BAIRNSDALE - Alex Marsh
Race 6, No 3 STRAVIERA
Nothing went right for her first up at Moonee Valley where she was trapped three wide the trip. Draws a little better here and drops to a race with very little depth. The favorite has had plenty of chances and Straviera was very competitive around some handy types last prep.
Race 7, No 2 INTERNSHIP
Honest campaigner who wins last start if he didn’t have to do so much work from the outside gate. Draws better here and finds a pretty awful race with even less depth. Doesn’t win out of turn but he should be beating these on present form.
Race 4, No 6 ALABAMA MAN
Wasn’t a great performance second up at Werribee last start but should have finished much closer on debut if it wasn’t for a pretty ordinary ride. Tough day for value here given the weak fields but this local is bred to stay all day and it will be worth keeping an eye on him in the betting.
CANBERRA - David Taggart