These once-a-month Saturday night Melton meetings are now becoming tradition & this card is a cracker, w/ three feature races and a pretty tempting support programme to boot. I could have found four or five ‘Best Bets’ but I’ve opted to tackle only the two who I cannot see possibly going under. From there I’ve been keener than usual to find some Value runners w/ TAB giving us Fixed Odds betting on two of the three feature races. Add to that haul a couple of Money Races & a dig @ the Early Quad & suddenly we’re invested in 8 of the 10 races up for decision.
This bloke was beaten fair & square in similar race to this one last time out but there are no Our Eastwood Cullen’s drawn inside him tonight & I just think he’ll roll forward, sit parked or lead and prove too strong in either role tonight.
The very fact that My High Expectations (10) has drawn the second row here should ensure that the tempo is genuine throughout and if it is then the above sit-sprinter will be storming home ominously when it matters most. I marked him $9 for tonight’s affair so the $16 w/ TAB is too good to ignore & I strongly encourage you to take him 1 x 3.
I’m very bullish about Smudge Bromac (7) being too good here and the general theme in these Claiming affairs is the class will rise to the top so I’m ignoring the well drawn $10K to $25K Claimers in preference for those requiring $30K and above when picking those likely to fill up the dais.
7/ 4,8,9,10/ 4,8,9,10/ 4,8,9,10. $24 gets 100%
7/ 4,8,9,10/ 4,8,9,10/ Field. $36 gets 50%
4/ 1/ 2,3,7,8. $40 gets 1000%
4/ 2,3,7,8/ 1. $10 gets 250%
1/ 4/ 2,3,7,8. $10 gets 250%
1,8,12/ 1,3,5,8,9,10/ 7/6. $72 gets 400%
2/ 4,7/ 7/ 6. $4 gets 200%
1,8,12/ 4,7/ 7/ 6. $6 gets 100%
To view the sectional splits of EVERY HORSE in EVERY RACE at Melton last Saturday night simply click here.
As a snapshot below, here are some of the star sectional performers at Melton last weekend.
Fastest Last Quarter – Beauty Secret: 27.37ecs
Fastest Last Half – Ginger Bliss: 54.78secs
Fastest Last Mile – Remember Joe: 1:54.77
Not only was this mare visually stunning in the Lightfoot Laurels, she smashed her rivals on the clock with a blistering last quarter of 28.28sec. That was off the back of waiting for the sprint lane to appear from three pegs. She is likely to end up behind the leader tonight and from that position, she will be hard to hold out late.