This weekend sees the Doomben Cup, The Goodwood, some massive NRL and AFL matchups and the FA Cup Final. What have we come up with as your 5 tickets to a successful weekend on the punt?
The Tip: Epidemic to Win
Why: Won at this course and distance two weeks ago, finishing with the fastest 400m and 200m splits of the day to win on the line. A bit harder here but will be fitter after that run and should give a really good performance.
The Tip: Boom Time to Win
Why: Boom Time put in a great performance first-up and could've easily won under a big weight and difficult trip. This distance is more suitable (2000m) and looks set to turn the tables on Tarquin.
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The Tip: Souths to Win
Why: Not many expected it but Souths are seriously a good team this year. They've won four of their last five including a very impressive victory over league-leaders St George-Illawarra last week and face a lowly Cowboys side who have done nothing but disappoint all year. Souths are a good price to fill multis this week or even take straight up.
The Tip: Under 2.5 Goals
Why: 15 of the last 23 FA Cup Finals have ended with less than 3 goals and this one seems like it won't be any different. United closed out their league campaign with 7 of their last 9 games seeing under 3 goals while Chelsea also saw under 3 goals in 4 of their last 5 games. Short price but seems a great bet.
The Tip: Melbourne 40+
Why: The Demons have hit their stride in the last three weeks, winning by an average margin of 48 in that span. They play a Calrton side who finally broke through for their first win last week but it was not exactly an impressive performance. Melbourne should be able to put the Blues away by a big margin.