Sectional Stars and Blackbookers - December 3
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Trainer Peter Greig holds all the power in this event preparing 5 of the runners. Smart 2YO filly ROYAL PRINCESS (6) resumes from a spell without a trial and while she will be reliant on an element of luck from inside the 2nd line, the easy trip will suit. Runner-up to AUNTY BELLA last start prior to the break, she just needs some space.
ROCK STAR BABE (1) backs up from Thursday where she set the tempo but was unable to see it out when down the line as RAGNAROK proved too strong. Holding on for the bronze at Redcliffe 2 starts back after securing the pocket trail, she will be looking to hold them out from the good gate.
STRAYTOTHEPOOLROOM (5) had not shown much at his 1st 2 starts when beaten 20m and then 32m. Settling back in the pack last start, he finished best for a maiden breaking win. The gate stings but he is in the mix.
JOY MAKER (8) returns from a break after being shut down following a disappointing effort in the QBRED Fillies Triad consolation. Without a preparatory trial, she has podium claims.
SELECTIONS: ROYAL PRINCESS (6), ROCK STAR BABE (1), STRAYTOTHEPOOLROOM (5), JOY MAKER (8)
SUGGESTED BET: ROYAL PRINCESS (6) to win
JINGLES BROMAC (2) was taken back from gate 7 over the AP mile last start and from back in the pack was never in the mix as the in-form BLISSFULDAY scored a strong win. Buried in the run here 2 starts back from the 2nd line, he gets his opportunity to fire the early shots and look to dictate.
CLARES FOOL (5) has hit the board in all 3 starts since arriving in Qld. Resuming from a break when 1st up, he fought hard when runner-up to MY ULTIMATE HELL. Too strong for them 2nd up when cutting the breeze and grafting out a 2m victory, he followed that with a bronze at Marburg. The gate hurts but he can throw it down.
MAGHERA MAGGIE (4) was runner-up here 2 starts back when following the pegs form inside the 2nd line to finish 9m from the winner TEACHERS PET. Securing early position, she is in the mix.
SCHOOBY (7) has not done much in his past 4 starts since claiming a Redcliffe victory 5 runs back. With the right trail in transit here, a podium position looks on offer.
SELECTIONS: JINGLES BROMAC (2), CLARES FOOL (5), MAGHERA MAGGIE (4), SCHOOBY (7)
SUGGESTED BET: JINGLES BROMAC (2) to win
This shapes as a tricky event and the newcomer joining the in-form Jonah Hutchinson yard GINA TARANTELLA (2) might just have found her chance to break the maiden status. A replication of her run 2 start back at Menangle or her last trial at that same track can see her strike 1st up here.
SWEET SCOOT (1) was buried in the run last start from gate 3 after angling down to look for the short-cuts. From the gate she can be tucked in behind for the easy trip which is a big help to her chances. Runner-up from this gate 4 starts back over this trip, she is in the mix.
POSER (6) will need a slice of luck from this alley as she looks set to be buried in the run. Finding them out of reach last start at Redcliffe, the economical trip can see her chime in.
LITTLEDEE (7) has placed in 5 of her visits to Marburg and last start was asked to work hard in the run at Redcliffe when not that far from the winner. The 2nd line does not help, but she can be thereabouts.
SELECTIONS: GINA TARANTELLA (2), SWEET SCOOT (1), POSER (6), LITTLEDEE (7)
SUGGESTED BET: GINA TARANTELLA (2) to win
ALWAYS AT NIGHT (2) was back in the pack at Redcliffe on Thursday from the 2nd line as ARMA AUGUSTUS rolled home for an easy victory. Beaten by gate 6 the start prior over the sprint trip he has the gate to take full advantage here and if able to get a breather in front will be hard to stop.
GOSLING IN FLIGHT (5) has a smart record on this track the shows a pair of wins and a narrow 2nd in 3 outings. Shooting for a hat-trick of wins last start over the Redcliffe 2040m, he only managed a 3rd behind HESLUVABLE. The wide gate is a stinger, but he is going well enough in this grade to challenge.
NEWMERELLA MOLLY (8) settled in the running line from the back row last time out over the Redcliffe sprint trip before finishing over the top of them to score. A winner of 4 from 7 at this venue, she cannot be underestimated.
ZENMACH (7) resumes from a break and was last seen back in July when not far from the winner SNOOP STRIDE. With the right trail through at the start, she is a podium hope fresh up.
SELECTIONS: ALWAYS AT NIGHT (2), GOSLING IN FLIGHT (5), NEWMERELLA MOLLY (8), ZENMACH (7)
MY ULTIMATE HELL (1) was a big winner here 4 runs back when doing plenty of work in the run but still able to pull clear in claiming a 14m victory. Not far away in 3 runs since that win, the return to Marburg is a huge plus and from the gate can keep them wide in looking to dictate.
