Best Bet | Race 3 #9 Count Da Beans
Formerly with the Michael Costa yard, this 3yo is now in the care of Tony Gollan who is having his second start with the son of Spill The Beans. Costa thought enough of this bloke to send him around in the G2 Champagne Classic at his second start, where he failed despite being right in the market on what was a tricky day with rain marring the meeting. He’s since had one run back this preparation, running second behind Yellow Brick. The form is stacking up around that galloper and Count Da Beans should’ve finished much closer had Jimmy Orman followed the winner through on the turn. He should get a nice run one-out, one-back and will get through the wet track, evidenced by his demolition debut win on a heavy surface.
Next Best | Race 5 #8 Fetch
A talented mare racing in great fashion and looks to have found a very suitable race here. She has been one of the best backed horses on the program in early markets, but expect her to get back closer to the $3 mark come race time. She handles soft or heavy ground and should’ve won her last two starts. Two starts ago she was tightened for room up the inside at Doomben behind Proper Rouge (good form) and at her last run she would’ve ran down Gemelon Bolt in another stride. She’s drawn out which is where you’ll want to be after the forecast rain.
Best Each-Way | Race 9 #7 At Witz End
A galloper who always flies under the radar, but his stats suggests he’s a big chance here and way over the odds at near $20. He’s only missed the place once from four goes at this track, and that includes two wins. He also loves wet ground, having missed the place once from five goes on heavy. He’s deep into his preparation now and rock hard fit. Honest galloper who should be in the finish.