The Run to the Rose makes it way to Kembla Grange with Rosehill being castaway due to health and safety protocols.
Nevertheless, The Wizard of Odds has done his form for the best bets ahead of a mammoth card.
Kembla Grange Race 2
Probably hopped on the Mankayan train one start too early after we made him one of the best bets at Kembla Grange last start.
He settled way too far back when second-up from a spell over 2000 metres and crushed the line to run third.
That run is going to be bring him perfectly here with the big mid-race surge likely to bring his fitness on in a big way.
Hugh Bowman pilots him from barrier three and will likely settle much closer in the run than he did last.
Tough to see them beating this horse if he is within three to four lengths of the leaders at the bend.
Suggested Bet: Mankayan win at $3
Kembla Grange Race 6
New Zealand mare Entriviere begins her campaign towards The Invitation when she races in this event, the Sheraco Stakes, over 1200 metres.
She is a speed demon who looks destined for a big campaign after a sharp 1050-metre barrier trial at Randwick last Thursday.
With five starts at this distance range for four wins, she is a deserved favourite in this race, and her trainer Jamie Richards is a freak at bringing his runners to Australia for winning success.
This is the best sprinter Richards has unveiled in Australia to date and he has wasted no time booking James McDonald after he piloted her in her first Australia run back on April 17.
From barrier six, she’ll stalk the leaders, peel out and let down with her powerful turn of foot.
Suggested Bet: Entriviere win at $2.90
Suggested Exotic: Quinella 4 & 8
Kembla Grange Race 7
#4 Madam Rogue
Chris Waller’s consistent mare Madam Rogue is primed to run a big race after a solid Brisbane winter carnival without winning.
She ran behind the likes of Exhilarates, Brooklyn Hustle and Tofane who are all gun horses in their own right.
Waller sent her around in a 900-metre barrier trial at Rosehill in order to keep her fitness at a race fit level and barrier one provides her with the opportunity to find a spot midfield with cover.
James McDonald just needs to find a way to get this mare off the fence, but if he does, she has the finishing burst to knock this field off.
Happy to take an each-way bet at the price with the idea that we will need a touch of luck.
Suggested Bet: Madam Rogue each-way at $10 the win and $3.3 the place.
Suggested Exotic: Boxed Trifecta – 4, 5, 6, 10
Kembla Grange Race 8
Steering away from the Golden Slipper form and going with the JJ Atkins winner Converge who looks screwed down for a first-up assault.
The three-year-old gelding has had two nice trials to keep him ticking along and have him ready for race day.
His two main rivals in Anamoe and Stay Inside boast what many consider the superior two-year-old form, but Converge looks to map much better than what those two horses do.
Every time Gai Waterhouse asked this gelding to step up to the mark, he delivered in spades and he looks likely to do the same again here against tough opposition.
Barrier three gives jockey Tim Clark plenty of options and he can either fire away to sit handy to the speed or take the sit should it get too hot up front.
Either way, he is the one to be with here.
Suggested Bet: Converge each-way at $5 the win and $2 the place.