Flemington - Race 1 No. 3 Aysar ($2)
Doomben - Race 4 No. 6 Ruuca ($3)
Rosehill - Race 5 No. 12 Macroura ($3.70)
Doomben - Race 6 No. 1 The Harrovian ($2.60)
Rosehill - Race 7 No.1 Gytrash ($2.70)
Total odds combined $155.84
Flemington - Race 1 No. 3 Aysar
AYSAR looks the best bet of the day after his Guineas second placing, getting to the big flat track of Flemington.
He should have CROSSHAVEN covered who he beat home in the Guineas, so expect him to settle in the box seat and explode through, as Dalasan did in the same event last year. He is destined for much bigger and better things.
Doomben - Race 4 No. 6 Ruuca
Gelded since we last saw him, Ruuca is extremely well placed as he returns first-up for the Trent and Toby Edmonds yard.
On this day 12 months ago, the four-year-old son of Rubick was challenging the countries top three-year-olds in the Coolmore Stud Stakes, and although he was outclassed that day, steps back to his home state in Queensland where he has trialled extremely well leading into this race.
Recording easy wins in both of his trials over 1000m, Ruuca travelled much more tractably in both runs, responding immediately when asked by Robbie Fradd in his latest.
Already boasting a win from his only start on a heavy track, Ruuca is drawn perfectly to stalk the speed just off the rail as the best bet of the day.
Rosehill - Race 5 No. 12 Macroura
The Maher & Eustace-trained MACROURA returns for her second campaign after recording a hat-trick of victories to start her career and despite going around as a well-respected $7 chance in the Group One JJ Atkins, had come to the end of her preparation despite still finishing seventh of 18.
She was coming off wet tracks and onto a Good 3 that day whilst she resumes here on a heavy track with just 54.5kg on her back courtesy of the three-year-old fillies' allowance. Macroura has trialled up twice, which included a sharp piece of work behind the smart Written Beauty and whilst her opposition are more seasoned, she might just simply be better than this lot.
Doomben - Race 6 No. 1 The Harrovian
The North Queenslander has developed a well earned reputation as an iron horse since arriving up north, boasting eight consecutive wins and 11 from his last 13.
Making his Brisbane metropolitan debut four weeks ago over 1400m at Eagle Farm, he bravely held off Phantom Falcon who entered the race on the back of two dominant victories, and the hot race favourite Desert Lord.
Drawn to once again land in the perfect spot one off the rail behind the leaders, the Stephen Massingham trained seven-year-old gelding has seen a heavy track on one occasion, recording a dominant victory by just under three-lengths carrying 65.5kg.
A horse boasting an extremely impressive record and is also proven carrying weight on a wet track, The Harrovian looks well placed stepping up to the mile.
Rosehill - Race 7 No.1 Gytrash
There's little doubt that GYTRASH is the best horse in this race (arguably the best sprinter in Australia too with Classique Legend now gone) and although no match for a brilliant winner in The Everest, showed his customary fight to grab yet another feature podium finish.
Given a hard run 1200m has been a slight query in recent times, that issue seemingly presents itself further at 1300m albeit you're doing well to find something that jumps off the page to beat him in this line-up. His best performance at six furlongs was on a Soft 7 with 59kg which resulted in a soft victory. He looks the obvious and that might just be the case.