Act Of Valour (Race 7, No.2) kicks off his career under Darren Weir today.
This five-year-old flies fresh (3:1-1-1) and handles the wet with a record of 3:2-0-1. So often Weir gets these tried horses to find their best form, and if he brings that, he should be too classy for these.
The Saints are a fairly resolute defensive side and can keep this close against a Broncos team well down on confidence. St George Illawarra +12 is the bet.
The Saints are not a great team and have some big outs with Tyson Frizell ridiculously sidelined but the betting in this seems completely out of whack considering how poor the Broncos have been of late.
Since Round 11 Brisbane have been the worst defensive side in the premiership with the exception of Newcastle. Home underdogs getting a big start are usually a good bet and particularly so when Brisbane is the road favourite.