BEST BET: Race 5 No 1 VIA BALCIANO
Made a big impression at his debut a fortnight ago winning by 3 lengths when settling just off the speed. Looks to have a bright future and should relish the step up in grade here today. Ready to win again.
QUADDIE PICKS (races 6-7-8-9):
1,2,3,7 – 3,4,6,10 – 1,3,7,9 – 3,7,10,15
No 12 TAN TAT FLAME Has the blinkers on for the first time and won a trial well leading into this. Beaten by a nose back in September on this track. Win wont shock.
No6 GOOD NIC
No9 RUSHWA Great effort on debut when beaten by half a length on this track a fortnight ago and ready to fire second up. Drawn to lead and will be hard to run down. Ready to break through here today.
No8 LONG JOURNEY
No3 DESERT SPIRIT
No 10 TO BE VAIN
No6 CRUISING Beaten by a length on this track a fortnight ago and looks ready to atone for that defeat here today. Will look to settle just behind the speed and have the last crack at them in the straight. Hard to go past!
No1 HE’S GOT SKILLS
No5 BAD WOLF
No2 WINTERS WAR
No8 FOURTUNATES Lightly Raced Al Maher gelding that will strip fitter second up and looks a serious chance here today. Settled near the rear before making steady ground to be beaten by 2.7 lengths a fortnight ago. Drawn to be very competitive. Big show expected.
No 11 PENNY FACE
No 10 SUPLEX CITY
No1 VIA BALCIANO (BEST BET) Made a big impression at his debut a fortnight ago winning by 3 lengths when settling just off the speed. Looks to have a bright future and should relish the step up in grade here today. Ready to win again.
No 11 QUIVERS
No7 FIRST REWARD
No8 WALA PULKA
No1 DUQUESSA In consistent form of late and looks well placed here today to make it back to back victories on a track this mare likes to race over. Settled at the rear before coming home strong to win by half a length a fortnight ago. Looks the winner.
No2 STAR WARS
No3 ITZ A BULLET Up in grade after a tough half a length victory at Gawler a fortnight ago but looks hard to go past and will take plenty of beating. Drawn to get a good run in transit and will be looking for the gaps to appear in the straight. Has a good turn of foot. Has the form.
No4 TROPICAL LIGHTNING
No6 BARGE AND CHARGE
No 10 MEDVEDEV
No1 MISS IDENTIFIED Looking to make it four on the trot and can’t see why it won’t happen after the superb form this Hussonet mare is currently in. Will be giving this an almighty shake. Hard to beat.
No3 ALASKAN JADE
No7 PATCH HERO
No9 STREET IMPACT
No7 TROGIR Will strip fitter second up and looks the likely winner in the final event of the program on current form. Returned from a spell with a good effort to be beaten by 2.2 lengths. Has a superb record over the distance. Top pick.
No10 HOUSE OF WAX
No3 IMPULSE DIAVOLO
No 15 SILENT ICE