Race 1 1:20pm GOSFORD CITY FARMERS MARKETS CLASS 1 HANDICAP 1200m

NO2 – Blazing Steel

NO1 – Texas Rebel

NO5 – Stryker Rose

NO4 – Hail The Chief

Blazing Steel - 1pt @ 2.6

Race 2 1:55pm TAB.COM.AU MAIDEN HANDICAP 1600m

NO3 - METEOR RAIN (BEST BET) should just be winning this; his debut run at Goulburn was full of merit over the shorter distance. He steps up to the 1600m here after three solid trials and that first-up run. He should sit just off them and be hard to beat.

NO1 - MY TAGOSON

NO7 – PYGMY

NO4 - GIBBERGUNYAH MAN

METEOR RAIN - 1pt @ 4.3

Race 3 2:35pm XXXX GOLD MAIDEN HANDICAP 1100m

NO2 – Tim’s Principal

NO1 – Fanning

NO8 – Readabeel

NO5 – Banuelo

Tim’s Principal - 1pt @ 3.2

Race 4 3:10pm LAMBTON BOWLS SPORTS & REC CLUB BENCHMARK 65 HANDICAP 1600m

NO2 – Brassy Belle

NO3 – Seltzer

NO1 – Caupolican

NO7 – Long Juan Feng

Brassy Belle - 1pt @ 4.4

Race 5 3:45pm ONCOURSE TOURS 3YO MAIDEN HANDICAP 1200m

NO1 – Demolition

NO2 – Kokopelli

NO5 – Special Missile

NO4 – Snipes

Demolition - 1pt @ 5.5

Race 6 4:25pm BELLBIRD COMMITTEE INC PROV & CTRY MAIDEN PLATE 1100m

UPTOWN LAD (NEXT BEST BET) looks to have found the perfect race here. Stepping up to the 1100m is perfect and if he can settle closer in the run they won’t be able to hold him out.

SELECTIONS: No 9 UPTOWN LAD, No 10 Yarrapower, No 7 Lattimer, No 2 Given To Fly.

VALUE RUNNER: No 7 Lattimer.

UPTOWN LAD - 1pt @ 2.5

Race 7 5:05pm MELBOURNE CUP @ THE EG BENCHMARK 65 HANDICAP 1100m

INFRA DIG if ready should be winning this; he has trailed well leading in. He gets Avdulla, which is worth a few lengths at these meetings and his form is better than this.

ANNATIME (BEST ROUGHIE) comes to this after a good run last start at Muswellbrook, with the claim she is really well in and is a danger to the toppie.

CHARGE OF LIGHT has been running in stronger races than this of late, and drops well in grade here and finds a chance to win yet another race.

INVOLVING has had two soft trials leading into this and has to be given a chance.

SELECTIONS: No 8 INFRA DIG, No 1 Annatime, No 4 Charge Of Light, No 3 Involving.

VALUE RUNNER: No 1 Annatime.

INFRA DIG - 1pt @ 3.1

Race 8 5:40pm STAR 104.5 LIVE @ THE EG CLASS 2 HANDICAP 1000m

ALLUVION ran a cracking time last start and stays at the same distance here. With Avdulla on-board, she should be going close here.

TRICK STAR has trialled well leading into this. Robl is placing his horses well at the minute and any of his runners must be given consideration.

REBEL MISS wasn’t too far off Foxplay last start. At her previous start she was a dominant winner at Doomben and has to be given consideration.

QUANTRILL wasn’t too bad last start and drops in grade to have a chance here.

SELECTIONS: No 2 ALLUVION, No 4 Trick Star, No 3 Rebel Miss, No 1 Quantrill.

VALUE RUNNER: No 1 Quantrill.

ALLUVION - 1pt @ 2.5