There are two meetings to look at on Sunday, with my focus at Boort and Goulburn. Below are the best bets for the respective programs.
Best bet: Race 6, Number 1, Wendys Watching
It just looks like such an ideal map for this filly. This horse drops miles in grade and depth and draws to get the lead quite comfortably on a front line lacking any real early tempo. This horse has been far from disgraced in stronger races in recent times but she gets a great chance to bounce back into positive form.
Next best: Race 3, Number 4, Masake
There is a bit to like about her last-start, all-the-way win at Ararat. This horse got control in front and wasn’t getting beat from a fair way out, running much better than her $11 starting price. The depth here is weaker and with gate speed, she should find the front once again and prove tough to get past.
Value: Race 5, Number 7, Caesars Reign
This mare is worth an each-way ticket in what looks like an even contest. Both runs back from a spell have come at Mildura where I’m not sure she’s been 100 per cent happy on the tight track, so that is a concern heading to Boort. But this horse draws to do no work and finds a race lacking any real depth.
Best bet: Race 2, Number 3, Notmuchuptop
He’s the best on the program. This horse had been out of the winners list for a while but that all changed last time out here when bolting up, despite doing work in the run, so the win had plenty of merit to it. This horse draws to lead this field up and in front, it’ll be relatively painless if he runs up to last start.
Next best: Race 1, Number 4, Gunner
I like this gelding a lot here. This horse ran at this track last time out and bumped into a smart one in the shape of Princess Kenny, so was far from disgraced in defeat. This horse has gate speed and over the sprint trip, should be able to find the front. And from there, he’ll take beating.
Value: Race 4, Number 1, Blue Title
This is an even race so I am going to speck this guy at odds. This horse resumes for Scott Hewitt with Brad Hewitt to steer. This horse didn’t do much in his opening career prep but this is a race lacking any real quality. And from the pole, this horse should get a cheap run and potentially be dangerous at odds.