Bookies’ Bag: On Course Bookmakers’ LAY Nominations Saturday 5th March

 

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 5th March below.


JONATHAN WALSH (VIC)

Flemington Race 4 – #2 Real Love


Walsh Says: “In a small field with two horses close to evens. I’m most keen to take on Real Love. Barrier nine is no luxury and Assign was an impressive last start winner who looks more than capable of taking the next step with a nice weight advantage on the Mare. ”


RAY SWANNIE (VIC)

Flemington Race 6 – #1 Lumosty


Swannie Says: “Concede she has a good record first up but meets a hot field with handicapper forcing her to carrying 3kg more than any other runner. 1000m is short of her best distance and happy to take her on at $3.00 on offer in early markets. Expecting good support for Headwater and Malaguerra.”


NORM OKE (VIC)

Flemington Race 1 – #4 Lazumba


Oke Says: “Broke through at her seventh start with a dominant win at Werribee last start. Surprised to see it open up single figure odds rising significantly in class. Leaning towards two with Top Me UP and Data Point rated clearly on top”


CURLY SEAL (SA)

Morphettville Race 2 – #2 Battle Brewing


Seal Says: “Looks a false favourite at $3.20 after losing to stable mate Mail It In last start when in a similar race to a fortnight ago. Mail It In only meets him 1.5kg worse for beating him that day and he was much weaker on the line than his stablemate.”


PETER MCCORMACK (WA)

Ascot Race 6 – #1 Kia Ora Koutou


McCormack Says: “No doubting his class with only one defeat to his name (2015 G1 VRC Derby). Is set for the WA Derby and looks vulnerable at 1600m first up off a dour 1450m trial. I’ll be paying great respect to Who Dat Singa, The Cobbla & Heart Starter who is a half relation to Real love.”


TREVOR BURROWS (WA)

Ascot Race 6 – #1 Kia Ora Koutou


Burrows Says: “Resumes after a four month spell and is being set for the WA Derby. Is drawn wide forcing him to position back in the ruck. There’s multiple rock hard fit gallopers in the race better suited over this distance. No doubt he’ll derive plenty of benefit from this outing and look for him over further.”


STEVE WALTERS (TAS)

Flemington Race 4 – #4 Assign


Walters Says: “Impressive winner of the Mornington Cup prelude last start as a result of gun Nick Hall ride. Is on the minimum but needs to improve Real Love the standout.”


BARRY COOK (NSW)

Randwick Race 5 – #6 First Seal


Cook Says: “She was impressive first up in the Millie Fox Stakes, but the step up from a Group Two against her own sex to a Group One against the boys is significant. We’re expecting plenty of support for Our Boy Malachi, Kermadec and Criterion. She’s been $2.90 to $3.20 on the Exchange and she’ll be a loser in our book.”


DAVID DWYER (NSW)

Randwick Race 1 – #3 Honestly Prevails


Dwyer Says: “Keen to take this filly on close to even money ($2). Was impressive winning the Widden Stakes on a soft track but this race looks to have more depth. Zelady’s Night Out and Calliope can be forgiven their last start performances. There are three other last start winners who also appear as winning hopes.”