Beaudesert Anzac Day Races
Beaudesert Race Course, 22 Boonah Road, Beaudesert / Thu 25 Apr
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QUIETLY SPOKEN (1) is a last start winner over this trip when settling with running line cover and then finishing over the top. That followed a 1m 2nd to TAIMATE SUCCESS and from the front line she can settle in the right position and go back-to-back.
HARD DONE BY (2) raced in the pocket trail last start over the 2138m after starting from the front and finishing 6m from the winner TAIMATE SUCCESS. A winner 4 starts back over this trip when stepping straight to the front, she can look to repeat that and will be fighting hard
SELECTIONS: QUIETLY SPOKEN (1), HARD DONE BY (2), JUSTABITCOCO (5), LIAVA (4)
SUGGESTED BET: QUIETLY SPOKEN (1) to win
DEVIL DODGER (2) has been facing some wide gates in recent starts and that has seen him work hard in his races. His form has been a long way down on his best but he moves in to gate 1 here. Despite the numbers next to his name he can turn it around.
SHAREAPASSION (3) made the most of gate 1 to lead all the way over the 1660m trip here last start after opening in 27.5 he only had to come home in 29.2 to hold on. His run 2 starts back was a tough effort and he can look to dart in behind the leader and take the last shot.
SELECTIONS: DEVIL DODGER (2), SHAREAPASSION (3), SUPALINER (6),
SUGGESTED BET: DEVIL DODGER (2) to win
CROWNING GLORY (4) worked forward from gate 4 to lead at Redcliffe 2 starts back over the 2040m trip before fading late. Over the sprint trip here last start he worked hard in the run and dug in for the fight when beaten a half-head. This is no harder and he looks to get his chance.
OYSTER STRIDE (1) lands his best gate for some time and can look to make the most of the early advantage. Buried away after being taken back from gate 6 last start he never saw open space and went to the line with bullets still in the chamber. Look for a sharper effort with the improved gate.
SELECTIONS: CROWNING GLORY (4), OYSTER STRIDE (1), CORPORAL JUJON (3), MONUMENTAL (5)
SUGGESTED BET: CROWNING GLORY (4) to win
CORPORAL LUNA (1) faced a tough gate on Sat night and was taken back to the pegs from the 7 hole in a 2nd division band 5 event and finished best down the centre of the track to break a long winless streak. With the confidence from that win and the good alley, he gets the chance to go back-to-back.
APPLAUSE (9) stepped out for the 1st time for the new stable last start and squeezed in behind the leader from gate 3 and held on for 2nd when beaten 2m by the all the way winner SHAREAPASSION. He can secure a good run in transit here and be closing out late.
SELECTIONS: CORPORAL LUNA (1), APPLAUSE (9), ANOTHER BROADWAY (8), RATE HIGHLY (3)
SUGGESTED BET: Exotics 1-3-8-9
FEEL THE COURAGE (7) has the wide gate to overcome here but will find this race easier than what he has been facing. Resuming from a brief let-up last start he took on a FFA and was hitting the line strongly in the closing stages when 3m from MAJESTIC MAJOR. There should be some good tempo to help his chances.
FIREBBY (2) took them all the way here on Fri when going straight to the front from gate 3 and controlling the tempo to keep them all chasing. She can be 1st to the pegs again and will be looking to repeat the effort. Not sure if she will get things her own way in this.
SELECTIONS: FEEL THE COURAGE (7), FIREBBY (2), CHAPTER ONE (4), FEEL THE FAITH (8)
SUGGESTED BET: FEEL THE COURAGE (7) to win
FAME ASSURED (4) has started 3 times this season in her 3YO year and is yet to taste defeat. She swept a similar series with slick and impressive wins in both the heat and the final when leading throughout. In the heat of this series she took cover in the run and then finished strongly to claim a 2.5m victory. She will need to work here but is a talented filly.
PINUP BOY (1) pressed ahead from gate 6 in a 3YO event here 2 starts back and once in control had done enough to hold on for the victory. Buried away in the run last start he was making some good late ground to grab the bronze. From the gate he gets his chance and will be gripping on.
SELECTIONS: FAME ASSURED (4), PINUP BOY (1), LISA LINCOLN (9), ONLY ONE PROMISE (6)
SUGGESTED BET: FAME ASSURED (4) to win
INVINCIBLE LOXTON (9) brutalised his opponents last start when rolling forward from gate 4 to find the front over the 2138m trip and then once in control kept them rolling including a 55.6 last 800m to run away from them. Despite the 2nd line he looks to be versatile enough to do as he pleases and land another victory.
CHARMS ON A ROLL (8) will be sweating on the 1 looking to hold the front and if that scenario eventuates it will bring her closer to the action. She finished best of the chasing pack last start to claim the silver behind INVINCIBLE LOXTON and she will be ready to strike when the gaps arrive.
SELECTIONS: INVINCIBLE LOXTON (9), CHARMS ON A ROLL (8), CLINTAL DO (1), PSYCHEDELIC (5)
SUGGESTED BET: INVINCIBLE LOXTON (9) to win