Grafton R7 – Thunderbolt Final 350m
With $75k to the winner, the Thunderbolt Final looks a terrific race. INTEGRITY MATE (1) is airborne at the moment with five wins in a row including his last two over the 350m at Grafton. He just needs to jump with his rivals to prove too strong in the run home from box 1. VAMOOSE (9) gets a run from box 4 and is the fastest beginner in the race. If he pings the lids he can get out to a lead and is the knockout chance at nice odds.
Albion Park R7 – Open 395m
HOPE’S KING (7) has won his last two over the 395m and has 10 wins over the trip in total at a better than 50% strike rate. The $3+ on offer looks well over the odds. I’m on! SLEEK FURY (1) put in an improved run last start and has drawn perfectly. He looks like the danger.
Tip: HOPE’S KING @ $3.20
Sale R12 – Veterans 440m
PIRATES PATCH (1) recorded a hattrick of wins recently before finishing a close 4th at Geelong last start. She has three wins and four placings from seven runs around the Sale circuit and is drawn to hold the lead. She will be the one to catch. DREAM WIZARD (6) will jump as a short-priced favourite and was placed in Group 2 company earlier this year. Down in class, he is a “graded certainty”, BUT has been a long way behind the winners in his recent runs. I’m happy to bet around him.