Bay Truffle (Kembla R4 No. 7) - is an unsually bred filly by Venice Beach who is an unraced Redoute's Choice son out of a half-sister to Northerly. Bay Truffle had the ears pricked - literally - for the last 300m of her trial at H'bury on Jun 16 which she won easily and very, very impressively indeed. Makes her debut in the ideal race, being that this is 1000m. She is fast, no doubt; let us all hope she can keep it going under race pressure. Has a benefical draw and a claim.
Fine Fettle (Morphettville R7 No. 9) - is a lightly-raced 6YO daughter of Blevic with just 5 starts under her belt. From those, she has managed a 1 win and three 2nds and take it as read, she was rather unlucky not to have got the chocs at Strathalbyn first-up for 88-weeks no less! Rule No. 7 of the Punters Lawbook says 'don't back horses second-up off long breaks' but perhaps this is one time to make an exception.
Imaging (Mildura Monday R3 No. 4) - From SWAN HILL (VIC) 8/6 - slow 6 Imaging (2nd 975m Mdn): broke with them and went back off a wide gate to settle last and three wide with cover. Came to the centre of the track but had to wait for a run to open up nearing the 200m. Charged at the line when clear but wanted to hang in sharply and kept having to be straightened up which cost him a win. Still a top run for his debut. Follow up.
- Scratched from a race at Bendigo on Thursday. Drawn one here.
The Alfonso (Rosehill R4 No. 1) - has impressed in winning his last two starts, comes in extremely well at the weights here and should take plenty of beating once again.
Vain Queen (Flemington R7 No. 9) - bounced back to her best last start when an easy winner against her own sex, is 2 from 2 up the straight and despite this being a harder affair looks hard to beat.
Dark Delight (Belmont R3 No. 4) - has been very consistent since resuming from a spell, should be ready to peak here and William Pike sticks.
ROSEHILL: Inz'N'Out (Rosehill R1 No. 1) - Tuesday, course proper, 16m out, going good, 600m (with Dragon Lair) in 36.68, last 200m in 11.97.
BROADMEADOW: Express Power (Rosehill R3 No. 2) - Saturday, Pro Ride, 1000m (with Jimmy Says Yes) in 1:0.7.50, last 600m in 38.20.
CAULFIELD: Dig A Pony (Flemington R3 No. 3) - Tuesday, steeple grass, going heavy, 1200m in 1:22.84, last 600m in 39.01.
FLEMINGTON: Balaclava Lady (Flemington R8 No. 8) - Tuesday, Pro Ride, going good, 1000m in 1:06.40, last 400m in 24.51.
*Randwick trackman is on leave.
Sportsman's weekend winnersSUNSHINE COAST: Agitate (R2 No. 1 Trainer Kelly Schweida) - looked super in leading all the way four runs back in the Listed Mick Dittman, beating subsequent winner Havana over 1100m, but has found the wide gates and 1200m a bridge too far at his last three. Had no answer for the inform Architect last time at Eagle Farm but still clung on to second spot and the big kicker for tomorrow is that he finally drops back to 1000m. Likely to be two lengths in front on settling and over this shorter trip they won’t catch him.
FLEMINGTON:Jimando (R6 No. 8 Trainer Tony McEvoy) - got lost out the back when resuming at Morphettville last time, giving them a big start on the bend but motoring home over the last 200m to finish close-up behind Nearest To Pin. Given some time to get over that run and will appreciate the extra trip tomorrow. Goes very well at Flemington and improved many lengths second-up last prep carrying 60kg to victory over this course and distance. Incredible value at $11.
MORPHETTVILLE: More Than Eagle (R2 No. 7 Trainer David Jolly) - is a Wolf Blass mare resuming for the first time since finishing 4th at MP on Jan 18. She has only had the 8 starts so far for 2 wins and 3 placings. One of those placings was a 3rd on a slow track so we cannot seriously vouch for her on anything worse but feel sure that her trainer will sum up the situation and chose wisely. If not tomorrow, then some other time.
RACE 1. NO 3 LITTLE BROWN HORSE 4.60 FOUND FORM AGAIN AT GC AND MIGHT GO ON WITH IT. BEEN CLOSE UP MOSTLY THIS TIME IN.
NO 5 AVALADYLUCK 4.60 HAS BEEN TIPPED EVFERY START THIS TIME IN.. 3 STARTS 3 LOSSES, BUT IS CERTAINLY FIT NOW… SHOULD GO WELL HERE.
