Cootamundra and Sunshine Coast are the meetings that our selections come from with the Cootamundra Cup today’s feature event over the 1600m. Our tip of the day is looking to make it back-to-back victories after proving too slick for his rivals last start.
Cootamundra is racing on a Good 3 with the rail True.
Sunshine Coast is a Soft 6 with the rail out 3 metres the entire course.
Looks a perfect race for LOOK BEHIND (NEXT BEST BET) to break through and get his maiden victory out of the way here today. Will be out to atone his half a length defeat to Bezazzalled at Griffith last start when coming home hard in the straight. Drawn to win.
1st: No9 LOOK BEHIND 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No6 Average Out; 3rd: No4 Sly Grin; 4th: No2 Mr Wemmick
Sticking with the lightly raced ROSSMAY to break through and get her much deserved maiden victory out of the way here. Has placed at two of her three starts to date and finished 1.5 lengths behind eventual winner The Big Eater at Lismore last start. Ran on strong two starts back on this track when beaten by less than two lengths. Doesn’t mind a bit of sting out of the ground either so today could be the day for this five-year-old mare.
1st: No3 ROSSMAY 2nd: No2 Sirmosa; 3rd: No4 Abstain; 4th: *SCRATCHED* No1 Hermitage
Sticking with the Nick Olive-trained DYLAN’S DEEVA (NEXT BEST BET) to make it back-to-back victories after proving too smart for her rivals last start. Led and strolled away for a convincing 2.7 length victory at Corowa a fortnight back and will be out to adopt similar tactics over the same distance. Has the form and will be in this for a long way. Serious chance.
1st: No2 DYLAN’S DEEVA 2nd: No1 Not Too Sure; 3rd: No3 Can She Kiss; 4th: No5 Hanging With Willy
SKIING GIRL (BEST BET) looked impressive when defeating her rivals at Gundagai last start and can make it successive victories here today. Settled near the rear before exploding to defeat Mr Menzies by 3.4 lengths a fortnight back and despite the wide draw, she looks a major player once again here today. Look for her flashing at them late. Big danger.
1st: No7 SKIING GIRL 2nd: No4 Find My Tail; 3rd: No3 Lui Bang; 4th No2 Jindaberra
Drawn to get the run of the race, DANETRILLE is a huge chance to take out the Cootamundra Cup for 2018. Looked impressive when defeating Hanging With Willy by 1.2 lengths at Griffith three weeks back after racing in the second half of the field. Today’s distance of 1600 metres looks to suit him. Rates well.
1st: No11 DANETRILLE 2nd: No9 Gentleman Max; 3rd: No3 Hirokin; 4th: No5 Dreams Of Paris