Flemington - Race 4 No. 2 Heart Of Puissance ($2.35)
Doomben - Race 5 No. 1 Paradee ($3.40)
Doomben - Race 7 No. 5 Zaaki ($2.60)
Doomben - Race 9 No. 2 Bargain ($4.20)
Flemington - Race 9 No. 12 Zachaz ($4.40)
Total odds combined $383.90
Read the reasons for our selections:
Flemington - Race 4 No. 2 Heart Of Puissance
HEART OF PUISSANCE looks the best bet of the day after his awesome Warrnambool Cup run when probably proving the stiffest horse over the carnival (as he usually is). Jamie Kah now hops aboard which we know is the ultimate gear change for horses who struggle to win as often as they should, so confident that she will get the best out of him. He is stacked with ability and over this trip, has the versatility to settle a pair closer forward than usual. He is on the Persan track from last year, looking onwards to the Melbourne Cup.
Doomben - Race 5 No. 1 Paradee
PARADEE is the class of this race, putting together three wins on end, which resulted in a fourth placing in the Australian Cup. She now comes back into work after a short let-up, so she must be a mare that does not spell that well in the paddock. Barrier 10 makes things a little awkward for her, but without an abundance of pace here, she should be able to slot in behind Greysful Glamour or sit outside that mare if she does decide to walk in front.
Doomben - Race 7 No. 5 Zaaki
ZAAKI should be putting Group One win number one on the board here after an excellent prep that has led to his favouritism in this event. He was very good in the Doncaster at a monster price before peaking late at Randwick. He was backed off the map in the Hollindale and won accordingly, looking as if fourth-up and over 2000m, we are going to see a WFA beast in the making. Might be worth a spec in the Cox Plate if you can get a price as well.
Doomben - Race 9 No. 2 Bargain
BARGAIN brings the ATC Oaks formlines to this race, where she was only just over a length from Hungry Heart. Back to 2000m is ideal off a five week break, and this class of race is not even close to that of what she has been competing in. She is going to be a horse that improves into her four-year-old prep as well, so I do not think the stable would risk giving her too big of a prep if she was not ready for it.
Flemington - Race 9 No. 12 Zachaz
Pretty keen on ZACHAZ here after a great first-up run at Caulfield where he rocketed home from the back to finish third to Blue Ocean and subsequent winner Excelman. Jamie Kah takes the mount and second-up is when we see the best from this horse with two wins from three starts next to his name. I like him staying at the 1800m off a four-week break, and the good ground will only increase his chances.