The dazzling return of Cox Plate favorite Zaaki this weekend confirmed the spring race ahead of us and it only gets better from here!
It got us excited and browsing the futures markets in search of some value while looking down at the big group ones, aiming to get to the feature race days with some overs.
The plan is to spend $ 50 a week and keep an eye on our live tickets as the spring progresses.
Here we hope for some futures replenishments 🙏💰
WEEK 5 – SEPTEMBER 7
It was far from diabolical, but it wasn’t the best week for our pending futures bets.
It’s fair to say that Dashing Willoughby (9th in the Listed Wyong Cup) and Port Guillame (last in the G2 Feehan Stakes) didn’t shoot in their respective first appearances.
Both are clearly far from their grand finals, however, and I still remember Almandine taking 5.05L (Flemington, 2000m) in August and 4.45L (Moonee Valley, 2040m) in September, when he won the Melbourne Cup ) has hit, so it’s not panic stations … yet.
The bigger disappointments for me, however, are horses that I don’t have to place a bet on yet.
I said in week 1 of this series that I was very keen on Anamoe for the Golden Rose. In fact, I said, “the $ 4.60 (ish) for Anamoe to win the Golden Rose is a real gift. I hope I can wait for a few more 3YOs to come back, shorten the market and hope it drifts a bit before I go with it. “
Unfortunately, none of the 3YOs jumped off the side and now it’s $ 3.50 – without running! You can make it worse than just throwing him $ 50 this week before he crashes into the Run To The Rose because I think he’ll start with $ 2 in the Golden Rose.
The other horse was Zaaki. I have already said “I would be surprised if a Australian-trained horse that is not called Zaaki or Verry Elleegant wins the Cox Plate “, and like Anamoe, I was hoping to hold out for a slightly better price.
Instead, he won like a star over the weekend – despite only beating Aramayo, which I think leaves a few legitimate questions about him. Either way, he’s less than $ 3 now, so I’ll just keep supporting Verry Elleegant, who is placing more than that, and saving up that day.
Anyway, enough about who we don’t support – it’s time for who we are.
Use Tipper’s Edge now
$ 15 to win the Thousand Guineas @ $ 8 (TAB, Ladbrokes, Pointsbet, Sportsbet, BlueBet, Zbet, Palmerbet)
The royally bred filly shot into the calculations of Thousand Guineas after an excellent debut win in Flemington in June. She was then canceled and ran first at the Listed Atlantic Jewel (1200m) in The Valley over the weekend after winning a test beforehand. She was utterly annoyed with betting to start the $ 2.90F but finished the route on the 9th, forgiving the fact that Argentia drove in restricted space over the weekend and the fact that her right hind leg was crippled clearly, and I’m happy to be following the leader by suggesting that she be the one chased by the two. I’m not saying Zouzarella can’t win the Thousand Guineas – she was great over the weekend – but right now I’m happy to be at Argentia for the same price. They look like the two Victorian fillies at the moment (I’m putting Najmaty, who we are already sitting on, in the box in Sydney since she drove there over the weekend – and either of those could come down and prove competitive).
Argentina … a filly with a bright future! pic.twitter.com/xv85hcyDWQ
– 7HorseRacing 🐎 (@ 7horseracing) June 5, 2021
FORGET YOU and FOOTLIGHTS
A pair of stable mates who run in the same colors and with the same father.
$ 12.50 to win the Victoria Derby @ $ 15 (TAB, Pointsbet, BlueBet)
Forgot You, a formidable winner in Moonee Valley on Saturday, seemed to struggle a long way out before hitting the ground late to snag the handy Sandy Prince. He really looked away on the 600m, but the way he reacted shows that he is clearly a horse that is further suitable. The stable held enough of him to test him in the G2 VRC Sires and G3 Baillieu in the fall, and it’s no surprise he took his first career win on the mile. I don’t expect him to be competitive in races like the Caulfield Guineas, but he has the right breeding and stable to be a strong contender for the 2500m Victoria Derby.
$ 12.50 to win the Victoria Derby for $ 26 (TAB, BlueBet)
As I said, he comes from the same stable, from the same father and races in the same colors as Forgot You. While he didn’t run the last Saturday class start, I thought his runner-up at Cranbourne last week was deserving. After an impressive 1,400m debut win, he took on the older horses on his second start and jumped $ 2.10F. Simply put, he should have won, almost falling at the top of the straight before regrouping to attack late and finish second. While it was just a BM64 at Cranbourne, what he did on his second start against the older horses showed me that he has a lot of skill and is worth following. Regardless of what the market says and where both have placed in their careers so far, I wouldn’t be surprised if he makes a better Derby hopefuls than his stablemate, so I’m more than happy to mark the $ 26 currently available .
Funny watch for Footlights supporters at Cranny 😳
– Punters.com.au (@Punters) September 2, 2021
$ 10 to win the Coolmore Stud Stakes @ $ 26 (Ladbrokes, Sportsbet, Palmerbet)
To come across this girl who was something of a boom horse in the fall before being withdrawn from the Blue Diamond on the advice of the vets. She won her debut on the straight during Cup week and was immediately discarded, returning with a nice win in the Blue Diamond Preview. Viviane finished 4.45 liters behind her in the preview and was second behind Argentia on her debut win.
Being unbeaten in two starts, both at G3 level, clearly shows her ability, but it’s the unusual rumble that went around her that makes me curious about what she can do this spring. Whisper went around left, right, and center and all social media wanted to tell you how good she was and many believed she would have run at the Blue Diamond if she took her place. Obviously, these types of rumors and innuendos are not uncommon in the racing industry, but the ones surrounding Dosh were particularly strong.
She is nominated to run for the Cap D’Antibes Stakes in Flemington this weekend. September Run won that race last year before beating the guys at Coolmore, so now I want to get the $ 26 – if it goes well on Saturday we may not get that.
It was a debut performance you won’t forget … Dosh made it. pic.twitter.com/6vlRKDsjjq
– Racing.com (@Racing) November 5, 2020
SIR RUPERT CLARKE (18/9)
$ 15 is Beau Rossa @ $ 14
$ 15 is Beau Rossa @ $ 12
MOIR INJURIES (24/9)
$ 8.50 on depilation $ 12
EPSOM HANDICAP (2/10)
$ 10 on ice bath @ $ 26
THE METROPOLITAN (2/10)
$ 20 on She’s Ideel @ $ 12
$ 5 on She’s Ideel @ $ 12
$ 5 on Red Hawk @ $ 34
A THOUSAND GUINES (13/10)
$ 10 on rent @ $ 26
CAULFIELD CUP (16/10)
$ 5 on Hungry Heart @ $ 34
$ 10 on She’s Ideel @ $ 41
$ 7.50 at Dashing Willoughby @ $ 61
$ 10 on Port Guillaume $ 26
COX PLATE (23/10)
$ 11.50 at Verry Elleegant @ $ 9
$ 20 at Verry Elleegant @ $ 9
$ 5 on Port Guillaume @ $ 51
MELBOURNE CUP (2/11)
$ 5 on Persan @ $ 61
$ 5 on Delphi @ $ 51
$ 15 for the Spanish mission $ 14
$ 7.50 at Dashing Willoughby @ $ 51
$ 5 on Port Guillaume @ $ 51
CAULFIELD / MELBOURNE CUP DOUBLE
$ 5 on She’s Ideel @ $ 826
READ: Futures Focus Week 1 (Aug 9)
READ: Futures Focus Week 2 (August 16)
READ: Futures Focus Week 3 (23 Aug)
READ: Futures Focus Week 4 (Aug 31)