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1st: $2,925 2nd: $830 3rd: $420.
Du Plessis is ideally drawn in the pink and he looks suited to this journey. Two starts ago he stepped well and found the bunny early and posted a sizzling 30.84 Ballarat victory in the process. Tonight I can see him rolling to the early lead and once again I can see him running time on the lure.
Tommy El is making his staying debut but his race pattern suggests that he should be suited. I would expect him to settle a lot closer to the speed tonight and he should run a big race. Berry Blitz has the good draw and she is going to be well supported. She is more than capable of winning, but I think may start under the odds. Decta rounds out the chances, she likes to run wide in her races and is much better than her recent efforts suggest.
Top Four: 8 – 6 – 1 – 7
Win bet on Du Plessis
Boxed Quinella: 1,6,7,8 ($6 for 100%)
Exacta: 1,6,8/1,6,7,8 ($9 for 100%)
Trifecta: 8/1,6,7/Field ($18 for 100%)
1st: $1,650 2nd: $475 3rd: $235.
Empire Allen has been racing well without winning of late and he looks well placed in this event. Transcend Time should lead and that should allow Empire Allen to get a nice sit behind him in the early stages. He has a brilliant 25.68 PB here and with a clear passage he is probably capable of going a little bit quicker.
Enjoy Cruising turned in a monster performance when placed here last time and a similar effort tonight would see him figure prominently. Dyna Tony has a great record on the provincial circuit and he should be in the mix for most of the journey. Transcend Time is a long way off his best but he has the good draw and he can still be competitive in a race like this.
Top Four: 2 – 7 – 5 – 1
Win bet on Empire Allen
Exacta: 2,7/1,2,5,7 ($6 for 100%)
Trifecta: 2/1,5,7/Field ($18 for 100%)
Quinella: 2 to rove with 1,5,7 ($3 for 100%)
Race 7: Ultima Bale