Canterbury Race 2 – Drinkwise Maiden Handicap – 1250m
#1 Carartie – $3.10
She showed gate speed last start to lead and a pretty handy one went past her. She gets the services of J Mac, which can offset the tricky gate. With the best in the business jumping on, she’s the one to beat.
BACK J MAC TO GET CARARTIE HOME
Moonee Valley Race 1 – Maiden Handicap – 1200m
#1 Django Express – $3.30
He showed he has potential in two runs in his first campaign, culminating in a close up defeat in a Class 1. This looks a perfect race to kickstart his second campaign and I expect him to be very forward for this and hard to beat. In a great stable and can race up on speed. In we go.
BACK DJANGO EXPRESS TO RETURN A WINNER
Eagle Farm Race 7 – LISTED Gold Edition Plate – 1200m
#5 Rhapsody Rose – $3.40
She was outstanding last start when having to work hard in the run before exploding clear in the straight. She’ll bounce out of the gates and race on speed again. Looking for a hat trick of wins and no reason she can’t do so in this. ODDS BOOST if you can.
ODDS BOOST RHAPSODY ROSE TO WIN
Eagle Farm Race 8 – LISTED Lough Neagh Stakes – 1400m
#5 Red Chase $7/$2.40
Red Chase comes into this 2nd up after working to the line well 1st up. He’s won twice before from 6 attempts when 2nd up and I expect a much more aggressive ride from the wide gate. He’s a tough on pacer and will take plenty of beating if Jimmy Byrne can cross down early. Each way.
BACK RED CHASE EACH WAY
Flemington Race 6 – Kennedy Handicap – 1400m
#7 Yes Baby Yes – $16/$3.80
3 words I don’t hear a lot of … Seriously though, she was fair last start when fresh off an 84 day break and with added fitness she is right up to this. Just needs to show a length improvement off last start and she’ll be right in the finish. Each way.
BACK YES BABY YES EACH WAY
Flemington Race 7 – Furphy Festive Sprint – 1200m
#11 Sixbysixtythree – $3.70
Lightly raced and really progressive, looking for 4 straight wins to start his racing career. Stiffest test to date but these lightly raced horses tend to keep improving and doubt we have seen his ceiling yet. The inside might actually work out to be ok up the straight but has gate speed anyways, so can scoot out to the outside fence if not. Keen to load up.
BACK SIXBYSIXTYTHREE TO CONTINUE HIS WINNING WAYS
Randwick Race 5 – Precise Air Bm88 – 2000m
#4 Lord Ardmore – $4.20
In great form having won 2 from his last 3 including last start. J Mac jumps on today and from gate 2 he’ll get a dream run up on speed. At the price, he’s my best bet of the day anywhere in Australia.
BACK MY BEST OF THE DAY LORD ARDMORE TO WIN
Randwick Race 8 – Acy Securities Handicap – 1400m
#9 Bigboyroy – $3
That man again, J Mac. Fitter after last start and draws to get the gun run in transit. Whenever Waller & J Mac combine you have to take notice. Had to do it tough sitting outside leader last start and gets a softer run here. Really hard to beat.
BACK BIGBOYROY TO WIN
Ascot Race 7 – LISTED Starstruck – 1600m
#1 Dance Music – $3.50
She easily brings the best form into the race having contested two group 1’s at her previous starts. There doesn’t look to be a lot of speed and she looks to be able to dictate terms from the front. If she gets it soft in front she’ll race away on the turn and be very hard to catch. The one to beat.
BACK DANCE MUSIC TO WIN
CRICKET – BIG BASH
Sunday – Brisbane Heat ($2.05) VS Sydney Thunder ($1.77) – Gabba
Sydney Thunder Top Run Scorer – Alex Ross – $5.50
He’s always a great shout for top run scorer in this Thunder lineup and often the glue to their innings. The Gabba is usually a good ground for scoring and at $5.50 I’m keen to be on.
BACK ALEX ROSS TO BE THUNDER”S TOP RUNSCORER
Indianapolis Colts ($1.73) VS New England Patriots ($2.10) – Lucas Oil Stadium
Both teams coming off a bye and this promises to be a huge clash! The Colts will be looking to sophomore running back Jonathan Taylor to continue their midseason surge, he leads the league in rushing yards (1,348) & rushing TD’s (16). He is up against one of the best defense though, the Patriots have only allowed 6 rushing TD’s all season, best in the league. The Patriots are yet to taste defeat on the road this season and as outsiders, I can warm to backing them straight out.
BACK NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS TO WIN