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Race 3

6:30pm

Suggested

Unanimous (No.4), Vangelic (No.8) & Montia (No.9)

Dangers

Larimer Street (No.1)

This race is for the two year olds over the 1200m. Larimer Street off the back of a pretty slow 1400m last start at Flemington has come up favourite and I thought he was a bit of a risk here so that is the way I am playing this race. It was hard not to be impressed with the win of Unanimous on debut. He sat off the speed at Sandown but was really strong through the line and for mine it was a most impressive victory. I was a little bit surprised that he come up around the $7-8 mark here. He is a big strong galloper who should take plenty of benefit from that debut run. From a middle gate he should land in a good spot here for the white hot Jye McNeil and I just think he was the horse that came up well over the odds so happy to be with him.

Vangelic is another interesting runner here from the Waterhouse yard. This filly won well on debut on New Year’s Day and then was well in the market at Flemington three weeks ago when she just had no luck at all. She got squeezed badly at about the 300m mark and then took a while to get back into her rhythm. What was pleasing though was how well she got through the line late. She really surged late and I don’t think we saw the best of her that day. Williams stays on board here and with more luck in running I think we can see her figuring in the finish. Around the $6 mark I think she is a good bet and happy to be with her.

I will cover those bets by saving on Montia. This filly was really good winning here on debut and obviously that Moonee Valley experience could prove crucial here tonight. She should get a gun run from the low draw for Regan Bayliss on the speed and I love the way she flattened out to the line in her debut win. If she has improved from that win then you would have to rate her a key winning chance here and as such I don’t want to be losing on the race should she salute. I am happy to play those three runners and the other option for punters on Betfair is to lay the favourite Larimer Street who I think is under the odds.

Betting strategy

I will have $30 the win on both Vangelic and Montia and $25 the win on Unanimous locking in the $8 with SportsBet about the latter!

Race Outlay

$85

Race 6

8:00pm

Suggested

Meuse (No.2), Mrs Beckham (No.3) & Snapdancer (No.6)

Dangers

La Tene (No.1) & Betcha Flying (No.4)

This is one of the feature races of the night here for the three year old fillies. It is the Alexandra Stakes over the mile. As the market suggests this is a wide open race. I like Snapdancer who comes off a four week break from her first up run where she sat on speed in a fast run race and was just overhauled late. She was very easy in the betting that day in the race won by La Tene and she ran accordingly. She travelled up comfortably in the straight and looked the winner halfway down the straight before her condition just gave out late. I like the fact she has been given time to recover since that run. She draws ideally here in gate two to get a lovely run stalking the speed and with a touch of luck from there I think she is going to be very hard to hold out here. Keen to be with her.

Mrs Beckham was clearly the horse that went up over the odds in the race but is probably getting into her right price now. I think she went up around the $16 mark when markets first went up. That has been well and truly snapped up which is understandable. She showed really good promise through the summer months and had a freshen up before running well at Flemington last start behind Rubisaki. She should have taken good improvement from that and I would expect her to run very well here.  The only concern is that wide draw. I am not sure where she gets to in the run from there but I am hoping Chris Symons is positive and rolls forward. If he does and can get her into a good spot then she looks well placed and hard to get past. Happy to be with her.

I am also going to keep Meuse on side. She ran well first up behind Bonvicini and is another that has had a bit of a gap between runs coming into this. She draws ideally in a middle gate for Damian Lane and has the blinkers going for the first time. She jumped out well recently at Balnarring where she was give a pretty strong hit out and in an even race she might be the horse that just gets the perfect run. If that is the case she should be right in the finish so happy to keep her on side also but the main staking will be on the two afore mentioned.

Betting strategy

I will have $35 the win on Snapdancer here, $25 the win on Meuse and $20 the win on Mrs Beckham!

Race Outlay

$80

Race 1

12:30pm

Suggested

Cosmic Force (No.1), Hawker Hurricane (No.5) & Hilo (No.8)

Dangers

Splintex (No.4), California Zimbol (No.6) & Mirra Vision (No.12)

This is a massive day. It is one of Australia’s marquee racedays. It is Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill and while there will be no crowds in attendance it will be a cracking day of racing on the track. The weather is starting to fine up nicely in Sydney and we are going from a soft track earlier in the week to the likelihood of being on a good surface on Saturday. I honestly can’t remember the last Golden Slipper run on a dry track. It seems to be wet and miserable every year so it is Murphy’s Law that the one year crowds can’t get in that they get a fine and sunny day. The rail is out three metres so how the track plays could be interesting. If it does dry out then we may see it favour those up on speed but I would be watching the early races closely.

I am kicking the day off in the first race which is over the 1200m for the three year olds. If Cosmic Force ends up here because he can’t get a run in the Galaxy then it certainly looks his race to lose doesn’t it? I thought his return run was excellent. He just came off the bridle over the 1100m when Villami upped the pressure rounding the home turn and skipped away. I loved the way he chased though the line though. Second up to 1200m he looks really well placed. Hopefully Bossy can find a spot for him from the awkward draw and if he does he is the clear class runner and should be hard to hold out. Keen to be with him.

I am going to keep Hilo on side who resumed with a super win as a gelding on the Kensington track first up. He travelled wide but sweetly in the run and put his rivals to the sword over the final stages dashing away for the easiest of wins. He might have come back at an all new level this time in. If Bowman can roll forward and get into a good spot on speed in running he could prove hard to get past if Cosmic Force ends up in a bit of an awkward spot from the wide draw. Happy to save on Hilo around that $8 mark.

The best outsider in the race for mine is Hawker Hurricane. I just really respect the Mike Moroney stable bringing him up to Sydney here and feel there must be a plan behind it. He was very easy in the betting first up at Flemington and ran accordingly. I think he will improve here. He has run well this way of going when winning the Magic Millions race at Ballarat that is run the reverse way. He draws well and has come up big odds around the $20-30 mark. I think with the run under his belt he can improve here so I will have something small on him.

Betting strategy

I will have $60 the win on Cosmic Force here! I will save with $20 the win on Hilo having half now at the $7 and the other half at Top Fluc! I will also have $10 the win on Hawker Hurricane!

Race Outlay

$90

Race 3

1:45pm

Suggested

Aliferous (No.4), Gayatri (No.7), On The White Turf (No.9) & Cryptic Jewel (No.14)

Dangers

Luvaluva (No.1) & Greysful Glamour (No.2)

This race is for the mares over the 1900m. I am going to play this race pretty wide. I thought the favourites up the top of the page looked under the odds and I came up with a few at double figures that I am hoping can do the job. I feel Aliferous is building towards a win. Her two runs back from a spell this time in have been really good. She chased home Master Of Wine first up before running well behind Nettoyer last start which is the race quite a lot of the horses in this race come through. Third up rising to the 1900m from a good draw she looks well placed and hard to hold out. Keen to be with her at the double figure odds.

I have a lot of time for this mare up from Melbourne in Cryptic Jewel. I had something on her two starts back at Flemington where she didn’t do a lot but I thought her run last start was really good. She got through the line nicely. She looks as if she will relish the step up in trip, she is lightly raced and still on the improve so happy to be with her also.

