Wagga is the venue for our Monday meeting in New South Wales, I wonder if the “Gates Crash Back” today for Allan Hull. It has been super cold in Wagga in the last week. We will be racing on a good 4 and the rail is +8m from 1400m to WP, +6m the remainder
QUADDIES (races 4-5-6-7)
Skinny Play: 1,3 - 1,6 - 2,6 - 1,5,12
Wide Play: 1,3,7,10 - 1,2,6 - 2,3,5,6 - 1,4,5,12
BEST BET: R1 – 1. ROYAL CASINO
Next Best Bet: R2 – 6. PLENARY
Best Roughie: R3 – 1. ZARREIG
No1 ROYAL CASINO (BEST BET) has been trialing in imposing fashion leading up to the fresh run here. He has done what he has needed to do in those trials and finds a soft race to kick off in. His debut win was ok enough, but he is a winner and these aren’t.
No8 WORKING TOGETHER gets a good claim on debut for Richards who doesn’t have too bad of a sit, the trial was good against older horses.
No7 LITTLE NAIVE the time of the trial was quick, but it was on the Acton surface. There does look to be some ability however.
No2 HARVEST DREAM trialled in good order at home leading into the debut run
VALUE RUNNER: No8 WORKING TOGETHER
No6 PLENARY (NEXT BEST BET) should be winning this off her last-start run behind Up Trumps where she closed off well and probably should have won. The step now to 1400m is logical and she is the one with upside here as a 2yo taking on the older horses.
No3 RAPTURE MISS will start short given that she is trained by M Dale, but has only been ok in two starts.
No2 DREAMSHIP was good in a solid race on debut and now comes to country level and has a chance.
No1 MISTER STEADFAST looks to be next best.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 MISTER STEADFAST
No6 CLASS CLOWN has been going well as of late and does seem to enjoy the Wagga 2000m and should go close again.
No2 GO GET ‘EM has been low flying this time in with wins at the last two runs. The step to 2000m now looks ideal
No1 ZARREIG (BEST ROUGHIE) will have the last shot at them here, he will be out the back and flying late. He has a turn of foot some of these don’t.
No4 SIR OTTAVIO is honest as the day is long and will run well yet again here.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 ZARREIG
No1 FORCE OF MAGIC
No3 TO A DEGREE
No7 ERINS ZAR
VALUE RUNNER: No3 TO A DEGREE
No6 PERIZADA is a 1000m flyer and looks to get the drop on them here fresh, she has good form at Wagga over 1000m and should be ready to go fresh.
No1 HEZA THIEF is a good consistent horse and got too far back last start, the 1000m is fine as he is a winner at the distance in the past.
No2 LAZYAXL won well at the first start for T Sutherland, would have liked to have seen him over further however.
No3 FOR ME DAD has a good fresh record and comes into this race with no trial, the good track suits too.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 HEZA THIEF
No2 COD ROCK
No3 FLYING FRAGMENTS
No5 YET TOBE CONVINCED
VALUE RUNNER: No6 DANETRILLE
No1 JUST STELLAR
No5 IMITATION GAME
No12 CROIX DE VIE
No4 NOTHING BUT A SAGA
VALUE RUNNER: No5 IMITATION GAME