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GREG THE GREAT (7) had been racing in great touch until his previous start where he galloped out and took no part in the race when a $2.10 favourite. He had been placed his previous four starts which included placings behind EMPIRE BAY and NORTHERN MUSCLE. He just needs to step away cleanly to be hard to beat here.
ASTRAL RULER (5) finds a suitable race, last start wasn’t far away behind FOURSHARESMOREBEERS in a slick mile rate for the longer journey. The small field helps. He can be in the mix.
MUSCULUS (2) is a consistent customer. He was a winner here four starts ago when coming from a 20 metre handicap. The front line draw suits and looks to be a major player in this.
SELECTIONS: GREG THE GREAT (7), ASTRAL RULER (5), MUSCULUS (2)
SUGGESTED BET: GREG THE GREAT to win
THE CRUISE MISSILE (6) is an ex NZ pacer first up for trainer Stephen Cini. He finished 3rd at Forbury at his previous run back on the 1st of September. He looks a promising type and should go close here.
GODDESS JUJON (8) has raced well her past two starts since returning from a spell. First up she finished 2nd to THE DOORMAN when trying to take them all of the way and last start wasn’t too far away behind MISS BLUE GLORY. That form should stack up in a race like this and she maps to get a good run in transit. She should be thereabouts.
A ROCKNROLL LEGACY (1) lands a good draw here. He did it tough last start when caught wide. His previous two runs were good when coming off wide draws. The pole draw helps his chances.
IM SANDY BAY (10) has been placed her last two runs. Although yet to win a race she is racing well enough to fill the exotics here.
SELECTIONS: THE CRUISE MISSILE (6), GODDESS JUJON (8), A ROCKNROLL LEGACY (1), IM SANDY BAY (10)
SUGGESTED BET: THE CRUISE MISSILE (6) to win
MAKE MINE JOE (1) makes his Albion Park debut from the visiting stable of Shane Sanderson from Menangle. He has been taking on the claimers down at Menangle where he hasn’t been too far away. The draw is a plus and looks hard to beat.
FIOKI (7) was a winner here last time out rating 1:56.0 for the longer journey of 2138 metres. Two starts ago he was only 4.3 metres away from SQUIRE in a slick mile when having to come from back in the field. The small field will help his cause and he looks a definite danger.
CHANGE OF MIND (6) returns to a claimer here after some solid efforts in tougher grade. The draw is not ideal but can push forward, be handy to the speed and make his presence felt.
FLAMING HER0 (5) was only beaten a head last start here behind Secret Jack in a good race. He is a winner of 5 races here at Albion Park and has won 7 races over this distance. The draw is a sticky one but going on the solid performance last time out has to be considered.
SELECTIONS: MAKE MINE JOE (1), FIOKI (7), CHANGE OF MIND (6), FLAMING HERO (5)
SUGGESTED BET: MAKE MINE JOE (1) to win
IM NO OUTLAW (2) was an impressive winner here first up over the longer trip in a solid mile rate when defeating SOULWRITER. He gets back to the mile here and will strip fitter from that first up assignment. He should push forward from the draw and be hard to stop.
DAPPER (1) was a winner her last start from the same draw when he defeated MAJOR LUCKY. There was plenty to like about that win and there is no reason he can’t repeat the dose.
THE DOORMAN (4) has been racing in great form where he has won four from his last five starts. He may have to work at some point from the draw but it’s hard to knock winning form.
TIN ROOF RAIDER (5) has been placed at his last two starts in race with strong form lines. The draw hurts but the small field may help him overcome that. He can be in the mix.
SELECTIONS: IM NO OUTLAW (2), DAPPER (1), THE DOORMAN (4), TIN ROOF RAIDER (5)
SUGGESTED BET: IM NO OUTLAW to win
MAJESTIC KIWI (6) has the tricky draw to overcome here but has some solid form on the board winning two of his last three starts. Two starts ago he came off a similar draw when taking them all of the way over the sprint journey. Last start he was narrowly beaten in a 1:53.2 mile rate. He gets out to the 2138 metre trip here. He will likely push forward from the draw and if he can get to the front will take plenty of catching.
MISS BLUE GLORY (2) has been racing well of late. She was a winner two runs back when defeating THE DOORMAN. Last start she finished third to THE DOORMAN when having to work in the run. She should get a good run from the draw here and be somewhere in the finish.
TANYAS PAST (8) was a winner her last time out over the same trip. She maps to receive an economical run and can figure.
VINTAGE DREAM (9) produced a solid effort last time from a horror draw behind HOT DOGMA. She gets a good training draw this time. Look for her late.
SELECTIONS: MAJESTIC KIWI (6), MISS BLUE GLORY (2), TANYAS PAST (8), VINTAGE DREAM (9)
SUGGESTED BET: MAJESTIC KIWI to win
MAKOA (6) has had three runs since returning from a spell. He went down narrowly at his most recent run in a slick 1:54.5 mile rate for the 2138 metre trip. He should be nearing peak fitness now and just needs luck from the gate to take this.
MACEY JAYDE (9) can do a lot wrong in her races but seem to have above average ability. Last start she was able to recover after breaking and went down narrowly to CHAPTER ONE. If she can do everything right here she will be hard to stop.
WITH AUTHORITY (2) lands a handy draw here. He has been contesting some handy races of late. He looks well placed and from the draw can be competitive in a race like this.
BET IM SPECIAL (1) hasn’t got the best numbers next to his name but should be stripping fitter now after having two runs back from a spell. He should get a good trip from the draw and can be thereabouts.
SELECTIONS: MAKOA (6), MACEY JAYDE (9), WITH AUTHORITY (2), BET IM SPECIAL (1)
SUGGESTED BET: MAKOA (6) to win
CARDLESFROMHEAVEN (3) has been placed his last two starts in strong races. Last start he went down narrowly to the flying TENNYSON BROMAC in a quick mile rate of 1:53.4. He should be pushing forward again here and will take plenty of beating.
CHARMING MAJOR (1) has had two runs back from a freshen. Last start he was a winner at Marburg after doing some work early in the race. The run here two starts ago was full of merit when second up. He has options from the gate and can figure in the finish.
JUST SEDUCE ME (8) lands a good gate here. She was a winner her two starts ago in a mile rate of 1:52.8. Contesting some strong races of late she maps to get a great run in transit. She will be hitting the gaps hard when they appear.
DREAM TO SHARE (7) came from well back in the field last start in a 57.5 final half for the 2138 metre journey. Two starts ago wasn’t too far away behind STOMPEM. The draw is awkward but if luck goes his way he can place.
SELECTIONS: CARDLESFROMHEAVEN (3), CARMING MAJOR (1), JUST SEDUCE ME (8), DREAM TO SHARE (7)
SUGGESTED BET: CARDLESFROMHEAVEN to win