Randwick - Race 2 No. 4 Pinnacle Prince ($1.80)
Gold Coast - Race 3 No. 1 Finance Tycoon ($2.25)
Flemington - Race 3 No. 4 White Hibiscus ($2.05)
Randwick - Race 8 No. 6 Sacramento ($5)
Flemington - Race 9 No. 4 China Affair ($8)
Total odds combined $332.10
Read our reasons below:
Randwick - Race 2 No. 4 Pinnacle Prince
You're doing pretty well to get PINNACLE PRINCE beat here who was outstanding in that return run on Boxing Day where he was the only galloper to break 34 seconds (for the last 600m) on that Randwick program (33.64) when rattling home from the rear.
Following a debut win that rated very well for the July 20 program from Scone, he was runner-up to his subsequent Kosciuszko winning stable mate It's Me on August 22 in another event that stacked up well for the card and she's at minimum stakes class. Draws kinder this time around and if the current form is at least held, he should win again.
Gold Coast - Race 3 No. 1 Finance Tycoon
The Maribyrnong Plate winner returns first-up from a strong trial and looks very hard to beat in preparation for next weeks Magic Millions 2YO Classic.
After a strong debut behind General Beau, the blinkers were applied for his career start number two for an immediate effect, taking out the Maribyrnong Plate over Ingratiating.
Running quicker time than the three-year-old's on Melbourne Cup day, the Lindsey Park trained colt by Written Tycoon was able to put a gap on his rivals that day and produced a strong trial win against the older horses in preparation for this.
Luke Nolen has made the trip up to Queensland to ride Finance Tycoon and boasting terrific gate speed, will be extremely hard to beat as the best bet of the day.
Flemington - Race 3 No. 4 White Hibiscus
WHITE HIBISCUS recorded a very soft win at Sandown last start with Lane in the saddle, where she settled midfield with some decent speed in the race. Even though the race was run to suit, she was untouched to the line and now getting to Flemington will only suit the big action. Lane has hopped off Part Time Lover to ride the mare.
Randwick Race 8 No. 6 Sacramento
It was hard not be impressed with the brave Boxing Day return of SACRAMENTO who worked wide throughout that 1800m contest and was still clearly the pick of the on-paced brigade for an eventual third-placed finish, putting two lengths on the next runner home in the process.
The concern is now whether the flat one comes second-up off such an effort, especially with longer trips in mind later this preparation, but the 2020 St Leger winner was a second-up winner last time in off the same break following a huge Maiden victory and draws kinder in four.
Flemington - Race 9 No. 4 China Affair
CHINA AFFAIR comes out of a very strong form race first-up, running second to Sword Of Mercy in the day's fastest last 200m. Sword Of Mercy has since come out and won again while the fifth placed horse, Causeway Girl, was runner-up last week. With Damian Lane on, he looks a solid each-way bet to finish off the day.