With only three runners able to better the 33 second mark and a strong 32.60 win in last week’s heats, Assassin Watch (Whisky Assassin x Jolita) for Tully trainer Denis Godfrey, looks the winner. With a personal best of 32.42 and 3 wins from 6 starts at the track and distance, the fawn bitch should appreciate starting from the same box as last week and prove too classy.
Just Say So (Just The Best x Azz For Now) was the other impressive heat winner running 32.80 and beating Anna Ford by 9 3/4 lengths. With a personal best on the track of 32.60 she could be the testing material for Assassin Watch as she too will start again from the same box as last week.
The big improver looks to be the Pals Syndicate owned, Camara Belle (Hallucinate x Kathie’s Memory), who finished 4 3/4 lengths behind Assassin Watch and came off the unlikely preparation of 6 recent 380 metre races at Townsville. According to our records this was only her second run at further than 400 metres, but of course her dam, Kathie’s Memory, was a very handy chaser who racked up 5 wins at the 520 metre distance so Camara Belle should be further improved by last weeks run.
1Anna Ford55113233.4533.45Cristy Godfrey
2Assassin Watch31444132.4232.60Denis Godfrey
3Camara Belle41251232.9132.91Lawrence Hogg
4Wild Feet51435333.3633.36Emma O’Connor
5Alaska Queen56244433.7933.79Denis Godfrey
6Mr GrogoM873333.5833.58Peter Milani
7Come To Poppy44121432.9633.41Denis Godfrey
8Just Say So41543132.6032.80Stephen Clark
9Stacey Maree56321533.4433.44Stephen Clark