We have found a few great chances at Scone with Super Country Jockey Greg Ryan looking to have a big day out with his good book of rides. Our top selection is looking to make it three victories on the trot and looks a serious hope to rack up the hat-trick.
Scone is racing on a Good 4 with the rail +3m Entire.
Goulburn is a Good 4 with the rail out 3m Entire Circuit.
Despite the wide draw, HOGES looks well-placed to breakthrough after finishing runner-up to Shesabitfoolish on debut at Wellington a fortnight back. Beaten by 1.6 lengths last start, look for him to strip fitter second-up and prove hard to beat in today’s winnable race. Big danger.
1st: No10 HOGES; 2nd: No12 Flying Bliss; 3rd: No11 Ta Chanson; 4th: No5 Crystal Pearl
*SCRATCHED* No5 SAFE LANDING (NEXT BEST BET)
SAFE LANDING was beaten by 1.8 lengths at Warwick Farm on debut and will appreciate coming back to Country level here today. Will strip fitter second-up and looks extremely hard to beat back in this winnable grade. Well-placed and looks the likely winner going on debut run in town.
1st: *SCRATCHED* No5 SAFE LANDING; 2nd: No1 Act Of Bravery; 3rd: No4 Funky Music; 4th: No6 Shadow of Mordor
No2 I AM A COOL KID
I AM A COOL KID is another runner that looks perfectly placed and could prove hard to beat here today. Has had a month freshen up after his 1.5 length defeat to The Big Vin on this track just over a month ago and he did win well at Bathurst back in November - this makes him a leading contender. Sticking with him.
1st: No2 I AM A COOL KID; 2nd: No5 Flash Stinger; 3rd: No1 Mr Tindall; 4th: No6 Scherzare
No4 BELLE OF PORTUGAL (BEST BET)
BELLE OF PORTUGAL looked impressive when saluting by a length on this track last start and can rack up the hattrick here today despite the wide draw she faces. Settled just off the speed before coming home strong to win convincingly last start and can repeat that performance once again to make it three on the trot. In hot form, the one to beat.
1st: No4 BELLE OF PORTUGAL; 2nd: No7 Leica’s Lass; 3rd: No9 Mac’s Reward; 4th: No1 Mr Bonjove
*SCRATCHED* No1 DELIVERED
Top weight DELIVERED looked a touch unlucky when running home strong to be beaten by less than a length last start and can atone for that defeat in the final event of the program here today. Beaten by 2 lengths at Randwick in the Highway Handicap by Nic’s Vendetta in April and that form should see him going very close to taking out today’s event. Racing in good form, win isn’t far away.
1st: No1 DELIVERED; 2nd: No3 Mister Mcilroy; 3rd: No5 Cash Strapped; 4th: No2 Halberd