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Best bets – Wed 20 December

Hyland Colours 2YO

Warwick farm race 1 (1000m) 2:00 pm

A bunch of unraced juveniles on a very wet track. That makes this a minefield. I liked the way PHOTOGRAPHICS finished her trial off. She came home in 33.80sec to win under a vigorous ride but she was carrying 58kg. Now, the heavily backed fav here in MIS PIERA won her trial, looked great and ran the last 600m in 33.22sec. She carried around 50kg. Today Photographics carries 53kg while Miss Piera has 56kg. Maths suggests Photoraphics is the play.

Eynesbury Plate

Flemington Race 1 (1200m) 3:00 pm

I love backing maidens who have been heavily supported overnight and ACID WASH is that bloke here. Motored home from a mile back on debut this level when 2nd. Experienced now, can run on, fitter also and big straight. Looks the winner.

Investors Plate

Flemington Race 4 (1100m) 4:30 pm

On form you just can’t have FREAK OF NATURE. last start when 2nd up he weakened and was last beaten 10 lengths over 1400m. That is too far. But the race was weak too. However, he’s back 300m here. This also isn’t overly hard. He has since won a trial. He is immeasurably fitter now than last start and there has been astute money for him overnight. Have in your numbers.

Ms Peacock Sprint

Flemington Race 5 (1200m) 5:00 pm

Lot’s to like about LEDECKY’S DREAM here. She’s a lightly raced mare who is 3rd up here after a strong 2nd in similar class at Sale. This does look a big step up from that but she is much fitter now and has won twice – last prep. Watch money but she seems ready.

Kensington Sprint

Flemington Race 7 (1000m) 6:00 pm

Get on the Sydney horse here in MALKOVICH. He looks beautifully placed. Should jump and run and lead these all the way. I rate him simply too fast for them. Old Halvorsen to run 2nd.

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