Queensland Guineas Day
Eagle Farm, Ascot / Sat 1 May
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Aquis Park, Gold Coast / Sat 8 May
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CHILI ROCKS (7) has placed at her past 3 in succession, the latest when doing some early work to press forward to find position. Finishing 9m from PARATROUPER in that event, she was 9m from CRIME BOSS the start prior. With an even slice of luck, this looks a good chance to open her account.
BONDI PRINCE (1) was only 2m from the winner here 3 runs back when sent forward to face the breeze and work hard in the run. Runner-up at his next appearance when best of the chasers behind CHARLIE CHUCKLES, he has the gate to capitalise and will throw down a big challenge here.
SUZUKEE (3) is a 3YO Pet Rock filly on debut for trainer Darren Weeks. Out of the mare Suki Suki, she ranks as a half-sister to SUKI DAYO. Her qualifying trial puts her in contention in this line-up.
MAJOR PAINT (2) will not be missed on the track, as the rare skewbald steps out for his 1st race appearance. By Major Bronski, the 4YO entire has trialled in nice order and can podium on debut.
SELECTIONS: CHILI ROCKS (7) BONDI PRINCE (1), SUZUKEE (3), MAJOR PAINT (2)
SUGGESTED BET: Exotics 1-2-3-7
SHES MISS DEVINE (3) resumes from a spell to kick off her 3YO term following a 2YO term that netted a lone win and 5 placings in 9 outings. Last seen in the G1 Triad Final when runner-up to JASPER, she has trialled in top order in readiness for the return and can strike fresh in this.
AYE AYE CAPTAIN (5) steps out for the 1st time here at Redcliffe and lines up fresh from a let-up after his last outing when 4m in arrears of the winner LIVING GRAND. Forced to work hard the start prior, he can look to throw down the challenge despite the gate in this.
RINGOS A STAR (6) has no favours from this alley but will strip fitter from his latest appearance when returning from a spell. Closing strongly from back in the pack, he can work into the money.
ROYAL PRINCESS (1) did her share of early work last time out before finding cover and then fighting to be runner-up. Claiming 3rd to OUR BOY ROY 2 runs back, the gate is a big plus.
SELECTIONS: SHES MISS DEVINE (3), AYE AYE CAPTAIN (5), RINGOS A STAR (6), ROYAL PRINCESS (1)
SUGGESTED BET: SHES MISS DEVINE (3) to win
OCEAN LANE (2) can look to capitalise from the gate using her early speed. Runner-up 2 starts back when working hard in the breeze behind subsequent winner CRIME BOSS, she was sent forward from the 2nd line last start to take control and from the front was too strong. The gate is a big plus.
KISS ON THE BEACH (3) heads to Qld for NSW trainer KerryAnn Morris and arrives with 2 minors and a win in 4 career starts. Firing out from gate 7 at Newcastle 3 starts back, she found the front and took them all the way to s smart win. Only beaten a head at her next start, she looms large here.
KENDYS BUTTERFLY (5) faces a sticky gate here but will find this easier than last start when chasing home behind ITZ MAJOR RICH. Runner-up here 3 starts back, with even luck she can chime in.
SPECIALANDIKNOWIT (8) was resuming from a spell 2 runs back and was hitting the line strongly in the closing stages. Not suited from the tapes last start, back to Redcliffe 3rd up can see him feature.
SELECTIONS: OCEAN LANE (2), KISS ON THE BEACH (3), KENDYS BUTTERFLY (5), SPECIALANDIKNOWIT (8)
SUGGESTED BET: Exotics 2-3-5-8
ROCKNROLL DA GAMA (7) will be relying on a slice of luck from this alley but if the factors fall in his favour, he can be ready to make the closing shot a winning one. Working hard in the breeze 2 runs back when not far from VOODOO FELLA, he franked that effort with a smart Marburg win last start and can snipe in the stretch.
FEEL THE THRILL (1) was sent forward from gate 5 over the AP mile 2 runs back and finding the front was trying to see them off when fading to be 4m from the winner. Not coping after working hard in the run last start at Marburg, he can use the inside to advantage and will be gripping on here.
LAVAZZA (4) fired off the arm from gate 3 here 3 starts back to take them all the way. Down the line last start behind COLOMBIAN GOLD, she can look to settle handy to the action to feature here.
APACHE WHITESOX (6) was a winner here 3 starts back when finishing over the top of them in the closing stages to score. The gate is not ideal here but with the right slice of luck can be chiming in.
SELECTIONS: ROCKNROLL DA GAMA (7), FEEL THE THRILL (1), LAVAZZA (4), APACHE WHITESOX (4)
BERTILS FIREFOX (1) tried to take them all the way over the 2040m trip last time out but could not see it out, finishing 4m in arrears of the winner. Claiming the prize here 4 runs back when releasing from this gate, he lands all the options here to make the most of his chances.
CYCLONE KELLY (6) was sent forward to face the breeze from gate 7 over the AP mile last time out and forced to work hard was left with nothing to offer in the stretch. Making a mess at the start here 2 runs back, he was a smart winner her 4 runs back and can look to throw it down again here.
RAINBOW STYLING (7) settled in the 1x1 trail last start at Marburg and was looking to join in late when 4m from the winner. Gunned down in front 2 run back, he will be searching for space here.
TURN TURN FLYER (4) has been runner-up at his past 2 in succession, the latest when working home soundly after starting from inside the 2nd line. Within 2m of the winner 2 runs back, he is in the mix.
