Albion Park R7 – Grade 5 520m
HOPEFUL LANA (1) has won three of her last four over the 395m at Albion Park and makes the step up to 520m tonight. She has a lot of early speed and can find the lead and will be hard to chase down in the straight. The $2.50+ on offer is too good to refuse. RUMBLING AWAY (2) has started her career well with two wins and three seconds and will start an odds on favourite. Interestingly all her wins have been all the way wins and she will struggle to find the early lead tonight. I’m happy to take her on.
Tip: HOPEFUL LANA @ $2.70
Shepparton R7 – Grade 5 450m
FORTUNA BALE (2) finished second in Friday night’s Shepparton Cup, chasing home the airborne FERDINAND BOY on that occasion. That is terrific form for this race and he only needs clear running to get the prize. ZEVATRON (8) has terrific mid-race speed and can pour the pressure on from the wide draw. The pair look set to battle out the finish.
Tip: FORTUNA BALE @ $1.55
Launceston R8 – Grade 4 515m
DON’T START NOW (2) has won her last two at Hobart and was a FFA winner at Launceston from box 4 last month. Drawn to find the early lead she can lead all the way. BUCKLE UP HAVANA (3) is an ultra consistent chaser who can capitalise on any mistakes the favourite makes. She is well placed for the quinella spot.