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Race 1

11:40am

Suggested

Starcaster (No.6) & Shepard (No.7)

Dangers

Sin To Win (No.1) & Good Idea (No.3)

Racing in Melbourne returns to headquarters this Saturday for another cracking day of racing. The racing in Melbourne continues to be really strong at the moment and while finding a winner isn’t easy, the quality of the racing can’t be questioned, and we certainly hope that will continue right through until spring and out the other side of this virus pandemic. I think it will. The weather has taken a turn in Melbourne and we are likely to be racing on a soft track with the rail moving out to the five metres position from the two metre position last Saturday. I think that will see a fair bit of the track being used and middle to wide gates will be no disadvantage.

I am kicking off in the first race of the day which is over the 2500m for the stayers. I really hope Yonkers does come here to this race instead of Sydney as I think he is taking up a strong portion of market percentage which gives us a really good opportunity with Shepard and Starcaster. I think these two gallopers are the ones on the rise in a race that looks to have a few well exposed types.

Shepard has come back from a spell in good order. He found the line well at Sandown first up before Starcaster was too good for him at Geelong. He backed that run up however with a dominant win at Ballarat on a heavy track last start He easily accounted for Arty Lucas there who then came out and won by a furlong at Ballarat on Wednesday. It all looks good form. Peter Moody in his comeback to training has his first runner at Flemington and no doubt he will want to make it a winning return. I think he might with Shepard too. Keen to be with him.

Starcaster did give him a cold when he ran past him at Geelong two starts back before turning in a bit of a disappointing run at Sandown last start. I think there were reasons for that. The way the race was run certainly didn’t suit him nor did the track that day. It was a very heavy track on the Lakeside track and Rising Red turned it into a survival of the fittest from the front in a brutal staying test. Starcaster just never got into the race out the back. I think here at Flemington with a softer tempo and on a slightly drier surface this race will setup a lot better for him. I think the 2500m probably evens things up between him and Shepard from their meeting two starts ago and there isn’t a lot between them. I think they will fight the race out and happy to back both to kick the day off on a winning note.

Betting strategy

I will have $45 the win on Shepard here and $40 the win on Starcaster!

Race Outlay

$85

Race 3

12:50pm

Suggested

Wild Vixen (No.4), St Edwards Crown (No.7), La Chevalee (No.8) & Diaquin (No.14)

Dangers

Kuramae (No.2) & Debt’n’deficit (No.5)

This is a strong race for the three year old fillies over the 1400m. We see some in form gallopers coming together here. I was pretty taken with the last start win of Le Chevalee at Sandown on the heavy track. I thought Michael Poy got away with one there. He had the horse in the perfect trailing position behind the two leaders and looked to be in the ideal spot to peel off their backs and run past them. He just missed the boat coming to the home turn however and was shunted back inside as runners went around his filly. He then had to wait to peel her across heels and in that time the race looked shot. This filly picked up the bit though and absolutely surged through the line late to win pretty comfortably on the line. I thought it was an excellent victory and see no reason why she can’t go on with the job here. She gets the soft conditions which look ideal for her, she draws a nice middle gate to get the gun run back off the speed and I am happy to be with her.

Wild Vixen did the job for us in Adelaide when sent out as a bet for the SMS service at a nice price last start. That win followed a very good first up run behind Street Icon who we have seen also go to Adelaide and run well without winning in recent weeks. It is good form. Last campaign her form around Librate who won here last Saturday as well as that good run in that hot race on Melbourne Cup day all read really well for this race. I love the turn of foot she showed to put that race to bed in Adelaide last start when sprinting quickly. She draws ideally here for Mark Zahra to again get a gun run just off the speed and I think she will run well again.

St Edwards Crown comes through the race won by Barbie’s Fox at Caulfield two weeks ago. I think she can improve sharply into this race. She is third up stepping to the 1400m and looks ready now. I think she was a bit of a hidden run in that race, she was treated pretty kindly in the run to the line and I fancy there might be a bit more to come from her here on Saturday. Again, her form last campaign certainly looks strong enough for a race of this nature, peaking here third up on the bigger track she looks worth a ticket for mine at the double figure odds.

Diaquin is the other horse I want to have something on. She might have ran into a smart one there at Sandown last start in Sky Horse on a very heavy track and they gapped the rest. She comes back to the 1400m which suits and her two runs prior to that this campaign were good. Well drawn in a nice middle gate, she will handle the soft conditions and looks big odds at the $20+ on offer which makes her worth a ticket for mine.

Betting strategy

I will have $40 the win on La Chevalee here, $25 the win on Wild Vixen and $10 the win on St Edwards Crown and Diaquin!

Race Outlay

$85

Race 4

1:15pm

Suggested

Canasta (No.3) & New Arrangement (No.8)

Dangers

Loveseat (No.11) & Lady Cuvee (No.12)

Racing in Sydney comes from Randwick this Saturday for what again looks to be a pretty strong meeting. The weather does look like it is in the process of hitting Sydney as I write this preview on Thursday night. There is significant rain forecast in Sydney on Friday and looking at the radar now there are some red, yellow and black spots which can never be good nearby so the rain looks certain to hit and with the track already soft I think it can be fair to anticipate a heavy track on Saturday. The rail is out six metres so I would expect them to be using a fair bit of the track come Saturday afternoon.

