BR8 H1 CHAPTER AND VERSE($6.50) Won the Group3 George Moore Stakes at Doomben a few starts back so should find this assignment easier. The Last two runs before a spell were a bit flat but he retruns off a 7 week break and has won a trial in the meantime. Loves the track and distance and is adept in all condtions and from barrier two should let the speed cross here and sit midfield hopefully pulling out and steaming home over the top of them. Great chance.
CHAPTER AND VERSE($4.40); 4th beaten 2.5L, same possie the whole way just battled on.
SR9 H2 SOMETHING FAST($5.50) Was in great form last prep winning two of three and placing the other. First up today and over the 1400m suggest to us that he is ready for a first up assignement with a nice a trial as well. Loves the distance, track and from barrier 7 could roll forward or take a sit in behind the leaders and getting the upper hand in the final stages. The claim from Overmiere to 57.5kg is a a bonus. Huge chance.
SOMETHING FAST($$7.50); 7th beaten 17.25L, never got into it the track was a sludgefest and he didn’t handle the conditions. on pace controlled.
MR6 H6 WAYUPINTHESKY($4) Was in great form last prep with a win in the Listed Cap D’Antibes Stakes. First up today and has had two trials and judging by those trails he looks ready to go. This doesnt look like a strong race on paper and he is definitely up to this class and should appreciate the Caulfield track if it is “playing right”. The speed should suit this horse who likes to sit midfield and be steaming over the top of them. Likes the distance and Damian Lane from barrier 4 should have the pick of where he will sit. He is Our Best.
WAYUPINTHESKY($3.10); 2ND/$1.50 place beaten 1.25L, on the pace the whole way tried hard but winner too good.
SR7 H11 SPANISH WHISPER($13) Ran super first up only beaten 1.1 lengths and was held up for most of the straight. Has a great second up record and the extra 100m will suit perfectly. Has placed in group company before so no problems with the step up to group 1 company. Won the Group 2 Lets Elope stakes second up last prep. Has won on soft condtions before but the track should dry out nicely before this race also drops 4.5kgs from last run. Should sit midfield from barrier 3 getting a nice cart into the race and getting home over the top of them. Great each way chance.
SPANISH WHISPER($18); 6th beaten 7.5L, she ran out of her skin on a track that definitely did suit we will be definitely on her next start in the right conditions.
Our Best were very disappointing last week but we are hoping for a return to form with them this week. Very tough this time of year to find value. A couple of good races at the Gold Coast this week, firstly we will talk about the Handicap race over the 900m, Tycoon Ace($8) drawn wide but settles back anyway in his races and could get the last crack at them at the distance. Loves the track and distance and the 3kg claim to 56kgs will be super beneficial, hoping the pace is really on for him. Boom Chicka Boom($4.60) will go to the front and be hard to run down if he gets it his own way. The next race is the Jewel 3 Y O Plate and Gem Of Scotland($4) looks hard to beat here. Loves the track and distance and from barrier 13 she will go straight to the lead or sit just behind the leader. She is adept in all condtions and would be surprised if she is not in the finish. Stampe($26) and The Odyssey($4.40) have great chances too. If the pace is really on Stampe($26) could steam roll them at the disance. Lets Talk about The All Star Mile and yet again we think Alligator Blood ($2.90) will win and from barrier 10 he can jump quick head toward the lead but can take a sit if need be. When this horse races against the best he becomes even tougher to beat, always for his last 600m he runs 33+ seconds. With this field being the best he has ever faced he will probably have to run the last 600m in 32.8 to beat them and is certainly capable of that. Melody Belle($5) will be steaming home and it wouldn’t surprise us if Flit($16) runs in the top 4 with a better ride. On to the Phar Lap Stakes and my colleague thinks Probabeel($2.70)will win this and it is hard to beat, but I am looking at Kubrick($14) in this race. He had excuses last start when wide the whole race and still only finished 5.5 lengths from the winner and it was heavily leader biased that day. Second up he steps out to the 1500m which is ideal, he has won on a soft track before and from barrier 4 should sit behind the leaders and be rattling home hitting the front at the 100m but a big watch on Probabeel and Funstar which are both group 1 winning horses. Great racing today and hopefully some great results and fair playing tracks all over Australia. Hopefully we will be singing the “Crocodile Rock” after the Blood salutes. On that exciting note have a great day and good luck on the punt and enjoy your racing….. Kerry & Daniel Horsebuck$