The track is rated a Good 4 with a penetrometer reading of 5.35. With showers forecast, the track could deteriorate.
QUADDIES (Races: 5-6-7-8)
SKINNY PLAY: 1,3,5 / 7,8 / 1 / 1,4,7
WIDE PLAY: 1,2,.3,5,6,7,8 / 2,5,7,8,9,12 / 1,2,6,9,10,11,12,14 / 1,3,4,6,7,9,13
BEST BET: R7 No1 Data Point
SECOND BEST BET: R6 No12 Grand Dreamer
BEST ROUGHIE: R3 No5 Magmellou
R1 1pm The Cove Hotel Plate 1400m
SAN VINCENZO is a son of So You Think, who cost $310,000 as a yearling at the Gold Coast. He was pushed along at a recent jump-out and will relish the extra ground here.
POSITIVE CARRY is a son of Savabeel who fetched $150,000 at the New Zealand yearling sales. He hails from an astute Kiwi training partnership and will relish the trip here. Betting is the best guide.
ROLDANA will be worth another chance on her last start sixth over 1300m at Geelong on August 17. The extra 100m will suit and she has Damien Oliver as her new pilot.
SELECTIONS: No3 I BOOGI, No12 San Vincenzo, No11 Positive Carry, No 9 Roldana.
VALUE RUNNER: No11 Positive Carry.
R2 1.30pm The Grand Hotel Frankston Handicap 1000m
TRIS comes here with a win in the Group 3 Breeders’ Plate at Morphettville under her belt. She resumes here and is from an in-form stable and has top apprentice Dylan Dunn to ride.
BARTHELONA showed plenty of dash to win over 1100m at his debut at Bendigo on May 6. He hails from the leading yard of trainer Mike Moroney and is worthy of thought.
VIOLATE made an impact with a conspicuous 1¼ length win over 1100m at his debut at Bendigo on May 6. Bounces back here and with Damien Oliver to pilot would respect.
SELECTIONS: No3 RADCLIFFE, No4 Tris, No6 Barthelona, No7 Violate.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 Violate.
R3 2pm Schweppes Handicap 1800m
SHOW US YOUR TATTS was a great effort to narrowly win over 1600m here at her last start on August 10. She has Regan Bayliss whose 1.5kg claim will reduce her impost to 57kg.
MAGMELLOU (Best Roughie) broke through for a smart maiden win over 1400m at Sale at his last start on August 18. Gets in on a good weight with Ben Thompson’s 2kg claim at 56.5kg.
SWISS CRAFT was well liked before breaking his maiden with a smart win over 1600m at Pakenham on August 16. Top jockey Damian Lane is to pilot and from the top stable of Darren Weir.
SELECTIONS: No3 KEVIN’S TIME, No4 Show Us Your Tatts, No5 Magmellou, No7 Swiss Craft.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 Magmellou.
R4 2.30pm The Resimax Plate 1000m
MY POPPETTE is a Group 3 Victorian winning filly who is far better suited back here than she was when running 11th in the Group 2 Dane Ripper at Eagle Farm in June. Can go well fresh.
THE DYNAMO is going to get a better shot at them here than at his last start down the straight 1000m at Flemington, running fifth to Shaf on August 6.
MISS GIDGET was no match for Ocean Embers at her last start over 1100m at Caulfield on August 13. Ocean Embers blew them away last Saturday again. Can sneak a nice run and each-way at odds.
SELECTIONS: No2 GUN CASE, No4 My Poppette, No8 The Dynamo, No6 Miss Gidget.
VALUE RUNNER: Miss Gidget.
R5 3pm New Zealand Bloodstock Handicap 1300m
HOT MAMA was in a heated finish and fought hard to win over 1200m at $6.50 at Cranbourne on August 11. She goes up a kilo to 59kg and is a threat.
WHITE HOUSE LADY has been most honest and will again be thereabouts. She gets in OK on weights with Jye McNeil’s 1.5kg claim reducing her weight to 56.5kg.
LONGKISSGOODNIGHT ran on well for Dwayne Dunn to snatch third over 1400m here last start on August 7. Dunn has stuck and he is riding hot with a treble last Saturday.
SELECTIONS: No1 MY OBSESSION, No3 Hot Mama, No5 White House Lady, No6 Longkissgoodnight.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 Hot Mama.
R6 3.30pm Ladbrokes Up For The Challenge Handicap 1600m
MAGICUS will find the competition deep here but he ran a solid fifth as a $3.30 favourite over 1200m at Moonee Valley on August 20. He should be able to find a good position and get a cosy run. Makes claims.
VOLCANIC ASH did not stop chasing and though he was outgunned by the winner Great Esteem, he fought hard all the way to the line running fourth over 1600m at Caulfield on August 13. Most honest.
MAGIC CONSUL lost no admirers when he chased hard to try to run down Great Esteem, finishing second over 1600m behind the leader at Caulfield on August 13. He is again a fighting chance but the gate (12) is no help.
SELECTIONS: No12 GRAND DREAMER, No9 Magicus, No8 Volcanic Ash, No7 Magic Consol.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 Magic Consol.
R7 4pm Le Pines Funerals Handicap 1400m
PAY UP BRO gave an outstanding first-up effort to swamp them running a close third over 1200m at Geelong on August 17. Jordan Child’s 1.5kg claim sees him carry 60kg.
HELL OR HIGHWATER ran a slashing third for jockey Damien Oliver to finish on the heels of the winner over 1200m at Geelong on August 17. Oliver sticks and he has the same weight on 57.5kg.
INDIANA WOLF gets a new jockey with Luke Currie taking the reins. He ran a great third over 1400m at Bendigo on August 14. Again has a big weight on 59kg but respect.
SELECTIONS: No1 DATA POINT, No2 Pay Up Bro, No10 Hell Or Highwater, No6 Indiana Wolf.
VALUE RUNNER: No10 Hell Or Highwater.
R8 4.30pm Crown Lager Handicap 1000m
GREY STREET has everything pointing to her with an unbeaten record of one win from one start here and unbeaten at her two starts first-up. Carries 58.5kg with the claim.
LADY ESPRIT has comeback jockey Luke Nolen to steer. She has a perfect record of a win from her sole start here and has been freshened up for this race.
SWISS KISS was tipped out when she was a $3.30 favourite and finished fifth at Sandown at her last start on July 6. Won three straight and a second before her last start effort.
SELECTIONS: No7 DIVINE CHILLS, No1 Grey Street, No9 Lady Esprit, No6 Swiss Kiss.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 Swiss Kiss.