What a day's racing we have coming up this weekend!
With a huge day at Caulfield featuring eight stakes races and some serious talent running around at Warwick Farm, it should be a cracker.
We are currently racing on a Good 4 at Caulfield, where the rail returns to the true position.
There are some showers forecast for Melbourne over the next 24hrs, so watch for any track downgrades. There was no bias there at all for last week's meeting, so expect another fair surface again on Saturday.
At Warwick Farm we are currently on a Good 4, with overcast conditions predicted for race day.
If the track remains in the Good range, you can expect on-pace runners to hold a slight edge.
Free racing tips from Matt Buckland
Below are my best early plays for Warwick Farm and Caulfield. If you would like to see all of my selections for Saturday's racing, you can access it here.
Warwick Farm Race 5 Tip #8 Fiesta $3.90
Looked absolutely airborne in her trials.
Her record of two wins and a third first-up proves that she flies fresh, and she looks to have come back better than ever here.
Look for jockey Glyn Schofield to ride the filly on-speed and from there, she will take some reeling in.
Warwick Farm Race 9 Tip #5 Sondelon $3.30
Was very good first-up running third behind second placed Dealmaker, who'll likely start favourite in the Group 2 Autumn Stakes.
He knocked up over the final 50m on that occasion, but with the run under his belt and a one from one record second-up, the writing is on the wall.
Jockey Tim Clark knows the horse very well, riding him to both his career wins.
Caulfield Race 5 Tip #6 Brazen Brando $8.50
This Brazen Beau colt was very unlucky first-up, putting in a promising run before being held up at a crucial point.
He then flew home in a meeting best split over the final 600m.
With clear running and an extra 100 metres here, he's a genuine winning chance.
Caulfield Race 6 Tip #6 Brooklyn Hustle $4.20
What a debut!
She was simply enormous in her first career start at Mooney Valley in December, absolutely flying home to win by 2L.
Her recent jump out was a beauty, which indicates she's ready to go again.
A repeat of her first-up run here will see her prove too good for these.