Moonee Valley Race 7 – G1 William Reid Stakes – 1200m
#6 Masked Crusader – $8.50
#7 Flit $34/$7.50
Speed should be a cracker. Masked Crusader is ready to peak and gets ‘The Wizard’ Willie Pike. Flit was supported at a price in The Newmarket when luckless last start at Flemington. Ollie sticks and looks over the odds.
Rosehill Race 5 – G1 Rosehill Guineas – 2000m
#4 Wheelhouse – $9
#9 Here To Shock $67/$12
There looks a lack of speed on paper, expecting Wheelhouse and Here To Shock to control the early tempo. Wheelhouse was huge last start, when wide without cover on a hot speed and only narrowly beaten. Here To Shock sat on the speed and never got a crack at them in the straight.
Rosehill Race 6 – G1 George Ryder Stakes – 1500m
#1 Kolding – $5
Rock hard fit now and gets the run of the race. Bowman sticks and with the clear map advantage, is the one to beat.
Rosehill Race 7 – G1 Golden Slipper – 1200m
#3 Artorius – $11/$3.50
Has a real motor this colt. With the likely wet track and a fair bit of speed engaged, this shapes as a Slipper that will turn into a battle of attrition. Not many win the Blue Diamond and the Golden Slipper but this colt can.
Rosehill Race 8 – G1 Galaxy – 1100m
#2 Dirty Work – $16/$4.40
Was one of a few unlucky runners in the Oakleigh Plate and that form has proven to be strong since. As long as the fence is ok by this time of the day, Dirty Work can swamp them late.
Parramatta Eels ($2.45) VS Melbourne Storm ($1.58) – Bankwest Stadium
Melbourne is Melbourne, we know what we’ll get. A greasy Bankwest Stadium will reward the team that completes their sets and rolls up their sleeves, that sounds like the Storm.
Suggested Bet – Melbourne Storm -4.5 @ $2
Cronulla Sharks ($2.95) VS Canberra Raiders ($1.40) – Netstrata Jubilee Stadium
Both these teams love to attack and whilst the weather may impact this game, expect both teams to cross the paint often.
Suggested bet – Total Points – Over 40.5 @ $1.90
North Melbourne ($5.25) VS Port Adelaide ($1.16) – Marvel Stadium
This should be a one-sided affair dominated by Port. This margin could really blow out in the final quarter.
Suggested bet – Port Adelaide -31.5 @ $2
West Coast Eagles ($1.17) VS Gold Coast Suns ($5) – Optus Stadium
Won’t be a total shock to see Gold Coast show some fight early on but expecting the Eagles to run away late.
Suggested bet – West Coast Eagles -27.5 @ $2