Great program at Sale on a soft track that has a few key hopes that will prove very competitive here today. Our top pick is in the final race and looks the one they all need to beat back from a Group 2 race at Flemington in March.
Sale is racing on a Soft 6 with the rail Out 8m 800m – WP, Out 4m remainder.
THE FRONTIER is an I Am Invincible colt that’s resuming from a break and will look to be more competitive back in this grade in today’s opening event of the program at Sale. Didn’t show much when well-beaten by Ollivander at his debut, the $200k 2YO Super Vobis Maiden Plate at Caulfield in December. Drawn well and is sure to be one of the main chances here today.
1st: No12 THE FRONTIER 2nd: No2 Duke Of Magnus; 3rd No11 Thousand Wishes; 4th: No6 Blond Ruler
GOVERNOR LANDY was narrowly beaten when finished third to Cataract at Sandown Lakeside last start and can atone for that narrow defeat here today. Has drawn to get the run of the run and he looks perfectly placed to breakthrough for a much-deserved maiden victory after four placings from seven race starts to date. Big chance.
1st: No3 GOVERNOR LANDY 2nd: No2 Dream Brother; 3rd: No8 Annie’s Street; 4th: No10 Count The Pennies
Sticking with bottom weight STRYKER QUEEN to breakthrough here today after two unlucky efforts to start her racing career. Chased hard when beaten by less than a length last start at Echuca by Maid Equal. Did finish third at her race debut at Wangaratta a month ago and sure to strip fitter third-up here today. Winning hope.
1st: No12 STRYKER QUEEN 2nd: No2 Mighty Monga; 3rd: No1 Firestripe; 4th: No5 Tycoon Bill
RESURGE is resuming from a spell and looks a lively chance in a very open race at Sale today. Narrowly beaten at Pakenham back in March by Louie the Legend when chasing hard to just miss. Drawn the rails, should be competitive here today and happy to give him another chance.
1st: No10 RESURGE 2nd: No3 Prize Lad; 3rd: No5 Reposition; 4th: No7 Hacha
MOSCOW RED (NEXT BEST BET) is an ultra-consistent mare that will be fitter second-up from a break here today. Beaten in a blanket finish by Aerospeed at Geelong a fortnight back and beaten by Penthouse poet on this track back in February. Has strong claims, another win isn’t far away.
1st: No4 MOSCOW RED 2nd: No1 Robert de Hero; 3rd: No6 White Devon; 4th: No8 Dallas Storm
Resuming from a spell, lightly-raced WEEKEND ESCAPE looks to be a key player in today’s Benchmark 64 over the 1013m despite the wide draw here today. Beaten by Leelavadee at Mornington in June when having a wide run for the duration of the race, so her run was full of merit. Looks a great each way value chance.
1st: No6 WEEKEND ESCAPE 2nd: No4 Hope Ya Don’t Mind; 3rd: No2 Smooth Hustler; 4th: No5 Outback Warrior
Champion trainer Darren Weir has the topweight ROYAL ACE who ran on well last start beaten by Red Choux’s at Sandown and will strip fitter second-up here today. Showed form last preparation racing at Flemington and Caulfield and holding his own, so we expect him to be a leading contender in today’s grade. Appreciate claim helps, stick with him.
1st: No1 ROYAL ACE 2nd: No3 Mr Sheridan; 3rd: No4 Zadon; 4th: No7 Reset Me I’m Wild
SMOKIN’ BELLA was narrowly beaten on this track last start and is sure to be one of the main chances here today. Chased hard but found one too good on the day when narrowly going down to Miss Pandanus a fortnight ago. Looks ready to atone for that narrow defeat, big show expected.
1st: No1 SMOKIN’ BELLA 2nd: No2 Fastbrook; 3rd: *SCRATCHED* No4 Four Sisters; 4th: No8 No Money No Honey
Godolphin’s TIN HAT (BEST BET) looks extremely hard to beat and is the one they all need to beat in the final event of the program here today. Beaten by Not a Single Cent in the Group 2 Sires Produce at Flemington back in March, so in this grade he will be hard to hold out. Perfectly placed, top pick.
1st: No10 TIN HAT 2nd: No9 Miss Oklahoma; 3rd: No5 Alsvin; 4th: No2 Classy Rebel