I am kicking off in the fourth race of the day which is over the 2000m for the middle distance gallopers. I think it looks a good race for New Arrangement who certainly looks ready to win. He has got better at each run this campaign since coming out from the UK and his last two runs in particular have been good without a lot of luck. In fact he has been close up at all four starts but his last two runs at Kensington he has just run up the inside behind a couple of runners and been unable to build full momentum. He surely gets his chance to get the gun run and have no excuses here on Saturday. He draws ideally in gate six for J-Mac to get a gun run stalking the speed and I think he gets his chance to break through.

Canasta I think is ready to get his way back into the winners circle. He trialled super leading into this campaign and ran well first up when his condition just gave out late. He improved significantly off that to win well second up and then has had mixed fortunes at his last two runs. He got into a speed war on the Kensington track two starts back and faded late and was probably the best of the on speed gallopers here last start. I think he rolls forward off the inside gate for Bossy and should be able to hold the lead without too much other pressure. If that is the case I think he is clearly the horse out of that race won by Bottega that you want to be with. There are quite a few horses from that race coming into this one and Canasta looks to have most of those covered in my opinion. The conditions are a slight query, it is hard to get a guide as to just how well he has handled it in the past. The stats don’t read well but I am not sure they tell the full story. If he runs here then I will take the punt he can handle it and as such happy to be with him.

Betting strategy

I will have $40 the win on New Arrangement and Canasta here!

Race Outlay

$80

Race 5

1:40pm

Suggested

Totally Charmed (No.9), Plenty (No.13) & Shooting Love (No.14)

Dangers

I Dream Of Green (No.7) & Hollaback Girl (No.12)

This is a wide open race here over the 1200m. I sided with a few horses that I thought looked to have a bit of upside compared to a few of their more well exposed rivals. Totally Charmed is one of those. This lightly raced galloper from the Steven O’Dea yard has always shown a good level of talent but perhaps hasn’t lived up to the potential he showed early days. His first up win this time in however was excellent and perhaps this is the campaign that he starts to put it all together. He sat out the back at the Sunshine Coast and rounded his rivals up with a barnstorming finish. He was taken back from the outside draw in that race and I am hoping from the nice draw here he might be able to sit that little bit closer in the run and with a touch of luck from there should be hard to hold out. Around the $8-9 mark I think he is a good bet.

Plenty is a former Chris Waller galloper now with Stuart Kendrick up at the Sunshine Coast and he has turned in two cracking runs since joining the new stable. He had the flashing light on him following his first run for the stable and then turned in a stunning performance to win last start when making up a heap of ground from the back of the field. He is another that showed talent early in his career, he again draws a low gate to do no early work and I fancy he can be finishing hard again. At double figure odds I am happy to be with him.

Shooting Love is the other horse I will back in the race. This filly had form last campaign around Guntantes, Sugar Boom and Alligator Blood which certainly reads well for a race of this nature. She was heavily backed first up but most disappointing. I am going to treat that one as a bit of an aberration. I think she will push forward up on the pace and could be hard to get past so happy to give her another chance as her best form is certainly capable of winning a race of this nature.

Betting strategy

I will have $25 the win on all three of Totally Charmed, Plenty and Shooting Love!

Race Outlay

$75

Suggested

Dangers

Our guest tipsters Mutley and Mal James have previewed two provincial meetings:

Betting strategy

Race Outlay

Race 1

11:40am

Suggested

Starcaster (No.6) & Shepard (No.7)

Dangers

Sin To Win (No.1) & Good Idea (No.3)

Racing in Melbourne returns to headquarters this Saturday for another cracking day of racing. The racing in Melbourne continues to be really strong at the moment and while finding a winner isn’t easy, the quality of the racing can’t be questioned, and we certainly hope that will continue right through until spring and out the other side of this virus pandemic. I think it will. The weather has taken a turn in Melbourne and we are likely to be racing on a soft track with the rail moving out to the five metres position from the two metre position last Saturday. I think that will see a fair bit of the track being used and middle to wide gates will be no disadvantage.

I am kicking off in the first race of the day which is over the 2500m for the stayers. I really hope Yonkers does come here to this race instead of Sydney as I think he is taking up a strong portion of market percentage which gives us a really good opportunity with Shepard and Starcaster. I think these two gallopers are the ones on the rise in a race that looks to have a few well exposed types.

Shepard has come back from a spell in good order. He found the line well at Sandown first up before Starcaster was too good for him at Geelong. He backed that run up however with a dominant win at Ballarat on a heavy track last start He easily accounted for Arty Lucas there who then came out and won by a furlong at Ballarat on Wednesday. It all looks good form. Peter Moody in his comeback to training has his first runner at Flemington and no doubt he will want to make it a winning return. I think he might with Shepard too. Keen to be with him.

Starcaster did give him a cold when he ran past him at Geelong two starts back before turning in a bit of a disappointing run at Sandown last start. I think there were reasons for that. The way the race was run certainly didn’t suit him nor did the track that day. It was a very heavy track on the Lakeside track and Rising Red turned it into a survival of the fittest from the front in a brutal staying test. Starcaster just never got into the race out the back. I think here at Flemington with a softer tempo and on a slightly drier surface this race will setup a lot better for him. I think the 2500m probably evens things up between him and Shepard from their meeting two starts ago and there isn’t a lot between them. I think they will fight the race out and happy to back both to kick the day off on a winning note.

Betting strategy

I will have $45 the win on Shepard here and $40 the win on Starcaster!

