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.


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. ”


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.”


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”


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.”


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.”


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.”


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.”


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.”


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.”