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No betting at Bathurst today due to the irrigation “issue” – track is slow to heavy in different parts of the track. No thanks!

TAREE EXPECTED PATTERN – Rail back to the true position and a Good 3 position at Taree. 40-50 km/h winds are expected. Head wind into them down the back and side of the track – up their tails in the straight. May have an effect on the on pacers without cover in the run. Will keep a strong eye on the pattern early.


R1 #4 Princess Lottie ($1.90) – This filly returned with a dominant performance over the 900m at Cessnock – obviously only maiden grade there but she did have form in stronger last time in and looks to have improved since then. Margins opening behind her at Cessnock were great and her opposition today have all had plenty of chances.

SUGGESTED BETTING: 3 Units @ $2.50 with various + Multi (Happy to take $2.30+)

R6 #1 Boncosta ($4) – #8 Western Saga ($5) – Looks an interesting race here. Boncosta gets out to 1400m here – third run back from a break – not suited at either run back and can improve sharply here. Looks the horse to beat. Western Saga again looks the swooper – Thompson will be patient you would imagine – went down narrowly last time at odds and can run well again. Looks to be negative queries against both last start winners in Deangelo and Torio’s Delight who command a huge share of the market and look very solid risks.

SUGGESTED BETTING: 3 Units Boncosta @ $6 with Bet365 (Happy to take $4.80+) – 3 Units Western Saga @ $11 with UBET (Happy to take $7+)

R7 #3 All But Gone ($5) – #4 Fleeteor ($3) – Another race where things look to fall into place for the selections. Fleeteor looks the classiest type engaged – runs a strong 1400m and is completely adaptable – the one to beat. All But Gone has no tactical speed and will give these a start – is low flying and only needs even luck or pattern to suit to be storming late. He’s Our Toy Boy looks a loose leader here with the apprentice aboard and give a big sight – could not knock saving on it at $9+.

SUGGESTED BETTING: 4 Units Fleeteor @ $3.60 with Bet365 ($3.70 is available with most corporates at this stage – but would prefer the SP as can see very volatile betting here) – 2 Units All But Gone @ $7 with NSWTAB/ $6.50 with Bet365 next best (Happy to take $6.5 or Best Tote/SP)


Princess Lottie / Fleeteor – 2 Units