Best Bet – Race 8
#2 Colonel Joy
I expect COLONEL JOY to be able to cross DU VELLA early then hand up to Bettor Bet Black. BBB is a marvel, just has the best gate speed and goes around most weeks. It had now been 18 starts since It’s won, but this is by far and away the easiest field its met. Led them up when it finished fifth to Epaulette when it was only beaten 3m in 1.53.7. Colonel Joy is first up from a long break but if it can get a cosy run behind BBB it will have last shot at it. Three seconds in good races at Penrith and Menangle in June and July last year were good enough for him to figure here. Hasn’t won for 16 months, but gets its chance 1st up from a spell.