Set The Scene is a star talent when on song and he looks well placed in this event. Three starts back he destroyed a quality lineup when winning here in 29.72 and if he gets through the first turn unscathed tonight he should win with ease again.
Mombasa Boy is going to set a cracking pace and he should hold the lead as they turn for home, he will fall in a hole late but he might have enough in the tank to hold on for second or third.
Dyna Erwin hasn’t had much luck of late and I’m expecting an improved effort by him, he should settle in the top three early and he is quite strong in the run home.
Encosta Kahn is third up from a spell and he should be ready to show his best, if he happens to ping away he may give the favourite a fright.
Top Four: 7 – 4 – 5 – 3
Win bet on Set The Scene
Quinella: 7 to rove with 3,4,5 ($3 for 100%)
Exacta: 4,5,7/3,4,5,7 ($9 for 100%)
Trifecta: 7/3,4,5/Field ($18 for 100%)
Race 2 – Grade 6 – 515m – 7:35pm
Dyna Drama is drawn to get a nice sit in the early stages and she should prove too good for these. In recent weeks she has been racing in much stronger company and she won’t find an easier race.
Gustow Bale is well drawn out wide and he was a solid 22.52 winner here over 388m two runs back. He should settle in the top three early and he will continue to get stronger with more racing. Noren Bale will be charging home at the end and he too will be suited by the drop in class, he is a great dog to anchor for second and third in your exotic bets.
Bronco Bale is racing well but he may struggle with the class rise tonight, he can lead them up but he isn’t overly strong.
It’s worth noting that if Aston Wingard gets a start he simply wins, he has panels on these and he is a star in the making.
Top Four: 2 – 8 – 4 – 5
Win bet on Dyna Drama
Trifecta: 2,5,8/4/Field ($18 for 100%)
Trifecta: 2,5,8/Field/4 ($18 for 100%)
Trifecta: 2/4,5,8/Field ($18 for 100%)
Quinella: 2 to rove with 4,5,8 ($3 for 100%)
Exacta: 2,4,8/2,4,5,8 ($9 for 100%)
Race 3 – Grade 5 – 515m – 7:55pm
Big Zap is well graded and he looked super impressive when scoring at Gawler last time in a scintillating 30.48. With the wide running Wrex Bale on his outside he should get a clear passage into the first turn and he will be running time again.
Senni Tony is never far away over this trip and he looks a great quinella prospect. He hasn’t had much luck in recent weeks so it will pay to disregard his past three efforts here.
Kaylarikki will be steaming home late and after three runs from a spell he is ready to show his best. He is suited by the wide draw and it could be worth anchoring him for second and third in your exotics.
Flying Bale is well placed in the pink and he has great place prospects.
Top Four: 1 – 3 – 6 – 8
Trifecta: 1/3,6,8/Field ($18 for 100%)
Trifecta: 1/6/Field ($6 for 100%)
Trifecta: 1/Field/6 ($6 for 100%)
Exacta: 1/3,6,8 ($3 for 100%)
Quinella: 1 to rove with 3,6,8 ($3 for 100%)
Race 4 – Grade 4 – 515m – 8:15pm
Intriguing race and I think the speedy Black Bottle might have enough speed to hold them out at the first bend. He has turned in some great performances in recent weeks and this race appears to be a race to the first bend as it features a number of front runners.
Fancy Rick is in rare form and if he pushes through and leads he will win comfortably, my concern with him is that his box manners can let him down at times and he is likely to be under the odds tonight.
Spring Charlotte is fairly strong in her races and she is one of only two runners in this race which has the ability to come from off the speed, if she goes around at silly odds she may be worth a saver bet.
Van Carrho Flash is going to be well supported and he is in great form, however this race has a heap of pace and he may struggle to get across in the early stages.
Top Four: 3 – 2 – 7 – 6
Win bets on Black Bottle, Spring Charlotte and Red Line Lad (should be able to double your money if one of them lobs).
Boxed Quinella: 2,3,6,7 ($6 for 100%)
Exacta: 2,3/2,3,6,7 ($6 for 100%)
Trifecta: 3/2,6,7/Field ($18 for 100%)
Trifecta: 3,6,7/2,3,6,7/1,2,3,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)
Race 5 – FFA – 515m – 8:40pm
Emerley Senorita is a reliable beginner and she continues to race well here. Three starts ago she beat a quality lineup here in 29.98 and if she finds the early lead tonight she will prove extremely hard to gun down.
Wild Soul simply finds a way to get the job done and he is probably the most consistent and reliable chaser in training. He is suited by the rails draw and if he can avoid bother at the first bend he should prove extremely hard to hold out in the run home.
Kalden Gambino has had a month off and he should be ready to fire fresh. He has a tremendous record here and when he sights the bunny early he is capable of reeling off ridiculous sectionals.
Top Four: 6 – 2 – 4 – 8
Win bets on Emerley Senorita and Kalden Gambino
Quinella: 6 to rove with 2,4,8 ($3 for 100%)
Exacta: 2,4,6/2,4,6,8 ($9 for 100%)
Trifecta: 2,4,6/2,4,6,8/1,2,3,4,6,8 ($36 for 100%)
Race 6 – 4/5th Grade – 600m – 8:58pm
Very open race and I think the classy Blue Viper looks well placed. She has scored some brilliant wins here over the 515m journey in recent months and she gives every indication that the extra journey will suit. There is very little speed drawn underneath her so she should get every chance to cross in the early stages. Grifter Bale turned in a monster effort when winning here last time out in 35.29, on that occasion he missed away but worked his way through the field and then powered to the line to score by a whopping 7 lengths. Dyna Daina has the speed to lead and she should run a cheeky race at odds, I dont think she is strong enough to win but she is a must for your exotics.
