THE PLAN: Muswellbrook and Port Macquarie today. Solid meetings at both venues. Should be reasonably fair track at both circuits. Most likely that off the fence in the straight will be the place to be at both venues.
R5 #3 Lucciola Belle – First up – she will give them a start here – but just looks better than these. One doubt against would be if the track was playing very on pace – this is unlikely. But I will send an update if warranted.
SUGGESTED BETTING: 3 Units Lucciola @ $3 with Bet365 – May be soft due to racing pattern + upside of waiting to see the track pattern – would suggest waiting to back this one.
R8 #1 Sepae – #7 Lots of Diamonds – The favourites look vulneral here. Think there looks a distinct lack of speed for a short course event. Lots Of Diamonds resumes – two solid efforts as a 2yo – any improvement and she is capable of giving a huge sight here. Aggressive rider aboard suits. Sepae will be driven out and if he can be on speed – should certainly be strong to the line over the short course.
SUGGESTED BETTING: 3.5 Units Lots of Diamonds @ $10 with Centrebet/Unitbet/TAB/UBET / 2.5 Units Sepae @ $5 with UBET or Best Tote/SP
R7 #3 Winners Lane – First up – trials only fair but against class opposition. Have some time for this horse and had good upside from his first preparation. Finds a very winnable race and just have to be with him here at the odds. Scared of Lady Ioness – looked to have ability early.
SUGGESTED BETTING: 2.5 Units Winner’s Lane @ $10 with UBET – Happy to take $9+