R3 #2 Ancascocha ($4) – #10 Mock Song ($3.5) – Looks an opportunity here to bet around the early favourite Not A Princess – form lines look vulnerable and has just struggled to get the job done to this point. The two selections here have strong upside. Ancascocha trialled exceptionally well prior to her debut – given a sore back there and the effort was solid enough – certainly hard to be supremely confident with her arriving without a public trial – but on speculation alone she could blow these away. Mock Song also trialled positively before the debut performance when never in the right spot there – presented extremely fat that day and should have trimmed up considerably following that run – 23 days between runs looks ideal.
SUGGESTED BETTING: 3 Units Anacascocha @ $6.50 with Bet365 (Happy to take $6+ or Best Tote/SP) – 3 Units Mock Song @ $5 with Bet365 (Happy to take $4.60 or Bet365)
R6 #1 Uthred – #2 Mosrai – Interesting runner here in Uthred – 423 days since last seen at the races – but he literally has a lap on these horses if anywhere near the mark. No public trials for this stable. Betting should be a good guide – wouldnt be entertaining backing him if short odds – but at $5 happy to take a small risk. Mosrai looks the other 1000m horse in the race – the others look a little one paced for this trip and he should be the sharp closer late in the piece. Betting could be highly volatile in this race.
SUGGESTED BETTING: 3.5 Units Uthred @ $5 with UBET (Happy to take $4.80 plus or $4.50 with Bet365) – 2.5 Units Mosrai @ $4.20 with Bet365 or Best Tote/SP
R8 #1 Social Pirate – #3 Jester Lionheart – Have some time for Social Pirate and just get the feeling today is the day they have set him for – did more than enough first up at Gosford to be competitive in a race of this nature – taken back to the trials by order of stewards (due to hanging) and went through the motions – 1400m is a slight query – but should race more forward and G Ryan can make the difference. Jester Lionheart looks the other runner ready to peak – three runs back have all been OK – but certainly in stronger races than he faces today and should be peaking fitness wise now – key positive rider change and the soft gate all positives.
SUGGESTED BETTING: 3 Units Social Pirate @ Best Tote/SP – 3 Units Jester Lionheart @ $6.50 with UBET or $6 with Bet365 (Take Best Tote/SP alternatively)