It's rare for us to select a major race as the best of the day, but we are really liking the Toorak Handicap from a value perspective.
Also, we think the favourite is a risk, so we are happy to get higher odds on our selections.
When you can get on what we consider to be the best 4 horses in the race and profit no matter which one of them wins, we get a bit upbeat. With that being said, one of them still have to win!
Personally, we think the field lacks a bit of Group One class this year as we feel that it lacks any depth.
Buffalo River we can’t come into. It might be a weak group one, but it is a huge step up from what he has been doing. Junipal offers a better bet as often a up and coming horse strikes a vein of form and this might be its year.
We won’t claim it, but we often stand out a horse like Junipal with our rated horses in exactas and quinellas. Doesn’t cost much and can produce good returns.
TREAD CAREFULLY if the track deteriorates. We think it will suit our top two if it gets to a slow 7 but it changes the complexion of the whole race with a downgraded track.
We have them in order of:
1 MR QUICKIE
4 I AM SUPERMAN
We like Cascadian. All its runs this campaign have been where he couldn’t win. It's hard to make ground when the rails out or the track conditions don’t suit. It's form has been great and has, in effect, been hidden. Can take up a position a bit closer if needs to so it will be of no surprise to see it closer this week. We are on for 3 units
Mr Quickie looks like the horse we used to know. The 2000 metre run was to get it fit, not necessarily to win. A light week and it should be right in this. We love the way Jamie Khah rides and will suit here. 2 Units
Superstorm has the same type of lead up as the top two and is a good horse. Could win without surprise. Prepared to invest 1 unit
I Am Superman has had great form around the Epsom Handicap placegetters and that has been a great form indicator every year. We think that will continue and is right in the mix. Also 1 unit.
Good luck if you're having a flutter. And as always, gamble responsibly.
Total units staked:7.
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