Behind the Barriers: Five bets for the weekend

Adam Page Roar Guru

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    It was a bit of a stinker for the five bets last time around with Carzoff not suited by the tempo. Here are my five best bets for the weekend.

    Bet One
    Win: Warwick Farm, Race One, No. 5: Awesome Pluck

    A beauty for the Jenny Graham yard. Trialed up well prior to debuting at Taree and, gee, you won’t see a better debut win this time of year Australia wide.

    He absolutely trotted up and his time was near identical to the other 1000m race, but he really could have smashed the clock. Trialed here last week and again looked outstanding. Just wins on potential.

    Bet Two
    Win: Warwick Farm, Race Nine, No. 14: Nonpareil

    Nonpareil is a smart filly from the Godolphin camp who has been given a three-week break since racing over 1200m at Rosehill. I thought she was very brave in defeat behind Test The World, who franked the form seven days later.

    Good record here and the claim for Adkins is a big tick. Lack of opposition sees her as the one to beat.

    Bet Three
    Win: Flemington, Race Two, No. 1: Killarney Kid

    Really keen on this bloke. His three runs back from a break have been very good, the latest coming over the Valley mile when flashing home to run a close-up fifth to Petrology. Has since been tuned up with a sharp win in the hurdles at the Bool. Really keen on him back in this grade.

    Bet Four
    Win: Doomben, Race Nine, No. 3: Eat My Trust

    He ran an enormous race here two weeks back for the Matty Dunn yard. He was tardy away and got back to near last on a somewhat leaders track and to his credit, did a very good job to get as close as he did.

    Provided we get an even level playing field here, he’ll take some holding out late and is the best on the Doomben card.

    Bet Five
    Win: Gawler, Race Seven, No. 7: Dollar for Dollar

    Dollar for Dollar looks a standout on the Gawler card. A Tony McEvoy-trained galloper who was backed as unbeatable when resuming at Balaklava a couple of weeks back and despite a few nervous moments in the straight, the big striding horse went right on with it late and was strong to the line.

    Up to 1500m is perfect and this looks his race.

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