OUR experts give you an early shot at finding that elusive midweek winner as they look at the major cards around the nation.

CANTERBURY

NIC ASHMAN (The Daily Telegraph)

HELFORD RIVER
Race 2, No .8

He’s a better horse this campaign and is ready to win this first-up off some strong trackwork.
STEPHEN ZAMMIT (The Daily Telegraph)

DYLAN’S DEEVA

Race 2, No. 2

From the John Sargent yard, this filly was on debut when forced to race wide and really work on the speed when a close 2nd over 1200m at Wyong in late June 25. Drawn handily here and should land in a great sport form the outset. Fitter now and will have derived great benefit from that run. Looks hard to hold out.

JOHN DAVIS (The Daily Telegraph)

SENSUALISM

Race 4, No. 9

Peaked on her run 100m out after having to cart field up to a tearaway leader at Rosehill last month but still battled away on OK. Terrific money-spinner who should acquit herself well in this Benchmark 75.

SHAYNE O’CASS (The Sportsman)

LAUCALA
Race 2, No. 10

A daughter of the super sire More Than Ready, who is just about the best source of 2YO’s in the world today. This $240,000 Ingham/Waller Easter yearling has finished third in two recent trials and was never let go by the rider at any stage in either heat. Lovely type and from a tremendous family.

GRAFTON

NIC ASHMAN (The Daily Telegraph)

SAAHER
Race 1, No. 6

First starter that trialled nicely and despite being a rising four-year-old on debut, he looks better than these.

BENDIGO

MICHAEL MANLEY (Herald Sun)
MORDICUS
Race 3, No. 8

Impressed at his debut when second to a useful performer in King’s Command over 1100m here. Should be improved by that and extra distance ideal.

SUNSHINE COAST

BRAD DAVIDSON (Gold Coast Bulletin)
YOUNG FUN
Race 4, No. 2

The $10 available in early markets seems to be over the odds and he ran third in stronger company when first-up for five months. Should strip fitter here and he looks over the odds. Stradam in race five also looks over the odds in early markets.

BALAKLAVA

BEN SCADDEN (The Advertiser)

LOCKDOWN JACK
Race 2, No. 4
He really caught the eye on debut at Morphettville a couple of weeks ago when he settled well back and charged home between runners to be beaten a half-length. He’s drawn perfectly and sure to take a power of beating.