Metro Mail May 22nd 2013

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22/05/2013 – Sandown

Best Bet:  Alberani

Best Bet:  Flash of Doubt

Quaddy: 1,4,5,9,12/3,4,10/1,4,5,7,9/2,3,7

4- 12:00PM San Remo Hotel Handicap (2400 METRES)

Tip: Cooldini

Dangers:  Twin Soul, Get Out Of Town, elms

Twin Soul is as ready to win one of these races as i have ever seen but runs into a heavy track, that is a pass for me as no proven form. Cooldini going well enough and gets his chance today. Get Out Of Town and Elms look next best

6-1:10PM Elgin Inn Hawthorn Handicap (1000 METRES)

Tip:  Vital (each way)

Dangers: Demasheen, Sabie, Lateva, Lamingtons, Prettyhappyaboutit

Plenty of talent here, all bought back to each other on the heavy track so can’t find a stand out. Demasheen was excellent fresh but will she be flat after a hard run? Vital loves the wet, was excellent here first up and could well bounce back and end up the value runner of the race. Lateva, Lamingtons and Prettyhappyaboutit all have strong chances also

7-1:45PM Slickpix Handicap (1600 METRES)

Tip:  Alberani

Dangers: Tranquera

Alberani gets his chance here today for Moody/Nolen. was wide the trip first up at Warnambool and we expect improvement. Has raced on a heavy track twice for two wins and the last time he was at a mile he was only 2.6L off of Oriental Ruby and that form has stood up very well.

8-2:20PM PFD Food Services Handicap (1300 METRES)

Tip:  Daybreak (each way)

Dangers: reparations, Holy Heart

Reparations looks to rate well here but he doesn’t really have a proven wet track run so we will just watch him go around here. Holy Heart is flying, having a really good campaign, just one run on the heavy for a nig loss but did win on the slow.  Daybreak looks the fit horse that will be in the race all of the way.

9- 2:55PM Sportingbet Handicap (1000 METRES)

Tip:  Flash Of Doubt

Dangers: Queen Delight, Hadronica

Flash Of Doubt  is a superior wet tracker who goes well fresh.  She has won a trial prior to running here and ran some slick sectionals. Handy claim and no worries sitting wide here over the 1000m and getting down the centre.  Queen delight and Hadronica look the dangers

10- 2:55PM Sportingbet Handicap (1000 METRES)

Tip:  Backstedt

Dangers: Electric Fusion, emergency Ward, Magniloquent, Bernie Of Babylon

Too many question marks here. No doubt Electric Fusion is the best horse but lumping 60kg through this track over 1800m won’t be easy. Backstedt is very fit and racing well as is Emergency ward. Bernie Of Babylon goes pretty well also at longer odds

11-4:10PM Le Pine Funerals Handicap (1400 METRES)

Tip:  Energia elegante

Dangers:  Kitty Cotswold, Barbie Dazzler

Energia elegante looks ready to win. She just missed at Warnambool but gun wet tracker Shysta and looks to be going well. Has strong wet track form from Brazil in group races. Barbie Dazzler swims, she loves the wet, was very disappointed with her run fresh however.  Kitty Cotswold won second up pn the heavy last prep at Ballarat and beat a handy field.

22/05/2013 – Canterbury

Best Bet:  Honourable Aussie

Value: Holy Thread (each way)


Tip:  Holy Thread (each way)

Dangers: Westchester, Lucripetous, Devonshire Duke

Westchester has had a good campaign but has been up for too long for me,. Holy Thread is racing well and looks to be well placed and value. Lucripetous is a stayer but he has class and could run over the top of them here. Devonshire Duke is going very well also. Pass.


Tip: Honourable Aussie

Dangers:  Peck

Honourable Aussie has come back in great form. Loved his win last start at Hawkesbury and can only see him getting better as he gets out over this sort of trip. Will lead from the outside gate and is well suited by the small field.