Ascot Race 8 – Listed Old Comrade Stakes – 1600m
#1 Trap For Fools – $11/$2.90
His last two runs have been excellent when best of the on pacers in brutally fast run races. Brad Rawiller can let him cross down at his own speed from out wide and keep rolling, he’ll give them something to catch.
Rosehill Race 6 – G1 Vinery Stud Stakes – 2000m
#1 Personal – $6.50/$2.20
Kennedy Oaks winner last prep and last two starts this prep have been full of merit without winning. Tricky gate but one thing is for sure, she will be very strong late. Terrific each way play.
Rosehill Race 7 – G1 Tancred Stakes – 2400m
#3 The Chosen One – $15
#10 Shraaoh – $18
The Chosen One and Shraaoh both come out of the same race behind Toffee Tongue last start and look better suited here at 2400m. Both can run well at big odds.
Rosehill Race 8 – G3 Doncaster Prelude – 1500m
#8 Purple Sector – $12
#11 Bottega – $12
Both come out of the Newcastle Newmarket won by Gem Song, who performed well in the Group 1 George Ryder. Purple Sector did a power of work on a hot speed before feeling the pinch and Bottega all but won. Both well suited here.
Ascot Race 8 – G2 Karrakatta Plate – 1200m
#7 Heavenly Waters – $34/$8
#13 Michelada – $13
Heavenly Waters has had little luck lately when being forced to race wide and do too much work in its races, should get cover here and over the odds. Michelada beat Heavenly Waters on debut before doing too much work and dropping out last start, trialled well since and respecting the Pike and Miller combination.
Canterbury Bulldogs ($7.25) VS South Sydney Rabbitohs ($1.09) – Stadium Australia
The dogs would make excellent golfers as they always produce a low score. The Bunnies will attack to their left and should have a field day against a poor Dog’s right edge defence.
Suggested Bet – Same Game Multi – Rabbitohs -21.5/Alex Johnston anytime tryscorer/Dane Gagai anytime tryscorer @ $5.06
Sydney Roosters ($1.46) VS New Zealand Warriors ($2.70) – SCG
Poor old Uncle Nick and the Roosters have been hit hard by injury, hard to feel sorry for them, isn’t it? The Warriors have been less than convincing but seem to be heading in the right direction and can topple the battered Roosters.
Suggested bet – New Zealand warriors +6.5 @ $1.90
Collingwood ($1.80) VS Brisbane Lions ($2.02) – Marvel Stadium
There’s been plenty made of the Lions controversial defeat last week. They come up against a Pies outfit that has the makings of being inconsistent. The Lions can finally notch a win this season.
Suggested Bet – Brisbane Lions +2.5 @ $2
Geelong Cats ($1.24) VS Hawthorn ($4.10) – MCG
The Cats have been less than impressive in the first two rounds and the Hawks will find this an easier assignment than Richmond last round.
Suggested bet – Hawthorn +22.5 @ $1.90