Knights N Dames Series Heats
Redcliffe Harness Racing Club, Gomersall St, Redcliffe / Wed 11 Dec
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Punter's Guide to Thoroughbred Tracks
REDRIVERDEBBA (3) was sent forward in the early stages once the field settled down over the 2280 at Redcliffe 2 starts back. Facing the breeze she was in for the fight and fought off a spirited challenge to hold on for a narrow victory. She backed that up with a Sat night win off this same mark and looks to have them covered.
OLE SUN (5) will be fitter again after his run on Sat night when 2nd up from a break. His 1st up effort from a 40m tape was a nice hit-out when locked away on the pegs and finding the line strongly. The small field should be a bonus with his pattern and he can look to capitalise.
JUSTABITCOCO (4) finished over the top of them here 2 starts back in good order to claim a 14m victory from the mobile. Her run on Sat was a sound effort and the smaller field works in her favour.
SHADY SADIE (6) will find this a bit easier than the DJA heats that she has contested at her past 2 starts. The latest of those was a nice effort and despite the back-mark she can feature here.
SELECTIONS: REDRIVERDEBBA (3), OLE SUN (5), JUSTABITCOCO (4), SHADY SADIE (6)
SUGGESTED BET: REDRIVERDEBBA (3) to win
LEFT A TERROR (9) will be fitter from his latest offering when taking them all the way over this trip and setting a solid tempo throughout. That was his 2nd run back for the term with the 1st up effort a late closing challenge to go down a half-head. The gate is tricky but he can arrive for the prize.
JUST DEAL IT (1) is a 5YO mare making her debut for Ian Gurney that ranks as a half-sister to MACH ALERT. She has trialled well in preparation for her race debut with sharp trials at both Albion Park and Menangle. With the ace gate and the options she stays under notice.
CAPITALIZE (3) resumes for his 3YO term after a solid 2YO campaign that returned a win and 4 minors from 7 outings. Last seen when working hard over the mile he will take benefit from the run.
ITZ MAJOR LOOK (8) will be having his 3rd start in Aus and from the gate ca look to secure a cosy run in transit. He chased gamely last start behind LEFT A TERROR and can be probing for the gaps here.
SELECTIONS: LEFT A TERROR (9), JUST DEAL IT (1), CAPITALIZE (3), ITZ MAJOR LOOK (8)
SUGGESTED BET: LEFT A TERROR (9) to win
GOD SAKE (6) returns from a 3 start Menangle campaign where his best return came at his latest start when 3rd to the smart performer MAJOR CROCKER. His run 3 starts back was a sharp effort when hitting the line strongly from gate 6 behind TYGAR and despite the gate he looks the one here.
THE GOLDEN CROSS (4) secured the pocket trail in a Sat night 2nd division qualifier here last time out and was chasing hard behind SOMEMONDOSOMEWHERE. His run 2 starts back was solid when cutting the breeze throughout and only 6m from the winner EVERYTHING. He can give this a shake.
COURAGEOUS LEO (5) did plenty of work in the run last start when returning from a break and the effort told when fading late. His last run of his last campaign was a tidy effort and he can be sharper.
NIKALONG HENRY (1) worked home in nice order from a long way back when 10m from the winner DAPPER 2 starts back and last start chased hard in a strong closing 800m at Redcliffe. He can strike.
SELECTIONS: GOD SAKE (6), THE GOLDEN CROSS (4), COURAGEOUS LEO (5), NIKALONG HENRY (1)
SUGGESTED BET: Exotics 1-4-5-6
LISA LINCOLN (5) will strip fitter following her return to the track last start to kick-off her 4YO term. Sent forward from gate 7 she worked in the breeze with the effort taking its toll in the closing stages. This is an easier contest than that opener and with blazing gate speed she can look to dictate.
GOALKICKER (9) has been doing a great job since arriving in Qld and last start made the most of gate 2 when leading all the way over the 2138m trip and putting them away in fine style for a big win. That followed a nice late closing run for 3rd to FAME ASSURED and with even luck will be in the finish.
