Today's expert picks for Invercargill

The Invercargill Trotting Club has produced a comprehensive betting guide for today’s huge Group One Invercargill Cup meeting at Ascot Park.

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Invercargill Cup Day Betting Analysis - Race 1

McLean looks primed and ready for a big return to racing after two nice local workout wins.

He’s taken on better fields than this and he should take plenty of holding out from his great draw.

Need A Change is a very honest type and she’s also drawn well, so she looks like a strong eachway hope.

Magie Do has a great draw and she can give a bit of cheek and potentially pay a handy place divvie.

Baileys Art ran an improved race here on Wednesday, a repeat of that performance has her in the mix.

Mydadtheterror and Mamma Mia rate next best and are worth throwing in Trifectas and First4s.

Selections: McLean (3), Need A Change (2), Magie Do (1), Baileys Art (13).

Suggested: McLean – Win (3)

Invercargill Cup Day Betting Analysis - Race 2

Sweet Diamond has secured a draw advantage over her main rivals which makes her top pick.

Her last start wasn’t scintillating, but her trainers have made key gear changes that should make her a bigger force today.

Treacherous Gall is a really classy type who has faced stronger field than this, she’s a big winning chance.

Betta Watch Out was close behind Treacherous Gall in their last starts in top-level company, she’s bound to be running on strongly into the placings.

Wayward Angel is still a maiden but she slots into a very nice draw which brings hope of a top-four finish.

Selections: Sweet Diamond (6), Treacherous Gall (8), Betta Watch Out (7), Wayward Angel (2)

Suggested: Sweet Diamond – Win (6)

Invercargill Cup Day Betting Analysis - Race 3

Impressive last-start winners Justine Jaccka and Andover The Keys go head-to-head here, with Justine Jaccka getting the nod as top pick.

She seems to be improving and now looks the perfect time for her to tackle a race like this.

Andover The Keys produced a mammoth last-start win at Winton, if she is able to replicate that performance she will take plenty of holding out.

John’s Boy is a very honest type and looks a safe bet for eachway punters, he was only just denied by Andover The Keys in their last meeting.

Imperial Man has been making mistakes recently but if he were able to trot the way he would be able to give plenty of cheek.

Selections: Justine Jaccka (8), Andover The Keys (7), Johns Boy (6), Imperial Man (10)

Suggested: Justine Jaccka – Eachway

Invercargill Cup Day Betting Analysis - Race 4

In a very even line up, Bizzie Lou looks a big winning hope following her emphatic win over the same distance at the track in her last start.

From a handy draw, she should land handy enough to get her winning shot.

Folklore is the best-performed horse in this field and despite copping a tough draw she’s a big winning threat.

De La Renta ran an outstanding race in her last start at Winton, she’s right in the mix if she can replicate the times she ran there.

Magnetic Terror is a very genuine type who measures right up in this field.

Quaddie VC should not be ruled out, he can win this race with his best game.

Selections: Bizzie Lou (3), Folklore (8), De La Renta (2), Magnetic Terror (7)

Suggested: Bizzie Lou – Eachway

Invercargill Cup Day Betting Analysis - Race 5

All of the top hopes have been handed tricky draws which by comparison means Obsession’s barrier 9 alley isn’t too bad at all.

This classy filly ran second in her last start in the Group One New Zealand Oaks which looks outstanding form.

A Bettor You ran a respectable race alongside Obsession and she can make a big impact despite copping a tough draw.

Nutcracker has the best draw of the leading hopes on the front line, her recent workout runs have been nice.

Joe’s Rock is no stranger to this company and she looks a big chance of filling a first four placing.

Selections: Obsession (9), A Bettor You (8), Nutcracker (6), Joes Rock (7)

Suggested: Obsession (9) – Win

Invercargill Cup Day Betting Analysis - Race 6

Five Wise Men’s recent third placing in the Group One Dominion looks outstanding form for this race.

The small field should be a huge help in overcoming his back mark, on class he is the clear top pick.

Peregrine strikes the right time to take on a race of this stature following her great run of form in premier fields.

Excuse My French is a trotter on the rise and he has the big advantage of starting from the front line.

Tweedledee will have no fears about racing at this level and he’s a genuine top-four contender.

Selections: Five Wise Men (6), Peregrine (5), Excuse My French (2), Tweedledee (4)

Suggested: Five Wise Men – Win

Invercargill Cup Day Betting Analysis - Race 7

History will be made this afternoon and B D Joe is in prime position to etch his name into the record books.

He looks to be in a great place judging by his last start win over Self Assured and he gets a 10m head-start over him, which could be the winning factor.

Self Assured is absolute class and cannot be underestimated, he’s a huge winning chance and only second pick by a tiny margin.

Spankem is a veteran at this level and has an outstanding record over this distance, he’s clear third pick.

Sand Wave and Krug rate next best after their excellent last-start efforts.

Sand Wave was very brave in the Group One New Zealand Derby, while Krug hit the line strongly behind B D Joe in his recent Addington win.

Selections: B D Joe (6), Self Assured (8), Spankem (9), Sand Wave (7)

Suggested: B D Joe & Self Assured – Quinella

Invercargill Cup Day Betting Analysis - Race 8

An explosive debut win at Winton announced Captain Tom as a horse with a big future.

Though he meets seasoned types here, he gets the big advantage of drawing inside of his main rivals which is enough to make him top pick.

Da Vinci is right up to winning this and he has the tactical speed to help him overcome a tough draw.

With Style never seems to get a lot of luck, but he’s a quality animal who should go a great race.

Rakamurph is also well up to competing in this field, he has strong top-four claims.

Selections: Captain Tom (3), Da Vinci (7), With Style (4), Rakamurph (6)

Suggested: Captain Tom – Eachway

Invercargill Cup Day Betting Analysis - Race 9

A lack of recent racing is against Charlie P but in his favour he is from a stable that can have horses ready to fire on big days.

With a great turn of foot and great manners, Charlie P looks well-placed to run a big race.

Minnie McGoogan is very honest and reliable and is arguably one of the safest bets in this race.

Wy Fi has been a bit of a head-scratcher but punters are always wise to put their faith in the All Stars Stable.

Jimmy Carter is well capable of winning this and he may be a value option give he’s been out of form recently.

Selections: Charlie P (8), Minnie McGoogan (6), Wy Fi (4), Jimmy Carter (10)

Suggested: Charlie P – Eachway

Invercargill Cup Day Betting Analysis - Race 10

The draws for this race clearly favour Westar Lad who has been in great form recently.

With a top driver on, he looks set to take plenty of catching from barrier 1.

Better Fly was tenacious in defeat here on Wednesday, a repeat of that effort would make her a big force in this race.

Though he’s hasn’t drawn perfectly, Foveaux Strait is well up to winning this and looks a very safe eachway bet.

Rightazz is a genuine type and though he has a slightly tricky draw to contend with he looks a solid top-four option.

Selections: Westar Lad (1), Better Fly (5), Foveaux Strait (10), Rightazz (11)

Suggested: Better Fly – Eachway



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