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Herald Sun Form Guide : May 2nd 2009
heraldsun.com.au RACING TODAY Morphettville form continued RACE 5 continued THE LOAN EXPRESS (P Morgan) 4m By Choisir - Mamma’s Too (12:1-2-4): Imported mare spelled after 7-1/4 len 7th (56.0) Look Busy 1006m GB (Ayr) Burns June 21. Ran on well when resuming 3/4 len 2nd (53.0) Woppitt 1000m M Valley F&M April 13. Worth following. E’MINOR (Lloyd Kennewell) 4m By E Dubai - Rockin’ Rhea (13:3-3-0): Made up ground when resuming 2-1/2 len 7th (54.5) Graskey 1100m M’ville (75) Mar 28. Finished strongly 3/4 len win (53.0) Call To Mind, Giggling Girl 1400m Oakbank F&M (94) dead trk April 11. Runner-up three from four this trip and kept fresh for this. Has a few quirks but is a knockout chance. BELLEZA VELOZ (G K Baker) 4m By Hemingway - Brocco Dancer (10:4-3-0): Put away after 9-1/2 len 12th (53.0) Midnight Mustang 1400m Horsham (78) Oct 19. Stormed home from last when resuming len win (56.0) Scopes, Starfish 1200m M Valley F&M Rst0 dead trk April 9. Trip specialist winning three from four and unbeaten second up. Will give this a shake. TRESOR (Heath Conners) 4m By Belong To Me - My Mo Rally (27:2-7-1): Fair 3 len 6th (53.0) Royal Charades 1200m C’field Mares dead trk Mar 28.Doing best work late 1-1/4 len 5th (52.0) Patina 1200m Sandown-Lakeside F&M (89) April 15. Will take holding out. CALL TO MIND (K M Sweeney) 6m By Centre Stalls - Recollection (42:6-5-9): Back from let-up with gutsy 1/2 len win (54.5) Eton, Exalted Dream 1400m Oakbank (75) dead trk Mar 14.Did good job from wide gate 3/4 len 2nd (53.5) E’minor 1400m Oakbank F&M (94) dead trk April 11. Seldom puts in a bad one. Not hopeless. DANCING ELEGANCE (L M Macdonald) 3f By Danehill Dancer - Elegant Court (8:3- 2-0): Resuming. Dug deep lg nk win (57.5) Vetinari, Tawny Miss 1450m C’ham 3yo Rst2 Dec 26. Went to paddock on high note 1/2 len win (57.0) Rockin Rapture, Momuntai Momuntai 1800m C’ham 3yo Jan 3.Runner- up two from three first up.Value hope. BURGEIS (A J Vasil) 3f By Catbird - Grand Performance (12:1-1-3): Outside alley sealed her fate 8-1/4 len 10th (55.5) Gallica 1610m F’ton Edward Manifold dead trk Oct 4 prior to spell. Finished off strongly when resuming 1-3/4 len 2nd (55.0) Nuclear Force 1000m Sandown-Hillside F&M (89) April 22. One of the main hopes. ARMS WIDE OPEN (D A Hayes) 3f By Encosta De Lago - Embraceable You (11:3-0-0): Ran home strongly off moderate tempo up front len win (57.0) Lady Rock, Upstream 1200m C’field 3yoF dead trk Feb 8. Given let-up after lacklustre 4-1/2 len 6th (57.0) Red Flair 1400m C’field 3yoF Feb 28. Trip specialist winning three from four and has sensational fresh record. Will give this a shake. PACHANGA (D A Hayes) 3f By Redoute’s Choice - Foxtrot (15:1-3-0): Finally cracked Mdn status with overdue 2-1/2 len win (54.5) Sivi Soko, Rose Of Barabba 1300m Balaklava 3yo Mdn Mar 18. Pulled hard mid-race but tried hard lg nk 2nd (54.0) Impressive Eagle 1600m M’ville Laelia Stks April 4. Had good support in the betting ring last time. Don’t treat lightly. BOOGALOO (Rodney Douglas) 3f By Encosta De Lago - Tyrises (11:2-1-1): Did some good work late 2-1/2 len 5th (53.0) Kirvinsky 1100m F’ton MSS Security dead trk Mar 7. Found it hard to make ground 4-1/2 len 6th (56.0) Returntosender 1400m Sandown-Lakeside 3yoF (72) dead