THERE’S a distinct smell of Autumn Carnival creeping into the racing caper with dual-state Group racing set down for this Saturday.
Our traders have picked out their five best bets from Caulfield, Doomben and Rosehill. You can get set on either fixed odds or GOAT SP – Australia’s best tote product – at TopBetta.
Caulfield R6#3 SNITTY KITTY @ $2.00
Punters have dived into Snitty Kitty for her Autumn return in the W.J. Adams. She’s won five of her last seven (with two seconds), loves racing from the chute at her home track and will race on pace, likely crucial with the 9m rail. Can head into the Oakleigh Plate as a last-start winner from this.
Caulfield R8#9 I DID IT AGAIN @ $5.50
Ran the quinella with Bandipur at this venue in his first two career starts, with a win and then a tough second when wide and on-pace. That took it out of him in the Blue Sapphire and he was immediately tipped out. The map suggests a gun run awaits him in the Manfred and D Oliver has been booked to ride.
Doomben R5#2 STELLA OMBRA @ $5.50
Solid but unspectacular in his last two starts over 1050m at Doomben, Stella Ombra will be looking for a repeat of last prep when the step up to 1200m allowed him to show his best. He maps for a perfect stalking run and looks an excellent bet at $5.50.
Rosehill R4#7 FLOW @ $2.15
Flow came through some strong form lines when dominating on pace over 1400m at Randwick last start. His record at Rosehill isn’t as good but both tries there this prep have been outstanding efforts and he looks likely to control the race again here. Should win.
Rosehill R7#8 ADDICTIVE NATURE @ $3.40
Addictive Nature looks the ‘map horse’ in the feature likely to lob straight behind co-leaders Global Glamour and Memes. His recent trials have been impressive and he looks to have a sharp turn of foot. He can sprint well fresh and win this one.