Caulfield Race 6 – GROUP 3 Vain Stakes – 1100m
#7 Mr Mozart – $20/$4.50
Good little race this. Going the way of the Hawkes trained colt, resuming in Mr Mozart. He won well on debut before being forced to race wide in a Group 3 race where he still found the line well late. I think he’ll be better suited as he goes up in distance, but there looks to be good speed in this, he draws to trail the speed and can finish over the top of them. Trial was pretty good leading into this. Expect a forward showing at big odds.
Caulfield Race 7 – GROUP 3 Quezette Stakes – 1100m
#1 Arcaded – $7.50/$2.60
She was very good early in her first prep, winning her first 2 starts with ease including the Group 2 Blue Diamond Prelude. She has shown enough last prep to suggest she is the class filly of this race and from the good draw, she should be able to stalk the speed and get the run of the race. Gets in well at the weights already being a multiple group winner and happy to back each way.
Caulfield Race 8 – GROUP 2 P.B. Lawrence – 1400m
#6 Red Can Man – $8/$2.40
Pretty open affair. Red Can Man went around last Saturday when narrowly beaten by Groundswell, so he is a rock hard fit horse. He’ll roll forward from the wide alley and there doesn’t look to be much speed in the race. A good track will enhance his chances. Each way.
Kembla Grange Race 8 – GROUP 3 Up and Coming Stakes – 1300m
#1 Tiger Of Malay – $2.60
Resumes from a 2 month let up after contesting the JJ Atkins behind Converge in the Winter. Clear class animal of the race, gets JMac and gate 1 to offset the 61kgs. Trialled well in preparation for this and clearly the one to beat. Bet of the day anywhere and use your ODDS BOOST if you can.
South Sydney Rabbitohs ($1.16) VS Gold Coast Titans ($5.40) – Cbus Super Stadium
This game has points written all over it. The Bunnies score at will and neither team has defended overly well in recent weeks. Points, points, points and more points!
Suggested Bet – Total Match Points Over 54.5 @ $1.90
Manly Sea Eagles ($1.20) VS Parramatta Eels ($4.60) – Sunshine Coast Stadium
Manly are one of the in form teams in the comp. The key to their success in this will be winning the forwards battle in the middle of the field before looking to shift the ball. If they can overcome the early arm wrestle, they will go on and win this well. I’ll back them to do it.
Suggested Bet – Manly Sea Eagles -14 @ $1.90
Hawthorn ($3.90) VS Western Bulldogs ($1.26) – University of Tasmania Stadium
At the time of writing this game is being played in Tassie, which I think is advantageous for the Hawks. The Bulldogs haven’t been too convincing of late and they suffered a defeat at the hands of Essendon last week. Hawthorn are looking for 3 wins on the trot and can test the Dogs in this, not sure they can win, but happy to take the start.
Suggested Bet – Hawthorn +24.5 @ $1.90
Port Adelaide ($1.18) VS Carlton ($5) – Adelaide Oval
The Power will be playing for a home qualifying final and will be keen to put a struggling Carlton side to the sword. Harry McKay has been ruled out of this clash and without him, the Blues look set to struggle after losing to the Gold Coast last week.
Suggested Bet – Port Adelaide -31.5 @ $1.90
The Wallabies are playing the All Blacks again but gee it’s hard to keep watching us get touched up. Reckon they could select some of our Olympians to do a better job. We hope everyone had a good time following the Aussies gold rush in Tokyo. It was awesome to see the national pride on show during lockdowns, Patty Mills for PM…get it trending!