Horses to Follow: Week Ending 24/11/2018

Find the right horses to follow after the Spring carnival from last week’s racing

Laura Slobodniuk
Mon, 26 Nov, 00:00


Miss Scorcher – Randwick (Kensington) Race 4: 2nd ($13): Looks to have come back in magnificent order for Summer. Paraded outstanding and will only derive some natural improvement from racing. Jumped well and settled in her customary position on-speed. When Angland asked her for an effort she seemed to lay in on Miss Invincible slightly and not let down to her full ability. Only having her 5th start, she’s entitled to be somewhat green.


Reports from Kembla say she’s airborne, hence the filly has hidden from the public eye with no official trials prior to Thursday’s first-up effort. Expecting her to string a few wins together this preparation like last.


Record: 5:2-1-0


Possible Targets: 3yo BM70 over 1200m. 


Pilote D’essai – Ballarat Race 8: 2nd ($51): The Hayes, Hayes and Dabernig team may have finally got this gelding back into form after a few disappointing preparations. A bit of a head case, he was forward but full of himself in the yard, probably one away from his top. Out-performed his $51 SP massively. Jumping to the lead as per normal he didn’t throw his head about and over-race like he can. Gave a good kick into the straight, looking the winner at one stage, and was the only on-pacer to finish in the top 6.


If he can keep it together for the Pakenham Cup next start, there’s a good chance he can repeat his 2016 performance and win the race. We should be getting some nice odds too.


Record: 26:6-5-1


Possible Targets: Pakenham Cup.  


Material Man – Ascot Race 8: 3rd ($9): After winning 3 from 3 last preparation the sprightly 7yo was being aimed at the Cox Plate and Caulfield Cup before a hoof abscess ruined those plans. After 4 supremely impressive trials wins, there was no doubt the horse was over his ailments and the punters stepped in accordingly backing him into a $9 SP after $13 was initially put up.


Got the perfect run but just lacked the brilliance of the winner Galaxy Star, who’s a horse going places. Gatting who just nosed him out of second had fitness on his side and can need luck in run looking forward. The step up to 1800m in the Kingston Town next start will suit with an eye on taking out back to back Perth Cups later this prep. We’ll be following him all the way through.


Record: 24:14-4-2


Possible Targets: Metro BM65 over 1600m.  


Lucky Roar – Ascot Race 9: 6th ($61): The smoky for the week. Paraded lengths better than he ever did last preparation. Hopefully indicative that he’s back to his Summer 2017 form which saw him win two races in January. Went back to the tail from his wide gate and worked home strongly out wide against the pattern of the race. Recording the 3rd fastest final 600m of the race in the process.


With room to improve physically, the step up to 1600m next-start should see him very competitive in a similar grade of race at nice odds.


Record: 11:2-0-1


Possible Targets: Metro BM65 over 1600m. 


Suggested Bets:


Material Man: Currently $8 for the Kingstown Town. Suggesting waiting until race day to back this runner. 


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