsters who will go through their grades in coming weeks and months. Despite being beaten in a heat, Amron Tiger can turn the tables on Hello Pa and claim his first victory. The son of Fernando Bale x Rothwell Gal has had three starts to date with two of these starts in the Bendigo maiden series where he bumped into the uber talented Tim Zoo. Jumping from box seven in the heat, he was slow away and found trouble on the first turn which ultimately left him too far behind the winner Hello Pa. He will appreciate the lower box draw and should get a lovely cart into the race from Hi There Frank who has speed and dives left. Expect Amron Tiger to settle in the first three and make his move mid race.
Next Best: Osprey Athena (Race 7)
Last of three heats of the Pat Haas Classic presents one of the better bets of the evening. This field contains a lot of pressure, with many of these dogs needing to find the lead to do their best and win. Osprey Athena is the class runner of the race, and dropping back from a campaign at 700m will make her strong enough to pick through the field. In three of her past seven runs, she has bumped into Victoria's best stayer, Zoha Bale where she simply hasn't stood a chance. She is adept at handling wide boxes, with two of her four starts from box six resulting in wins. If she gets any luck coming out of the first turn, she will be roaring home.