Showers are expected to deliver a Soft6 track for Sunday’s Bendigo meeting which brings the wet-trackers into contention. The rail will be at the two-metre position for the entire circuit.
QUADDIES (races 6-7-8-9)
Skinny Play: 2,8,11 - 5,6,11 - 6,8 - 2
Wide Play: 2,4,5,9,11 - 1,5,6,9,11 - 6,7,8,10 - 2,3,7,13
BEST BET: R9 – 2. GOLDEN FLAG
Next Best Bet: R3 – 2. RENEW
Best Roughie: R8 – 6. GIROUX
No2 DUBAI ESCAPADE
No7 MUSIC TO MIDNIGHT
No5 HE’S A GENIUS
VALUE RUNNER: No9 REFECTORY
No4 THE NARCISSIST
No5 WHO SAYS I’M READY
VALUE RUNNER: No5 WHO SAYS I’M READY
No2 RENEW (NEXT BEST BET) Has won his only four starts over the jumps and showed he was ready for this with an impressive Casterton trial hurdle. Only needs to stay upright to win.
No3 HORNETS’ NEST Won his last to jump runs Casterton and Warrnambool and has to be respected.
No6 TWO HATS Showed great jumping potential in winning over hurdles at Warrnambool and will be improved.
No7 UNIQUE ASSASSIN Has been placed in some good jumps events. Place chance again.
VALUE RUNNER: NO3 HORNETS’ NEST
No2 ZED EM
VALUE RUNNER: NO1 WELLS
No1 NEW HORIZONS
No4 MINOAN SPIRIT
No16 BYE BYE LOVE
VALUE RUNNER: No16 BYE BYE LOVE
No11 SIREN’S REWARD Smart filly from Weir stable improved by two trials. Boasts a win over Hay Bale Mornington 1000m and photo second Moonee Valley previously. Excellent first-up prospect.
No2 DEL PIERO Racing consistently and blinkers go back on here. Drawn to get a dream run.
No9 SECRET OBSESSION Form when last in work was first-rate and has to be respected here first-up.
No4 WHTIE HOUSE LADY Improved by recent racing and gets her chance to break through from good barrier.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 WHITE HOUSE LADY
No6 LORD TENNYSON
No5 ELECTRIC TRIBUTE
No11 MR OPTIMISTIC
No9 OSCAR’S MY MATE PA
VALUE RUNNER: NO11 MR OPTIMISTIC
No6 GIROUX Had tough first-up run when fourth Toorak Playboy Pakenham. Produced good city form in previous campaign and capable of strong showing here.
No8 MISS MO Has a win and a second from only two starts and will measure up to this tougher company.
No10 THE BIG OH Placed last two starts in similar grade and has to be considered.
No7 QUEEN ANNABEL Beat Miss Mo at Geelong before close ninth Whyouask Sandown July 5. Will find this easier than last assignment.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 GIROUX
No2 GOLDEN FLAG (BEST BET) Created huge impression beating Honolulu Lass 1400m Mildura Maiden on debut. Extra distance in his favour and will be further improved.
No13 ERAMOSA Racing consistently and relishing races over this distance.
No3 HOUSTON STREET Broke his maiden at Wangaratta then ran on for second Simply Invincible 1600m BM64 July 7. Rates highly.
No7 SAVATONE Just behind the placings two runs from a spell and will be at his peak for this. Extra distance suits.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 SAVATONE