1st: $1,615 2nd: $460 3rd: $230.
Polly Bale is stepping up to the 600m journey and I dont think she will have much trouble running out the journey. She has been racing in FFA company over the 500m journey of late and she hasn’t been receiving much luck in running. From the red she should get every chance to land on the bunny and regain some confidence.
Blonde Oasis should run cover for Polly Bale early and she also appears to be the main danger. She has won here previously in a slick 34.49 and over this journey she should be able to settle much closer to the speed.
Dee Diamond could be the value, her form reads pretty poorly but she has shown that when switched on she is capable of doing great things. With the step up in journey she might settle closer to the pace and that will help boost her confidence.
Top Four: 1 – 2 – 3 – 5
Exacta: 1,2,3/1,2,3,5 ($9 for 100%)
Quinella: 1 to rove with 2,3,5 ($3 for 100%)
Trifecta: 1/2,3,5/Field ($18 for 100%)
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.
Aristotle Bale has been soundly beaten in his past two starts but this is a massive drop in class for him and he looks suited in the pink box. He is armed with a dazzling turn of foot and he was a top 30.32 winner here in early November. He should be in the top two as they head into the first bend and I then expect him to go into overdrive as they head for the back straight.
Dyna Inca has a solid 30.43 PB here and she will be steaming home late, I’m expecting her to lob onto the rail soon after the start and she should settle mid field. There are a couple of weak types in this so she should pick a few of them off late in the race.
Fleetwood Jay has won three on the trot and he is an obvious danger, this is clearly his toughest test but he should be up to the challenge.
Top Four: 8 – 3 – 2 – 4
Quinella: 8 to rove with 2,3,4 ($3 for 100%)
Exacta: 8/2,3,4 ($3 for 100%)
Trifecta: 8/2,3,4/2,3,4,5,7 ($12 for 100%)
Race 8: Lektra Brave