RACING: Tarzan wins a race at Corbould Park, Caloundra, this year.
RACING: Tarzan wins a race at Corbould Park, Caloundra, this year. Patrick Woods

Punt today to support Queensland drought appeal

HORSE RACING: Birdsville gets the chance to shine on Saturday with a big push to bring the country cup meeting to greater attention.

The #BetOnBirdsville campaign is pushing people to have a bet and raise money for Queensland Drought Appeal.

Racing Queensland will donate half of all wagering revenue to the cause.

If you're having a bet in the main race on Saturday, you could do worse than Palace Tycoon at each-way odds.

Congelator, which ran fifth behind Belfyler in the 2017 Warwick Cup, is also a chance in the wide field.

The first group one of the season in Melbourne greets us from Caulfield with a good field for the Memsie Stakes.

Vega Magic lines up as favourite after a dominant first-up victory, but will have tough competition from the likes of Kementari and Happy Clapper.

One to keep an eye on is Kings Will Dream. He's fancied in a number of features markets later in the spring, and while the 1400 metres will be too short, look for him to be running on late.

PETER SCHMIDT (SDSP) - Just Orm (Sunshine Coast, Race 3, No9)

Gets in well at the weights following a nice trial at Doomben. The drop back to five furlongs helps, and the five-year-old has a good record at the track. If he can slot into a nice position from the gate he'll be right in the finish.

NICK INMON (BUSHkids) - Scrabble (Sunshine Coast, Race 8 No1)

Won impressively at this track two starts ago and should have won last start as well.

Comes back to the 1200m but might just prove too good for this lot at around $8.