Matt Buckland's best early plays for Saturday racing
Following the downpour in Sydney all week, we are currently racing on a Heavy 9 at Randwick with the rail out 3m for the entire circuit. I'm expecting on-pacers to have an advantage and inside barriers will be a bonus.
At Flemington we are racing on a Good 4, with the rail out 6m for the entire circuit. It should play pretty fairly, however if the showers hit then it might be hard to make up a lot of ground therefore favouring horses on-pace slightly.
If you'd like to see see my full set of selections for Saturday's racing at Randwick and Flemington, you can get them here.
Race 7 Tip #1 Destiny's Kiss $3.10
Loves the wet and he won well last time out here two weeks ago. With one win from two starts at the track and distance, he will be hard to beat from gate one.
Race 8 Tip #6 I Thought So $3.40
Was good here two weeks ago and almost got the chocolates after just getting pipped on the line. Goes well in the wet and with a good second-up record, he’s sure to be fighting it out again with no weight on his back.
Race 2 Tip #6 Lycurgus $2.90
He's flying and looking to make it three in-a-row here. He will appreciate getting back onto a firmer surface and the extra trip is a bonus. Watch him storm home late again here.
Race 4 Tip #5 Silvera $3.50
Looks ready to strike here third-up. He’s needed the two runs back after a 22 week break but it could be a case of third time lucky after dropping 6kgs off his second placing at Cranbourne last start.