BEST BET: R4 No1 King Of England.
NEXT BEST BET: R6 No12 La Speciale.
BEST ROUGHIE: R7 No2 Flex.
R1 1.30pm AGVANTAGE UAV SV 3YO MAIDEN PLATE 1600m
FLUX CAPACITOR has been given the thumbs up by Daniel Moor, with the jockey picking him above arch rival Tailored here. He hails from the stables of trainers Lee and Anthony Freedman and will be fitter on his second over 1400m at Echuca on November 10.
TAILORED ran a top second as a $3.20 favourite over 1550m at Wangaratta on November 14. He is a young horse with upside. He has a riding change with Daniel Moor jumping ship on to Flux Capacitor and Noel Callow is booked to take the reins.
BELLARIA was a massive drifter in betting from $4.80 to $8.50 before finishing second over 1400m against her own sex in a maiden at Pakenham on November 10. Regan Bayliss keeps the ride.
BO ZEPHYR is a lightly raced gelding with one placing at three starts and he ran a fair fifth over 1400m in a maiden at Sandown on November 16 at his last start. That was good enough to warrant here.
SELECTIONS: No3 FLUX CAPACITOR, No5 Tailored, No7 Bellaria, No2 Bo Zephyr.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 Bo Zephyr.
R2 2pm BET365 MAIDEN PLATE 1300m
SAILBOAT was been kept well under the covers with no exposed form but she is a daughter of champion sire Fastnet Rock and is owned by the world famous Coolmore Stud. A big watch on betting in this.
ANTAGONIST has the exposed form on his rivals but he is still a maiden at 12 starts. Racing consistently on last-start third over 1412m in a maiden at Geelong on November 14. Gets a riding change, with Jack Hill the new pillion.
BOSS CONI charged home and should be improved on debut second over 1200m at his home track at Kyneton on November 18. He was specked in betting from $5.50 to $4.80 that day and Linda Meech has stuck.
STONE WARRIOR hails from a top yard and was not extended at recent 990m trial when finishing fifth over 990m at Cranbourne on November 7. Has Craig Williams riding and has a first-up record of two placings at two starts.
SELECTIONS: No12 SAILBOAT, No1 Antagonist, No2 Boss Coni, No4 Stone Warrior.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 Boss Coni.
R3 2.30pm GERARD HOUSE SV MAIDEN PLATE 2400m
TURNING TIMES sustained a prolonged run and held on well when finishing second over 1600m in a maiden at Ballarat on November 21. He is race fit and looks ready for the step up in distance. Harry Coffey sticks to him.
VERREAUX has been well tried at 17 starts for seven placings, but he is fit and was a solid second over 2394m in a maiden at Warrnambool on November 17. Makes appeal here.
OUR BOY BILLY ran into a handy type in Meru when finishing fourth over 2238m in a maiden at Sale on November 15. He gets a riding change, with Chris Symons the new rider.
THE PERFECT CROP hails from a noted staying stable and is rock solid now following his fifth over 1800m in a maiden at Sandown on November 23. Noel Callow is the new rider.
SELECTIONS: No7 TURNING TIMES, No8 Verreaux, No5 Our Boy Billy, No9 The Perfect Crop.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 Our Boy Billy.
R4 3pm NO FUSS EVENT HIRE BM70 HANDICAP 2400m
KING OF ENGLAND (BEST BET) looks ready to pounce on his recent form. He hails from a superior race when finishing a strong fifth to Shakarpour over 2300m at Ballarat on November 19. Singapore Cup-winning hoop Craig Williams is the new rider. He is a Northern hemisphere import who is now acclimatising and can handle his 4kg rise in weight to 59kg because he drops in class here on his last start.
SELECTIONS: No1 KING OF ENGLAND, No7 Bianajeuney, No2 Dreaded, No4 Real Jazz.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 Real Jazz.
