Ballarat - Race 3 No. 1 Shelby Cobra ($1.45)
Ballarat - Race 7 No. 3 Right You Are ($2.70)
Sunshine Coast - Race 4 No. 7 Totally Charmed ($4)
Sunshine Coast - Race 6 No. 8 Bleu Zebra ($3.10)
Kembla Grange - Race 7 No. 7 Dawn Passage ($4.60)
Ballarat - Race 3 No. 1 Shelby Cobra
SHELBY COBRA looks the best bet of the day coming off the back of a high rating win in the Springtime Stakes at Flemington over this trip. Although I am not convinced he runs it out super strong, this is not a very strong race and he should prove the best horse here.
Sunshine Coast - Race 4 No. 7 Totally Charmed
Totally Charmed would've been a moral first-up as Stephanie Thornton struggled to get him out behind a wall of runners, however, after spotting a gap in the final furlong, exploded to an easy victory in the end.
It was an impressive return from the Steven O’Dea and Mathew Hoystead trained six-year-old, following up his strong trial behind Jami Lady.
A consistent son of I Am Invincible who hasn’t missed the quinella in his last four runs, Totally Charmed boasts an ominous record of four wins from six starts at the Sunshine Coast and drops 2.5kg off his first-up win.
Drawn to sit back and stalk a hot tempo from barrier ten, Totally Charmed looks perfectly placed to unleash his devastating turn-of-foot.
Sunshine Coast - Race 6 No. 8 Bleu Zebra
In a fantastic race over 1000m for the three-year-old’s leading into the summer carnival, Tony Gollan looks to have a promising filly on his hands by the name of Bleu Zebra.
A trial star last preparation when winning eight-lengths, the daughter of I Am Invincible brained her opposition on debut, with Baylee Nothdurft barely touching her down the straight.
After going down as a very short-priced favourite in her second start, Gollan put her way for the summer and has since returned with eye-catching performance at the trials, winning over 800m in the quickest time of the morning.
Ben Thompson was aboard in her in that trial and climbs aboard on Saturday, where from barrier six he can take a sit behind the speed as the best bet of the day.
Ballarat - Race 7 No. 3 Right You Are
RIGHT YOU ARE looks hard to beat after a great run first-up at Flemington, where he was heavily backed, even though co-trainer Mick Price openly stated that he did not think he would win. Second-up with the run under the belt, he looks set to peak and carry on that strong form that she showed us over the winter.
Kembla Grange - Race 7 No. 7 Dawn Passage
This Waterhouse & Bott-trained entire has the best platform for this feature as he is one of the very few that hasn't been knocked around by a big spring and as we saw in the autumn, the peak performances came a little deeper into his preparation which started with a big win in the Hawkesbury Guineas.
Dawn Passage can count himself a little unlucky not to have taken out the Golden Rose where he was covering ground and after being forced for home early, was only reeled in by a pair of gun wet trackers in Colette and Icebath whereas he is far adept on firmer going.
If there's a query, it's perhaps a strongly run mile although he was three-wide throughout when exploding third-up last campaign over 1400m and from barrier one under Tim Clark who stayed aboard for a recent tick-over trial, he'll get every chance to run it out.