trk Mar 18 prior to let-up. Kept up to the mark with 6th Lindy 800m Cranbourne barrier trial dead trk April 20. Will be running on. DARK DIVA (B J Dunn) 4m By Indian Danehill - Light A Candle (10:2-2-0): Did great job from outside gate 3/4 len win (55.0) Bartocat, Oriental Sling 1100m Strathalbyn C1 April 1. Drew the outside again and even more dominant 2-1/4 len win (54.0) Shot In Jest, Double Diesel 1206m Murray Bridge C2 April 15. Going great guns in the lower grades. Value hope. DANCE ON STAGE (T H Jolly) 4m By Principality - Mookmagic (5:1-1-1): Broke through for len win (53.0) Cocky Chaff, Swiper 1350m Strathalbyn Mdn April 1. Fought on well len, 1-3/4 len 3rd (53.0) Little Adam, Bluepoles 1406m Murray Bridge (68) April 15. Racing well in the lower grades. Might find this a bit tough. RACE 6 1200m TAKEOVER TARGET (J A Janiak) 9g By Celtic Swing - Shady Stream (38:20-6-4): Champion. Went to paddock on high note 2-3/4 len win (59.0) Tarzi, Royal Lott 1400m Ascot Scahill Dec 13.Cruised in front and left them floundering first up 2-3/4 len win (58.5) Northern Meteor, Apache Cat 1200m R’wick TJ Smith dead trk April 18. Seven time G1 winner thrown in under these conditions. Looks his race. SHADOWAYS (Ms G Johnstone) 6g By Encosta De Lago - Be My Pride (26:6-3- 1): Spelled after boilover 1-3/4 len win (54.0) Cargo Cult, Diplomatic Force 1200m M’ville The Goodwood dead trk April 12 (2008). Didn’t have much luck first up last time in len 4th (58.5) Typhoon Zed 1200m M Valley Manikato Stks Sept 13 before another break. Primed for this with 2-1/2 len win Lotsa Grunt, Tell The Story 1000m Benalla barrier trial April 22. Three time winner first up but has 4kg more than last year and a champion drawn next to him. Each way. DIPLOMATIC FORCE (E W Nichols) 4g By Oamaru Force - Talk It Over (19:5- 1-4): Maintained lethal first up record with impressive 3/4 len win (58.5) Let Go Thommo, Blahnik 1100m M’ville RN Irwin Mar 9. Struggled carrying the grandstand 6-3/4 len 9th (60.0) El Mandon 1200m C’field Open dead trk April 4. Loves it here and placed this race last year with 1.5kg less. Will make his presence felt. COMMANDING HOPE (C F Hyland) 4g By Commands - Divine Hope (14:3-6-0): Ran home gamely against bias len 2nd (54.0) Lucky Secret 1200m M Valley Qlty Mar 27. Took the shortcuts and ran on well len 4th (55.0) El Mandon 1200m C’field Open dead trk April 4. Kept ticking over with 3 len, 1/2 len 3rd Sound Of Nature, Savquaw 990m Cranbourne barrier trial April 21. Worth including in multiples. I AM INVINCIBLE (P Morgan) 4h By Invincible Spirit - Cannarelle (9:4-0-1): Awesome display of power sprinting to thrash subsequent city winner 4 len win (53.0) Happy Glen, Sipowicz 1000m C’field Open dead trk Mar 28.Ran it hard in front and held them safely 1-1/2 len win (53.0) Augusta Proud, Blahnik 1100m M’ville Evright. Com April 18. Has turned his form around since being allowed to roll along at high cruising speed. Will give a great sight. BLAHNIK (Jon O’Connor) 6g By Jeune - Gift Bouquet (27:7-2-4): Powered home to win as he liked 2-1/2 len win (57.0) Taos Pleasure, Mi Casa Su Casa 1200m M’ville Manihi Classic Mar 28. Ran home gamely 1-1/2 len, 3/4 len 3rd (57.0) I Am Invincible, Augusta Proud 1100m M’ville Evright. Com April 18. Has sensational record this track and will have it run to suit. Will be putting