A BIG night of racing awaits at Richmond with the running of the Group 2 Richmond Derby over the testing 535-metre trip. With a good card on offer, we are going to venture to the Londonderry circuit to see if we can find you a couple of winners.
Race 8: Winsome Jacko
1st: $3,300 2nd: $700 3rd: $330.
Mr. Make Believe is a highly promising speedster and he is drawn to atone for his luckless effort here last time out. Prior to that he posted an impressive 30.21 Wentworth Park win and on that occasion he showed a devastating turn of foot soon after box rise. If he can get away cleanly tonight he should be able to make every post a winner.
Camden Valleyway appears to be the main danger. After impressing with a smart 30.08 performance trial at Dapto she came here and posted a commanding 30.83 victory. She possesses handy early speed and she should be able to sit outside or just behind Mr. Make Believe for most of the journey.
Mrs. Chitty Bang could be the value in the race, she does her best racing here and she has been handily placed in her past four starts.
Top Four: 1 – 4 – 6 – 7
Exacta: 1,4/1,4,6,7 ($6 for 100%)
Quinella: 1 to rove with 4,6,7 ($3 for 100%)
Trifecta: 1/4,6,7/Field ($18 for 100%)
1st: $3,630 2nd: $770 3rd: $360.
Zipping Eastwood is a potential class stayer and he should take a power of beating in this company. Two starts back he actually showed a fair bit of early zip and he really caught the eye when posting a slick 29.91 Wentworth Park win. The draw doesn’t help but he should be able to settle in the top three and with some clear running he should put a space in them.
Eyeful Of Bling showed improvement in his second NSW start and he should continue to improve. He steps up in distance but that should be a positive for him, he has the speed to settle in the top three and he should make a strong move mid race.
Ada Mary has a heap of talent and she has recently scored three explosive wins, she has the talent to win this race but the only concern with her is that she needs everything her own way. If she gets across she can definitely win but if she gets posted wide she will most likely ease out and not be a factor.
Top Four: 7 – 3 – 8 – 1
Exacta: 3,7,8/1,3,7,8 ($9 for 100%)
Quinella: 7 to rove with 1,3,8 ($3 for 100%)
Trifecta: 7/1,3,8/Field ($18 for 100%)