Ballarat R6 – Mixed 4/5 545m
BOMB PROOF (1) has won his last three in best of the night times and steps up to the 545m for the first time here. A reliable beginner, he will appreciate the inside draw and is a great price. ZIPPING ZEEK (8) is a class runner who will jump a short-priced favourite back in class from Group company. I’m with BOMB PROOF at the price and the pair should fight out the finish.
Tip: BOMB PROOF @ $3.2
Cranbourne R7 – FFA 311m
TYPHOON TESSIE is airborne at the moment with six wins and two seconds from her last eight starts and loves the 311m at Cranbourne where she has won five from six. Drawn to cross the field from box 7 she can lead all the way. RUN BABA RUN (8) won well at the Meadows last time over 525m and will go around at a short price. Expect her to be strong late but TYPHOON TESSIE looks too good a price to refuse.
Rockhampton R8 – Young Guns Final 407m
REMEMBER COL (8) comes into the Young Guns Final in great form with best of the night wins at his last three starts. The Final is his to lose. With blistering speed, he will get out to a big lead and be hard to catch. The best bet on the card. BARCIA BULLET (6) is better than her recent form suggests and if she can begin cleanly she will be strong late. Include her in exotics.