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Classy mare Limbo Soul looks primed for a win­ning re­turn when she re­sumes at home in to­mor­row’s ATC Iron Jack Hand­i­cap (1100m) at Rose­hill Gar­dens.

The Tim Martin-trained mare landed a size­able plunge when win­ning at the Gar­dens on de­but over this same trip.

At Ather her very next start start, Limbo Lim­boSoul Soul was a highly cred­itable fifth be­hind Tulip, Al­izee and co in the Group 2 ATC Magic Night Stakes (1200m).

Fast for­ward al­most a year and Limbo Soul was third be­hind Golden Slip­per win­ner, She Will Reign, in the rich Inglis Sprint.

NOTE: RACES are as­sessed for a Good 4. (N/R) de­notes no rat­ing.


THE (first time) blink­ers worked a treat for The Au­tumn Sun when he was com­ing back 100m in dis­tance from the Stan Fox to the Golden Rose and his sta­ble­mate 2. ENG­LAND (N/R) does

same thing to­mor­row. The $900,000 year­ling – who is a rig by the way – is back to 1100m from a nose loss over 1250m at Can­ter­bury on Sep 12. Bar­rier 1, blink­ers on, James McDon­ald, home track – geez, he would want to be very un­lucky if loses! I find the 5. HEAV­ENLY THUN­DER (N/R) in­ter­est­ing. She is a David Payne-trained filly and he just loves th­ese Lope De Vega’s. This filly is out of a Clan­galang mare – that’s French Derby and AJC Derby win­ner on both sides close up. She’ll run a trip no doubt, but she might also flash home here at odds – pay first, sec­ond only. 1. CHARM OF­FEN­SIVE (N/R) was beaten a nose at Kem­bla last start at odds-on – ouch. 3. GOD OF THUN­DER (N/R) tri­als like a Group 1 horse but is yet to re­ally con­vince any­one.


4. SO TAKEN (65) was forced to cover a bit of ex­tra ground thanks to wide gate when 0.5len 3rd at her Aus­tralian de­but at Can­ter­bury on Aug 29. She drew 1 there next start and got all favours to win nar­rowly; in fact she fell in. By rights, with the run got, she should have been go­ing away at the end – that is a worry. Still, gate 2 James McDon­ald, home track, peak fit­ness – she has no right not to run well again. 5. I’M SO SWEET (63) is a su­perbly bred filly from Team Hawkes. She was a $575,000 year­ling. The daugh­ter of I Am In­vin­ci­ble has come back well – she was more em­phatic than the mar­gin sug­gests at Gos­ford and

good again Kens­ing­ton af­ter that fin­ish­ing quite will­ingly de­spite her big weight. Got the 59.5kg again but that com­pare that to So Taken who goes from 57.5kg 60.5kg. 1. SHE’S FURLINE (67) beat I’m So Sweet by 1.4-len on the Kens­ing­ton track 21-days ago. They meet here again at level weights cour­tesy of Fred Ker­s­ley’s claim. Thus there is no rea­son at all why She’s Furl­ing can’t or won’t beat I’m So Sweet home again this time – I just pre­fer them the other way.


1. GIRL TUES­DAY (70) was a dual ac­cep­tor and none of us would have had much idea where she was go­ing to run but huge round of ap­plause Chris Waller for the very, very early no­ti­fi­ca­tion – it was mid­day on Mon­day, way be­fore TAB had even start­ing to draw up the mar­kets and most peo­ple hadn’t started do­ing their form. That is so cool of him. Bravo! Girl Tues­day’s two wins (from two starts) have been huge – you can’t mis­take class when it stares you in the face. She is no Miss Fab­u­lass, but John Sin­gle­ton has a very nice horse on his hands. In case you missed her breed­ing – she is by Street Cry out of Tues­day Joy who had been a dud pro­ducer un­til this one came along. I think Waller will tri­fecta this race. I am sure 2. MISS SHANTI (70) is fly­ing this prep, loved her trial and ditto her first-up run here on a heavy 8 which wouldn’t have helped

cause. Next in is 6. PALMATEER (64) who pretty con­sis­tent and usu­ally up there.


I have al­ways been a bit of a fan of 9. MO­MEN­TUM TO WIN

(60) from the David Payne sta­ble. He is an An­i­mal King­dom geld­ing out of a half-sis­ter to Miss Fin­land. The horse has a poor strike rate 2 from 20 with 3 plac­ings but stay­ers of­ten have that sort of record, not all of them but some. I thought his best run of the four this cam­paign was his last one where he fin­ished 7 9 at Can­ter­bury but only 3.2-len from the win­ner. 6. PLAGIARIST (63) has a much bet­ter record of wins and plac­ings than Mo­men­tum To Win be­ing just 5s 1-1-2. The Chris Waller-trained son of Dalakhani was ter­rific first-up over 1580m at Can­ter­bury and while this is first time to 1900m, I did say he was a Dalakhani but didn’t say, he’s out of a Galileo mare! Syd­ney’s un­luck­i­est horse, the Ja­son Coyle-trained 2. VALENTINO ROSSA (670 will get win one day, bar­rier 10, Rose­hill, Col­lett, ticks three boxes.


