Orange is our Friday country meeting this week and we have 8 races on the card. Its Cup day and it’s a good country meeting with the highlight for me being the Showcase Sprint. Weather has been fine, so we should be racing on a good surface with the rail in the true position.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 4,7 - 2 - 1,3 - 1,3,6
Wide Play: 2,4,7 - 2,5 - 1,3,4 - 1,3,6,11
BEST BET: R3 – 2. Blazing Beau
Next Best Bet: R6 – 2. Viceroy
Best Roughie: R4 – 1. Destiny Is Written
No1 Hez Lethal is racing well without winning, finds a maiden here with little depth, the one to beat.
No3 All Too Good
No5 Say Madam
No7 Midnight Serenade
VALUE RUNNER: No 7 Midnight Serenade
No3 Personable was outclassed first-up in town, this is much easier and will take improvement from the first-up run, won second-up last prep.
No1 Base Camp
No11 Dark Force
No8 George Two
VALUE RUNNER: No3 Personable
No2 Blazing Beau (BEST BET) was impressive when winning well at Goulburn first-up, has to step up again here but looks up to it, can lead and prove hard to catch.
No1 High Dive
No3 Quite Unexpected
No8 Future In Doubt
VALUE RUNNER: No2 Blazing Beau
No6 Vandross raced well in his first prep, looks a winnable race here first up, gets G. Ryan on, the one to beat.
No4 My Blue Jeans
No1 Destiny Is Written (BEST ROUGHIE)
SCRATCHED - No9 Midnight Serenade
VALUE RUNNER: No1 Destiny Is Written
No7 Lagarde did enough in her first prep, resumes here for the Baker stable looks to be a winnable race, maps well with G. Ryan on.
No2 Hard Core
VALUE RUNNER: No1 Cyclonite
No2 Viceroy (NEXT BEST BET) is the class runner here, has been highly competitive in much stronger races in town this prep, step back to 1000m is some concern but still the one to beat.
No5 Lucy Rose
No6 Kooringal Star
VALUE RUNNER: No2 Viceroy
No3 Letter To Juliette has been racing well in town this prep, doesn’t know how to run a bad race, the drop in distance here must be some concern but can settle on the speed and is the one to catch.
No1 Bon Equus
No4 Mister Marmalade
No9 Art Of Defence
VALUE RUNNER: No3 Letter To Juliette
No6 Alvin Purple just continues to race well, will most likely go back from the barrier but he will be hitting the line well late.
No1 Art ‘n’ Ollie
VALUE RUNNER: No1 Art 'n' Ollie