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The Gong 2021: Key runner comments

Professional punter Cameron O’Brien runs the Key Race Insights service for Champion Bets. The below is just some of Cameron’s runner comments for this race. Key Race Insights members receive Cameron’s full report for every Group 1 and $1 million race in Australia. This is for those who want to win on the big races, and includes his historical race profile, speed map, full rated market and recommended bets. Check out Key Race Insights here.

ARAMAYO is a strong chance, and I would be even keener if he’d drawn a better marble. He found his top two starts back in the Epsom at Randwick, then didn’t really fire at Flemington in teh Cantala. But back around the backwards bend I think he can bounce back and be right in this.

COUNT DE RUPEE got to a new career top last time in the PVL dream book Golden Eagle, rating 114. If he holds that he’s a huge show here, however he has gate 17, he has a rider (Brock Ryan) who doesn’t really have the big race experience like some of his rivals here, and of course he has to hold that new peak. Interesting runner.

Hopefully we’ll be on RICH HIPS as a value bet. She’s a solid galloper who closes out her races well and I think will appreciate the mile now. She rated well last start winning at Flemington, and there’s no reason to think she can’t hold that. She should enjoy winding up down the middle here.

I AM SUPERMAN is a very genuine galloper who has been good in both runs back… right near his top. And he had no luck last time out. Everything looks right for a peak here, including the map.

ATISHU is in consistent form this prep. She does need a new level to win this for me and as such I can’t come into the market price, but she’s only a four-year-old and we probably haven’t seen her top yet.

DAWN PASSAGE is a sneaky from Gai and Adrian! Backing up a week later, up in trip, I wouldn’t be surprised if they pressed on and led on this horse and tried to pinch it. He has the figures to win, up to a mile is an unknown, but Gai is very good at these things.

NUDGE is just going okay so far this prep, but we know he’s better than that. He’s fourth-up now, fitter and has a good draw. We should see improvement here.

I like what they’re doing here with BERDIBEK. They’ve given this horse two months off after being in strong form, and dropped him back from the 2100m to this mile, then trialled him well recently (winning). Bowman on a plus. Of course, given his racing pattern he’ll need a lot of luck… but he is in career best form.

Pro-punter Cameron O'Brien knows how to find value winners at big prices. He's done it time and time again for his Key Bets members. They get all of Cameron's tips from right across Australia, including stake, recommended price and runner comments.

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