Randwick Race 8 – Carrington Stakes – 1400m
#3 Order Again – $6.50
This Chris Waller-trained gelding looks set for this, good first-up when winning, drops back in distance, quiet trial since, this recipe points to a peak performance second up. Often gets back in its races but finishes faster than you in the sheets! In we go!
Sandown Race 1 – Ladbrokes Switch Handicap – 1300m
#3 Artorius – $4.40
Raced greenly on debut when snagged back to the rear early, then got in a bumping duel at the top of the straight. Really found the line late once it got balanced again. Should take benefit from that experience. Gets the Anthony and Sam Freedman polish and a positive jockey change (M. Zahra). Should be right in the finish. I suggest taking advantage of the ‘SWITCH’ promo at Ladbrokes. (Double your winnings or money back 2nd and 3rd!)
Doomben Race 4 – Sky Racing Plate (C3) – 1200m
Same Race Multi (Top 4) – Garibaldi, Getyourgreyon, Oh Five Glory @$7
GARIBALDI gets the services of Michael Rodd, which should overcome the tricky gate, and is airborne at present. GETYOURGREYON resumes in this, stable is astute at preparing them to race well fresh. Booking of Brad Stewart suggests this Michael Costa trained gelding is ready to rumble. OH FIVE GLORY races on speed, and from the inside draw around the tight Doomben circuit, looks certain for a top 4 finish.
Hobart Hurricanes VS Perth Scorchers – Hurricanes head to head @ $2.10
Finals spots are being fiercely contested as we march towards the pointy end of the competition, with 6 teams being within 4 points of each other! The Hurricanes will see this as a must-win game, and like Ron Jeremy in his prime, we’re backing them to finish on top tonight.
Sydney Sixers VS Sydney Thunder – Stephen O’Keefe (Sixers top wicket-taker @$3.60)
Because we live in a weird world these days, the battle of Sydney will take place in Adelaide… O’Keefe often opens the bowling for the Sixers, and with the short square boundaries at Adelaide Oval, the Thunder will look to take him on. This gives the wily O’Keefe an opportunity to capitalize and take a few wickets. Happy to be with him, and also have a bet on him…anyways…
Conor McGregor VS Dustin Poirier – Conor McGregor to win in round 2 @$5
I haven’t seen someone hate a Dustin this much since the Geelong supporter sitting in front of me at the AFL grand final! Conor’s reach advantage over his opponent looks the defining factor in this contest, and whilst Poirier will hang tough, we’re tipping ‘Notorious’ to get the job done in the 2nd. (If you’re a fan of the shorts, and it is available to you, ODDS BOOST him @$1.35 head to head)
NFC Championship – Green Bay VS Tampa Bay – Green Bay head to head @$1.57 (Ladbrokes)
Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, two future Hall Of Fame quarterbacks, go head to head in the NFC Championship for possibly the last time. Brady’s Buccaneers are the top-rated team in the NFL for rushing defence, but there are serious question marks as to whether they can shut down the passing game of Rodgers. As always, if you can, ODDS BOOST the $1.57 for a bit of cream on top!