The Werribee Cup meeting is our main card ahead of Sunday racing.
The BetDeluxe racing team has found all the best bets for the eight-race program with some maidens providing us with betting opportunities as well as the Cup itself.
Werribee Race 3
#5 media empire
Media Empire has come back a much better racehorse this preparation if his jump outs are anything to go by.
The Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr. stable opted to geld him during his spell from the races and it looks to have done the trick.
His first jump out was a very piece of work at Mortlake, but it was the second that really caught the eye after he settled well and then responded to riding like a smart horse.
That second jump out was against horses who are clearly better than maiden grade, so if we use that as a form line, we might very well be on the winner in this race.
The dry track will also probably help his chances given he has raced on nothing better than a soft seven track in his career to date.
Suggested Bet: Media Empire win at $3.4
werribee race 4
#8 No baby no
No Baby No brings in some solid form credentials to this maiden race and gets a speed map to suit by the looks of it.
He raced in the lead against a fierce headwind and knocked up late in his debut effort at Geelong to run second when being truck loaded in the betting to win the race.
That race was followed up by an effort at the same course where he was unable to control the front as he did on debut.
If Lachie King can be positive from the barrier and find the front, this three-year-old filly will be in the lead for a very long time… hopefully enough to finish first!
Suggested Bet: No Baby No win at $4.4
werribee race 7
#5 bartholomeu dias
Bartholomeu Dias plugged away well enough in the Ballarat Cup last start to suggest he can be a serious winning chance here.
When looking at the odds of this race and comparing him to the favourite Starcaster, he actually has significant starting price advantage from when the two last met each other in the Benalla Cup.
Our selection also meets Starcaster much better off at the weights from when they last went head to head, so that is a big positive as well.
Love the fact the stable has opted to put on senior hoop and go-to jockey John Allen which gives us more confidence.
The pair should be able to ascertain a spot nice and handy to lead speed and hopefully prove too good for this lot in the concluding stages.
Suggested Bet: Bartholomeu Dias win at $4.2
Suggested Exotic: Boxed Trifecta – 2, 5, 6
werribee race 8
Danaustar seems to have returned a much stronger and more professional racehorse from what he has showed at the jump outs.
The now three-year-old colt returns from a spell after a nice jump out on November 23rd.
He was travelling beautifully out in front under a vice-like grip and then was asked to end away in the last part to win in a sharp time.
The lead looks his for the taking on the speed map and we have seen Werribee really favour horses who settle on the pace, which is where this sprinter will likely end up.
Making him the best of the day as he looks to target stakes summer races.
Suggested Bet: Danaustar win at $4