Great day for racing as silly season kicks into full swing. Be sure to enjoy the festivities, eat, drink and be merry. Life is short, enjoy this special time with family and friends. Our summary for 'Headquarters' as follows:
Rail: +11m (expecting an even track with all runners to hopefully get their chance. As usual, keep an eye out in the early races and try to determine if a possible bias exists)
Race 1: BOSNIA trialled a treat, but without being terribly sure of the others, inclined to stick to our usual process and watch and learn with these early 2YO races unless you find one at odds.
- SUGGESTION: No bet (watch and learn)
Race 2: Raffle and simply too hard to back anything with confidence, nor can we identify any value.
- SUGGESTION: No bet (too hard, no value)
Race 3: ROUNDABOUT (part owned by some Dungeon fans) the one to beat, but can't entertain the short $1.90 price. Good luck to connections & hope you complete the hat trick today.
- SUGGESTION: No bet (no value)
Race 4: Hoping Weir has the trump cards here with roughie CLANG AND BANG at the very juicy $21+ price. Stablemate TAIYOO is the one to beat and definitely worth an investment at the $3.70+ quote.
- SUGGESTION: CLANG AND BANG @ $21+ (BEST VALUE - EACH WAY), TAIYOO @ $3.70+ (WIN)
Race 5: Not overly keen on the race, but SHE'S PRETENTIOUS jumps out at what we consider somewhat crazy odds of $36+. Need to forgive her stinker last time, but can win on runs prior and worth the gamble at the big price, despite the drop back in distance.
- SUGGESTION: SHE'S PRETENTIOUS @ $36+ (BEST LONGSHOT - EACH WAY)
Race 6: Taking on the faves here and struggling to split two at nice odds, so suggest simply backing them both. Hoping for a decent tempo up front with THE NEW BOY and AUDINO to hopefully set it up for SHE'S CLEAN and HERO MASTER to come over the top of them from behind.
- SUGGESTION: HERO MASTER @ $10+, SHE'S CLEAN @ $8+
Race 7: Tricky race, but remember BOOMWAA getting the chocolates up the Flemington straight to notch up maiden win & think he's a good chance of doing it again today at good each way odds.
- SUGGESTION: BOOMWAA @ $9+
Race 8: DE LITTLE ENGINE looks terribly hard to beat here and we think he's the BEST OF THE DAY. Dungeon followers were on last time and don't see a reason to drop off. AUBERGE the obvious main danger.
- SUGGESTION: DE LITTLE ENGINE (BEST BET) @ $2.50+
Race 9: Tricky finish, but like STRATURBO here as the one best suited at the 1000m and with the weight swing to hopefully turn the tables on KAISER SUN. The straight unknown but willing to take our chance at juicy double figure odds.
- SUGGESTION: STRATURBO @ $11+
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