There looks to be plenty of value to be had, and Mark has included some chances at big odds in each leg.
Race 4: The Aviary @ Royal Randwick Plate (1150m)
Selections: 2, 3, 9
Dreaming For More’s (2) last trial was good under her own steam, she looks set to run well on debut. Foxpack (3) was untouched in trial win, she deserves early favouritism if she can run up to that. Unify (9) made good ground behind Foxpack in her last trial, and ran second to a smart horse at her last race start.
Race 5: Bisley Workwear Handicap (1800m)
Selections: 4, 5, 6, 7
Missybeel (4) got too far back in the Mudgee Cup last start, and can improve with a positive ride here. Nacho Libre (5) is some query at the 1800m but super honest and always puts himself in the race. See The Master (6) is a great chance to improve getting away from Canterbury at last. The 1800m could be a plus also. Saint Katarina (7) looks suited dropping back to 1800m, and the jockey change to McDonald can only assist.
Race 6: The Agency Real Estate Handicap (1150m)
Selections: 1, 7, 10, 11, 12
Handfast (1) has returned in good order and is better suited away from Canterbury, will get back but has a chance. All Too Royal (7) is up in class here but will get his chance with McDonald on. Witches (10) resumes for a new stable, comes off some nice trials and has a good jockey booked – can certainly win if ready. Bull Market (11) raced well early in his prep last time in, has a chance first up here. Tell Me (12) has been perfectly suited in her Canterbury wins at her last two starts and looks under the odds, but is in great form and must be included.
Race 7: Hyland Race Colours Handicap (1400m)
Selections: 5, 7, 10, 12
Oakfield Captain (5) is coming off a very strong first up win and needs to repeat that second-up, but looks a value chance. Thy Kingdom Come (7) is becoming costly but have to forgive last run, and he gets a chance to go to his best with McDonald on. Love Shack Baby (10) put in a good first up run when totally unsuited, should roll forward here and is good odds in the early market. Thunder Pace’s (12) time wasn’t great in his maiden win last start, but he’s an improver who will race on the pace.