Saturday’s metro racing in Melbourne and Sydney comes from Flemington and Rosehill with plenty of standout performers to back.
Read our best bets for the weekend below:
LAURE ME IN ($2.31 ClassicBet) has been out of luck in his last two starts when holding a strong chance. At Caulfield two starts ago, he went down to Silentz and then was hampered have gone to the inside from a wide draw over the 1600m at Flemington. He drops 2kg for the penultimate race at Flemington and has an ideal draw in barrier 3. He looks a cut above these.
LANGHRO ($3.61 TopBetta) was a big drifter when he returned this prep on Boxing Day but flashed home for second behind Star Fall who has since travelled to Sydney and won impressively. He will be fitter second-up and the 1200m will be more suitable. He drops 7.5kg and from barrier six should get a dream run.
LJUNGBERG ($2.21 TopBetta) was hugely impressive when winning by 3.8 lengths last start and, although a short-priced favourite in this, he is one to back again. The way he exploded away from them having sat just off the speed and covered ground on the home turn, really caught the eye. Third-up over the same distance, he can overcome a tricky barrier and prove too good.
POETIC CHARMER ($4.00 ClassicBet) looked like winning with something to spare last start, but had to settle for second when Samadoubt just kept kicking to win from the front. That form has subsequently been franked with a 2nd in better company. An outside gate shouldn’t hamper Poetic Charmer, who should be in prime fitness and can win from a lot closer to the speed.