Warwick Farm for midweek racing from Sydney and we have a nice meeting on the cards here. Zonk looks to be the highlight horse in R7 and looks to be a progressive Mare. The track is currently a soft 7 on Monday night, but should dry out here to a 4/5. The rail is +5m 1000m-W/Post, +3m Remainder.
QUADDIES (races 4-5-6-7)
Skinny Play: 7,11 - 10,11 - 3,5,6,11 - 2
Wide Play: 6,7,11 - 1,2,10,11 - 3,5,6,11 - 2
BEST BET: R7 – 2. ZONK
Next Best Bet: R4 – 11. MARBLE
Best Roughie: R6 – 3. CARLUCA
No3 CUBA has been a very costly conveyance for punters this time in having started under $10 in three runs. The trial since the last start was good. One more chance.
No1 ASTROFLASH trialled up very well coming into the debut run here, but loses Clark? Interested to see how he goes here.
No4 ENFIELD OPP was good on debut in what looks to be a good race and should improve.
No5 HIGHER GROUND is a very well bred colt and will appreciate further in time, but looks to have trialled well.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 ASTROFLASH
No8 POPULAR comes out of what was a good race on debut and the form has held up quite well. The trials leading in have been good.
No5 IOWA has been going quite well in both runs this time in and should be fit enough third up from a spell.
No4 FAITH IN HAND has quite good form around and was well supported in the Reginald Allen, this is a big drop in class.
SCRATCHED No2 BALLET BABY comes out of a good race first-up and should be fitter second-up.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 IOWA
No11 MARBLE (NEXT BEST BET) resumes here and looks to be a group horse in the making. I loved the trials coming into the debut run where she was too good for Songlike and the trial coming into this was utterly fantastic.
No7 MAGICAZ has been trialing up in very good order coming into the fresh run. Scratched out of a harder race last week, hard to beat here.
No6 BLOWING KISSES resumes here and has a very good 1000m record and will be charging late.
No10 DARHAD finally broke through last start in a very average race. He may well take improvement and confidence from that.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 BLOWING KISSES
No10 SO SPLENDID resumed with a strong win and looked to have a lot of improvement to come from the yard. If she has come on she is hard to beat.
No11 SMOOTH WHISKEY finally broke through with a dominant win last start, the confidence he gets from that could be invaluable.
No2 GRAND FINALIST gets in well here after the claim, I think he will run here and not R6 as the race here suits much better.
No1 SHOCK ALERT was just touched off last start in a Saturday race. Back to the home track and the mile are suitable.
VALUE RUNNER: No11 SMOOTH WHISKEY
No3 CARLUCA (BEST ROUGHIE) has been going quite well coming into this race here. He has been in the top two in his last four runs and has a chance here.
No5 ALLITERATE was in the wrong part of the track in the Highway last start and should improve.
No6 CORDERO resumes here and has been trialing quite well coming into this. The 1400m suits fresh.
No11 TAHSIN is a much better horse than his record suggests. The 1400m kick off point suits him.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 CARLUCA
No2 ZONK (BEST BET) will just be winning this race. She won well first-up in a race where she was pressured and she looked to have a lot of improvement to come from the yard. I like how she is been taken though the grades and getting confidence and form up before taking on better races.
No11 CUBAN SIZZLE was a good winner on debut and could go on with it.
SCRATCHED No6 CYMBALISM comes out of some good races in her first prep and should run well fresh off the back of a nice trial.
SCRATCHED No12 STAR SENSATION closed off well fresh in a race which wasn’t run to suit and should improve.
VALUE RUNNER: No12 STAR SENSATION