Cranbourne R3 – Mixed 6/7 Final 311m
YOHAN BALE (1) was an all the way two-length winner in last week’s heat and jumps from box 1 for the first time in his career tonight. With a clean beginning, he can find the lure and lead all the way. DR COLLETTE (6) was the fastest heat winner last week and has got terrific box manners. Box 6 looks a concern, but she looks well placed for the quinella spot.
Tip: YOHAN BALE @ $2.45
Rockhampton R5 – Mixed 3/4 407m
VELOCITY ATOM (2) is a seven-time track and distance winner who was a 4.5 length winner in quick time last start. She loves the inside boxes and bad luck looks her main danger tonight. DIGGER’S COVE (5) drops back in grade and will appreciate a vacant box to his inside. He can add some value into exotics.
Wentworth Park R6 – Mixed 4/5 520m
MERCATOR CLOSER (1) has been racing consistently of late with three wins and three placings from his last six runs. A speedy beginner he can ping the lids from the inside and get out to a big lead down the back. I like him at the price. ZIPPING STEWIE (8) has won his last three and is likely to jump a short-priced favourite. I think he might be forced to do too much work from the wide box and struggle to reel in MERCATOR CLOSE. The pair can space their rivals.