Race Outlay

$85

Race 3

12:50pm

Suggested

Wild Vixen (No.4), St Edwards Crown (No.7), La Chevalee (No.8) & Diaquin (No.14)

Dangers

Kuramae (No.2) & Debt’n’deficit (No.5)

This is a strong race for the three year old fillies over the 1400m. We see some in form gallopers coming together here. I was pretty taken with the last start win of Le Chevalee at Sandown on the heavy track. I thought Michael Poy got away with one there. He had the horse in the perfect trailing position behind the two leaders and looked to be in the ideal spot to peel off their backs and run past them. He just missed the boat coming to the home turn however and was shunted back inside as runners went around his filly. He then had to wait to peel her across heels and in that time the race looked shot. This filly picked up the bit though and absolutely surged through the line late to win pretty comfortably on the line. I thought it was an excellent victory and see no reason why she can’t go on with the job here. She gets the soft conditions which look ideal for her, she draws a nice middle gate to get the gun run back off the speed and I am happy to be with her.

Wild Vixen did the job for us in Adelaide when sent out as a bet for the SMS service at a nice price last start. That win followed a very good first up run behind Street Icon who we have seen also go to Adelaide and run well without winning in recent weeks. It is good form. Last campaign her form around Librate who won here last Saturday as well as that good run in that hot race on Melbourne Cup day all read really well for this race. I love the turn of foot she showed to put that race to bed in Adelaide last start when sprinting quickly. She draws ideally here for Mark Zahra to again get a gun run just off the speed and I think she will run well again.

St Edwards Crown comes through the race won by Barbie’s Fox at Caulfield two weeks ago. I think she can improve sharply into this race. She is third up stepping to the 1400m and looks ready now. I think she was a bit of a hidden run in that race, she was treated pretty kindly in the run to the line and I fancy there might be a bit more to come from her here on Saturday. Again, her form last campaign certainly looks strong enough for a race of this nature, peaking here third up on the bigger track she looks worth a ticket for mine at the double figure odds.

Diaquin is the other horse I want to have something on. She might have ran into a smart one there at Sandown last start in Sky Horse on a very heavy track and they gapped the rest. She comes back to the 1400m which suits and her two runs prior to that this campaign were good. Well drawn in a nice middle gate, she will handle the soft conditions and looks big odds at the $20+ on offer which makes her worth a ticket for mine.

Betting strategy

I will have $40 the win on La Chevalee here, $25 the win on Wild Vixen and $10 the win on St Edwards Crown and Diaquin!

Race Outlay

$85

Race 4

1:15pm

Suggested

Canasta (No.3) & New Arrangement (No.8)

Dangers

Loveseat (No.11) & Lady Cuvee (No.12)

Racing in Sydney comes from Randwick this Saturday for what again looks to be a pretty strong meeting. The weather does look like it is in the process of hitting Sydney as I write this preview on Thursday night. There is significant rain forecast in Sydney on Friday and looking at the radar now there are some red, yellow and black spots which can never be good nearby so the rain looks certain to hit and with the track already soft I think it can be fair to anticipate a heavy track on Saturday. The rail is out six metres so I would expect them to be using a fair bit of the track come Saturday afternoon.

I am kicking off in the fourth race of the day which is over the 2000m for the middle distance gallopers. I think it looks a good race for New Arrangement who certainly looks ready to win. He has got better at each run this campaign since coming out from the UK and his last two runs in particular have been good without a lot of luck. In fact he has been close up at all four starts but his last two runs at Kensington he has just run up the inside behind a couple of runners and been unable to build full momentum. He surely gets his chance to get the gun run and have no excuses here on Saturday. He draws ideally in gate six for J-Mac to get a gun run stalking the speed and I think he gets his chance to break through.

Canasta I think is ready to get his way back into the winners circle. He trialled super leading into this campaign and ran well first up when his condition just gave out late. He improved significantly off that to win well second up and then has had mixed fortunes at his last two runs. He got into a speed war on the Kensington track two starts back and faded late and was probably the best of the on speed gallopers here last start. I think he rolls forward off the inside gate for Bossy and should be able to hold the lead without too much other pressure. If that is the case I think he is clearly the horse out of that race won by Bottega that you want to be with. There are quite a few horses from that race coming into this one and Canasta looks to have most of those covered in my opinion. The conditions are a slight query, it is hard to get a guide as to just how well he has handled it in the past. The stats don’t read well but I am not sure they tell the full story. If he runs here then I will take the punt he can handle it and as such happy to be with him.

Betting strategy

I will have $40 the win on New Arrangement and Canasta here!

Race Outlay

$80

Race 5

1:40pm

Suggested

Totally Charmed (No.9), Plenty (No.13) & Shooting Love (No.14)

Dangers

I Dream Of Green (No.7) & Hollaback Girl (No.12)

This is a wide open race here over the 1200m. I sided with a few horses that I thought looked to have a bit of upside compared to a few of their more well exposed rivals. Totally Charmed is one of those. This lightly raced galloper from the Steven O’Dea yard has always shown a good level of talent but perhaps hasn’t lived up to the potential he showed early days. His first up win this time in however was excellent and perhaps this is the campaign that he starts to put it all together. He sat out the back at the Sunshine Coast and rounded his rivals up with a barnstorming finish. He was taken back from the outside draw in that race and I am hoping from the nice draw here he might be able to sit that little bit closer in the run and with a touch of luck from there should be hard to hold out. Around the $8-9 mark I think he is a good bet.

