Tips by Brad Gray
Tips and race by race preview by Brad Gray for Sunday’s meeting at Wyong.
The rail is in the True and the track will race in the good range.
|Race 1 - 1:20PM THE SEA FM SHOWSTOPPER CG&E MAIDEN HANDICAP (1000 METRES)|
The last time we saw 1. Temple Run he ran second to Les Bridge’s smart mare Seasons, only beaten 1.3L at Warwick Farm. The four-year-old has been on the sidelines ever since but liked the manner in which he trialled at Warwick Farm over 800m, coasting to the line. There are a number of debutants in this field that look likely types off what they’ve shown at the trials themselves but this son of Dream Ahead with Matt Smith has the runs on the board. Jay Ford should have no trouble positioning Temple Run just in behind the speed before giving him his chance in the straight.
Dangers: 2. Mameli is a galloper I’ve been tracking for some time now off his trials. He impressed in a hit out at Rosehill back in May last year before obviously going amiss because he wasn’t sighted again until January. In that most recent trial he looked to have lost none of his brilliance rolling along in front. Drawn widest, we’ll know his fate early with a few of his rivals likely to kick up inside him. 4. Superbowl Sunday has really attacked the line in his two trials.
How to play it: Temple Run WIN ($3.10 TAB Fixed Odds)
Temple Run placing behind Seasons back in May
|Race 2 - 1:55PM CLUB TOUKLEY'S HARRY TROTTERS MAIDEN HANDICAP (1350 METRES)|
Didn’t expect 4. Miss Belief to be so well found here off the back of two quiet trials but it’s hard to get one past the bookmakers! This Gerald Ryan-trained filly has coasted to the line in her two trials without any pressure applied to her at all. In the first of those trials the daughter of Snitzel knuckled badly soon after jumping but still picked herself up to hit the line. Expect Glyn Schofield to ride her in the second half of the field, allowing her to balance up and find the post. Kicking off her career over 1350m can be taken as a lead that she’s ready to go fresh, for a renowned first up trainer.
Dangers: 3. Poseidon Star worked to the line strongly at Gosford over 1100m for trainer John Thompson. She’ll be much more comfortable over 1350m. 1. Bollente nearly dislodged his rider first up after knuckling early. He then raced wide throughout. It was a complete forget but worth noting he was well backed at Wyong that day. He’ll be much more prominent in the run, having led on debut last campaign.
How to play it: Miss Belief WIN ($2.60 TAB Fixed Odds)
Miss Belief trialling at Rosehill – Jan 15
|Race 3 - 2:30PM UNITED TOOLS MAIDEN PLATE (1600 METRES)|
3. Deelbraka has been a costly conveyance for punters to date but this is where we can get it back. The three-year-old was rolled at $1.75 at the end of his first campaign in Melbourne before he has had both runs back this time in at Kembla Grange. In those he was beaten at $1.95 and then $2.10. He has run second in both. Training duo Ciaron Maher and David Eustace have thrown the blinkers on to presumably stop him from floating at the end of his races. If it does the trick, he shouldn’t have too much trouble putting these away.
Dangers: 13. Turakina worked to the line well at Wyong last time out and is looking for the mile now. Adam Hyeronimus should be able to use the draw to be midfield. Kim Waugh’s mare 7. Equiseta was good at Cessnock last start despite being rolled. Her turn of foot was no match for the winner over 1350m. She is another that’ll appreciate the extra ground, as will 5. Hamogany. The son of High Chaparral was only fair on debut over 1300m but liked the way he found the line in a Nowra trial since.
How to play it: Deelbraka WIN ($1.90 TAB Fixed Odds)
Deelbraka second to Flying Pierro last time out
|Race 4 - 3:05PM FLOORMASTER F&M MAIDEN HANDICAP (1000 METRES)|
8. You And You Alone hasn’t been tested in her trials for trainer Joe Pride but like what we’ve seen from her in both of those outings this time in. Drawn to get an economical run, unlike many of her more fancied rivals in this.
Dangers: 3. Fearless Mila gave a goods sight on debut at Taree and expect her to come out running again. She can only improve off that. 9. Serial was hard in the market on debut at Seymour but the Godolphin filly didn’t fire. She was subsequently sidelined for 36 weeks so it could pay to be very forgiving. She’s had two very quiet trials but like the way she worked to the line. The barrier doesn’t do her any favours here. 1. Swizeler debuted back in November of 2017 and hasn’t been sighted at the races since. He has always trialled well but his latest was particularly strong against Champagne Cuddles and Memes.
