More Group 1 racing from Melton this weekend with the running of the $50,000 Knight Pistol over 2240 metres.
Our team has found the bets you to be on come the first race of the night on Saturday.
melton race 1
#2 rosarito miss
Heavily against the odds-on favourite in Kissmeelvis and siding with Rosarito Miss who represents good each-way value.
The favourite is likely to be bailed away three-back the inside, which is almost a death sentence at Melton.
Rosarito Miss is going to sail across from her inside draw and driver Michael Bellman can decide what to do from there.
He can either hold the front on the marker pegs or take the sit if the speed gets too hot out in the front.
Suggested Bet: Rosarito Miss each-way at $8 the win and $2.2 the place.
Suggested Exotic: Quinella 2 & 8
melton race 3
He looked to have every conceivable chance at Melton last start when beginning an R82-94 race as a well-backed $3.10 commodity.
Having nearly a month away from the races might have just seen him train off a little bit and that could explain why he did not explode with his usual sprint.
He races on the seven-day back up here and should be filly fit coming into this event.
The wide draw will not perturb us as he should be able to come across and land in a midfield spot with cover, then make his move around the back straight.
Suggested Bet: Struve win at $3.7
Suggested Exotic: Quinella 1 & 7
melton race 7
Saturday night’s Group 1 Knight Pistol is going to show us what this star trotter Majestuoso is made of.
The Kate Gath-drive and Andy Gath-trained trotter has strung together three brilliant consecutive wins and looks to have finally matured into the horse he always promised to be.
He took out the Group 1 Great Southern Star final last weekend and a repeat of that performance will see him hard to hold out again.
He is a super vein of form and can easily make it four in a row with his blistering turn of acceleration and fighting qualities.
Suggested Bet: Majestuoso win at $2.8
melton race 8
#10 la serena
This mare just gets better with the more racing she does.
Three wins on the bounce is she what brings into this race, but it was her most recent victory that was the best of the lot.
Her last start win in the Group 2 Aldebaran Trot Mares Sprint Champ ensured she dominated the Mares Sprint Champ series winning her heat and grand final.
She possesses brilliant speed and endurance for this level of racing and will just need an ounce of luck from gate 10 to be winning.
Predicting Tayla French will let the field sort their order out as she stays off the fence, then, once all the dust has settled, she will take off and whip around the outside to make her charge towards the front.
Suggested Bet: La Serena win at $2.70