Thursday Racing Tips - 8th August
Team Snowden has a very nice filly on their books and we are banking on her to get the job done for us today.
Racing at Kembla Grange and ‘the Bool today and our expert has come up with five very strong selections across both cards. Our best of the bunch ran into a very smart type in Lucicello last time out but wasn’t disgraced by any means. She was hitting the line hard and a similar effort sees her winning this.
Kembla Grange is racing on a Good 4 with the rail +3m 1100m-WP, true the remainder.
Warrnambool is racing on a Heavy 8 with the rail out 4m the entire circuit.
Warrnambool Race 1 - 1:00PM Hair Room 116 3YO Maiden Plate (1300 Metres)
There was a lot to like about the effort of GATSBY’S GIRL (NEXT BEST BET) on debut at Echuca on July 25. The Matt Laurie-trained filly began quickly to settle on the speed and tracking the leaders until approaching the home bend when she seemed to hit a flat spot. Jockey Beau Mertens was into the daughter of Written Tycoon for the rest of the race and she finally picked up over the concluding stages to hit the line nicely. She definitely looks as though she will be suited by the extra 200m here and franking the form was the fact the winner (Zoology) saluted again in BM58 company at Wodonga on Tuesday. She should settle near the speed again and appears a solid chance in this.
1st: No6 GATSBY’S GIRL 2nd: No2 Regardsmaree; 3rd: No1 Confusion; 4th: No7 Gisela’s Crown
Kembla Grange Race 1 - 1:10PM Cudgeree Bay Class 1 Handicap (1200 Metres)
Handy filly SATIN SOCKS (BEST BET) caught the eye last time out and on that effort she is definitely one to follow in this. The Team Snowden runner was last for most of the trip before working home down the outside of the track at Rosehill to finish fourth to the very smart Lucicello at Rosehill on July 27. Although giving away age to her rivals today, she does have ability and will be working home strongly at the finish.
1st: No6 SATIN SOCKS 2nd: No4 Brigid Of Kildare; 3rd: No1 Evict; 4th: No4 Run For Glory
Kembla Gragne Race 2 - 1:50PM Lake Illawarra CG&E Maiden Handicap (1000 Metres)
Was scratched from a harder race at Canterbury yesterday for this. MO’S CROWN has only had the two career starts with his debut effort behind the talented True Detective when beaten narrowly suggest he can win here. After that led them up in the Pago Pago in March on a Heavy 10 and wilted out of it. Trainer Jason Coyle has given the son of Uncle Mo a couple of trials in readiness for this which includes a Warwick Farm win on July 26 over 803m. Kathy O’Hara has been flying of and gets the ride and from the pole expect them to be either leading or close to it for the majority of the trip.
1st: No3 MO’S CROWN 2nd: No1 Antonio; 3rd: No4 Leo; 4th: No5 Courageous
Warrnambool Race 3 - 2:00PM Pearsons Nursery Maiden Plate (1100 Metres)
It may pay to forgive LORD OF THE TURF in this one. The gelding was a heavily backed commodity at this track on April 30 but did drift late in betting before racing a little worse than midfield and never appearing a threat despite finishing 3.25 lengths off the winner (Make It Count) which is high flying. The Aaron Purcell runner was reported to be fractious in the barriers and stewards found that he was lame after the race – hardly the right ingredients for a favourite! Hasn’t been seen since that run but go on his first two starts when running home strongly over this distance. Can break through at start number four.
1st: No2 LORD OF THE TURF 2nd: No6 Scotch O’clock; 3rd: No1 Galaxy Ghost; 4th: No8 Ibanez
Warrnambool Race 7 - 4:00PM CrocMedia BM70 Handicap (1700 Metres)
Imported galloper ETNA is worth an eachway play in the seventh event. This Aaron Purcell runner tapered off last prep but all her wins have been fresh so a positive showing first-up seems to be on the cards. Has won four and placed five from just 16 career outings so obviously has some ability. Is trained by Aaron Purcell on the track and although this could be a bit short for her, she will get back and be running on at the finish at her home track. Value.
1st: No2 ETNA 2nd: No5 Arty Lucas; 3rd: No1 Rapido Chapparo; 4th: No6 Malmas