Doomben - Race 3 No. 13 Miami Fleiss ($1.80)
Caulfield - Race 3 No. 7 Turaath ($2.15)
Kembla Grange - Race 4 No. 2 Mankayan ($3.40)
Caulfield - Race 4 No. 1 Artorius ($3.10)
Kembla Grange - Race 9 No. 6 Andermatt ($3)
Total odds combined $122.37
Read the reasons for our selections:
Doomben - Race 3 No. 13 Miami Fleiss
I am a big fan of this lightly raced mare who put her first two career wins on the board before striking a heavy track which was a forgive job. First-up she did enough over 1050m, and will be much better suited back to good ground and up to 1200m, which she won at so dominantly last prep. Natural improvement will see her hard to beat, and although she price is not attractive, any type of odds boost will see her above even money.
Caulfield - Race 3 No. 7 Turaath
TURAATH dominated last start at Flemington, beating some handy mares in the process. She rolled to the pace and just kept running under the urges of McNeil who will ride again today. The five-year-old only needs to show up in that form to win this with some other handy gallopers in the race fresh and will not have her race fitness. Best bet of the day.
Kembla Grange - Race 4 No. 2 Mankayan
MANKAYAN was impossible to miss in his Australian debut behind a handy D'aguilar at Flemington, with his final 200m rating well for that August 21 card. A big and long striding import, this is a much easier race and the step up to 2000m is ideal. Weight rises can be overrated for the Europeans in these lower Benchmarks and this looks extremely winnable, especially if they're blending in out wider.
Caulfield - Race 4 No. 1 Artorius
ARTORIUS returns, one of the two three-year-olds we have been waiting to see this spring. He was the Blue Diamond winner over this track/trip and was awesome in the Slipper when on his wrong leg the whole way. He has the potential to explode onto the scene this spring, but what I can't believe is the price available. The market has him pegged as a miler (which he will be), but his best win has come at this trip? Class should prevail.
Kembla Grange - Race 9 No. 6 Andermatt
ANDERMATT was Stakes-placed as in the autumn behind Wild Ruler and that followed a fresh win on a Heavy 8 over Vulpine who won at Group level via her next outing. A lightly raced Godolphin galloper that returns as a gelding, he worked comfortably when trialling at Hawkesbury on Monday without the blinkers, which go back on for race day. This looks a nice starting point over the 1000m.