Chris Waller’s exciting mare Girl Tuesday is aiming to stretch her unbeaten sequence to four when she lines-up in tomorrow’s ATC Inglis Ready2Race Sale Handicap (1600m) at Warwick Farm. Owned and bred by John ‘Singo’ Singleton, Girl Tuesday is a daughter of Winx’s sire Street Cry and the multiple Group 1 winning mare Tuesday Joy. Girl Tuesday will be ridden by champion jockey Kerrin McEvoy.
NOTE: RACES are assessed for a Heavy 8. (N/R) denotes no rating. All horses considered starters unless notified by 1 PM on Monday.
HORSES don’t come any better bred than 7. ROHERYN (N/R) in the Royal Blue colours of Godolphin. This big, strong colt is by Lonhro out of Mannington who was twice Group 1 placed and is herself a mix Danehill
Bint Marscay. Mannington’s six winning offspring include VRC Derby winner Benicio and the pocket dynamo/iron mare Romneya. This colt has won both trials like a good horse. 3. NAPOLEON SOLO (N/R) is a Snowden colt who was tipped out after an eye-catching debut third in a very strong midweeker on Jul 4. This son of Uncle Mo was excellent winning a 1050m heat at Randwick on Sep 28. In terms of the wet – he was closing 0.5-len second to Jen Rules (smart!) in a trial on a heavy 8 prior to the debut. 1. THAT SONG (N/R) was obviously encouraging to say the least on debut at Caulfield on a soft 6. His dad Your Song won Group 1 on a heavy track by five and his dam-sire, More Than Ready, is as good wet-track influence as there is.
CLEVER name – 5. TELL ME (N/R), a daughter of Sweet Little Lies. If you know Fleetwood Mac, you’ll the tie in. Anyway, this daughter of Choisir has put the writing on wall for a bold return with a couple of ripper trials. She ran 53.83s the 900m in her first heat on Sep 21 and did it easily then was not really let off the bridle when 1.8 length second to 6. VAHVUUS (N/R) in another 900m Rosehill on Oct 2. Her three runs have all been beauties. Vahvuus was bred and raced by Greg Perry – he bred the amazing Atlantic Jewel. You can’t argue with Vahvuus’s trial, she was pretty good but like I say, Tell Me wasn’t exactly being pumped there behind her to chase her down. Be an interesting little clash between the pair come race day. 1. COLOMBINA (N/R) has placed at three of her five runs and in good company – better company in fact – than these. Trialled twice and bred to be decent in the wet.
6. PARIS SIZZLER (57) is one of a handful of good roughies on the card this Wednesday. He a son Helmet out of a Sadler’s Wells mare trained on the track by Matthew Smith and with Tim (Shoals) Clark in saddle. Blinkers first time. Track debut. One has to totally ignore the ‘77’ next this guy’s name, he has been utterly devoid of luck in those two runs, one at Mudgee then at Newcastle. He’s no champion, that’s true, but neither are any of these others. 2. DESTINY’S OWN (70) is the Trapeze Artist connection of Bert Vieira and Gerald Ryan. Mr bred this horse who is by Sepoy out of a Zabeel mare. Destiny’s Own has rock solid career record of 9s 2-2-3 and is 2s 1-0-1 on slow. Beaten a neck by Piracy fresh-up and will appreciate every added inch of tomorrow’s race. 4. ANDAZ (63) is a grey (in the wet!) from the Waller camp who has won two from 16. That is totally misleading in terms of his level of talent. Blinkers first time and he handles slow nicely.
LOTS of dual acceptors around the pace at present owing to a couple abandonments over the weekend. I noticed that 11. ARRONDISSEMENT (50) is down to run here and at her home track of Goulburn on Tuesday (today). Could go either venue – could win at venue. Let’s leave it that in case she’s not here. 3. ALNAAS (63) is a Joe Pride-trained mare by noted wet track sire Not A Single Doubt out of a mare by an even more wet in More Than Ready. This Kelly family mare is 13s 2-5-1 and is on the seven day back-up after a five length fourth of seven to Palmateer here at WF from last Wednesday. She is back to 1400m, the distance at which her record is 2s 0-2-0. Major player. 2. WARUNA (64) is a Kia Ora-bred and owned daughter of All Too Hard Warpath making her city debut on Wednesday off a commanding win at Coffs on Oct 2. Now she is 5s 3-1-0, all 5 runs are on good tracks. Apart from the unknown heavy track factor she won’t find a better time to come to the city.
