This meeting is not designed to suit the Night Owls with the kick off at 10.40am on Sunday.
But there could be good rewards for those seeking to get out of bed early and follow the eight-race card.
There looks to be some nice winners with Mr Integrity to start the card on a high in the opening race.
Other good bets on the day look to be Zebreez (Race 4), Miss Adequate (Race 5) and Uncanny Effort (Race 7). Quite an entertaining meeting with a mix of excitement from some most capable horses and the leading stables of Darren Weir and Team Hayes with top jockeys Damian Lane and Damien Oliver having good rides.
The false rail will be at the True Position and the track is rated as a Good 4. The day is set to be another scorcher though with the mercury expected to climb to 39C! Be an early bird and get in and out quick!
QUADDIES (races 5,6,7,8)
Skinny Play: 1 – 12,16 – 1 - 1
Wide Play: 1,2,4 – 8,12,14,16 – 1,3 – 1,4,10
BEST BET: R7 – 1. UNCANNY EFFORT
Next Best Bet: R4 – 14. ZEBREEZ
Best Roughie: R1 –10. TEARDROPS
No2 MR INTEGRITY has the ear muffs and the winkers going on and the blinkers are coming off. Was narrowly beaten as a $2.45 favourite when second over 2200m at Ballarat on January 16. Gets his chance to avenge.
No4 UNRESOLVED has the blinkers going on and the winkers coming off. Was a heavily backed $2.15 favourite but could only finish third over 2447m here on January 11. Gets top rider Damian Lane as his new pilot.
No1 CRAFTY LION tried valiantly but could not pass the leader when a strong second over 2224m maiden here on January 4. He was easy in the betting drifting from $2.20 to $3.60 and was held up at the 250m. Good chance.
No10 TEARDROPS (BEST ROUGHIE) is a daughter of leading sire Fastnet Rock who can improve on her last-start seventh in a 1600m maiden for fillies at Ballarat on January 14. She battled on well enough to suggest she can be in the picture here.
VALUE RUNNER: No10 TEARDROPS
No7 UNINTERRUPTED has finished inside the money at his past three starts and has only raced four times. He looks the one to beat here on his last-start third over 1518m here on January 4. Drops 2kg to 57kg too.
No4 HIGH ENERGY is a son of leading sire High Chaparral, who was bursting home at his debut to finish second over 1600m maiden at Ballarat on January 14. He is again well drawn in gate two and looks the main danger.
No11 MARVELOUS MIRREN is by staying sire Reset and showed sharp improvement at her second career start when finishing third over 1600m maiden at Cranbourne on January 12. That was on a bog track and she will have benefitted.
No3 FIRE RANGER has been near the mark at his three starts and last start landed his first pay when finishing a good third over 1400m maiden at Hamilton on January 12. He was strongly backed into a $2.40 favourite that day.
VALUE RUNNER: No11 MARVELOUS MIRREN
No3 KARMONAARON with the scratchings of two of the main fancies he gets his shot here following a strong fourth over 1600m at Ballarat on January 16. Gets Damian Lane to ride and has the blinkers coming off for the first time.
No4 EMPIRE LIBERTY ploughed through the mud to post a strong win over 1600m maiden at Cranbourne on January 12. He was steady in the betting at $4.60 and that was his third start back from a spell. Fit now.
No9 HOWLING WOLF left rivals running ragged when scoring and emphatic 8 length win over 1200m at Healesville on January 13. With the 3kg claim of the apprentice will carry only 52.5kg and is worth noting on last-start effort.
No8 SHE’S TIDY had a tough run and prevailed to score a narrow win over 1600m maiden at Hamilton on January 12. Perth apprentice Jordan Turner again rides and she drops a half-kilo to 56kg and that was only her fourth start this prep.
VALUE RUNNER: No9 HOWLING WOLF
No14 ZEBREEZ (NEXT BEST BET) gets the benefit of dropping back to the country after running a great second in a 3YO fillies' maiden at her debut at Sandown on January 10. She strikes them again here and won’t be at double figure odds this time around. She is perfectly drawn in gate four and leading apprentice Ben Thompson keeps the ride on the daughter of leading sire Sebring.
