Deane Lester’s Best Bets
RACE 2 NO.3 CRACK THE CODE
Promising filly CRACK THE CODE steps up to stakes class when she contests the Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200m) and looks ideally placed to continue on her winning way. The Mick Price trained filly has won three of her four starts to date including a solid win over 1100 metres at Caulfield on January 26. She looks ready to step up in distance and appears drawn to enjoy a sweet run with the services of champion jockey Damien Oliver. On a competitive program, CRACK THE CODE looks the best bet of the day.
RACE 7 NO.4 SOCIAL SPIN
SOCIAL SPIN has enjoyed a good summer campaign and can continue on his winning way when he runs in the Autumn Stakes (1400m). The three year old has won four of his nine starts to date including consecutive wins at Flemington and Caulfield. He looks to have a fitness edge on some of his better performed rivals and appeals as a big chance of recording a hat trick of city wins.
RACE 9 NO.4 AVILIUS
AVILIUS kicks off his Festival Of Racing campaign when he runs in the T.S.Carlyon Cup (1600m) and should prove hard to beat. The James Cummings trained import recorded four consecutive wins last preparation before defeats in the Cox Plate and the Melbourne Cup. He looks to have trialled well in preparations for this race and is being set on an Australian Cup path. He’s a high quality horse that should prove hard to beat.Market Market