Race 3 KDV – Kim Diaphragm Valves
#7 Eaton Bale
He didn’t have much luck in a heat of the Australian Cup last start at The Meadows where he was in traffic through most of the race and never really clicked into top gear. He meets a field to his liking here with Rockabilly King likely to be keen to cut left at box rise and Allen Lottery being able to show early pace and giving Eaton Bale a nice cart into the race. He has been racing like he is keen for this distance range now. Last October he competed in a heat of the Hume Cup and even though he wasn’t ready for this distance range at the time, he acquitted himself very well. I am hoping he can storm home to win here.
Race 3 Rellie Robbins Maiden Series Final
This chaser is a well bred type whose dam has produced many winners. Although it looked like he had every chance to beat Miss McQueen last start and they meet again here with similar box draws, I am banking on astute trainer John Little being able to improve this promising type a few lengths. With the benefit of his debut run here last week, I feel he has more upside and should be value in betting.