Gayatri is another that looks to have come up big odds. She just had no luck at all last start behind Nettoyer and should have finished much closer. She struggled to get any clear galloping room and went through the line pretty much hard held seemingly with a fair bit more to give. I was a bit surprised she come up $15+ in this race. Second up from the good draw on the minimum weight I think she looks well placed here and happy to have something on her.

On The White Turf ran well last start when beaten as favourite at Warwick Farm. She gave away a long start and hit the line well. She gets some weight relief here and comes into this race with a few runs under her belt. The engagement of Williams looks a key and she is another that looks over the odds for mine so I am happy to have something on her.

Betting strategy

I will have $20 the win one both Aliferous, Gayatri and Cryptic Jewel here! I will also have $10 the win on On The White Turf!

Race Outlay

$70

Race 5

2:45pm

Suggested

Salsamor (No.2), The Statesman (No.7) & Mirimar (No.8)

Dangers

Grand Crown (No.11) & Bag Raider (No.13)

Racing on Saturday comes from Mornington in Victoria as the main meeting. For those that have subscribed to me for a while you are probably well versed on my thoughts on this meeting being on Golden Slipper day so I won’t bore you again with them. I find Mornington a pretty tough track to bet at so I am only going to bet into three races on the program.

The first of those is the fifth race which is over the 2000m. I like Mirimar here. I think he is ready to win third up from a spell. He looks to have come back really well this time in. He was supported first up at Moonee Valley where he travelled strongly in the run, loomed up to beat Polanco but just couldn’t get past him. He then ran well last start when stepping up to the 2000m. With those two runs under his belt and more importantly the 2000m run under his belt he looks really well placed here. He gets weight relief dropping down to 54.5kgs with Jye McNeil going on board and providing Jye can offset that wide draw and get him into a good position early he looks hard to beat. Keen to be with him.

I don’t want to lose on the race should Salsamor salute. He is racing really well now following his return from a long break. His first three runs were all solid without winning before breaking through at Flemington at his fourth run back and then he really went on with it last start when a dominant winner at Wangaratta in their Cup. He was saved from a winnable race at Caulfield last Saturday for this and as such he should prove hard to beat again here.

The Statesman is a horse that interests me here. He did enough first up and is a horse that can run well second up. I also like the fact that he has come in for some good market support already. He draws a nice middle gate for John Allen to settle off the speed and I think he can run well so I certainly want to have something on him while those double figure odds are on offer.

Betting strategy

I will have $40 the win on Mirimar here, $30 the win on Salsamor and $20 the win on The Statesman having half now at the $10 and the other half at Top Fluc!

Race Outlay

$90

Race 5

4:00pm

Suggested

Get Stuck In (No.5), Salsonic (No.6) & Femme Fireball (No.7)

Dangers

Trevelyan (No.4)

Racing in Brisbane comes from Eagle Farm this Saturday and after a torturous day at the Gold Coast on the punt last Saturday I am pretty happy about that. I will just be betting into three races on the program and we will be racing on a good track. The first of those is the fifth race over the 1500m. I am pretty keen to take on the favourite Trevelyan here who comes off a last start failure and has been freshened up into this race. He has been up for a long time now and I just wonder if he is in need of a longer break.

Femme Fireball got back to winning ways last start after a few good runs to kick off her campaign without winning. She finished strongly over the 1350m at Doomben last start and the way she has been racing suggests to me she is looking for this longer trip. She gets in with no weight on her back here from the good draw, has good recent race fitness on side and as such I am happy to be with her.

Get Stuck In can be a bit of a hard horse to catch but he got through the line nicely first up behind the very talented Emerald Kingdom over the 1400m two weeks ago. He is a winner second up and seems to save his best racing for here at Eagle Farm. He draws to get a nice run in behind the speed and I can see him running well here. Happy to be with him.

The other horse I want to have something on is Salsonic. His recent Sydney form certainly reads well enough for a race of this nature but he is a horse that doesn’t win out of turn due to his racing pattern. He gets a long way back out of his ground and often needs a bit of luck. If you go back through his form though this race would look to be one of the easiest he has contested for some time. He has the services of Ryan Maloney and comes into this race with four weeks between runs. He seems to enjoy racing on the fresh side and as such I think he is worth a ticket here at double figure odds.

Betting strategy

I will have $30 the win on both Get Stuck In and Femme Fireball here and save with $15 the win on Salsonic!

Race Outlay

$75

Race 3

6:30pm

Suggested

Unanimous (No.4), Vangelic (No.8) & Montia (No.9)

Dangers

Larimer Street (No.1)

This race is for the two year olds over the 1200m. Larimer Street off the back of a pretty slow 1400m last start at Flemington has come up favourite and I thought he was a bit of a risk here so that is the way I am playing this race. It was hard not to be impressed with the win of Unanimous on debut. He sat off the speed at Sandown but was really strong through the line and for mine it was a most impressive victory. I was a little bit surprised that he come up around the $7-8 mark here. He is a big strong galloper who should take plenty of benefit from that debut run. From a middle gate he should land in a good spot here for the white hot Jye McNeil and I just think he was the horse that came up well over the odds so happy to be with him.

Vangelic is another interesting runner here from the Waterhouse yard. This filly won well on debut on New Year’s Day and then was well in the market at Flemington three weeks ago when she just had no luck at all. She got squeezed badly at about the 300m mark and then took a while to get back into her rhythm. What was pleasing though was how well she got through the line late. She really surged late and I don’t think we saw the best of her that day. Williams stays on board here and with more luck in running I think we can see her figuring in the finish. Around the $6 mark I think she is a good bet and happy to be with her.

I will cover those bets by saving on Montia. This filly was really good winning here on debut and obviously that Moonee Valley experience could prove crucial here tonight. She should get a gun run from the low draw for Regan Bayliss on the speed and I love the way she flattened out to the line in her debut win. If she has improved from that win then you would have to rate her a key winning chance here and as such I don’t want to be losing on the race should she salute. I am happy to play those three runners and the other option for punters on Betfair is to lay the favourite Larimer Street who I think is under the odds.

Betting strategy

I will have $30 the win on both Vangelic and Montia and $25 the win on Unanimous locking in the $8 with SportsBet about the latter!

Race Outlay

$85

Race 6

8:00pm

Suggested

Meuse (No.2), Mrs Beckham (No.3) & Snapdancer (No.6)

Dangers

La Tene (No.1) & Betcha Flying (No.4)

This is one of the feature races of the night here for the three year old fillies. It is the Alexandra Stakes over the mile. As the market suggests this is a wide open race. I like Snapdancer who comes off a four week break from her first up run where she sat on speed in a fast run race and was just overhauled late. She was very easy in the betting that day in the race won by La Tene and she ran accordingly. She travelled up comfortably in the straight and looked the winner halfway down the straight before her condition just gave out late. I like the fact she has been given time to recover since that run. She draws ideally here in gate two to get a lovely run stalking the speed and with a touch of luck from there I think she is going to be very hard to hold out here. Keen to be with her.