COYLE wel­comes back his pretty classy mare 4. NO IN­TER­EST (72) to­mor­row. Like a lot of the trainer’s horses, this one gets back but fin­ishes pow­er­fully just as she did in the Listed Takeover Tar­get one day at Gos­ford when 5 of 9 but 2.7-len from win­ning the race. My point be­ing, she has raced again and matched it to vary­ing de­grees with bet­ter horses than mid­week grade. Tri­alled twice, won the last one – just needs an out in straight. 11. PEM­BROKE CAS­TLE (66) is an­other one of the huge chances on the card for Chris Waller to­mor­row. You would think that he (Waller) has prob­a­bly tar­geted this meet­ing from a while back given that it’s his home track and Rose­hill is prob­a­bly su­pe­rior to Can­ter­bury and WF – it (Rose­hill) cer­tainly suits a lot of the Waller horses bet­ter, pat­tern wise. Any­way, Pem­broke Cas­tle is a handy type in good nick and from what we have seen from him so far, his best form is his sec­ond-up form.

3. CRAFTY TY­COON (68) drew wide and got him­self a wee bit too far back at Can­ter­bury last start in the Wag­ner race. Can im­prove big time each-way odds I imag­ine.


SUCH a fan of 9. GODUNOV (66) and I that I tipped him on top in the Tul­loch at $41 and the Packer Plate $31 in the au­tumn. Fair enough, he was down the or­der in both but 4.3-len from Levendi the Tul­loch is hardly a shame­ful run given the win­ner won Derby a week later. Godunov has va­ri­ety of gear changes in­clud­ing blink­ers which he wore in his 3.5-len heat win here last Thurs­day morn­ing. There is a fu­ture stay­ing races for this $625,000 year­ling bred on a Dalakhani/Galileo mare cross – the same as Plagiarist as it hap­pens. Waller has five run­ners where they are all huge chances and very evenly matched. So much so that I reckon they all should be about the same price. If you go along with that, then just back the long­est one of the quin­tet be­cause like I say, you could make a case for any or all of them. My or­der is 3. OMINECA (74) then 5. MEROVEE (70). Omineca was first-up off a Bris­bane clas­sic cam­paign at Rose­hill on Sep 8 but that heavy 8 was any­thing a pos­i­tive for this strik­ing black son of Makfi. It a to­tal for­give, in fact, more than that, it is a to­tal for­get. Merovee is a bit of favourite of mine – I just love his breed­ing. Okay, he hasn’t lived up to it yet but he’s a ta­lented horse – surely, he is bet­ter than the mid­weeks. Pretty good first-up too. RACE 7 THIS is a fair dinkum Sat­ur­day race! Look at the qual­ity of horse on of­fer here. It doesn’t take a Sig­mund Freud to read Tim Martin’s mind. He would have seen this race (and venue) ages ago and surely the first horse he thought of was 12. LIMBO SOUL (71). He’s got her in there on the limit weight and bet­ter still, he got the bar­rier (5) he wanted. This daugh­ter of I Am In­vin­ci­ble has form around the likes of She Will Reign, Al­izes and Tulip, etc. Had two tri­als – ba­si­cally ‘played down’ in both. They al­most broke the TAB when she won here on de­but so my ad­vice would be – watch the flucs! I was very keen 3. JETWINGS (75) at Rose­hill last start when he went $21 to $41. Rea­son was, hates the wet and although it was a soft 5, it was a pretty dodgy old 5! Given those cir­cum­stances, he went enor­mous to fin­ish 3.6-len be­hind 2. ZA ZI BA (80) bear­ing in mind that he (Jetwings) was 12 of 13 and wide at the 400m. He will get the run of race to­mor­row from bar­rier 1. No knock on Za Zi Ba course, but I have 11. EX­CEL­LENT DE­SIGN (71) ahead of her. She is a very smart mare – stakes class in fact.


AN­OTHER Sat­ur­day class race to end the day. Imag­ine if ev­ery mid­weeker was like this meet­ing! I am mak­ing 9. RE­GENT (71) my best bet. The son of Lonhro and Wild Queen is a three­quar­ter brother to his Godol­phin star sta­ble­mate Ke­men­tari. A Denise’s Joy di­rect de­scen­dant, Re­gent’s best run on his six out­ings was that 2.4-len sixth of 14 in the Ken Rus­sell. Tri­alled twice – both easy, both pleas­ing. 12. PI­ANIS­SIMO (70) had no luck

es­pe­cially late – when fifth firstup. He should have run a place.

hasn’t won over this trip in 10 tries but he has placed six times. Prob­a­bly needs it wet to win though. 2. PIRACY (77) is the sec­ond of the James Cum­mings run­ners, well, IMO opin­ion any­way – but I con­cede he does have the race fit­ness edge on Re­gent. A few other chances for the sil­ver and bronze here not least 5. WHAT COULD BE (73) who is a mighty con­sis­tent horse. I am not tak­ing 15. NO IN­TER­EST (72) into ac­count here. Treat­ing her as a non-run­ner and the win­ner of race five.

Chris Waller (right) and James McDon­ald.

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