Albion Park R5 – Queensland Distance Championship 710m
DAYS OF THUNDER (2) has four wins and two placings from his last six starts and can either lead or come from off the speed. He will be strong throughout and is the clear top pick. SUNBURST (4) continues to race well and will make the favourite earn his win. The pair look like spacing their rivals.
Sandown Park R7 – Victorian National Distance Final 715m
JARRICK BALE (3) has won his last two starts by a combined margin of 10+ lengths, showing terrific box manners on both occasions. He is a stayer with lots of talent and will only need to navigate his way around the track safely to get the prize. DRAKO BALE (8) is chasing a hat trick of wins and can lead from the pink box. He will give them something to catch.
Tip: JARRICK BALE @ $2.30
Sandown Park R8 – Victorian National Sprint Championship 515m
PHOTO MAN (3) put in a huge run to finish second last start from an awkward box and will appreciate drawing closer to the rails here. He was a Group 3 winner in Brisbane earlier this prep and can begin quickly. The $4+ on offer looks over the odds. ZIPPY TESLA (1) will jump a short-priced favourite despite being an ordinary beginner. I’m happy to oppose him in the expectation he will get crowded early. It should be an exciting race!