The Early Mail - The Because We Can Relay for Life Team Race Day - 19th June 2016
R1 2016 ROUND 18-25 SEPTEMBER MAIDEN 1100m 12:15
The first of eight races will see a field of ten go over the short course. The David Smith trained MAMA BEAR (7) was impressive at her first start in the Goldfields. Expect the filly to settle in a similar position to last start and Lucy Warwick to improve her position just prior to straightening up. Forget the run of CROSSWALK (3) last start when returning with a laceration. Sarah Bonner will be legged aboard the four year old this week. Look for the Neil Dellar trained mare late as she has previously shown a solid turn of foot. BESANNROSE (5) has placed at her past two starts locally and can figure. Neville Parnham sends OUTRIGHT (8) to the Goldfields once again who should find this easier.
R2 $12 BEVVY BET & BOOK MAIDEN 1400M 12:42
Limited speed is engaged in the second event with eleven to go over the 1400m. The Gary Bowen trained MEDICI VASE (5) looks a good each way investment with the three year old coming off a solid performance last start going down a length over the 1400m. Alan Kennedy will be legged aboard today. OREINTAL CLASSIC (1) has produced some good performances this preparation. The four year old hit the line strongly last start when finishing fourth behind Danerip’s Girl. The winkers have been added to GALACTIC RULER (2) for his fourth run this preparation. Look for improvement. CLOCKER (4) performed fairly last start at Northam and a similar performance can see him figure.
R3 2016 BOULDER CUP NAMING RIGHTS RAFFLE MAIDEN 1400m 1:24
The third on the card has ten gallopers engaged looking to break maiden status. The Craig Wright trained TINKER TAILOR (7) looks well suited with the step up to the 1400m. The Trade Fair mare hit the line strong last start. ALL ADRIFT (2) trialed well last week. The Bermingham Jnr trained galloper has drawn well and will be aided by Sarah Bonner’s claim. RIDE SALLY RIDE (9) raced ungenerously last start and may be better suited on speed. Two starts back she was allowed to roll early and went down a narrow margin. NEW ATTIRE (1) didn’t appreciate the dirt las start and can run a better race today. The gelding has placed on seven occasions from fourteen attempts.
R4 GOLDFIELDS PEST CONTROL HANDICAP 1400m 2:03
The fourth on the card is a sensational race with many chances. The Brett Mathews trained GREYSTAT (10) looks a big chance in this with the grey being only one of two horses engaged with early speed. Expect Natasha Faithfull to roll forward from barrier four and ascertain the rail. If the galloper is rated well the son of Statue Of Liberty will be hard to run down. YEAH YEAH YEAH (1) has been racing well and will do his best work late. The Fernie trained galloper will lump 59.5kg. VICTORIA PEAK (5) took forever to wind up last start and hence will be suited by the step up in distance. COSTA DE COSTA (11) can figure and add some value to the novelties.
R5 BECAUSE WE CAN RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM HANDICAP 1100m 2:43
The first leg of the Quaddie will have a short priced favourite in the form of MASTER WINKS (2). The four year old drops a kilogram on his last run with the event being a benchmark 58. Expect Johnston-Porter to settle the Oratorio gelding midfield and improve from the 600m mark. ASHANTI LASS (6) has finished close up at her past couple of starts. The Dave Smith trained mare is well performed at the track placing on eight occasions from thirteen attempts including three victories. KILLORGLIN (7) finished well back last start at Belmont Park. The Bianconi five year old returns to easier company today. FAT AMY (5) is better than what we have seen so far hence look for improvement.
R6 GOLDFIELDS PRINTING COMPANY HANDICAP 1760m 3:22
Leading trainer Peter Fernie looks to have a mortgage on the sixth race. Top weight TAHGEO JAY (1) has proved a good acquisition for his local owners winning four races at the KBRC. Lucy Warwick will pilot the chestnut today who looks a big chance based on his gutsy third last start. M’LADY HALLOWELL (4) has won two of her past three starts at the track. The Wanted mare settled well back last start prior to unleashing and gobbling up the leading division. Look for improvement from CINCINNATI BOY (6) today with the galloper having its second start at the track. The Discorsi gelding finished close up last start over the mile. HAUL IN (2) finished close up last start and can figure.
R7 THE OVERLAND SUNDAY ROADT HANDICAP 1200m 3:55
The open class gallopers will hit the turf in the seventh on the card. PROHURST EXPRESS (7) was ran off his feet last start and hit the line fairly to finish three lengths behind the winner. The Danehill Express gelding should be able to take a sit behind the leading division and power to the line. COMANCHE RED (1) found his competition in Perth last start too strong and will be better suited today. Shelby Colgate’s claim will assist the chestnut’s chances. THE EXPRESS (10) was impressive last start when bursting through from the tail and going down a narrow margin. The claim of Tayla Stone will see the galloper carry just 52kg. Look for the Brown trained galloper late. LE SACRE (9) handed in some good performances at Albany without winning. The Dan Morton trained galloper will have its first run at the KBRC today.
R8 EXPLOSIVES MANUFACTURING SERVICES HANDICAP 1200m 4:25
The last on the card sees the majority of favoured runners drawn wide for their assignment. The Ash Grace trained ESPRIT HERO (1) looks well suited in the event with the claim of Mollie Clark. The Bel Esprit four year old is first up today and has placed upon resuming prior to today. OMERTA (7) has drawn wide but possesses the form lines to take the event out. The Fernie trained galloper has placed at three of four attempts this preparation. Brad Parnham will ride the four year old for the first time today. Last start maiden winner NANGA PARBAT (2) has also drawn wide but based on his maiden win punters should not exclude the three year old. The Alfred Nobel three year old was smashed in the market last start when saluting. GRAND REWARD (6) is well performed over the 1200m and should be kept safe.