Bookies’ Bag: On Course Bookmakers’ LAY Nominations Saturday 11th June


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 11th June below.


Swan Hill (Friday) Race 5 – #3 Crystal Dreamer

Walsh Says: “Always a great three-day carnival at Swan Hill and I’ve found a shortie to get a hold of. Crystal Dreamer has come up 5/2 in a race with well preformed horses. He won a Class 1 on the synthetic last start which isn’t the required form reference to start favourite in a BM70 back on turf.”


Flemington Race 5 – #6 Master Of Arts

Swannie Says: “Been up a long time and might be ready for the paddock. Expect him to be buried on the fence which is not the place to be at Flemington. I think there’s plenty of depth to this event including Hawkspur and others who will be better positioned in running.”


Flemington Race 6 – #2 Torelli 

Oke Says: “Has drawn inside and usually grinds away in his races which won’t be the case if he’s stuck in traffic against the rail. Prefer to risk him favouring horses that are down in the weights, that will be out in front rolling on the speed.”


Flemington Race 4 – #7 Holy Cow

Saber Says: “The well named mare is a bookies favourite. Drops back in distance and despite dropping back from stakes grade, a BM90 at Flemington is no easy task. Beau Mertens replaces senior rider Mark Zahra which is a negative so I’ll be happy to lay her as favourite.”


Morphettville Race 6 – #1 Battle Brewing

Seal Says: “Dropping back in class but rises in distance, weight and has no wet track form. Those three factors are generally the perfect recipe for failure which makes $3.40 appear a great risk.”


Belmont Race 2 – #7 Prime Witness

Burrows Says: ” Accounted for a very moderate bunch of 3yos last time after finding the lead easily. There was little left in the tank on that occasion and was weak through the line. Thought the standout runner was the up and comer Two Silver Trees from a soft draw.”


Eagle Farm Race 3 – #3 Ghisoni

Walters Says: “Concede she’s flying but now drawn the second widest gate she’ll be rushed from the barriers to take up her usual on speed position in a stronger field than last time.  I expect Hugh Bowman on Amicus to be in the sniper position from barrier five and can land the killer blow at odds. ”


Randwick Race 7 – #7 Vassal

Cook Says: “Opposing the Waller trained stayer who is chasing his fourth straight win at 2000m off a 24-day break. He rises in grade and stays high in the weights. Not sure how he’ll handle a heavy track so at $3 or less he must go in the bag.”


Randwick Race 7 – #Vassal

Dwyer Says: “Always dangerous to lay Chris Waller stays rising through the grades but Vassal has beaten up on the lower grades on dry tracks. Meets some tough old stayers on a wet track here and looks at massive risk at around $2.70-$3.00 with 58kg.”