Plenty is a former Chris Waller galloper now with Stuart Kendrick up at the Sunshine Coast and he has turned in two cracking runs since joining the new stable. He had the flashing light on him following his first run for the stable and then turned in a stunning performance to win last start when making up a heap of ground from the back of the field. He is another that showed talent early in his career, he again draws a low gate to do no early work and I fancy he can be finishing hard again. At double figure odds I am happy to be with him.

Shooting Love is the other horse I will back in the race. This filly had form last campaign around Guntantes, Sugar Boom and Alligator Blood which certainly reads well for a race of this nature. She was heavily backed first up but most disappointing. I am going to treat that one as a bit of an aberration. I think she will push forward up on the pace and could be hard to get past so happy to give her another chance as her best form is certainly capable of winning a race of this nature.

Betting strategy

I will have $25 the win on all three of Totally Charmed, Plenty and Shooting Love!

Race Outlay

$75

Suggested

Dangers

Our guest tipsters Mutley and Mal James have previewed two provincial meetings:

Betting strategy

Race Outlay

Race 1

11:40am

Suggested

Starcaster (No.6) & Shepard (No.7)

Dangers

Sin To Win (No.1) & Good Idea (No.3)

Racing in Melbourne returns to headquarters this Saturday for another cracking day of racing. The racing in Melbourne continues to be really strong at the moment and while finding a winner isn’t easy, the quality of the racing can’t be questioned, and we certainly hope that will continue right through until spring and out the other side of this virus pandemic. I think it will. The weather has taken a turn in Melbourne and we are likely to be racing on a soft track with the rail moving out to the five metres position from the two metre position last Saturday. I think that will see a fair bit of the track being used and middle to wide gates will be no disadvantage.

I am kicking off in the first race of the day which is over the 2500m for the stayers. I really hope Yonkers does come here to this race instead of Sydney as I think he is taking up a strong portion of market percentage which gives us a really good opportunity with Shepard and Starcaster. I think these two gallopers are the ones on the rise in a race that looks to have a few well exposed types.

Shepard has come back from a spell in good order. He found the line well at Sandown first up before Starcaster was too good for him at Geelong. He backed that run up however with a dominant win at Ballarat on a heavy track last start He easily accounted for Arty Lucas there who then came out and won by a furlong at Ballarat on Wednesday. It all looks good form. Peter Moody in his comeback to training has his first runner at Flemington and no doubt he will want to make it a winning return. I think he might with Shepard too. Keen to be with him.

Starcaster did give him a cold when he ran past him at Geelong two starts back before turning in a bit of a disappointing run at Sandown last start. I think there were reasons for that. The way the race was run certainly didn’t suit him nor did the track that day. It was a very heavy track on the Lakeside track and Rising Red turned it into a survival of the fittest from the front in a brutal staying test. Starcaster just never got into the race out the back. I think here at Flemington with a softer tempo and on a slightly drier surface this race will setup a lot better for him. I think the 2500m probably evens things up between him and Shepard from their meeting two starts ago and there isn’t a lot between them. I think they will fight the race out and happy to back both to kick the day off on a winning note.

Betting strategy

I will have $45 the win on Shepard here and $40 the win on Starcaster!

Race Outlay

$85

Race 3

12:50pm

Suggested

Wild Vixen (No.4), St Edwards Crown (No.7), La Chevalee (No.8) & Diaquin (No.14)

Dangers

Kuramae (No.2) & Debt’n’deficit (No.5)

This is a strong race for the three year old fillies over the 1400m. We see some in form gallopers coming together here. I was pretty taken with the last start win of Le Chevalee at Sandown on the heavy track. I thought Michael Poy got away with one there. He had the horse in the perfect trailing position behind the two leaders and looked to be in the ideal spot to peel off their backs and run past them. He just missed the boat coming to the home turn however and was shunted back inside as runners went around his filly. He then had to wait to peel her across heels and in that time the race looked shot. This filly picked up the bit though and absolutely surged through the line late to win pretty comfortably on the line. I thought it was an excellent victory and see no reason why she can’t go on with the job here. She gets the soft conditions which look ideal for her, she draws a nice middle gate to get the gun run back off the speed and I am happy to be with her.

Wild Vixen did the job for us in Adelaide when sent out as a bet for the SMS service at a nice price last start. That win followed a very good first up run behind Street Icon who we have seen also go to Adelaide and run well without winning in recent weeks. It is good form. Last campaign her form around Librate who won here last Saturday as well as that good run in that hot race on Melbourne Cup day all read really well for this race. I love the turn of foot she showed to put that race to bed in Adelaide last start when sprinting quickly. She draws ideally here for Mark Zahra to again get a gun run just off the speed and I think she will run well again.

St Edwards Crown comes through the race won by Barbie’s Fox at Caulfield two weeks ago. I think she can improve sharply into this race. She is third up stepping to the 1400m and looks ready now. I think she was a bit of a hidden run in that race, she was treated pretty kindly in the run to the line and I fancy there might be a bit more to come from her here on Saturday. Again, her form last campaign certainly looks strong enough for a race of this nature, peaking here third up on the bigger track she looks worth a ticket for mine at the double figure odds.

Diaquin is the other horse I want to have something on. She might have ran into a smart one there at Sandown last start in Sky Horse on a very heavy track and they gapped the rest. She comes back to the 1400m which suits and her two runs prior to that this campaign were good. Well drawn in a nice middle gate, she will handle the soft conditions and looks big odds at the $20+ on offer which makes her worth a ticket for mine.

