Ok well might be good to hear from a few others as well mate. I thought the idea was to put together a FF and thats what i was working on solving. You wanna move the goalposts fine.
8 picks is not too expensive either. i had 3 x 5 x7 x 9 yesterday and had 3.30% of the pool which paid more than the trifecta. It cost 11 dollars. The point of an exotic bet is a decent collect, ie 1K+ which is very doable. With the good punting brains around here its a very achievable outcome and nobody is going to get bored.
As far as next week goes, the first race i would look at is Russian Caravans r