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WELLING­TON — SHAYNE O’CASS

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - RACING -

RACE 1

Wee Lassie is win­less af­ter 21 starts and has only the five plac­ings but this looks like a good op­por­tu­nity. The form around her is su­pe­rior. Christo is a son of Du­porth mak­ing his de­but as a 4YO for the as­tute Cameron Crock­ett stable. He showed enough in his tri­als to be right in the fin­ish, if not win. Au­dio Bay hasn’t placed in seven starts but was fourth at her two runs this prepa­ra­tion. Can place.

Bet strat­egy: Wee Lassie win, quinella 2,12.

RACE 2

Garry White’s two horses from his Hawkes­bury base both might win. Cool One is a daugh­ter of Dane Shadow out of a Zabeel mare, which is where she gets her stamina. Just ran out of puff late at Kem­bla. She is the one to beat. Lucy’s Legacy has the fine record of eight starts for a win, three sec­onds and a third. Fleur de Force is a last-start win­ner.

Bet strat­egy: Cool One win, ex­acta 10 to beat 7, quinella 7,10.

RACE 3

Toulon Brook is a first starter from the Kody Nestor stable who ar­rives off a boom­ing 5-lengths trial win at Dubbo. Mon­i­tor the mar­ket but looks like he has the tal­ent. Highly In­flu­en­tial is a Mack Grif­fith-Gooree geld­ing who sent out the right sig­nals at the first run for the new man­age­ment. Bucko sticks! Blue-bloods Em­pa­thy and Mer­lene’s grand­son Horn are both right in con­tention.

Bet strat­egy: Toulon Brook win.

RACE 4

Greg Ryan’s army of fans will be with Polyx­ena here. The Can­berra-trained mare has ex­cel­lent form win­ning one and be­ing sec­ond home at the only other two starts. Bar­rier 4 and Ryan are two boosts to her prospects. In­vin­ci­ble Thun­der is an­other of the Kody Nestor team. She should be in the first three in run­ning. The Rouse­about has a big weight and a very wide bar­rier which may make life tough.

Bet strat­egy: Polyx­ena win, ex­acta 2 to beat 3.

RACE 5

Gayna Wil­liams-trained Ge­orge Two ran sec­ond to last Sun­day’s Gil­gan­dra Cup placeget­ter Liv­ing Choice at Dubbo then 12 days later came out and posted an easy 1.8-lengths win at Bathurst. Ash­ley Morgan will be up top again to­day. The War­lord is a ma­jor ob­sta­cle. The Cameron Crock­ett-trained geld­ing has been in great form. Un­re­solved is a place chance at odds. Ditto for Douro.

Bet strat­egy: Ge­orge Two win, quinella 1,3.

RACE 6

Paris In May is the sec­ond of the Garry White vis­i­tors. This grand­son of the six-times G1 win­ning filly Slight Chance broke his maiden at Or­ange in Novem­ber by 2.2-lengths in 57.92sec for the 1000m. Went home and won a trial at Hawkes­bury. Drawn to win. Bare Foot Babe likes the venue, with a win and a sec­ond. Greg Ryan a key book­ing. Cal­i­for­nia Fox and Ra­heen Lady are next best.

Bet strat­egy: Paris In May win.

RACE 7

Clint Lund­holm and Greg Ryan unite here with Sprez­zatura who has run some good races in his 15 starts. He has placed eight times and ac­quit­ted him­self well in a Dubbo heat of the Coun­try Cham­pi­onships Qual­i­fiers. Re­gal Can­non is an ob­vi­ous dan­ger hav­ing won his last start at Or­ange. He has been “beaten favourite” five times, three when odds-on. Westlink will be charg­ing late.

Bet strat­egy: Sprez­zatura each-way.

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