Hawkes galloper capable of making amends
ROSEHILL JOHN MOC
FIRSTHAND had some excuse when beaten first-up and should be given another chance in race six at Randwick tomorrow over 1200m.
The Star Witness fiveyear-old got too far back last time after jumping awkwardly and you can expect him to be much closer to the leaders tomorrow.
The Hawkes-trained galloper came from 11th at the 400m to finish third to Chalk at Randwick, beaten 0.7 lengths on October 7.
He carried 59.5kg that day compared to only 56 tomorrow with a 3kg claim for apprentice Blaike McDougall and should just about win.
He looked fit and well before working on Tuesday morning on the inside grass, rail out 10m, over 1000m in 1.07.54 with his last 600m 37.95 and final 200m in 11.75.
That was winning work from the smart sprinter. The Chris Waller trained
SPARKY LAD looks well placed to win tomorrow at Randwick in race one over 1400m.
He ran a creditable race last start in class record time when third to Goodfella, and that horse came out
won again at Randwick last Saturday.
The Smart Missile threeyear-old’s work is always sharp and on Tuesday morning it was no different finishing off his pacework with a final 800 in 54 seconds.
The best part was his final 200m which completed in 11.96 with the markers out 10m.
DAGNY is ready to win after three runs back from a 14 week spell and he looks
very good chance in race two over 1500m at Randwick for the Waller camp.
The Darci Brahma fiveyear-old went well enough last Saturday over 1400m when fourth to Improvement after he blundered at the start.
She looked in excellent order on Thursday morning, working over 1000m on the pro ride track in 1.10.50 (40.22). and I’m expecting a big run from the mare. GAMBLER’S BLUES
will be first-up tomorrow for trainer Tim Martin in race five over 1400m and has strong prospects.
His half length second to Redzel in a 1000m trial at Rosehill was great, running 58.90 on the course proper.
His work was okay on Tuesday morning when running over 1000m the inside grass (out 10m) in 1.10 with his last 600m 39.42 and final 200m in 12.48 without pressure and had something left reserve for this weekend. At Canterbury tonight,
DESTINY’S OWN should be value in an attempt to break his maiden in the race four over 1550m.
After failing the Maribyrnong Plate, Sepoy colt returned with three successive placings at the provincials for trainer Gerald Ryan.
His gallop on Tuesday morning, working 10m out, was finished off with a final 600m in 36.96 and last 400m 23.86 final
200m 11.83 which was very good work from a maiden.
INTUERI lines up at Canterbury tonight in race five over 1550m, the same course and distance of his last start win.
While I haven’t timed him he looked in good shape on Monday morning when working slow and the Hawkes trained four-yearold has a big chance of repeating the dose.