SR9 H7 HANDLE THE TRUTH($5.50); this horse ticks a lot of boxes here and his last run was held up and never really got a crack at them the last 100m. He has the perfect draw here to get the gun run up behind the speed. NOTE: There has been some significant scratchings this morning so his price has come into $4.40($3.80 now at 8.30am) and he could tumble in further so the value might not be there but he does look super hard to catch here.
HANDLE THE TRUTH($2.70); FIRST, bolted in never looked in danger.
MR8 H3 BANDIPUR($6); in great form and ticks a lot of boxes also, he has a tricky gate as he likes to race up just off the pace, he might get a nice trail over when Jungle Edge goes forward. If he is sitting on their hammer into the straight he should round them up at the distance.
BANDIPUR($8); 6th beaten 2.3L, sat wide entire trip and pulled up lame, ran well considering.
MR7 H6 BLACK BLISS($14); this galloper races very well first up and from the good gate will be up just behind the speed. Just before his break he ran a very good 5th behind the good horse Mr. Quickie, he handles all conditions and we think he is super value here.
BLACK BLISS($19);6th beaten 5.6L, we expected more from this horse very disappointing.
MR9 H8 ROYAL ACE($21); we documented this horse in our weekly observations, forget his last run never really a serious go in the straight and he does tend to race that way (unlucky) so we are banking on a gun ride here by Jamie Kah to get him over the line in a winnable race. He likes the wet conditions and is well up to this class with a massive 6kgs weight drop on his last start and is at juicy odds. GIDDYUP!!!
ROYAL ACE($11);5th beaten 2.1L, in a 3 way photo for 3rd, had a great run not good enough on the day, there is a win there mid week maybe.
LONGSHOT BR7 H2 CONNOIUSSEUR($31); this horse is a pistol 3rd up and we think he is over the odds. He should get conditions to suit today and gets in quite well with 56kegs after the claim. His only negative is the gate but he will probably settle back and as long as the track isn’t leader orientated he should be in the thick of things right on the line.
Doomben should be a cracking day weather wise and Caulfield looks a little dusty with some more showers about so just keep a check on all track conditions, but be mindful even if Doomben gets to a Good there will still be give in the track. Tough school indeed but that is what we are dealt this time of the year. Lets hope all tracks play out with no particular bias as all tracks are out 3M today but we can deal with that. On that note have a great weekend and above all “ENJOY YOUR RACING” and “GOOD LUCK” to all HORSEBUCKS
POST RACE SUMMARY; Handle The Truth($2.70) saluted for OUR BEST not the value there as we originally thought($5.50) but did look the goods. Seventeen winners in total in our top 4 and some great value amongst them again Star Surprise $12.60, Special Diva $12.20, Turn The Tide$10.70,Curragh $9.60 and Gala Moshea($71) paying $10.70 a place to name a few for multi runner punters. Finished the day off for exotic players with a nice FIRST4 last race Doomben $2,384 not bad dosh and the MAIN QUADDIE in Sydney $823 not massive but still a decent collect along with another First 4, 4 Trifectas and 7Quinella/Exactas. So action for all considering some of the crazy results especially in Sydney Town, all in a days racing nevertheless and Oak Door($41) scoring in the main race at Caulfield hadn’t won since Pluto was a puppy (: More of the same next Saturday bring it on!!! WE SAY. The harder the races are here at HORSEBUCK$ the better we like it, it brings outthe best in us. To see all our previous results jump on our web site www.horsebucks.com.au and check them out. Always remember “ENJOY YOUR RACING” and “GOOD LUCK” to all from HORSEBUCK$