We look to finish the week with couple gallopers at Newcastle and Ipswich that are ready to win and will prove hard to beat. Today’s top selection is one of them, looks well placed and extremely hard to go past.
Newcastle is racing on a Good 4 with the rail True.
Ipswich is racing on a Good 4 with the rail +10m Entire Course.
Hard to go past the last start winner GIRL TUESDAY (NEXT BEST BET) who looked very impressive at her debut and can make it successive victories to kick start her racing career. Settled midfield before coming home strong to defeat Holy Reign by 2.4 lengths at Newcastle and will strip fitter second-up making her the one to beat. Third horse has since won to frank the form. Classy customer.
1st: No2 GIRL TUESDAY 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No3 Perfect Pitch; 3rd: No5 Chosen Prince; 4th: No1 So Bizarre
Ultra-consistent gelding ARISTOCRATIC MISS has drawn well and looks well placed to bounce back here today after a solid effort in town. Chased hard in the straight to just miss a placing when finishing 2.8 Lengths behind Reginea at Randwick a fortnight back and will appreciate this class drop. Did win by four lengths at Geelong two starts back. Has the form, hard to beat.
1st: No7 ARISTOCRATIC MISS 2nd: No3 Cloak; 3rd: No4 Come Along; 4th: No11 Sunreel
Sticking with the ultra-consistent SAVATIANO that’s looking to make it four wins on the trot here today. Proved too good for her rivals when she defeated Shumook by half a length at Wyong last start. Despite drawing wide this Godolphin galloper looks a serious chance and could settle on the speed which is its usual racing pattern. She will be ready to fire once again.
1st: No2 SAVATIANO 2nd: No1 The Pinnacle; 3rd: No9 Awake The Stars; 4th: No4 Irithea
ANIMAL INSTINCT is a lightly raced gelding that looks perfectly placed to take out the final event of the program at Ipswich today. Defeated by Isn’t She Elegant at Toowoomba last start and he will be out to atone that narrow here today. Has the form and can bounce back to close the program. Rates well.
1st: No7 ANIMAL INSTINCT 2nd: No5 Show Command; 3rd: *SCRATCHED* No1 Was It Worth It; 4th: No3 Junction
Looks a perfect race for the Darren Weir-trained PLEIN CIEL (BEST BET) to make it successive victories. Chased hard to defeat Yogi by half a length at Caulfield three weeks back and sure to be very competitive in today’s feature event. Will settle just behind the speed and watch for him storming home late. Big show expected and is our top pick.
1st: No10 PLEIN CIEL 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No5 Tom Melbourne; 3rd: No16 Kaonic; 4th: *SCRATCHED* No9 I Am Serious
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