We start the day with a few tips in maiden company at Dubbo. The first has been backed already across most corporates but is making her race debut while the other has had several tries to break out of the maidens but is yet to do so. Werribee will be the destination for our final tip of the day and with any luck we think this horse will be winning.
Werribee is a Soft 5 with the rail out 3m the entire circuit.
Dubbo is racing on a Good 4 with the rain out 1m the entire circuit.
Race 1 (Dubbo) – 12:35pm Men Of League Maiden Handicap 1100m
It was hard not to be impressed with the trial of FAME AND FORTUNE at Dubbo on April 10. The daughter of Pluck was hard held for the entire 880 metres and was only beaten in a three-way photo by Choirsay Time and Supreme Gem who were ridden out. Most bookies went up around the $2.30 mark for Fame And Fortune, however, the money has already come for the debutant and she is now into odds-on. Matthew Cahill takes the ride just as he did in the trial with the pair to start from barrier eight for trainer Cameron Crockett. Impressive trial and the money is on – where there is smoke there is fire!
Race 4 (Dubbo) – 2:20pm Lifeline Boys Day Out Maiden Plate 1600m
Is it lucky number 13 for AUGUSTA IN APRIL? Well, we think it will be after the gelding has placed in eight of his 12 career starts to date. The Rod Northam-trained runner has been thereabouts of late but his last start eighth at Musswellbrook could be forgiven as the 1750m was probably a bit too much for him after leading. Drawn barrier two here and with one of the bush’s premier jockeys in Greg Ryan taking the ride, Augusta In April looks suited by today’s distance and should either be in front or just off the speed for most of the trip.
Race 6 (Werribee) – 4:10pm Werribee Racing Club Function Centre BM58 Handicap 1610m
MAGELLAN is due for a change of luck. The talented four-year-old has been stranded three-wide the trip his last two starts and produced good efforts in both of them. Two starts back he’d had enough by midway down the home straight at Sandown but he battle on to finish seven to Dinner Lake. Last start he hit the front turning for home despite the extra work only for Crisis Point, which enjoyed a kind run, to nail him close to the line. He meets that particular galloper 3kgs better off here and if Ethan Brown can find a spot from barrier eight, the pair will definitely be hard to beat.