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THE PLAN: Shame that there are not deeper fields for a Newcastle Cup meeting – small fields and favourites that look hard to beat – but with queries against is the feeling of the day. One runner stands out as clearly the best betting opportunity of the day. 

NEWCASTLE

R6 #7 Special Missile ($1.90) – This bloke has gone from strength to strength this preparation and  arrives here both thriving and absolutely flying. Looks likely to get control of the race and can give a very bold showing from on speed yet again. Main danger looks Sound Proposition back in distance – not completely sold on it and happy to be with Special Missile.

SUGGESTED BETTING: 6 Units Special Missile @ $3.10 with Bet365 – if this is not an option a little torn on how to achieve the best price. Possibly go half @ $3 or better fixed odds and the other half @ Best Tote SP.

Prices in brackets are our rated prices 

NEWCASTLE QUADDIE

R5: 1-4 / 3
R6: 7
R7: 3 / 2
R8: 6-7-8-9-13