BEST BET – RACE 3 NO. 1 – HARLEM RIVER showed a stack of ability in her first prep and looks ready to go on with it on her two trial wins. With even luck going forward she’s the one to beat. Well supported B Shinn for Gai Waterhouse FIXED $3.50

BEST EACH WAY – RACE 5 NO. 5 – Excess Knowledge $7.50 looks good enough to take a punt on Excess Knowledge being able to go forward and slot in from the wide gate. He was up sharply in trip last start and ran it out strong. Right at his top for this, if he can get over he’ll be hard to get past.  B Shinn for Gai Waterhouse FIXED $7.50

VALUE BET –  RACE 9 NO. 9 – BASSETT  Impressive first up winner jumps in distance but I’m not concerned coming from the Peter Moody camp. Should have beaten the favorite in Brisbane last prep in G1 company, $13 is on the money for me. Favorite Press statement needs luck from barrier draw and goes the Melbourne way for the first time on raceday.


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