PINUP BOY (4) returns to start his 4YO term and comes into this without a public trial. Last seen when working home wide off the track over the mile, he can settle handy in the run and can place.
JUSTALITTLE TORQUE (11) returns from a spell and has been to the trial with a nice pipe opener to prepare. A last start winner over the mile when swooping home wide out, look for her charging late.
SELECTIONS: LISA LINCOLN (5), GOALKICKER (9), PINUP BOY (4), JUSTALITTLE TORQUE (11)
SUGGESTED BET: LISA LINCOLN (5) to win
SPIKE BROMAC (1) should find this a shade easier than his past 2 starts where he has been taking on Sat night company and been placed in both. Leading them up from gate 2 over the mile 2 starts back he was only grabbed late by THE SPACE INVADER and last start was strong from the breeze when beaten a half-head. He can dictate here.
TOMEARA (2) did the heavy lifting last start when cutting the breeze outside PARISIAM ROCKSTAR over the 2138m trip and holding on for the silver. He took them all the way from gate 1 over the 2040m tri pat Redcliffe 2 starts back and can look to grind away from the breeze here.
GRINVIL (8) will get the perfect trip here behind the likely leader and can look to take the snipers shot in the stretch. Her effort 2 starts back in open mares company was solid and the gate suits.
MARETTI (4) was strong from the breeze 2 starts back when a half-neck from SOMEMONDOSOMEWHERE. He moves back to the front line and can throw down the challenge.
SELECTIONS: SPIKE BROMAC (1), TOMEARA (2), GRINVIL (8), MARETTI (4)
SUGGESTED BET: SPIKE BROMAC (1) to win
THE BOYS GNP (11) is yet to miss a place in Qld and last start from gate 4 rolled forward to the breeze and was in for the fight behind LENNY THE LEGEND. There looks to be good front-end pressure and tempo in this which can see him work home over the top.
BLUE MOON RISING (4) turned around a long run of outs last start when returning a strong performance wide off the track to arrive for the win in strong time. That was a big effort from the 2nd line and moving to the front line here will be looking to continue the momentum with the confidence building win.
MAMMALS MAGIC (8) sat back in the pack from a 2nd line gate last start and charged home to arrive on the line for victory. From the gate she should enjoy a nice run in transit an be probing for the openings.
ONLY ONE PROMISE (2) started fav last start and rolled forward to the breeze last start when fighting to be 8m from the winner. That followed a tough run from gate 7 and he wont be far away here.
SELECTIONS: THE BOYS GNP (11), BLUE MOON RISING (4), MAMMALS MAGIC (8), ONLY ONE PROMISE (2)
SUGGESTED BET: THE BOYS GNP (11) to win
CANKICKATARGET (12) has the carpark to overcome here but will find this easier than his last start when he rattled home off a strong tempo to score. There looks to be some solid tempo again in this contest and saved for a closing shot will be swooping home hard.
OUR CHITTYBANGBANG (5) returns to Qld after some handy performances in the winter and lines up for Trent Dawson for the 1st time. Freshened since his last start at Menangle when looking to take them all the way, he was grabbed in the closing stages by TYGAR. With good early speed he can take a shot.
STIRLING WILLIAM (1) started from the 2nd line last start and was finishing off nicely after not receiving the cleanest run in transit and only 6m from the winner WHISKEY BLAZE. He found the line strongly 2 starts back in claiming company and is in the mix.
SOHO SHANGHAI (2) has been freshened since his last appearance when taken back early from gate 6 to the pegs at Redcliffe and working home in good order behind ELENIARK. With good early speed he can look to fire the 1st shot.
SELECTIONS: CANKICKATARGET (12), OUR CHITTYBANGBANG (5), STIRLING WILLIAM (1), SOHO SHANGHAI (2)
SUGGESTED BET: CANKICKATARGET (12) to win