The Wagga Wagga Gold Cup is the feature event of the day and we have found a top tip in what should be a cracking race but prior to that, we could get some cash in one of the earlier races. Bendigo is the venue for our other good thing of the day which we have gone as far as marking the ‘Best Bet’ of the day.
Wagga has a Good 3 with the rail in the true position.
Bendigo is a Good 4 with the rail out 9m the entire circuit.
COUP DE MAIN is a nice prospect out of the Danny Williams barn. The talented gelding was an impressive winner on debut, scoring by nearly three-and-a-half lengths at Orange on April 13 over a similar distance. On that occasion he flew the barriers to lead easily and we think he will do so again from gate five here. In what looks a fairly competitive race he is our selection.
This looks a good race for HAUNTED (BEST BET) despite it drawing gate 13. The Godolphin runner has been pretty good in his four career runs, winning once and placing on a further two occasions. Last start he was tough in finishing second to Flying Murty after sitting outside the leader while the winner enjoyed cover just behind the frontrunners. That horse (Flying Murty) then franked the form with a win at Caulfield in a much harder BM84 race last week. Haunted looks a good thing for us.
This looks like a perfect race for the Chris Waller-trained LIFE LESS ORDINARY. Everything appears in place for the six-year-old to register back-to-back wins following his triumph at Flemington on April 25. That was over 1800m and the extra 200m won’t worry him one bit – remember, this horse was considered to be one of the favourites for last year’s Caulfield Cup in early markets! He gets a good track, which he has a great record on, and isn’t badly weighted plus he gets the added benefit of barrier one. Our top pick.