R1 12.05pm PLUIM GROUP 3YP MAIDEN HANDICAP 1000m

ALLIGATOR has trialled well on four occasions, racing on the speed each time. Just has to bring the trial form to race day from an ideal gate.

SILVER ART placed three from six, including a Hawkesbury third resuming last start. Fitter here and definite place prospects again.

A GOOD YANK resumes for new stable on the back of a Hawkesbury trial placing. Canberra placed in three runs in his first preparation and at least a place hope while fresh here.

TIDAL RIP finding it hard to win a race but placed two of last four starts.

SELECTIONS: No1 ALLIGATOR, No2 Silver Art, No3 A Good Yank, No7 Tidal Rip

VALUE RUNNER: No3 A Good Yank
Alligator - 1pt @ 2.70

R2 12.45pm GOSFORD CITY FARMERS MARKETS 4 OR MORE MAIDEN PLATE 1100m

MEDAGLIA VALORE placed both runs this time in at Kembla and Wyong. Ready to win from a good gate.

FLEETING MELODY finished her race off nicely when placed at Wyong when resuming.

LAKSHME runner-up two from four with both the placings coming on home track at Gosford.

SMILING ALL placed three of last four and a must for the exotics from an ideal gate.

SELECTIONS: No5 MEDAGALIA VALORE, No4 Fleeting Melody, No1 Lakshme, No2 Smiling All

VALUE RUNNER: No6 With Pride
Medaglia Valore - 1pt @ 4.20

R3 1.25pm GLENN SHORROCK @ THE EG 3 OR LESS STARTS MAIDEN PLATE 1100m

SUGAR BAY LEONARD resumes on the back of a Hawkesbury trial win. Showed promise finishing in the placings both runs in his first preparation on metropolitan tracks.

Market watch on the first starters with BRIBE THE WITNESS and AIM TO WIN prominent.

WAR OF THE ROSES has struggled in two runs back from a long spell but in the market on both occasions.

SELECTIONS: No2 SUGAR BAY LEONARD, No4 Bribe The Witness, No1 Aim To Win, No3 War Of The Roses

VALUE RUNNER: No6 I Am Spartar
Sugar Bay Leonard - 1pt @ 1.40

R4 2.05pm MELBOURNE CUP RACES AT THE EG MAIDEN HANDICAP 1600m

ALLISION finished on the placegetters’ heels at Newcastle Beaumont when resuming. Placed at Rosehill over 1500m last preparation so the distance not an issue.

PLATEAU raced in a manner that suggests he is looking for more distance when runner-up at Gosford last start.

MASKING well beaten in a Highway Handicap at Randwick last start, but looks an each-way hope in this field.

GUD ONYA placed at Cessnock last start. Placed both third-up runs and definite place prospects again.

SELECTIONS: No4 ALLISION, No1 Plateau, No3 Masking, No2 Gud Onya VALUE RUNNER: No3 Masking
Allision - 1pt @ 2.50

R5 2.45pm TAB.COM.AU BENCHMARK 65 HANDICAP 1000m

ALASKAN WOLF impressive Taree winner resuming two runs back before charging late to just miss at the same track last start.

THORSBORNE has improved at each of her four runs this time in. Backs up after finishing on the placegetters’ heels at Canterbury on Saturday.

TIMING won successive races at Wyong and Hawkesbury before finishing runner-up at Hawkesbury last Sunday.

ASTRO MISS huge run at Canterbury three runs back but has struggled in two subsequent runs. Freshened up and can bounce back.

SELECTIONS: No3 ALASKAN WOLF, No5 Thorsborne, No6 Timing, No8 Astro Miss

VALUE RUNNER: No8 Astro Miss
Alaskan Wolf - 1pt @ 3.60

R6 3.20pm XXXX GOLD PROVINCIAL STAYERS PRELUDE BENCHMARK 61 HANDICAP 2600m

ROYAL REGGIE finally broke through for a maiden win at his 15th career start last time out. No surprise to see him go on with the job after a confidence-boosting win.

PARAGON raced on the speed to win at this track and distance three runs back and close up in two runs since.

GOT TO THINK backs up after finishing a well-beaten third at Newcastle Beaumont on Saturday.

TOO CHIC placed at Warwick Farm last start. First go at the trip but definite place prospects again.

SELECTIONS: No5 ROYAL REGGIE, No3 Paragon, No4 Got To Think, No1 Too Chic

VALUE RUNNER: No7 Tuscan Reign
Royal Reggie - 1pt @ 2.90

R7 3.55pm NATIONAL JOCKEYS TRUST CG&E CLASS 2 HANDICAP 1200m

WHAT COULD BE was a winner two runs back at this distance range, before back in trip finishing on the placegetters’ heels at Randwick last start. Right in this back up to 1200m.

ROMAN ODYSSEY resumes on the back of a Warwick Farm trial placing. Wasn't far from the winner in a metropolitan race resuming last time in off a similar break and goes in all the exotics here.

WIDE ACCLAIM thereabouts in all four metropolitan races this preparation.

BAGGIO has improved at each of his three runs this time in.

SELECTIONS: No1 WHAT COULD BE, No4 Roman Odyssey, No3 Wide Acclaim, No2 Baggio

VALUE RUNNER: No2 Baggio
What Could Be - 1pt @ 4.00

R8 4.35pm DE BORTOLI WINES F&M CLASS 2 HANDICAP 1200m

EXPRESS POINT had a bit on a benchmark 60 field here last start over 1100m. Has won over the 1200m and a definite winning chance again dropping 3kg in weight.

MALI ROSE resumes and should be fit enough after three trials. Right up to winning this fresh with the blinkers on and the inside gate.

FASHION SNIPTZ in the market when well beaten at Wyong resuming. Finished on the placegetters’ heels second-up at Randwick last preparation and set to improve sharply here.

FANTA SIZE has won two from three and have to respect the Snowden's ability to find the right races for their horses.

SELECTIONS: No6 EXPRESS POINT, No3 Mali Rose, No4 Fashion Sniptz, No1 Fanta Size

VALUE RUNNER: No4 Fashion Sniptz
Express Point - 1pt @ 5.00