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Herald Sun Form Guide : April 18th 2009
heraldsun.com.au Flemington TODAY PROS TALKING Geoff Donald BOOKMAKER SOLOFLYER (Rand R7 No. 9): Unbeaten this campaign having won his past three starts in ultra impressive fashion. Hit the line last start in the Ajax as if the extra 100m would really suit and in a very open Doncaster he makes for great each-way appeal. HERALD SUN SUPERFORM LIFTOUT TRACK BURNERS Jim Meek CAULFIELD MARVEEN(Flem R3 No. 1): Robert Smerdon has the horse in the peak of condition. She looks bright and fit and ready to run well today. Warren Huntly Mat Ellerton TRAINER AMAETHON(Flem R2 No. 3): Really nice horse. He’s made good progress from Caulfield, where he ran well, and I think he’s got a nice chance. SIPOWICZ (Flem R5 No. 12): If he’d drawn a better barrier last start I thought he’d have run second. He’s a limited horse but he is flying. Probably can’t win but won’t be far away. OKAYOKY(Flem R6 No. 7): My assessment of the race is that it’s a race of few chances. He has an each-way chance. Brian Cox TRAINER TUMBULGUM(Flem R4 No. 9): Every jockey who has ridden him —Craig Newitt, Steve Arnold— say he’s still five months away from peaking. But he’s one of the nicest horses I’ve had for a while and it’s a long way to go (from Wodonga) for nothing. TIMBOON(Flem R6 No. 10): I’m going to have something on him at 100-1. He’s had problems but we’ve got him right and he has blinkers on. HOT JOCKS Back to best: veteran sprinter Cocinero is going for three wins in a row at Flemington today. TRACK: Dead 4 PENETROMETER: 4.76 Inside 4.73, outside 4.75 RAIL: Out 5m LAST TIME OUT 5m: Nov 6 LAST MEETING: Out 3m RAINFALL: 0.4mm for week IRRIGATION: 15mm for week RADAR: Late showers 1 MIDNIGHT OIL 4 with TIM HABEL SEVERAL smart three-year-olds clash here with IAMZEUS (1) the yardstick. He won impressively McFLURRY (6) was scratched from Sandown on Wednesday for this $75,000 race and looks IBRAHIM Gundogdu is enjoying his best season with 23 city winners and 48 on all tracks. Surprisingly he’s won only one race at Flemington but this is his chance to improve on that stat with six rides today. THE MARKET $2.25 $3.70 $5.50 $7.00 $11.00 $15.00 $18.00 $21.00 Ibrahim Gundogdu Chris Symons Logan McGill Any other indiv. jockey Ben Melham Brenton Avdulla Peter Mertens Danny Brereton complete the trifecta. But there are seven unraced to watch. Of these the most impressive to trial has been BLACK CAVIAR (11) a Peter Moody- trained Bel Esprit filly who showed great speed to win a Cranbourne trial untouched on March 30. Take The Rap is the key runner of those to race. Ran on well on debut behind Corsaire who ran second in a Blue Diamond Prelude behind Rostova. Kwassa Kwassa is a speedy and honest youngster and is sure to give a good sight again. ON-PACERS: Kwassa Kwassa, Black Caviar. SWOOPERS: Take The Rap, Amae- thon. 2 SUGGESTED BET: Take The Rap straight out, quinellas with 1, 11. 3 rises 1.5kg in similar class after the claim.On weights LIVE IN SIN (4) can run second again, getting a 2.5kg swing in the weights from Caulfield. HIGH ESPRIT (2), HUSHROSE (4), QUATRO (5), EPIC JOURNEY (7) are all chances to place. ON-PACERS: Live In Sin. SWOOPERS: Marveen, High Esprit, Hushrose, Quatro, Epic Journey. SUGGESTED BET: Marveen straight out, exacta 1 from 4. The stakes class filly MARVEEN (1) will be too classy for these. She strolled home last week and well placed. In Adelaide last start she worked home strongly on the rails behind the unbeaten Imacruiser, who won well at Caulfield last Saturday. The rise to 1400m should suit. EUROPA POINT (1) won well on debut at Moonee Valley. ABSOLUTE FAITH (2) showed good speed to just fail at Caulfield on debut. ON-PACERS: Europa Point, Abso- lute Faith. SWOOPERS: Tio Rossa, Capacitor, Sister Norma, McFlurry. SUGGESTED BET: McFlurry straight out. ON exposed form KWASSA KWASSA (1), TAKE THE RAP (2) and AMAETHON (3) would here last month beating Royal Striker who won at Moonee Valley on Mon- day. VEEWAP (4) was inclined to overrace in a muddling race at Caulfield last time and did well to finish off to run third. He will be right in the finish. The speed should come from last-start winners OFFENDERS (7) and TUMBULGUM (9). Offenders won a Cranbourne Showcase against older horses while Tumbulgum couldn’t have won his maiden any easier. CAT STORM (6) backing up from a third to the ultra impressive First Command last week, will appre- ciate the extra 200m and ROCK HOME LATE (3), impressive winning first-up at Sandown, are other chan- ces. ON-PACERS: Offenders, Tumbul- gum. SWOOPERS: Iamzeus, Rock Home Late. SUGGESTED BET: Iamzeus straight out, quinellas with 3, 4, 6, 7, 9. 