in the big bounds late. TRAMUNTANA (D R Jolly) 6g By Singspiel - Hip Hop (24:7-3-2): Only got warmed up when it was all over 4-1/2 len 10th (52.5) Scenic Blast 1200m F’ton Newmarket Mar 7. Stormed home for 1/2 len win (57.0) The Chunkster, Goondi 1100m Oakbank Stks dead trk April 11. Extra journey with less weight helps his cause. Knockout chance. ORBIT EXPRESS (S R McKinnon) 5g By Dangerous - Look For Venus (32:8-4-7): Ran on well against bias len, 1/2 hd 3rd (55.5) Lucky Secret, Commanding Hope 1200m M Valley Qlty Mar 27. Reasonable 2-1/4 len 4th (55.0) Masked Assassin 1400m C’field Victoria Hcp dead trk April 11. Genuine sprinter but doesn’t want it too wet. FLYING PHOENIX (F W Meuring) 6g By Bellotto - Jazzijo (47:7-8-5): Gave a great sight at big odds 1-1/4 len 4th (53.5) Tramuntana 1100m Oakbank Stks dead trk April 11. Led but couldn’t cross and did well to just go under lg hd 2nd (54.0) Eclair Fantastic 1200m M’ville (91) April 18. Brave in defeat but jumps to G1 level here with no weight relief. Has the job ahead. HUXSSEN (Rodney Douglas) 3g By Hussonet - Musical Tones (8:4-1-0): Step up from midweek win found him out at the elite level 5-3/4 len 7th (55.5) Heart Of Dreams 1600m F’ton Cadbury Gns Mar 7. Did well to fly home off moderate tempo up front 1-3/4 len win (55.0) Returntosender, Veewap 1440m C’field 3yo dead trk April 4. Thrown in the deep end but has lethal record on tracks with the jar out and Boss aboard. Don’t treat lightly. HIDDEN ENERGY (D A Hayes) 4m By Dehere - Kapchat (12:2-4-1): Ran on well 3/4 len 2nd (57.0) Lady Lynette 1400m Launceston Vamos Stks dead trk Feb 25. Ran out of her skin at massive odds len 2nd (56.5) Bel Mer 1200m M’ville Robert Sangster Mar 21 prior to let-up. Drops 4.5kg in weight. Not without a rough place hope again. AUGUSTA PROUD (L M Macdonald) 3f By More Than Ready - Kadasha (12:6-2- 1): Caught on a limb from outside gate and forgive 3-1/2 len 6th (54.5) Champagne Harmony 1200m M’ville Yallambee Mar 9. Ran home gamely but bird had flown 1-1/2 len 2nd (53.0) I Am Invincible 1100m M’ville Evright. Com April 18. Quality filly who can’t be underestimated. RACE 7 2500m REBEL RAIDER (L M Macdonald) 3c By Reset - Picholine (14:4-2-1): Woeful 7-1/2 len 11th (56.5) Metal Bender 2000m R’hill Gns Mar 28. Moved into it stylishly turn and powered clear 2 len win (56.5) Reprisal, Honourable Kind 2000m M’ville Chairman’s TAB April 18. Great Derby trial last time. Will have plenty of admirers. LARRY’S NEVER LATE (Rodney Douglas) 3g By Pentire - Laebeel (12:5-0-1): Looked winner turn but didn’t finish it off 3 len 5th (56.0) Fitoussi 1800m C’field 3yo dead trk April 4. Got saloon passage turn and pricked his ears on line 2-1/2 len win (56.0) Fraaclase, Arrowsweep 2200m Hamilton Cup slow trk April 19. Too good for older rivals last time. Will give this a shake. REPRISAL (D A Hayes) 3g By Galileo - Gambei (10:3-2-1): Didn’t get much room final stages 3/4 len 6th (56.5) Excelltastic 1800m M’ville Adelaide Gns April 4. Stuck to his guns although no match 2 len 2nd (56.5) Rebel Raider 2000m M’ville Chairman’s TAB April 18. One of the main hopes. FITOUSSI (P G Moody) 3c By Hussonet - It’s A Miracle (8:3-1-1): Tailed off turn before charging home for outrageous 1-1/4 len win (53.0) Lord Pindari, Palm Trilogy 1800m C’field 3yo dead trk April 4. Made ground steadily