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Rockhampton Jockey Watch 8 February 2018 - Justin Stanley

Rockhampton Jockey Watch 8 February 2018  - Justin Stanley

Race 4 – Silver Fox (5) is having his first race in this region after previously racing with Liam Birchley. His recent form has been disappointing but a change of scenery may turn things around.  He looks an each way chance.

Jockey Comment: His early runs were very promising but he hasn’t done a lot lately. His first-up run wasn’t too bad when fifth at Caloundra. He’s drawn a little awkwardly but I think he has to be some chance coming to a weaker race at Rockhampton. Jim O’Shea is a good trainer and I’m sure he’ll present the horse well. 

Colours: Purple, Green and White striped sleeves, Green cap

Sunshine Coast

CALOUNDRA TOWING - TOW N RIDE Maiden Handicap 1000m

Race 5 – Our Boy Pendles (4) gave nothing else a chance when winning here over 1200m last start. He has a terrific record at the track and is undefeated third-up. He will run them along and could prove hard to catch.

Jockey Comment: I think he will be really hard to beat. This race is a bit stronger than the other day but he won really well when racing up on the speed. I can’t see any reason why Jared would want to change the tactics, so if we can get a similar run he’ll be a strong chance. 

Colours: Orange, Black Maltese Cross, Purple Cap

Rockhampton

4 MILE SPELLING & AGISTMENT/BENIX EQUINE DENTAL Class 3 Plate 1200m

Race 6 – Rise To Fame (4) found the line strongly to win with ease here last start over 1400m. That followed a top effort over this course and distance. He’s drawn to get a great run and looks a major player.

Jockey Comment: I don’t think the drop back to 1300m is of any concern, in fact, I think it might suit him with more of an even tempo. Again, this is a stronger race than he contested the other day, but with a little luck he will be very hard to beat again.

Colours: Green, Black Stripes, Black Cap

Rockhampton

UBET BenchMark 65 Handicap 1400m

Race 7 – He’s All Heart (1) will appreciate the drop in class after struggling last start. He found the line strongly when resuming the start prior. He’s up in distance but back in this class looks a leading contender.

Jockey Comment: This is a big drop in class coming from Class 6 to 0-55 grade. His first-up run was very good when he dropped back and flew home at Mackay. (The second-placed horse) Cyclone Fugitive came out and won by a big space at his next start. I wouldn’t be surprised if he runs some sort of a race.

Colours: Lime Green, Black Star, Hot Pink Sleeves, Green Diamonds, Black Cap, Hot Pink Star

Mackay

CHANNEL SEVEN BenchMark 55 Handicap 1050m