R5 3.30pm MY PUNTER F&M BM64 HANDICAP 1100m
VEGAS BEAUTY gets a big drop in class here on her last-start fifth over 1000m against her own sex at Moonee Valley on November 11. Apprentice Kassie Furness’s 3kg helps her weight impost down to 58.5kg and has good claims.
BONNIE’S MARLEY is a lightly raced galloper who ran a solid second over 1207m at Kelmore at her last start on October 30. The popular Harry Coffey rides for top trainer Darren Weir and she will be well fancied again here.
TYCOON BEAUTY will relish her chances here with apprentice Jack Martin’s 2kg claim reducing her weight to 57.5kg on her last-start fourth over 1200m at Moonee Valley on November 18. New rider Luke Currie takes the reins.
GILT EDGE was an easing favourite from $2.60 to $3.30 before finishing fourth over 1600m at Ballarat on October 27. Chris Symons replaces Damian Lane and is worth each-way thought.
SELECTIONS: No1 VEGAS BEAUTY, No4 Bonnie’s Marley, No3 Tycoon Beauty, No7 Gilt Edge.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 Gilt Edge.
R6 4pm THE WELLINGTON AT BOTANICAL GARDENS BM70 HANDICAP 1300m
LA SPECIALE (NEXT BEST BET) is a talented mare who has joined Team Hayes after being trained in Sydney by David Vandyke. She has an excellent record of two wins, three seconds and a third at seven starts. She is first-up off a year break after starting a $2.70 favourite and finishing second in a fillies and mares’ race at Randwick on December 5, 2015. Ace jockey Craig Williams is booked and she would be fit for this with her connections keen to get off to a perfect start. Can’t see the bookies taking too many risks with her.
SELECTIONS: No12 LA SPECIALE, No3 Harbour Grey, No2 Judges, No5 He’s A Moral.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 He’s A Moral.
R7 4.30pm MCCAIG AIR CONDITIONING BM64 HANDICAP 1400m
SONG ONE was steady in the betting throughout when at $5.50 before finishing second over 1300m at Cranbourne on November 19. Ryan Maloney keeps the mount and he again carries 60kg and would respect.
COMIC MISS is to be taken seriously as she drops 2kg on her last-start second against her own sex over 1400m on November 17 at Pakenham. Leading provincial rider Dean Yendall takes over for Darren Weir.
VON CLASSIC HERO has been consistent but had a very tough run last start when finishing eighth over 1400m at Bendigo on November 9. John Allen keeps the mount and he drops a half kilo to 60kg.
FLEX (BEST ROUGHIE) is a former Darwin galloper in the hands of former Darwin trainer Stephen Brown. He has a nice fresh record and with Stephen Jnr’s 2kg claim carries 59.5kg and might be worth having a look at.
SELECTIONS: No3 SONG ONE, No8 Comic Miss, No4 Von Classic Hero, No2 Flex.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 Flex.
R8 5pm SILKS FUNCTION CENTRE BM70 HANDICAP 1600m
SILVER STRATUM is racing in peak form following a 2 ¼ length blitz at Donald over 1620m on a rain soaked track on November 13. Top country jockey Dean Yendall rides for Darren Weir and he drops a kilo to 57kg and is strongly fancied here.
DUBAI KING controlled the speed at Moonee Valley last start when he was at double figure odds before winning over 1500m with 59.5kg on November 18. Senior apprentice Beau Mertens is replaced by 3kg rider Melissa Julius, dropping his weight to 59.5kg.
SPUNLAGO had won at his previous start before he gave a good effort to run fourth over 1400m at Sandown on November 16. Was specked in betting at double figure odds and he does get it easier here.
OUR GUARANTEE caused an upset when he beat hot-shot Yogi over 1600m at Echuca on November 10. He won’t be at such luxurious odds here chasing a hat-trick in the county and has Jack Hill remaining as the pilot.
SELECTIONS: No6 SILVER STRATUM, No1 Dubai King, No2 Spunlago, No5 Our Guarantee.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 Our Guarantee.