Race 1 1:15pm HUSSON @ VINERY HANDICAP 1200m

CANDELA resumes here after being only five lengths behind Calliope on debut. She has trialled well leading into this and is a big contender.

DIVA LAMORE is quite well bred and has trialled exceptionally leading into this. She may want a touch further but looks a filly full of ability.

BROODWAR getting out to 1200m should suit her here. She has race experience and fitness on her side after two runs this preparation, and from a good gate she should be prominent.

ZAFINA gets a 2kg claim and only has to carry 56kgs. Her form around Capitalist and Star Turn is good enough for this.

SELECTIONS: No 6 CANDELA, No 7 Diva Lamore, No 5 Broodwar, No 1 Zafina
Candela - 1pt @ 6.50

Race 2 1:45pm TAB.COM.AU HANDICAP 1200m

MEDITERRANEAN was good in strong races leading up to the Golden Slipper, he looks to have come back a better horse and should be winning this.

PREFERITO started fav in a Magic Millions race at Ballarat. He has trialled well on three occasions leading into his first-up run and should be thereabouts.

HANCOCK has trialled well in preparation for his debut. From the good gate he should be able to take up a position in running and be in the finish.

SAXAPHONE has had the benefit of three trials in preparation for a debut run and with Avdulla aboard he could produce a run of sorts here.

SELECTIONS: No 1 MEDITERRANEAN, No 2 Preferito, No 5 Hancock, No 9 Saxaphone
Mediterranean - 1pt @ 1.85

Race 3 2:15pm SCHWEPPES HANDICAP 1250m

DEE NINE ELLE has to be rated off her run two starts ago behind Themis. She led on a bias track at Ipswich that was basically quicksand if you led. She drops well in grade and is nicely in after the claim.

BALMAIN GIRL has had a trial since her most recent win at Warwick Farm. The form around her has held up quite well since that win and she should be in the finish.

OCEAN SPRAY was a strong winner last start and can go on with it here.

BLUE MONEY was caught late last start and is overdue for a win. She looks the leader here and is the one they need to run down.

SELECTIONS: No 1 DEE NINE ELLE, No 6 Balmain Girl, No 5 Ocean Spray, No 9 Blue Money
Dee Nine Elle - 1pt @ 4.20

Race 4 2:45pm TAB REWARDS HANDICAP 1580m

MATHISON was a strong winner at Kembla, he is full of talent but still hasn’t got his race sense locked down as of yet. If he did that he could well blow this lot away.

FRANCESCO comes out of a strong race a few weeks ago. He drops in grade here and from gate 1 he should be in the perfect position in the run and is expected to be there at the finish.

GOLDEN PATCH was a strong winner at Beaumont last start. There was some style about his performance that day and he could well go on with it here.

LOMAZZO should be ready to go after two runs back from a spell. The mile suits him here and he’s expected to take up a forward position and be hard to run down.

SELECTIONS: No 8 MATHISON, No 2 Francesco, No 9 Golden Patch, No 7 Lomazzo
Mathison - 1pt @ 3.50


DONGXING PRINCESS has quite strong form and has trialled well for this. She may well go onto better things this preparation.

MAD ABOUT YOU back to the 1100m looks perfect after just running out the 1250m last start. His form is quite strong and he should be hard to beat.

SKRIPCHENKO drops well in grade here and has found a winnable race. His form is better than it looks and after the claim he is quite well weighted.

SHAHRAZAD is full of talent but has never really put it together. He has trialled well twice leading into this first-up run and his only win was at the course and distance.


Skripchenko. No 5 Shahrazad
Dongxing Princess - 1pt @ 4.60


OLYMPIC ACADEMY gets his chance to win a race after some fantastic runs this time in. After the claim he is extremely well weighted and will be hard to beat.

OUR BEATNIK out to the 1910 looks as if it will suit here. He has drawn a great barrier to get a suck run in behind them and with clear running in the straight he will be in the finish.

HUNTER JACK has been quite good this preparation his form is quite strong for a race such as this and will be in the finish.

BRACES comes out of the same race as Hunter Jack and based on that horse’s strong chance, Braces has to be there too after they finished alongside each other last start.

SELECTIONS: No 1 OLYMPIC ACADEMY, No 7 Our Beatnik, No 5 Hunter Jack, No 4 Braces
Olympic Academy - 1pt @ 4.20


DARK EYES should have won last start. He got no luck whatsoever and was basically eased down late. His first-up run was fantastic and he should be hard to beat.

ART NOUVEAU was a strong winner in maiden grade last start. He has always looked to have above average ability and can go on with it here.
BURNING PASSION has trialled since his first-up run and it was a nice trial after what was a great run fresh. After the claim for Jennings he is quite well weighted.

JACAKAIZANE drops 5.5kgs after his last start run at Moruya and gets a jockey change here. The form around him is quite good at the country level and if he can show his best, he will be in the finish.

SELECTIONS: No 5 DARK EYES, No 4 Art Nouveau, No 3 Burning Passion, No 10 Jackaizane
Dark Eyes - 1pt @ 3.70