The Melbourne Mail - November 4

Derby Day has long been considered the best betting day on the Australian racing calendar and there is nothing about this year's card to dampen those claims - what a meeting!
Betting should be spirited throughout the day. There's 140 runners across the nine races and we haven't marked a single one shorter than $4.00.
The horse with the honour of being marked $4.00 and the likeliest winner on the day in the view of The Melbourne Mail is Darren Weir's Wakeful-bound filly Teodora and we will make her out bet of the day with $7.50 being bet in the early markets.
She started hard in the betting in the Ethereal last time and she ran really well there to finish fourth with the pattern of the day slightly against her give the run that she had outside runners. That was a strongly run contest and she arrived there up in trip off a very slowly run mile at Bendigo.
The hard run 1 1⁄4 m can top her right off and gives her a real platform to improve at Flemington.
It's not hard to find horses with positive angles at each way odds on a card like this. We'll wait till the last and settle on another one from the Darren Weir yard (stick with the strength!) in First Among Equals.
He just poked around at his first run for the stable in the Schillaci but his effort was sound enough to think that he's back in good order and we are tipping he improves sharply into what looks a target race for him in the east.
His best form in the west rates strongly. A horse with a strong yard, with a top jockey, looking well set and we fancy he is good enough at the level - there's more than enough ticks here to be getting the 20-1 onto our side.

Bet Of The Day: Race 2 #10 Teodora @ $7.50
Each Way Play: Race 9 #5 First Among Equals @ $21.00

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