The Wolf’s best bet is a Godolphin galloper at Randwick. Here are The Wolf’s Saturday racing tips.


Bivouac can bounce back to his best here after a defeat under less than favourable circumstances first up at Flemington. The Exceed and Excel entire has never been a 1000m horse and generally goes better second up as well. Second up and out to 1300m, he looks much better place. If he finds his best form – and the Wolf expects him to – he is a class above these.
Recommended Price: $2.50
Confidence Level: 5/5


The Stifmeister ran a terrific on at this track a fortnight ago, savaging the line after getting a mile back in the run. The Lonhro gelding would have won in another stride so the step up to 1300m looks ideal. Michael Rodd can hopefully have him a little closer in the run and prove too strong late.
Recommended Price: $2.35
Confidence Level: 4/5

Humbolt Current relishes racing in Queensland. His record in the Sunshine State reads four starts for three wins and one second placing, compared to his form in New South Wales and Victoria, where has has won a solitary race from twenty one starts. That speaks volumes as to the relative weakness of Queensland staying races, and this race is certainly weak compared to the Listed contests he has contested in Sydney and Melbourne at his last two starts.
Recommended Price: $3.20
Confidence Level: 4/5

Mount Popa is one of the most promising staying prospects in the country and looks well placed to break through for his first Stakes win here at Randwick. The Hawkes team trained gelding made a big impression in two runs back in winter last year, which was only furthered by his narrow first up defeat four weeks ago at this track over a mile. Tommy Berry will need luck at the right time from barrier one but if he gets, he should be too good.
Recommended Price: $2.25
Confidence Level: 4/5

September Run is right in the top echelon of sprinters in Australia, and she looks set to claim her first open age Group 1 in a Newmarket Handicap that lacks its usual depth. The Chris Waller trained filly has won three of her last four starts, all down the straight, and comes into this off a terrific last start second in the Lightning Stakes, where she powered through the line. Out to 1200m holds no fears and she simply looks a class above.
Recommended Price: $2.00
Confidence Level: 5/5

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The gap in the market between favourite Lunakorn and Spanish Reef looks too big. Lunakorn was doing better on the line but did less work in the run than Spanish Reef, and Spanish Reef should have gained more fitness benefit from the run. Spanish Reef has won this race twice in the last three years and should be highly competitive here again with a very competitive weight.
Recommended Price: $7.00/2.50
Confidence Level: 3.5/5

Veteran galloper Humidor has hardly put a foot wrong since joining the Chris Waller stable and looks a good chance at big odds of landing his second Australian Cup. He comes in here second up which is where he usually fires, and he has a real liking for Flemington.
Recommended Price: $13/4.00
Confidence Level: 3/5

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Last year’s VRC Oaks did a great job chasing home Zou Dancer first up over 1400m and if you go through her form, she is certainly not just a stayer, boasting some terrific form over shorter trips including a second in the 1000 Guineas. Damien Oliver will give her the gun run from barrier four and she is well in under the set weights here.
Recommended Price: $2.70
Confidence Level: 4/5


Flemington 6/14 September Run & Randwick 8/1 Bivouac


Flemington: 14/1,2,3,7/1,2,3,11,12/1

Randwick: 1,2,6/1,3,5,7/1/1,2,5,6,7,9,13