WE had a good day tipping last Saturday finding the Quaddie for our punters and now we face the challenge of another tough program on wet ground:
$100,000 ERN JENSEN FUNERALS HANDICAP. 1800-metres.
SELECTIONS: NETHERFIELD 1; Fomo 2; Soju Warrior 3; Winkelmann 4.
BEST ROUGHIE: JUDELLY.
SUGGESTED BET: NETHERFIELD to win.
NETHERFIELD closed late 2nd Sandown before again closing late 2nd Sandown. Now out to right trip, looks tough to beat. FOMO has won 2 of just 6 starts, latest resumed with impressive win Cranbourne heavy ground. Go close now fitter. SOJU WARRIOR followed easy win in SA with 5th Sandown when started fav. Well worth another chance.
$80,000 SKY HIGH MT DANDENONG HANDICAP. 2000-metres.
SELECTIONS: ANAHEIM 1; Odeon 2; Super Haze 3; Overberg 4.
BEST ROUGHIE: GOATHLAND.
SUGGESTED BET: ANAHEIM to win.
ANAHEIM is a serious galloper, ran 5th G1 Australian Guineas, 4th G1 Rosehill Guineas and 4th G1 Australian Derby. The one to beat. ODEON followed two wins with solid 2nd Listed Port Adelaide Guineas in SA. Chance here on the minimum. SUPER HAZE caught the eye last time when ran on late 4th here last week. Chance. OVERBERG shows really good promise.
$60,000 NO FUSS EVENTS HIRE HANDICAP. 1200-metres.
SELECTIONS: MR SNEAKY 1; Cosmic Lights 2; Baby Don’t Cry 3; Chase The Horizon 4.
BEST ROUGHIE: LAUCHETTI.
SUGGESTED BET: MR SNEAKY to win.
MR SNEAKY has been freshened since impressive win Flemington 1400m early March. That was a hot win, hard to beat despite coming back in trip. COSMIC LIGHTS resumes, flies fresh winning 3 of 4, handles wet, this right trip. BABY DON’T CRY also handles wet, racing well, trip ideal and gate OK. CHASE THE HORIZON ran on hard here 3rd last time. Chance again.
$100,000 CHANGING PLACES REAL ESTATE HANDICAP. 1100-metres.
SELECTIONS: SNITTY KITTY 1; Moonlites Choice 2; Merriest 3; Fawaareq 4.
BEST ROUGHIE: MENABREA.
SUGGESTED BET: SNITTY KITTY each-way.
SNITTY KITTY was easy winner resuming, led and grabbed last few strides last time. Gets weight relief here, hard to catch from gate 1. MOONLITES CHOICE charged home first-up was outstanding run, fitter, will be strong again. MERRIEST had run of race, won well here last time. Rises in weight, competitive. FAWAAREQ was good winning on debut. Respect.
LISTED $120,000 THOROUGHBRED CLUB CUP. 1200-metres.
SELECTIONS: DOUBT I’M DREAMING 1; Al Passem 2; Seized 3; Kobayashi 4.
BEST ROUGHIE: EASY BEAST.
SUGGESTED BET: DOUBT I’M DREAMING to win.
DOUBT I’M DREAMING was stunning winner MV on debut, looked like a star of the future. Should be winning again on that effort. AL PASSEM has won only two starts, tough win here last time. SEIZED is backing-up from good 2nd here last week. Chance. KOBAYASHI led throughout to win well last time. This harder.
$100,000 NEXT PAYMENTS HANDICAP. 1200-metres.
SELECTIONS: LEOTIE 1; Artie Dee Two 2; Valliano 3; Widgee Turf 4.
BEST ROUGHIE: WISE HERO.
SUGGESTED BET: LEOTIE each-way.
LEOTIE had health issues first-up when tailed off last. Form last prep was outstanding and she is well worth another chance. ARTIE DEE TWO was heavily backed last time when a runaway winner MV 1200m. Hard to beat again. VALLIANO had backing first-up, drew wide, caught wide tired late. Fitter, good gate this time and back to right track.
$100,000 LU SIMON BUILDERS HANDICAP. 1100-metres.
SELECTIONS: MAJESTIC LASS 1; Grey Street 2; Miss Vista 3; Pretty Possum.
BEST ROUGHIE: SARASWATI.
SUGGESTED BET: Quinella: MAJESTIC LASS / GREY STREET.
MAJESTIC LASS is resuming here, flies fresh, well-weighted, very fast, had great form last year for this. Inside gate, hard to beat. GREY STREET was very good 2nd Miss Vista first-up here, fitter, well-weighted, the danger. MISS VISTA is very fast, always tough to catch. PRETTY POSSUM is a good mare, 3kg claim helps as too does gate 1.
LISTED $120,000 THOROUGHBRED CLUB 50TH YEAR IN 2018 STAKES. 1440-metres.
SELECTIONS: ZEBULON 1; Charmed Harmony 2; Whistle Baby 3; Top Me Up 4.
BEST ROUGHIE: MASTER RESET.
SUGGESTED BET: ZEBULON each-way.
ZEBULON is an exceptionally talented galloper, injury plagued, followed 2nd G2 Autumn Stakes here Feb ’15, with first-up win April ’16, SA. This first start since. CHARMED HARMONY led grabbed last few hops G3 Victoria Handicap last time. Go close. WHISTLE BABY backs-up here after big run last week and TOP ME UP always hard to catch.
$80,000 TREASURY WINE ESTATES HANDICAP. 1600-metres.
SELECTIONS: CURRAGH 1; Fastnet Latina 2; The Chairman 3; Show A Star 4.
BEST ROUGHIE: RHYTHM TO SPARE.
SUGGESTED BET: CURRAGH to win.
CURRAGH has won 3 from 4 on soft ground, followed impressive first-up win Ballarat with solid 2nd Sadaqa Caulfield last time. Hard to beat. FASTNET LATINA is on fire, won past 4, never raced on wet ground only query. THE CHAIRMAN fitter now after solid first-up 3rd Sadaqa. SHOW A STAR makes his own luck and is always competitive.