Weekend Racing Preview: Best Bets and Odds

Every week, and guests will provide a Weekend Racing Show, focussing on the big races in Metro Victoria.

Using Punting Form Data and focussing on the odds on the Exchange, they’ll pick out potential Back and Lay selections, along with ones they’ll be keen to see in the Mounting Yard.

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Jack Dickens

Best — Flemington Race 7 – Russian Camelot

Could be racings next big thing, Has done everything on ability up to here. Recent jump-outs look sharp & I think he’s worth following through spring towards a Cox Plate. The most exciting horse in on Saturday.

BACK (WIN) Russian Camelot

Value — Flemington Race 8 – Ranting

Enormous last start & good the start prior. He has good race fitness vs some of his key rivals here.

BACK (WIN) — Ranting

Lay — Doomben Race 8 – Alligator Blood

He’s a 1400-1600m horse 1st up over 1100m, happy to lay south of $2.

LAY (WIN) — Alligator Blood


Pistol Pete

Best — Rosehill Race 6 – Farnan

Could not be more impressed with the trials from the Slipper winner, & that form from last prep is holding up well. Just seems bombproof and conditions on the day will likely favour. I’ve got him marked much closer to evens, with Rothfire double its current quote.

BACK (WIN) Farnan

Value — Flemington Race 9 – Yosemite

Going with Pike in the last for the first time in…maybe ever? Comes into this even race with a first-up win and the splits it has clocked provincially suggest it will be capable of finishing alongside these. Form lines aren’t anywhere near as strong as Swats That or Minhaaj, but price reflects that. Double figures is a bet.

BACK (WIN) — Yosemite

Lay — Belmont Race 4 – Massimo

Was burnt laying this gelding last start but I’m not letting that deter me! Looks mapped to coffin here, and Great Shot really struggled first-up, and other likely frontrunner Snowchino is still a query this prep.

Either way, with Massimo in the coffin, it will need splits and momentum at the right time. He’s also been up almost as long as we here in Melbourne have been in lockdown, and must be nearing the end of his 5 month prep.

LAY (WIN) — Massimo


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