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The pinnacle weekend for the Tasmanian Racing Club has arrived. It starts in Hobart on Friday, where the Listed Tasmanian Derby and Group 3 Mystic Journey Stakes headline an eight-race card.

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Bold Soul had a fair bit on his opposition last start as is reflected in the market.

Race 1

1. In the Ocean (4)
2. Mandate (6)
3. Bunker Bob (3)
4. Batchy Bullet (12)

Betting Strategy

BACK: IN THE OCEAN (4) (WIN) for 1 unit each way

The debutant In The Ocean has trialled up nicely. The stable is in good form with 4 winners from their last 9 runners.

Race 2

1. Lordosis (1)
2. Valiant Khan (5)
3. Rockierro (3)
4. Whiz By (6)

Betting Strategy

BACK: VALIANT KHAN (5) (WIN) for 1 unit

Always had a bit of time for Lordosis and he does race well when fresh. 3 units to win LORDOSIS (1).

Race 3

1. Dantes (1)
2. Eagle Street (2)
3. Amancaya (9)
4. Exalted Crown (3)

Betting Strategy

BACK: DANTES (1) (WIN) for 6 units

Dantes gets in well after the claim and the mile looks perfect for him.

Race 4

1. Thunberg (2)
2. Better Than Banksy (3)
3. Cherokee Dancer (9)
4. Periwinkle (7)

Betting Strategy

BACK: THUNBERG (2) (WIN) 2 units to win

Thunberg ran particularly well in strong grades last start, this is easier.

Race 5

1. Bold Soul (1)
2. Stardealt (6)
3. Gold Wolf (5)
4. Thonatus (7)

Betting Strategy


Bold Soul had a fair bit on his opposition last start as is reflected in the market.

BACK: STARDEALT (WIN) for 1 unit

Stardealt is slightly overs.

Race 6

1. Spring Eagle (2)
2. Aruma (1)
3. Red Sphere (3)
4. Bine (5)

Betting Strategy

BACK: RED SPHERE (WIN) for 1 unit

Can make a case for most of the runners. The stablemates Bine and Red Sphere have had excuses of late and represent some value.

BACK: BINE (WIN) for 1 unit

The stablemates Bine and Red Sphere have had excuses of late and represent some value.

Race 7

1. Give Giggles
2. Yellow Sam (
3. Sirene Stryker (6)
4. Belsielle (2)

Betting Strategy

BACK: GIVE GIGGLES (14) (WIN) for 1 unit

Give Giggles looks the likely leader and will take catching but it is a race of many hopes.

Race 8

1. Rubbleonthedouble (9)
2. Kaliuwaa Falls (5)
3. Sharma’s Last (2)
4. Street Tough (1)

Betting Strategy


This is the toughest test for Rubbleonthedubble but he’s still on the improve and the 1390m should suit him down to the ground.


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