Another cracking weekend of racing awaits, with Rosehill and Ballarat the entree for a huge evening at Ascot in WA.
The Melbourne and Sydney cards look wide open, with plenty of value on offer for punters.
Both tracks are currently rated a Good 4, however Ballarat has a few showers forecast in the lead-up, so keep an eye on how that plays out.
The rail returns to the true position at Rosehill and the track has played evenly in recent weeks, so expect much of the same.
At Ballarat, the rail is out 3m from the 600m to the winning post, and in the true for the rest. The long straight will allow all runners their chance.
Free racing tips from Michael Gannon
Rosehill Race 3 Tip #5Slow Burn $8.50
Competed in Group company throughout her last preparation and looks well suited down in grade here.
She has impressed in two recent trials, running a solid fourth in her latest where she ran through the line with stablemate Seasons. That runner then put her rivals to the sword in her first-up run last week, which suggests Slow Burn will give this a shake.
Trainer Les Bridge has opted for the experienced Tim Clark to ride, which is a big push for the mare's chances.
With a strong first-up record and speed map favours, it won't surprise to see Slow Burn running over the top of them late.
Rosehill Race 5 Tip #3 Smartedge $6
The team Snowden gelding impressed in a recent trial and looks ready to fly first-up.
With a strong first-up record, there is no doubt he'll be primed for this and the stable have signalled their intentions by booking leading jockey James McDonald.
Drawn perfectly in barrier four, McDonald will sit a few pairs back off a hot pace, before peeling wide and flying at them late.