Best Bet – Race 6
#6 Lovin Miss Daisy – Win
This ex-Kiwi is coming off decent enough races across the ditch. It’s worth noting that Mark Callaghan has come to Menangle for her first up assignment in Australia rather than stay at home in Newcastle. She has showed good enough gate speed in the past to be prominent early. Worth noting that once upon a time she actually started favourite in a race with Cyclone Kate in the field! The main dangers all have queries. Ima Mystery Girl (track stats of 11-0-4-0), Senor Macray (a shade of its former Victorian self) and Ballymore Boy (a backmarker).
Lay – Race 2
#4The Benchmark – Win
Another ex-Kiwi who has shown ability in the past but at his two Australia starts has galloped (once with current driver Murray Howard and once with Luke McCarthy). Adding to the fact that I have marked Grins Made A Blue favourite, if this guy starts anywhere near the three in the market I have to get stuck in.