I’ll take a multi with Richmond, Carlton, Brisbane and Geelong to all win this weekend. The multi price is $2.92. If you would like to fatten it up you could add Collingwood and Adelaide which swells the price to $7.32.
In First Goal Scorer betting I am backing Eddie Betts at $7.50, Michael Walters at $9, and Gary Rohan at $9.
I’ll stick with the class of Sydney, South Sydney and Melbourne to prevail once again. The multi price is $3.08.
England play Ireland in a one off Test in their preparation for the Ashes.
England will win but are are almost unbackable at $1.09.
I will get involved with Joe Root to be the leading runscorer for England at $3.60 and will also have something on Stuart Broad to be the leading wicket taker for England at $4.50.
It looks another big day locally for star Jockey William Pike who is set to ride a stack of winners.
My best bets of the weekend are as follows :
Flemington Saturday Race 8 Number 3 Reykjavik (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price $3.40) : Former West Aussie who handed in a stunning performance at his most recent outing at this track and distance when he strolled in to win by nearly three lengths. Trained by Lindsey Smith who has his team humming along at the moment and that form looks set to continue here. Will be hard to beat.
Flemington Saturday Race 9 Number 11 Usain Bowler (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price $3.40) : Smart sprinter and should relish the drop back to Benchmark company after competing at Group 1 level in the Oakleigh Plate and Newmarket at his last two runs before going for a spell. His victory up the straight here over 1200 metres four runs ago was a phenomenal performance and if he can produce something similar here will take some stopping.
Eagle Farm Saturday Race 7 Number 1 Yogi (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price $3) : Capable stayer who has won one of his only two tries over the 3200 metre trip. Resumed from a break when beaten narrowly over 2400 metres at Rosehill in the Winter Cup and should come on significantly for that effort. Has always been well thought of and this looks a very suitable race.
Belmont Saturday Race 5 Number 13 Zaratite (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price $2.05) : One of William Pike’s many great chances on the day. This horse has been smashed in betting firming from $4.80 into $2.05 and was a nice effort to win last time out at Pinjarra. This is not a strong race and with even luck should be too classy for his opposition.
Mandurah Friday Race 7 Number 1 Slingshot Gypsy (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price Not Available) : Slick beginner who should shoot straight to the top and defy running down – aiming up at a winning hat trick and looks likely to achieve it here. Other nice bets on the card look to be 3-8 Dove’s Cry, 6-5 Mottza and on an each way basis race 8 number 2 Sunset Echo.