Taree Cup day is here and we have a Showcase meeting for the big day. Good fields throughout the day and good to see city stables supporting the meeting. 8 races on the card, rail true, track good.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 2,3 - 1,3,6 - 2,6 - 3,5
Wide Play: 1,2,3 - 1,3,6,7 - 1,3,6 – 1,2,3,5
BEST BET: R7 – 2. ADMIRAL JELLO
Next Best Bet: R3 – 1. MAJESTIC PEDRILLE
Best Roughie: R2 – 3. AZCANNYAZ
No7 LADY I AM
No9 MISS VICTA
No10 PLAY NOW
VALUE RUNNER: No10 PLAY NOW
No2 TEXAS TYCOON comes out of a good race last start behind Albumin, where we have seen the form hold up well on Wednesday.
No3 AZCANNYAZ (BEST ROUGHIE) has loomed up many times as of late and was good at the provincials and that should hold up here.
No1 SEPAE comes into this race fresh off a good trial and has solid form around.
No9 QUITE FRANKLY gets into this race with no weight and looks to have come back quite well this time in.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 AZCANNYAZ
No1 MAJESTIC PEDRILLE (NEXT BEST BET) looks to be the one here. She was really well backed fresh at Scone and found the line quite well there. I think she has been set to peak second-up into the showcase meeting. Form around All Stand and Schedule is more than good enough for this.
No2 ON MY TERMS has been going well enough as of late and looks a minor chance.
No5 DARK ELIXIR drops back from provincial level here and has been doing a good enough job as of late.
No4 JAWDAA probably wasn’t suited by leading last start and from barrier 3, Ford should be able to tuck in behind them.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 DARK ELIXI
No2 OAKFIELD COSTA
No4 MAGIC ARLI
VALUE RUNNER: No7 JACKKNIFE
No2 NIC AND RUN
No1 HARD MERCHANDISE
No8 AGNES ISLAND
VALUE RUNNER: No1 HARD MERCHANDISE
No1 CAPTIAN SCOTT
No3 BANDIT BAY
No7 MANHATTAN ROAD
VALUE RUNNER: No3 BANDIT BAY
No2 ADMIRAL JELLO (BEST BET) looks to have been set for this race third up from a spell and has come back in very good order this time in. He has legitimate Saturday form behind him that is quite strong. 2000m third-up is perfect and he is drawn to get a good run and should be winning.
No6 KING VIV won well last Saturday at Rosehill, but there wasn’t too much to that race and this is a drop back.
No3 SOFIN was $10 into 4 last start and never looked like getting into the race, out to 2000m suits.
No1 OLYMPIC ACADEMY is a winner of this race in the past and looks set to peak.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 OLYMPIC ACADEMY
No5 FOR ME DAD will fly along here and give them something to chase, he is a 1000m rocket.
No3 ARISE AUGUSTUS finished right over the top of them fresh at Coffs Harbour. He has come back in brilliant order and should be respected.
No1 ICE BUCKET is well weighted after the claim and the jock only has to hold on and steer for him to be in the finish.
No2 PLATEAU GOLD was run down late by Arise Augustus last start and up to the 1000m here means he won’t have to be shoved along from the start.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 FOR ME DAD