Leading trainer Chris Waller looks certain to leave Warwick Farm with at least handful of winners, including our Best of the Day that’s racing in hot form, looking to make it three on the trot.
Warwick Farm is racing on a Good 4 with the rail +5m 1000m to WP, +3m Remainder.
Drawn to get the run of the race, BRILLIANT CHOICE looks perfectly placed to take out the opening event at Warwick Farm. Narrowly beaten at Canterbury last start, finishing half a length behind Maid of Heaven over the 1250m. The 1300m suits. Hard to beat.
1st: No2 BRILLIANT CHOICE 2nd: No1 Adana; 3rd: No5 Vega One; 4th: No6 Vulcan
Lightly raced colt TARKA is resuming from a six-week let-up and will be looking to make it successive victories here today. Looked impressive when defeating Salsa Man on this track by close to 2 lengths back in July. Will get the run of the race, just behind the speed and look for him flashing at them late. Key player.
1st: No2 TARKA 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No1 Dealmaker; 3rd: No5 Everard; 4th: No3 Matowi
DEITY (NEXT BEST BET) is out the astute Godolphin stable and will be primed for a big first-up effort here today. Has had the benefit of a trial which she won on this track leading into her return here today. Did win by 3.5 lengths at Wyong last preparation, before narrowly missing the placings on this track behind Shekha. Looks ready to fire, the one to beat.
1st: No8 DEITY 2nd: No1 Once More a Lady; 3rd: No4 Excellent Design; 4th: No5 Eve’s Miss
Open race with plenty of chances but sticking with CHAIN OF FOOLS who loves racing on this track and will be in this for a long way here today. Has drawn to get the run of the race and can atone its last start defeat behind Itsa Fait Accompli at Canterbury a fortnight back. Won by 4.5 lengths on this track back in December. Win won’t shock.
1st: No9 CHAIN OF FOOLS 2nd: No6 Cormac; 3rd: No2 2 More Moet; 4th: *SCRATCHED* No1 High Bridge
Lightly raced Chris Waller gelding *SCRATCHED* WAIHEKE looked ultra-impressive when winning at Wyong last start and can make it successive victories here today. Proved too good when giving his rivals a galloping lesson winning by 2.7 lengths defeating Stage pass. Drawn a tad wide but looks ready to take the next step up in grade. One to follow, Key Player.
1st: *SCRATCHED* No8 WAIHEKE 2nd: No1 Amanito; 3rd: No3 Love Shack Baby; 4th: No4 Dashley Dubh
IMPASSE (BEST BET) will be looking to rack-up the hattrick of victories and despite the wide draw, he looks perfectly placed for the three-peat to happen. Raced away to an impressive 2.5-length victory on this track last start defeating Tenorino that’s since placed at Canterbury. Has a good record over the track/distance. Ticks all the boxes and is sure to be very competitive once again. Winning hope.
1st: No4 IMPASSE 2nd: No2 Samadoubt; 3rd: No1 Old Man Sam; 4th: No7 Bull Market
Tough race to close the program but we are sticking with the consistent Gelding UNDER THE THUMB who was beaten by half a length at Coffs Harbour last start and can atone that narrow defeat here today. Did win by 1.3 lengths at Scone back in January and will strip fitter second-up after a super first up run. Key player.
1st: No9 UNDER THE THUMB 2nd: No8 Kotinos; 3rd: No13 Tycoon Mar; 4th: No4 Coruscate