GIRL POWER

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Chris Waller’s ex­cit­ing mare Girl Tues­day is aim­ing to stretch her un­beaten se­quence to four when she lines-up in to­mor­row’s ATC Inglis Ready2Race Sale Hand­i­cap (1600m) at Warwick Farm. Owned and bred by John ‘Singo’ Sin­gle­ton, Girl Tues­day is a daugh­ter of Winx’s sire Street Cry and the mul­ti­ple Group 1 win­ning mare Tues­day Joy. Girl Tues­day will be rid­den by cham­pion jockey Ker­rin McEvoy.

NOTE: RACES are as­sessed for a Heavy 8. (N/R) denotes no rat­ing. All horses con­sid­ered starters un­less no­ti­fied by 1 PM on Mon­day.

RACE 1

HORSES don’t come any bet­ter bred than 7. ROHERYN (N/R) in the Royal Blue colours of Godol­phin. This big, strong colt is by Lonhro out of Man­ning­ton who was twice Group 1 placed and is her­self a mix Dane­hill

Bint Marscay. Man­ning­ton’s six win­ning off­spring in­clude VRC Derby win­ner Beni­cio and the pocket dy­namo/iron mare Rom­neya. This colt has won both tri­als like a good horse. 3. NAPOLEON SOLO (N/R) is a Snow­den colt who was tipped out af­ter an eye-catch­ing de­but third in a very strong mid­weeker on Jul 4. This son of Un­cle Mo was ex­cel­lent win­ning a 1050m heat at Rand­wick on Sep 28. In terms of the wet – he was clos­ing 0.5-len sec­ond to Jen Rules (smart!) in a trial on a heavy 8 prior to the de­but. 1. THAT SONG (N/R) was ob­vi­ously en­cour­ag­ing to say the least on de­but at Caulfield on a soft 6. His dad Your Song won Group 1 on a heavy track by five and his dam-sire, More Than Ready, is as good wet-track in­flu­ence as there is.

RACE 2

CLEVER name – 5. TELL ME (N/R), a daugh­ter of Sweet Lit­tle Lies. If you know Fleet­wood Mac, you’ll the tie in. Any­way, this daugh­ter of Choisir has put the writ­ing on wall for a bold re­turn with a cou­ple of rip­per tri­als. She ran 53.83s the 900m in her first heat on Sep 21 and did it eas­ily then was not re­ally let off the bri­dle when 1.8 length sec­ond to 6. VAHVUUS (N/R) in an­other 900m Rose­hill on Oct 2. Her three runs have all been beau­ties. Vahvuus was bred and raced by Greg Perry – he bred the amaz­ing At­lantic Jewel. You can’t ar­gue with Vahvuus’s trial, she was pretty good but like I say, Tell Me wasn’t ex­actly be­ing pumped there be­hind her to chase her down. Be an in­ter­est­ing lit­tle clash be­tween the pair come race day. 1. COLOMBINA (N/R) has placed at three of her five runs and in good com­pany – bet­ter com­pany in fact – than th­ese. Tri­alled twice and bred to be de­cent in the wet.

RACE 3

6. PARIS SIZ­ZLER (57) is one of a hand­ful of good roughies on the card this Wed­nes­day. He a son Hel­met out of a Sadler’s Wells mare trained on the track by Matthew Smith and with Tim (Shoals) Clark in sad­dle. Blink­ers first time. Track de­but. One has to to­tally ig­nore the ‘77’ next this guy’s name, he has been ut­terly de­void of luck in those two runs, one at Mudgee then at New­cas­tle. He’s no cham­pion, that’s true, but nei­ther are any of th­ese oth­ers. 2. DES­TINY’S OWN (70) is the Trapeze Artist con­nec­tion of Bert Vieira and Ger­ald Ryan. Mr bred this horse who is by Se­poy out of a Zabeel mare. Des­tiny’s Own has rock solid ca­reer record of 9s 2-2-3 and is 2s 1-0-1 on slow. Beaten a neck by Piracy fresh-up and will ap­pre­ci­ate every added inch of to­mor­row’s race. 4. AN­DAZ (63) is a grey (in the wet!) from the Waller camp who has won two from 16. That is to­tally mis­lead­ing in terms of his level of tal­ent. Blink­ers first time and he han­dles slow nicely.

RACE 4

LOTS of dual ac­cep­tors around the pace at present ow­ing to a cou­ple aban­don­ments over the week­end. I no­ticed that 11. AR­RONDISSE­MENT (50) is down to run here and at her home track of Goul­burn on Tues­day (to­day). Could go ei­ther venue – could win at venue. Let’s leave it that in case she’s not here. 3. ALNAAS (63) is a Joe Pride-trained mare by noted wet track sire Not A Sin­gle Doubt out of a mare by an even more wet in More Than Ready. This Kelly fam­ily mare is 13s 2-5-1 and is on the seven day back-up af­ter a five length fourth of seven to Pal­ma­teer here at WF from last Wed­nes­day. She is back to 1400m, the dis­tance at which her record is 2s 0-2-0. Ma­jor player. 2. WARUNA (64) is a Kia Ora-bred and owned daugh­ter of All Too Hard Warpath mak­ing her city de­but on Wed­nes­day off a com­mand­ing win at Coffs on Oct 2. Now she is 5s 3-1-0, all 5 runs are on good tracks. Apart from the un­known heavy track fac­tor she won’t find a bet­ter time to come to the city.

