Despite the fact that Showers are predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology up to and including Tuesday, the race club is tipping “Fine and Good4”. However, “Showery and Soft5” would be a more realistic expectation, so keep those wet-trackers safe when making selections. The rail will be in the True position for the entire circuit.
QUADDIES (races 5- 6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 1,4 - 4,8 - 1,6 - 1,2,10
Wide Play: 1,2,4,5,6,7 - 1,2,4,5,8,11 - 1,2,3,4,6,7 - 1,2,3,6,10,12
BEST BET: R4 – 1. CASH SAIL
Next Best Bet: R5 – 1. PERFECT STATUE
Best Roughie: R6 – 8. GAUTENG GAL
No4 SMOOTH HUSTLER
No5 STATELY BOY
No2 PROPECTORS HELMET
VALUE RUNNER: No5 STATELY BOY
No11 SALS REWARD
No8 MISS POLLY BEAT
No6 DEVILISH DIVA
VALUE RUNNER: No11 SALS REWARD
No3 CRYSTAL SPIRIT
No2 AMERICAN STORM
VALUE RUNNER: NO4 HUMBOLDT
No1 CASH SAIL (BEST BET) Big performance to overcome slow start on debut when photo second Miss Excess 1400m Pakenham July 9. Will be further improved and extra 200m in her favour.
No2 CATAS RUBY Solid second to Scensay 1600m Cranbourne July 6 and not far away seventh Kalalo Moe 1600m. Fitter now.
No7 HALF THE SKY Galloped-on and spelled after fifth Shewearsthepants Cranbourne 1600m Jan 20 and didn’t’ handle Heavy8 first-up. Likely improver.
No9 KUSHCHYENKO Finished two-lengths from Cash Sail 1400m Pakenham at $41. Previous form fair.
VALUE RUNNER: NO7 HALF THE SKY
*SCRATCHED* No1 PERFECT STATUE (NEXT BEST BET) Racing in great form with consecutive wins 1100m and 1000m Geelong Synthetic then hampered at start and charged late when length third Mordacious 1000m there July 18. Big chance to bounce back here.
No4 MISS PROCYON Just behind the placings four runs from a spell and rates highly on 1.65-length fourth Swampland 1200m Cranbourne Fillies BM64 July 6. Finally draws a decent barrier and rates highly.
No7 ECOLOGY Close-up in two runs from a spell and will strip fitter for this. Has plenty of upside and drawn well again.
No6 CANTERBURY WALK Mixes form but rates a chance on win over Rimraan 1400m Pakenham Synthetic Filllies Maiden June 13. Slightly tougher here but in-form Noel Callow takes the ride.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 MISS PROCYON
No8 GAUTENG GAL (BEST ROUGHIE) Bogged down in the worst part of the track first-up when game three-length sixth Artie Fred 1100m Moe BM64 Heavy8 July 15. Beat Groote Eyland 1300m Seymour BM58 two runs before spell. Fitter now and has two wins and a third from four second-up runs.
No4 PURRPUSSFUL Placed at two of three runs this campaign. Photo second Parwan Prince 1140m Geelong BM70 June 23 then held up before running home for length third Kailua 1200m Geelong Synthetic July 11. Should be handy from good barrier.
No1 TYCOON FELIX Placed three of last four and rates highly again. Freshened for 1.75-length second Artie Fred 1100m Moe BM64 Heavy8 July 15. Will be running on.
No11 DEL RIOS Drops 2kg on solid 1.95-length fourth Kailua 1200m Geelong Synthetic Fillies BM64 July 11 at first run for a month. Beat Sheer Force 1300m Geelong Good4 two runs earlier May 26. Fit for this.
VALUE RUNNER: No8 GAUTENG GAL
*SCRATCHED* No1 OUR GLADIATOR
No6 HULA STAR
No7 ELUSIVE SHINE
No3 KAH SALUTE
VALUE RUNNER: No7 ELUSIVE SHINE
*SCRATCHED* No1 GALILEO’S PEARL Showed good improvement second-up when too strong for Florence and Sir Winston 1600m Moe 0-58 Hcp Heavy8 July 15. Will be further improved and looks the one to beat again.
No2 QUEEN GORGO Consistent. Ran home strongly for third Archery Peak, Charlton 2200m Pakenham BM64 June 8 then found trip too far when seventh Pretty Punk 2500m BM82 Morphettville Good4 June 17. Fresh for this and will appreciate dropping back in grade and distance.
No10 CRAFTY MISS Never runs a bad race and comes into this with sound claims. Ran third Robbo The Bold 1600m Pakenham Synthetic BM58 June 13 then close second Penthouse Kitten same trip July 9. Rates highly.
No12 INTERNSHIP Runner-up three of last five starts and will make his presence felt again. Ran one length fourth Penthouse Kitten 1600m Pakenham Synthetic then game 1.75-length second Time For Dancing 1600m Moe 0-58 Heavy8 July 15.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 QUEEN CORGO