Lay Nominations: Saturday 4th March 2017

Every week at Betfair, On Course Bookmakers from across the country will be nominating their LAY of the week.

Get the latest LAY nominations for Saturday 4th March below.


Flemington – Race 4 #8 Portman

Walsh Says: “Portman is up in grade again today finding a deep race with well-credentialed runners. Has done everything right to date but Saturday is the ‘acid test’. I am happy to lay at the $2.50 in an even race.”


Flemington – Race 7 #4 Hey Doc

Swannie Says: “Won the CS Hayes stake but had the run of the race. The guineas looks very even race with many chances. Has come up to short in the early market ($3.60) for a group one race and will be a big loser in my book.”


Randwick – Race 5 #1 Chautauqua

Oke Says: “Never won at 1300m and is yet to win on heavy ground. With potential for the heavy Randwick track to worsen on Saturday, I see him as a risk after just an even run last start at Caulfield.”


Flemington – Race 3 #1 Madeenaty

Saber Says: “Filly taking on the boys carrying the top weight of 57kg, which has to be a major concern. She has been up for an eternity and I thought her recent jump out was only average. Rock bottom at close to even money despite being a winner up the straight.”


Morphettville – Race 2 #1 Silvera

Seal Says: “Brings strong Melbourne form behind Hey Doc in the CS Hayes stakes but he has a habit of starting poorly and the drop back in class suggests he might have an issue. 1600m could suit but risking at odds on.”


Ascot – Race 6 #7 Royal Star

McCormack Says: “Unbeaten Oaks bound filly who was scratched at the barrier as a $1.12 favourite last start. Has since completed two barrier trials but is six weeks between runs going from 1400 to 1800m. She also rises from class 1 to Listed company, add to this a wide barrier and with no Pike, I think she is no value at flip of the coin odds.”


Eagle Farm – Race 2 #7 Manaya

Walters Says: “Will get to the back on a track that is looking likely to suit leaders. Is in good company here and she looks a good trading prospect (LAY-TO-BACK) as it will jump short and I am convinced will trade out to good odds in the run!”


Randwick – Race 3 #1 Scarlett Reign

Cook Says: “Narrowly beaten by the smart Tactical Advantage when carrying 62kg at Rosehill. Despite being, a tough filly there looks to be too much speed in this event to suit her pattern. She could be a bit one-dimensional.”


Randwick – Race 2 #6 Menari

Dwyer Says: “No doubting his quality after an eye catcher behind the smart Pariah last start. Was a dominant winner at the trials recently but has to be a query here with 35 days between runs against a quality field with Grand Final day still a few weeks away.”

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