Mrs Beckham was clearly the horse that went up over the odds in the race but is probably getting into her right price now. I think she went up around the $16 mark when markets first went up. That has been well and truly snapped up which is understandable. She showed really good promise through the summer months and had a freshen up before running well at Flemington last start behind Rubisaki. She should have taken good improvement from that and I would expect her to run very well here.  The only concern is that wide draw. I am not sure where she gets to in the run from there but I am hoping Chris Symons is positive and rolls forward. If he does and can get her into a good spot then she looks well placed and hard to get past. Happy to be with her.

I am also going to keep Meuse on side. She ran well first up behind Bonvicini and is another that has had a bit of a gap between runs coming into this. She draws ideally in a middle gate for Damian Lane and has the blinkers going for the first time. She jumped out well recently at Balnarring where she was give a pretty strong hit out and in an even race she might be the horse that just gets the perfect run. If that is the case she should be right in the finish so happy to keep her on side also but the main staking will be on the two afore mentioned.

Betting strategy

I will have $35 the win on Snapdancer here, $25 the win on Meuse and $20 the win on Mrs Beckham!

Race Outlay

$80

Race 1

12:30pm

Suggested

Cosmic Force (No.1), Hawker Hurricane (No.5) & Hilo (No.8)

Dangers

Splintex (No.4), California Zimbol (No.6) & Mirra Vision (No.12)

This is a massive day. It is one of Australia’s marquee racedays. It is Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill and while there will be no crowds in attendance it will be a cracking day of racing on the track. The weather is starting to fine up nicely in Sydney and we are going from a soft track earlier in the week to the likelihood of being on a good surface on Saturday. I honestly can’t remember the last Golden Slipper run on a dry track. It seems to be wet and miserable every year so it is Murphy’s Law that the one year crowds can’t get in that they get a fine and sunny day. The rail is out three metres so how the track plays could be interesting. If it does dry out then we may see it favour those up on speed but I would be watching the early races closely.

I am kicking the day off in the first race which is over the 1200m for the three year olds. If Cosmic Force ends up here because he can’t get a run in the Galaxy then it certainly looks his race to lose doesn’t it? I thought his return run was excellent. He just came off the bridle over the 1100m when Villami upped the pressure rounding the home turn and skipped away. I loved the way he chased though the line though. Second up to 1200m he looks really well placed. Hopefully Bossy can find a spot for him from the awkward draw and if he does he is the clear class runner and should be hard to hold out. Keen to be with him.

I am going to keep Hilo on side who resumed with a super win as a gelding on the Kensington track first up. He travelled wide but sweetly in the run and put his rivals to the sword over the final stages dashing away for the easiest of wins. He might have come back at an all new level this time in. If Bowman can roll forward and get into a good spot on speed in running he could prove hard to get past if Cosmic Force ends up in a bit of an awkward spot from the wide draw. Happy to save on Hilo around that $8 mark.

The best outsider in the race for mine is Hawker Hurricane. I just really respect the Mike Moroney stable bringing him up to Sydney here and feel there must be a plan behind it. He was very easy in the betting first up at Flemington and ran accordingly. I think he will improve here. He has run well this way of going when winning the Magic Millions race at Ballarat that is run the reverse way. He draws well and has come up big odds around the $20-30 mark. I think with the run under his belt he can improve here so I will have something small on him.

Betting strategy

I will have $60 the win on Cosmic Force here! I will save with $20 the win on Hilo having half now at the $7 and the other half at Top Fluc! I will also have $10 the win on Hawker Hurricane!

Race Outlay

$90

Race 3

1:45pm

Suggested

Aliferous (No.4), Gayatri (No.7), On The White Turf (No.9) & Cryptic Jewel (No.14)

Dangers

Luvaluva (No.1) & Greysful Glamour (No.2)

This race is for the mares over the 1900m. I am going to play this race pretty wide. I thought the favourites up the top of the page looked under the odds and I came up with a few at double figures that I am hoping can do the job. I feel Aliferous is building towards a win. Her two runs back from a spell this time in have been really good. She chased home Master Of Wine first up before running well behind Nettoyer last start which is the race quite a lot of the horses in this race come through. Third up rising to the 1900m from a good draw she looks well placed and hard to hold out. Keen to be with her at the double figure odds.

I have a lot of time for this mare up from Melbourne in Cryptic Jewel. I had something on her two starts back at Flemington where she didn’t do a lot but I thought her run last start was really good. She got through the line nicely. She looks as if she will relish the step up in trip, she is lightly raced and still on the improve so happy to be with her also.

Gayatri is another that looks to have come up big odds. She just had no luck at all last start behind Nettoyer and should have finished much closer. She struggled to get any clear galloping room and went through the line pretty much hard held seemingly with a fair bit more to give. I was a bit surprised she come up $15+ in this race. Second up from the good draw on the minimum weight I think she looks well placed here and happy to have something on her.

On The White Turf ran well last start when beaten as favourite at Warwick Farm. She gave away a long start and hit the line well. She gets some weight relief here and comes into this race with a few runs under her belt. The engagement of Williams looks a key and she is another that looks over the odds for mine so I am happy to have something on her.

Betting strategy

I will have $20 the win one both Aliferous, Gayatri and Cryptic Jewel here! I will also have $10 the win on On The White Turf!

Race Outlay

$70

Race 5

2:45pm

Suggested

Salsamor (No.2), The Statesman (No.7) & Mirimar (No.8)

Dangers

Grand Crown (No.11) & Bag Raider (No.13)

Racing on Saturday comes from Mornington in Victoria as the main meeting. For those that have subscribed to me for a while you are probably well versed on my thoughts on this meeting being on Golden Slipper day so I won’t bore you again with them. I find Mornington a pretty tough track to bet at so I am only going to bet into three races on the program.

The first of those is the fifth race which is over the 2000m. I like Mirimar here. I think he is ready to win third up from a spell. He looks to have come back really well this time in. He was supported first up at Moonee Valley where he travelled strongly in the run, loomed up to beat Polanco but just couldn’t get past him. He then ran well last start when stepping up to the 2000m. With those two runs under his belt and more importantly the 2000m run under his belt he looks really well placed here. He gets weight relief dropping down to 54.5kgs with Jye McNeil going on board and providing Jye can offset that wide draw and get him into a good position early he looks hard to beat. Keen to be with him.

I don’t want to lose on the race should Salsamor salute. He is racing really well now following his return from a long break. His first three runs were all solid without winning before breaking through at Flemington at his fourth run back and then he really went on with it last start when a dominant winner at Wangaratta in their Cup. He was saved from a winnable race at Caulfield last Saturday for this and as such he should prove hard to beat again here.

The Statesman is a horse that interests me here. He did enough first up and is a horse that can run well second up. I also like the fact that he has come in for some good market support already. He draws a nice middle gate for John Allen to settle off the speed and I think he can run well so I certainly want to have something on him while those double figure odds are on offer.

Betting strategy

I will have $40 the win on Mirimar here, $30 the win on Salsamor and $20 the win on The Statesman having half now at the $10 and the other half at Top Fluc!

Race Outlay

$90

Race 5

4:00pm

Suggested

Get Stuck In (No.5), Salsonic (No.6) & Femme Fireball (No.7)

Dangers

Trevelyan (No.4)

Racing in Brisbane comes from Eagle Farm this Saturday and after a torturous day at the Gold Coast on the punt last Saturday I am pretty happy about that. I will just be betting into three races on the program and we will be racing on a good track. The first of those is the fifth race over the 1500m. I am pretty keen to take on the favourite Trevelyan here who comes off a last start failure and has been freshened up into this race. He has been up for a long time now and I just wonder if he is in need of a longer break.

