Kris Lees’ stable is flying at the moment, so it makes sense that we have identified one of his runners today as our best bet. Prontissimo, a lightly raced Charge Forward filly that’s resuming from a spell, could take a power of beating over a distance she excels over and a track she’s had success at in the past.
Goulburn is racing on a Soft 5 with the rail True.
Muswellbrook is a Soft 5 with the rail +3m from 1280 tom 1000m, then +6m from 1000m to 300m where a cutaway applies.
Resuming from a break and looks to have found the perfect race to break through here today. Has had a trial leading into this and going on his form last preparation, he will be in this for a long way. Looks a main player and will be hard to beat.
1st: No1 MASTERATI; 2nd: No6 The Greatest; 3rd: No2 Phoenix Claws; 4th: No7 Hesperos
No4. DUTCHESSE MOSHE
Looked good when narrowly going down at Canberra a fortnight ago and ready to make a big statement here today. Looked the winner only to be run down in the shadows of the post when beaten by less than a half length last start and will go close to atoning that defeat. Sticking with her.
1st: No4 DUTCHESSE MOSHE; 2nd: No2 Dawn Raid; 3rd: No7 Attainment; 4th: No1 Charcuterie
No2. PRONTISSIMO (BEST BET)
Lightly raced filly out of the astute Kris Lees stable that’s resuming from a spell but looks ready to return into the winner’s circle here today. Drawn to get the run of the race and will prove hard to beat. Has had two trials leading into this so we expect she will be fit and ready to go. Key Player.
1st: No2 PRONTISSIMO; 2nd: No3 Dual Escape; 3rd: No5 Red Braids; 4th: No9 Hermosa Reward
Lightly raced gelding that broke through for his much deserved maiden victory on this track last start and can make it successive victories here today. Proved too good for his rivals when running away to a length victory when settling just off the speed and knuckling down in the final hundred metres. Looks well placed to go back-to-back.
1st: No3 PIERINO; 2nd: No4 Spanish Dream; 3rd: No6 Lansala; 4th: No2 Napoli
No3. HAPPY MO
Beaten by half a length at Scone last start after missing the kick and using plenty of gas to get to the front. Was entitled to get tired but fought on doggedly to be beaten less than a length. Has a good record over the distance and has drawn well to take out the final event of the program here today. Rates well.
1st: No3 HAPPY MO; 2nd: No2 Ayeteem; 3rd: No6 Red Axe; 4th: No4 Ten Carat