NO 6 SATURN ROCK 4.80 HAS JAZZ SONG FORM, AND THATS GOOD HERE…DOES PREFER A GOOD TRACK HOW EVER.. SO THATS WHY I DID NOT ELEVATE HIGHER.
NO 1 DISCREET 12.00 IS DUE TO RUN WELL NOW HAD 2 RUNS IN.
NO 1 AGITATE 3.60 GETS BACK TO 1000 METERS AND SURELY THATS IDEAL. VERY FAST HORSE.BEEN BATTLING ON QUITE WELL OVER 1200.
NO 6 HEZABOOYDAZZLER 6.50 IS 2 FROM 2 FIRST UP AND IS A GREY HORSE EASY TO SPOT IN THE RUN.. HAS WON IMPRESSIVELY WHEN RIGHT.
NO 7 NUDE SECRETS 10.00 STRUCK FOR AS A 17TH STARTER LAST TIMEAT ROCY…. COULD PLACE HERE.
NO 8 CHRYSIN 17.00 BEEN RACING WELL AND LIKES IT HERE… ROUGHIE FOR 1ST 4.
NO 2 GOOD JOB BRO 8.00 IS IN FORM.1ST 4 CHANCE.
RACE 3. NO 3 FOREFRONT 8.50 BIG WATCH HERE, NORMALLY RUNS OVER 1200 1ST SO THAT IS A ? MARK AT LEAST, BUT THE BIG TRACK IDEAL.
NO 6 PRETTY FAMOUS 3.60 IS A 1ST SPECIALIST LOVES A SLOW TRACK SO MONITOR TRACK CONDITION. HAS GREAT FORM LINES BEING BEATEN 1 LEN BY DANCES ON STARS! BIG WATCH HERE. THAT WAS A GOOD TRACK ALSO.
NO 7 TIGER DIMEJAN 6.00 FINALLY SHOWED GOOD FORM OVER 1200 WHEN MOST SAID WOULD STRUGGLE TO GET IT…BACK TO A BETTER TRIP HERE?
NO 10 ASTRONOMER 13.00 IS GOOD FRESH AND HAS BEEN BEATEN BY NOT MUCH BY AGITATE. CHANCE TO FIGURE HERE.
RACE 4. NO 5 ASHGROVIAN 9.00 I AM STICKING HERE, WON HERE 2 STARTS AGO IN DASHING STYLE.
NO 17 RED BOWERS 9.00 WAS BACKED LIKE A CERTAINTY AND THEN FALTERED AND WAS GELDED STRAIGHT AFTERWARDS.. WELL THAT WAS THE WORD.. BUT IT IS STILL A COLT!! BIG WATCH HERE.OWES ME A LOT OF MONEY AFTER LAST RUN LAST TIME IN. WE GOT 4.00 AND IT STARTED ABOUT ODDS ON. YES I REMEMBER… WHERES THE SMELLING SALTS...
NO 13 MYWAYORTHEHIGHWAY 34.00 TRAINED HERE, AND GOT GOING LATE TO RUN 3RD.. WAYNE WILSON WAS A PART OWNER,.. HOPING RUN WELLS HERE.
NO 12 LITTLE FIGHTER 9.00 WENT CRAZY AT KILCOY WINNING BY 8.. THIS HARDER, BUT 8 LEN IS A LONG WAY AT THE RACES.
RACE 5 NO 13 MAMWAZEEL 5.00 HAS FAIR SYD FORM AND MEETS A LOT OF HORSES WHO HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF POTENTIAL,BUT NOT MUCH MORE. SUGAR RUSH WON LASTY START EASILY, SO THAT FORM LOOKS GOD FOR THIS.
NO 12 CAMACINA 8.50 WON ITS MAIDEN HERE ON A SLOW TRACK AND RAN OK AT IPSWICH WHERE WAS DOWN THE OUTSIDE LATE, MIGHT BE THE ONLY DANGER I CAN FIND HERE. UNPROVEN THIS DISTANCE BUT LOOKS LIKE CAN HANDLE IT.
NO 2 HOPFGARTEN 6.50 HAS FORM NOT FAR AWAY FROM SIR MOMENTS, AND THATS GOOD FORM..HAS WON ON A HEAVY TRACK, DRAWN POORLY? OR DRAWN WELL? WET TRACK OFTEN DOWN THE MIDDLE THE PLACE TO BE…
NO 7 ELITE ECHELON 17.00 IS A GOOD WET TRACKER, NOT SURE WILL GET A STRONG 1600? BUT AT 41.00 HAVING A FEW BUCKS ON.