ABERCROMBIE TAB (5) was rewarded for his consistency last start when finding the front over the Redcliffe sprint trip and pulling clear to claim the prize. That win had followed 4 successive placings where he had been forced to cut the breeze on each occasion. The wide gate hurts but he will challenge.
SHADYS DELIGHT (8) chased home for the bronze last start at The Creek when 3m from the winner ATOMIC BOMBSHELL. Runner up to subsequent winner FROST EN ICE 3 starts back, he can feature.
VOODOO FELLA (7) was after a hat-trick of victories last start when working hard in the run and fighting gamely for the silver behind ABERCROMBIE TAB. A winner here 3 back when finishing best he followed that with a strong Redcliffe win and is in the mix once again here.
SELECTIONS: MY ULTIMATE HELL (1), ABERCROMBIE TAB (5), SHADYS DELIGHT (8), VOODOO FELLA (7)
SUGGESTED BET: MY ULTIMATE HELL (1) to win
HIT THE TRACK (1) pushed ahead from gate 5 over the Redcliffe 2040m 2 runs back when securing the 1x1 trail. Making his move he was able to forge clear in claiming a big 11m victory. Working home wide out last start from the 2nd line when 4m in arrears, he will need to hustle early here but can dive through to assume control.
SCHEU CREEK (7) started from inside the 2nd line last time out when also returning from a spell. With the easy run in behind the speed over this trip, he chased home for the silver behind GOSLING IN FLIGHT. Fitter for the run and with a great record on this track, he will be looking to throw it down.
ITSMEGS (2) takes her 1st look at the Marburg track and should appreciate an improved alley. Facing some tough draws in recent outings, her run 2 back when only a half-head from the winner keeps her in calculations here.
IMA BEACH BABE (3) took the trail last start over the AP mile and chased hard to be runner-up to OUR RIDGY DIDGE. Gunned down in front the start prior, she is in the fight here.
SELECTIONS: HIT THE TRACK (1), SCHEU CREEK (7), ITSMEGS (2), IMA BEACH BABE (3)
SUGGESTED BET: HIT THE TRACK (1) to win
ADRENALINE RUSH (3) was a winner here when 1st up for the Dwyer barn, finishing over the top of them to land the loot. Not much has really gone her way in the 6 runs since that win, the latest outing when running a 56.8 middle half at Redcliffe in front. This looks her chance to bounce back.
TRUNKEY DIGGER (4) started from gate 4 last time out in a mares event at Redcliffe when securing the 1x1 trail in the run. Making a late play to grab the silver when 4m in arrears of the winner, it followed a tidy effort when 6m from BREACH THE BEACH. She can look to throw down the challenge.
IFOUNDTHEBEACH (5) has a good record on this track with 3 wins and a 3rd in his 5 attempts. Wide when chasing against the tempo last start over the AP mile, the gate hurts but he can look to chime in.
MIZZZ ADELE (2) started from gate 9 last time out in a mares contest when working home wide off the track behind MADAMOISELLE JUJON. Settling handy to the action from this alley can see her in the mix.
SELECTIONS: ADRENALINE RUSH (3), TRUNKEY DIGGER (4), IFOUNDTHEBEACH (5), MIZZZ ADELE (2)
SUGGESTED BET: ADRENALINE RUSH (3) to win
LORIMER LADY (2) has been freshened since her last outing when grinding it out over this trip and finishing 2.5m from the winner MONTANA CHIEF. Not far from the airborne KIWIS ARE FLYING the start prior, she took them all the way in a mares qualifier 4 starts back and if finding the front will take some catching.
BEEF CITY BLAZE (4) found the power too strong last start as COLBY blitzed a strong 2138m trip at The Creek. Runner- up here 2 starts back from gate 5, he has been able to hit the board in 5 of his 7 visits to Marburg. The gate is not ideal but he can look to throw down a closing challenge in this.
MAKE MINE JOE (1) has had his runs spaced of late, his latest when hitting the line in good order when not that far from the winner CHANTREY in claiming company. Finding the line in good order the start prior, the gate is a big plus to his chances.
ALE ALE KAI (6) worked home in good order last start when mid-field but only 6m from the winner IT AINT THE MONEY. Setting a sharp tempo in front here 2 runs back and fading late, she will be probing for openings to join in.
SELECTIONS: LORIMER LADY (2), BEEF CITY BLAZE (4), MAKE MINE JOE (1), ALE ALE KAI (6)
SUGGESTED BET: Exotics 1-2-4-6