Calabasas(Race 4, No.1) can handle the jump in class and in trip says The Wolf.
This three-year-old has run three seconds this campaign but there has been plenty of merit in each of them. Ran into the flying Super Two fresh before being beaten by the wet track at Wyong. He then began slowly and settled last in a real sit-sprint affair at Newcastle. It was a monster run to get as close as he did to Acatour, who on Wednesday trounced his older rivals.
Calabasas is a proven weight carrying and maps to dictate this race.
The Swans have been fast starters in recent weeks and if they get off to a flyer this one could get ugly for the Bulldogs. Swans -11.5is the bet.
The classic David vs Goliath battle. Have the Dogs got one more upset in them after taking out three more fancied opponents to get here? The Western Bulldogs have been great for the Wolf Pack this finals series, with our suggested bet in their games saluting every time, but the fairy tale might be over now. They are yet to play a team of Sydney’s calibre, with strength in every area of the ground. Sydney has a 7-3 lead in the two teams last 10 meetings and are the more experienced side in finals by a long, long way. Sydney will have a dozen players who have played on the biggest stage before, with several of them having done so multiple times, while the Dogs will only have Matthew Suckling if he comes up.