Femme Fireball got back to winning ways last start after a few good runs to kick off her campaign without winning. She finished strongly over the 1350m at Doomben last start and the way she has been racing suggests to me she is looking for this longer trip. She gets in with no weight on her back here from the good draw, has good recent race fitness on side and as such I am happy to be with her.

Get Stuck In can be a bit of a hard horse to catch but he got through the line nicely first up behind the very talented Emerald Kingdom over the 1400m two weeks ago. He is a winner second up and seems to save his best racing for here at Eagle Farm. He draws to get a nice run in behind the speed and I can see him running well here. Happy to be with him.

The other horse I want to have something on is Salsonic. His recent Sydney form certainly reads well enough for a race of this nature but he is a horse that doesn’t win out of turn due to his racing pattern. He gets a long way back out of his ground and often needs a bit of luck. If you go back through his form though this race would look to be one of the easiest he has contested for some time. He has the services of Ryan Maloney and comes into this race with four weeks between runs. He seems to enjoy racing on the fresh side and as such I think he is worth a ticket here at double figure odds.

Betting strategy

I will have $30 the win on both Get Stuck In and Femme Fireball here and save with $15 the win on Salsonic!

Race Outlay

$75

Race 3

6:30pm

Suggested

Unanimous (No.4), Vangelic (No.8) & Montia (No.9)

Dangers

Larimer Street (No.1)

This race is for the two year olds over the 1200m. Larimer Street off the back of a pretty slow 1400m last start at Flemington has come up favourite and I thought he was a bit of a risk here so that is the way I am playing this race. It was hard not to be impressed with the win of Unanimous on debut. He sat off the speed at Sandown but was really strong through the line and for mine it was a most impressive victory. I was a little bit surprised that he come up around the $7-8 mark here. He is a big strong galloper who should take plenty of benefit from that debut run. From a middle gate he should land in a good spot here for the white hot Jye McNeil and I just think he was the horse that came up well over the odds so happy to be with him.

Vangelic is another interesting runner here from the Waterhouse yard. This filly won well on debut on New Year’s Day and then was well in the market at Flemington three weeks ago when she just had no luck at all. She got squeezed badly at about the 300m mark and then took a while to get back into her rhythm. What was pleasing though was how well she got through the line late. She really surged late and I don’t think we saw the best of her that day. Williams stays on board here and with more luck in running I think we can see her figuring in the finish. Around the $6 mark I think she is a good bet and happy to be with her.

I will cover those bets by saving on Montia. This filly was really good winning here on debut and obviously that Moonee Valley experience could prove crucial here tonight. She should get a gun run from the low draw for Regan Bayliss on the speed and I love the way she flattened out to the line in her debut win. If she has improved from that win then you would have to rate her a key winning chance here and as such I don’t want to be losing on the race should she salute. I am happy to play those three runners and the other option for punters on Betfair is to lay the favourite Larimer Street who I think is under the odds.

Betting strategy

I will have $30 the win on both Vangelic and Montia and $25 the win on Unanimous locking in the $8 with SportsBet about the latter!

Race Outlay

$85

Race 6

8:00pm

Suggested

Meuse (No.2), Mrs Beckham (No.3) & Snapdancer (No.6)

Dangers

La Tene (No.1) & Betcha Flying (No.4)

This is one of the feature races of the night here for the three year old fillies. It is the Alexandra Stakes over the mile. As the market suggests this is a wide open race. I like Snapdancer who comes off a four week break from her first up run where she sat on speed in a fast run race and was just overhauled late. She was very easy in the betting that day in the race won by La Tene and she ran accordingly. She travelled up comfortably in the straight and looked the winner halfway down the straight before her condition just gave out late. I like the fact she has been given time to recover since that run. She draws ideally here in gate two to get a lovely run stalking the speed and with a touch of luck from there I think she is going to be very hard to hold out here. Keen to be with her.

Mrs Beckham was clearly the horse that went up over the odds in the race but is probably getting into her right price now. I think she went up around the $16 mark when markets first went up. That has been well and truly snapped up which is understandable. She showed really good promise through the summer months and had a freshen up before running well at Flemington last start behind Rubisaki. She should have taken good improvement from that and I would expect her to run very well here.  The only concern is that wide draw. I am not sure where she gets to in the run from there but I am hoping Chris Symons is positive and rolls forward. If he does and can get her into a good spot then she looks well placed and hard to get past. Happy to be with her.

I am also going to keep Meuse on side. She ran well first up behind Bonvicini and is another that has had a bit of a gap between runs coming into this. She draws ideally in a middle gate for Damian Lane and has the blinkers going for the first time. She jumped out well recently at Balnarring where she was give a pretty strong hit out and in an even race she might be the horse that just gets the perfect run. If that is the case she should be right in the finish so happy to keep her on side also but the main staking will be on the two afore mentioned.

Betting strategy

I will have $35 the win on Snapdancer here, $25 the win on Meuse and $20 the win on Mrs Beckham!

Race Outlay

$80

Race 1

12:30pm

Suggested

Cosmic Force (No.1), Hawker Hurricane (No.5) & Hilo (No.8)

Dangers

Splintex (No.4), California Zimbol (No.6) & Mirra Vision (No.12)

This is a massive day. It is one of Australia’s marquee racedays. It is Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill and while there will be no crowds in attendance it will be a cracking day of racing on the track. The weather is starting to fine up nicely in Sydney and we are going from a soft track earlier in the week to the likelihood of being on a good surface on Saturday. I honestly can’t remember the last Golden Slipper run on a dry track. It seems to be wet and miserable every year so it is Murphy’s Law that the one year crowds can’t get in that they get a fine and sunny day. The rail is out three metres so how the track plays could be interesting. If it does dry out then we may see it favour those up on speed but I would be watching the early races closely.

I am kicking the day off in the first race which is over the 1200m for the three year olds. If Cosmic Force ends up here because he can’t get a run in the Galaxy then it certainly looks his race to lose doesn’t it? I thought his return run was excellent. He just came off the bridle over the 1100m when Villami upped the pressure rounding the home turn and skipped away. I loved the way he chased though the line though. Second up to 1200m he looks really well placed. Hopefully Bossy can find a spot for him from the awkward draw and if he does he is the clear class runner and should be hard to hold out. Keen to be with him.

I am going to keep Hilo on side who resumed with a super win as a gelding on the Kensington track first up. He travelled wide but sweetly in the run and put his rivals to the sword over the final stages dashing away for the easiest of wins. He might have come back at an all new level this time in. If Bowman can roll forward and get into a good spot on speed in running he could prove hard to get past if Cosmic Force ends up in a bit of an awkward spot from the wide draw. Happy to save on Hilo around that $8 mark.

The best outsider in the race for mine is Hawker Hurricane. I just really respect the Mike Moroney stable bringing him up to Sydney here and feel there must be a plan behind it. He was very easy in the betting first up at Flemington and ran accordingly. I think he will improve here. He has run well this way of going when winning the Magic Millions race at Ballarat that is run the reverse way. He draws well and has come up big odds around the $20-30 mark. I think with the run under his belt he can improve here so I will have something small on him.