Top Four: 8 – 5 – 4 – 3
Win bet on Blue Viper
Trifecta: 8/3,4,5/Field ($18 for 100%)
Trifecta: 8/5/Field ($6 for 100%)
Trifecta: 8/Field/5 ($6 for 100%)
Quinella: 8 to rove with 3,4,5 ($3 for 100%)
Race 7 – 4/5th Grade – 600m – 9:22pm
Black Daddy would be better suited to a wider draw, however from the bend start if he can step on terms he should be able to push through early and as he shifts off the fence it should allow him to get a break on his opposition. He has scored some slick wins in NSW over this distance range and he appears to have a fair bit on this lot. Beach Wary scored a strong 30.06 win here last week over 515m and he looks suited to this trip, he will need some luck as they head into the first turn but he has the ability to step away and he should be there at the end. Apocal Bale has scored some commanding 515m wins here in recent weeks and he is a class stayer in the making, I’m happy to risk him tonight as I think he is poorly drawn and he may get a little too far back in the early stages. Kalden Playboy has been a little disappointing of late but he is in good hands so he may show some improvement.
Top Four: 1 – 5 – 6 – 3
Win bet on Black Daddy
Trifecta: 1/3,5,6/Field ($18 for 100%)
Trifecta: 1/3,5,6/3,5,6 ($6 for 100%)
Quinella: 1 to rove with 3,5,6 ($3 for 100%)
Exacta: 1,5,6/1,3,5,6 ($9 for 100%)
Race 8 – G3 Brian Johnstone Memorial – 515m – 9:41pm
Great lineup set to do battle and I think the speed Gun Mcbain might be able to steal the race. He is getting stronger with every run and after finding bother mid race last week he still plugged on nicely and he only went down by three and a half lengths. Tonight I can see him finding the early lead and he will give a great sight at odds. Oakvale Destiny is all class and she is drawn to get all the breaks. She should follow Gun Mcbain through at the first bend and if she is within four of him off the back she should prove too strong in the run home. Texas Titan is a beast and he will be charging home late, the concern with him is that he is poorly drawn and he may get a little further back than expected in the early stages. Weblec Belle was gallant in defeat last week and she could be the value again tonight, if she can avoid Dodger I Am in the early stages she should be able to run a bottler.
Top Four: 2 – 3 – 4 – 6
Each Way bet on Gun Mcbain
Trifecta: 2,3/2,3/Field ($12 for 100%)
Trifecta: 2,3,6/2,3,4,6/2,3,4,5,6,7 ($36 for 100%)
Quinella: 2 to rove with 3,4,6 ($3 for 100%)
Race 9 – 5th Grade – 515m – 10:05pm
Yambla Mick looks poised to find the early lead and if he can find the bunny early he is capable of running some serious time. He has a slick 29.91 PB here and with average beginners drawn on either side he should get every chance to show his best. Bogie Classic should settle on the speed and she posted her classy 29.86 PB here from this draw. Her form reads poorly at present but she has been knocked over soon after the start in her most recent starts so I’m expecting her to show improvement tonight. Allen Namor has been racing well here of late and he could run a big race at nice odds, he should get plenty of room in the early stages and he won’t be too far away. Sneaky Little Me rounds out the chances, she is a bit of a money muncher but she has a heap of talent and must be respected.
Top Four: 2 – 8 – 6 – 7
Win bet on Yambla Mick
Boxed Quinella: 2,6,7,8 ($6 for 100%)
Exacta: 2,8/2,6,7,8 ($6 for 100%)
Trifecta: 2/6,7,8/Field ($18 for 100%)
Race 10 – 6th Grade – 515m – 10:25pm
Coorong Kid is a promising speedster and he is ideally placed in the pink, this is a massive class drop for him and this really does look to be his race, if he can avoid bother at the first turn he should win with ease. Max Tyson has come up with the good draw and that should allow him to sit just behind the likely leader Aha Mcbain. I dont think he can go with Coorong Kid in the home straight but he should snag the quinella spot. Aha Mcbain has won three in a row now and she reeled off slick sectionals in her solid win here on Monday, she is going to lead again but she is quite weak in the run home so she might get picked off near the line. Morgan Mclaren has scored some top Strathalbyn wins of late and she looks suited in this company, she will get back early but look for her to be steaming home down the outside as they turn for home.
Top Four: 8 – 1 – 6 – 4
Win bet on Coorong Kid
Trifecta: 8/1,4,6/1,3,4,6 ($9 for 100%)
Trifecta: 8/1,4,6/Field ($18 for 100%)
Trifecta: 8/1/Field ($6 for 100%)
Quinella: 8 to rove with 1,4,6 ($3 for 100%)
Race 11 – Grade 5 – 515m – 10:46pm
Young Gun Mcbain is ultra consistent and he has been racing against some classy types of late. Tonight’s race features very little early speed so he should be able to get a cheap lead and he should prove too zippy these. Squall Bale will be steaming home at the end and after two strong placings here he is getting very close to another win. Vuchko returned to form with a strong placing here last time and he shouldn’t be too far away again, he tends to get too far back early but he is a must for your exotic bets. Woodside Jagger is very hit or miss early but if he gets away early he should give a great sight.
Top Four: 3 – 5 – 7 – 2
Win bet on Young Gun Mcbain
Exacta: 3,5,7/2,3,5,7 ($9 for 100%)
Trifecta: 3,5,7/2,3,5,7/2,3,5,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)
Trifecta: 3/2,5,7/Field ($18 for 100%)
Quinella: 3 to rove with 2,5,7 ($3 for 100%)
Race 1: Set The Scene
Race 9: Bogie Classic
Leg 1: 2,4,6
Leg 2: 3,5,8
Leg 3: 1,5,6
Leg 4: 2,3,4,6
$108 for 100%