The first half of the prog ram tomorrow is straight up and down, and with fair to reasonable value about the favourites there’s no reason to go past them. SNITZKRAF T is a mile better than these, and already stakesplaced, battling on in the Dalrello back in April on a soft-7. Both jockeys last pre p re por ted his dislike for the shifty g round, and best m is on fir mer footing as evidenced by two impressive victories in his first campaign. Drawn the inside and I’ll be sur prised if the $1.65 is still about come racetime. There’s a good g ap to the second pick CORAL BAY who has beat Snitzkraft to bring up hat-trick after two good results at the Sunshine Coast. He hits the line okay, but he beat nothing and at $4.60 is nowhere near the value required to drag me away from the top pick. NOBLE HUSSLER has won just the one race, at Toowoomba in April, but he beat fair field before finding the car nival stakes g rade far too tough. Looks like a dry surface is his go as well but ag ain, at $11, is not comparable to the favourite on the score of value.
The fillies’ edition cer tainly has more de pth to it than the boys but I’m very keen on MISS EXFACTOR to resume with a win. She ran into Houtzen at her debut and although beaten four lengths despite getting 9kg off her, she still beat the rest of a pretty decent field. Atoned a for tnight later with a strong all the way victory in Saturday g rade at Gold Coast on a soft-7. Trial winner Deagon earlier this month and as long as the wet tracks didn’t flatter her last campaign she should belt these. Looks right at the $1.80. RED HOT MISS does re present some value at $17 but she is very unreliable. Stuck on okay behind the talented Whypeeo in town last time, and her only other dry track run was a sensational victory on debut back in February. Not a whole lot of speed here which doesn’t help but if a couple of them go hard out in front she will be running on late. COLOSIMO was disappointing in two Sydney runs at the ginning of this pre p but did improve at the Gold Coast last time behind Whypeeo. Probably entitled to be closer to top than $12 and is one for your multiples.
SOMEDAY scored his first win i n nearly four years last star t, hitting the line impressively to beat a stronger field than he faces tomor row. He has had four runs back now from very long layoff and it’s very hard to go round him based on his latest effort up ag ainst some very usual suspects. Not missed at the $1.95 but if he produces a similar run to Doomben will win again. LONDEHERO might have had more suppor t than his $5.00 quote if there was any speed engaged here, but with only F lamboyer going forward it’s hard to see this bloke running home over the top of a sit-and-sprint type like Someday. He is handy sprinter and gets a nice weight drop from his firstup run but the best he is likely to yield is minor placing behind the top pick. FLAMBOYER leads this on his ear but he has to make up seven lengths that Someday put on him at their most recent clash. Better suited with the edge off the track, and hasn’t won at this trip in 14 attempts, but if anything is going to beat fave it might be bloke who gets it just a little too easy in front.
There aren’t many veteran, staying mares running around and I’m a big fan of MY DIAMANTINE who has been in career best for m over the last few months. Runner-up to Supply And Demand the Caloundra Cup winter, and was far from disg raced in the Queensland Cup over the two mile. The short break August did the trick as she came out and beat a decent open class field over the mile last star t with some freshness in her le gs. Up 3kg but this is weaker than her last assignment and the extra distance is perfect. Good value at $2.75, I’d expect that to trim down closer to the jump. Lucky I gave OUTRAGED one more chance to get it right last star t and Ric McMahon did everything right on him nab Vassal in the shadows of the post. He retains ride here and he has a genuine hope, but up 3.5kg giving half to the top pick I think My Diamantine might have his measure. ANTON EN AVANT picks up at least one of these every campaign and he hasn’t been all that far away his last couple. This is around his best trip, and Jeff Lloyd jumps on which should give him a lift. On a rain affected track I’d almost tip him at good odds but on top of the g round he will struggle to match it with the top two.
