Ladbrokes MDN/CL1 Tips (Race 2)
Launceston Value Bet - Race 2 No. 3 Look To The Future
By Nostradamus and out of a half-sister to three-time Group One winner Spinning Hill, Look To The Future is a lightly raced type that following a pair of placings to begin his career, won his Maiden in fine style at Devonport last August and was tipped out after pulling up lame the start following.
Inconvenienced on return when beaten just under two lengths, this three-year-old was five weeks between runs on January 16 in a strong effort from the rear via a leader-dominated race and followed that two and a half-length defeat on January 27 where again, he's left himself with too much to do.
With a recent tick-over trial, a low draw and Kyle Maskiell taking 1.5kg off with the claim, we want to see them be a little more positive over this longer journey and in a thin race, he's a good each-way chance with a few more favours in transit.
Armidale Stud Sydeston Night Cup Tips (Race 6)
Launceston Each-Way Bet - Race 6 No. 4 Ethical Dilemma
It's hard to see a few of these turning the tables on the short favourite Supalopo which could very well make this a race of two between he and this five-year-old, so leaning the way of Ethical Dilemma on an each-way basis.
The son of Shamus Award has been a very consistent galloper since joining the Peter Luttrell stable who worked through the lower grades with this gelding in 2019 and while he hasn't won since June last year, has recorded seven top three finishes, many of which in deeper races to what he finds here.
Dropping down to the 54kg minimum for his second attempt over this staying journey, his best chance at toppling Supalopo could very well lie with jockey Troy Baker making use of the better gate early and ideally have the favourite working.
Examiner/Launceston Travel & Cruise Fashions on the Field Oaks Day Benchmark 84 Hcp Tips (Race 8)
Launceston Best Bet - Race 8 No. 1 Balearic
While he has to spot weight to all of his rivals in the last from Launceston, off an unlucky second-up attempt when heavily supported late ($4.60-$2.60), this gelding arguably should be the favourite in this event over Easy Road who has been plain in his last two efforts in weaker grade.
Considering the 1100m is far too short Balearic, it was a definite pass mark first-up when diving through to grab third behind Liffeybeau (won in this grade last Friday) and Blaze Forth, who beat Group One winner Mystic Journey at his next start before placing at Listed level last Sunday.
The son of Smart Missile was caught on heels at a key stage last start whereas Mystical Pursuit and The Master Speed were both winding up in the run home, but he was only half a length away on the line with a massive five length space to the next runner home and strips fitter now third-up.