Race 2, No. 4 SCHERZER
Gets a good chance to break through today third up. Whilst has been a little costly, he hasn't put in a bad run to date and got through the heavy ground well last start at Sandown in a stronger race. Third-up last campaign, he was runner-up in a fair maiden at Moonee Valley and looks the one ready to peak.
Race 7, No. 3 HINCHIN POWER
Won well over this trip on soft ground first up last prep in NZ and was a strong finisher to make it two in a row there before being tipped out. Had a decent jump-out last month and should have come on from that. Drawn out, but that can be an advantage here and is double figure odds in a rather weak race.
Michael Dee has ridden the most winners at Sale this season (10) and at 27.8%, he has the best strike rate as well. He has 5 rides today.
Race 6, No. 1 GENERAL SHORT
Hit the line well fresh, the extra 100m is a plus and this looks a little easier overall. He's been supported into the clear early favorite ($3.60 - $2.70).
Leg 1: 2,3,4,6
Leg 2: 1,7,8
Leg 3: 3,8,9,11,12
Leg 4: 7,11,12
$45 gets you 25%.
Race 1: 11-14-1-5. Near impossible one to line-up with so many first starters on a wet track. Respect the betting.
Race 2: 4-5-13-1. Best Bet see above.
Race 3: 2-1-4-5. I suspect Amanikan is the most talented of these (big effort late in the Adelaide Guineas, blinkers went on there) and although has had a gap between runs, this stable does that regularly with success.
Race 4: 2-1-3-4. Shocker of a race, so treading very carefully. The Bedouin appears the safest with the Tata Da Goose form but he hasn't won from 11 attempts in Australia. A lot of non-winners here.
Race 5: 6-3-2-4. Competitive mares line-up but Layel looks well placed first up off two solid jump-outs and hasn't missed a drum fresh.
Race 6: 1-7-8-6. Even sort of race so happy to follow the money here with General Short. He should get a nice sit off a good tempo and launch late.
Race 7: 3-9-12-8. Bolter see above.
Race 8: 12-7-11-5. Up in grade off a good second up win but did place in this benchmark behind a subsequent listed winner third up last prep. Is e/w odds at $7.