RACE 1. Group 3 $150,000 OTTAWA STAKES. 1000-metres.
SELECTIONS: MADEENATY 1; Lucky Louie 2; Tarima 3; Invincible Star 4.
BEST ROUGHIE: FROM THE CLOUDS.
SUGGESTED BET: Anchor MADEENATY in all exotic/multi bets.
MADEENATY was brilliant on debut, showed real class. Very hard to beat. LUCKY LOUIE was strong on debut, better for that, respect. TARIMA has trialled well. Watch INVINCIBLE STAR from Waterhouse barn if gets a start.
RACE 2. $100,000 TAB.com.au TROPHY. 1700-metres.
SELECTIONS: MODEL DRAGON 1; Nassak 2; Jessy Belle 3; Metaphorical 4.
BEST ROUGHIE: AMARELA.
SUGGESTED BET: MODEL DRAGON each-way.
MODEL DRAGON is an SA raider, unbeaten in 3 starts, from top stable and looks very smart. NASSAK has been racing in hot form in Sydney and she looks tough to beat again. JESSY BELLE might appreciate this trip and METAPHORICAL is always close in these races.
RACE 3. $100,000 PRINCE OF PENZANCE PLATE. 2800-metres.
SELECTIONS: MURPHY’S DELIGHT 1; Firenze 2; Morning Mix 3; Danjeu 4.
BEST ROUGHIE: ALL I SURVEY.
SUGGESTED BET: MURPHY’S DELIGHT each-way.
MURPHY’S DELIGHT is a strong, tough stayer, strong late when 2nd Junoob City tatts Cup last time. FIRENZE is flying, stays well, wide barrier only negative here. MORNING MIX is an import who should like this trip. DANJEU is a tough import, stays very well. Chance.
RACE 4. $100,000 LAVAZZA PRONTISSIMO. 1400-metres.
SELECTIONS: DEMONSTRATE 1; Lucky Liberty 2; Rageese 3; Sebring Sun 4.
BEST ROUGHIE: BURNING PASSION.
SUGGESTED BET: DEMONSTRATE to win.
DEMONSTRATE has returned from a break in stunning form. Breath-taking win at Geelong on Cup day last time. LUCKY LIBERTY has been impressive last two. This harder but go well. RAGEESE just missed last time. Very fit now and sure to be strong late. SEBRING SUN honest.
RACE 5. $100,000 SCHWEPPES #FlemingtonFling. 1000-metres.
SELECTIONS: SPEEDEOR 1; Amanaat 2; Biased Witness 3; Neapolitan 3.
BEST ROUGHIE: MANUEL.
SUGGESTED BET: SPEEDEOR to win.
SPEEDEOR was most impressive coming from just off the pace to win as he liked in a Maiden last time. Might be very good! AMANAAT was brilliant winner by big space on debut. In top stable. BIASED WITNESS looks well placed from gate. NEAPOLITAN in hot SA barn, form is very solid, watch closely.
RACE 6. LISTED $150,000 LEXUS HYBRID PLATE. 1400-metres.
SELECTIONS: SWEET SHERRY 1; My Country 2; Sylpheed 3; Faraway Town 4.
BEST ROUGHIE: QUICK FEET.
SUGGESTED BET: SWEET SHERRY to win.
SWEET SHERRY is very smart, won 2 of past 3, latest swept home to win Listed race MV. This trip looks ideal. MY COUNTRY is good filly racing well. Finally draws a good gate. SYLPHEED no luck into howling wind last time from wide gate. Suited here better draw. FARAWAY TOWN good Sydney filly, fitter now.
RACE 7. Group 1 $6 million MELBOURNE CUP. 3200-metres.
SELECTIONS: HARTNELL 1; Jameka 2; Oceanographer 3; Our Ivanhowe 4.
BEST ROUGHIE: QEWY.
SUGGESTED BET: HARTNELL to win. Quinella with JAMEKA.
HARTNELL is flying, won races early in prep by a big space, took the great Winx to beat him in Cox Plate. JAMEKA is a strong, tough in-form mare, runaway winner of the Caulfield Cup. Go close again. OUR IVANHOWE is solid stayer racing well, any rain about would help. ALMANDIN is flying won past two, looks well-weighted.
RACE 8. LISTED $150,000 JAMES BOAGS PREMIUM STAKES. 1800-metres.
SELECTIONS: FABRIZIO 1; Closing Bell 2; Tarquin 3; Plot The Course 4.
BEST ROUGHIE: CLOSING BELL.
SUGGESTED BET: FABRIZIO to win.
SYDNEY raider FABRIZIO loves to lead, is in hot form, last time led won by huge space in Sydney. Take some catching. CLOSING BELL interesting runner from USA. Has hot form G1 and G2 races. Watch very closely. TARQUIN racing well, nicely drawn, has the talent.
RACE 9. LISTED $150,000 MSS SECURITY SPRINT. 1200-metres.
SELECTIONS: SECRET AGENDA 1; Supreme Effort 2; Faatinah 3; Ravi 4.
BEST ROUGHIE: RUETTIGER.
SUGGESTED BET: SECRET AGENDA to win.
SECRET AGENDA impressive winner first-up, wide no cover howling wind last time, hard to beat here. SUPREME EFFORT in-form NSW sprinter, has great record, last time walked-in. FAATINAH likes this course, form is very strong, take catching. RAVI is a very good Sydney sprinter, form right up there.
RACE 10. GROUP 3 $200,000 THE HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB STAKES. 1400-metres.
SELECTIONS: SILENT SEDITION 1; Egyptian Symbol 2; Vibrant Rouge 3; Onemorezeta 4.
BEST ROUGHIE: ROCKOLICIOUS.
SUGGESTED BET: SILENT SEDITION each-way.
SILENT SEDITION has a great record, is very smart, resumed with strong closing 2nd Sheidel at Caulfield. Hard to stop now fitter. EGYPTIAN SYMBOL is a brilliant Sydney sprinter, wide gate the only issue. Last start impressive winner. VIBRANT ROUGE under-estimated and flying; ONEMOREZETA is a classy Sydney mare.