Racing

Midweek Best Bets

Wednesday’s midweek metro racing comes from Sale and Warwick Farm.

With 15 races across the Melbourne and Sydney venues, we have plenty of chances to bag a profit.

We’ve picked out the best two bets for Sale and Warwick Farm with our midweek selections.

Sale

Race 3

After finishing runner-up at his first run back, the Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young-trained BE AMAZING ($12.00 TopBetta) can go one better when she lines up in Race 3 of the day at Sale. The filly has had two career runs and had a few excuses on debut last year at Mornington but looked good at Cranbourne recently and chased hard behind All Too Handy. She should be an improver at her second run back and will enjoy a nice run in transit with Michael Walker on board from barrier 3.

Race 5

MANZALA ($3.30 MadBookie) lined up at Group 1 level in the recent South Australian Derby (2500m) and should find this a lot easier after just fading late to run 7th in the staying race for the youngsters behind Qafila. Prior to that he just missed out in a BenchMark 64 at Warracknabeal and ran some competitive races at both Bendigo and Flemington in stronger company. He will be much better suited in this class and should appreciate the likely Soft conditions. The Nick Smart-trained galloper should possie up close to the speed and it will be no surprise to see him fighting it out at the business end.

Warwick Farm

Race 4

I am pretty keen on a couple of Godolphin horses at Warwick Farm on Wednesday and the first of those is WATCHDOG ($8.00 TopBetta), who lines up in Race 4. The four-year-old stepped out at Scone recently and finished runner-up behind High Shine but meets that horse 2.5kg better at the weights and has drawn in a favourable spot. The consistent performer has placed in 10 off 13 career runs and has placed twice in the past when third up. He will settle just off the speed and with Tim Clark on board he should go very close.

Race 6

PHAISTOS ($3.80 MadBookie) wears the blue colours in Race 6 and is another that comes off a run at Scone, taking out a Class 1 at the venue on May 10. In that race, the three-year-old settled in a midfield spot and was able to gain a split at the 300m mark before working home in very solid fashion to score in what was a big field of gallopers. The son of Helmet has had three career runs and was competitive in what has turned out to be an excellent form race when second up at Flemington last year. Expect him to improve further off his first up run and from barrier 4 he will be hard to hold out.