Alligator Blood will contest the Stradbroke Handicap. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Vo Rogue Plate Day Tips & Preview

The Queensland Summer Racing Carnival might be the most underrated Carnival on the national calendar.

Every Saturday at the moment we are treated to outstanding racing in the Sunshine State and that continues this week with Vo Rogue Plate Day at Eagle Farm. 

We have analysed every single race on the card and our complete 2019 Vo Rogue Plate Day tips can be found below. 

Magic Millions Insurance Handicap (1800m) - 1.08pm AEDT
6. Slow Hands

This is an excellent day of racing, but this is a fairly putrid way to start the day. 

Slow Hands is a little bit of a cat and I can’t back her with a huge amount of confidence. 

In saying that, this is a fairly poor race and he does appeal at the current price. 

TAB Benchmark Handicap (1500m) - 1.47pm AEDT
4. Eleven Eleven

Dual-acceptors are the worst and should not be allowed. 

If Eleven Eleven does run in this race he will be very tough to beat, but he has also been included in the Vo Rogue Plate acceptances. 

Until Greg Hickman makes a decision, it is tough to have a firm view on this race. 

Magic Millions QTIS Ratings Band Handicap (1200m) - 2.27pm AEDT
7. Pennino

This isn’t the most interesting race of the day, but Pennino does appeal at the current price. 

Her overall record is poor and it has been a long time between wins.

In saying that, she has run well against much stronger fields in the George Moore Stakes and The Gateway, which is more than good enough form to win this contest. 

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Magic Millions Shoot Out (2200m) - 3.07pm AEDT
1. The Candy Man

The Candy Man can!

I’m developed a serious horse-crush on The Candy Man and there really is no reason that he can’t continue his winning ways. 

His last start victory was excellent and the scary thing for his rivals is that he might prove even better over 2200 metres. 

The Candy Man into Alligator Blood double is going to be very popular! 

Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate (1400m) - 3.47pm AEDT
1. Alligator Blood

Alligator Blood is the star that Queensland racing so badly needed.

I still don’t know how he didn’t win the Caulfield Guineas and Caulfield Guineas form is definitely strong enough to win the Vo Rogue Plate. 

Alligator Blood’s victory in the Gold Edition Plate was excellent and he will only be better over 1400 metres.

He is odds-on, but you still need to be getting about ‘The Gator’! 

Group 3 BJ McLachlan Stakes (1200m) - 4.27pm AEDT
8. Every Rose

I am willing to forgive Every Rose for her defeat in the Wyong Magic Millions Classic and I am confident that she can bounce back in the BJ McLachlan Stakes. 

I didn’t like the way that Josh Parr rode her in the Wyong Magic Millions Classic and I hope that he doesn’t play silly buggers in this contest – just take her to the front!

If Parr does ride her aggressively, she will give her rivals something to catch! 

Listed Bernborough Handicap (1600m) - 5.07pm AEDT
2. Sambro

Glen Boss + Chris Waller in Queensland = a licence to print money.

Sambro was excellent in the Villiers Stakes and the Bernborough Handicap is no tougher.

Barrier ten is a little bit awkward, but Glen Boss is riding with plenty of confidence and he always finds another length or two when he returns to Queensland!  

The Buffering (1400m) - 5.47pm AEDT
3. Gaulois

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – when James Cummings sends a horse to Brisbane, you simply have to back it. 

Gaulois finished his Winter campaign with an excellent win in the Rowley Mile and that sort of form is more than good enough to win The Buffering. 

He has never won first-up, but he is always thereabouts and the combination of Cummings and Damien Oliver has lengths over any of the Queensland partnerships. 

Nudgee Stakes (1200m) - 6.30pm AEDT
1. Invincibella

It is absolutely ridiculous that Invincibella is $11 in Nudgee Stakes betting. 

I know that James Cummings trains her, but I can’t get Multaja as short as her current quote after a string of lacklustre performances. 

Invincibella didn’t win a race during the Spring, but she generally competed in stronger company than this and she has an excellent record in Queensland. 

She is the best each-way bet on the card and I would be shocked if she isn’t in the finish.