Betting strategy

I will have $60 the win on Cosmic Force here! I will save with $20 the win on Hilo having half now at the $7 and the other half at Top Fluc! I will also have $10 the win on Hawker Hurricane!

Race Outlay

$90

Race 3

1:45pm

Suggested

Aliferous (No.4), Gayatri (No.7), On The White Turf (No.9) & Cryptic Jewel (No.14)

Dangers

Luvaluva (No.1) & Greysful Glamour (No.2)

This race is for the mares over the 1900m. I am going to play this race pretty wide. I thought the favourites up the top of the page looked under the odds and I came up with a few at double figures that I am hoping can do the job. I feel Aliferous is building towards a win. Her two runs back from a spell this time in have been really good. She chased home Master Of Wine first up before running well behind Nettoyer last start which is the race quite a lot of the horses in this race come through. Third up rising to the 1900m from a good draw she looks well placed and hard to hold out. Keen to be with her at the double figure odds.

I have a lot of time for this mare up from Melbourne in Cryptic Jewel. I had something on her two starts back at Flemington where she didn’t do a lot but I thought her run last start was really good. She got through the line nicely. She looks as if she will relish the step up in trip, she is lightly raced and still on the improve so happy to be with her also.

Gayatri is another that looks to have come up big odds. She just had no luck at all last start behind Nettoyer and should have finished much closer. She struggled to get any clear galloping room and went through the line pretty much hard held seemingly with a fair bit more to give. I was a bit surprised she come up $15+ in this race. Second up from the good draw on the minimum weight I think she looks well placed here and happy to have something on her.

On The White Turf ran well last start when beaten as favourite at Warwick Farm. She gave away a long start and hit the line well. She gets some weight relief here and comes into this race with a few runs under her belt. The engagement of Williams looks a key and she is another that looks over the odds for mine so I am happy to have something on her.

Betting strategy

I will have $20 the win one both Aliferous, Gayatri and Cryptic Jewel here! I will also have $10 the win on On The White Turf!

Race Outlay

$70

Race 5

2:45pm

Suggested

Salsamor (No.2), The Statesman (No.7) & Mirimar (No.8)

Dangers

Grand Crown (No.11) & Bag Raider (No.13)

Racing on Saturday comes from Mornington in Victoria as the main meeting. For those that have subscribed to me for a while you are probably well versed on my thoughts on this meeting being on Golden Slipper day so I won’t bore you again with them. I find Mornington a pretty tough track to bet at so I am only going to bet into three races on the program.

The first of those is the fifth race which is over the 2000m. I like Mirimar here. I think he is ready to win third up from a spell. He looks to have come back really well this time in. He was supported first up at Moonee Valley where he travelled strongly in the run, loomed up to beat Polanco but just couldn’t get past him. He then ran well last start when stepping up to the 2000m. With those two runs under his belt and more importantly the 2000m run under his belt he looks really well placed here. He gets weight relief dropping down to 54.5kgs with Jye McNeil going on board and providing Jye can offset that wide draw and get him into a good position early he looks hard to beat. Keen to be with him.

I don’t want to lose on the race should Salsamor salute. He is racing really well now following his return from a long break. His first three runs were all solid without winning before breaking through at Flemington at his fourth run back and then he really went on with it last start when a dominant winner at Wangaratta in their Cup. He was saved from a winnable race at Caulfield last Saturday for this and as such he should prove hard to beat again here.

The Statesman is a horse that interests me here. He did enough first up and is a horse that can run well second up. I also like the fact that he has come in for some good market support already. He draws a nice middle gate for John Allen to settle off the speed and I think he can run well so I certainly want to have something on him while those double figure odds are on offer.

Betting strategy

I will have $40 the win on Mirimar here, $30 the win on Salsamor and $20 the win on The Statesman having half now at the $10 and the other half at Top Fluc!

Race Outlay

$90

Race 5

4:00pm

Suggested

Get Stuck In (No.5), Salsonic (No.6) & Femme Fireball (No.7)

Dangers

Trevelyan (No.4)

Racing in Brisbane comes from Eagle Farm this Saturday and after a torturous day at the Gold Coast on the punt last Saturday I am pretty happy about that. I will just be betting into three races on the program and we will be racing on a good track. The first of those is the fifth race over the 1500m. I am pretty keen to take on the favourite Trevelyan here who comes off a last start failure and has been freshened up into this race. He has been up for a long time now and I just wonder if he is in need of a longer break.

Femme Fireball got back to winning ways last start after a few good runs to kick off her campaign without winning. She finished strongly over the 1350m at Doomben last start and the way she has been racing suggests to me she is looking for this longer trip. She gets in with no weight on her back here from the good draw, has good recent race fitness on side and as such I am happy to be with her.

Get Stuck In can be a bit of a hard horse to catch but he got through the line nicely first up behind the very talented Emerald Kingdom over the 1400m two weeks ago. He is a winner second up and seems to save his best racing for here at Eagle Farm. He draws to get a nice run in behind the speed and I can see him running well here. Happy to be with him.

The other horse I want to have something on is Salsonic. His recent Sydney form certainly reads well enough for a race of this nature but he is a horse that doesn’t win out of turn due to his racing pattern. He gets a long way back out of his ground and often needs a bit of luck. If you go back through his form though this race would look to be one of the easiest he has contested for some time. He has the services of Ryan Maloney and comes into this race with four weeks between runs. He seems to enjoy racing on the fresh side and as such I think he is worth a ticket here at double figure odds.

Betting strategy

I will have $30 the win on both Get Stuck In and Femme Fireball here and save with $15 the win on Salsonic!

Race Outlay

$75

Race 3

6:30pm

Suggested

Unanimous (No.4), Vangelic (No.8) & Montia (No.9)

Dangers

Larimer Street (No.1)

This race is for the two year olds over the 1200m. Larimer Street off the back of a pretty slow 1400m last start at Flemington has come up favourite and I thought he was a bit of a risk here so that is the way I am playing this race. It was hard not to be impressed with the win of Unanimous on debut. He sat off the speed at Sandown but was really strong through the line and for mine it was a most impressive victory. I was a little bit surprised that he come up around the $7-8 mark here. He is a big strong galloper who should take plenty of benefit from that debut run. From a middle gate he should land in a good spot here for the white hot Jye McNeil and I just think he was the horse that came up well over the odds so happy to be with him.

Vangelic is another interesting runner here from the Waterhouse yard. This filly won well on debut on New Year’s Day and then was well in the market at Flemington three weeks ago when she just had no luck at all. She got squeezed badly at about the 300m mark and then took a while to get back into her rhythm. What was pleasing though was how well she got through the line late. She really surged late and I don’t think we saw the best of her that day. Williams stays on board here and with more luck in running I think we can see her figuring in the finish. Around the $6 mark I think she is a good bet and happy to be with her.

