Matt Buckland's best early bets for Saturday racing
At Rosehill we are currently racing on a Soft 6 with the rail in the true position for the entire circuit. With the fine weather forecast over the next few days in Sydney I’m expecting the track to improve, however on pace runners will have an advantage especially over the shorter trips.
Expect Moonee Valley to be a Soft 5 with the rail out 4m for the entire circuit. I suspect there will be an advantage for the on-pace runners and inside draws are always a plus at the Valley.
If you'd like to see see my full set of selections for Saturday's racing at Rosehill and Moonee Valley, you can get them here.
Race 2 #1 Gresham $3.40
Goes around again here and he’s in career best form after winning three and placing in two from his five runs so far this prep. He will be very hard to beat again
Race 8 #14 Albumin $3.60
Won well for us here last start. His stats over the trip are amazing with three wins and two placings from five starts over the 1100m and two from two at the track and distance.
He has to go close from the gate with only 53kgs on his back
Race 2 #1 Hectopascal $4.20
Is low flying, she won well two starts back and just bumped into a sharp one last start. She will absolutely love the mile and i’m expecting her to be too strong for them here.
Race 5 #3 Inn Keeper $2.90
Four from four this prep and all on a soft track. He’s so tough and doesn’t seem to want to let anything past him once he hits the front, the perfect trait in any horse. He will be battling all the way home again here.