A perfect day under clear skies for racing at “the Bool” and a Good4 track is predicted. The rail will be out 7-metres from the 800m to the winning post.
QUADDIES (races 5,6,7,8)
Skinny Play: 2,5 – 2 – 3,4 – 1,4
Wide Play: 2,3,4,5,6 – 1,2,4,6 – 1,2,3,4 – 1,3,4,5,7
BEST BET: R2 – 7. SEIZED
Next Best Bet: R6 – 2. DUECOURSE
Best Roughie: R8 – 4. JOCKS GLEN
No1 ICON Showed pace to share lead to turn on debut when 3.8-length seventh Yulong Monoceros 1000m Moonee Valley 58kg Good4 Mar. 16. Bound to be improved by the first-up run and facing easier opposition here.
No3 MORE BRICKS
No6 YULONG FEBRUARY
VALUE RUNNER: No6 YULONG FEBRUARY
No7 SEIZED (BEST BET) Has finished second at Moonee Valley twice and at Caulfield from only seven starts and looks to have the wood on these. Drawn perfectly in barrier 4 and Linda Meech is riding in brilliant form and will give him every chance. Looks the winner.
No3 ORIGINAL ARTIST
No5 DIXIE BUILT
VALUE RUNNER: No4 CHOUXTER
No6 VOICEOVER Placed at three runs from a spell – twice this track over 1100m and last start second Honourable Mention 1200m Ballarat 1200m 58kg Mar. 7. Right at his peak for this and deserves a win.
No1 NOBLE ROCKS
VALUE RUNNER: No1 NOBLE ROCKS
No1 SIR LOPEZ Fighting win over Broadway Danza 2200m Bendigo BM64 60.5kg Good4 Mar. 13 then didn’t have much room in straight when plugging 2.95-length sixth Sherlock Holmes 2400m Sandown last Wednesday. Facing a bunch of jumpers on the way up and looks to have more speed in his legs than the opposition.
No4 TWO HATS
No6 JOHN MONASH
VALUE RUNNER: No1 SIR LOPEZ
No5 DANESAI Showing staying promise and rates highly on win over Crafty Lion 2300m Ballarat Maiden before fair 6-length fourth Fine Embers 2400m Bendigo BM58 60kg Mar. 6. Better for recent racing and looks the one on the way up.
No6 CANTERBURY KING
VALUE RUNNER: No6 CANTERBURY KING
No2 DUECOURSE (NEXT BEST BET) Produced two wins and two seconds from only five starts and looks the one to beat. Returned from spell with wins 1200m Warrnambool Maiden and 1200m Terang BM64 January then beaten a nose by Bellaria 1400m Sandown Lakeside Fillies and Mares BM70 58kg Feb. 7. Will have the same weight here with Melissa Julius’ claim.
No4 STREET SHEIK
No6 FILL THE FLUTE
No1 THE MOOD I’M IN
VALUE RUNNER: No6 FILL THE FLUTE
No4 TEODORA Highly-promising filly fitter for first-up ninth Tigidig Tigidig 1200m Ballarat 55.5kg Mar. 12. Proved herself in Group company in town last campaign and won her first two starts at Ararat and Bendigo. Has class on her side and looks nicely placed in this grade. Hard to beat.
No3 MANHATTAN ARCH
No1 CRYSTAL PISTOL
No2 NONE BETTER
VALUE RUNNER: No3 MANHATTAN ARCH
No1 TRUMP THIS Placed at two of three runs this time in at Benalla and Sale and will be at his peak for this. Ballarat winner in previous campaign and had sound city form as well. Gets in well with Liam Riordan’s 1.5kg claim. Hard to toss.
No4 JOCKS GLEN (BEST ROUGHIE)
No7 TIMOR GOLD
VALUE RUNNER: No4 JOCKS GLEN