These are two excellent betting races with chances galore and value all around.
The first of them is the Robert Sangster Stakes (Tab Classic) and there are strong finishing mares that are worth a gamble.
Subpoenaed was excellent in winning the Millie Fox and then might have just struggled to run out the 1500m of the Coolmore Classic.
Freshened up after seven weeks away, she resumes again and they get Damian Lane from a lovely barrier to settle around midfield. She just needs a run at the right time but that is her weapon assuming she gets momentum.
The other, who will charge the last bit, is Brooklyn Hustle. She was quite unlucky not to take the Oakleigh Plate and then ignore the Newmarket run.
Then completely ignore the William Reid when she was back last and got held up when switching off heels. Had she stayed on the fence she could have run second.
Both are double figures and great value plays.
Onto the Australasian Oaks where there is form coming from all parts of the country and even overseas.
The first one to look at is Steinem who had a very big job to do in the Auraria Stakes as she drew the carpark and had to circumnavigate.
Bumped and having no clear momentum to build the revs, she flattened out the last bit. Ironically she goes from gate 16 to gate 1 which could pose a problem albeit from this start, giving away lengths early is not pretty.
With any sort of fortune she appears the best one going forward.
But the filly with the look of one who is peaking up is Brookspire . Chris Waller has landed similar wins in recent years in this race with one on the rise and her rise comes just a week apart.
After contesting some Sydney lead ups to the Oaks, they put her away (probably knowing they had Hungry Heart there) and aimed her toward Adelaide.
She controlled the race at Caulfield last Saturday and drew away late over the mile. That didn't appear like the added ground would make much difference.
But Michael Walker will probably get her into the action early rather than be searching for runs late.
We can back both fillies for a profit in the Oaks.
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