Richmond R7 – Middle Distance Series 618m
This looks a terrific race. CHRISSIE BANNER (2) was run down in the shadows of the post at the Gardens last start and is drawn to find the lead again. She will strip fitter for that run and the $3.9 is a great price. ESTHER’S DIVA (1) went down by 4 lengths last week and will get a good run behind the leader throughout. She is a danger.
Sandown Park R10 – Melbourne Cup Heat 8 515m
MUSIC EVENT (1) is flying with two-track and distance wins in a row, including a best of the night win last start. He is peaking perfectly for the Melbourne Cup. The best bet on the card. CHRISTO BALE (3) has been racing well in Group company and has won three from six over the 515m at Sandown Park. The pair can battle out the finish.
Tip: MUSIC EVENT @ $3
Sandown Park R11 – Bold Trease Heat 3 715m
MANILA KNIGHT (8) sizzled around the track at Shepparton last start to break the 650m track record. A speedy beginner, he will zoom to the front and will be hard to catch. The 7105m for the first time, shouldn’t be an issue. BLAZING CARTIER (3) finished 4th in the Group 1 Top Gun last start and has a great winning strike rate. He is one to include in exotics.