No13 SPICER has run two top placings at her two starts. Latest she showed dash to run third over 1209m in a maiden at Yarra Valley on January 9.
No9 LOPE DE FIELD has drawn perfectly in gate two at her debut and will have the Darren Weir polish.
No5 IMMACULATE SECRET struck a smart one at her debut when second but kept on chipping away.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 IMMACULATE SECRET
No1 MISS ADEQUATE likes this track with a record of three starts for a win and a second. Had no luck before finishing fourth over 1518m here on January 4 when ridden by a 2kg claiming apprentice. She gets top jockey Damien Oliver to guide here.
No2 MOSCOW RED was a beaten $3.10 favourite but she had plenty of excuses when forced to work hard before finishing a close fourth over 1600m against her own sex at Ballarat on November 28. Goes well fresh.
No6 AMERICAN SUMMER claimed a perfect record at this venue when at her debut here she dug deep to score a narrow win over 1318m here on January 4. She goes up a kilo to 57kg on her maiden win, but is well drawn in two.
No4 FOXLAGO did come in for some support when shortened into $8.50 before giving a sustained effort to post a close win over 1400m in a maiden at Hamilton on January 14. She jumps 2kg to 58kg here but strikes a small field.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 FOXLAGO
No12 ABYSSINIAN made the perfect debut when posting a strong win over 1200m in a F&M maiden at Cranbourne on January 12. She was well backed into $3.80 that day and cleared out to win by .75 length with another 4.25 lengths back to the third horse.
No11 MAXEY CAMPO has a good record fresh and has won on the synthetic at this track. She is resuming from a 28-week spell failing to run the 1700m when running sixth here on July 17. She gets top jockey Andrew Mallyon to ride.
No14 BOLEK cruised away to record a 2.25 length win at her second start over 1200m in a maiden at Mornington on December 27. She goes up a half-kilo today to 57.5kg and experienced rider Pat Maloney retains the mount.
No16 INVINCIBLE ROCK scored her breakthrough win with a stylish .75 length victory over 1207m in a maiden at Kilmore on January 8. She was backed into a $2.70 favourite, but she does rise in class and has a wide alley in 14.
VALUE RUNNER: No16 INVINCIBLE ROCK
No1 UNCANNY EFFORT (BEST BET) was entangled in traffic but steamed home to go down by centrimetres over 1118m here on January 4. He was well backed from $15 into $9.50 and was heroic in defeat. He gets Daniel Stackhouse to ride replacing Brad Rawiller and stays on the same weight on 60.5kg and has a draw in two to do no work. He is second-up today and should be fitter.
No7 INNOCENT LILY was finishing on strongly at Stony Creek and gets Damien Oliver, who has won on her previously, back on top.
No3 CAB FAIR was doing best work at the end of the race to finish midfield and makes appeal here.
No6 WALLED CITY has a rock solid first-up record of four starts for a win and a second. Respect.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 WALLED CITY
No1 SACRED SHAM was given a six weeks break after finishing eighth over 1200m at Caulfield on December 16. Leading Melbourne jockey Damian Lane replaces a 2kg claiming apprentice today and goes well fresh.
No4 LAKOTA is a three-year-old who drove hard at his debut to post a strong win over 1000m on the synthetic track here in September. Dwayne Dunn travels back to ride him at his return today and is well drawn in one.
No5 SCAPPARE showed good pace to lead and battled on well enough to run fifth down the straight 1000m at Flemington on January 13. She gets the benefit of the rail here to guide from barrier two and has top rider Ben Melham.
No10 SMUG SATISFACTION is a three-year-old filly who made her debut here when finishing a close seventh over 1118m on January 4. She was strongly backed into a $3.40 favourite that day. She had to work very hard and with a softer run here makes appeal.
VALUE RUNNER: No10 SMUG SATISFACTION