Midweek racing from Sale as The Wizard of Odds finds the best bets and value on the nine-race program.
A handful of maidens are ready to breakthrough for victory, while a roughie at nice odds could end the program with our wallets full.
Sale race 1
Dunalley had been building towards a maiden-breaking effort and she looks to get the right race to do so.
This three-year-old filly is much better set up for this race than current favourite El Rocko who only has the base of fitness built over 1400-metre races.
She took the rise to the mile for the first time in her career and did a nice enough job behind Character after running home strongly late in the race which suggests that 1700 metres is going to be right up her alley.
The winner of that race has since come out and run well in the Listed Super Impose (1800m) at Flemington to frank the form line.
The breeding of our selection suggests the further she steps up in distance the better she will be with her sire, Dandino, being a Group 1-performed stayer.
Suggested Bet: Dunalley win at $3.6
Suggested Exotic: Trifecta – 9/ 4, 7/ 4, 7, 10
Sale Race 3
Nell’Aria looks as through she has a bit to show ahead of her debut over 1200 metres.
A three-year-old filly by sire Per Incanto, she has had three jump outs to get her ready for this race and her fitness should be on point to run strongly.
She held her ground quite well on heavy going over 800 metres at Cranbourne in her most recent jump out to finish second behind Prix De Turn who ran a cracking race on debut in Saturday city grade.
Getting onto drier ground should see this filly improve a few lengths, which will make her very competitive at each-way odds.
She will enjoy a nice run on the speed from barrier three and should be in the finish.
Suggested Bet: Ne’ll Aria each-way at $9 the win and $2.6 the place.
Suggested Exotic: Quinella – 2 & 9
Sale Race 6
#6 Duty Dynasty
Duty Dynasty showed great promise in his first preparation and now resumes in his second campaign after having time away from the races.
The speedy three-year-old colt from the Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young stable led his 800-metre jump out from the beginning only to be nabbed on the line by the very smart Pinstriped.
The advantage this horse has over the rest of the field is dashing early speed that will see him take control of the lead with ease.
The only query on his form will be the last 50 metres of this race, where the swoopers will be closing and he might be paddling.
He looks to have come back a slightly stronger horse than his first preparation which gives us confidence he can hold on and sustain his speed all the way to the end.
Suggested Bet: Duty Dynasty win at $3.8
Suggested Exotic: Boxed Trifecta – 4, 5, 6, 8
Sale race 9
#8 Red Lion
Red Lion has been ridden out in both of his jump outs leading into this Class One event over 1100 metres.
His first jump out was a solid second place finish and his most recent jump out he did finish last, but was in the worst part of the trial track at Cranbourne.
He actually has a decent record when racing fresh with his last two first-up runs equalling a win and runner-up finish and his soft barrier will only help his chances.
Hoping Beau Mertens can kick up from the inside gate and take the sit in behind what looks to be a solid early lead-speed.
Comes up massive and we have to be with him at the price.
Suggested Bet: Red Lion each-way at $21 the win and $5.5 the place.
Suggested Exotic: Trifecta – 8, 9, 10/ 8, 9, 10/ 2, 5, 8, 9, 10