Race 6 Weddemoor Plumbing Derby
#2 Weekend Binge
This classy speedster didn’t begin as well as expected in a heat of the Geelong Gold Cup last week, but I believe he can make amends here. He has a much more suitable draw close to the rails and he should be able to begin quicker than Are You and Matt Machine and find the rail early. He is versatile enough to lead or take a sit behind the leader which is likely to be Bear’s Gold (who tends to tire late over this distance range). I will be backing Weekend Binge with confidence here.
BACK (WIN) Weekend Binge on the Betfair SP
Race 8 Geelong Gold Cup Final
#4 Shima Song
She was the fastest heat winner but she had favours early in her race. She gained a clear run out wide and was able to accelerate early without receiving much pressure. Bear’s Gold was setting a hot pace out in front which suited her nicely as she had plenty of city race form at 500 metres. She has come up with the squeeze draw and I expect Sleek Master and Judicial Man to cause her a stack of early grief which may see her get spat out the back. I am keen to take her on.
LAY (WIN) Shima Song on the Betfair SP