The last weekend of what you would deem real off-season racing. Next week things really start to heat up, particularly in Sydney with the Missile Stakes. Before that, what about Hugh Bowman only getting 6 weeks! Wow. I thought it would have been closer to 6 months and even that might have been on the light side. Anyways, move on, let's find some winners.
Hang on, before that, thank you to those who sent in fan mail after we tipped the Mahamedeis trifecta! Paid about $28 for those who missed it, a good collect!
Racing in the COVID capital heads to the Valley this week, the best track to watch the races both live in the flesh and on TV. Having had the great opportunity to get to a couple of Cox Plate Days, the Valley offers sensational theatre, particularly if Daryl Braithwaite is there belting out his timeless classic. Anyways, I digress!
It is a super competitive day of racing, there might be a few we can get involved with, that starts in Race 6, the first leg of the quaddie and the favourite, Wilmot Pass. I am as confident backing Jamie Kah's rides than any other jockey in the country, she seems to have great balance and hands. First up, run off it's feet at Caulfield, prior to a win last week, this race sets up well and at around the $2.50 mark, I think that makes for a good bet.
We wait til the last race of the day in Melbourne for my other bet, first up with Sebrakate. This Dabernig and Hayes runner goes very well fresh and with the claim for Thomas Stockdale, gets in very well at the weights. Barrier 1, might not be as ideal as one might think, we might need the tempo on and the field breaking up in order to get a run at the right time, happy to find out at around $7.00.
Brisbane racing is at the Farm this weekend and the first four races throw up short priced favourites. It might actually be worth a multi, they all look hard to beat. The best? Race 2 and Humbolt Current which was kind to us last start and looks the clear bet of the day for Michael Cahill at $2.20. We will dive into it and then work around those other favourites before we get to the one we were keen on last week prior to it being scratched, Right or Wrong. $7 looks big overs here and I think this galloper is better suited at the 1400m, keen!
Sydney's card of racing looks harder to pick than a broken nose. Likely playing on a Heavy track and I think there's a couple of short priced favourites that are under the odds. Leaves us with just the one bet which comes up in Race 5, the outsider of the field, All But Gone. $35 the price for this galloper that will get back to last and hopefully spread wings up the Randwick straight. This thing is about as consistent as my 3-wood, so perhaps tread carefully but I give it a nice chance to run over the top of this average lot. Happy to have a throw at the stumps at a big price!
Had only a quick look at the Adelaide card of racing, not seeing much I like except for the Matt Laurie runner across the border from Victoria in Race 5. Vinaceous is it's name, paying around $3.50, might be worth an investment.
Good luck and as always, gamble responsibly.