without ever looking likely 5 len 6th (56.5) Rebel Raider 2000m M’ville Chairman’s TAB April 18. Worth another chance. HONOURABLE KIND (Lloyd Kennewell) 3g By Honours List - Some Kinda Quick (15:2-2-4): Showed plenty of ticker when heavily backed sht 1/2 hd, sht 1/2 hd 3rd (56.5) Excelltastic, Bondarchuk 1800m M’ville Adelaide Gns April 4. Ridden back and kept running on 2 len, 1/2 len 3rd (56.5) Rebel Raider, Reprisal 2000m M’ville Chairman’s TAB April 18. Value hope. TUSCANY VIEW (G L Lesnikowski) 3g By Tuscanos - Western Vision (18:2-1-1): Got back and went via the cape turn but kept finding line 1/2 len 4th (56.5) Excelltastic 1800m M’ville Adelaide Gns April 4. Struck trouble turn and did well to keep making ground 3-3/4 len 4th (56.5) Rebel Raider 2000m M’ville Chairman’s TAB April 18. Likely to drift back from wide gate but will be running on. BONDARCHUK (P Stokes) 3c By Soviet Star - South Carolina (10:1-2-3): Tried hard sht 1/2 hd 2nd (56.5) Excelltastic 1800m M’ville Adelaide Gns April 4. Wasn’t in contention when he ran out of room final stages 7-3/4 len 9th (56.5) Rebel Raider 2000m M’ville Chairman’s TAB April 18. Looks a real query at trip. ASTRO GAINS (P G Moody) 3c By Taimazov - Kutterbul (9:1-3-3): Just whacked away lg nk, 4 len 3rd (53.0) Big Col, Markus Maximus 2000m C’field 3yo dead trk Mar 28. Didn’t shirk task in strong form race 1/2 len, 1/2 nk 3rd (57.5) Precedence, Bellabaci 2390m C’field 3yo dead trk April 11. Relaxes well and shouldn’t be troubled by extra journey.Value hope. FALKEN (S P Nichols) 3g By Grass Wonder - Gypsy Marauder (10:1-5-1): Ran on well 2-1/4 len 2nd (56.5) Di Canio 1600m M Valley 3yo (68) slow trk April 3. Worked home ok 4-1/4 len 5th (56.5) Rebel Raider 2000m M’ville Chairman’s TAB April 18. Not the worst. Gold Coast form continued RACE 6 1800m SIR SLICK (G A Nicholson) 7g By Volksraad - Miss Opera (94:20-17-11): Fought back bravely lg nk 2nd (59.0) Maco’reilly 2000m Awapuni Cup Mar 28. Three deep (no cover) with predictable outcome 5-1/4 len 17th (53.5) Vision And Power 1600m R’wick Doncaster dead trk April 18. Will roll forward and give some cheek. SCENIC SHOT (D L Morton) 6g By Scenic - Sweepshot (45:11-7-3): Given let-up after tidy 1-1/2 len 5th (59.0) Niconero 2000m F’ton Australian Cup Mar 7. Stuck on well carrying the grandstand len, lg nk 3rd (60.0) Megatic, Tarzi 1400m Ascot Grandstand Cup April 18. Won this race last year and has great record at trip. Can go back to back. SPHENOPHYTA (R A Otto) 8g By Groom Dancer - Ballermoss (17:5-5-0): Went amiss and changed stables after 32-3/4 len last (59.0) Apache Cat 1400m C’field Liston Aug 18 (2007). Big effort carrying the grandstand after such a long layoff sht hd 2nd (60.0) Al Qurhah 1200m Ellerslie Open dead trk April 11. Reportedly flying on the comeback trail.Must be respected. RAGS TO RICHES (L F Birchley) 8g By Entrepreneur - Candescent (68:14-9-9): Fought on well 1/2 len, 1-1/4 len 3rd (58.5) Walking Or Dancing, Penrickson 1600m R’wick Hcp dead trk April 11. Loomed up at rise but last furlong found him out 3-3/4 len 13th (51.5) Vision And Power 1600m R’wick Doncaster dead trk April 18. On pacer capable of running a cheeky race. FULMONTI (Chris Jordan) 6g By Montjeu - Grosvenor’s Pride (47:7-13-6): Lacked race fitness 7 len 6th (56.5) Eleda 1500m E Farm Open heavy trk April 4. Three deep (no cover) and did well to keep finding line 2-1/2 len 4th (56.0) Sam’s Express 1600m E Farm Qlty slow trk April 18. Step up to wfa obvious concern. MISSION CRITICAL (M D Moroney) 4h By Fantastic Light - Trick Taker (20:4-1-1): Didn’t do much first up 6-1/4 len 11th (54.5) Masked Assassin 1400m C’field Victoria Hcp dead trk April 11. Did some work early but got away with some cheap sectionals mid-race and was entitled to do a bit more 8-1/4 len 10th (55.0) Chasm 1610m F’ton Auckland R.C. April 25.Has to butter up after interstate trip jumping to wfa. Each way. IMVULA (Peter Snowden) 4g By Rock Of Gibraltar - African Rain (15:3-3-4): Missed the boat and should have won by panels lg nk 2nd (53.0) Blutigeroo 2000m Canberra Cup Nov 30 before spell. Not bad when resuming 3-1/2 len 6th (55.0) Sam’s Express 1600m E Farm Qlty slow trk April 18. First up at a mile was probably a bit ambitious. Jump to wfa second up from tricky alley is the concern this time. STAND TALL (J R Wheeler) 7g By Zabeel - Grand Archway (28:7-5-4): Scraped home nose win (55.0) Bulginbaah, Hurrah 1500m Trentham Rst Open dead trk April 11 then 3/4 len 2nd (56.0) All In Black 2200m Hastings Gold Cup April 18 from horror draw. Beautifully bred and in the right hands. Can’t be taken lightly. THE SPORTSMAN (R F Cameron) 6g By Kilimanjaro - Lady Joelyn (38:7-3-6): Put away after tidy 1-3/4 len 4th (57.0) Dandaad 2800m F’ton (95) Nov 4.Caught in no man’s land and far from disgraced first up 5-1/2 len 7th (51.5) Cocinero 1400m F’ton Open April 18. Has a tidy second up record but doesn’t look ideally placed at this level. RIVA SAN (P G Moody) 4m By Any Given Sunday - Best River (23:5-4-1): Just a run when resuming 6-1/2 len 11th (56.0) Skiddaw Peak 1400m C’field Anniversary Vase dead trk Mar 28. Blew start and never threatened 4-1/4 len 7th (58.5) Sam’s Express 1600m E Farm Qlty slow trk April 18. Dual G1 winner. Worth another chance. PRIMA NOVA (A J Cummings) 4m By Danehill Dancer - Bonanova (22:5-1-3): Went down narrowly in strong form race 1/2 hd 2nd (55.5) Divine Rebel 1900m R’hill Epona Stks Mar 28. Shuffled back turn and did big job to push through narrow gap and finish strongly sht nk win (53.0) Lyncean Academy, Queen Of Queens 2000m R’wick JRA Plt dead trk April 18. Not as well placed wfa but in peak form and fitness which counts for plenty. DOUG’S MATE (M G Nolan) 5m By Danewin - Carpathia (32:7-4-2): Had let-up after lacklustre 5-1/4 len 8th (55.0) Common Objective 2400m R’hill (88) Feb 28. Did it tough after poor start and too wet 6-1/2 len 9th (53.0) Sam’s Express 1600m E Farm Qlty slow trk April 18. Normally races well here and likes trip. Worth including in multiples. IZONIT (V D Hillis) 3c By Volksraad - Label Basher (13:2-1-1): Rank outsider and ran accordingly 21 len 12th (56.0) Coniston Bluebird 2400m Ellerslie NZ Derby slow trk Mar 1. Made amends 3/4 len win (56.0) Quartz Reef, Prix Du Sang 2000m Awapuni 3yo Classic Mar 28.Can race handy and G1 placed last Nov. Don’t underestimate. RACE 7 1300m EL CAMBIO (Peter Snowden) 4g By Commands - Chaparra (17:6-5-0): Woeful 5-3/4 len 8th (59.0) All Silent 1300m R’hill Canterbury Stks dead trk Mar 21. Finished off strongly 2-1/2 len 5th (55.0) Nicconi 1100m R’wick The Galaxy dead trk April 11. Scored astonishing win only start here last year. Rates highly. MR BARITONE (M D Moroney) 