Bendigo and Hawkesbury is where the best bets lie in Victoria and NSW.
The Wizard of Odds is all hands on deck and is picking a first starter to upset a faovurite in Race 1 at Bendigo.
Bendigo Race 1
#8 Moon and Back
Caulfield trainer Andrew Noblet may have found himself a handy sprinter here with Moon and Back.
The Exosphere bred two-year-old filly trailled under no name at Avoca on May 18 over 800 metres and show nothing but speed and professionalism to win easily.
She strode to the front under her own steam with little effort and her reigns were barely let go of as she trotted up to the line to win hard held.
Draws a beautiful gate where John Allen can either go straight to the lead or take a sit if it gets too hot early.
Suggested Bet: Moon And Back win at $4.2
Suggested Exotic: Boxed Trifecta – 5, 8, 13
Bendigo Race 2
From a talent point of view, this is probably the slowest and weakest race of the day but it still presents a betting opportunity.
Debullet is now a nine-start maiden but gets her best chance to find the winners list for the first time.
She was building towards a win two starts ago after running third in a Sale maiden over 2232 metres but had circumstances against her last start.
From a better barre and with in-form apprentice Josh Richards taking the ride, she can settle much closer in the run than last start.
Suggested Bet: Debullet each-way at $5.5 the win and $1.7 the place.
Bendigo Race 4
#11 Under the Tassels
Under The Tassels looks set to the run the best race of her career.
The big thing to take from her last start effort at Swan Hill over 1600 metres was the early speed she showed.
In her four career runs prior to her last run, she had settled in the rear half of the field and made winning hard to come by.
The lead looks to be at her mercy here and John Allen hops aboard for the first time which is a positive sign.
Suggested Bet: Under The Tassels win at $3.5
Suggested Exotic: Trifecta – 11/ 9/ Field
Bendigo Race 5
Going against the odds-on favourite and siding with Cabinho.
He has been horribly set-up at his first-up and second-up runs this preparation but he gets the boxes ticked in this race.
He was given little chance to win upon resuming at Hamilton when having to carry 63 kilos and being shifted extremely wide in the straight.
Then he got shunted like a dodgem car when he was about to make his run with a 63.5kg impost at Warnambool on a heavy nine.
The four-year-old gelding is now third-up and should be fully fit.
He tumbles down to 58.5kgs and should be afforded an economical run from barrier three.
Suggested Bet: Cabinho win at $5
Hawkesbury Race 2
Matthew Dunn acquired this three-year-old filly from Stephen O’Halloran and looks to have her going much better than her first two preparation.
Her two trials in readiness for this first-up attack she showed nice speed.
Most notably, though, is the booking of gun senior jockey Nash Rawiller.
His balance and strength should add the two to three lengths this horse needs to become a winner.
Suggested Bet: Amungee win at $3.3
Suggested Exotic: Quinella 1 & 3
Hawkesbury Race 6
#7 Majestic Wings
Majestic Wings is having the kitchen sink thrown at her here.
Gerald Ryan and Sterling Alexiou have opted to book Tommy Berry in an attempt to get her second career win.
She raced over 1800 metres in a much harder race at Rosehill last start but now she drops back to the mile and provincial grade.
In a much smaller field and with a slightly softer tempo, Berry should be able to keep her in touch with the leaders.
Suggested Bet: Majestic Wings each-way at $5 the win and $1.95 the place.