Group 2 races abound across Melbourne and Sydney as we quickly approach Spring.
The BetDeluxe experts have analysed the form to provide their best bets for some of the biggest races of the day.
First up for 14 weeks after a slightly disappointing Doomben Cup performance.
Won this race last year with a similar break and with James McDonald on board, you know he’ll give him every chance.
He is short of his preferred distance but will ping straight to the front and if anywhere near his best will be winning this.
Suggested Bet: Zaaki win at $1.85
Returns from a 3-month spell with two encouraging trials.
Numerian hit its straps towards the end of its last preparation.
An Impressive win at WFA in the Q22 shows up to this class.
Should be able to kick up from barrier 1 and with a bit of Tommy Berry magic, will be fighting out the finish at E/W odds.
Suggested Bet: Numerian each way at $11.00/3.50
Moonee Valley r4
Just the one run in Australia after coming over from Ireland.
He beat some handy ones that day and has not been seen on the racetrack since.
The wetter, the better for this 5yo, and the mile will be no issue whatsoever.
Damian Lane knows how to get the best out of him, and with the small field, look for Earlswood to make it two for two on Australian soil.
Suggested Bet: Earlswood win $4.00
Moonee Valley r5
First up specialist winning 4/6 and unblemished at 1000m winning 3/3.
He has all the ability in the world, this 5yo gelding, but injuries have kept us from seeing his best thus far.
The GOAT is on board for the ride, and the short straight at The Valley will be a big tick.
Happy to dive in at the current price.
Suggested Bet: Zoustyle win at $6.50