Doomben - Race 2 No. 1 Isotope ($1.90)
Flemington - Race 5 No. 2 Pondus ($2.50)
Doomben - Race 7 No. 5 Desert Lord ($2.20)
Flemington - Race 8 No. 9 Arcadia Queen ($3.20)
Rosehill - Race 9 No. 3 Intrepidacious ($3.50)
Total Combined Odds $117.04
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Doomben - Race 2 No. 1 Isotope
Stepping out for the first time since the JJ Atkins, Isotope was Queensland's second best two-year-old behind Rothfire and can return to the winners circle first-up.
A speedy Deep Field filly from the Tony Gollan yard, Isotope made headlines when thrashing her opposition by ten-lengths on debut before easing to another dominant win second-up, with both wins rating through the roof.
Stepping up in class for her third start, she split two of the country's best three-year-old sprinters in Wild Ruler and Rothfire, before failing to run out the trip in the JJ Atkins over 1400m.
A sharp filly with the gate speed to cross from her wide draw, Isotope regains the services of Baylee Nothdurft and can return a winner into her three-year-old year.
Flemington - Race 5 No. 2 Pondus
A great lineup for the Queen Elizabeth that sees PONDUS head the market. He was very unlucky not to have won the Bendigo Cup after having been inconvenienced around the first bend, losing a length or two. The final margin was a short head, so that was the difference between a win and a loss.
Doomben - Race 7 No. 5 Desert Lord
Despite going down as a short priced favourite at Eagle Farm last start, the David Vandyke trained gelding looks well placed to make amends for that loss and return to the winners circle at Doomben.
After going down narrowly to The Harrovian last start, who has since franked the form with another victory, David Vandyke stated that it all didn't go to plan that day, with the six-year-old by High Chaparral not handling the concrete Eagle Farm track, but also would have raced better if provided more cover for longer.
Stephanie Thornton takes the ride after Ryan Maloney's suspension, and drawn barrier eight she will land midfield with cover and look to blend into the race, saving Desert Lord's booming turn of foot for late.
After going down as hot favourite last start, Desert Lord can make amends in his first look at Doomben as the best bet of the day.
Flemington - Race 7 No. 9 Arcadia Queen
ARCADIA QUEEN was enormous in the Cox Plate considering she is not at her best on shorty surfaces. With a good track again expected, getting back to Flemington is a big tick and the Cox Plate is the ultimate form for this. Is she the best mare in Australia?
Rosehill - Race 9 No. 3 Intrepidacious
Although technically up in grade a little, I'm not sure this is necessarily much harder for INTREPIDACIOUS who's back against her own sex and only goes up half a kilo off what was her most dominant display to date when giving her rivals a galloping lesson fresh on October 7 at Warwick Farm.
John O'Shea pulled the right rein in scratching her last week as she had drawn out whilst from barrier four in this assignment, Rachel King can dictate and run them into the ground again, providing she handles the conditions (didn't bother her early days). The October 19 tick-over trial was superb and keeping the runs spaced out could be the key to this mare.