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Werribee Cup preview

The highest-class race in Victoria this weekend is Sunday's Werribee Cup. Once upon a time it run in the middle of the spring carnival but that has all changed since Werribee became the international quarantine centre. This calendar slot is a new one but it might prove to be the right timing. With the majority of horses coming out of either the Sandown or Ballarat Cups it makes for an intriguing contest. Time will tell.

Supplying the preview here is the team from Premium Punting, @premiumpunting

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Werribee Cup

Unusual Suspect - Solid run in Sandown Cup. That produced a very high rating. Have queries of horses having "spike" ratings and haven't won for a while.

King Diamond - Did well to win the Ballarat Cup at big odds. Goes up 1.5kg on that run. Won at this dist. Needs to improve again on last start figure. Can consider.

I'm Jake - Bold run down inside in Sandown Cup. Only goes up 0.5kg here. Maps well. Ready to hit peak rating again. Each-way chance.

Pelicano - Really good run in Ballarat Cup. Only up 0.5kg and gets Boss on board who dominated country staying cups. Ready to peak and win here.

Apres - Good win in lowly graded race at Moonee Valley. Much harder here. If doesn't run on Friday night is hard to consider here.

Lucky Angel - Bolted in to finally get the win she was after last time. Harder race here and only drops 0.5kg with wide alley. Figures need to really improve.

Niptious - Figures nowhere near up to this.

Pace Analysis: The pace should be genuine with the small field. Niptious is the natural leader with a few horses looking to sit close behind.

Overview: Going with 4 here from 3, then 2,1

Recommended Bets: Using prices back 4 & 3

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1615 local time, 0515 GMT

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12 [8.0] Keep Cool (54) 80-1

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