Quick back-up suits Tangled
TANGLED heads to Hawkesbury tomorrow for the stand-alone meeting and looks to be a strong winning chance for Chris Waller and Kerrin McEvoy in the Clarendon ( 1300m), a quality race for two-year-olds.
His last start win had merit at Wyong on April 19 when he beat Bidwee by a neck after racing wide for most of the race.
Tangled worked fast on Wednesday and looked bright healthy after trotting cantering on the B Sand (reverse way) ready for the quick back-up.
TAKEDOWN was beaten 6.1-lens first-up in the Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes at Randwick on April 15 on a heavy 8 track.
Trainer Gary Moore has accepted at Eagle Farm on Saturday in the 1200m Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m) and he will just about win but he needs a dead or better track.
His work on the course proper Monday morning was best I have seen him work running 1000m in 1:1.21 with stablemate Absolutely Win, their last 600m in 35.89, final 200m 12.44 with race jockey Tim Clark in the saddle. STAR OF MONSOON is ready to win following two runs on heavy tracks for trainer Gerald Ryan.
He runs on Saturday at Hawkesbury in the 1400m Group 3 Hawkesbury Guineas and given a good track has an each-way chance as he can work very well.
On Tuesday morning, his 600m with stablemate Mandolize was strong in 36.98, last 200m in 12.23 and the mark- ers out 16m – strong work all around as usual from this blueblooded individual. MORTAR PLATOON should appreciate the 2100m of Saturday’s opening race at Hawkesbury – a Benchmark 84 handicap representing Chris Waller and Tommy Berry.
The horse’s work on Tuesday was good when he finished off his pacework, second lap, with a final 800m in 53.87, last 200m in 12.68 the markers out 16m – it was good staying work and he is sure to run well on the weekend. GAMBLER’S BLUES has now had two runs this time for trainer Tim Martin and is ready to run in the last race at Hawkesbury over the 1500m, a benchmark 78 affair.
Gambler’s Blues was in good order before working on the inside grass, 15m out, when he finished off his pacework with a final 800m in 53.25, last 400m in 24.46 was strong all around work.
Star Of Monsoon is a good chance in tomorrow’s Hawkesbur y Guineas