Daily Dogs – Cup Night Edition

Albion Park: Race 5 (7:43pm)
No. 2 Im Explosive

I’m Explosive looks to have found top gear and she can record another win at Albion Park on Cup Night.

The daughter of Barcia Bale continued to improve with each effort earlier this prep before returning to winning form in dominant fashion at Ipswich two starts back.

She repeated that effort and result here at Albion Park last week and I can’t find a reason why she won’t be in the finish again.

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Albion Park: Race 6 (8:07pm)
No. 5 Sir Truculent

This is an outstanding edition of the Queensland Cup and there is a case to be made for several chasers, including Sir Truculent.

Sir Truculent has been a typically strong and consistent performer all preparation, and he completed an ideal lead-in to this race with a bullish win in his heat here last week.

If he steps well from Box 5, he’ll be right in the finish again, and he looks to be the value in the field at his current quote.

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Albion Park: Race 8 (9:13pm)
No. 7 Shima Shine

Simply put, he is one of the country’s best chasers and Shima Shine can record another Group 1 win in tonight’s Brisbane Cup.

The son of Barcia Bale has amassed a truly impressive win percentage of 60%, made even more stunning by the fact that he has contested 62 races since making his competitive debut.

He wasn’t troubled in his heat last week and he will take a power of beating again.

Albion Park: Race 11 (10:22pm)
Same Race Multi

Buck Or Two has been undone by poor luck at his last three starts, but he has finally drawn a marble at Albion Park tonight and can return to winning form.

The son of Thirty Talks recorded consecutive wins at Ipswich four and five starts back, but he has run into traffic at his last three and simply hasn’t been allotted the opportunity to win.

He can take up the running tonight, so I’m going to select him as the winner in a Same Race Multi and pump up my odds by also including both Soda Maxi and Lucky Duke running into the first four.

Our Same Race Multi selections are:

  • 1 Buck Or Two (Win)
  • 4 Soda Maxi (Top 4)
  • 7 Lucky Duke (Top 4)