Ben Krahe's Preview for Yarra Valley

Mon, 25 May 2015

Its Monday afternoon and we are off for a 8 race program at Yarra Valley. I think we can find some winners today and am very confident we can finish the day on the right side of the ledger.

Track information

Circumference: 1000m
Sprint Lane: Yes
Leader's win:
Leading Trainer:
Leading Driver:

The Moral

Race 4 - No. 4 Mister Mundaka

Won 5/6 since crossing the ditch including the prestigious Tontine Final. Resumed with an easy victory at Cranbourne last week and will lead and win again.


Best Bet(s) -
R1 No.3 - Just For Laughs$1.9*
Still a maiden after 16 starts however in its 3 runs from a spell it has been OK. Last time was in the chair when $2.70 fave here. Has had a freshen up and trialled well in prep for this. I think Sugars can get this mare to the pegs today and can lead all the way.
R5 No.4 - Gowan Brae$1.8*
Won 2 in a row in style before going to Melton and having no luck. Then came back here and was about to cross when it broke. That was a similar field to this and it was $1.70 fave. Where theres smoke theres fire and I expect Kate to get this guy across at the start and give them something to chase.
R8 No.1 - Awesome Cullect$1.8*
Three starts for 3 x 2nds - hopefully this colt isnt a horse who doesnt know how to win. Has been $1.80, $1.40 and $1.60 fave at its 3 starts so is becoming the bookies friend. Led at its last 2 to be run down by handy horses - may appreciate the longer distance here although this is a nice race. Can lead for a long way.
Money Race(s)
R2 $60 worth of Flexi Trifectas
Looks to be 2 hopes - Drunken Maniac and Jimbo Johnson.
8,11/1,4,8,11,12/1,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,11,12 $60 gets 94%
R4 $60 worth of Flexi Trifectas
Mister Mundaka should lead and win here. Clancys Fobwatch gets the gun run and ran 2nd to it last time.
2/1/Field $30 gets 750%
2/Field/1 $30 gets 750%
Quaddie(s) -
2,4,5,8/3,4,8,9/1,2,4,5,7,10/1,5,9,10,12$120 gets 25%

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