MR8 H3 SNITZKRAFT($8.50); should get the perfect trail just off the pace here from gate1 and he is definitely up to this class. Out to the 1400m for the first time but being by Snitzel should relish this assignment. In his early racing days he used to lead which certainly proves his versatility. He should be pouncing at the distance and we are expecting big things.
SNITZKRAFT($10); 9th beaten 8.9L, absolute shocker on face value, stewards reported he had mucus and needs a clearance for his next run.
MR9 H9 SIR PIPPIN($4.20); right back in form this galloper and still down in the weights. He likes to race just behind the speed and the track and distance are perfect for him. Handles all conditions and Waller is a genius with these staying types. HE IS OUR BEST.
SIR PIPPIN($2.60); 4th beaten 1.6L, loomed large at the distance died on his run probably ran his best though.
SR7 H3 CELLARMAN($11); should be some nice pace here as this horse likes to settle back but he can settle a tad closer here from the good gate (in the real world) he really does hit his straps later in his preps. He has won over the 1400m and handles all conditions Bowman should have him primed at the distance.
CELLARMAN($12); 2nd/$3,40 place beaten 1.3L, held up momentarily early in the straight(300m) every chance after that ran home well though for second. We will be giving him another chace.
SR9 H3 POETIC CHARMER($9); this bloke missed the kick last start and was never really in the hunt there after. We really think this horse races best right up on the speed and with Tommy Berry back on(very good association with him) we expect him to do just that. Distance suits and best suited on DRY TRACKS he will be coming hard at the distance.
POETIC CHARMER($9); 3rd/$2.30 place beaten 1.5L, had a great run charged strongly at the distance and looked a winning chance but his run petered out. Held on well for third.
We have had a short hiatus in Our Best bets being winless the last 3 weeks but think we have nailed a couple this week for subscribers. Sunshine Coast this week where anything can happen and probably will so lets keep an eye out for showers later in the programme. The Sunshine Coast Cup and our old mate Niccanova($10) is to the fore again he has 60 kgs this time but will be super competitive again especially if we get some rain during the day with Scallopini($7.50) and Silvera($14) hard to beat for sure and our big smokey for first fours is Balboa Rocks($126) but Niccanova for us again. Better Reflection($2.70) resumes today and is a pistol first up along with a fair amount of ability but my colleague certainly thinks Devil’s Temptation($8) can outsprint him so it should be interesting to see how that pans out. On that competitive note have a great AUSTRALIA DAY tomorrow and as ” ALWAYS ENJOY YOUR RACING” and good luck on the punt from Kerry & Daniel HORSEBUCK$