SELECTIONS: BERTILS FIREFOX (1), CYCLONE KELLY (6), RAINBOW STYLING (7), TURN TURN FLYER (4)
SUGGESTED BET: BERTILS FIREFOX (1) to win
WOODLANDS WONDER (9) made a mess of the start last time out in a Goldstrike heat, ending his chances. Asked to race tough the start prior when facing the breeze over the AP mile, he was 9m from the winner. A three-time winner here at The Triangle, he can look to power over them late.
SIR JUJON (5) was pinned down 3 back along the inside last start before finding space and finishing strongly in the closing stages to arrive for a tidy win. Too far back when retreating off the arm 2 starts back, with the right cart home he can look to make a challenge.
HURRIKANE SPECIAL (1) made the most of the inside alley last time out at Marburg when leading all the way to claim the prize. With the good alley to utilise, she can be looking to be in the mix.
MONTANA PRIDE (7) was beaten by the wide alley last start at Marburg when trying to make a closing play. Not suited by the stand start conditions the start prior, he will be probing for gaps.
SELECTIONS: WOODLANDS WONDER (9), SIR JUJON (5), HURRIKANE SPECIAL (1), MONTANA PRIDE (7)
SUGGESTED BET: WOODLANDS WONDER (9) to win
This shapes as an even contest and if able to get the right trip, WHATA CHALLENGE (7) can look to make the closing shot a winning one. 1st up from a spell last time out, he angled to the pegs for a cheap run and was closing soundly over the AP mile. With the right rub of the green, he can arrive.
TACTFILLY MAGIC (1) held the pocket trail from this gate last start and was trying to make a closing offering when 3rd and 4m from the winner BONNIES A ROCKIN. Runner-up in successive starts here from this same gate, she has the early options and gets the chance to challenge.
CONDAFEW (5) was luckless last start in the Goldstrike Final at Marburg when buried against the markers and not seeing space when needed. Placed his previous 3 in succession, he can chime in.
RITCHIE BEE (8) has placed at his past 2 outings, the latest when doing some early work to secure position before chiming in late for the bronze. With the right trail, this race is well within reach.
SELECTIONS: WHATA CHALLENGE (7), TACTFILLY MAGIC (1), CONDAFEW (5), RITCHIE BEE (8)
BONNIES CAM (3) will be further tightened from his latest outing when 2nd up from a break to start his 4YO term. Taken back from gate 5 over the AP mile, he was back in the pack and closed soundly when 8m from the winner. With early hustle he can look to capitalise from this gate.
ARK ME (8) looked to have found suitable conditions last start from gate 1 over the sprint trip and soon was in control from the front. After a steady opening half, she was unable to fight off the challengers when 3rd and 8m in arrears of the winner. Fitter again after 3 runs back, she can challenge in this.
MAFFIOSO GIRL (7) took advantage of gate 2 last time out at Marburg and firing off the arm too k control to lead throughout. Beaten by gate 7 the start prior, she will be searching for a way clear.
PACIFIC COIN (4) went to the north-west of NSW last start when looking to lead throughout over the 2160m trip at Narrabri. Wilting late, he can be sharper here.
SELECTIONS: BONNIES CAM (3), ARK ME (8), MAFFIOSO GIRL (7), PACIFIC COIN (4)
SUGGESTED BET: BONNIES CAM (3) to win
This race looks an even contest, and the early pressure looks strong here with several different map permeations possible. Working on the scenario of the 1 holding, that will bring MISTER COLE (7) into the mix. Fitter from his last start when 1st up from a spell, he closed strongly when within 2m of DENNINGTON HEIGHTS and will be ready to strike here.
DENNINGTON HEIGHTS (5) sat back in the pack from a 2nd line gate over the sprint trip last time out and when produced wide off the track finished over the top of them to claim a smart win. Working hard in the run 2 starts back, he has early hustle if needed and can throw down the challenge here.
IMFEELINGIT (9) made the most of gate 3 here last time out when sent forward to take control and once in front was never in danger with a comfortable 5m victory. If it is too wiling up front, he can arrive.
KATACHA MAN (6) was sent forward from this same gate last start and doing it the tough way proved too strong to claim a smart win. The gate stings again in this slightly tougher contest, but he is still in the mix.
SELECTIONS: MISTER COLE (7), DENNINGTON HEIGHTS (5), IMFEELINGIT (9), KATACHA MAN (6)
COREY WILLIAM (2) has a nice record here at The Triangle and lands the gate to put the early power on to take control. Forget his last start where he went too hard in front over the 2138m, his previous 3 since returning this prep have been from wider gates. He gets every chance to capitalise here.
LIFES BLACK (1) has been to the track 3 time this campaign and shown improvement at each outing. Last start from the 2nd line he secured the 1x1 trail before making a closing play to be within 1.5m of the winner ARBIT MAJOR. With his best gate since resuming, he can be in the right position to strike.
BEE GEES BANDIT (7) has 2 wins in 4 starts here at the track and in a race where the pegs look a good play, he can secure an ideal run. It did not go to plan last start but he will be probing here.
AQUA MISS (8) is another that has been here on 4 occasions and hit the board in all 4. Doing some work in the run last start, she was not far from them and is in the mix again here.
SELECTIONS: COREY WILLIAM (2), LIFES BLACK (1), BEE GEES BANDIT (7), AQUA MISS (8)
SUGGESTED BET: COREY WILLIAM (2) to win