Playing 2/3 $500, 9 handed, solid table. Sydney Australia casino. V is a good player. We respect each other's play.
UTG opens to $15 (std rise size). V calls in mid poz. I call on the button with A
Big blind, bad player with about $300, raises to $35. Initial raiser calls, V calls I call. Pot of $142
Bb checks (which surprises me), as does UTG and V. I bet $85. BB and UTG fold. V makes it $335.
We both started hand with about $650.
What do you make of my play pre, and my flop bet?
And most importantly, What's my play?