Race 1, No. 0
Small field here to start the program but a good race with some progressive horses engaged. No. 2 POMP is yet another talented galloper out of the mighty South Australian Discreet family, trained by Phillip Stokes. He pushed forward at his debut on the Parks track on February 13 over 1000m and was absolutely dominant defeating Big Effort by two lengths. Matt Nielsen will be positive from gate five and lead or sit outside the speed and I expect Pomp to be too good again. No. 6 Big Effort put in just that behind Pomp last start when he too was having his first start in a race. From barrier one Paut Gatt will sit just behind the speed and give this bloke every chance in the run. No. 4 Miss Murra ran a solid second last start on the parks track behind the smart Signor Gaetano over this trip on February 20 and with Jamie Kah in the saddle looks the best of the closers from the widest gate.
Race 2, No. 0
This is an even race in which the Macdonald-Gluyas team saddle up three runners, all with claims. Battle Brewing will most likely lead while Moss Go Now will be right near the lead. No. 3 MAIL IT IN has always looked a smart horse and this son of Reset can go back to back in this after his solid win over Battle Brewing on the Parks track over 1550m on February 20. This bloke will have reached peak fitness by now and Holder will let him settle back and finish strongly from gate seven. No. 2 Battle Brewing is a very honest galloper who will again give himself every chance on the speed. He meets his stablemate Mail It In 1.5kg better at the weights for a narrow loss last start so from the good gate in two he must be respected with stable rider Claire Lindop in the saddle. No. 4 Moss Go Now can run a cheeky race on the speed up to this trip at massive odds. He was terribly unlucky two starts back on the Parks track and got his maiden done in determined fashion last start at Strathalbyn over 1350m on February 24. No.1 Meteir has performed very well in stronger races than this in the past and is suited over the extra ground.
Race 3, No. 0
No. 5 BRIMARVI PRINCE should run a good race here at double figure odds. He has finished third at his last two starts here over this distance in stronger races than this and I fancy he may be able to tag the leaders from barrier five. No. 7 Miss Adele impressed winning here over this trip last start on February 6 running down Pepper The Pin from well back, with the smallish field here she can run on well fresh. No. 9 Streetcar Valour and No. 2 Lonrockstar next.
Race 4, No. 0
This is another tricky race. The New Boy will want the lead again from Beau’s My Boy and they should run this solidly. No. 8 Quicksilver Lass defeated Jolly Jack in a BM 70 over this trip at Colac on Cup day last start. She drops 4.5kg in this up to the BM 82 and from barrier one she will do little work in transit and finish her race off hard. No. 2 The New Boy led and held on last start on the Parks track over 1550m on February 20. He will probably kick clear and look the winner when they straighten but the last 50m on this bigger track are a concern for him. No. 9 Beau’s My Boy is sure to give a good sight on the speed also but I feel he may improve with this run under his belt.
Race 5, No. 0
Some nice two-year-old fillies engaged here. Sweet Varden, Pearl Of The Plain and Tokelau will all push forward and ensure a good speed. No.4 LA RENARDE from the astute John Sadler stable from Caulfield has raced twice to date. On debut she finished a narrow second to I Want To Rock at Flemington over 1000m before going to Caulfield over 1000m in the Blue Diamond preview where she ran fifth behind the highly talented Sword Of Light, beaten just over two lengths. Tom Sadler will give this daughter of Foxwedge every chance behind the speed from the good draw she looks very hard to beat. No.11 Neapolitan looks a smart type from the powerful Phillip Stokes yard. She is resuming here after going around a short-priced favourite and being touched off by Bullion Wolf. She looked very sharp in a recent trial at Gawler and no doubt Stokes will have her ready to go first up. No.9 Moshki has raced well all the way through her two-year-old season to date, at her latest performance she was midfield in running before getting to the line strongly behind the very impressive Dam Ready. She is very honest so expect another solid showing.
Race 6, No. 0
Rooboy should lead from It’s Fred with Adirondack taking the trail just behind them. Shawn Mathrick has got No.1 ADIRONDACK absolutely flying. Two starts ago he ran fourth behind subsequent Saturday winner Assign before leading all the way at Sandown over 1800m where he was too good for Firenze. The claim for Dylan Dunn is a plus as is barrier two as he will do no work in the run. He looks well placed to win again. No. 15 Watch The Wolf was very impressive at Strathalbyn after sitting wide throughout and powering away to win by more than three lengths over 1600m, defeating Sanima Star. He is stepping up in grade today however the step up to 1800m is a plus and he does look like a progressive type. I’m sure he’ll be hitting the line. No.9 Acid Flo is racing very well for trainer Dennis O’Leary. Last time out she finished third behind The New Boy and Ilovewhatshebrings over 1550m. The three kilo claim is a plus and in similar company today she will race well.
Race 7, No. 0
Go Dreaming should lead from Kushadasi, Tunes and Signoff stepping up to the 2600m sitting just off them. No.3 SIGNOFF looks a good thing. He was a massive run last start at Moonee Valley over 2500m carrying 61.5kg in the listed Torney cup when he looked the winner before a good horse in Swacadelic nabbed him late after getting a lovely run. This being a set weights and penalties race sees him very well off against these gallopers. Harry Coffey knows him well and will give him every hope. He’ll be winning. No.4 Gamblin’ Guru is racing in great form. He ran third in the listed Birthday Cup won by Go Dreaming over 2000m on February 20. Jason Holder will push forward to be right on the speed so watch for him to be in the finish again. No.7 Jim’s Journey got back to his best form last time out, also coming through the Birthday Cup. The outside barrier isn’t ideal but the rise in distance is a plus.
Race 8, No. 0
Call Me Curtis will come over and lead from the wide gate with Island Beach, Segregation and Clair all going forward as well. No.16 CALL ME CURTIS appeared under done first up behind Signor Gaetano so I’m sure he’ll be improved by the run. In his first two starts of his career he showed that he was a talented horse when he was a narrow second behind Cocoa Doll before winning a strong maiden at Pakenham. He will carry only 51kg after claim which will see him hard to beat. No.10 See Me Rollin’ is racing very consistently for Shane Oxlade. He was narrowly beaten by Rowdy Richard on the Morphettville Parks track over 1300m last start, he will appreciate the good speed in the race so watch for him to be attacking the line late. No.15 Clair and No.1 El Prado filling third and fourth.
Race 1, No. 0
Leg 1) 4,8,9,10,11
Leg 2) 1,15
Leg 3) 3
Leg 4) 1,5,6,10,15,16
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