NO 6 PALMERA LAD 6.50 BEEN WAITING TO GET TO THE MILE, BUT MAYBE UNLUCKY HERE… GOING ON GUT FEELING, BUT HAVE TO INCLUDE IN QUADDY. WAS GETTING TO LINE QUITE WELL LAST START. IF COMES IN A FEW HERE WILL BE WAY MORE CONFIDENT.. HAVE TO WATCH PATERN BEFORE SAYING YES OR NO.
RACE 6. NO 1 ALMAS FURY 3.20 LOVES THIS TYPE OF TRIP WHILE ON FRESH SIDE AND SEEING BIG TRACK, SHOULD SUIT IDEALLY. IMPROVING TRACK WOULD HELP I FEEL… DEAD 5 WOULD BE GOOD, DEAD 4 EVEN BETTER!
NO 12 ESCOFFIER 16.00 WILL JUMOP AND RUN AND GIVE A SIGHT, IF ITS A FRONT RUNNERS TRACK, WILL GO WELL.
NO 10 PLAYITSTRAIGHT 6.00 RAN VERY WELL AT IPSWICH, WAS UNLUCKY AND WIDE, AND HAD RUN 2ND I WOULD HAVE HAD A BIG DAY! CAN GO WELL HERE.. HANDLES ALL CONDITIONS.
NO 9 ELLAWISDOM 17.00 HAS ALWAYS HAD ABILITY, BEEN SPASMODIC, THIS IS TOUGH GRADE, BUT CAN FLY ON HOME AND LIKES THIS BIG TRACK AND PACE BEING ON WOULD BE BENEFICIAL.
RACE 7 NO 1 MR OCERIN 3.00 IF SLOW OR WORSE SHORTER.. IF TRACK DEAD 4 OR 5 4.60 HAS BEEN AITING FOR A WET TRACK AND MAY GET THAT? HARSHLY WEIGHTED HOWEVER… BUT IF RAINS CAME I WOULD STILL BET… NEVER PLACED THIS DISTANCE…. IF TRACK WENT TO A DEAD 4 OR 5 I WILLBE DROPPING HIOM BACK TO A PLACE AND GOING FOR IRIONSTEIN TO WIN.
NO 3 IRONSTEIN 3.70 RAN PRETTY WELL AT IPSWICH AND WAS CLOSING IN FAST LATE. PROVEN THIS TRACK AND DISTANCE! DROPS 2- KILOS ON THAT AS WELL.. BIG CHANCE HERE.
NO 4 ZENNISTA 17.00 MIGHT BE THE BIG IMPROVER. BEN A BIT DISAPPOINTING UP TO DATE HOWEVER.
NO 11 CATALONIA 12.00 RAN ON VERY WELL AT IPSWICH AND IS TRAINED HERE.
1 IF WET, 3 IF DRY! ---4-11.
RACE 8 NO 4 SMAKATUS 5.00 THRIVES THIS TRACK AND DISTANCE AND IS DRAWN TO HAVE EVERY HOPE. BIG ODDS EARLY
NO 9 CALL ME RUSTY .. 7.50 FORMER FOOTBALLER STEELE SIDEBOTTOM WAS NICK NAMED RUSTY! PROVEN HERE. WILL GET BACK A BIT AND RUN ON!
NO 7 LITTLE LONG HORN 8.00 SHOULD GET A SOLID RUN FROM GATE 5 BEEN PLACED EACH TIME THIS DISTANCE.
NO 5 SPURTASTIC 12.00 HAS FORM AROUND SMAKATUS AS WELL, AND BEAT IT 2 STARTS AGO.. DRAWN WELL.
QUADRELLA 2,6,7,12,13---1,9,10,12---1,3,4,11---1, 4,5,7,9.
ANOTHER REVIEW BLUNDER LEAVES SCOTT MAD
Monday, 23 June 2014:
WALLABIES OUTSIDERS AGAINST ALL BLACKS
Monday, 23 June 2014: Despite the Wallabies’ demolition of France the Aussies have been installed $2.40 outsiders against the All Blacks in their Bledisloe Cup opener at ANZ Stadium.
Bledisloe Cup Game 1
$1.54 New Zealand
$1.87 Australia +4.5
$1.87 New Zealand -4.5
The Rugby Championship
$1.40 New Zealand
$3.75 South Africa
IVAN CULLIVER LIKES HIS LIFETSYLE
Story By Keith Hillier
Monday, 23 June 2014: Jockey Ivan Culliver’s name bobs up less often in form guides these days but when it does the odds are short that the race meeting will be in the Latrobe Valley.