Midweek racing comes to us from Warwick Farm this week in Sydney, we have seven races on the card in what look to be some intriguing races. Can Bowman make a late run at the title as Avdulla has missed the chance to seal it.
For a best bet I am going with Bowman on Tivoli Street in race 2, who looks set to breakthrough.
Rail +5m 1000m-W/Post, +3m Remainder, track is currently soft and may get to good.
QUADDIES (races 4-5-6-7)
Skinny Play: 4 - 2,6,12 - 6,8 - 2,11,12
Wide Play: 4,5,7 - 2,4,6,12 - 1,2,6,8 - 2,3,4,5,11,12
BEST BET: R2 - 2. TIVOLI STREET
Best Roughie: R5 - 12 DELACROIX
No5 NOVIERO was good on debut and got touched off by one who looks to be pretty smart, the step to 1400m now suits and he should control the race.
No6 STONE comes out of that same race and found the line well and the step to 1400m now suits him.
No2 ANIMALIA goes to 1400m now and should improve second up from a spell. I won’t be shocked if he strides forward from the gate.
No8 MAWZOONA has been good in both runs this time in and the step to 1400m should bring the best out of him.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 ANIMALIA
No2 TIVOLI STREET (BEST BET) gets his chance to break through here after two good runs this time in. He got beaten by a horse last start that carried 8.5kgs less than him and it was the difference there. This race looks to be weaker and if Bowman can just stalk them here he will be winning.
No4 SPECIAL MISSILE gets Avdulla and was left a sitting shot last start, third-up now he should be fully fit and have his chance.
No5 DAHOOIL started fav last start when beaten by Dawn Wall. That’s pretty good form and the trial was solid.
No1 STAR OF MONSOON what can you say? Good horse, scared of the winning post.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 DAHOOIL
No2 NO INTEREST going very well this time in and gets back onto a drier track which is going to suit her, good claim for King who is flying.
No3 QUEEN MISTY should improve second-up from a spell here, I like the three weeks between runs as last start was on a super heavy track and it would have helped her get over it.
No1 ALL IN THE REFLEXES drops in grade here after a solid run in a Saturday race last start, Coyle flying KOH gets on with these horses well.
No6 SEVENTHCHIC is going ok enough and must be showing something to keep Bowman again.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 QUEEN MISTY
SCRATCHED No4 LOPE DE LOPE (NEXT BEST BET) won in good fashion first-up from a spell, I love the way he put that field away there he jumps to 1600m now which will suit even more given the way he only hit top gear late. I think that he could be a nice horse in the making and I’m willing to take the punt that he can step up again.
No5 MATE STORY was ok enough last start in a race that was run in a typhoon. He looks to be a horse with upside and should improve.
No7 GRACIOUS GREY got the job done well last start after being a tragedy beaten prior and should go well again.
No8 COMMON PURPOSE finally broke through last week at Goulburn and can go on with it.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 MATE STORY
No6 ROMAN SON has been flying this time in with two strong wins from as many starts, this is a pretty weak race and he is the one on the way up.
No12 DELACROIX (BEST ROUGHIE) loomed up to win last week and just plugged away, stepping to 2200m looks ideal.
No2 NAPOLEAN has been good enough this time in and found the line well last start to have a chance here.
SCRATCHED No4 POLEMIC was a touch disappointing last start when beaten at a short SP. Up to 2200m should suit as well as being on the home track
VALUE RUNNER: No12 DELACROIX
No4 QUICK DEFENCE has been going quite well this time in and looks that he has turned the corner, with Bowman on board he gets all favours.
No8 EL VENETIAN did a good job last start in the same race as Quick Defence and gets a good claim for King and if he is left alone in front he will be hard to beat.
No2 CALYPSO BAY won well second-up at Canterbury, he stays at the mile here and may want a touch further now which is the only knock.
No1 BALMAIN BOY well he’s Balmain Boy, he will go around and give his all in the run and if he’s there to win he has his chance.
VALUE RUNNER: No8 EL VENETIAN
No2 COSMIC ENGINE won well fresh at Newcastle and now comes to this second-up from a spell and finds Bowman here and he looks to have some upside.
SCRATCHED No11 STREET PURSUIT needs to be forgiven last start where he didn’t look to handle the track, the trial since was good.
No12 BRING CHEER is hard to knock as he has won his last three starts, good claim for B Ryan here gives him no weight to carry.
No3 LEGISTATION has trialled well coming into this. He has a good fresh record and gets a good claim for JVO who is riding well.
VALUE RUNNER: No12 BRING CHEER