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22/05/2013 – Sandown
Best Bet: Alberani
Best Bet: Flash of Doubt
4- 12:00PM San Remo Hotel Handicap (2400 METRES)
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)
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)
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)
3-2:03PM BECOME AN ATC SPONSOR HANDICAP (1550 METRES)
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.
4- 2:38PM TESTA ROSSA @ VINERY HANDICAP (1900 METRES)
Tip: Honourable Aussie
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.