M12: Moonee Valley – 8th Sept 2018

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M12: Moonee Valley – 8th Sept 2018

M12: Moonee Valley Races (Vic) - 8th Sep, 2018

Start time:2:30 pm
Weather:FINE
Track:GOOD

Overview

Good betting fields where we see Hartnell vs Night Watch in today's feature Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes

Day's "Best"

R1 (2) Naantali

Best "Each Way"

R6 (1) Thrillster

Best "Roughie"

R4 (1) Pacodali

Race 1 - BIG SWING GOLF HANDICAP 3YO+ RATING 84
Time: 2:30 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $130000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Day's Best'
PALE BLUE, CERISE MALTESE CROSS AND STRIPED SLEEVES, STRIPED CAP
2 Naantali   F: 12112
  B(3) W(59)
 ( J-  Mark Zahra )
Honest mare who lead them up last time over 1800m at Caulfield. Back at Mooney Valley where she won two starts ago at the same distance. She should be tough to beat.
Main Danger
LIME, PURPLE AND GOLD BRACES AND ARMBANDS
1 Pleasuring   F: 1441X
  B(1) W(60)
 ( T-  Darren, Weir )
A mare who raced in some very good fillies races. Last time she was fresh up she flashed home for fourth. I expect she will be flashing home in a fresh state again.
Next Best
ROYAL BLUE AND GOLD SPOTS, RED CAP
3 Lopartega   F: 0X483
  B(5) W(56.5)
 ( T-  Doug, Harrison )
Placed
Dividend : $2.00
She looks to get a soft lead in front. Boxed on gamely well last start. I except she will be doing the same today.
Include in Multis
WHITE, RED SPOTS, SLEEVES AND CAP
6 Moscow Red   F: 3X321
  B(2) W(54)
 ( J-  Zac Spain (a2) )
 ( T-  Henry, Dwyer )
Placed
Dividend : $2.00
Tough win last start. She's racing well with only 52kg on her back and a good gate.
Longer Odds
CREAM, DARK GREEN STRIPES AND CAP
5 Addison   F: 330X0
  B(8) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Regan Bayliss )
Her last run was better than it looks, doing her best work on the line. She will be doing the same today.

Remarks

Naantali looks to put herself near the speed and be hard to beat
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Naantail looks tough to beat at the Valley again

Results

Race Dividends
Win 8 $ 13.10
Place1 8 $ 3.40
Place2 3 $ 2.00
Place3 6 $ 2.00
Quinella 3,8 $ 42.10
Trifecta 8:3:6 $ 841.30
First4 8:3:6:2 $ 1567.10

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 3, 5, 6
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 2 - HORSE GYM AUSTRALIA HANDICAP RATING 78
Time: 3:05 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $65200

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
NAVY BLUE, EMERALD GREEN CHECKS, GOLD SLEEVES AND CAP
11 Lucky For All   F: 1177X
  B(4) W(58)
 ( J-  John Allen )
 ( T-  Darren, Weir )
Placed
Dividend : $2.10
Had a very good 3 year old campaign. Team thinks he has come back well looks tough to beat.
Main Danger
PURPLE AND WHITE STARS, WHITE CAP
7 The Avenger   F: 54263
  B(5) W(59.5)
 ( J-  Ben Melham )
 ( T-  Chris, Waller )
Won
Dividends : $6.00 $2.30
Got home well last start. He went wide and got home for third which was not how the track played on that day. Got a good draw and Ben Melham sticks with him.
Next Best
YELLOW, RED DIAMOND AND SLEEVES, YELLOW DOUBLE ARMBANDS
2 Snitzepeg   F: 66019
  B(10) W(61.5)
 ( T-  Darren, Weir )
Placed
Dividend : $2.40
Won two back at Caulfield but went average last time when favourite. Clear chance in this
Include in Multis
ROYAL BLUE
14 Sanctioned   F: 6X948
  B(6) W(58)
 ( J-  Craig Williams )
This one came off the trail to challenge last time, then faded. Will come on for that and could be the 'value'
Longer Odds
NAVY BLUE, GOLD HOOPS, WHITE SLEEVES AND CAP
9 Romanesque   F: 23002
  B(15) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Mark Zahra )
 ( T-  Jarrod, McLean )
Got a good run through them last start but got home well. wide draw and may not get so good of a run but is a chance if he gets luck.

