The Meadows race way will have 12 races to decide on Saturday night and all in all it looks a competitive meeting on paper.
Race 1 is set to bounce at 7.18pm and we all begin proceedings with a novice final over the 525m. Nessie Allen has some decent recent form but I’ll be keeping a close eye on Allen Phanto after he impressed with three smart wins in a row beside his name.
The fifth event of the night carries a $11,500 winner’s cheque in the Bendigo to City stayers final. After a solid heat placing Isabella Cargo appears terrific each way value and I expect the New South Wales visitor to run a sneaky race up near the lead (Replay).
Eight handy middle distance chasers clash in the 600m fifth grade final for race seven on the program and Perfect Tess looks extremely hard to beat from the outside alley. After two smart wins of late (Replay) she looks set to control the race from the wide box and prove too classy at the finish.
In the latter part of the card I like the chances of Snooky, who has drawn ideally in box one. She’s a hard railing, grinding type of potential stayer that looks a massive chance jumping from the rails alley but there’s no doubt Jaycee will be the danger.
If you’re looking for a get out in the lucky last then have a little each way play on Lunar Eclipse. Despite the awkward draw, I think the rise in distance will see this high powered youngster gain the early ascendancy and from there I’ll be expecting him to run the arms off the clock. After a terrific third behind Fernando Bale in a Ballarat Cup heat, I do believe the box is the only real concern on Saturday night (Replay). Good luck folks!
(Note: TAB is offering a $5,000 Jackpot on Saturday night’s Big6 at The Meadows incorporating Races 4-9).
WATCH: Perfect Tess (2) in one of her two recent wins at The Meadows.