Check out The Wolf’s best bets for a huge day of Saturday racing. His best of the day is in the last at Canterbury and he has multiple circuit bets at Flemington. Don’t forget his bolter at double figure odds and quaddie numbers for those playing the exotics.
Shahrazad (Canterbury Race 9, No.6)
This mare was brilliant winning first-up. Has she finally furnished into the real deal this campaign or did she just love the wet? Either way, with the rain around in Sydney this week, she’ll get the same conditions to repeat the dose. Think the wide barrier plays into her hands too as it gives her the chance to balance up and make a move when she wants. Like she did fresh. She’s up in grade here but gets 2kg off and there are no world beaters among this crop of females.
Art Nouveau (Canterbury Race 3, No.2)
Appears we stumbled on a supreme wet tracker. This enigmatic Godolphin galloper won well enough at Newcaslte two back but few would have predicted that he’d then romp home at Canterbury at his next outing. Andrew Adkins, who retains the ride, let him balance up out the back before rushing home out wide to beat subsequent Saturday winner Caesar Augustus. He clearly relished the heavy track. With Dee Nine Elle running along he should get his chance to do the same here.
Yulong Baby (Flemington Race 4, No.1)
It’s a race in two with The Wolf giving Yulong Baby the nod over Daniela Rosa. Daniela Rose did beat a smart one in Euro Angel last start but there are a few queries about her here. Namely she gets back onto a firmer deck and is untried at the extra trip. Yulong Baby on the other hand will eat up the 1800m and is fine on top of the ground. She rocketed home to just miss to Pin Your Hopes last start in the fastest last 200m split of the day. Won third-up last campaign. History to repeat.
Four Sisters (Flemington Race 5, No.7)
Deal With It nailed Four Sisters on the line at Sandown last start but The Wolf is backing Mick Kent’s Authorized filly to turn the tables this time. Four Sisters drops 2kg from that effort and draws to settle much closer in the run. Her maiden win at Sale where she sat midfield before exploding away suggests she is a filly with a stack of ability. Stick with her this winter before the spring guns come back.
Decorated Soldier (Canterbury Race 1, No.3)
Another deep late season two-year-old race and The Wolf can’t believe that double figure odds are readily available for this Snitzel colt. He was sent to the provincials first-up and got the job done nicely to salute at odds-on. The time was good for the day and he proved himself capable in very wet conditions. There is no stopping the Snowden/Harron youngsters at the moment. Betting up at the early odds on offer.
1,2,14 / 1,2,8,9 / 3,4,5,7,9 / 6.
2,3,8 / 2,6 / 6,11,12 / 1,6,9,10.
Tattersall’s Mile Handicap (Doomben)
Flamboyer is in a purple patch of form at the moment, winning the Glasshouse Handicap in dominant fashion last start. From the inside gate he’ll give this field plenty to think about again. Slight query over the mile but that’s why you’re getting $4+. If he overdoes it or gets pressure from the likes of Hi Son and Akavoroun, expect Lauterbrunnen to be hitting the line hardest.
July Sprint (Canterbury)
Hurrara has been taking a sit later in life so expect McEvoy on Redzel to scoot across from the wide gate to take up the running. How much early work he does is critical to his chances. Not the most robust sprinter so happy to risk him at the price. Felines and Shamalia have the class but are both in horrible form. That leaves The Wolf with Mount Nebo. Gets back onto his preferred wet track after a nice effort in the Ramornie on a Good surface. Forget is the big improver with Gold Symphony (ex-Moody) the big watch on debut for Snowdens. Monitor the market there.