I will cover those bets by saving on Montia. This filly was really good winning here on debut and obviously that Moonee Valley experience could prove crucial here tonight. She should get a gun run from the low draw for Regan Bayliss on the speed and I love the way she flattened out to the line in her debut win. If she has improved from that win then you would have to rate her a key winning chance here and as such I don’t want to be losing on the race should she salute. I am happy to play those three runners and the other option for punters on Betfair is to lay the favourite Larimer Street who I think is under the odds.

Betting strategy

I will have $30 the win on both Vangelic and Montia and $25 the win on Unanimous locking in the $8 with SportsBet about the latter!

Race Outlay

$85

Race 6

8:00pm

Suggested

Meuse (No.2), Mrs Beckham (No.3) & Snapdancer (No.6)

Dangers

La Tene (No.1) & Betcha Flying (No.4)

This is one of the feature races of the night here for the three year old fillies. It is the Alexandra Stakes over the mile. As the market suggests this is a wide open race. I like Snapdancer who comes off a four week break from her first up run where she sat on speed in a fast run race and was just overhauled late. She was very easy in the betting that day in the race won by La Tene and she ran accordingly. She travelled up comfortably in the straight and looked the winner halfway down the straight before her condition just gave out late. I like the fact she has been given time to recover since that run. She draws ideally here in gate two to get a lovely run stalking the speed and with a touch of luck from there I think she is going to be very hard to hold out here. Keen to be with her.

Mrs Beckham was clearly the horse that went up over the odds in the race but is probably getting into her right price now. I think she went up around the $16 mark when markets first went up. That has been well and truly snapped up which is understandable. She showed really good promise through the summer months and had a freshen up before running well at Flemington last start behind Rubisaki. She should have taken good improvement from that and I would expect her to run very well here.  The only concern is that wide draw. I am not sure where she gets to in the run from there but I am hoping Chris Symons is positive and rolls forward. If he does and can get her into a good spot then she looks well placed and hard to get past. Happy to be with her.

I am also going to keep Meuse on side. She ran well first up behind Bonvicini and is another that has had a bit of a gap between runs coming into this. She draws ideally in a middle gate for Damian Lane and has the blinkers going for the first time. She jumped out well recently at Balnarring where she was give a pretty strong hit out and in an even race she might be the horse that just gets the perfect run. If that is the case she should be right in the finish so happy to keep her on side also but the main staking will be on the two afore mentioned.

Betting strategy

I will have $35 the win on Snapdancer here, $25 the win on Meuse and $20 the win on Mrs Beckham!

Race Outlay

$80

Race 1

12:30pm

Suggested

Cosmic Force (No.1), Hawker Hurricane (No.5) & Hilo (No.8)

Dangers

Splintex (No.4), California Zimbol (No.6) & Mirra Vision (No.12)

This is a massive day. It is one of Australia’s marquee racedays. It is Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill and while there will be no crowds in attendance it will be a cracking day of racing on the track. The weather is starting to fine up nicely in Sydney and we are going from a soft track earlier in the week to the likelihood of being on a good surface on Saturday. I honestly can’t remember the last Golden Slipper run on a dry track. It seems to be wet and miserable every year so it is Murphy’s Law that the one year crowds can’t get in that they get a fine and sunny day. The rail is out three metres so how the track plays could be interesting. If it does dry out then we may see it favour those up on speed but I would be watching the early races closely.

I am kicking the day off in the first race which is over the 1200m for the three year olds. If Cosmic Force ends up here because he can’t get a run in the Galaxy then it certainly looks his race to lose doesn’t it? I thought his return run was excellent. He just came off the bridle over the 1100m when Villami upped the pressure rounding the home turn and skipped away. I loved the way he chased though the line though. Second up to 1200m he looks really well placed. Hopefully Bossy can find a spot for him from the awkward draw and if he does he is the clear class runner and should be hard to hold out. Keen to be with him.

I am going to keep Hilo on side who resumed with a super win as a gelding on the Kensington track first up. He travelled wide but sweetly in the run and put his rivals to the sword over the final stages dashing away for the easiest of wins. He might have come back at an all new level this time in. If Bowman can roll forward and get into a good spot on speed in running he could prove hard to get past if Cosmic Force ends up in a bit of an awkward spot from the wide draw. Happy to save on Hilo around that $8 mark.

The best outsider in the race for mine is Hawker Hurricane. I just really respect the Mike Moroney stable bringing him up to Sydney here and feel there must be a plan behind it. He was very easy in the betting first up at Flemington and ran accordingly. I think he will improve here. He has run well this way of going when winning the Magic Millions race at Ballarat that is run the reverse way. He draws well and has come up big odds around the $20-30 mark. I think with the run under his belt he can improve here so I will have something small on him.

Betting strategy

I will have $60 the win on Cosmic Force here! I will save with $20 the win on Hilo having half now at the $7 and the other half at Top Fluc! I will also have $10 the win on Hawker Hurricane!

Race Outlay

$90

Race 3

1:45pm

Suggested

Aliferous (No.4), Gayatri (No.7), On The White Turf (No.9) & Cryptic Jewel (No.14)

Dangers

Luvaluva (No.1) & Greysful Glamour (No.2)

This race is for the mares over the 1900m. I am going to play this race pretty wide. I thought the favourites up the top of the page looked under the odds and I came up with a few at double figures that I am hoping can do the job. I feel Aliferous is building towards a win. Her two runs back from a spell this time in have been really good. She chased home Master Of Wine first up before running well behind Nettoyer last start which is the race quite a lot of the horses in this race come through. Third up rising to the 1900m from a good draw she looks well placed and hard to hold out. Keen to be with her at the double figure odds.

I have a lot of time for this mare up from Melbourne in Cryptic Jewel. I had something on her two starts back at Flemington where she didn’t do a lot but I thought her run last start was really good. She got through the line nicely. She looks as if she will relish the step up in trip, she is lightly raced and still on the improve so happy to be with her also.

Gayatri is another that looks to have come up big odds. She just had no luck at all last start behind Nettoyer and should have finished much closer. She struggled to get any clear galloping room and went through the line pretty much hard held seemingly with a fair bit more to give. I was a bit surprised she come up $15+ in this race. Second up from the good draw on the minimum weight I think she looks well placed here and happy to have something on her.

On The White Turf ran well last start when beaten as favourite at Warwick Farm. She gave away a long start and hit the line well. She gets some weight relief here and comes into this race with a few runs under her belt. The engagement of Williams looks a key and she is another that looks over the odds for mine so I am happy to have something on her.

Betting strategy

I will have $20 the win one both Aliferous, Gayatri and Cryptic Jewel here! I will also have $10 the win on On The White Turf!

Race Outlay

$70

Race 5

2:45pm

Suggested

Salsamor (No.2), The Statesman (No.7) & Mirimar (No.8)

Dangers

Grand Crown (No.11) & Bag Raider (No.13)

Racing on Saturday comes from Mornington in Victoria as the main meeting. For those that have subscribed to me for a while you are probably well versed on my thoughts on this meeting being on Golden Slipper day so I won’t bore you again with them. I find Mornington a pretty tough track to bet at so I am only going to bet into three races on the program.