5 THE only negative on SECRET FLYER (2) is the rails draw. Provided he can angle away and get clear room he will overpower his rivals here. He’s won his past two off similar breaks and will find this is a lot easier than the Newmarket. There is loads of speed here from the likes of DISCIPLINED (8) and SANJUAN (10) which will set the race up for him. HAPPY GLEN (1) is an iron horse lining up for his 13th start this campaign. He’s well in after the claim and will be in the placings as usual. JUGGLE THE BOOKS (3) is a straight track winner who has been freshened and will show up. ON-PACERS: Disciplined, Sanjuan. SWOOPERS: Happy Glen, Secret Flyer, Juggle The Books, Lancet, Sipowicz. SUGGESTED BET: Secret Flyer straight out. THE BANKERS ON CLASS: MARVEEN (Race 3 No. 1) DOWN IN CLASS: SECRET FLYER (Race 5 No. 2) SWOOPER (Race 8 No. 1) $50 FLEXI QUADDIE for 166.6%: 2/1, 2, 3, 4, 6/1, 3, 4, 8, 9, 11/1 6 in the straight. The step to 1400m is ideal and in a race with little obvious pace he can roll forward. MARCHING (2) is overdue for a win. He’s hasn’t scored since the AAMI Vase in October 2007 but chased hard when a good second to Doncaster contend- er Solo Flyer two weeks ago. AZTEC SMYZTER (4) got to the front but was just edged out by Fire In The Night last time. He’s back 200m but will run well. COCINERO (1) has been un- placed in his only two 1400m runs but is racing better than ever over sprint trips. ON-PACERS: In The Shadows, Dali- zan. caused him to miss the Easter Cup, but if he’s taken no harm he has the talent to win this. VILLAIN (8) stayed on the slower inside section when fourth to FIRE IN THE NIGHT (1) last time at Caulfield. He’s been gelded for this campaign and is ready to show his best at 1800m. Fire In The Night put a lie to his second-up flop with a strong win last time at Caulfield. Despite the rise to 58kg he will run well again. PUTNEY BRIDGE (11) drops 4kg on a game Moonee Valley win in weaker grade and was heavily backed with TAB Sportsbet fixed odds yesterday. ON-PACERS: Joontoo Gemini. SWOOPERS: Fire In The Night, Hissing Sid, Poised To Win, Down Under Boy, Villain, Putney Bridge. SUGGESTED BET: Hissing Sid each-way. 7 8 last time in stakes class. Back to mares class and with the claim she’s an on-pacer perfectly placed here. INKSTER (2) is a real grinder who ran a top race first-up over 1600m. She will be working home late. ARCLACE (5) is an honest mare working up to a win. FIVECOUGARSTHANKS (8) drops 4.5kg on a Ballarat failure after winning at the Valley. ON-PACERS: Swooper SWOOPERS: Inkster, Arclace, Five- cougarsthanks. SUGGESTED BET: Swooper to win. SWOOPER (1) was set an ambitious task on the speed when trapped wide in Adelaide SWOOPERS: Cocinero, Marching, Aztec Smytzer, Molotov, Okay Oky. SUGGESTED BET: In The Shadows each-way. HISSING SID (3) had a hiccup when swimming in the ocean at Warrnambool recently which IN THE SHADOWS (3) had no luck last time at Caulfield when he had trouble getting a clear run FLEMINGTON DISCIPLINED (Flem R5 No. 8): Very smart front-running mare who seems to be holding her condition very well. Sure to be in it for a long way and has good each- way claims. Rod Griffiths CRANBOURNE CATSTORM(Flem R4 No. 6): Change of gear and up to 1400m will suit him. Has had a quiet week and should figure in the placings. Les Obriem MORNINGTON KWASSAKWASSA(Flem R2 No. 1): Will be improved by the first-up run. Sure to run well over the 1000m here today. Herald Sun, Saturday, April 18, 2009 39 + www.tab.com.au The BIG6 will operate on the following meetings. Randwick gallops: Race 4: 1.35. (Leg 1) Race 5: 2.10. (Leg 2) Race 6: 2.50. (Leg 3) Race 7: 3.30. (Leg 4) Race 8: 4.10. (Leg 5) Race 9: 4.50. (Leg 6) Mildura harness: Race 3: 7.32. (Leg 1) Race 4: 8.02. (Leg 2) Race 5: 8.32. (Leg 3) Race 6: 9.00. (Leg 4) Race 7: 3.30. (Leg 5) Race 8: 10.0. (Leg 6) The Meadows / Wentworth Park greyhounds: Mead: Race 6: 8.57. (Leg 1) Went: Race 6: 9.12. (Leg 2) Mead: Race 7: 9.20. (Leg 3) Went: Race 7: 9.35. (Leg 4) Mead: Race 8: 9.42. (Leg 5) Went: Race 8: 9.57. (Leg 6) CLASS FACTOR MARVEEN(Flem R3 No. 1): Stakes class filly meeting ‘‘off- season’’ horses. Despite the 59kg she should win again. Tim Habel GUEST TIPSTER Emma Freedman Events & Marketing Coordinator RVL Race4Flemington No. 3 RockHomeLate Race5Flemington No. 2 Secret Flyer +
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