Randwick - Race 1 No. 2 Parksville ($3.50)
Eagle Farm - Race 2 No. 1 Finsceal ($3.10)
Moonee Valley - Race 4 No. 9 Degraves ($3.90)
Eagle Farm - Race 5 No. 2 Je Suis Belle ($2.60)
Randwick - Race 7 No. 7 Zaaki ($1.90)
Total odds combined $209.04
Read the reasons for our selections:
Randwick - Race 1 No. 2 Parksville
PARKSVILLE culminated his first prep with a winning hat-trick and resumed in a Metro 72 on August 4 where he just felt the pinch late on a strong speed in a race won by Nags To Riches (Stakes placed). Rolls forward, is the only runner in this Highway field coming out of a genuine city race and looks to be auditioning for a Kosciuszko berth here. He's the one to catch.
Eagle Farm - Race 2 No. 1 Finsceal
He was huge last start, chasing a hot speed but was right out the back of the field and looked the winner 150m from home, only to be nosed out by Release The Beans. He seems to be on an upwards trajectory after that effort so we did blackbook him to follow and he certainly looks to have found his right race. My only query was how much that tough run may have taken out of him, but a-okay then he will be hard to toss.
Moonee Valley - Race 4 No. 9 Degraves
DEGRAVES looks one of the better bets of the day for mine with some sort of query over the rest of the field. I am putting a cross through last start where he just did not look to handle a fast tempo off a break between runs, but now two things play to his favour; one being that he takes great benefit from the run and two, that there is not anywhere near as much speed predicted. He is drawn to box seat and with Alana Kelly on board, he carries just 51kg. Impossible to knock.
Eagle Farm - Race 5 No. 2 Je Suis Belle
I was really impressed with the win of this horse at the track and trip last start, and had the market support to go with her. She is hard fit and may have that slight edge over La Palmier who may still be a touch vulnerable second-up. She is putting together a super record and she has found another race that can add to her winning consistency.
Randwick - Race 7 No. 7 Zaaki
ZAAKI was super impressive over his last three runs via the Queensland Carnival, which included a seven-length Doomben Cup romp. Yes, he will improve off whatever he does on Saturday, but the price is warranted here as a current $4 Cox Plate favourite, with $2+ available here against mostly B and C Graders. If Zaaki is to win our best WFA features, then he should beat this lot over any trip.