We look to finish the week with couple gallopers at Scone and Canberra that are ready to win and could prove hard to beat. Today’s top selection is one of them, looks well placed and great value.
Scone is racing on a Soft 5 with the rail True.
Canberra is a Synthetic with the rail True.
CRAIG’S MY BOY (BEST BET) has been unlucky at his two starts to date and shapes as a major player here today. Narrowly beaten by Akeelah on this track a fortnight back and looks primed to atone for that defeat. Has drawn to get the run of the race and will prove hard to beat. Top pick.
1st: No12 CRAIG’S MY BOY 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No5 Olifants; 3rd: No2 Humboldt; 4th: No1 Bouwmeester
Looks a perfect race for Luke Pepper-trained TICKED OFF to bounce back into the winner’s circle racing back on his home track. Beaten by Arrondissment at Moruya three weeks back to go with a solid placing at Canberra two starts back. Will strip fitter and prove hard to beat. Serious chance.
1st: No7 TICKED OFF 2nd: No3 Zariz No Other; 3rd: No6 Suneeze; 4th: No1 Tinmine
Ultra-consistent gelding ATTILA has drawn to get the run of the race and will look to atone his narrow last start defeat at Coffs Harbour. Run peaked in the last furlong when beaten by Gripped last start. Has a good record over the distance and if he brings his A game, he will go close to taking out today’s event. Rates on top.
1st: No5 ATTILA 2nd: No2 Epic Event; 3rd: No8 Drummed Out; 4th: No1 Master Magic Al
Sticking with the ultra-consistent ROCKATORIO (NEXT BEST BET) who’s finished runner-up at his past three starts and is due for a change of luck here today. Narrowly beaten by Barricade at Moree three weeks ago and will be fit and ready to fire here on a track where he has tasted success numerous times over. Rates highly.
1st: No5 ROCKATORIO 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No3 Turcotte; 3rd: No1 Loud Enough; 4th: No9 Moonlight Spy
Sticking with lightly-raced Nick Olive trained mare ENJOY THE STARS to make it back-to-back victories after winning on this track last start. Looked good when defeating Gaelic Bolt by 2.3 lengths on his home track, storming home for an impressive victory and looks ready to take the next step in grade in today’s final event of the program at Canberra. Drawn well, hard to beat.
1st: No6 ENJOY THE STARS 2nd: No3 Lilymorn; 3rd: No7 True Worth; 4th: No4 Storm Master