Bathurst for country NSW racing on a Tuesday, the meeting looks set to be dominated by city trainers with Bjorn Baker bringing his usual strong team out this way. We will be on a good track come raceday, it will be cold though and the rail is true.
QUADDIES (races 4-5-6-7)
Skinny Play: 1,7 – 4,8 – 1,4 – 1,5,8
Wide Play: 1,3,7,10 – 2,3,4,8 – 1,2,4 – 1,5,8
BEST BET: R3 – 3. PRINCE OF THEBES
Next Best Bet: R2 – 1. LATITUDE
Best Roughie: R1 – 9. PRETTY ‘N’ PERFECT
R1 – 12.55pm. WATERMART 3YO MAIDEN PLATE - 1200m.
No2 DURANT (well named with the NBA finals on) was good enough on debut at Nowra, this isn’t stronger and she has a chance.
No8 PLATINUM PULSE has been trialing up in good fashion coming into a debut run and has a chance.
No9 PRETTY ‘N’ PERFECT (BEST ROUGHIE) has trialled up in ok enough fashion and has a chance with a claim down in the weights.
VALUE RUNNER: No9 PRETTY ‘N’ PERFECT
R2 –1.35pm. TOWN AND COUNTRY RURAL SUPPLIES MAIDEN HANDICAP - 1300m.
No1 LATITUDE (NEXT BEST BET) gets one final chance to break the maiden here. He has promised to do so many a time and keeps letting the market down. He now comes to country level and should win if he wants to do so.
No4 O’DRISCOLL ok enough on debut in a good race. The trials coming in have been quite good.
No3 HAYMAN was good at the track last start in what was a good race and has a chance here.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 HAYMAN
R3 – 2.10pm. WESTCO BENCHMARK 60 HANDICAP - 1400m.
No3 PRINCE OF THEBES (BEST BET) looks set to go second-up from a spell here, he led them up fresh and should take good fitness benefit from that run, at his second start last time in he bolted up by five-lengths and I expect the same improvement here.
No2 I’M NO PHONY won well last start, this is a step up yet again, but outside the toppie he looks to have them covered.
No1 ELLE A WALKING has been in good form as of late and didn’t handle Quenbeyan last start, back to Bathurst suits.
No4 VISCOUNT LAD has been running well as of late, but he needs to lift a touch in a race such as this.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 ELLE A WALKING
R4 – 2.45pm. KENNARDS HIRE MAIDEN PLATE - 1100m.
No7 TWICE AS SWEET
No10 NICCI’S GOLD
No3 READY FIRE AIM
VALUE RUNNER: No10 NICCIS GOLD
R5 – 3.20pm. SCHWEPPES BENCHMARK 60 HANDICAP - 1200m.
No2 ANOTHER SLIPPER
VALUE RUNNER: No6 SKYGGE
R6 –3.55pm. BATHURST RSL CLUB CLASS 1 HANDICAP - 1300m.
No4 PRINCE PLANET
No2 KING LEAR
No5 GRIFFINS GAZE
VALUE RUNNER: No2 KING LEAR
R7 – 4.35pm. BEECH PLUMBING CLASS 1 & MAIDEN PLATE - 2000m.
No1 JUST TWO VEES
No5 IT’S A LOTTERY
No8 PRIME JUSTICE
No4 GEORGE TWO
VALUE RUNNER: No8 PRIME JUSTICE