1.h4 Velocita 2.h8 The Art Of The Bar 3.h7 Bella Success 4. h2 Sweet Victory, h3 Nicci’s Gold
Nicci’s Gold 1st sp($10)/place$2.50, The Art Of The Bar 2nd/$1.30, Sweet Victory 3rd/$2.70; Trifecta; Vic.$162.40, N.S.W. $192.60, Qld.$205.50; Q/Ex; Vic.$9.40/$30.60, N.S.W.$8.50/$25.60,Qld.$9.30/$34.50
BR4 H4 Natch($6);this is the hardest race of the day at Eagle Farm but we feel this galloper sizzles second up and is drawn to either lead or at least take a sit. With 57kgs we feel he isn’t harshly treated here.
Natch($6 – $8.50); 9th beaten 3.8L, travelling on the corner in the lead they swamped him with50m to go. We feel he didn’t run the distance. ( apologies it was BR9)
SR9 H11 Bel Sonic($6); good win last start in slightly better class and his run prior to his spell he was a nice 4th behind Nature Strip in Listed grade with 57.5kgs. With 55.5kgs we think he is well in here races well 2nd up does relish wet conditions, his only negative would be he can get a long way back but Tim Clark will rectify that.
Bel Sonic($6 – $5.50); 2nd($2.10) beaten 0.2L ,got back like we anticipated and really started to motor at the distance, Clark rode it a treat and didn’t miss a beat as he drove to the line.
BR7 H3 Desert Man($15); he has a had 3 goes at the old Eagle Farm track for a couple of placings, he is drawn to get the perfect run here from gate 1 and remember he did win a race by leading. If the track becomes rain affected our opinion is he will be okay (his only run on soft was after a 100week layoff) expecting a huge run from him today at good odds.
Desert Man($15 – $11- $4.80); our confidence grew by the minute as the hoops realised the rail was on. Guthermann – Chester rode the horse accordingly back in 4th place on the fence then let rip along the fence he held on for a narrow win. GOUGUDTHING!!!
Eagle Farm Track Good; Warwick Farm Track Heavy; Flemington Track Soft;We would suggestpunters be mindful today of track conditions in every state as changes are likely.Just want to mention Deploy we thought he was a chance last week even with his 61kgs but the way the race panned out nothing went his way. Vying for the lead early 3 wide eased and then raced 3 wide the entire trip all on a track bordering on heavy, his jockey stated in the stewards report he was disappointed in his finishing effort IN OUR OPINION a ridiculous statement at best. Oncidium Ruler($10) race 4 Flemington we stated that at his last start(1/12) he raced like a horse that needed the run (he had good second up stats) back here today 3rd up would suggest to us he is ready, his 3rd up stats are even better (best on good or heavy tracks tho). Beacon($13) in the last race at Flemington we find it interesting that Cummings has bought him back to the straight, watching the replay(several times) of his last start(10/11) here it wasn’t one of JMAC’S greatest performances. After their last starts we suggested in our post race summary for these 2 horses that we would be following them up at their very next start well here they are and at very playable odds. Eagle Farm back in business today which is fantastic for Queensland racing and this time they seem to have the right people in place. Another super tough day with big fields which is fantastic, we love our weekend racing here at Horsebuck$. We have gone quaddieless the last couple of weeks after giving ourselves a decent wrap on our great results over the last 2 years (the old saying that self praise is no recommendation (:) we hope to rectify that this week big time. For all our previous results go to our web site www.horsebucks.com.au an check them out they are there for all to see. To all those racing fans that follow us and support us my colleague and I would like to wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS filled with lots of good cheer. So on that note have a great weekend and “GOOD LUCK” to all from HORSEBUCK$.