Rail: out 4 metres entire course. Track Condition: Good 3 Factors: Plenty of shorties, but looks tough day for punters, with forcast 33 degree heat certain to affect some horses. Prices not out at time fo writing, but Chris Munce and Kirk Matheson
should fare well in jockey challenge.
Race 1: Whiskey Allround up 1.5kg for impressive win, chases hat-trick here and the one to beat. Craigleas Cruz chased home the top weight on debut, sure to be improved. Two first starters, So Cheeky and Jitterbug, warrant respect. Tip Top Tiger impressive in trial win on Tuesday.
Numbers: 1, 8, 2, 6.
Race 2: Attica is super consistent, in well with claim. Saint Encosta placed behind Metrop’winner Glencadam Gold last start, wins here if runs up to that effort. Stablemate They Won’t Last will be running on.
Numbers: 2, 3, 4, 1.
Race 3: Looks a race in two. Reflectance pays the price for consistency with weight rise, still the one to beat, but short quote not enticing. Antarctic Dream nicely weighted with claim, trip looks ideal.
Numbers: 2, 1, 7, 4.
Race 4: Fillydelphia was far from disappointing last start and the run was much better than on paper. She was taken on in front, knocked up and still battled on and will take lot benefit from the run. Koranovsky broke through for deserved win latest, harder here, but one of the chances. Bold Glance up in the weights and even with the claim faces a task.
Numbers: 2x, 7, 4, 1.
Race 5: Not a lot of quality here makes it a tough race. The Reveller resumes and has sound first-up record. Beachcomber is also fresh, will probably lead these and not the worst. Cryon ran well latest and since trialled in good fashion, carries featherweight after claim. Welcome Parade, Encinitas, Chipp’n Away also in the mix.
Numbers: 12ew, 4, 1, 5.
Race 6: Caellum was just winding up at the end of 1300m latest, back up to the mile will suit. Gunner Knox consistent placegetter, claim brings in well. Red God might be looking for longer now, but should be running on. Arado suited here and Defenceman chases hat-trick.
Numbers: 9/3, 5, 2.
Race 7: Transporter and Grey Assignment have been in super form. They look the main chances here again. Topping is honest and Marked will appreciate this trip. Hour Of Peril always runs on. Bid Spotter won well latest.
Numbers: 6, 2, 5, 3.
Race 8: Jugahlation should prove hard to run down if left alone in front. Jabiru Dreaming trialled nicely Tuesday, drawn to get
the gun run. Merconman was game last start, up to these. Rodriguez won well latest, nicely weighted and has always shown ability. Triskele will get back from the gate, but should be hitting the line.
Numbers: 1, 14, 12, 13.