8. SHANGANI PATROL (54) was an absolute moral at Canberra on Friday just gone and somehow started $2.30. He won by almost five lengths. You only had to see the first run for Matthew Dale start prior to know why this horse was such a moral when he got to the 2000m of last week’s race. Will he back up? Hope so. handle the wet? Has before. 3. PLAGIARIST (62) has placed two from three on slow but tastes heavy for the first time tomorrow. Fair dinkum, he should swim being a grey son of Dalakhani out of Galileo mare. He is fourth-up now and thus very fit. Drawn 2 which means he can track a bit handier in the run of required. 1. GO BENNY (65) is a good old stager. The son of VRC Derby winner Monaco Consul has some compelling figures namely 4s 0-2-1 at the track, 2s 1-1-0 at the trip 1s 0-1-0 at the t/d. handles soft – never seen heavy in his 32 starts. 6. RED DUBAWI (59) is a real muddie and was beaten nose at 2300m recently.
11. POWER RUSH (63) was a $100,000 NZB yearling purchase and is unbeaten in his her two runs. She won by a convincing 1.3 lengths at Tamworth on Sep 11 then 12 days later goes to Wyong, is backed off the charts, and wins again beating a half handy field. No better time to come to town than a midweeker like this and Jason Collett sticks from the Wyong win. He’d be mad not to have. The wet? Not sure but she’s an on pacer she can avoid all the slush/backwash at least. 8. JEN RULES (62) is going to Melbourne surely sometime this spring. She is good enough
win a stakes race down and pay down her $500,000 tag as a yearling. The Snowden filly won on a heavy 9 at Canterbury on debut then was spelled to time her comeback with the carnival. She was grand first-up here on Sep 19. Huge chance. 4. FIFTH AFFAIR (63) is a bit of a bridesmaid with just the one win from 17 starts but she has placed 9 times and frequently been pitted against some quite handy fillies occasionally colts/ geldings around the place. She has been costly to follow for win-backers but we know she is certainly equipped win races, she just hasn’t been able to convert too many.
6. MISS SHANTI (69) is 1500m (x2) to a mile third-up. I think that fourth-up at 1900m or 2000m she just wins, but I the wet track – particularly a place like WF
will make the mile testing one so that could and should play to her strengths. Don’t forget that this daughter of the mighty Pierro has a third to her stablemate Youngstar on C.V. and also a fifth to the same mare; that was in the Queensland Oaks. The aptly-named 8. THE IRON MAIDEN (67) lines-up for her 93rd start on Wednesday with a record of 10-12-10. Trust me when I say she should be 1111-10 – what a good thing beaten she was last start at Newcastle. The Iron Maiden is 6s 0-0-0 at the Farm, 4s 0-0-0 the t/d but here’s the stat you need to look at; 6s 3-1-1 on heavy! Not sure 1. GIRL TUESDAY (78) will start here but she is obviously a huge talent. She might start and might win by panels but 60kg, widest alley, bottomless track, short odds – too many questions when you’re being asked to take her price (which I am assuming is going to be skinny).
JAMES Cummings trained a double at the Farm last Wednesday and he’ll go close to repeating that (or bettering it again) tomorrow. Cummings saddlesup one of my favourite horses here in 13. ROOSEVELT (63) who created such a positive first impression when he won a deep midweeker here back on Mar 7. I thought was a Slipper smokey but that wasn’t to be. Ran once on May 5, went out straight after. Resumed on Sep 22 at Caulfield when 2.1 lengths off Blue Diamond winner Written By. Back home for this. Fitter and quite well weighted I should think even though he’s taking on older horses. Numbers don’t always tell the true story of a horse and that is absolutely the case with 6. DUNATUN (65) from the Garry White camp. The handsome son of Snitzel is 17s 3-0-0. I think he was unplaced in his first 8 starts or something but if you followed him closely throughout, you would find that there is more to than meets the eye. Going be big odds – worth a look, both totes. 11. TIME OUT OF MIND (62) is first run for Clare Cunningham and trialled super the other day! I am sticking solid with my roughie from last Wednesday 15. PRO CONSUL (61) who granted, wasn’t flash, but I still think there’s a bit of smoke there to light up fire.
Roosevelt finishes strongly (middle)