SYDNEY CUP TIP – BIG DUKE – Race 8 No. 6
The horse to beat on a three-run winning streak. Rock hard fit and out of the right camp. Big race jockey Glen Boss rides for the suspended Craig Williams and looks to be a major player at the weights.
BEST – BURNING FRONT – Race 3 No. 1 (Melbourne)
Recent form has been impressive, drops in grade and loves the track and distance. He looks too handy for these and has had support in the early market. He should be an anchor for any multi or exotic play.
VALUE – DEMONSTRATE – Race 8 No. 2 (Melbourne)
Demonstrate showed promise last prep and is a winner three times over the 1200m. He’s third-up and has won third-up previously. He has the potential to improve sharply and at the current quote looks value.
LAY – TOFFEE NOSE – Race 4 No. 11 (Melbourne)
Although Toffee Nose has been model of consistency, placing all four runs this this preparation, this is a much tougher task. Her only win came in a Pakenham maiden and she looks under the odds in this.
BACKED – GRAND DREAMER – Race 6 No. 9 (Sydney)
Grand Dreamer was a dual acceptor in both Sydney and Melbourne and has had solid support in early betting. She trialled well twice in preparation for this and she handles the wet if she heads to Sydney.