The first of those is the fifth race which is over the 2000m. I like Mirimar here. I think he is ready to win third up from a spell. He looks to have come back really well this time in. He was supported first up at Moonee Valley where he travelled strongly in the run, loomed up to beat Polanco but just couldn’t get past him. He then ran well last start when stepping up to the 2000m. With those two runs under his belt and more importantly the 2000m run under his belt he looks really well placed here. He gets weight relief dropping down to 54.5kgs with Jye McNeil going on board and providing Jye can offset that wide draw and get him into a good position early he looks hard to beat. Keen to be with him.

I don’t want to lose on the race should Salsamor salute. He is racing really well now following his return from a long break. His first three runs were all solid without winning before breaking through at Flemington at his fourth run back and then he really went on with it last start when a dominant winner at Wangaratta in their Cup. He was saved from a winnable race at Caulfield last Saturday for this and as such he should prove hard to beat again here.

The Statesman is a horse that interests me here. He did enough first up and is a horse that can run well second up. I also like the fact that he has come in for some good market support already. He draws a nice middle gate for John Allen to settle off the speed and I think he can run well so I certainly want to have something on him while those double figure odds are on offer.

Betting strategy

I will have $40 the win on Mirimar here, $30 the win on Salsamor and $20 the win on The Statesman having half now at the $10 and the other half at Top Fluc!

Race Outlay

$90

Race 5

4:00pm

Suggested

Get Stuck In (No.5), Salsonic (No.6) & Femme Fireball (No.7)

Dangers

Trevelyan (No.4)

Racing in Brisbane comes from Eagle Farm this Saturday and after a torturous day at the Gold Coast on the punt last Saturday I am pretty happy about that. I will just be betting into three races on the program and we will be racing on a good track. The first of those is the fifth race over the 1500m. I am pretty keen to take on the favourite Trevelyan here who comes off a last start failure and has been freshened up into this race. He has been up for a long time now and I just wonder if he is in need of a longer break.

Femme Fireball got back to winning ways last start after a few good runs to kick off her campaign without winning. She finished strongly over the 1350m at Doomben last start and the way she has been racing suggests to me she is looking for this longer trip. She gets in with no weight on her back here from the good draw, has good recent race fitness on side and as such I am happy to be with her.

Get Stuck In can be a bit of a hard horse to catch but he got through the line nicely first up behind the very talented Emerald Kingdom over the 1400m two weeks ago. He is a winner second up and seems to save his best racing for here at Eagle Farm. He draws to get a nice run in behind the speed and I can see him running well here. Happy to be with him.

The other horse I want to have something on is Salsonic. His recent Sydney form certainly reads well enough for a race of this nature but he is a horse that doesn’t win out of turn due to his racing pattern. He gets a long way back out of his ground and often needs a bit of luck. If you go back through his form though this race would look to be one of the easiest he has contested for some time. He has the services of Ryan Maloney and comes into this race with four weeks between runs. He seems to enjoy racing on the fresh side and as such I think he is worth a ticket here at double figure odds.

Betting strategy

I will have $30 the win on both Get Stuck In and Femme Fireball here and save with $15 the win on Salsonic!

Race Outlay

$75

Race 3

6:30pm

Suggested

Unanimous (No.4), Vangelic (No.8) & Montia (No.9)

Dangers

Larimer Street (No.1)

This race is for the two year olds over the 1200m. Larimer Street off the back of a pretty slow 1400m last start at Flemington has come up favourite and I thought he was a bit of a risk here so that is the way I am playing this race. It was hard not to be impressed with the win of Unanimous on debut. He sat off the speed at Sandown but was really strong through the line and for mine it was a most impressive victory. I was a little bit surprised that he come up around the $7-8 mark here. He is a big strong galloper who should take plenty of benefit from that debut run. From a middle gate he should land in a good spot here for the white hot Jye McNeil and I just think he was the horse that came up well over the odds so happy to be with him.

Vangelic is another interesting runner here from the Waterhouse yard. This filly won well on debut on New Year’s Day and then was well in the market at Flemington three weeks ago when she just had no luck at all. She got squeezed badly at about the 300m mark and then took a while to get back into her rhythm. What was pleasing though was how well she got through the line late. She really surged late and I don’t think we saw the best of her that day. Williams stays on board here and with more luck in running I think we can see her figuring in the finish. Around the $6 mark I think she is a good bet and happy to be with her.

I will cover those bets by saving on Montia. This filly was really good winning here on debut and obviously that Moonee Valley experience could prove crucial here tonight. She should get a gun run from the low draw for Regan Bayliss on the speed and I love the way she flattened out to the line in her debut win. If she has improved from that win then you would have to rate her a key winning chance here and as such I don’t want to be losing on the race should she salute. I am happy to play those three runners and the other option for punters on Betfair is to lay the favourite Larimer Street who I think is under the odds.

Betting strategy

I will have $30 the win on both Vangelic and Montia and $25 the win on Unanimous locking in the $8 with SportsBet about the latter!

Race Outlay

$85

Race 6

8:00pm

Suggested

Meuse (No.2), Mrs Beckham (No.3) & Snapdancer (No.6)

Dangers

La Tene (No.1) & Betcha Flying (No.4)

This is one of the feature races of the night here for the three year old fillies. It is the Alexandra Stakes over the mile. As the market suggests this is a wide open race. I like Snapdancer who comes off a four week break from her first up run where she sat on speed in a fast run race and was just overhauled late. She was very easy in the betting that day in the race won by La Tene and she ran accordingly. She travelled up comfortably in the straight and looked the winner halfway down the straight before her condition just gave out late. I like the fact she has been given time to recover since that run. She draws ideally here in gate two to get a lovely run stalking the speed and with a touch of luck from there I think she is going to be very hard to hold out here. Keen to be with her.

Mrs Beckham was clearly the horse that went up over the odds in the race but is probably getting into her right price now. I think she went up around the $16 mark when markets first went up. That has been well and truly snapped up which is understandable. She showed really good promise through the summer months and had a freshen up before running well at Flemington last start behind Rubisaki. She should have taken good improvement from that and I would expect her to run very well here.  The only concern is that wide draw. I am not sure where she gets to in the run from there but I am hoping Chris Symons is positive and rolls forward. If he does and can get her into a good spot then she looks well placed and hard to get past. Happy to be with her.

I am also going to keep Meuse on side. She ran well first up behind Bonvicini and is another that has had a bit of a gap between runs coming into this. She draws ideally in a middle gate for Damian Lane and has the blinkers going for the first time. She jumped out well recently at Balnarring where she was give a pretty strong hit out and in an even race she might be the horse that just gets the perfect run. If that is the case she should be right in the finish so happy to keep her on side also but the main staking will be on the two afore mentioned.

Betting strategy

I will have $35 the win on Snapdancer here, $25 the win on Meuse and $20 the win on Mrs Beckham!

Race Outlay

$80

Race 1

12:30pm

Suggested

Cosmic Force (No.1), Hawker Hurricane (No.5) & Hilo (No.8)

Dangers

Splintex (No.4), California Zimbol (No.6) & Mirra Vision (No.12)

This is a massive day. It is one of Australia’s marquee racedays. It is Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill and while there will be no crowds in attendance it will be a cracking day of racing on the track. The weather is starting to fine up nicely in Sydney and we are going from a soft track earlier in the week to the likelihood of being on a good surface on Saturday. I honestly can’t remember the last Golden Slipper run on a dry track. It seems to be wet and miserable every year so it is Murphy’s Law that the one year crowds can’t get in that they get a fine and sunny day. The rail is out three metres so how the track plays could be interesting. If it does dry out then we may see it favour those up on speed but I would be watching the early races closely.