Betting strategy

I will have $40 the win on La Chevalee here, $25 the win on Wild Vixen and $10 the win on St Edwards Crown and Diaquin!

Race Outlay

$85

Race 4

1:15pm

Suggested

Canasta (No.3) & New Arrangement (No.8)

Dangers

Loveseat (No.11) & Lady Cuvee (No.12)

Racing in Sydney comes from Randwick this Saturday for what again looks to be a pretty strong meeting. The weather does look like it is in the process of hitting Sydney as I write this preview on Thursday night. There is significant rain forecast in Sydney on Friday and looking at the radar now there are some red, yellow and black spots which can never be good nearby so the rain looks certain to hit and with the track already soft I think it can be fair to anticipate a heavy track on Saturday. The rail is out six metres so I would expect them to be using a fair bit of the track come Saturday afternoon.

I am kicking off in the fourth race of the day which is over the 2000m for the middle distance gallopers. I think it looks a good race for New Arrangement who certainly looks ready to win. He has got better at each run this campaign since coming out from the UK and his last two runs in particular have been good without a lot of luck. In fact he has been close up at all four starts but his last two runs at Kensington he has just run up the inside behind a couple of runners and been unable to build full momentum. He surely gets his chance to get the gun run and have no excuses here on Saturday. He draws ideally in gate six for J-Mac to get a gun run stalking the speed and I think he gets his chance to break through.

Canasta I think is ready to get his way back into the winners circle. He trialled super leading into this campaign and ran well first up when his condition just gave out late. He improved significantly off that to win well second up and then has had mixed fortunes at his last two runs. He got into a speed war on the Kensington track two starts back and faded late and was probably the best of the on speed gallopers here last start. I think he rolls forward off the inside gate for Bossy and should be able to hold the lead without too much other pressure. If that is the case I think he is clearly the horse out of that race won by Bottega that you want to be with. There are quite a few horses from that race coming into this one and Canasta looks to have most of those covered in my opinion. The conditions are a slight query, it is hard to get a guide as to just how well he has handled it in the past. The stats don’t read well but I am not sure they tell the full story. If he runs here then I will take the punt he can handle it and as such happy to be with him.

Betting strategy

I will have $40 the win on New Arrangement and Canasta here!

Race Outlay

$80

Race 5

1:40pm

Suggested

Totally Charmed (No.9), Plenty (No.13) & Shooting Love (No.14)

Dangers

I Dream Of Green (No.7) & Hollaback Girl (No.12)

This is a wide open race here over the 1200m. I sided with a few horses that I thought looked to have a bit of upside compared to a few of their more well exposed rivals. Totally Charmed is one of those. This lightly raced galloper from the Steven O’Dea yard has always shown a good level of talent but perhaps hasn’t lived up to the potential he showed early days. His first up win this time in however was excellent and perhaps this is the campaign that he starts to put it all together. He sat out the back at the Sunshine Coast and rounded his rivals up with a barnstorming finish. He was taken back from the outside draw in that race and I am hoping from the nice draw here he might be able to sit that little bit closer in the run and with a touch of luck from there should be hard to hold out. Around the $8-9 mark I think he is a good bet.

Plenty is a former Chris Waller galloper now with Stuart Kendrick up at the Sunshine Coast and he has turned in two cracking runs since joining the new stable. He had the flashing light on him following his first run for the stable and then turned in a stunning performance to win last start when making up a heap of ground from the back of the field. He is another that showed talent early in his career, he again draws a low gate to do no early work and I fancy he can be finishing hard again. At double figure odds I am happy to be with him.

Shooting Love is the other horse I will back in the race. This filly had form last campaign around Guntantes, Sugar Boom and Alligator Blood which certainly reads well for a race of this nature. She was heavily backed first up but most disappointing. I am going to treat that one as a bit of an aberration. I think she will push forward up on the pace and could be hard to get past so happy to give her another chance as her best form is certainly capable of winning a race of this nature.

Betting strategy

I will have $25 the win on all three of Totally Charmed, Plenty and Shooting Love!

Race Outlay

$75

Suggested

Dangers

Our guest tipsters Mutley and Mal James have previewed two provincial meetings:

Betting strategy

Race Outlay

Race 1

11:40am

Suggested

Starcaster (No.6) & Shepard (No.7)

Dangers

Sin To Win (No.1) & Good Idea (No.3)

Racing in Melbourne returns to headquarters this Saturday for another cracking day of racing. The racing in Melbourne continues to be really strong at the moment and while finding a winner isn’t easy, the quality of the racing can’t be questioned, and we certainly hope that will continue right through until spring and out the other side of this virus pandemic. I think it will. The weather has taken a turn in Melbourne and we are likely to be racing on a soft track with the rail moving out to the five metres position from the two metre position last Saturday. I think that will see a fair bit of the track being used and middle to wide gates will be no disadvantage.

I am kicking off in the first race of the day which is over the 2500m for the stayers. I really hope Yonkers does come here to this race instead of Sydney as I think he is taking up a strong portion of market percentage which gives us a really good opportunity with Shepard and Starcaster. I think these two gallopers are the ones on the rise in a race that looks to have a few well exposed types.