Remarks

Lucky For All makes his return to racing.
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Lucky For All looks to be in for a good spring

Results

Race Dividends
Win 7 $ 6.00
Place1 7 $ 2.30
Place2 2 $ 2.40
Place3 11 $ 2.10
Quinella 2,7 $ 16.00
Trifecta 7:2:11 $ 130.10
First4 7:2:11:4 $ 2736.60
Double 8/7 $ 78.80
DBL conc 8/2 $ 49.30
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 7, 9, 11, 14
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 3 - 1PRINT HANDICAP 3YO
Time: 3:40 | Distance: 1500m | Prize $130000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
GOLD, BLACK STRIPES, RED SLEEVES
5 Kinky Boom   F: 10X33
  B(10) W(58)
 ( J-  Craig Williams )
 ( T-  Tony, McEvoy )
Really good run last start making ground out wide where on that day the rail was hot. Up in Distance from 1200m to 1500m looks to suit.
Main Danger
YELLOW, RED DIAMOND AND SLEEVES, YELLOW DOUBLE ARMBANDS
4 Approach Discreet   F: 311
  B(5) W(59)
 ( J-  John Allen )
 ( T-  Darren, Weir )
Untouched winning by 8 lengths in South Australia. Win before that was good. Looks a smart horse.
Next Best
ROYAL BLUE, PINK DIAGONAL STRIPES AND STRIPED SLEEVES, PINK AND ROYAL BLUE SEAMS CAP
1 Muswellbrook   F: 512X3
  B(4) W(60)
 ( J-  Luke Nolen )
Placed
Dividend : $2.90
Top run fresh up running home strongly for third. Should be fitter for that.
Include in Multis
ROYAL BLUE
6 Leatherhead   F: 2142
  B(3) W(57)
 ( J-  Dwayne Dunn )
Top run last start. Coming from mid week to Saturday company. Looks like he is up to his grade.
Longer Odds
NAVY BLUE, GOLD AND WHITE CRESCENT, GOLD CAP
11 Aristia   F: 242X5
  B(2) W(55)
Placed
Dividend : $4.20
Good home well fresh up. 2 year old campaign was good without winning won where she did end up stakes placed. The 1500m race today looks to suit.

Remarks

Looks a nice line up of up and coming 3 year olds.
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Kinky Boom taking on the boys today

Results

Race Dividends
Win 9 $ 19.00
Place1 9 $ 4.60
Place2 1 $ 2.90
Place3 11 $ 4.20
Quinella 1,9 $ 117.80
Trifecta 9:1:11 $ 3726.20
First4 9:1:11:4 $ 9617.50

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 4, 5, 6, 11
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 4 - HARROLDS HANDICAP
Time: 4:15 | Distance: 2040m | Prize $130000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
FLUORESCENT YELLOW, NAVY ATB LOGO AND SEAMS
5 Yogi   F: 421X2
  B(13) W(56)
 ( J-  Craig Williams )
 ( T-  Darren, Weir )
Placed
Dividend : $2.30
Top run fresh up for second over 1600m where he was doing his best work at the line. 2040m looks ideal.
Main Danger
RED, BLACK AND WHITE CHECKED HALVES, BLACK CUFFS, BLACK AND WHITE CHECKED CAP
2 Trap for Fools   F: X6321
  B(7) W(59.5)
 ( J-  Brad Rawiller )
 ( T-  Jarrod, McLean )
Won
Dividends : $4.30 $1.80
Good win last start where he did it tough in front but won well. He is fit and ready to run a top race again.
Next Best
EMERALD GREEN, WHITE CHECKED SLEEVES, WHITE CAP
10 Sikandarabad   F: 52113
  B(9) W(54)
 ( J-  Chris Parnham )
He made up plenty of ground last start. Got a light weight he is in good form and the stable think he will run well
Include in Multis
GOLD, PURPLE STAR, GOLD AND WHITE STARS SLEEVES, PURPLE CAP
9 Hush Writer   F: 213
  B(12) W(54)
 ( J-  Stephen Baster )
Gai Waterhouse Japanese import makes his Australian debut. He galloped at the Valley during the week seems like he galloped well. He has only had 3 starts where he was Stakes placed in his final race in France.
Longer OddsThe 'Best Roughie'
YELLOW, GREEN SHAMROCK, HOOPED SLEEVES AND SHAMROCKS ON CAP
1 Pacodali   F: X5134
  B(4) W(60)
 ( T-  Darren, Weir )
Got a good draw he will be just behind the speed. Last start he was unsuited by the way the track was racing. He also pulled up lame last start.

