Past the Post: Caulfield and Doomben Blackbookers

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    The famous main grandstand at Doomben. (Photo: Wiki Commons)

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    There might have only been four races at Caulfield on Saturday, but there were still some nice runs to watch. Over at Doomben, there were ten races run and won with plenty to dissect. Here are the Blackbookers.



    Rocket Commander – On first look, disappointing, but on closer inspection, her run was good. Stop/start tempo was against her, she lacked the turn of foot but she stuck on and to the line, she was quite encouraging.

    Charlevoix – Less said about it the better if you backed him. Quite frankly, he should have bolted in.

    Kedleston – He can win without me because he’s hard to trust, but his effort was okay I thought from the back. Got checked a couple of times also, but was good late. Back to a maiden now for the kill.

    Oberland – One of the best 11ths you’ll see. Convinced he wins if he gets clear running at the right time. It was pretty much a barrier trial for him. Hard to watch.

    Sahara Chill – Who were the people that backed her in? Her last run was plain – no way was she going to improve. Midweeker at very best.


    Bells Of War – Much better run. Just raced a fraction keen and that may have cost it the win. Finale was still very good. He can win soon with better racing manners.

    Proof Perfect – Good run from this colt. Didn’t really know what he was doing though – did plenty wrong in the straight, but once balanced up, his final furlong was great.

    King Viv – Looked all over a winner but just got beat by a very good ride and a tough campaigner. That should top him off beautifully for next start.

    Sweet Adaline – This run could bust her for this prep, but she did an enormous job given the run she had and the ride afforded to her.

    Bergerac – Race dominated by those near the pace, but I thought he was fantastic given he was last and widest on the turn. He can win a similar race very soon.

    Steel Zip – Old boy is racing very well. Just lacked the turn of foot but was strong to the line. Might be looking for a bit further now. Mile perhaps?

    Prioritise – Not sure he beat much, but he was different gravy to his rivals. Led and won by a space, ran time –
    he’s a beauty.

    Three Sheets – If the Jungle Juice Cup was in a week or two, this horse would be $1.01. He’s flying for the Sylvester camp. Just having no luck with gates and tempo.

    Loophole – If he couldn’t figure here…what hope has he got? This was an awful effort in a thin race.

    Inz’n’Out – Nice horse, picks up prize money. Just doesn’t win, and the punters launched into him again.

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    • August 4th 2017 @ 8:38am
      Razzar said | August 4th 2017 @ 8:38am | ! Report

      More strong winds expected in Melbourne over weekend, suspect not as angry as last weekend. No wonder it’s AuGUST.

      R9 Flemington looks a very competitive race, that does Map with good speed.

      Divine Mr Artie looks fit and dist is perfect, drawn out a bit, but I suspect should get cover. $11 rating

      Reincarnate comes from Sydney for this, tricky to line up, but the speed on here. Gives him a chance. $13

      Rich Luck is promising, bigger pressure here, but can’t dismiss as looks to get great run from barrier. $8 rating

      Ozi Choice has form to win this. But needs a canny ride not to race too close to speed. $8 rating

      Portman. Not sure what to make of this galloper. Arguably lucky to win his last race. At present I’m not convinced he’s a real deal. Doesn’t seem to attack the line for mine. Can’t argue he’s a chance though. $7.50 rating

      Revolving Door meets a strong field here, but for mine he’s potentially the best horse in race. Looks a deserving Fav for mine, but this is competitive. $6 rating.

      Maybe they could run the races 6 to 10 first, just in case the winds get to Gusty.

      Sandown Sunday, r3 Haukland Beach loves soft ground. If that’s the case, maybe worth an eachway ticket.

      Good luck punters

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