Racing & Sports expert selections.
RACE 1 - ESCUTCHEON (1) is on a fast track to success after two smart efforts to date. Drawn well and despite top weight can measure up. SPEED OF LIGHT (5) won a thin race on debut but has been trialling well for this. Resumes with genuine claims. MASTER RIGHT (4) has been consistent to date and is proven fresh. Expect a bold showing. LET'S GO BRO (2) was a touch plain second up but has won at this trip. Another chance.
RACE 2 - INVADE AND CONQUER (3) showed early talent last campaign and resumes on home soil. Lots to like this time in. IN MY DREAMS (8) finds his right type of trip and senior rider retained. Can fight this out. SPIRITCHASER (5) is overdue a win but resumed in good style. With added fitness has genuine claims. AGAINST THE LAW (2) resumes down in class with two trials under his belt. Market watch advised.
RACE 3 - EXCEED THE SKY (10) was minor placed last start and peaks here third up. Can keep improving and get the win today. CHARBONNEUSE (3) was plain in a recent trial but draws low on debut. Cheeky on-pace effort expected so must be kept safe. PRETTY RHO (8) battled on alright when resuming in the city. Will be fitter for that hitout and will find this easier so has winning claims. FIRST NIGHT (1) hasn't been spaced by too far at the trials and should be running on hard late.
RACE 4 - BINGHAMTON (1) made good ground late second up and this track should suit. Will be reaching peak fitness now so gets every chance to put a win on the board. PARADE GROUND (10) has been gelded and recent trials have been much sharper. Could be a big improver this time around. Both efforts of LONE FORCE (6) have had merit and with the aid of a low draws comes right into contention. PRINCE OF ARENDELL (12) returns as a gelding and a recent trial was sound so is worth keeping safe.
RACE 5 - GOLD PATTERN (2) had good form around similar trips last time in and recent trials have been good enough. Can fire fresh. LICHESTER (3) looks well graded first up but does need to slide past a poor draw. Genuine threat. ZEEMA (8) has only had one trial but a kind draw and senior rider says keep me safe. Run well. WEST OF DALBY (1) has taken on much tougher company in two runs since a spell so will enjoy the class drop. Race fit third up and looks suited up in trip.
RACE 6 - WHATADILEMMA (1) is a proven miler who looks to have been set for this after some hot trials. Will go close first up. EGYPTOLOGIST (4) looked unlucky first up when well-supported. Harder here but has obvious talent. MULVADER (3) has gone well in all three runs to date and draws well on home track. Don't dismiss. OUTCAST GIRL (11) hasn't been far from the placings in both runs since a spell and could be set to peak third up with the aid of the inside draw.
RACE 7 - CHEVAL SAVANT (1) wasn't beaten far first up and this grade of race and trip look ideal second up. Lots to like. ACCEBER (6) gets to a suitable trip third up on home track. Look for him late in a tricky race. BRAVE AGENDA (8) was bullish in a strong maiden win here last start. Up in trip can measure up. WHISKY WISDOM (2) returns to home surroundings after some handy interstate efforts. In the mix.
RACE 8 - HERB (2) has a handy record at this track and trip and both runs from a break have been spot on. Sure to figure. BULLY FOR YOU (5) is racing well in similar grade of late and draws well. The in-form hoop can see him home. CRYSTAL WATERS (6) could be ready to do something now at a price. Knockout hope with senior rider retained. SAWREY (3) tried hard at this trip last start and draws a much kinder draw. Stick with him.