FLAMIN’ MOGUL was good in a strong race at Bendigo last start. He is adept in soft going and gets conditions to suit here.
SARATOGA SONG comes out of what looked to be a good race last start at Coleraine. Freedman is known for placing his horses well and has to be given a chance here.
LIVING LARGE looks ready to go third up from a spell here and he was good last start in a strong race. He has been a winner in wet going before and has a chance here.
THEYCALLMETHEHOFF is well in after the claim here. He is good in wet going and can break back into the winners’ circle.
SELECTIONS: No 3 FLAMIN’ MOGUL, No 6 Saratoga Song, No 2 Living Large, No 1 Theycallmethehoff
Race 7 4:00pm Benchmark 70 Handicap 1200m
FOREIGN AFFAIR put it all together last preparation. After the claim she is well in for a first up assignment.
IT’S A SHAME BILLY comes out of a good race last start and looks to be well placed here. Should be hard to beat.
TAPESTRY VISION got the job done well on the synthetic last start. His form is quite solid and he has a chance here.
KAPSCERO has been in terrific form lately and gets another chance to win here.
SELECTIONS: No 2 FOREIGN AFFAIR, No 1 It’s A Shame Billy, No 3 Tapestry Vision, No 8 Kapscero
Race 8 4:30pm Benchmark 70 Handicap 2025m
QUEEN OUIJA was a dominant winner on soft going last start and should handle the step up in grade here.
ONCIDIUM RULER has been in good form recently. The Kent runner has his first start on his home track here and was touched off in heavy going last start at midweek level.
TRIPLE GOLD has put together a good record so far in his career. He loves soft going and should be hard to beat here.
NORTHERN JOURNEY looks to take up the speed here and would love for it to get even wetter as he is an absolute duck. After the claim he is well in.
SELECTIONS: No 8 QUEEN OUIJA, No 3 Oncidium Ruler, No 2 Triple Gold, No 1 Northern Journey
Race 9 5:00pm Benchmark 64 Handicap 1600m
ROBERT DE HERO should break back into the winners’ circle here. Her last two runs have been quite good and soft going poses no issues.
VENATOR has been looking for this journey his whole preparation so far. He only just got the job done last start but the way he ran through the line was fantastic. He has always had above average ability.
NO PAIN NO GAIN was quite good last start at Geelong. He was a winner at the mile in a previous preparation and looks as if he is ready for it now.
TOAST getting out to the mile should suit. He was another winner at the mile in a past preparation and has to be given a chance here.
SELECTIONS: No 6 ROBERT DE HERO, No 5 Venator, No 10 No Pain No Gain, No 7 Toast