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RACE OF THE DAY: THE GOODWOOD
It might be a no contest, but you can't go past Black Caviar at 4.50pm when she notches her 21st consecutive win. She'll add another chapter to her outstanding career with victory in the $500,000 group 1 and it's hard to see her doing this in anything other than a canter. There's next to nothing racing against her, but that won't stop another 30,000 people turning up to be a part of history. For the record, she's got eight rivals in today's race, but she'll start at her shortest odds in history ($1.04), suggesting it's a formality. For anyone out there thinking Black Caviar will lose, there is some super coin on offer. We're Gonna Rock and Go The Knuckle are on the next line of betting at $26. Anything else, name your price. There is quality racing in Brisbane too as the winter carnival picks up. The BTC Cup headlines the day's racing at Doomben.
BET OF THE DAY
TEMPLE OF BOOM
There's no point backing Black Caviar - here at Know Your Nags we're more interested in winning more than 80 cents from our $20 investment. The BTC Cup provides us with value. There is a major question mark over race favourite Buffering heading into the race after trainer Rob Heathcote suggested the last start winner was injured with a sore hoof. It opens up the race for Temple Of Boom, a group 1 winner in the Sydney carnival. He can win again here at good odds. Despite drawing barrier 15, jockey James McDonald will have about 300metres to work across. A run similar to his win in the Galaxy will deliver the goods again.
LAY DOWN YOUR LOBSTER
How to spend $20 on today's races: $5 EACH WAY, Doomben, race seven, No.4, Temple Of Boom The key is the track. Eight of his 10 wins have been on dead tracks or softer. If Doomben remains dead or worse, Temple Of Boom is a huge hope. If it dries out to good, keep your money safe. The form horse who should be hitting the line at the right time. $5 WIN, Caulfield, race eight, No.1, Under The Eiffel Jockey Jacob Rule will claim 2kilograms today, making the 58kg Under The Eiffel is being asked to carry very reasonable. He's down in class today after running in listed and group races this campaign. Big chance. $5 WIN, Rosehill, race eight, No.10, Cosmonaut Pushes out to 1500m today after hitting the line at full speed first up over the 1300 metres, Bart Cummings appears to have this four-year-old steaming along this preparation. Meets a mediocre field well weighted and has drawn a decent gate. Will take a mountain of stopping.