Shepard has come back from a spell in good order. He found the line well at Sandown first up before Starcaster was too good for him at Geelong. He backed that run up however with a dominant win at Ballarat on a heavy track last start He easily accounted for Arty Lucas there who then came out and won by a furlong at Ballarat on Wednesday. It all looks good form. Peter Moody in his comeback to training has his first runner at Flemington and no doubt he will want to make it a winning return. I think he might with Shepard too. Keen to be with him.

Starcaster did give him a cold when he ran past him at Geelong two starts back before turning in a bit of a disappointing run at Sandown last start. I think there were reasons for that. The way the race was run certainly didn’t suit him nor did the track that day. It was a very heavy track on the Lakeside track and Rising Red turned it into a survival of the fittest from the front in a brutal staying test. Starcaster just never got into the race out the back. I think here at Flemington with a softer tempo and on a slightly drier surface this race will setup a lot better for him. I think the 2500m probably evens things up between him and Shepard from their meeting two starts ago and there isn’t a lot between them. I think they will fight the race out and happy to back both to kick the day off on a winning note.

Betting strategy

I will have $45 the win on Shepard here and $40 the win on Starcaster!

Race Outlay

$85

Race 3

12:50pm

Suggested

Wild Vixen (No.4), St Edwards Crown (No.7), La Chevalee (No.8) & Diaquin (No.14)

Dangers

Kuramae (No.2) & Debt’n’deficit (No.5)

This is a strong race for the three year old fillies over the 1400m. We see some in form gallopers coming together here. I was pretty taken with the last start win of Le Chevalee at Sandown on the heavy track. I thought Michael Poy got away with one there. He had the horse in the perfect trailing position behind the two leaders and looked to be in the ideal spot to peel off their backs and run past them. He just missed the boat coming to the home turn however and was shunted back inside as runners went around his filly. He then had to wait to peel her across heels and in that time the race looked shot. This filly picked up the bit though and absolutely surged through the line late to win pretty comfortably on the line. I thought it was an excellent victory and see no reason why she can’t go on with the job here. She gets the soft conditions which look ideal for her, she draws a nice middle gate to get the gun run back off the speed and I am happy to be with her.

Wild Vixen did the job for us in Adelaide when sent out as a bet for the SMS service at a nice price last start. That win followed a very good first up run behind Street Icon who we have seen also go to Adelaide and run well without winning in recent weeks. It is good form. Last campaign her form around Librate who won here last Saturday as well as that good run in that hot race on Melbourne Cup day all read really well for this race. I love the turn of foot she showed to put that race to bed in Adelaide last start when sprinting quickly. She draws ideally here for Mark Zahra to again get a gun run just off the speed and I think she will run well again.

St Edwards Crown comes through the race won by Barbie’s Fox at Caulfield two weeks ago. I think she can improve sharply into this race. She is third up stepping to the 1400m and looks ready now. I think she was a bit of a hidden run in that race, she was treated pretty kindly in the run to the line and I fancy there might be a bit more to come from her here on Saturday. Again, her form last campaign certainly looks strong enough for a race of this nature, peaking here third up on the bigger track she looks worth a ticket for mine at the double figure odds.

Diaquin is the other horse I want to have something on. She might have ran into a smart one there at Sandown last start in Sky Horse on a very heavy track and they gapped the rest. She comes back to the 1400m which suits and her two runs prior to that this campaign were good. Well drawn in a nice middle gate, she will handle the soft conditions and looks big odds at the $20+ on offer which makes her worth a ticket for mine.

Betting strategy

I will have $40 the win on La Chevalee here, $25 the win on Wild Vixen and $10 the win on St Edwards Crown and Diaquin!

Race Outlay

$85

Race 4

1:15pm

Suggested

Canasta (No.3) & New Arrangement (No.8)

Dangers

Loveseat (No.11) & Lady Cuvee (No.12)

Racing in Sydney comes from Randwick this Saturday for what again looks to be a pretty strong meeting. The weather does look like it is in the process of hitting Sydney as I write this preview on Thursday night. There is significant rain forecast in Sydney on Friday and looking at the radar now there are some red, yellow and black spots which can never be good nearby so the rain looks certain to hit and with the track already soft I think it can be fair to anticipate a heavy track on Saturday. The rail is out six metres so I would expect them to be using a fair bit of the track come Saturday afternoon.

I am kicking off in the fourth race of the day which is over the 2000m for the middle distance gallopers. I think it looks a good race for New Arrangement who certainly looks ready to win. He has got better at each run this campaign since coming out from the UK and his last two runs in particular have been good without a lot of luck. In fact he has been close up at all four starts but his last two runs at Kensington he has just run up the inside behind a couple of runners and been unable to build full momentum. He surely gets his chance to get the gun run and have no excuses here on Saturday. He draws ideally in gate six for J-Mac to get a gun run stalking the speed and I think he gets his chance to break through.

Canasta I think is ready to get his way back into the winners circle. He trialled super leading into this campaign and ran well first up when his condition just gave out late. He improved significantly off that to win well second up and then has had mixed fortunes at his last two runs. He got into a speed war on the Kensington track two starts back and faded late and was probably the best of the on speed gallopers here last start. I think he rolls forward off the inside gate for Bossy and should be able to hold the lead without too much other pressure. If that is the case I think he is clearly the horse out of that race won by Bottega that you want to be with. There are quite a few horses from that race coming into this one and Canasta looks to have most of those covered in my opinion. The conditions are a slight query, it is hard to get a guide as to just how well he has handled it in the past. The stats don’t read well but I am not sure they tell the full story. If he runs here then I will take the punt he can handle it and as such happy to be with him.

