We’ve got a wet deck to contend with at Randwick and possible track bias at Caulfied depending on how much water they decide to spray, but either way, there are winners to be found. Here’s our preview and bets for some cracking racing:
Moonee Valley Race 7 – G3 Typhoon Tracy – 1200m
#2 Scorched Earth – $2.25
She lost no admirers last start when narrowly beaten by the very smart Argentia. Snapped looks the likely danger as the marketplace suggests but she will need to go to another level to win, whereas Scorched Earth just needs to replicate her last start effort. I’ll back the filly that we have seen do it. Use your ODDS BOOST if you can!
Caulfield Race 5 – G2 Peter Young – 1800m
#1 Cascadian – $2.70
He did the job for us running a drum at big odds last start and I see no reason to jump off him here. This is easier than last start, the 1800m suits, Ollie sticks, gate 1 means he should be no worse than midfield again. His main danger in Delphi is first up over 1800m and he’s the proven WFA performer. Come on old fella, be good to us again!
Caulfield Race 6 – G1 Futurity Stakes – 1400m
#3 Mo’unga – $5
He won the Winx Stakes first up last prep when knocking off Verry Elleegant. He flies fresh and the booking of J Kah is a plus. He went to the paddock in decent form and from the good gate he should get an economical trip. He’s right in this.
Caulfield Race 7 – G1 Neds Blue Diamond Stakes – 1200m
#6 Jacquinot – $5/$2.10
He’s a quirky bugger as witnessed last start when he missed the start badly but was still a good thing beaten. He jumped a $2.80 favourite in that race and got stopped in his tracks halfway up the straight, with any luck he would have won. Gate 10 is perfect for him and as long as he can find clear air at the top of the straight, he’ll mow them down and win.
Caulfield Race 8 – G1 Neds Oakleigh Plate – 1100m
#7 Away Game – $8.50/$2.80
Completely forgiving her last start flop at the Gold Coast, it’s a track that has brought many undone previously, prior to that she was excellent chasing home Marabi. The key factor here is she gets a massive weight swing on Marabi from their latest encounter. With Meech on from the good gate she’ll land in a perfect trailing position and get her chance late. Each way.
Randwick Race 3 – G2 Sweet Embrace – 1200m
#2 Xtravagant Star – $3.50
The scratching of Coolangatta really opens this race up for Xtravagant Star. She was super last start when bolting in the Inglis Millennium and from the good gate she gets her chance to win again. Use your ODDS BOOST or even better use the ‘SWITCH’ promo with Ladbrokes (Bonus Cash back for 2nd or 3rd or double your odds!).
Randwick Race 7 – G1 Chipping Norton Stakes – 1600m
#10 Montefilia – $21/$4.60
She can pull out a run fresh as we saw last campaign where she ran a fast-finishing 3rd behind Think It Over, her run was on par with his in that. She’s trialled up pretty well and the wet ground will make this a staying test which brings her right into play. She’s over the odds and I’ll be heavily invested in her finishing top 3.
Randwick Race 8 – G1 Surround Stakes – 1400m
#9 Zouzarella – $20/$4.80
This is a high-quality field of fillies doing battle in this and I would expect plenty of winners to come out of this race. This filly didn’t have a lot of luck last start in the lead up, she was forced to race 3 wide no cover and was only beaten by the run on brigade who had much softer runs. She’s drawn wide again and not overly thrilled Chad Schofield is on, but if she can find some cover from out there, she is right up to winning this. Happy to back her each way at the price.
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