Before we head to Cranbourne and Kembla Grange for their standalone meetings this Saturday, Warwick Farm and Sandown take centre stage on Wednesday! With competitive Benchmark racing featuring on the monster programs, find out who our experts are expecting to take home the chocolates.
Warwick Farm Race 5
Deceive has impressed punters all campaign. The Deep Field mare is racing in excellent order, and she looks well-placed meeting similar opposition on Wednesday. Her record at the distance is outstanding, and I expect her to be savaging the line late. From barrier nine, she will drift back and watch the race unfold, and if she is presented with her run at the right time, she can continue on her winning way.
Silent Raindrops will have supporters after recording an impressive last-start victory at Gosford. The Sebring mare put a handy field to the sword a long way from home, and she looks well placed in this company. The appointment of the inform Nash Rawiller could prove the winning difference, and there has been a flood of money for the talented four-year-old in early betting.
Afterlight will start favourite after performing admirably in a hot-form race at Rosehill. The I Am Invincible mare will appreciate the significant drop in class, and with even luck in transit, she will be thereabouts. She looks under the odds with the allocated grandstand weight.
Suggested Bet: Deceive @ $5.00
Warwick Farm RACE 6
#2 Akaka Falls
Akaka Falls is ready to win. Both runs this preparation have been full of merit, and I suspect the Headwater gelding has been trained to explode third-up from a spell. The step out to 1100m is ideal at this stage of his preparation, and the 2kg apprentice could prove a training masterstroke. From barrier six, he will drift back and find his hooves, and if he doesn’t get too far out of his ground during the middle stages of the race, he will loom to win late. He will always require an element of luck with his racing pattern and style.
One Destiny toyed with his opposition from barrier to post at his latest outing. He led his rivals a merry dance, and he was never threatened. The Super One gelding strips fitter and he looks dangerous jumping from a perfect inside draw. If he can find the bunny during the race’s early stages, he may prove hard to run down. His winning record is the primary concern.
London is knocking on the door. The Capitalist gelding wasn’t far away at his latest outing, and I suspect a peak performance is just around the corner. The drop back in distance is advantageous, and I expect him to occupy the box seat throughout jumping from a middle gate. Over the odds!
Suggested Bet: Akaka Falls @ $10.00
Sandown Race 6
Jenniferwish looks hard to toss. Both runs of this preparation have caught the eyes of punters, and she looks poised to strike, stepping out over the longer trip. The Benchmark 64 level doesn’t hold any fears for the Mshawish mare, and she looks dangerous jumping from a perfect inside barrier. If she can produce a peak run for the spell, I expect her to prove too strong for her rivals. Big watch!
Our August Rose is over the odds. The Epaulette mare hit the line strongly at Ballarat second-up, and she put the writing on the wall for a big preparation. The 3kg apprentice claim puts her into all winning conversations, and I suspect she will roll forward and pilot the field from a middle gate. Her record at the distance is outrageous, and I expect her to give a good sight out in front. A must for broader multiples and exotics.
Dirty Grin keeps finding one better. The Zacinto gelding looked the winner both starts this campaign. However, he managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory on both occasions. From barrier six, he can sit in the one out one-out-one-back position, and if Blake McDougall presses the go button at the right time, he can figure in the finish. The class rise is the primary concern.
Suggested Bet: Jenniferwish @ $5.50
Sandown Race 7
#8 She's Notorious
She’s Notorious was good first-up without winning. The Street Boss mare will thrive over the longer trip second-up, and I suspect she will get the run of the race jumping from an ideal inside barrier. The Beau Mertens and Clinton McDonald combination must be respected, and I expect the market support will continue until the barriers open. With even luck, the enigmatic five-year-old will play a key role.
Vienna Vixen is racing consistently. The Foxwedge mare will benefit from the 2kg apprentice claim, and I suspect she will get the dream run-in-transit jumping from barrier four. If the gaps appear as they run for the doctor, she can make her presence felt late. This her acid test.
Charming Di was ok at her latest outing without threatening. The Rubick mare flashed home once the bird had flown, and I suspect she is ready to peak third-up over the longer trip. From barrier nine, she will drift back and give her rivals a head start, and if she produces her customary turn of foot late, she can make her presence felt. Her recent winning record is the primary concern.
Suggested Bet: She’s Notorious @ $5.00