Stony Creek is where we find ourselves for the BetDeluxe best bets.
The Monday racing card in Victoria has the crew looking through an eight-race card and all eyes are on a three-year-old gelding in the first.
stony creek race 1
Dunkerry races second-up after a strong debut run at Wangaratta over 1400 metres when settling in a perfect spot.
He hit the line nicely with clear improvement to come from the run.
He should have at least two to four lengths of elevation from a fitness perspective and love the fact he goes up to 1700 metres against much slower horses than his first run.
The wide barrier might pose a questions marks, but jockey Craig Newitt is usually very positive from the barriers and should be able to press forward.
Expecting him to sit outside the lead or even lead this field up.
Suggested Bet: Dunkerry win at $2.6
stony creek race 2
#4 immortal spirit
Immortal Spirit looks to have returned a much nice race horse.
The Greg Eurell-trained three-year-old has been gelded since his first preparation and put together two super jump outs in readiness for this first-up run.
His professionalism in both jump outs was second to none after settling beautifully under the hands of his jockey and striding out nicely.
Draws the perfect middle pin, which will allow him to find a midfield spot with cover.
He seems to have learnt how to conserve his energy for late in the race and that will prove pivotal in his bid to break his maiden tag.
Suggested Bet: Immortal Spirit win at $3.10
Suggested Exotic: Boxed Trifecta – 4, 8, 11, 12
Stony creek race 6
#4 Barrington Manor
The eyes lit up when Daniel Moor was booked for this horse.
The stable has elected to go with the gun senior jockey second-up from a spell and that is a big sign of intent.
Should strip much fitter for that run at Cranbourne over the mile and the rise to 2100 metres suits him with that being the distance he broke his maiden over.
62kgs is of little concern as well given the bottom weight carries 59kgs.
Suggested Bet: Barrington Manor win at $4.4
Suggested Exotic: Quinella 2 & 4
stony creek race 8
#2 unconquered sun
Unconquered Sun is poised to breakthrough for another victory this campaign.
He draws barrier eight here after running respectfully at Sandown in higher grade last start.
The drop down to BM-58 grade should suit him nicely despite rising in the weights.
What is also in his favour is the early speed predicted in this race.
There looks to be about three or four horses that are going to vie for the lead, and that means Unconquered Sun can get the perfect energy-conserving midfield run.
Expect him to be finishing top three at the very least.
Suggested Bet: Unconquered Sun each-way at $7 the win and $2.35 the place.