Betting strategy

I will have $40 the win on New Arrangement and Canasta here!

Race Outlay

$80

Race 5

1:40pm

Suggested

Totally Charmed (No.9), Plenty (No.13) & Shooting Love (No.14)

Dangers

I Dream Of Green (No.7) & Hollaback Girl (No.12)

This is a wide open race here over the 1200m. I sided with a few horses that I thought looked to have a bit of upside compared to a few of their more well exposed rivals. Totally Charmed is one of those. This lightly raced galloper from the Steven O’Dea yard has always shown a good level of talent but perhaps hasn’t lived up to the potential he showed early days. His first up win this time in however was excellent and perhaps this is the campaign that he starts to put it all together. He sat out the back at the Sunshine Coast and rounded his rivals up with a barnstorming finish. He was taken back from the outside draw in that race and I am hoping from the nice draw here he might be able to sit that little bit closer in the run and with a touch of luck from there should be hard to hold out. Around the $8-9 mark I think he is a good bet.

Plenty is a former Chris Waller galloper now with Stuart Kendrick up at the Sunshine Coast and he has turned in two cracking runs since joining the new stable. He had the flashing light on him following his first run for the stable and then turned in a stunning performance to win last start when making up a heap of ground from the back of the field. He is another that showed talent early in his career, he again draws a low gate to do no early work and I fancy he can be finishing hard again. At double figure odds I am happy to be with him.

Shooting Love is the other horse I will back in the race. This filly had form last campaign around Guntantes, Sugar Boom and Alligator Blood which certainly reads well for a race of this nature. She was heavily backed first up but most disappointing. I am going to treat that one as a bit of an aberration. I think she will push forward up on the pace and could be hard to get past so happy to give her another chance as her best form is certainly capable of winning a race of this nature.

Betting strategy

I will have $25 the win on all three of Totally Charmed, Plenty and Shooting Love!

Race Outlay

$75

Suggested

Dangers

Our guest tipsters Mutley and Mal James have previewed two provincial meetings:

Betting strategy

Race Outlay

Race 1

11:40am

Suggested

Starcaster (No.6) & Shepard (No.7)

Dangers

Sin To Win (No.1) & Good Idea (No.3)

Racing in Melbourne returns to headquarters this Saturday for another cracking day of racing. The racing in Melbourne continues to be really strong at the moment and while finding a winner isn’t easy, the quality of the racing can’t be questioned, and we certainly hope that will continue right through until spring and out the other side of this virus pandemic. I think it will. The weather has taken a turn in Melbourne and we are likely to be racing on a soft track with the rail moving out to the five metres position from the two metre position last Saturday. I think that will see a fair bit of the track being used and middle to wide gates will be no disadvantage.

I am kicking off in the first race of the day which is over the 2500m for the stayers. I really hope Yonkers does come here to this race instead of Sydney as I think he is taking up a strong portion of market percentage which gives us a really good opportunity with Shepard and Starcaster. I think these two gallopers are the ones on the rise in a race that looks to have a few well exposed types.

Shepard has come back from a spell in good order. He found the line well at Sandown first up before Starcaster was too good for him at Geelong. He backed that run up however with a dominant win at Ballarat on a heavy track last start He easily accounted for Arty Lucas there who then came out and won by a furlong at Ballarat on Wednesday. It all looks good form. Peter Moody in his comeback to training has his first runner at Flemington and no doubt he will want to make it a winning return. I think he might with Shepard too. Keen to be with him.

Starcaster did give him a cold when he ran past him at Geelong two starts back before turning in a bit of a disappointing run at Sandown last start. I think there were reasons for that. The way the race was run certainly didn’t suit him nor did the track that day. It was a very heavy track on the Lakeside track and Rising Red turned it into a survival of the fittest from the front in a brutal staying test. Starcaster just never got into the race out the back. I think here at Flemington with a softer tempo and on a slightly drier surface this race will setup a lot better for him. I think the 2500m probably evens things up between him and Shepard from their meeting two starts ago and there isn’t a lot between them. I think they will fight the race out and happy to back both to kick the day off on a winning note.

Betting strategy

I will have $45 the win on Shepard here and $40 the win on Starcaster!

Race Outlay

$85

Race 3

12:50pm

Suggested

Wild Vixen (No.4), St Edwards Crown (No.7), La Chevalee (No.8) & Diaquin (No.14)

Dangers

Kuramae (No.2) & Debt’n’deficit (No.5)

This is a strong race for the three year old fillies over the 1400m. We see some in form gallopers coming together here. I was pretty taken with the last start win of Le Chevalee at Sandown on the heavy track. I thought Michael Poy got away with one there. He had the horse in the perfect trailing position behind the two leaders and looked to be in the ideal spot to peel off their backs and run past them. He just missed the boat coming to the home turn however and was shunted back inside as runners went around his filly. He then had to wait to peel her across heels and in that time the race looked shot. This filly picked up the bit though and absolutely surged through the line late to win pretty comfortably on the line. I thought it was an excellent victory and see no reason why she can’t go on with the job here. She gets the soft conditions which look ideal for her, she draws a nice middle gate to get the gun run back off the speed and I am happy to be with her.

