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The Early Mail - Goldfields Tattersall's Club Cup Race Day - 21st August 2016

R1 LIQUOR CITY MAIDEN 1300m 1:15

The first on Tatts Cup day is a competitive maiden with limited form for punters to utilise. The Helen Harding trained OH SHE CAN DANCE (1) was a victim of bad luck last start when being impeded for a run the entire length of the straight. The Danehill Express five year old handed in a good performance two starts back and looks one of the main chances in the field of ten. Jarrad Noske will be aboard and is in form riding four winners on Wednesday. ALL ADRIFT (1) had to work early last start when trying to get on speed from his wide gate. The five year old has drawn the inside today and should get every chance. Sarah Bonner will ride for trainer Paddy Bermingham Jnr. MARBLE KING (3) will have his first run for trainer Neville Parnham at the KBRC today. The chestnut has just one minor placing from nine career starts but will find this easier than previous assignments. REVVING TO WIN (8) was sent out favourite last start but failed to muster early speed resulting in her not playing a part in the finish. She has drawn well today.

SELECTIONS: 10-1-3-8

R2 ASHOK PAREKH & CO HANDICAP 1300m 1:52

A field of twelve will take to the track in the second where punters should get a price about what they settle on with the field being so even. Last start winner MODERN TOUCH (4) looks to be suited in this event with a similar field to that of what she defeated last start. The Snitzel mare will have the services of Casey Hunter once again after she guided the four year old to victory last start. Barrier five looks ideal for the Ross Craig trained galloper. Speedy type BALROV (9) looks a chance with limited speed engaged in the race. It has been quite some time between drinks for the six year old but he has finished close up at his past three and has won over 1300m before. If Steve Parnham can rate him well in front he will take some gunning down. MOMENT OF PRIDE (1) hit the line resolutely last start when finishing third. The Choisir gelding has been settling rearwards since arriving and for that reason barrier two may not be a big advantage. FOR THE FALLEN (7) hit the line well last start going down a neck.

SELECTIONS: 4-9-1-7

R3 PALACE HOTEL – THE GOLDRUSH 1600m 2:30

This year’s version of the Goldrush has a compact field but also an even one. The Peter Fernie trained CASINO BELLE (4) looks ready to run a race with today being his fourth start back this preparation. The six year old was solid last start and looks well weighted in the event. GLORYLAND (6) was impressive last start in restricted company. The Parnham trained galloper has drawn well and should sit on pace as per previous starts. TAHGEO JAY (5) resumes after a let up. The chestnut hasn’t done a thing wrong this year and holds a brilliant strike rate locally. RAFFERTY (2) was slightly disappointing last start but can bounce back based on previous efforts over the mile.

SELECTIONS: 4-6-5-2

R4 FRANK TURICH MEMORIAL 1760m 3:06

The main chances in the first leg of the Quaddie look to be at the top of the page. INJECT THE VENOM (4) stretched out nicely in the run to the line last start. The Hala Bek five year old came from worse than midfield finishing second behind the stablemate On The Ropes. Top weight CINCINNATI BOY (1) tramped deep down the side of the course last start when he was a victim of bad luck. The claim of promising apprentice Tayla Stone will help his chances. Last start maiden winner BURKINA (3) can play a part based on her solid win last stat. STANTON ABBEY (2) fought on strongly last start when trying to lead throughout.

SELECTIONS: 4-1-3-2

R5: GEC – GLENN BROAD MEMORIAL 1100m 3:40

A handy bunch of gallopers will dash over the 1100m in the fifth. The Merv Dellar trained BACHE (3) was rated perfectly by Matthieu Autier last stat when winning by a clear margin. Autier retains the ride and if he can overcome the outside gate the chestnut will be hard to beat again. HIGH LIMIT (1) has been another star performer from the Fernie yard this year. He performed well when fourth in the Provincial Championships last start and has since had a let up. WASHINGTON SQUARE (4) handed in a better performance last start. Expect Noske to work forward early on. BUTTERFLY KISS (8) has raced well all season and will be an each way price.

SELECTIONS: 3-1-4-8

R6 GOLDFIELDS TATTERSALL’S CLUB CUP 2350m 4:10

The feature on the card is the $30,000 Goldfields Tattersall’s Club Cup where the winner will be exempt for The Round staying features. The 2014 winner of the event GET ROUND IT (2) looks a big chance after winning last start with a big weight impost. Stepping back into open company today the Danehill Express gelding looks suited in the weights and we all know he is a strong stayer. KRONFELD (1) was gutsy last start when going down a neck. He will have to carry top weight but if Autier can preserve him throughout he is a fighter and can figure. ANGLO IRISH (5) put the writing on the wall last start that he could play a part over the next eight weeks. Second up over the 2185m was always going to be a tough task. He shortened stride at the furlong but with that run under his belt he can surprise. SMALL AND SPICY (3) cannot be discounted but 58kg over the 2300m looks a concern.

SELECTIONS: 2-1-5-3

R7 CHALLENGE DRILLING HANDICAP 1400m 4:40

The fancied horses in the last have drawn wide making it an even affair. OPEN ERA (5) has had three weeks away from the track since winning over the mile. From barrier five he looks like he can lead and produce a similar racing pattern to that of last start. GRAND REWARD (1) is looking for three in a row today. The galloper has three wins and a second from just four starts at the track. The draw looks his Achilles heel today but his class can see him win. RUN FOR RUM (5) had no luck last start. He looked to be climbing but could not obtain a clear run. Expect him to settle rearwards once again and hit the line strongly under the riding of Jarrad Noske. Last start winner BOLLYWOOD BLITZ (7) has drawn wide today. If Mollie Clark can get him across cheaply then the five year old will be in the mix once again.

SELECTIONS: 4-1-5-7

BEST BETS
INJECT THE VENOM
BACHE
GET ROUND IT

SUGGESTED QUADDIE
R4: 1-3-4
R5: 1-3-4
R6: 1-2-3-5
R7: 1-3-4-5-7-12