Kembla Grange and Stawell play host to Tuesday racing.
The Wizard of Odds has found a galloper who wears blinkers for the first time that looks set to break his maiden.
Follow the Wiz’s wisdom with the best bets.
Stawell Race 1
#5 Spirit of Giving
Spirit of Giving was given very little chance to show his best after being trapped three wide with no cover at Pakenham.
He was resuming from a 21-week spell and faded out to finish fifth of seven runners.
If it was not bad barriers and bog tracks, it was poor race set-ups that cost him a maiden victory last preparation.
Get his chance today with blinkers and the tongue tie going on and comes away from a synthetic track which he did not seem to handle all too well.
Suggested Bet: Spirit Of Giving win at $4.8
Suggested Exotic: Trifecta – 5, 11/ 5, 11, 12/ 2, 5, 11, 12
Stawell Race 2
#7 Lunchtime Red
The resuming run of Lunchtime Red has him ready to strike victory for the first time in his career.
Looks as though the speed map and race-shape open up perfectly for him here from barrier six.
Joe Bowditch should be able to pounce on the lead with ease and have all these horses chasing him from a long way out.
The Bendigo 1000-metre race he contested first-up seemed a little too sharp for him and the step up in distance as well as the drop back to country grade should see him winning this.
Suggested Bet: Lunchtime Red win at $3.2
Suggested Exotic: Quinella 7 & 12
Stawell Race 5
#2 COunt Zero
Count Zero looks the stayer to be with in this 3600-metre BM-64 event.
His two runs back this preparation have been solid building blocks to prepare for a race such as this.
He gets in-form apprentice Josh Richards to take three kilos off his back which is always a big positive in these slog-fest staying contests.
His effort in a BM-78 over 2350 metres at Warrnambool was actually a massive run given how far back he settled.
100 metres after the post he was within three lengths of the winner Sign Seal Deliver.
That form is far superior to any of the last start form produced by the rest of this field.
Suggested bet: Count Zero win at $4.8
Suggested Exotic: Trifecta – 1, 5/ 1, 5, 7/ 1, 5, 7, 8
Kembla Grange Race 3
Kibosh was brave in defeat at Wagga in a Class 2 race over 1400 metres last start.
She had to cut the breeze outside the lead the whole way and kept plugging away only to be beaten by a quarter-of-a-length.
Trainer John Thompson looks to have placed her in a much softer race from an early speed perspective which should allow her to settle in the lead.
If jockey Rachel King can get her to the front easily then she should have no issues running out the 1500 metres.
Best of the day at Kembla Grange.
Suggested bet: Kibosh win at $2.6
Kembla Grange Race 7
#3 Wild Chap
Wild Chap was very heavily punted in betting last start when only just being nabbed on the line.
He led them a merry dance in front at Wyong over 1350 metres after being $15 into $6 but was run down to be beaten narrowly.
Gets the map to suit his racing style again with the lead on offer should the apprentice Ellen Hennessy opt to take it.
The obvious threat in the race is the top weight but he is first-up off a spell with 61 kilos and might just need the run from a fitness point of view.
Suggested bet: Wild Chap win at $4.8