Eagle Farm - Race 1 No. 3 Igor ($2.45)
Moonee Valley - Race 1 No. 6 Victoria Star ($1.95)
Randwick - Race 3 No. 7 Kordia ($2.20)
Moonee Valley - Race 4 No. 4 Brooklyn Hustle ($2.60)
Randwick - Race 7 No. 2 Inanup ($4)
Total odds combined $109.30
Read the reasons for our selections:
Eagle Farm - Race 1 No. 3 Igor
This Kacy Fogden-trained gelding was massive last start at Ipswich when making a stack of ground from last on the turn at Ipswich.
Jumping sharply in trip from 1200m to 1666m that day, the son of Holy Roman Emperor settled at the rear of the field, rattling home in 34.4s for the last 600m.
Start before that, he was very impressive first-up at the Gold Coast when settling closer to the speed from a good draw.
In the small field of five, Andrew Mallyon takes the ride and from barrier two, can stalk the favourite wherever he goes and launch late as the best bet at Eagle Farm.
Moonee Valley - Race 1 No. 6 Victoria Star
Short but sweet this gelding looks in the opening race.
He was tremendous four weeks ago, on a pace bias track where he was five weeks between runs, stepping up from 1400m to 1600m.
He comes into this mile event with the mile run under his belt and some of the strongest winter form lines in Victoria.
The track of Moonee Valley seems to hold a bit of give in it which suits this horse if the track comes up in the good range.
His last run on a good track was at Caulfield, where he ran third behind Heptagon who would be as short as this horse is in this race.
If not him, the race looks open, but we are confident that Victoria Star can kick us off as a winner as the best bet of the card.
Randwick - Race 3 No. 7 Kordia
It wasn't an easy July 11 program at Rosehill to make ground in out wide and this gelding ran a race fastest last 600m of 34.91 to run into an eventual fourth as a beaten favourite.
Prior to that he was first-up after more than 12 months off on June 27 and produced straight away to record a soft victory in what was good time for that card.
His 34.06 last 600m was only bettered on the card by his stable mate's in Roheryn who flashed home to win the Benchmark 94 earlier on the program and was unlucky not to back that up in last Saturday's July Sprint when rattling home again.
The step up to 1300 metres looks very favourable for Kordia who plummets in the weights to 52kg (2.5kg frop from last start) and sprinting hard late with that advantage on a wet track, he can bounce back as the best bet at Randwick.
Moonee Valley - Race 4 No. 4 Brooklyn Hustle
This filly is by far the best horse in the race but is yet to produce a run as strong as the first win of her career at this track.
Thsi is the first time she sees Moonee Valley since the day she beat Yes Yes Yes, and has had a quiet jumpout in preparation for the race.
The 1000m suits, as does the expected hot pace from Iknewshewasmine, Fill The Flute and A Good Yarn.
Barrier four looks favourable and looking back on last preps first-up performance against much stronger company, she was brilliant when fifth in the Poseidon Stakes, making up ground against the pattern of the day.
Randwick - Race 7 No. 2 Inanup
This Jarrod Austin-trained gelding always seems to sneak under the radar but with seven wins including a last start second-up victory, he's very well placed to go back-to-back here (won third-up on heavy going last time in).
He safely had the measure of Prime Candidate in that July 11 victory and was soft on the line for a one length victory with that runner-up placing again last week behind Poetic Charmer who was getting home for third in that same race on July 11.
The 2.5kg penalty from his last win in this same grade has been offset by the 3kg claim of Brock Ryan and with the apprentice engaged, he finds himself dropping half a kilo in a field that is a little weaker if anything.
The last Randwick outing for Inanup resulted in a narrow runner-up to Roheryn (class above anything here) when out bobbed on the line and in that same race, he defeated a subsequent group two winner in Dawn Dawn.