Starting with the Epsom:
Very even field in this race. Raheeb a deserved favourite after thrashing a hot field in Newcastle. However, as always value must be found. Until it drew barrier 18, I was very keen on Theseo. Even after drawing the car park it is hard for me to not be on. After a massive run at WFA, Theseo comes into this race well suited. If he can get across with the good early speed he is renowned for, I don't see why he can't win this. There are a number of formlines at play here, but I think that the best is by far the George Main - as such, Theseo, Mentality and Gallant Tess come in well.
If you are keen on the Judged formline, why not take Spy Zaim at $101. Captain assures me that he put in a far better run than the winner on Saturday in the Bill Ritchie.
Musket's run in the Shannon is up. Lines up fairly well, and there has to be a lot of scope for improvement in a horse that is making just its 9th start at the age of 5.
Work around Gallant Tess - Theseo - Mentality - Musket
Other horses to have a look at:
Hoystar (The Shorts) - this is his more appropriate distance and he will be too good.
Sunburnt Land (Gilgai) - Paying $9 and by far the class of the field. Get on him while he is still an emergency. If he gets in the field, you will wake up tomorrow to see $2.50. If you like value, why not try the old stager Mr Baritone at $21. Came from the tail of the field behind Typhoon Zed in a slowly run race last start. A genuine weight for age horse that is pretty well weighted here.
The Hussler might go down tomorrow - there are threats coming from all over the place! I am not betting on this race, but if you like Maldivian/Littorio/Guillotine/? for the Caulfield Cup, you should do it before tomorrow. At the moment, the price of everything in the cup is being inflated as there is a $2.50 favourite that may not run. If he doesn't finish off tomorrow, people will be off he Huss for the longer trips in a big hurry.
Best Bet: Hoystar
Best each-way: Mr Baritone