Two meetings to look at on Friday, with my attention at Albion Park and Kilmore. Down below are your best bets for the respective programs.
Best bet: Race 6, Number 1, Arma Veyron
Should be a painless watch with this mare, who has done little wrong since arriving from NZ. Ran here last Friday when leading and giving a strong kick when third, beaten by a couple of classy juveniles. Depth here nowhere near as strong, should lead comfortably and prove too good.
Next-best: Race 9, Number 1, Paris Kay
These two-year-old trotting races are fraught with danger, but this filly looked to have a bit of quality about her when making a winning debut here back on August 27. Has been kept on ice with this race in mind and just has to step away cleanly from the stand to take beating against these.
Value: Race 4, Number 8, Onya Doug
I think this guy is worth a speck at each way odds. Wayne Graham trains him with Shane Graham steering. He draws inside the second row and follows out likely favourite Skippys Delight, who should hold the lead, so Onya Doug can lead back and from that spot, be quite dangerous despite recent form being patchy.
If things pan out as I hope, he’s in with a shout.
Best bet: Race 9, Number 7, Joanna
Pretty keen on this mare to make it two from two this time in. Lot of arrogance about her first up win at Bendigo when sitting back off the speed early but producing electric change up speed in a fast mile rate. She has the speed to cross from seven and should she find the front, she’s the one to beat.
Next-best: Race 10, Number 11, Sea Double Ugrant
His best from Tassie will see him win. Just depends where he is at. Two runs back from a spell back in Tassie were plain, so jury is out, but he finds such a winnable race and I thought a trial late last month was encouraging enough to suggest he’s back on track. If so, he’s the one to beat.
Value: Race 7, Number 8, Western Sonador
I think he’s definitely worth an each way ticket. This is a hot Kilmore Cup with serious depth engaged, but I think this guy just gets the perfect run. Little luck last time out at Bendigo when seemingly full of running and held up late. He draws to get the sit behind the leader and from there, only runs well.