Plenty of good news from Australia!
- The world’s highest rated race mare – WINX – is racing tonight in Sydney Australia at Royal Randwick in race 7A in the Chelmsford Stakes at 1 mile (post time is 1:50 AM Eastern Saturday morning). If you don’t want to see it live I am sure it will show up on YouTube in a day or two. The surface at Royal Randwick is a HEAVY 9, so it might be a challenge for her.
- The people that run the North American Aussie pool are allowing for pick 4 (a.k.a. “the Quaddie”) betting on EVERY track now – the last 4 races. I will try to take advantage of that tonight by betting a late pick 4 at Moonee Valley, which has a very nice GOOD 4 racing surface.
Bet of the night: Race 5C Moonee Valley #5 SHEIDEL (9/1 ML)
SHEIDEL had a monster work on August 16th and she is 10-6-2-0 at this unique 1000m (5 furlong) distance. The main competition is heavy pre-race favorite #8 Heatherly (2/1 ML), who is no slouch. She has a ton of speed and has a very good record at 1000m (5-3-2-0) and at Moonee Valley (4-3-0-1), which has a tricky layout.
Long shot of the night: Race 8C Moonee Valley #13 Set Square (25/1 ML)
SET SQUARE has not won for over a year, but sometimes horses in Australia go in and out of form with the seasons. In her first race off the layoff she only got beat by 3 lengths in a AUD $201,000 Group 2 after (1) being dragged back to last, and (2) sent 8 wide on the turn. She then she flew home, looking much more impressive than her talented (and uncoupled) entry mate, Jameka. Tonight Set Square is 25/1 ML and Jameka (who did beat Set Square last out) is only 9/1 ML. I am going with Set Square.
Complicated Pick 4 play! Races 6C through 9C at Mooney Valley.
Remember it is only 20 cents per combination to play the Aussie pick 4s!
Main ticket (A’s only):
Backup tickets (A’s with one B):
3,4,5,14,16/3,5/2,13/2,4 1/2/2,13/2,4 1/3,5/4,12,14/2,4 1/3,5/2,13/6