Remarks

Gai Waterhouse Japanese Import Hush Writer makes Australia Debut
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2040 looks like it will suit Yogi

Results

Race Dividends
Win 2 $ 4.30
Place1 2 $ 1.80
Place2 5 $ 2.30
Place3 6 $ 10.80
Quinella 2,5 $ 10.60
Trifecta 2:5:6 $ 711.40
First4 2:5:6:10 $ 3894.50

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 5, 9, 10
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 5 - MITTYS MCEWEN STAKES WFA
Time: 4:50 | Distance: 1000m | Prize $217000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
YELLOW AND RED STRIPES, NAVY BLUE SLEEVES, NAVY BLUE AND YELLOW SPOTS CAP
2 Nature Strip   F: 24111
  B(1) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Mark Zahra )
 ( T-  Darren, Weir )
Won
Dividends : $1.50 $1.10
He's very smart. He will love the 1000m and will need to be winning this if they want a slot in The Everest.
Main Danger
WHITE, RED STRIPES
5 Shoals   F: X811X
  B(5) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Tim Clark )
Placed
Dividend : $1.30
Good when winning Group 1 Sangster on her last start. Trial since was good. She will get back and will be hitting the line.
Next Best
ROYAL BLUE
1 Viridine   F: 3830X
  B(7) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Craig Williams )
Looked like a smart sprinter last campaign. Good finishing third in the Group 1 Galaxy and Unlucky not to be closer The Arrowfield. Like Shoals will get back and be hitting the line.
Include in Multis
BLACK, RED COLLAR AND CUFFS, WHITE CAP
7 Quilista   F: 119X4
  B(6) W(56.5)
 ( J-  John Allen )
 ( T-  Darren, Weir )
Got home well fresh up. She is a trifecta and first 4 hope
Longer Odds
SILVER, BLACK DIAMOND BAND, COLLAR AND SLEEVES, BLACK CAP WITH SILVER DIAMOND
6 Houtzen   F: 3160X
  B(4) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Ryan Maloney )
 ( T-  Toby, Edmonds )
Placed
Dividend : $2.20
Good speedy mare who will be on the speed. She is a trifecta and first 4 hope.

Remarks

Nature Strip looks to seal his Everest place by winning this race
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Will we see this sight again?

Results

Race Dividends
Win 2 $ 1.50
Place1 2 $ 1.10
Place2 6 $ 2.20
Place3 5 $ 1.30
Quinella 2,6 $ 7.00
Trifecta 2:6:5 $ 20.20
First4 2:6:5:1 $ 58.20
Double 2/2 $ 5.50
DBL conc 2/6 $ 15.10
Treble 9/2/2 $ 144.60
Quaddie 7/9/2/2 $ 1228.80
Trifecta - Selected!
First 4 - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 5, 6, 7
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 6 - ATLANTIC JEWEL STAKES 3YO SWP LISTED
Time: 5:30 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $130000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Best Each Way'
RED, WHITE GATECRASHER
1 Thrillster   F: 211X3
  B(3) W(57)
 ( J-  Noel Callow )
 ( T-  L, &T Corstens )
Won
Dividends : $7.30 $2.10
Good run fresh up for third. On that occasion he drew wide and raced 3 and 4 wide the trip. Good draw today suits her perfectly and has performed well at the Valley.
Main Danger
NAVY BLUE, WHITE SASH, LIME GREEN STRIPED SLEEVES, QUARTERED CAP
4 Spanish Whisper   F: 1213X
  B(9) W(56)
 ( J-  Regan Bayliss )
Lindsay Park have a big opinion of her. Looked smart winning a Group Two and placing in a Group 1 in New Zealand. Won a jumpout well. Big respect.
Next Best
ROYAL BLUE, RED DICE AND SEAMS
7 Anjana   F: 111X
  B(11) W(55)
 ( J-  Harry Coffey )
 ( T-  Darren, Weir )
Unbeaten 3 from 3. She has won them very well. Wide gate is a concern.
Include in Multis
NAVY, LIME DIAMOND BAND AND SLEEVES, NAVY CAP, LIME DIAMOND
8 Humma Humma   F: 2X132
  B(2) W(55)
 ( J-  Jamie Mott )
 ( T-  John, McArdle )
Placed
Dividend : $2.50
Good run last start just unable to catch the winner who is a very smart filly. She has a good gate will do no work during the running.
Longer Odds
ROYAL BLUE, WHITE EPAULETTES, STRIPED CAP
2 Khulaasa   F: 218X9
  B(1) W(57)
 ( J-  Jordan Childs )
Run last start was better than it reads on paper. Didn't get all favours up the straight. Good draw if she gets clear running she will give them a shake.

