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!
It looks another great weekend of racing coming up. Imported stayer DR DRILL was scratched from Caulfield last week to run at Randwick this weekend and looks the testing material again. SURE KNEE is the best of the day with Willo onboard at Flemington, while JAMI LADY looks beautifully placed at Doomben 😍. ORGANZA and FANCIFUL TOFF both look to have their work cut out for them with big weights and tough draws this weekend and they will be going around without me! STREET SHEIK will jump a short-priced favourite at Morphettville, but the small field and even race is a worry ❎.
Good Luck Punters. 😉
Another UK import who is taking all before him in the middle distance races, including a last start all the way win over 1800 metres at Flemington (below). Expect him to sit up on the lead and take a ton of chasing down. Will only need to run up to his last start to salute again. The Maher and Eustace stable are flying. Ticks every box!
Dr Drill has been knocking on the door and skips away easily giving punters a very easy watch. pic.twitter.com/pA14zsVMRZ
— Racing.com (@Racing) June 8, 2019
Nothing went right for the Waller trained filly two starts back when finishing midfield after being well supported. Bounced back to the winners list with a dominant win last start (below) and carries the same weight again on Saturday. Clearly the one to beat with Willo onboard. The best of the day.
— Racing.com (@Racing) June 22, 2019
The O’dea trained filly finished just behind the placegetters in listed company last month and returns to a class 3 at set weights this week. Ronnie Stewart rides from a good gate. Beautifully placed here. Looks the winner.
The Godolphin trained mare has been in the placings in all her three runs this prep without winning. Is the obvious favourite to win here, BUT will jump from a wide gate and carry 5kgs more than her opponents. Is she 7 lengths (5kgs) better than the others from the gate? Punters will need to take $1.80 to find out. Pass.
Is chasing a hat-trick of wins after wins at Bendigo and Randwick last start. Apprentice Jenny Duggan takes 2kgs off, but FANCIFUL TOFF will still need to carry 58.5kgs on the heavy track over 2400 metres on Saturday. Gate 11 does not help. Expect him to run an honest race but others look better value this week.
Was a winner two starts back in Melbourne, when star hoop Damien Oliver carried him over the line, before disappointing at Caulfield last start. Returns to Morphettville this weekend and will be helped with the 3kg claim for Tahlia Hope. Small fields can throw up some strange results and their looks a number of winning chances in the opener at Morphettville on Saturday. The $2 STREET SHEIK looks a bit skinny. Not for me!