Bendigo plays host to a nine-card meeting on what is set to be a wet, windy and wild day ahead of a big weekend.
The Wizard of Odds has got his eyes on the best bets for the program.
Bendigo Race 1
Joseylin is a filly who was put away for a spell after failing at her only career start to date.
She started a heavily backed $3 favourite when racing up the straight at Flemington but was well handled by Frost Flowers.
The stable sent her straight to the paddock and she looks to have come back a much stronger, sharper racehorse.
She has a fair share of ability as indicated in her nice jumpout wins leading into this race.
The wide barrier should not be a concern with the forecast likely rendering the inside of the track inferior.
Suggested Bet: Joseylin win at $4.4
Suggested Exotic: Boxed Trifecta – 3, 4, 11
Bendigo Race 2
Obfuscation comes out of a highly-rated maiden race at Bendigo in which he ran third behind eventual winner Belvidian.
The three-year-old gelding trained by Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr. was posted three deep on debut but did a super job holding his spot to the line.
He was only beaten half-a-length after enduring a tough run on a near heavy track.
This race looks a more suitable event given he can ping to the lead and control the front with a lot of rivals unlikely to possess the early speed he has.
Suggested Bet: Obfuscation win at $1.8
Bendigo Race 3
This is nearly last chance saloon for Micro who will not get a better race to break through for his maiden victory.
The three-year-old Godolphin has threatened to win on numerous occasions but has usually had excuses.
This time, however, there are none.
He is fully fit, gets the services of premier jockey Damian Lane and draws a peach barrier.
Godolphin stable representative Sean Keogh has always said this horse will be better as he gets up in distance and that is what we see here.
The rise from 1200 metres to 1400 metres looks perfect for him and he can use his solid fitness to full effect in the trying conditions predicted.
Suggested Bet: Micro win at $2.20
Bendigo Race 9
Marketing comes up a big price in this race after running a solid race at Bendigo over 1300 metres last start.
He returns to the scene of the crime again and actually looks better equipped coming into this race than he did in the same grade last start.
The five-year-old gelding had an eight-week lay off in the lead-up to that last start effort and, if not for losing a few lengths when being asked to shift ground, he might have finished closer than he did.
He has shown he can handle wet tracks with a win from his three starts on heavy surfaces.
Started half the price he currently is in a very similar race to the one he competed in just over a fortnight ago and he is, simply put, a great each-way bet.
Suggested Bet: Marketing each-way at $16 the win and $4.8 the place.
Suggested Exotic: Quinella 7 & 8