RACE 5

8. SHANGANI PA­TROL (54) was an ab­so­lute moral at Can­berra on Fri­day just gone and some­how started $2.30. He won by al­most five lengths. You only had to see the first run for Matthew Dale start prior to know why this horse was such a moral when he got to the 2000m of last week’s race. Will he back up? Hope so. han­dle the wet? Has be­fore. 3. PLA­GIA­RIST (62) has placed two from three on slow but tastes heavy for the first time to­mor­row. Fair dinkum, he should swim be­ing a grey son of Dalakhani out of Galileo mare. He is fourth-up now and thus very fit. Drawn 2 which means he can track a bit hand­ier in the run of re­quired. 1. GO BENNY (65) is a good old stager. The son of VRC Derby win­ner Monaco Con­sul has some com­pelling fig­ures namely 4s 0-2-1 at the track, 2s 1-1-0 at the trip 1s 0-1-0 at the t/d. han­dles soft – never seen heavy in his 32 starts. 6. RED DUBAWI (59) is a real mud­die and was beaten nose at 2300m re­cently.

RACE 6

11. POWER RUSH (63) was a $100,000 NZB year­ling pur­chase and is un­beaten in his her two runs. She won by a con­vinc­ing 1.3 lengths at Tam­worth on Sep 11 then 12 days later goes to Wy­ong, is backed off the charts, and wins again beat­ing a half handy field. No bet­ter time to come to town than a mid­weeker like this and Ja­son Col­lett sticks from the Wy­ong win. He’d be mad not to have. The wet? Not sure but she’s an on pacer she can avoid all the slush/back­wash at least. 8. JEN RULES (62) is go­ing to Mel­bourne surely some­time this spring. She is good enough

win a stakes race down and pay down her $500,000 tag as a year­ling. The Snow­den filly won on a heavy 9 at Can­ter­bury on de­but then was spelled to time her come­back with the car­ni­val. She was grand first-up here on Sep 19. Huge chance. 4. FIFTH AF­FAIR (63) is a bit of a brides­maid with just the one win from 17 starts but she has placed 9 times and fre­quently been pit­ted against some quite handy fil­lies oc­ca­sion­ally colts/ geld­ings around the place. She has been costly to fol­low for win-back­ers but we know she is cer­tainly equipped win races, she just hasn’t been able to con­vert too many.

RACE 7

6. MISS SHANTI (69) is 1500m (x2) to a mile third-up. I think that fourth-up at 1900m or 2000m she just wins, but I the wet track – par­tic­u­larly a place like WF

will make the mile test­ing one so that could and should play to her strengths. Don’t for­get that this daugh­ter of the mighty Pierro has a third to her sta­ble­mate Youngstar on C.V. and also a fifth to the same mare; that was in the Queens­land Oaks. The aptly-named 8. THE IRON MAIDEN (67) lines-up for her 93rd start on Wed­nes­day with a record of 10-12-10. Trust me when I say she should be 1111-10 – what a good thing beaten she was last start at New­cas­tle. The Iron Maiden is 6s 0-0-0 at the Farm, 4s 0-0-0 the t/d but here’s the stat you need to look at; 6s 3-1-1 on heavy! Not sure 1. GIRL TUES­DAY (78) will start here but she is ob­vi­ously a huge tal­ent. She might start and might win by pan­els but 60kg, widest al­ley, bot­tom­less track, short odds – too many ques­tions when you’re be­ing asked to take her price (which I am as­sum­ing is go­ing to be skinny).

RACE 8

JAMES Cum­mings trained a dou­ble at the Farm last Wed­nes­day and he’ll go close to re­peat­ing that (or bet­ter­ing it again) to­mor­row. Cum­mings sad­dle­sup one of my favourite horses here in 13. ROO­SEVELT (63) who cre­ated such a pos­i­tive first im­pres­sion when he won a deep mid­weeker here back on Mar 7. I thought was a Slip­per smokey but that wasn’t to be. Ran once on May 5, went out straight af­ter. Re­sumed on Sep 22 at Caulfield when 2.1 lengths off Blue Di­a­mond win­ner Writ­ten By. Back home for this. Fit­ter and quite well weighted I should think even though he’s tak­ing on older horses. Num­bers don’t al­ways tell the true story of a horse and that is ab­so­lutely the case with 6. DUNATUN (65) from the Garry White camp. The hand­some son of Snitzel is 17s 3-0-0. I think he was un­placed in his first 8 starts or some­thing but if you fol­lowed him closely through­out, you would find that there is more to than meets the eye. Go­ing be big odds – worth a look, both totes. 11. TIME OUT OF MIND (62) is first run for Clare Cun­ning­ham and tri­alled su­per the other day! I am stick­ing solid with my roughie from last Wed­nes­day 15. PRO CON­SUL (61) who granted, wasn’t flash, but I still think there’s a bit of smoke there to light up fire.

Roo­sevelt fin­ishes strongly (mid­dle)

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