Off to Rosehill this Saturday, and as of Friday night the rain has arrived, we’re looking at a heavy surface for a competitive card of winter racing.
Two meetings to look at on Thursday, with my focus being at Penrith and Redcliffe.
Best bet: Race 2, Number 1, Enemy Lines
This seven-year-old is unbeaten since arriving from Western Australia and he can win again. Ran two weeks ago here where he was a short-priced elect. Found the front comfortably and from there, it was a painless watch. Drawn the pole, should lead once again and prove hard to run down once again.
Next best: Race 6, Number 1, Shes All Star
Pretty keen on this mare. She was enormous in defeat last week, doing a power of work from the wide gate to land on speed and that early burn just told late, but she fought on quite well. Drawn the pole, she has the gate speed to hold the front and with an in form Chris Geary to steer, she’s the one to beat.
Value: Race 3 Number 1, Hot Wire
I doubt she wins, but she’s a good place bet at a price. Thought she was good in defeat last time out after being quite plain the start prior. Drawn the pole, she can land leaders back and from there, should receive every chance. She’s worth a speck as a place bet.
Best bet: Race 1, Number 5, Chamonix
Short but sweet. Talented three-year-old that has the Grant Dixon polish and potentially could be eyeing off some Winter Carnival riches. Last two starts, both wins, have come at Albion Park, and he has been dominant in getting the job done. Might have to work a bit in the run, but he has these covered re: class.
Next best: Race 2, Number 9, Slide To Unlock
Grant Dixon can make it an early double via this three-year-old filly. Debuted here last week where she did work from the gate to find a nice spot near the speed and battled on quite strongly. Has a good trailing draw to use this time around and with the run under the belt, she’ll take beating.
Value: Race 4, Number 1, Kid Calvert
I’m keen on this guy running well, hopefully at each way odds. Apologies if you were on him last week. He looked to be in a perfect spot behind the leader until he ended up getting dragged back by a tiring leader and it was just a nightmare. If he gets the rub of the green, he’ll only run well.