It’s off to Geelong we go.
The BetDeluxe crew is all hands on deck for best bets ahead of Tuesday racing.
Geelong race 1
Catskill is yet to win a race in his eight-start career, however, he looks well placed to finally break through for that elusive victory.
The three-year-old gelding looked the winner at his most recent race, but was just worried out of it in the last 50 metres.
Fitness might have been the issue for him in the final part of the race with the run being his first over the mile this preparation.
It should bring him on nicely for this rise to 1800 metres and the speed map opens up for him here with John Allen likely to press to the lead.
Suggested Bet: Catskill win at $3.7
Suggested Exotic: Quinella 4 & 8
geelong race 3
#11 No Baby No
Leon & Troy Corstens have thrown the kitchen sink at this filly.
Tongue tie going on along with the blinkers.
She clearly has talent above maiden grade, but has had a heap of circumstances against her at her first few starts.
On debut she had to lead into a fierce head wind, then faced some very smart sprinters at her second and stepped up to 1200 metres for the first time last start.
This situation in this race looks like she will lead on her ear with the blinkers going on and the gear changes should give her that extra few lengths she needs to be the main pick in this race.
Suggested Bet: No Baby No win at $2.90
geelong race 5
#1 dance date
Dance Date returns to the scene of her win two starts ago.
The five-year-old mare was dominant in BM-58 grade at Geelong before failing to make the step up in grade to BM-64 level last start.
She comes back to BM-58 grade and only has to carry an extra 2kgs for her three-length victory on November 14.
Should be a fairly simple operation for the young apprentice Sheridan Clarke; find the front early and keep the mare running!
Suggested Bet: Dance Date win at $3.4
Geelong race 8
#1 smart elissim
Smart Elissim finds himself facing a very winnable race.
Really like the idea the Hayes stable getting him into a slowly run 1300-metre event.
It means he can use his early speed to bound away towards the lead and use his residual fitness to prove hard to beat in this race.
The last time he carried 61.5kgs in BM-64 grade was four starts ago when he bolted in at Ballarat over 1200 metres.
A very similar set up could occur here and he comes up great odds in a plain race.
Suggested Bet: Smart Elissim each-way at $5.5 the win and $2.15 the place.
Suggested Exotic: Quinella 1 & 2