Sale and Warwick Farm host the midweek metro racing and there are some value bets to be backing on Wednesday.
There are seven races in Sydney at Warwick Farm and a bumper 10-race program set for Sale for the Victorian racing.
Our best bets are below:
This looks to be a good race for MURLESS ($2.30 TopBetta) to break through. The Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young-trained galloper has had six career runs and was luckless in a number of those at his most recent preparation. However, his first up effort would suggest that a win is well within his reach here. He stepped out at Flemington on July 20 in a much stronger race than this and closed off well when finishing a two-length 5th behind Sylia’s Mother. A firmer in early betting, the son of Tavistock will be prominent throughout in this race and barring any bad luck he looks to be the one.
The final event of the day at Sale is a BenchMark 64 and SIR KALAHAD ($4.80 TopBetta) looms as a solid each-way contender. The Doug Harrison-trained galloper loves it here and has won two of three at the track. He heads into this at his third run back from a spell. After resuming with an 11th at Bendigo he showed improvement at his latest when just tiring in the last 100m at Pakenham when 4th behind Jesta Dream. He should be reaching his peak now and will settle handy to the lead. It will be no surprise to see him right in the thick of things at the business end.
Race 3 is a BenchMark 70 over the 2200m trip and it is the Godolphin filly, WAKA ($2.60 TopBetta), that should be hard to beat. The daughter of Domesday has had three runs this preparation and edged closer at her second run back before putting it together to win comfortably at Kembla Grange when stepping up to the 2000m on July 20. She looks to be suited by the step up to the 2200m and will get a lovely run in transit with Kerrin McEvoy to steer from barrier 4.
We close out with a BenchMark 70 over the 1200m and HANDSPUN ($4.40 TopBetta) should be an improver back to the dry track. The three-year-old was tried in Saturday class earlier on this preparation and finished just out of the placings in successive races before heading to this track on July 17 and finishing 3rd as a $3.30 chance behind Think Free over the 1400m. She was a fraction luckless that day and closed off well. She gets back to the 1200m and is another that has drawn well.