With the proper Group 1’s coming next weekend and a couple of lead ups already under the bridge I thought it was an appropriate time to look at the future races coming up and possible pre post bets. Will be back on the weekend with a look at the feature races and selections. But first a look at the upcoming majors, I am looking for horses that I see as value as we need to take in the possibility they head elsewhere, form falls away or even possible injuries. No use taking $5.00 or $6.00 about a horse when you could get close to that on raceday.
Golden Rose 22.09.2018
$15.00 Zousain- Like these colts that have wintered in Brisbane and this bloke had a great prep up there. Narrowly beaten by his stable mate in the G1 JJ Atkins, his 2 trials this time in have been sensational. Feel he will halve in price after his debut in the next couple of weeks.
Epsom Handicap 29.09.2018
Youngstar $34.00- Chris Waller highlighted that this would be the race he would aim his 4yo mare at this prep. Have some reserves about her having the toe at 1600m G1 level but she is a possible star and Waller knows what is needed to win an Epso. Feel she can give this a shake onto better (Melbourne) races
Victoria Derby 03.11.2018
Botti $21.00- Murray Baker and Andrew Foresman have another promising 3yo staying type on their hands here in the Jakkalberry x Lioness colt. I believe the Lioness family is some of the best bloodlined in NZ with throw backs to Lion Tamer, Let Me Roar, My Blue Denim and Harris Tweed. Just the one start in NZ for one win but aim is the Derby in November.
VRC Oaks 08.11.2018
Rubira $34.00– Another Baker & Foresman 3yo but a filly this time. Didn’t look overly special as a 2yo until thrown in the deep end at Listed level over 1600m. Duly saluted and the team decided this race was the aim. Only a small bet here as all exposed form is on very heavy track and want to see her do it on the dry before committing.
Melbourne Cup 06.11.2018
Hamada $21.00– Little bit of the price is gone now after his impressive win last week but I still feel Hamada is the one for me a fair way out. Runs on pace with a good turn of foot in the astute Charlie Appleby yard who I feel is just a matter of time before he wins a Melbourne Cup. This horse should get in with around 54kg- 55kg and that looks a perfect weight.