It's difficult to see the Baker/Forsman team beaten in the big races at Wanganui today. Take the short odds might be the battle cry.

Botti, destined for a huge rating, should be too good in the Wanganui Guineas and stablemate Peaceful, although facing tougher opposition in the fillies race, might have a class edge. Botti is all class and will get even better as distances increase.

Yep, short odds, but accurate pricing.

Australia might be useful today. Shillelagh in Race 4 at Rosehill is an interesting runner from the Chris Waller yard. She last raced in June and goes well when fresh. Top class opposition with Trapeze Artist in the line-up, but have an each-way on Shillelagh and follow your money.


Soothing in Race 8 at Randwick will not be at any flash odds after two wins this preparation, but she is very talented. She has drawn out a bit so for insurance you could do worse than a quinella with She Knows at good odds. She has Winx jockey Hugh Bowman to assist.

Trainer Paul Nelson says he's a bit nervous about Perry Mason taking on the Great Northern Steeples at Te Aroha tomorrow, but the key will be no three trips over the Ellerslie Hill.

Perry Mason is a clean jumper and Aaron Kuru will ride him well.

In the final race at Te Aroha, English Gambler will be attempting to put his Taranaki defeat behind him. He didn't get the best of luck last time and should be back winning this time. He is bred from a Zabeel mare and should keep getting better.