7g By Stravinsky - Tunisia (43:8-10-5): Fair 3-3/4 len 6th (57.0) Dao Dao 1400m R’hill Royal Parma heavy trk April 4. Did some good work late without much room 1-1/2 len 5th (59.0) Danleigh 1400m R’wick All Aged slow trk April 25. Dropping back from G1 level with less weight. Right in this despite outside alley. HARD TO CATCH (P Duff) 7g By Dodge - Mrs. Bligh (59:13-6-8): Poor 16-3/4 len 10th (57.5) Eleda 1500m E Farm Open heavy trk April 4. Struggled in conditions carrying the grandstand 7-3/4 len 10th (60.0) Sam’s Express 1600m E Farm Qlty slow trk April 18. Getting down in the weights again on firmer surface will help his cause. RAMPANT LION (L J Gough) 8g By Lion Hunter - La Gypsy (53:12-13-6): Spelled after 3-3/4 len 8th (58.0) Road To Rock 2000m F’ton Open dead trk Nov 8.Ran home strongly with huge weight to get up in last few strides first up lg nk win (59.0) Simplest, Nuclear Medicine 1200m E Farm Qlty slow trk April 18. Has an even better second up record winning three times. Bound to make his presence felt. ROCKPECKER (K J Fythe) 5g By Made Of Gold - Gaelic Waltz (25:7-5-5): Dug deep in strong form race sht 1/2 hd win (54.5) Whobegotyou, Pinnacles 1400m F’ton Food & Wine Mar 7. Given let-up after 2-1/2 len 4th (55.5) Largo Lad 1600m F’ton Blamey Stks dead trk Mar 14.Honest sprinter. Only has to adapt to opposite way to figure in finish. COURT COMMAND (L F Birchley) 5h By Commands - Court House Lane (10:4-0- 1): Resuming from long spell after serving a season at stud. Followed 4-1/4 len 5th (58.5) Hurried Choice 1000m R’wick Challenge Stks dead trk Mar 1 (2008) with 5-3/4 len 10th (57.0) Danleigh 1300m R’wick Liverpool City dead trk Mar 22 (2008). On the comeback trail and has the talent to figure in finish. ACCARDO (G R Newham) 6g By Elnadim - Princess Marengo (20:6-5-1): Had let-up after 2-1/2 len 12th (55.0) Jacowils 1200m Ellerslie Railway Stks Jan 1. Romped home 4-1/2 len win (55.5) Richard Beymer, Snipza Gold 1200m Ellerslie Darley Plt slow trk Mar 1. Smart kiwi sprinter who has campaigned well in previous Qld visit.Must be kept safe. MR HORNBLOWER (Ms T Green) 7g By Admiralty - Anika Joy (59:9-10-7): Ridden superbly from outside gate and charged home sht hd win (58.0) Black Ink, Simplest 1110m D’ben Open Mar 28. Struggling 4-1/2 len 6th (58.5) Rampant Lion 1200m E Farm Qlty slow trk April 18. Will relish getting back on top of the ground with less weight. Likely improver at good odds. ACTIVATION (D R Sutton) 7g By Zabeel - Coogee Walk (35:8-4-4): Resuming. Followed 7-1/2 len 9th (58.5) Cholula 1710m F’ton Open Aug 9 with 8-1/2 len 9th (56.0) Conquering 1700m C’field D’Urban Quality Aug 30. Form has nosedived in past two years since being sold. Prefer to see him show something. HELIDECK (B F Cavanough) 5g By Iglesia - Whirly Bird (29:10-2-1): Disqualified (62.5) Day Out 1175m Albury Flying dead trk Mar 15.Had to carry the grandstand 5-1/4 len 8th (60.0) Day Out 1175m Albury Open Mar 26. Kept ticking over with 1-1/4 len win German Chocolate, On The Up 1100m E Farm barrier trial dead trk April 21. Won this race last year with 2kg less. Trial effort indicates he’s getting back to his best again. RIGHTFULLY YOURS (M G Price) 4g By Show A Heart - Academy Of Dreams (14:7-0-0): Resuming. Impressive len win (55.5) Count To Zero, Orbit Express 1400m F’ton Hcp Nov 8. Looking for the