Blake Redden's Preview for Tabcorp Park

Mon, 23 Jan 2017

It's always a nice feeling when we get through the weekend and have a Monday night meeting at Melton to settle into. It's an intriguing eight race card which we're going to attack both Quaddies with the Game Plan along with two money races and both a best and value bet.

Track information

Circumference: 1040m, Sprint Lane: Yes, Leader's win: , Leading Trainer: Emma Stewart, Leading Driver: Chris Alford

The Moral

Race 3 - No.2 Beach Garden

This girl was a moral beaten last time but she should just be a moral tonight.


Take On

Race 2 - No.10 Maken Art Magic

From the tough draw if this horse starts close to favourite then it appears worth taking on in multiples.

Best Bet(s) - $30 Win
R2 No.1 - Magnum Express$3*
Everything sets up beautifully for this guy tonight. He has the barrier to be no worse than leaders back and his last couple of runs suggest he's ready to win in a pretty even race.
Best Value - $15 Each Way
R7 No.9 - Into The Unknown$6*
This girl has had nothing go her way in two runs since a break and while she takes on another good field, with even luck she can at least run a drum and possibly even win at nice odds.
Money Race(s)
R5 $25 Worth Of Flexi Trifectas
This is a terrific trot race with Melpark Royal Son (2) unlucky last time out and Illawong Helios (8) having trialled well. There are a number of other hopes however so we'll shoot wide and hope for value in the trifecta.
2,8/2,8/3,4,6,9. $12 gets 150%
2,8/3,4,6,9/2,8. $8 gets 100%
3,4,6,9/2,8/2,8. $5 gets 62.5%
R6 $30 Worth Of Flexi Trifectas
We've got three extremely talented squaregaiters here but i think Maori Law (5) may well be something else. That said, Great Things Happen (9) has a good Kiwi record and has to be highly respected with Red Hot Tooth also a star in the making. The below four trifectas will hopefully account for however they run money.
5/9/4 $12 gets 1200%
5/4/9. $8 gets 800%
9/5/4. $6 gets 600%
5/4,9/3,6. $4 gets 100%
Early Quaddie(s) - $25 Worth OF Flexi Early Quaddies + $70 Worth Of Flexi Normal Quaddies
1,2,4,8/1/2/11.$12 gets 300%
1,2,4,8/1/2/1,3.$8 gets 200%
1,2,4,8/1/2/9,10.$5 gets 62.5%
Quaddie(s) - $25 Worth OF Flexi Early Quaddies + $70 Worth Of Flexi Normal Quaddies
2,8/5/5/6.$20 gets 1000%
2,8/5/5/1,7,8,11.$8 gets 200%
2,8/5/6,9,10/6.$12 gets 200%
2,8/5/2,7,11/6.$6 gets 100%
2,8/4,9/5/6.$12 gets 300%
3,4,6,9/5/5/6.$12 gets 300%

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