EXPRESSWAY STAKES – Rosehill Race 7 #6 Anamoe (1.70)
Resumes here after being runner-up in the Cox Plate at his last start and while his main mission at this stage is the Randwick Guineas in March, he comes up against a small field first up and with the services of J-Mac to guide him looks hard to beat even though not fully tuned up at this stage of the prep.
Short odds but hard to tip against.
BEST – Morphettville Race 8 #1 Behemoth (1.60)
Resumes here and seems to have the wood on his main rival Kemalpasa who is also first up here.
They look to have a clear class edge on other runners here and Behemoth should race handy to the lead and prove very hard to beat.
VALUE – Moonee Valley Race 3 #5 Dark Wanderer (6.00)
Tassie visitor who has won 7 from 14.
Has carried some big weights and not had much luck in a couple of defeats including a hit and run mission to Caulfield back in April last year when had no luck at all in the run and went to the line with plenty to offer but nowhere to go.
Could be value around the 6.00 mark here.
LAY – Sunshine Coast Race 5 #2 Weona Smartone (2.05)
Is a winner of 8 from 9 and while others in the race don’t quite have the same strike rate, this will be no picnic.
There will be plenty of opposition from the likes of Startantes who resumes after a Sydney campaign in a couple of Group 1 races as well as in The Invitation and Je Suis Belle who is a winner of 7 from 14 starts as well as Racecourse Road who has also raced consistently and the chances don’t end there.
At the current short odds Weona Smartone worth risking in this field.
Well Supported Runners
Moonee Valley Race 3 Stay Gold 2.60 to 2.35
Moonee Valley Race 4 Pitchanun 5.00 to 4.20
Rosehill Race 6 Casino Kid 4.80 to 3.80
Morphettville Race 3 Lady Simone 3.00 to 2.60
Sunshine Coast Race 7 Slow Hands 7.50 to 4.60
Sunshine Coast Race 8 East Asia 8.50 to 4.60
Ascot Race 5 Sentimental Queen 4.00 to 2.90
Ascot Race 8 Miss Conteki 3.10 to 2.60