Though half of the card consists of maiden races there does appear a few stand-out bets in the lowest class at Geelong today.
One More Try strikes only six in opposition in the opening race and can follow up on her strong second over 1600m in a maiden at Cranbourne on November 18.
The daughter of Dane Shadow will have the blinkers removed and faces moderate opposition.
The latter races look to be key contests where punters can have a good crack with Free To Fly (Race Six), Undoubtable Miss (Race Seven) and Miss Toorak Flyer (Race Eight) looking strong chances in the last three legs of the quadrella.
The False Rail will be stretched out to six metres and the track is currently rated as a Good 4 (Friday). The weather should be cloudy but fine.
QUADDIES (races 5,6,7,8)
Skinny Play: 3 – 1– 3 - 13
Wide Play: 3,6,8 – 1,5 – 3,8 – 1,6,13
BEST BET: R7 – 3. Undoubtable Miss
Next Best Bet: R6 – 1. Free To Fly Too
Best Roughie: R6 – 5. Hinchin Time
No7 One More Try was plunged from $1.85 into $1.75 when finished second over 1600m in a maiden at Cranbourne on November 18. The blinkers come off here and she has had further time to mature. Strikes only six in opposition.
No4 Clever Dolly
No6 My Shu Mai
SCRATCHED - No1 Denero
VALUE RUNNER: No6 My Shu Mai
No8 Elusive Melody was weaving her way through the pack when finishing strongly to run a close fourth over 1212m here on April 17. That was her first start back from a spell and will be improved.
No10 Lady Loft
No4 Holy Command
VALUE RUNNER: No4 Holy Command
SCRATCHED - No8 Miss Prestigious with two seconds at her two starts is overdue for a win. Was pipped in a head-bobbing climax over 1312m in a maiden here on April 17. Strong claims in this field.
No4 Mighty Quinn
No11 Absolute Heaven
SCRATCHED - No13 Sanctuaire
VALUE RUNNER: No13 Sanctuaire
No11 The Hun is by the top staying sire High Chaparral and faces a big drop in class here on last start 13th in the listed Port Adelaide Guineas (1600m) at Morphettville on April 14. Has the blinkers going on for the first time.
No10 Seven Falls
No8 Earnest Credere
No5 Arlington Way
VALUE RUNNER: No5 Arlington Way
No3 But It’s True will be having third start from a spell and prior two starts have indicated is close to a breakthrough. Last start was finishing off well to run fourth over 1400m at Ballarat on April 14. Good chance.
No7 Valeria Messalina
No8 Joie De Dream
No6 Silence The Stars
VALUE RUNNER: No6 Silence The Stars
No1 Free Fly Too (NEXT BEST BET) strikes only moderate opposition and will be improved on first-up effort when running a good fifth over 1400m at Pakenham on April 12. Jamie Mott replaces Jordan Childs and stays on 60kg. Gets a soft run drawn on the rail.
SCRATCHED - No4 Kaluna
No5 Hinchin Time (BEST ROUGHIE)
VALUE RUNNER: No5 Hinchin Time
No3 Undoubtable Miss (BEST BET) gets ace rider Damian Lane to ride at her comeback start. She warmed up for this with a good third over 800m in a trial at Cranbourne on April 23. Goes well fresh and is a lightly raced three-year-old filly with plenty of scope.
SCRATCHED - No9 Balle D’or
No8 Prepare To Win
SCRATCHED - No13 Lucky Cat
VALUE RUNNER: No13 Lucky Cat
No13 Miss Toorak Flyer has impressed at her two starts for a win and a second. Last start she smashed her opposition over 1212m maiden here on April 17. Ben Melham stays on board and she drops a half kilo to 56.5kg.
No6 Written Attraction
VALUE RUNNER: No3 Aerospeed