Remarks

Even line up of Fillies
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Can Anjana keep her unbeaten record

Results

Race Dividends
Win 1 $ 7.30
Place1 1 $ 2.10
Place2 8 $ 2.50
Place3 3 $ 5.40
Quinella 1,8 $ 29.80
Trifecta 1:8:3 $ 377.60
First4 1:8:3:6 $ 5834.70

Betting Suggestions

Quaddies
R6 (1) Thrillster(4) Spanish Whisper (7) Anjana (8) Humma Humma
R7 (4) Mr Sneaky(5) Land of Plenty (7) Ozi Choice (11) Tulip (12) Iconoclasm
R8 (1) Hartnell(7) Night's Watch
R9 (3) Moss 'n' Dale(5) Divine Unicorn (9) Rhythm to Spare (12) Sopressa
Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 4, 7, 8
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 7 - STRATHMORE COMMUNITY BENDIGO BANK HCP STAKES LISTED
Time: 6:10 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $130000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
BLACK, WHITE STARS, WHITE AND PINK RIBBONS, BLACK AND WHITE STARS SLEEVES, WHITE AND PINK CUFFS
4 Mr Sneaky   F: 693X3
  B(1) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Jye McNeil )
Top run fresh up where he flashed home. He will take improvement from that. He will get back and will be flashing home.
Main Danger
NAVY
11 Tulip   F: 500X2
  B(7) W(54)
 ( J-  Regan Bayliss )
Nice run fresh up will take improvement. She should be near the speed and if she kicks away maybe hard to run down
Next Best
MAROON, WHITE STAR, WHITE AND MAROON STARS SLEEVES, WHITE AND MAROON STAR CAP
5 Land of Plenty   F: 311X2
  B(9) W(57)
 ( J-  Mark Zahra )
 ( T-  Darren, Weir )
Won
Dividends : $5.40 $2.00
Just missed behind Osbourne Bulls last start. Second up he will be fitter and wouldn't surprise if he runs over the top of these. Only concern is maybe 1200m is too short.
Include in Multis
RED, WHITE GATECRASHER
12 Iconoclasm   F: 11133
  B(3) W(54)
 ( J-  Michael Dee )
 ( T-  Darren, Weir )
Good run fresh up. Will take improvement second up which Darren Weirs horse usually do.
Longer Odds
ORANGE, PURPLE CHECKS
7 Ozi Choice   F: 81245
  B(8) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Harry Coffey )
 ( T-  Darren, Weir )
Has been freshened since running well before fading late July - Winner of 9 so has ability to be in the finish

Remarks

Open race be interesting where the Favorited runners sit in the running
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Osbourne Bulls looks like he can go right to the too

Results

Race Dividends
Win 5 $ 5.40
Place1 5 $ 2.00
Place2 6 $ 3.40
Place3 13 $ 3.30
Quinella 5,6 $ 32.40
Trifecta 5:6:13 $ 654.20
First4 5:6:13:4 $ 2795.90

