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Punter's Guide to Thoroughbred Tracks
BILLY LINCOLN (3) is an ex New Zealand pacer by Bettors Delight now with the Al Barnes stable. His form was ok in NZ and although he is first up here this looks a winnable assignment.
MONTANA NIGHTS (5) has been meeting tougher opposition of late. Last time out finished 4th only beaten 7.7 metres behind IM NO OUTLAW. This is more suitable and he looks a definite threat
ALSJEANSMAXSSTAR (7) is very consistent. He has had 8 starts for 7 minor placings. He had to work hard in the run last start and maps to work in the run again here. He can place.
PETE MITCHELL (9) has had only the 2 race starts. Last start he showed significant improvement finishing 4th here behind SOMEHOWSOMEWAY. He receives a good trailing draw again here and can fill the exotics.
SELECTIONS: BILLY LINCOLN (3), MONTANA NIGHTS (5), ALSJEANSMAXSSTAR (7), PETE MITCHELL (9)
SUGGESTED BET: BILLY LINCOLN (3) to win
MIKE ORR (1) was an impressive winner here 2 starts ago clocking a mile rate of 1:59.4 for the 2138 metre trip. Last start he had to do a lot of work in the run and also raced keenly which added to his defeat. Drawing the pole is a big plus, he looks hard to stop.
LETS DIG IT (8) seemed disappointing on face value here last start behind AMILLIONPROMISES. His 2 runs prior were good. He gets back out to the longer journey of 2138 metres here and draws to get an economical run throughout. He is worthy of another chance
TRENT FROM PUNCHY (6) has been thereabouts of late. He wasn’t far away last time out here. The draw is no luxury but getting back out to the longer journey should help. Look for him late
PHOTOZEN (3) is 3rd up from a break here. Last start he was beaten 18.5 metres behind MISS BLUE GLORY and the form out of that race is strong. He should be fitter again this time and looks a chance.
SELECTIONS: MIKE ORR (1), LETS DIG IT (8), TRENT FROM PUNCHY (6), PHOTZEN (3)
SUGGESTED BET: MIKE ORR (1) to win
PITTSWORTH MAN (1) lands his best draw for some time. He has been meeting some handy ones of late and had no luck last time out here behind FEELINGFORARAINBOW. If he can make use of the draw he will be hard to beat
KATNISS (8) is having her 3rd run back from a break. Her run first up was full of merit behind CROOKWELL JAKE when only beaten 7.1 metres at Albion Park. Last start may well be a forgive run when pulling up with cardiac arrythmia at Marburg. She maps to get a good run and will be looking to hit the gaps when they appear.
TOPNOTCH MACH (2) was a winner here 2 starts ago when leading all of the way. Last start at Marburg had to work hard in the run behind TOP FLIGHT CRUIZE when finishing down the track. He is never too far away and maps to receive a good run from the draw. He can figure.
MATRON JUJON (5) has been racing well of late without a great deal of luck. She comes up with a sticky draw here but with the right luck in running can be thereabouts.
SELECTIONS: PITTSWORTH MAN (1), KATNISS (8), TOPNOTCH MACH (2), MATRON JUJON (5)
SUGGESTED BET: PITTSWORTH MAN (1) to win
LIKEALLOFUS (1) strikes his best draw for some time. Last start he had to go back from a wide draw when down the track behind SQUIRE. The mile rate on that occasion was good and the last half was timed in 55.9 which made it hard to make ground from the back of the field. The draw is ideal and he looks to get every chance to return to the winner’s circle.
MAYWYNS BEST (8) is drawn to get a perfect run behind LIKEALLOFUS. His effort last start was solid behind PAT PROPHET in a slick mile rate of 1:53.4. He will be in a stalking position and ready to strike when the gaps arrive
PLATINUM ROULETTE (5) comes out of a strong form race last time when down the track behind SQUIRE at this track and distance. He looks well placed here will just need a touch of luck to figure in the finish.
