There are two meetings to look at on Friday, with my focus on Mildura and Shepparton.
Here are the best bets for the software in question.
Best Bet: Race 4, No. 9, Hot Deal
It seems to be the best in the program. The first round on the track came as the last start, which was two weeks ago. This horse had a draw in the second grade but looked good on paper and duly pulled off, justifying the short quote. There’s more depth to this line, but it looks like the most advanced of the bunch.
Next Best: Race 5, No. 8, Lillis
It’s the plates on this set, sure? This horse is a betting filly that takes what looks like a moderate handful. This horse’s last race came in the Australian Speed Golden Final when he overtook him behind star Taff Tilly. This form of Mildura, even if she allowed a second-row draw, should see her win.
Value: Race 7, Number 1, Blue Beach Angel آن
I can make a case for this girl at a great price. I was on her back at odds here last Friday, but this horse ran shortly after the cellphone escaped and her fate was decided, and it was finally over. If she comes out on her best manners and manages to take a spot at the front, she’s on the cusp of disagreement.
Best Bet: Race 5, Number 10, Concealment
This horse has a class and this will be enough to bring him home. This horse hit them at the Globe Derby before heading to Ballarat where he was dragged backwards from the wide gate and was unable to achieve the change speed required for victory. Good speed, he can sit and finish better.
Next Best: Race 3, No. 3, Geraldton Wax
This horse is a former downhill NSW who was starting one for Camp Potter when resuming on this track. This horse had a dream about sitting behind speed before gliding through the clear air to build momentum and she was absolutely fantastic when you let her down, and she wins really well. This horse has gate speed, so you must find the front and prove difficult to overtake.
Value: Race 8, Number 4, Our Soul
This horse is a mare that Brent Lilley has trained and has returned well. Bad manners were on display in the Yarra Valley. This horse raced there again when it got away cleanly. He drove this horse and fought well to finish fourth. Provided you jump clean, it will lead and can give a contrasting look.