Kelleher dog to rule again
DARWIN Cup winning trainer Brian Kelleher’s Smack Dab should be suited over 537m and will enjoy box eight in the Garrard’s Horse and Hound $1750 race-five feature at Winnellie Park tonight.
Newcomer Pepper Beach (for Jamie Hosking) and kennelmate Wayne Outwide could be the main dangers.
Another newcomer Not A Bulldozer for Steele Bolton warrants attention and a bold first-up showing would not surprise in race one.
The enigmatic Booberry (Joel Vansleve) has a great chance to find himself back in the winner’s circle from box one in race two.
Peter Donnolley’s Gossip Park will have his favourite lane of box eight and will take a power of beating in race three, especially after an impressive win last week.
Winnellie Cup winner Out There Jerry for Andrew Lasker should take holding out again in race four.
Crafty trainer Simon Nathanael would be hopeful his charge Jetmag Sally can bring her best form in race six.
Outlaw Clyde (Hosking) and Call Me Bella (Russell Savige) are capable of going well in race seven.
The Carol Pickard-trained Hawke’s Special raced well for a second last start and a repeat performance has him in the finish in race eight.
Summer Sprite has drawn ideally with box one for Greg Milne and should be suited in race nine.
Vansleve would have been happy with Spyro Ignitus’ second last week and a similar effort would make him the one to beat in race 10.
Savige has a strong say in race 11, with Allen Ichiro, Firebomb and Captain Cranky engaged.