Selections based on soft 6; rail out 6m from 800m to post and 4m the remainder
Race 1 CLASS 1 & MAIDEN PLATE (1600m)
One of the more open races on the card to start. Local mare 12. Martian Queen revelled in the ground here to land her maiden third up off a lengthy break. Was backed in from double-figure odds that day, and again can be tucked away back in the field and saved for one last surge. Well over the odds.
Dangers: Expecting four-year-old 5. Full Coverage to keep producing. Getting to the mile second-up after digging in for a tough maiden win at Tamworth. Improving 6. Onehero finished strongly in a BM 58 at home after surging late to win his maiden, and the more rain the better. Progressive colt 14. Feudalist rounded them up nicely at her third start in heavy ground at Nowra and, with a little weight drop, is well capable of figuring in this tougher test. Watch the betting on 9. Stonesthrow, who didn’t fire a shot second-up in a deeper provincial race but has trialled since in smart fashion.
How to play it: Martian Queen each way and trifecta 5,6,12/5,6,9,12,14/5,6,9,12,14; Odds and Evens: Split
Race 2 MAIDEN PLATE (1300m)
Got plenty of time for provincial mare 7. Just Like Lisa, who has had four runs this prep, often without luck, and she can go close on a somewhat firmer track. Drawn to get to the outside.
Dangers: Like the decision to step three-year-old 9. Ciao Bicky immediately up in distance after working home fairly here on debut. Include in exotics 5 Decadent Tale at her second start and 6. Haven third-up.
How to play it: Just Like Lisa each way; Odds and Evens: Odds
Race 3 MAIDEN PLATE (1100m)
The first starters look set to dominate here at set weights, headed by Panzer Division filly 12. Lady Fraulein, who is ready to rock for a leading metro stable. Out of a Sebring mare and won the first of two recent trials in heavy ground.
Dangers: Capable and fit mare 15. Minniti is more likely to run in the next race. Blotted her consistent run of placings here last time when doing too much work early over 900m, and she’s much better back out to this trip on a firmer track. Keep safe provincial Eurozone mare 4. Save Your Kisses, who debuts off two trials, winning the latest. Dawn Approach colt 6. Just One Look also kicks off his career after winning the second of two recent trials.
How to play it: Lady Fraulein to win; Odds and Evens: Split