I am kicking the day off in the first race which is over the 1200m for the three year olds. If Cosmic Force ends up here because he can’t get a run in the Galaxy then it certainly looks his race to lose doesn’t it? I thought his return run was excellent. He just came off the bridle over the 1100m when Villami upped the pressure rounding the home turn and skipped away. I loved the way he chased though the line though. Second up to 1200m he looks really well placed. Hopefully Bossy can find a spot for him from the awkward draw and if he does he is the clear class runner and should be hard to hold out. Keen to be with him.

I am going to keep Hilo on side who resumed with a super win as a gelding on the Kensington track first up. He travelled wide but sweetly in the run and put his rivals to the sword over the final stages dashing away for the easiest of wins. He might have come back at an all new level this time in. If Bowman can roll forward and get into a good spot on speed in running he could prove hard to get past if Cosmic Force ends up in a bit of an awkward spot from the wide draw. Happy to save on Hilo around that $8 mark.

The best outsider in the race for mine is Hawker Hurricane. I just really respect the Mike Moroney stable bringing him up to Sydney here and feel there must be a plan behind it. He was very easy in the betting first up at Flemington and ran accordingly. I think he will improve here. He has run well this way of going when winning the Magic Millions race at Ballarat that is run the reverse way. He draws well and has come up big odds around the $20-30 mark. I think with the run under his belt he can improve here so I will have something small on him.

Betting strategy

I will have $60 the win on Cosmic Force here! I will save with $20 the win on Hilo having half now at the $7 and the other half at Top Fluc! I will also have $10 the win on Hawker Hurricane!

Race Outlay

$90

Race 3

1:45pm

Suggested

Aliferous (No.4), Gayatri (No.7), On The White Turf (No.9) & Cryptic Jewel (No.14)

Dangers

Luvaluva (No.1) & Greysful Glamour (No.2)

This race is for the mares over the 1900m. I am going to play this race pretty wide. I thought the favourites up the top of the page looked under the odds and I came up with a few at double figures that I am hoping can do the job. I feel Aliferous is building towards a win. Her two runs back from a spell this time in have been really good. She chased home Master Of Wine first up before running well behind Nettoyer last start which is the race quite a lot of the horses in this race come through. Third up rising to the 1900m from a good draw she looks well placed and hard to hold out. Keen to be with her at the double figure odds.

I have a lot of time for this mare up from Melbourne in Cryptic Jewel. I had something on her two starts back at Flemington where she didn’t do a lot but I thought her run last start was really good. She got through the line nicely. She looks as if she will relish the step up in trip, she is lightly raced and still on the improve so happy to be with her also.

Gayatri is another that looks to have come up big odds. She just had no luck at all last start behind Nettoyer and should have finished much closer. She struggled to get any clear galloping room and went through the line pretty much hard held seemingly with a fair bit more to give. I was a bit surprised she come up $15+ in this race. Second up from the good draw on the minimum weight I think she looks well placed here and happy to have something on her.

On The White Turf ran well last start when beaten as favourite at Warwick Farm. She gave away a long start and hit the line well. She gets some weight relief here and comes into this race with a few runs under her belt. The engagement of Williams looks a key and she is another that looks over the odds for mine so I am happy to have something on her.

Betting strategy

I will have $20 the win one both Aliferous, Gayatri and Cryptic Jewel here! I will also have $10 the win on On The White Turf!

Race Outlay

$70

Race 5

2:45pm

Suggested

Salsamor (No.2), The Statesman (No.7) & Mirimar (No.8)

Dangers

Grand Crown (No.11) & Bag Raider (No.13)

Racing on Saturday comes from Mornington in Victoria as the main meeting. For those that have subscribed to me for a while you are probably well versed on my thoughts on this meeting being on Golden Slipper day so I won’t bore you again with them. I find Mornington a pretty tough track to bet at so I am only going to bet into three races on the program.

The first of those is the fifth race which is over the 2000m. I like Mirimar here. I think he is ready to win third up from a spell. He looks to have come back really well this time in. He was supported first up at Moonee Valley where he travelled strongly in the run, loomed up to beat Polanco but just couldn’t get past him. He then ran well last start when stepping up to the 2000m. With those two runs under his belt and more importantly the 2000m run under his belt he looks really well placed here. He gets weight relief dropping down to 54.5kgs with Jye McNeil going on board and providing Jye can offset that wide draw and get him into a good position early he looks hard to beat. Keen to be with him.

I don’t want to lose on the race should Salsamor salute. He is racing really well now following his return from a long break. His first three runs were all solid without winning before breaking through at Flemington at his fourth run back and then he really went on with it last start when a dominant winner at Wangaratta in their Cup. He was saved from a winnable race at Caulfield last Saturday for this and as such he should prove hard to beat again here.

The Statesman is a horse that interests me here. He did enough first up and is a horse that can run well second up. I also like the fact that he has come in for some good market support already. He draws a nice middle gate for John Allen to settle off the speed and I think he can run well so I certainly want to have something on him while those double figure odds are on offer.

Betting strategy

I will have $40 the win on Mirimar here, $30 the win on Salsamor and $20 the win on The Statesman having half now at the $10 and the other half at Top Fluc!

Race Outlay

$90

Race 5

4:00pm

Suggested

Get Stuck In (No.5), Salsonic (No.6) & Femme Fireball (No.7)

Dangers

Trevelyan (No.4)

Racing in Brisbane comes from Eagle Farm this Saturday and after a torturous day at the Gold Coast on the punt last Saturday I am pretty happy about that. I will just be betting into three races on the program and we will be racing on a good track. The first of those is the fifth race over the 1500m. I am pretty keen to take on the favourite Trevelyan here who comes off a last start failure and has been freshened up into this race. He has been up for a long time now and I just wonder if he is in need of a longer break.

Femme Fireball got back to winning ways last start after a few good runs to kick off her campaign without winning. She finished strongly over the 1350m at Doomben last start and the way she has been racing suggests to me she is looking for this longer trip. She gets in with no weight on her back here from the good draw, has good recent race fitness on side and as such I am happy to be with her.

Get Stuck In can be a bit of a hard horse to catch but he got through the line nicely first up behind the very talented Emerald Kingdom over the 1400m two weeks ago. He is a winner second up and seems to save his best racing for here at Eagle Farm. He draws to get a nice run in behind the speed and I can see him running well here. Happy to be with him.

The other horse I want to have something on is Salsonic. His recent Sydney form certainly reads well enough for a race of this nature but he is a horse that doesn’t win out of turn due to his racing pattern. He gets a long way back out of his ground and often needs a bit of luck. If you go back through his form though this race would look to be one of the easiest he has contested for some time. He has the services of Ryan Maloney and comes into this race with four weeks between runs. He seems to enjoy racing on the fresh side and as such I think he is worth a ticket here at double figure odds.

Betting strategy

I will have $30 the win on both Get Stuck In and Femme Fireball here and save with $15 the win on Salsonic!

Race Outlay

$75

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