Race six ( cont)
RIM OF FIRE ( John Robbins) 6g By Testa Rossa - Alternative Edge ( 20: 2-4-2): Given let-up after 5-1/ 2 len 6th ( 57.0) Sarabah Rose 1400m Sunshine Coast Cushion C2 Dec 5. Blocked for run 2 len 5th ( 54.0) Agent Blue 1200m Townsville C4 dead trk Jan 25. Well drawn. Not without a rough place hope.
OAKFIELD BELLE ( J O’Dea) 6m By Ishiguru - Oakfield Princess ( 28: 3-4-4): Followed 9-1/ 2 len 11th ( 55.5) Craiglea Royale 1000m Townsville C3 heavy trk Jan 6 with 5-3/ 4 len last ( 51.0) Agent Blue 1200m Townsville C4 dead trk Jan 25. Hasn’t fired a shot since arriving from NSW. Needs to lift.
SURPASSER ( B J Furber) 5g By Falvelon - Classic Covet ( 20: 4-4-2): Did it tough and forgive first up 3-1/ 2 len 7th ( 54.5) Skywyn 1000m Townsville C2 dead trk Jan 25. Made amends 1-1/ 2 len win ( 55.0) Voire, Sequedo 1000m Atherton C3 Jan 29. Bit tougher here but hard to knock winning form.
TAIMEX ( R A Long) 3g By Taimazov - Excellent ( 14: 1-5-2): Tried hard len 2nd ( 54.0) Carvelon 1300m Townsville 3yo heavy trk Jan 6. Went down narrowly lg nk 2nd ( 55.0) Chigwell 1630m Townsville C2 slow trk Jan 18. Runner-up past five starts. Will take tossing.
CHRISTARK ( G J Wehlow) 4m By Markane - Maltlaw ( 14: 2-2-2): No match 2-1/ 4 len 2nd ( 55.5) Melaina Rose 1100m Atherton ( Cl B) Jan 29. Overcame difficulties for runaway 3 len win ( 54.0) Chocolate And Lace, Secret Safari 1050m Mackay C1 heavy trk Feb 22. Plenty to like about last effort. Right in this.
LIBERTY’S WAY ( E J Sewell) 5m By Statue Of Liberty - Lady’s Way ( 20: 3-0-1): Resuming in blinkers. Returned to form 1-1/ 4 len win ( 55.0) Il Gabbiano, Bill’s Own 1460m Home Hill C2 Sept 11. Spelled after 5-1/ 4 len 8th ( 54.0) Horbury Terrace 1400m Townsville C3 Oct 5. Drawn ideally for comeback run. Not out of this.
MON CHOIX ( B C Condon) 6g By Choisir - Regelle ( 42: 2-11-2): Spelled after 5-3/ 4 len 6th ( 58.0) Veloute 1500m Cairns C1 Aug 8. Fair first up 6-1/ 2 len 5th ( 56.5) Chilli Bite 1000m Townsville C2 heavy trk Feb 15. Fitter for this. Capable of better.
BIG JAY BE ( Ms J Ryan) 4g By Stromberg Carlson - Cara Mine ( 12: 2-1-2): Did the job well 1-1/ 2 len win ( 56.0) Renegades, Magic Pearl 1400m Townsville C1 dead trk Jan 25. Caught wide and forgive 7-1/ 4 len 7th ( 56.0) Chilli Bite 1 0 0 0m Townsville C2 heavy trk Feb 1 5 . Freshened up. Worth another chance.
JOBURG ANGEL ( R J Snelling) 5g By Johannesburg - Imposing Angel ( 25: 3-3-3): Missed start and never featured first up 6-1/ 2 len 10th ( 58.5) Lily Twenty 1000m Townsville C3 Plt dead trk Dec 14. Too wet for his liking 6 len 10th ( 54.0) Craiglea Royale 1000m Townsville C3 heavy trk Jan 6. Others have stronger claims.
LEFT HOOK ( G J Wehlow) 6g By Clang - Cutting ( 31: 3-4-1): Resuming in blinkers. Battling 2-1/ 4 len 5th ( 54.0) Via Real 1200m Townsville C3 Oct 23. Spelled after 4-1/ 2 len 4th ( 55.0) Scare Tactic 1000m Atherton C4 Dec 11. Runner-up when resuming last prep. Not the worst.
WASHINGTON ( Julie Russell) 5g By Golan - Alice Blue Gown ( 21: 1-5-2): Blocked for run and spelled after 1-1/ 2 len 4th ( 56.0) Greek 1350m Cessnock C2 Sept 20. Poor first up 12-3/ 4 len last ( 55.0) Chilli Bite 1000m Townsville C2 heavy trk Feb 15. Tongue tie going on indicates he might’ve choked down last time. Look for better showing.