We have identified a few serious hopes for today’s meetings at Hamilton and Scone that have the form and look well placed to run a big race here today. Our top pick looks to have found another winnable race as he looks to make it successive victories after saluting last start at Geelong.
Hamilton is racing on a Good 4 with the rail Out 3m 800m – 400m, True remainder.
Scone is racing on Soft 5 with the rail +5m from 800m-WP, True the remainder.
MANDAYANA has finished in the placing at three of her five starts to date and looks the one to beat in today’s opening event at Hamilton. Drawn to get the run of the race, this Ciaron Maher-trained filly looks to have a serious chance to break through for a much deserved maiden victory. The one to beat.
1st: No11 MANDAYANA 2nd: No3 Donny East Flyer; 3rd: No8 Rebel Excell; 4th: No4 Go Ferrando
HAVASHOUT was a touch unlucky last start at Dunkfield and will be out to atone that narrow defeat here today. Will strip fitter second-up and will be very competitive in this race here today. Drawn to get the run of the race. Take beating.
1st: No2 HAVASHOUT 2nd: No4 Racorza; 3rd: No7 Yulong Awesome; 4th: No1 Coronel
Sticking with last start winner DAME VASSA (BEST BET) to make it back-to-back victories since resuming from a break here today. Fought on strong in the straight to defeat Surprise Hero by half a length at Geelong first-up from a 22-week spell. Has drawn perfectly in two, gets a 1.5kg claim thanks to Michael Poy and is the one to beat.
1st: No2 DAME VASSA 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No1 Layne’s Star; 3rd: No3 Sonic Deed; 4th: No5 Teatro
Liked the way POWER OF WEXFORD (NEXT BEST BET) won on debut two starts back at Tamworth before finishing four lengths behind the winner on this track last start. Showed a touch of class on debut so we know the talent is there. Didn’t fire last start but can atone for that performance in today’s winnable race. Sticking with her.
1st: No6 POWER OF WEXFORD 2nd: No7 High On You; 3rd: No1 Moobi 4th: No2 Delete
DECK OF CARDS is a consistent gelding that looks well placed to be very competitive here today. Chased hard when finishing half a length behind Australian Design at Seymour last start and will be out to atone that defeat here today. Has the form and looks the one to beat. Big watch.
1st: No1 DECK OF CARDS 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No5 Peg Leg Ben; 3rd: No8 Chippwa; 4th: No10 Slalom