How to play it: You And You Alone EACH WAY ($12 TAB Fixed Odds)
You And You Alone trialling at Warwick Farm – Jan 8
|Race 5 - 3:45PM MI PROPERTY GROUP BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP (2100 METRES)|
9. Fraudulent beat Sazavee two back at Kembla Grange before needing more room in the straight at Gosford last start. She wasn’t going well enough to win but the margin to Nahuel wasn’t entitled to be near four lengths. Nahuel has since won a race in town at Canterbury. With only four starts to her name, she’s the one in the race with the most upside and tipping the hitout over 1900m last start really brings her on as it so often does for horses having their first go at a staying journey.
Dangers: 5. Triple Hero is fit, honest and will be right around the money again. Clare Cunningham is extremely good at placing her horses in races they can win, and this race for the eight-year-old is no exception. 3. Dylan’s Romance has had his last three starts in town so will appreciate the drop back to provincial company. 2. Pickelhaube is looking for this journey now.
How to play it: Fraudulent EACH WAY ($6.50 TAB Fixed Odds)
Fraudulent’s last start fourth at Gosford
|Race 6 - 4:20PM COMPLETE ROOFING WAREHOUSE BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP (1000 METRES)|
3. Tough Larry is also accepted for Warwick Farm on Monday but if he lines up here, he’s the horse to beat, as the early market suggests. The 1000m is certainly as short as the Chris Waller-trained three-year-old wants but his class should get him home. Wouldn’t be at all surprised to see him roll through the grades. He scored a tough win on debut on the Kensington track over 1150m before failing in heavy ground at Randwick. He ran fourth behind a couple of smart ones in Yulong January and Royal Celebration though. He has had the one trial but looked very sharp in taking it out.
Dangers: Kedah looked the only real danger so her scratching makes it Larry's race to lose. 4. Prince Planet is a consistent gelding suited by the trip. His last crack over 1000m was in a TAB Highway Handicap when second to Sei Stella.
How to play it: Tough Larry WIN ($1.90 TAB Fixed Odds)
Tough Larry winning a Rosehill trial – Jan 12
|Race 7 - 5:00PM JOB CENTRE CLASS 1 HANDICAP (1100 METRES)|
Pedigree-wise 6. Miss Einstein shouldn’t be doing what she is over such short trips being by Dundeel. To be fair, she has only had one start but it was a dominant win over 1200m at Newcastle. Bjorn Baker tipped her straight out after that to give her a chance in better races closer to the autumn. Here she is kicking off over 1100m. Jason Collett snuck up on the fence on debut before she exploded clear. Drawn 1 here, he’ll have to weave some magic again but the stable are hopeful of her settling closer. Keep tracking her as she gets out in journey.
Dangers: 3. Rectitude got his dues at Wyong the last time we saw him after running a string of placings. Notably, when he won at Wyong he beat Rock, the Hawkes-trained gelding that ran a bottler in the Magic Millions maiden. Kicking off at 1100m suits and he should have strengthened up from his first campaign, which will see him run right through the line. That was where he was vulnerable early days.
How to play it: Miss Einstein WIN ($3.90 TAB Fixed Odds)
Miss Einstein winning on debut at Newcastle
|Race 8 - 5:35PM BENDIGO BANK WYONG BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP (1600 METRES)|
6. Nindamos started hard in the market in town last start on a Saturday. The Exceed And Excel gelding was no threat to Ljungberg but there is no shame in that. James Cummings is stepping him out to the mile and his dam side suggests that won’t be an issue. His dam is Neroli, winner of the G1 Queen Of The Turf. She was a beauty over the mile. Nindamos drops back to BM64 company here and on the strength of his debut win at Wyong, where he ripped home late running some sharp late splits, he’s the horse to beat in this.
Dangers: 2. Chalk has only won two from 21 but he has been aggressively placed throughout his career and won’t know himself back to this grade. This is the easiest race he has contested in the best part of 18 months. He’ll be hitting the line, as he always goes. Those two should fight this race out but certainly include 7. Bulletson in your exotics off a nice return at Orange.
How to play it: Nindamos WIN ($2.30 TAB Fixed Odds)
Nindamos ran fourth last start behind Ljungberg