PARISIAN ROCKSTAR (2) is another horse that has been competing in some handy races of late and hasn’t been too far away. He is back to the front row here and worth including in the multiples.
SELECTIONS: LIKEALLOFUS (1), MAYWYNS BEST (8), PLATINUM ROULETTE (5), PARISIAN ROCKSTAR (2)
SUGGESTED BET: LIKEALLOFUS (1) to win
BEAU CISHLOM (4) strikes a winnable race here. Two starts ago finished off well behind CHANGE OF MIND over the sprint trip. Last start wasn’t too far away from subsequent winner FIOKI at this track and distance. He looks a good each way chance here.
CORY WILLIAM (2) lands a good draw this time around which will help his cause after having little luck from wide draws his last couple of starts. He will be looking to take them all of the way.
LUCIFERS LEGEND (7) has the wide draw to overcome. Last start coming off a freshen finished a narrow 2nd behind FAT PROPHET when trying to lead all of the way. He is a winner of 12 races so just needs a touch of luck to figure.
COMIGAL (8) hasn’t been too far away of late. She can place.
SELECTIONS: BEAU CISHLOM (4), CORY WILLIAM (2), LUCIFERS LEGEND (7), COMIGAL (8)
SUGGESTED BET: BEAU CISHLOM eachway
IFOUNDTHEBEACH (10) was an eye catcher last start when hitting the line well at this track and distance behind FEELINGFORARAINBOW. His trial prior to that was solid. He is worthy of an each way ticket here.
LETHAL STAR (1) draws well here. She has been meeting stronger opposition of late. This race looks within reach.
SO BOBS YOUR UNCLE (5) has been racing well of late without much luck. Last start landed the pole draw when getting a flat tyre in the run. He will need some luck from the draw here but is going well enough to feature in the finish.
SWAFFAM WATER (3) didn’t have a lot of luck from a wide draw here last time out. She draws better here so should race handy and can be prominent.
SELECTIONS: IFOUNDTHEBEACH (10), LETHAL STAR (1), SO BOBS YOUR UNCLE (5), SWAFFAM WATER (3)
SUGGESTED BET: IFOUNDTHEBEACH (10) each way
TELL THE FUTURE (2) lands a good draw and finds a suitable race here. Last time out over the longer journey finished 4th behind CAPTAIN COSMONAUT. She gets back to the mile this time where she is a winner of 8 races. She looks a good chance.
CALL ME YOURS (3) is aiming for 3 wins on the bounce in this race. She was a winner her last two starts at Redcliffe. Drawn to race handy she is a chance.
RAFFERTY DELIGHTS (1) lands a good gate here. He had to go back from a wide draw last start when down the track behind DAPPER. With options from the gate he shouldn’t be far away.
BUKTHSYSTEM (8) has been racing well of late. He will enjoy a good trip from the draw and can fill the placings.
SELECTIONS: TELL THE FUTURE (2), CALL ME YOURS (3), RAFFERTY DELIGHTS (1), BUKTHSYSTEM (8)
SUGGESTED BET: TELL THE FUTURE (2) to win
WHOSTOLEMYPIGEON (1) has his hoof on the till after his last 2 efforts from 2nd row draws. Back to the front row here he can hustle early and looks hard to beat.
COBALT BLUES (2) was a beaten favourite here last start where he had to do a lot of work in the run. He draws better here so should be nice and handy and ready to strike at the right time.
MONTANA CHIEF (5) worked hard here last time out when beaten narrowly by HOT DOGMA. The draw is a tricky one but with even luck in running he can be in the finish.
HALF MOON BEACH (8) is low flying at present. He is a winner of his last 2 starts here at Albion Park when able to lead all of the way. This race is harder than what he has been meeting of late but is drawn to receive an economical run. He’s not out of it.
SELECTIONS: WHOSTOLEMYPIGEON (1), COBALT BLUES (2), MONTANA CHIEF (5), HALF MOON BEACH (8)
SUGGESTED BET: WHOSTOLEMYPIGEON (1) to win