Two meetings to look at on Monday, with Horsham and Bankstown getting my focus. Down below is best bets for the respective programs.
Best Bet: Race 3, Number 2, Keayang Domino
Pretty confident this colt can resume a winner. He debuted in April in what was a strong juvenile contest at Tabcorp Park Melton won by Petillante, a Stakes class horse, so that form clearly reads well. Looked sharp in a recent trial win and with the lead his, he’ll take beating.
Next Best: Race 4, Number 1, Potential Artist
She’s had numerous chances to break the maiden tag, but gee she finds a thin race. Had a second row draw at Terang last time and battled on well when second behind a smart one, Malakie. She has had her chance previously to win a race, but this looks the easiest race she has contested in her career.
Value: Race 5, Number 8, Teddy Runkle
With the greatest respect, he does look a plodder, but the best draw for a plodder is behind the leader, do no work and get the most economical run and voila, he should get it here, following out a fast beginner and should land leaders back. On recent form, he’s going poor, but has a draw to run a much improved race.
Best Bet: Race 1, Number 1, Justadiva
She’ll go around short, but she should win. Maiden after 14 runs but that should change here at start 15. Had a soft run behind the speed at Penrith last time out and battled on quite well when third. Looks to lead this field up comfortably and all things being equal, she wins easily.
Next Best: Race 3, Number 8, Casual River
Having start 187, so he’s been around the block a few times, but the map just looks perfect for him, landing the 1/1 and getting last look. He hasn’t been far away in recent runs at Newcastle and with the 1/1 sit, with an in form driver steering, I think he’ll only run well here.
Value: Race 4, Number 1, Nitro Lad
Happy to speck this guy each way. His last run was in August at Tabcorp Park Menangle when bleeding for the first time. With bleeders, they go one of two ways. They recover and run well, or they have lost their desire. Recent trial at Penrith was encouraging and from the pole, his best is more than good enough.