Muswellbrook for our Sunday meeting in country New South Wales. Seven races on the card with some city stable influence. Big long straight gives all horses a chance in the run and the rail is Out 4m 1280m-1000m; Out 8m 1000m-300m where cutaway applies; Out 1m 1900m-1550m (yes mouthful) and the track will be in the soft to heavy range.
QUADDIES (races 4-5-6-7)
Skinny Play: 2,7 - 1,2 - 1,7,8 - 2,4,7
Wide Play: 1,2,7 - 1,2,6 - 1,2,7,8 - 2,3,4,6,7,8,10
BEST BET: R3 – 1. KIJITO
Next Best Bet: R1 – 1. ALL STAND
Best Roughie: R2 -3. SCHECKTER
No1 ALL STAND (NEXT BEST BET) has been trialing in brilliant fashion leading into a debut run, he looks to be well placed here and with the claim for JVO who has been riding well as of late and he looks to have upside that some of the others don’t.
No2 MATCHFOX has been going quite well as of late and is a chance yet again here.
No5 MR CASSON has been running well as of late at this level and has his chance.
No4 MISS FISHER gets G Ryan here in a good jockey change and gets a chance to break through.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 MR CASSON
No2 FOURGRANDMAN was quite good on debut at Bathurst in what looks to be a good race, G Ryan hops aboard here.
No3 SCHECKTER (BEST ROUGHIE) has been going well enough at the trials to suggest he can run a race on debut.
No4 SEEKING AFFECTION comes out of better races than this and has trialled well between runs.
No7 HOMILY looks set to peak third-up from a spell and comes out of a solid race last start at Bathurst
VALUE RUNNER: No3 SCHECKTER
No1 KIJITO (BEST BET) out to 1500m here is perfect for this horse, he has run out of ground at both starts this time in and now 1500m on a Showcase day for the big money he will take some holding out.
No7 MISS FORTUITOUS has been in good form this time in and comes out of good races at recent starts.
SCRATCHED No4 SCHOOL FEE comes out of good races as of late and is well placed by Martin here.
SCRATCHED No5 ATLANTIC EDGE getting up to 1520m here looks ideal and she has her chance.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 MISS FORTUITOUS
No2 PRINCE OF THEBES
No7 BUTTER TOAST
No1 DUCAL CASTLE
No6 PRINCESS PATTERN
VALUE RUNNER: No7 BUTTER TOAST
No7 EYE ON AMERICA
VALUE RUNNER: No2 ALART
SCRATCHED No8 GINGERSNAP
No1 SOPHIE’S IMAGE
No2 REWARD FOR FASHION
VALUE RUNNER: No8 GINGERSNAP
No2 BUON NATALE
No7 DON’T TELL LINDA
No6 CROSSING GUARD
VALUE RUNNER: No7 DON’T TELL LINDA