Possibly the weakest of t hese Saturday class threes I’ve seen up here with almost no class three for m in the careers of any runner, hence a horse coming off a good effort in class two at Gosford gets the nod YARRAPOWER. He hasn’t done much wrong this pre p in easier g rade, finishing in the top two at four of his five star ts and
fifth was an unlucky run at Warwick Far m Bm67 level. He should get a good run from the draw and $3.90 is as as any. DREAM OF ASCOT won three in a row last pre p on the wet tracks before running into some black-type youngsters at the star t of the car nival. She knows where line is, she’ll be right up on speed and looks well in with 54kg after the claim. She has to wor th a saver at $13. ICE FROST has come up awfully short at $2.50 on the back of comfor table win here first-up over this trip, but there is an enor mous amount of speed engaged here and she will be doing well to hold them all out. Six the 11 runners have led over 1000m in recent times and while it was a fair win last star t, he’s not entitled to be so shor t.
I’m a big fan of OUR BEEBEE, and although she will need a bit of luck from the inside g ate she has touch of class about her. Took to racing in very impressive fashion winning four her first five star ts, and the only defeat was at stakes level behind boom youngster Winning Ruper t. She trained off at the 3end of last pre p but is cer tainly
benchmark here in a lowly Bm85 and at $4.80 I can’t go past her on value. FINAL ZERO beat a small but talented field of girls at her most recent run in town, tur ning the tables on Of The Day who beat her previous two. She’s not in the same class as Our Beebee but does have race fitness on her side as well as a weight pull and a more suitable draw. Danger, but not entitled to be shorter than her. The $18 on offer about DREAM FINNISH looks generous as a two-time winner first-up, and when resuming last pre p she chased home F lamboyer in open g rade. Cer tainly prefers the longer trips but on fresh le gs she can run a race at the big odds.
I’ve steered around RED HANDLE for a very long time but her two runs back this pre p are more than enough to get me enthused up against only a moderate R70 field. She was close-up behind Bonsho first-up over 1050m before running on nicely behind the in-for m Impre gnable last time hits trip in a far superior quality R70 field. Drawn to get a g reat run and is a g reat each way bet at $5.50. IGNITE THE LIGHT has taken on a couple of handy lineups his last two, finishing a couple of lengths behind the top pick last star t, and leading them up the run prior before tiring subsequent winners Havasay and Manias. He’ll jump out and work hard early to come across
lead them if he gets a breather midrace could take running down. SHEEZALADY goes well here, and led all the way over this trip a month ago under a similar impost. Drawn hopelessly but with luck early on can figure.
Very surprised at the $11 on offer here about ANZIO who won two in a row in August including victory over a good class three field at the mile. Far from disgraced when shooting for the hat-trick last star t jumping from outside gate under 59kg and finishing close-up behind Rancho Montoya and Ahndras. Either of those would give these a cold, and with a 4kg drop in weight and a great barrier the double figure odds are wildly off-base. SPRING TYCOON is deserved $3.60 favourite here after running down a deter mined My Girl Hay ley last start in town. Showed up against stakes-quality 3 yos when last in work and from the favourable draw will be right in finish. KARAKABEEL scored a good win in easier R 70 grade at Doom ben last start and should have no problems with the extra trip tomorrow. His consistent class three form is against fair company and while he’ll need luck from the wide draw, he’s not without a hope with the two runs under his belt.
Average 0MW to finish off the quaddie and I’ll stick with the Karakabeel formline in BOURBON ROAD who was runner-up to him last star t car rying 59kg. The place getters in that race are all 0MW quality and with a 4.5kg drop in weight and a g reat g ate he has lots to like. Maybe point over the mark at $5.50. BERGERAC has won three of four star ts this pre p including a big win at the Sunshine Coast last time when dropping back from the mile to 1200m. Different horse this campaign and has to be included in for m he is in. ALL THAT IS has been hitting the line in four runs over the winter and another with the Karakabeel for m, finishing third to him in that R70. Never won on a dry track 19 star ts which is a wor ry, but all his recent encouraging for m is top of the g round and he can throw some value into your exotics at the $14.