Caulfield - Race 2 No. 10 Excelman ($2.10)
Gold Coast - Race 5 No. 3 Ranch Hand ($2.70)
Morphettville - Race 5 No. 7 Applachian ($2.80)
Caulfield - Race 6 No. 1 Blazejowski ($4.20)
Morphettville - Race 8 No. 1 Cherry Tortoni ($2.10)
Total odds combined $140.02
Read the reasons for our selections:
Caulfield - Race 2 No. 10 Excelman
EXCELMAN is the one ready to win in this race, a horse with a nice turn of foot when right. He ran a great second placing last start at this track in what looks a handy race on paper and now with the addition of Jamie Kah, up to a mile and a quarter from a good gate, this cements his spot as the best bet of the day.
Gold Coast - Race 5 No. 3 Ranch Hand
This galloper started single figures in a Magic Millions Classic, running a game fifth behind Shaquero where of course we know there has been a few subsequent winners out of the race.
He was dominant on debut at Warwick Farm before going under at a very short quote in the start prior to the Millions.
This is not a ridiculously strong race, so going with the horse with the runs on the board in strong grade and the one who looks to have the most class.
Morphettville - Race 5 No. 7 Applachian
If APPLACHIAN can ever put it all together, he'll be competing against much stronger company, but he's been his own worst enemy over 11 starts with his manners and racing pattern. Resuming on March 6, he was the only runner to make ground and win on that program before rattling home for third on April 10. Kept on the fresh side, this gelding is too good for this lot if he's in the mood.
Caulfield - Race 6 No. 1 Blazejowski
BLAZEJOWSKI must carry the big weight, but does have classes on this lot at his best. He is a gun fresh with three wins from five goes, and last prep was fifth in a Group One CF Orr, so there is no doubting he is the best horse in this race. If he is fit and ready to go, pencil his name down with a one next to his name.
Morphettville - Race 8 No. 1 Cherry Tortoni
The ratings show CHERRY TORTONI as comfortably the class runner and under the conditions, would be about best weighted horse in the country on Saturday. After he arguably should've won the Australian Guineas, this gelding was back in a farcically run Alister Clark before encountering a leader-biased track at Rosehill. Providing there's no savage bias up front, he should be winning.