Winter racing moves to Swan Hill this Friday afternoon with the shorter and colder days and nights bringing an end to Friday night racing in the provincials.
The rail will be at the True position so all runners should get a fair chance.
The track will be on the wet side as a Soft 5 and the chance of a few showers.
It will be cold with a maximum on 16C after a minimum on 3C.
QUADDIES (races 6,7,8,9)
Skinny Play: 4,8 / 1,3 / 1,3,5 / 3,4
Wide Play: 1,4,7,8 / 1,3,4,12 / 1,3,5,6,7 / 3,4,7,11
BEST BET: R6 – 8. DANGLE LAD
Next Best Bet: R7– 3 STELLAR COLLISION
Best Roughie: R9 – 11. MR COOLEY
No14 THE CHARMER
No6 RAIZA FLAME
VALUE RUNNER: No6 RAIZA FLAME
No2 BURNVALE LADY
No14 QUICK VERSE
VALUE RUNNER: No14 QUICK VERSE
No2 TWO HATS
No7 LOLA DE ORO
VALUE RUNNER: No6 BONVILLE
No4 SUPREME HARMONY
No7 WE’RE SO LUCKY
No2 CORPORATE TAKEOVER
VALUE RUNNER: No2 CORPORATE TAKEOVER
No7 RIVER JEWEL
No3 PREVAILING WINDS
No8 SHE’S OUR GIFT
VALUE RUNNER: No8 SHE’S OUR GIFT
No8 DANGLE LAD (BEST BET) is most honest and notched a brilliant win over 1600m at Sandown last start on May 10. Top apprentice Jordan Childs rides again and he drops a kilo 50 57kg here. He was backed from $9 into $6 last start and expect strong support here from his great gate in five. At six starts over this distance has three wins two seconds and a third.
No4 HOUDINI THE GREAT should relish the drop in class on some tough races lately.
No1 BEE JAY ZED is capable on his best form. Has claims.
No7 RISING HOPE is a stablemate to Houdini The Great. Likes this distance and give a show.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 RISING HOPE
No3 STELLAR COLLISION (NEXT BEST BET) was 15th down the straight six at Flemington last start on May 20. Would draw a line through and put down to an aberration. He can bounce back here with top jockey Dean Yendall to ride for leading trainer Darren Weir and back around a bend. He has an unblemished record of one start for one win at this track and can atone.
No1 THERMAL CURRENT stablemate to Stellar Collision and is a worthy opponent.
No4 DEMONSTRATE was held up last time down the straight-six at Flemington.
No2 TRIED AND TIRED big run down the straight-six and is unbeaten at two starts here.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 TRIED AND TIRED
No1 MOONLITES CHOICE gets a nice drop in class here. Latest she ran a solid fifth down the straight-six at Flemington on May 20. Her previous form at Caulfield was rock solid and she is back to the country here. Top jockey Dean Yendall rides from gate five.
No3 CAPE SOUNION Absolutely blazed his rivals when posting a 5 length win at Castemaine in a 1200m maiden on May 29. He has finished in the money at all three of his starts and he gets top jockey Andrew Mallyon as his new pilot. Lots to like.
No8 MR SINATRA Romped away to a 3 length win in a maiden over 1200m at Kilmore on May 18. Group 1 winning jockey Damian Lane keeps the ride for top trainer Darren Weir and he can cope with the rise in class here. Pay to respect.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 GOUGERS
No7 LIKA SHADOW comes to this track off a clever win at Echuca over 1000m on May 28. That effort was fresh from a spell but his record second up is okay and he should be at a bit of odds. Popular jockey Harry Coffey rides here.
No3 FLORAL FEVER was elevated to city class when running fifth over 1200m at Morphettville on May 20. That was a most sound effort and back into the country he gets his chance to flourish. Gest a nice run from gate four and has Andrew Mallyon to ride.
No11 MR COOLEY (BEST ROUGHIE) form on outer provincial tracks has been top class with a brilliant win at Kilmore two starts ago. Apprentice Jessica Eaton’s 3kg claim drops his weight to a mere 51kg. With no weight on his back he makes each-way appeal.
VALUE RUNNER: No11 MR COOLEY