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
4, 5, 7, 11, 12
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 8 - DATO' TAN CHIN NAM STAKES WFA
Time: 6:50 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $272000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
ROYAL BLUE
1 Hartnell   F: 304X2
  B(9) W(59)
 ( J-  Craig Williams )
Top run fresh up where he run second in the Lawrence Stakes. Form from that race has been good. James Cummings has decided to keep him fresh. WFA conditions suit him.
Main Danger
NAVY BLUE AND GOLD HOOPS, WHITE SLEEVES AND CAP
7 Night's Watch   F: 41X21
  B(5) W(59)
 ( J-  John Allen )
 ( T-  Darren, Weir )
Placed
Dividend : $1.60
Looks like he is going to be a very good horse. Won very easy last start. John Allen gets on with him well. First time at WFA is a concern.
Next Best
EMERALD GREEN, ROYAL BLUE SLEEVES, RED CAP
9 Bonneval   F: 1160X
  B(8) W(57)
 ( J-  Regan Bayliss )
Won this race last year. Class mare who hasn't raced since the Caulfield Cup which is a concern but has had a trial to prepare.
Include in Multis
YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE V AND CAP
11 Hiyaam   F: 312X6
  B(10) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Michael Dee )
 ( T-  Mick, Price )
Worked home well last start over 1519m. Stable has high hopes for this horse and will be working home again. 1600m maybe too short for her.
Longer Odds
ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW CHEVRONS, RED AND YELLOW STARS SLEEVES, RED AND YELLOW STARS CAP
4 Odeon   F: 27X34
  B(1) W(59)
WFA conditions doesn't look to suit but both runs this campaign have been good. He is fit and will be able to be ridden up on the speed.

Remarks

Looks like a proven performer vs an up and comer.
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Could be a good day in Melbourne for Godolphin

Results

Race Dividends
Win 3 $ 19.50
Place1 3 $ 4.40
Place2 6 $ 3.70
Place3 7 $ 1.60
Quinella 3,6 $ 166.90
Trifecta 3:6:7 $ 1994.10
First4 3:6:7:1 $ 4329.90

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 4, 7, 9, 11
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 9 - POWERFLO SOLUTIONS CRAIG OPIE CUP HANDICAP
Time: 7:30 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $130000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
ROYAL BLUE AND WHITE CHECKS, RED SLEEVES AND CAP
12 Sopressa   F: 711X8
  B(8) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Harry Coffey )
 ( T-  Darren, Weir )
Hit the line good fresh up will be fitter for that. Last campaign she won the Schweppes Oaks. She looks like she has come back better as a 4 year old.
Main Danger
RED, BLACK STRIPES, STARS SLEEVES, STAR CAP
5 Divine Unicorn   F: 13311
  B(5) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Dwayne Dunn )
 ( T-  Matthew, Dunn )
Got a good winning record. Winning 5 from only 9 starts. He had a good winter up in Queensland winning the Tatts Cup. Has had a good win when winning fresh up since. Second up suits.
Next Best
PURPLE, WHITE 3, HOT PINK AND BLACK STRIPED SLEEVES AND CAP
3 Moss 'n' Dale   F: 16243
  B(3) W(60)
Won
Dividends : $6.40 $2.30
Fit and racing well. Got a good draw will put himself near the speed. Taking 3kgs off with Jack Martin is an assist who has won on the horse in the past.
Include in Multis
NAVY BLUE, GOLD LIGHTNING BOLT, GOLD AND WHITE ARMBANDS, GOLD CAP
9 Rhythm to Spare   F: 54025
  B(15) W(58)
Top run last start he hit the line well. He is fit and racing well. Wide gate is a concern
Longer Odds
CERISE, LILAC CROSS, LILAC SLEEVES, CERISE STARS, QUARTERED CAP
7 Northwest Passage   F: 119X4
  B(13) W(58)
 ( J-  Zac Spain (a2) )
Good run first up after a long break. Was only beaten 3 lengths for fourth behind two fit horses which are racing well. Got a wide draw which isn't ideal but will work forward and should strip fitter today.

Remarks

Open field in the last of the day.
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Sopressa looks a solid winning hope in the last

Results

Race Dividends
Win 3 $ 6.40
Place1 3 $ 2.30
Place2 6 $ 4.40
Place3 13 $ 3.40
Place6 2,5,6/2,5,6/1,3,8/5,6,13/3,6,7 $ 88.50
Quinella 3,6 $ 41.10
Trifecta 3:6:13 $ 465.90
First4 3:6:13:5 $ 2667.90
Double 3/3 $ 117.70
DBL conc 3/6 $ 100.90
Treble 5/3/3 $ 665.70
Quaddie 1/5/3/3 $ 5762.00

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
3, 5, 7, 9, 12
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%