RACE 1: DORA EXPLORER (8) did the job for us by winning last start, then lost it in the room, this field has more depth but she should measure up. FEKITOA (7) looked more like it last time, he only battled up the straight but should improve, put him in your combinations. Overlook the recent runs of SIERRA GOLD (4) and APPERANCE (11) they are better than that and get their chance to break through in this.
RACE 2: LOTTIE MOON (7) did enough on debut at Waimate to be a strong each way chance here. MALINKA (12) went a couple of nice races on the West Coast she will be spot on today, each way.MORINGSTAR GOLD(8)has been to the fore at recent workouts, he is likely to push forward from his wide draw, looks like he might still need one but can’t be discounted.
RACE 3: AWESOME IMPEE (4) still learning about the game but so are most of them in this, she has a bit of scope to go further than a maiden trot, follow your money. MIDNIGHT ASSASSIN (8) is in that same category, a win isn’t far away. ONE OVER DA SON (14)is another that lacks a bit of strength but is trotting well enough to be a threat here.
RACE 4: FUSITUA (3) should be at good value, only the draw beat him at Waimate, from this handy draw he should race a lot closer to the pace, expect better. MAGICAL MELLISSA (1) and THE FONZ (2) are both drawn to do no work in the running, they are good enough to follow speed and be sound place chances at least.
RACE 5: It’s been a long time since JOHNNY EYRE (5) has been in such a low grade but that to the junior driver concession here he is, well placed to get that confidence booster that he needs. CHEEZEL (2) will enjoy the front row draw and being back on the grass surface, each way, also watch GLENGARRY KNIGHT (8) now that he is on the beach with the Hopes, he can turn his recent form right around.
RACE 6: Drawn the pole BUSH MAN (1) looks to be the hardest to beat, he has enough speed early to hold up the lead or trail if he chooses, either way hard to beat, MR ASIA (10) should follow the likely favourite through early, at worst he will be 3 back and from there he is capable of winning, also include LUCY DIAMOND (2) from the good draw and PLAYBOY PRINCE (11) that will be a lot fitter this time up.
RACE 7: LOOK AHEAD (5) is resuming after a short break, he has been kept up to the mark at trials and workouts so won’t lack fitness, he looks well placed off the front in this. FOREIGNER (10) has been knocking on the door and doesn’t have to improver much from his last effort to take this. Consider good old SUGAR CANE (12) she wilted late after working hard last start, if she can somehow find the front then she becomes a winning proposition.
RACE 8: UNICO ENCHANTRESS (5) just came up short at Waimate after getting a sweet trip, she will strip fitter and can go one better here. ULTIMATE ROCKER (2) from his handy draw can bounce back quickly, include. GET IT ON (6) showed enough when last tried, he is now with his owner/trainer Damien Love who has him ticking over nicely at the workouts, whatever he does here he will improve on.
RACE 9:Nothing went right for TIEBREAKER (1) last start but was still making up plenty of ground from an impossible position, gets his chance to atone in this. MIGHTY MONICA (8) has been thereabouts in all her runs to date, same again. JUST N AWE (9) is another that has been racing consistently all season, each way. Longer odds JUST BEN (15) has a tough draw but was luckless last start, can spice up the exotic bet types.
RACE 10: GEORGIAS BARON (2) is taking a bit of a step up in class for this and has Morrie Mac booked to drive, that alone is enough for us to put it on top. THREE IDEAS (10) put in a tough effort at Waimate last start, drawn 2nd of the unruly 10 metre handicap starters will actually suit him, another honest effort can be expected. FORGOTTEN HIGHWAY (11) should go on to all quaddie tickets after his pleasing run fresh up.
RACE 11: TAKE AFTER ME (11) just missed 2 starts back then no go at Addington, back on a more suitable surface and he should bounce back at good odds. RED HOT ROCKET (12) probably would have run in the money at Waimate had he not left a trail before the bend, follow your money. IDEALINVASION (13) must be respected in his current form, can make it 3 in a row. ONE OVER DOVER (14) only has to hold it together for the whole race to be a big threat here, worth a risk.
RACE 12: Give MAD LU LI (11) another chance, she got too far back last time and couldn’t pick up until the race was over, hopefully she gets a good run through and make amends for her last effort. GOD ONLY KNOWS (5) has a nice sprint when saved up, each way with a trip that suits. BIRD OFPARADISE (4) is in great touch at the moment and as a winner of 8 races should be included in everything.
BEST BET: RACE 9: #1 TIEBREAKER
BEST EACH WAY: RACE 6: #10 MR ASIA
VALUE EACH WAY: RACE 5 #8 GLENGARRY KNIGHT
BEST ROUGHIE: RACE 4 #3 FUSITUA
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