BEST BET PEARLS (Randwick – Race 4 No. 1): At set weights and penalties the Group II winner carries 57kg off a gun draw and gets her preferred soft ground. With a limit of 54kg she gives away only 3kg to fillies with a minimum of 15 NSW ratings points below her level of 89. That equates to 7.5kg! Pearls attacked the line better than anything in the Group III PJ Bell Stakes (1200m) when runner-up behind Tempt Me Not with a final furlong of 11.64 seconds the quickest of the race. The jump to 1400m will suit and still shopping $3.50.
VALUE BET KERMADEC (Randwick – Race 7 No. 1):had plenty of excuses in the Doncaster. Placings in the Canterbury and George Ryder stakes at first two runs back certainly good enough for this.The history books say Malaguerra won’t be able to handle the jump from a Group III handicap win into a Group I weight-for-age so I’m happy to take him on and at the $8 on offer Kermadec is a great each way all day bet!