BR9 H9 Mr. Marbellouz($6.50);51kgs and second up this horse will fly here he handles all conditions. Last start he settled back and ran home nicely after racing 3 wide no cover. We know he can go forward but there is a lot of pace here so from the outside gate ? maybe use his weight to advantage. He is Our Best.
Mr. Marbellouz($6.50 – $4.40); 2nd/$2place beaten 0.4L, began fast in early speed with Spurcraft then eased to sit second, that horse got away in the straight and it took Mr.Marbellouz the length of the straight to make an impression even with 51kegs. Spurcraft is better than we envisaged.
SR5 H2 Dreamforce($7.50); we are taking on Brutal here, there are some serious hard heads in this race no more so than our selection. He performs very well first up and we would prefer him to race closer to the speed in this and if he is within coo-ee of them at the distance he might just take some holding out.
Dreamforce ($7.50 – $6); 8th beaten 2L, ridden just in behind the leaders and everything was going to plan as Bowman was keeping the favourite Brutal 3 wide no cover as they swung, then it all got ugly as Brutal didn’t drop off and the gap for Dreamforce appeared and closed just as quick certainly was going to be in the finish but THAT’S RACING!!! Goes just as well 2nd up a big follow up from us!!!
MR9 H11 Zebulon($15); two years off but won his trial in good fashion, we are not in the habit of selecting horses on trial form but the fact Luke Currie has stayed on here is a plus. The only real failures this horse has is at the elite level(G1), he has been placed at G2 and won at Listed level. This is not an easy assignment by any stretch but he was a dual acceptor and they have settled on the harder of the two probably because he is well in here(55kgs) and from his good gate(5) he should take up a prominent position he will be hard to hold out.
Zebulon($15 – $16); 6th beaten2.1L, got further back than we anticipated, 12th at the 800m to the 400mthen ran home strongly and we will be mindful that he has won 2nd up in the past. Definite follow up.
BR5 H2 Knock Toff($26); we think he is better than a longshot chance, although he was well beaten last start by Meet Mr. Taylor(pretty smart) he was actually held up and tightened for room and could have probably finished second. This class certainly holds no fears for him and is not badly in here after the claim(57kgs), he will racejust up behind the speed here and does relish this distance. We think nice overs.
Knock Toff($26 – $31); 5th beaten 2L, ran home okay to be in a blanket go for 3rd ran to his best.
Brisbane Track Good; Sydney Track Good; Melbourne Track Good; the Queensland 2year old Garibaldi($7) is in race 1 at Randwick today, this colt is pretty smart and Tony Gollan has engaged Bowman so lets take the lead. Group One Lightning at Flemington today with the best sprinting three year olds on show. Now there is a lot of pace here as you would expect with Jedastar, Written By, Sunlight and the West Oz horse Battle Hero all like racing right on the speed, we feel Lean Mean Machine($8) will lurk right in behind this group and pounce at the 50m mark and grab them late. THE GREAT MARE WINX goes around today what a SUPERSTAR nothing more to say. More controversy this week in racing which helps explain a lot of the form reversals witnessed over time but we here at Horsebuck$ only concentrate only on the positives and keep churning out great results and to find all our past results go to our web site www.horsebucks.com.au and check them out for yourself. On that note have a great weekend and above all “ENJOY YOUR RACING” and “GOOD LUCK” to all from HORSEBUCK$.