Wild Vixen did the job for us in Adelaide when sent out as a bet for the SMS service at a nice price last start. That win followed a very good first up run behind Street Icon who we have seen also go to Adelaide and run well without winning in recent weeks. It is good form. Last campaign her form around Librate who won here last Saturday as well as that good run in that hot race on Melbourne Cup day all read really well for this race. I love the turn of foot she showed to put that race to bed in Adelaide last start when sprinting quickly. She draws ideally here for Mark Zahra to again get a gun run just off the speed and I think she will run well again.

St Edwards Crown comes through the race won by Barbie’s Fox at Caulfield two weeks ago. I think she can improve sharply into this race. She is third up stepping to the 1400m and looks ready now. I think she was a bit of a hidden run in that race, she was treated pretty kindly in the run to the line and I fancy there might be a bit more to come from her here on Saturday. Again, her form last campaign certainly looks strong enough for a race of this nature, peaking here third up on the bigger track she looks worth a ticket for mine at the double figure odds.

Diaquin is the other horse I want to have something on. She might have ran into a smart one there at Sandown last start in Sky Horse on a very heavy track and they gapped the rest. She comes back to the 1400m which suits and her two runs prior to that this campaign were good. Well drawn in a nice middle gate, she will handle the soft conditions and looks big odds at the $20+ on offer which makes her worth a ticket for mine.

Betting strategy

I will have $40 the win on La Chevalee here, $25 the win on Wild Vixen and $10 the win on St Edwards Crown and Diaquin!

Race Outlay

$85

Race 4

1:15pm

Suggested

Canasta (No.3) & New Arrangement (No.8)

Dangers

Loveseat (No.11) & Lady Cuvee (No.12)

Racing in Sydney comes from Randwick this Saturday for what again looks to be a pretty strong meeting. The weather does look like it is in the process of hitting Sydney as I write this preview on Thursday night. There is significant rain forecast in Sydney on Friday and looking at the radar now there are some red, yellow and black spots which can never be good nearby so the rain looks certain to hit and with the track already soft I think it can be fair to anticipate a heavy track on Saturday. The rail is out six metres so I would expect them to be using a fair bit of the track come Saturday afternoon.

I am kicking off in the fourth race of the day which is over the 2000m for the middle distance gallopers. I think it looks a good race for New Arrangement who certainly looks ready to win. He has got better at each run this campaign since coming out from the UK and his last two runs in particular have been good without a lot of luck. In fact he has been close up at all four starts but his last two runs at Kensington he has just run up the inside behind a couple of runners and been unable to build full momentum. He surely gets his chance to get the gun run and have no excuses here on Saturday. He draws ideally in gate six for J-Mac to get a gun run stalking the speed and I think he gets his chance to break through.

Canasta I think is ready to get his way back into the winners circle. He trialled super leading into this campaign and ran well first up when his condition just gave out late. He improved significantly off that to win well second up and then has had mixed fortunes at his last two runs. He got into a speed war on the Kensington track two starts back and faded late and was probably the best of the on speed gallopers here last start. I think he rolls forward off the inside gate for Bossy and should be able to hold the lead without too much other pressure. If that is the case I think he is clearly the horse out of that race won by Bottega that you want to be with. There are quite a few horses from that race coming into this one and Canasta looks to have most of those covered in my opinion. The conditions are a slight query, it is hard to get a guide as to just how well he has handled it in the past. The stats don’t read well but I am not sure they tell the full story. If he runs here then I will take the punt he can handle it and as such happy to be with him.

Betting strategy

I will have $40 the win on New Arrangement and Canasta here!

Race Outlay

$80

Race 5

1:40pm

Suggested

Totally Charmed (No.9), Plenty (No.13) & Shooting Love (No.14)

Dangers

I Dream Of Green (No.7) & Hollaback Girl (No.12)

This is a wide open race here over the 1200m. I sided with a few horses that I thought looked to have a bit of upside compared to a few of their more well exposed rivals. Totally Charmed is one of those. This lightly raced galloper from the Steven O’Dea yard has always shown a good level of talent but perhaps hasn’t lived up to the potential he showed early days. His first up win this time in however was excellent and perhaps this is the campaign that he starts to put it all together. He sat out the back at the Sunshine Coast and rounded his rivals up with a barnstorming finish. He was taken back from the outside draw in that race and I am hoping from the nice draw here he might be able to sit that little bit closer in the run and with a touch of luck from there should be hard to hold out. Around the $8-9 mark I think he is a good bet.

Plenty is a former Chris Waller galloper now with Stuart Kendrick up at the Sunshine Coast and he has turned in two cracking runs since joining the new stable. He had the flashing light on him following his first run for the stable and then turned in a stunning performance to win last start when making up a heap of ground from the back of the field. He is another that showed talent early in his career, he again draws a low gate to do no early work and I fancy he can be finishing hard again. At double figure odds I am happy to be with him.

Shooting Love is the other horse I will back in the race. This filly had form last campaign around Guntantes, Sugar Boom and Alligator Blood which certainly reads well for a race of this nature. She was heavily backed first up but most disappointing. I am going to treat that one as a bit of an aberration. I think she will push forward up on the pace and could be hard to get past so happy to give her another chance as her best form is certainly capable of winning a race of this nature.

Betting strategy

I will have $25 the win on all three of Totally Charmed, Plenty and Shooting Love!

Race Outlay

$75

Suggested

Dangers

Our guest tipsters Mutley and Mal James have previewed two provincial meetings:

Betting strategy

Race Outlay

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