This is the fifth night meeting to race on the synthetic track at Pakenham this autumn.
There appears to be a few good bets on the eight-race card and does not look on paper as tough as it has been.
The weather is getting chilly now though the cloud cover may help keep the mercury up a little higher.
The rail will be again at the true position.
QUADDIES (races 5,6,7,8)
Skinny Play: 1,4 / 1,5 / 3,10 / 4,9
Wide Play: 1,3,4,5,8 / 1,5,8,9 / 3,5,6,9,10 / 4,9,11,12
BEST BET: R6 – 1. PERFECT COMMAND
Next Best Bet: R2 – 5 STRATEGIC SPIN
Best Roughie: R5 – 3. STORM MASTER
No4 FOUND OUT he ran a great fifth over 1100m at his debut at Caulfield on May 13. Top jockey Damian Lane again rides and he will strip fitter for the outing. Makes strong appeal.
No7 ROYAL SYMPHONY He won a Flemington jump-out in good style on May 12. He is a Domesday colt who will be ridden by top jockey Dwayne Dunn and he comes from the leading juvenile yard of Mick Price.
No5 HOLY SNOW was a $260,000 yearling graduate out of Melbourne’s Premier sale. He is by leading juvenile sire Exceed And Excel and he ran very well in a jump-out at Caulfield on May 9. Good chance.
No11 EIFFEL TOWER she is a graduate of this season’s premier two-year-old stable and she did go well at a recent jump-out at Werribee. She has drawn perfectly in gate four and would keep a close watch.
VALUE RUNNER: No11 EIFFEL TOWER
No5 STRATEGIC SPIN (Next Best) kept digging deep to run a good second over 1100m here May 11. Lachlan King’s 2kg claim reduces his weight to 56.5kg and from gate one will get a cosy run on the fence.
No3 PURPLE RIDER was making good steady ground in the straight when finishing fourth over 1100m in a maiden here on May 11. Has been racing consistently and he gets his chance to break-through here with Ryan Maloney on board.
No7 LITTLE LINGY struck a bog track when finishing seventh in a F&M maiden over 1406m at Ballarat on September 5. She is fresh from a long spell and could be a lot more matured. Worth a review here.
No10 REDROUZ boxed on steadily to the winning post when fourth over 1400m in a maiden here on September 18. That was her sole start and it was a fair effort though she was at long odds. More mature now.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 LITTLE LINGY
No1 ALTRO MONDO He looks ready to peak now with solid runs over 1400m and 1600m under his belt. Latest he ran sixth in a 1600m maiden here on April 27. He has drawn seven and gets top jockey Mark Zahra to ride.
No9 MY PEARL Staying bred filly who made a splash at her debut to run a solid second over 1600m in a maiden here on October 17. She is resuming here and gets Jake Bayliss to ride from gate five. Comes from an astute stable.
No4 ELECTROLYTE was hitting the line hard when finished second over 1590m in a maiden at Wangaratta on May 8. Gets top jockey Luke Nolen to ride here, but will need to cross from gate nine.
No3 BOORAMARTA finished a close seventh over 1400m in a maiden at Werribee on May 15. Top jockey Craig Newitt retains the ride and will strip fitter having his third career start here. Makes each-way appeal.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 BOORAMARTA
No1 APPALACHIAN ANNIE she is racing very well and will give her rivals something to chase out in front.
No6 A LITTLEBITOFCLASS Back to suitable distance and class with decent synthetic form. Keep safe.
No3 GO ONE BETTER Slow away here last start but still managed a fourth. Tough test here but could upset.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 GO ONE BETTER
No4 OCTOBER TUTU looks close to a win on his strong second over 1400m here on May 18. He was the $3.80 favourite that day and gets a change of rider with Noel Callow taking the rein here tonight. Good chance if jumps clean.
No1 LET’S GO TO RIO with two runs under his belt is now at his peak. Latest he ran a good second over 1400m at Ballarat on May 14. He was backed into a $2.90 favourite that time. He gets a new rider with top apprentice Ben Thompson to steer.
No3 STORM MASTER (BEST ROUGHIE) broke through for a smart maiden win at Werribee at his fifth career start on May 15. Has had only two starts this campaign and has a perfect draw in two to get a soft run here.
No5 SPLEASURE was having only her second start when scoring a fighting win over 1300m in a maiden at Geelong on May 9. Chris Symons replaces Regan Bayliss and that was her first start from a spell. Expect to be fitter.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 STORM MASTER
No1 PERFECT COMMAND (NEXT BEST BET) ran a solid fourth over 800m on a bog track at Cranbourne on May 8 in preparation for his return. He has a perfect record fresh and the son of Commands has a race record of two wins and a second at three starts. He has drawn perfectly in gate four and he looks one of the better bets on this card.
No5 DINNER LAKE won on a firm surface before hitting a bog track last time and running third. Good chance.
No9 NATIONAL VELVET will have the sentimental punters on board but she did win well last time.
No8 SPEARHEAD has a solid first-up record and gets top jockey Craig Newitt to steer fresh.
VALUE RUNNER: No8 SPEARHEAD
No4 DOWNHEARTED scored a brilliant win here last start over 1400m on May 11. He loves the synthetic track and he drops a kilo with the 2kg claim of apprentice Jordan Grob on 57.5kg.
No9 EXACTING can give leading trainer Mick Price the quinella with Downhearted the track specialist here. He ran a good second over 1411m at Sale in the lead up to this and he also loves this track with a win and a third at two starts.
No12 DEVILISHLY she ran a close third over 1500m at Cranbourne on May 12. She has been honest without winning but she does get ace jockey Dwayne Dunn replacing an apprentice here.
No3 DON’T WE LOVE IT had some legitimate excuses before finishing fourth over 1500m at Cranbourne on May 12. He is from the red hot stable of Darren Weir and though he has sustained a long campaign has remained consistent.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 DON’T WE LOVE IT
No3 CHIMA scored a good win for Team Hayes here over 1600m on May 11. He goes up 2kg for that effort to 59.5kg but he gets ace jockey Dwayne Dunn to help carry the extra burden. Racing well and respect.
No6 MUCCINO ran a good second to the hotpot Downhearted over 1400m here on May 11. He will carry the same weight and gets a change of rider with top jockey Luke Nolen his new pilot. Has great claims.
No5 TOAN THANG tired a shade but had plenty up his sleeve to win over 1900m at Geelong on May 12. Has been consistent and apprentice Lachlan King’s 2kg claim drops his weight to 57.5kg. Each-way chance.
No11 JUNIOR BURGER has been in the placings in recent starts at this track. This race suits.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 TOAN THANG