Pakenham’s synthetic track brings a lot of return performers with an appreciation for the all-weather surface and this program is chock-full of “horses for courses”. Showers are predicted for the day but they will have little-to-no bearing on the specialized galloping surface. The rail will be at the True inside position for the entire circuit.
QUADDIES (races 6-7-8-9)
Skinny Play: 1,2 - 7,9 - 1,6 - 1,2,3
Wide Play: 1,2,3,6 - 4,5,6,7,9,15 - 2,5,6,7,11 - 1,2,3,6,8,12
BEST BET: R1 – 2. CASH SAIL
Next Best Bet: R4 – 12. ORACABESSA
Best Roughie: R7 – 9. NO TAN TAT
No2 CASH SAIL (BEST BET) Reached the lead but collared close to post when stepping up in distance and close third Kushchyenko 1600m Bairnsdale last Tuesday. Has the foundation for this trip now and is drawn to get a lovely run in transit. Ready to win.
No10 MY PEARL Placed twice from four starts and should be running on again.
No4 EAST WEST Just behind the placings in five runs to date and looks a place chance here.
No7 CALL HER MAGIC Lost a plate last start and didn’t finish far from the winner. Extra distance suits.
VALUE RUNNER: No10 MY PEARL
No6 REGAL EMBRACE
No8 ZHANG FEI
VALUE RUNNER: No15 EVOLUTIONIST
No5 POSITIVELY HIGH
No1 BEST MAN
No11 LITTLE MISS TOFFEE
No3 GOORNONG GALAXY
VALUE RUNNER: No3 GOORNONG GALAXY
No12 ORACABESSA (NEXT BEST BET) Placed behind Tell The Truth, Mulk and Miss Saks from last five starts and gets her chance to break through here with blinkers removed.
No11 LYONESSE Close-up at three runs from a spell and at peak for this with senior jockey going on.
No9 DREAMSDOCOMETRUE On the improve and extra distance helps.
No8 DELICATE GLANCE Placed two of last four and chance to finish in the money again with blinkers coming off.
VALUE RUNNER: No11 LYONESSE
No4 MISS CLOONEY
VALUE RUNNER: No2 ANTAGONIST
No1 ARCHERY PEAK Has won over this trip June 8 and 2025m Cranbourne Soft6 July 6 from last three starts and looks the one of beat dropping 1kg for winning. Oliver will give him every hope again.
No2 MACROBIUS Two wins and two placings up to 2460m suggest he will give a good account of himself again on this suitable surface.
No4 ROLDANA Honest type stepping up in grade but worth some thought.
No6 MR GOGARTY Surprised with solid second Bonnard over this trip at first run for nearly two years. Can only improve.
VALUE RUNNER: No 6 MR GOGARTY
No7 SHEWEARSTHEPANTS Never got clear behind Another Bullseye Sandown Lakeside last start. Fitter for recent racing and ready to win.
No9 NO TAN TAT (BEST ROUGHIE) Proven in better grade than this and coming to hand nicely. Placed Geelong third-up then checked when sixth Miss Magda Sandown 1400m July 12. On the way up.
No15 PENTHOUSE KITTEN Favourite in beating Crafty Miss BM58 this trip July 9. Should keep improving.
No6 REDROUZ Broke her maiden impressively over this trip two weeks ago and should measure up to rise in grade.
VALUE RUNNER: No9 NO TAN TAT
No11 WALL STREET WOLF
VALUE RUNNER: No6 CHAVUMA
No2 DINNER LAKE
No1 THE IMPLICATOR
No8 RILEY’S ROCKET
VALUE RUNNER: No8 RILEY’S ROCKET