Wentworth Park R3 – Grade 5 720m
EL RAPIDO (2) has four wins and three placings from her last seven races and is drawn well. She looks a class above her rivals here and should be too strong in the run home. HIGHLY EFFECTIVE (1) has struggled a little of late but has plenty of talent. From box 1 he is drawn to get a nice run and is one to include in exotics.
Tip: EL RAPIDO @ $1.65
The Meadows R6 – Grade 5 600m
SIR TRUCCULENT (5) is a star South Australian chaser who had won nine from ten prior to coming to Melbourne for the Fireball, where he finished fourth. Back down to grade 5 company tonight he looks a class above his rivals with luck in running. Expect him to find the line strongly. Odds of around $4 are too good to refuse. ELIAS BALE (7) will appreciate the wide draw and will be pouring the pressure on in the middle stages. He is one to include at nice odds.
Tip: SIR TRUCULENT @ $4.2
Cannington R4 – Mixed 3/4 520m
MERMAID MONELLI (2) possesses explosive early speed and should have no issues crossing to the lead. She has won her last two in impressive style over the 405m at Mandurah and I think she can hold on tonight over the 520m. I’ve tipped her at the last two wins and I’m sticking with her. CHEVY’S ENTITY (1) has drawn to get a nice sit on the speed and can close late. He is the danger.