SHEEZALADY is a tough, no-nonsense mare with plenty of heart. She’s up in the weights now following a gutsy win last start in similar company. Way too good to overlook. NEVER SO SIRIUS won two on the bounce before heading to Sydney for what turned out to be a really strong Highway. She ran 7th, beaten 5 lengths. This grade is weaker. TENNESSEE FLING resumes here but is always a place hope in this grade.
Tip:NEVER SO SIRIUS
LAST SIGHT hasn’t been racing consistently this time up, but did win four runs back and his past record is superior to these. Small field should help. In contrast, SCOUTABOUT is a real trier and in slightly weaker grade last start, ground out a solid win. Drawn perfectly with the inform Tegan Harrison to ride, all adds up to a big showing. MISS ARABELLA seems to have worked this racing caper out now with two wins from three runs this campaign. Is up in grade, on fast finishing Class 2 win last start, but small field here helps.
DEE CEE DELIGHTS finally gets a great opportunity here. Has a weight relief, which under Plate conditions, is a massive help. I think he goes best when allowed to lead and bowl along. This isn’t strong so should be able to do that today. SIDEWALK TALK is beautifully bred but not much of a racehorse. Two starts this time up in this grade have only been average but does seem to reserve best for this trip. Top jock aboard helps. Place. WE’RE ALL EARS had horrible form until tried over a trip four starts back where she placed at Class 1 level. In three runs since, she has been up on pace all the way and fought hard to place each time. Back to maiden company here and from this gate will roll forward. Big show.
Tip:DEE CEE DELIGHTS
DUKE OF CHRISTOPHE is resuming here but he’ll be heavily tried based on his ultra consistent record when last in work – seven placings in a row this grade. You’d have to say this CANUNGRA KID is causing some to lose faith in him – 11 starts and no wins to date. But he’s had a bit of bad luck in previous runs and to be fair, does boast a record of four placings this grade. Beaten less than a length here over 1350m last start in this class. Extra trip should work in his favour and has finally drawn a good gate. MAKING SHADOWS is lightly raced and showing signs of improvement with each run. Respect for a place here.
What a pity SNEAKY SNIPER drew off the course here. Did look the one to beat following a great effort on debut last start when 2nd in this company. Will still be competitive. TAY SWIFT is not as prolific as her namesake in the hits department. Still, has been around the mark a lot and can break through here with weight relief. SPLITTER is resuming here and was well backed overnight. Strong stable and top jock. Respect. Looks well up to this after effortless trial win last week.
POWERFUL SAGA has had seven starts this time up and has proven pretty competitive in all of them. Ran its heart out for strong 2nd this grade last start and is very nicely drawn to get soft run here. GRACIDA has won past two in dashing style. Racing brilliantly, has rails draw and looks the testing material again. NATIONAL TRAIL goes quick but will be on the outside of a few just as speedy from this draw. Has two wins under belt this time up so will be punching away all race. Give one last chance.
Yet another race where the likely winner has drawn wide. GOLDEN COMMAND has had three starts in maiden grade and placed twice. Past two runs, he was heavily backed. Bad draw here but I’m a believer – where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Big show. LICKETY SPLIT – here’s one for your multiples. One trial thus far – was beaten a furlong into last place. Yet has top jock engaged and has drawn nicely. Expect massive turnaround on trial effort. HI LIZZY looks promising and last start 2nd this company just underlined that. Will be up in first four all the way and should figure in the finish.
The toppy has a big load to lump around here but was placed this grade a few runs back. More significantly though, has been backed overnight with corporate bookies. CAN DO CAMPBELL won first up in maiden grade last start after a seven month break, sitting just off pace to do it comfortably. Rises sharply in grade here but has top jock on board and looks an emerging talent. IRONBORN has drawn perfectly and is 3rd up from a spell here. Looked good when beaten into 2nd spot resuming. Forget last start.