Placing a bet on a favourite – some punters can’t get enough of them, while others steer clear of them. Racing writer Justin Devine looks at some of the more fancied runners for this weekend’s horse racing and decides if he loves them 😍 or if he should leave ❎ them!
Spring is getting closer and the big guns are returning! This weekend, Godolphin👕star ALIZEE returns in the Group 2 Missile Stakes and should be too good for her rivals. Stayers NOT A SINGLE CENT and DR DRILL are fit,in good form and look hard to beat at Flemington. While THE TAX ACCOUNTANT, VAHASH and BLACK MAGNUM look under the odds at Doomben, Murray Bridge and Rosehill respectively.
Good Luck Punters.
Closed strongly last start for second behind the airborne TAVIRUN and drops 6kgs this week. Prior to that was an impressive winner over the 2500 metres at Flemington, when he overcame some bad luck in the straight (below). Early money suggests he will be very hard to beat and the on fire Linda Meech takes the ride. Will get the trip and weight relief significant. Looks the winner.
The speed was on!
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Returns to Melbourne after carrying a big weight to victory at Randwick on a wet track. Expect him to sit up on the speed again and the 3kg claim for Teo Nugent is a huge plus. The UK import will take a lot of getting past and I’m happy to stick with him.
The Godolphin trained superstar returns after a couple of trials and will only need to be near her best to win the Group 2 Missile Stakes on Saturday. Has won three from four first up and looks set for a big campaign. The best of the day.
The 4yo gelding has been in super form, winning his last two and will give a good sight on Saturday with Nash Rawiller onboard. The 59.5 kgs and the class rise are a concern however, and for that reason I will take him on! Pass.
THE TAX ACCOUNTANT wasn’t far off the winner at his most recent run despite racing wide throughout in a run full of merit. How much did that run take out of him? The wide gate again this week is a concern and this looks an open race. He hasn’t won for a while and is unproven at 1350 metres. I will be betting around him this week.
Was an impressive winner on debut at same track and distance when well backed. I’m happy to oppose second up as he will be under the odds due to his maiden win and the McEvoy/Vorster combination. The wide draw won’t help either. I am betting around him this week but he is a big WATCH.