We have identified a few serious hopes for today’s at Donald and Kilcoy. Our top pick is a last start winner and looks a major player ready to make it successive victories and keep the winning streak continuing. Expecting a huge day for trainer Darren Weir.
Donald is racing on a Good 4 with the rail True.
Kilcoy is racing on a Soft 5 with the rail True.
JENNIBEEL is on debut today with no public trials, but she’s out the astute D Weir stable and will be looking to make a statement here today. Trainer and Jockey have a great strike rate when combining and expecting a big effort from this Savabeel filly today.
1st: No10 JENNIBEEL 2nd: No13 Not Tellin’; 3rd: *SCRATCHED* No7 Deejay Bobo; 4th: *SCRATCHED* No2 Wish I Was Elvis
Hard to go past the lightly raced JUNIPAL that looks to have found the right race to break through for his much deserved maiden victory here today. Finished 4.5 lengths behind Mirette who had too much class for her rivals last start at Benalla. Drawn to settle just off the speed and have the last crack at them in the straight. Hard to beat.
1st: No11 JUNIPAL 2nd: No7 Into The Wild; 3rd: No9 Toorak Melody 4th: No3 King Of Vandals
COURTING JOY is a last start winner and looks well placed to make it back-to-back victories here today. Has a great record on the track and over the distance and going by his victory at Dalby in late September, he will be a major player. Maps to be in front or close enough to it from barrier one.
1st: No1 COURTING JOY 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No4 Ritchford; 3rd: No3 Miss Beneteau 4th: No2 Essaka
Liked the way Darren Weir-trained OCEAN ESSENCE (BEST BET) chased hard to defeat Angelify by 2.3 lengths at Mildura a fortnight ago and we expect the colt to be hard to beat here today. Drawn to get the run of the race from gate two, the colt is a serious chance to make it successive victories here today. The one to beat.
1st: No12 OCEAN ESSENCE 2nd: No7 Havastar; 3rd: No3 Minoan Spirit 4th: No6 Alma’s Rossa
VANUATU is another galloper out of the Darren Weir stable that looks well placed to make it successive victories here today. Liked the way he fought in the straight to defeat Zapurler by just under a length at Coleraine a fortnight ago and she will be primed to run another big race. Despite the wide draw, she maps to get back in her races anyway but strips fitter third-up and should be charging home once again. Rates well.
1st: *SCRATCHED* No10 VANUATU 2nd: No7 Johnny The Cashman; 3rd: No12 Ennis; 4th: No4 Duke Of Oz