paddock 2-1/4 len 7th (52.0) Gilded Venom 1600m Ascot Railway Stks Nov 22. Primed for this with 1/2 hd win Mrs Waters, Clandon 990m Cranbourne barrier trial April 21. Won first up last prep. Will have plenty of admirers. DAUNTING LAD (W Naoum) 7h By Latarmiss - New Day Dawning (49:9-12-2): Blundered early on and spelled after 6-3/4 len 13th (57.0) Pepperwood 1630m D’ben Bernborough Hcp Dec 27. Made ground steadily without ever looking likely first up 4-3/4 len 6th (55.0) She’s In The Guide 1000m E Farm Rst2-Ly April 25. Getting down in the weights will help his cause. RASMUSSEN (Ms G Heinrich) 6g By Flying Spur - Fleureel (20:8-4-1): Spelled after tiring 7-3/4 len last (55.0) Barlinnie 1350m D’ben Stks Dec 20. Fought on gamely after leading first up 3/4 len 2nd (57.0) Cocktail Supreme 1200m E Farm Bribie slow trk April 11. Unbeaten here and is a two time winner first up including last prep. Will be in it for a long way. COCKTAIL SUPREME (P Duff) 5g By Dane Supreme - Royal Gal (37:7-8-2): Travelled sweetly and knuckled down strongly to land big plonk 3/4 len win (55.5) Rasmussen, Eire Of Magic 1200m E Farm Bribie slow trk April 11. Three deep (no cover) and did well to keep making ground 3-1/2 len 4th (56.0) Rampant Lion 1200m E Farm Qlty slow trk April 18. Down 2.5kg. Right in this. MR SLICK (L P Morton) 5g By Shinko King - Eternal Grace (16:8-6-1): Resuming. Missed placing for first time 1/2 len 4th (53.0) Masai Pride 1400m Gold Coast MM Cup Jan 10. Back to best with 1/2 len win (56.5) Special Voyage, Bazzooka 1200m D’ben Open slow trk Jan 26 prior to spell. First up specialist winning three from four and gets in well at weights. Don’t treat lightly. ELEDA (B R Guy) 4m By Deputy Governor - Repetition (16:8-1-0): Got saloon passage turn and took full advantage 1-1/4 len win (53.0) Go Cart, Scattergun 1500m E Farm Open heavy trk April 4. Every possible 1-1/4 len 2nd (54.5) Sam’s Express 1600m E Farm Qlty slow trk April 18. Shorter trip might suit better. Not the worst. VOCALIC (R E Maund) 6g By Easy Rocking - Telltina (52:10-4-3): Blew start and raced erratically 5-3/4 len 13th (54.0) Watchyerback 1300m E Farm Open Mar 21. Never likely 9-1/4 len 12th (56.0) Rampant Lion 1200m E Farm Qlty slow trk April 18. Improvement required. HEY ELVIS (Bruce Hill) 4g By Clang - Queen Of Song (13:4-5-1): Resuming. Went down narrowly sht 1/2 hd 2nd (53.0) Rags To Riches 1600m E Farm Recognition Stk dead trk Nov 29. Beaten a whisker from outside alley nose 2nd (52.5) Something Anything 1600m R’wick Villiers Stks Dec 20. First up specialist winning two from three. Forward showing on the cards. BAREENA (B R Guy) 5m By Filante - Marilla (28:7-3-2): Back from let-up with 1-3/4 len 4th (53.0) Watchyerback 1300m E Farm Open Mar 21. Struggling 3-3/4 len 5th (53.0) Rampant Lion 1200m E FarmQlty slow trk April 18. Three time winner here. Worth including in multiples. TELLASECRET (Ms A Willick) 7g By Umatilla - Victoria’s Secret (50:9-12-4): Resuming. Led from wide gate 2-1/2 len 4th (53.5) Bold Reason 1200m D’ben Open Nov 1. Put away after 5 len 15th (53.0) Friendly Embrace 1200m D’ben George Moore Dec 6. Fitter for len 4th Kryptelon 1000m Gold Coast barrier trial April 28. Two time winner first up and loves it here. Could bob up at good odds. RACE 8 1200m BELONG TO MANY (Ms G Waterhouse) 5m By Belong To Me - Foil (27:7-9-3):Gave her all but winner had 4kg less 1-1/4 len 2nd (59.5) Gamble Me 1200m R’hill Birthday Card Mar 28. Typically honest len 2nd (57.0) Court 1200m R’wick Sapphire Stks dead trk April 11 prior to changing stables since. Has sensational record this trip. Will go close despite horror draw. MARTINI RED (R N Elliot) 4m By Red Ransom - Pernod (17:7-2-0): Followed 2-1/2 len 6th (57.0) King Mufhasa 1400m Te RapaWaikato Sprint Feb 7 with 5-1/4 len 4th (55.0) Accardo 1200m Ellerslie Darley Plt slow trk Mar 1 before let-up. Six time winner this trip and excellent fresh record keeps her in contention. $8k BIG6 greyhounds jackpot at The Meadows tonight! COURT (C E Conners) 3f By Anabaa - Splish (10:3-1-2): Ate up the ground late 1-1/4 len, lg nk 3rd (53.0) Gamble Me, Belong To Many 1200m R’hill Birthday Card Mar 28. Pinned her ears back and really attacked line len win (55.0) Belong To Many, Cajou 1200m R’wick Sapphire Stks dead trk April 11. Meets runner-up 3kg better. Couldn’t have drawn a worse gate but still rates highly. DANCE GIRL DANCE (K R Kemp) 5m By Made Of Gold - Cabaret Girl (21:7-4-3): Impressive 1-3/4 len win (56.5) Michelle Cafea, Allaboutus 1200m D’ben F&M Qlty Feb 7. Given let-up after 2-1/2 len 6th (53.0) Neroli 1300m R’hill Millie Fox Feb 28.Comes to hand quickly. One of the main hopes. CALCHRIS (Bruce Hill) 5m By Commands - Miss Chakra (27:6-2-6): Had let-up after 2-1/2 len 5th (58.0) Dance Girl Dance 1200m D’ben F&M Qlty Feb 7. Didn’t shirk task len, 1-1/4 len 3rd (57.0) Russeting, Hurl 1200m E Farm Juanmo Qlty slow trk April 18. Loves it here and will appreciate 4kg weight drop. Must be respected. QUIZZICAL LADY (Bruce Hill) 5m By King Cugat - No Scruples (22:8-2-1): Had let-up and changed stables after 10-1/2 len 13th (58.0) Satsang 1200m E Farm Cadell- Garrick dead trk Jan 24. Led but head went up and dropped out sharply 8-3/4 len last (57.0) Royal Charades 1200m C’field Mares dead trk Mar 28. Freshened up and back in more familiar surroundings. Keep an eye on betting. INSISTENCE (Ms G Heinrich) 5m By Black Hawk - Opportune (23:6-6-3): Resuming. Paid the price for woeful tactics 6-1/4 len last (51.0) Mr Hornblower 1350m D’ben Rst2-Ly Hcp Dec 27. Gave her all 3/4 len 2nd (55.0) Espurante 1300m Gold Coast MM F&M Qlty Jan 10 prior to spell. Yet to win first up but has sensational record this track. Bound to give a great sight. RUSSETING (Donald Baker) 4m By Commands - Granny Apple (19:8-2-2): Resumed with 2-1/4 len win (50.0) What A Tale, Craiglea Charm 1200m Dalby Newmarket Mar 14. Did the job well len win (54.5) Hurl, Calchris 1200m E Farm Juanmo Qlty slow trk April 18. Makes her own luck and loves trip. Can’t be overlooked. BEAMING (A W Noonan) 4m By Canadian Silver - Tough Assignment (12:4-3-1): Did some good work late 3-1/4 len 7th (56.5) Bel Mer 1200m M’ville Robert Sangster Mar 21. Wasn’t disgraced 1-1/2 len 5th (55.5) Court 1200m R’wick Sapphire Stks dead trk April 11. Suited by weight drop. Value hope. ZERO ROCK (K C Wood) 3f By Danzero - Broc ‘n’ Roll (7:5-1-0): Took a few strides to wind up then powered home 2-1/2 len win (52.5) Morning Colours, Manila Calling 1200m Gold Coast MM C6 Plt Jan 10. Did enough with big weight first up 1-3/4 len 4th (58.0) Leapfrog 1000m E Farm 3yo slow trk April 18. Can turn it around with 5kg less to carry. MY FIRST AFFAIR (Ms M Thexton) 5m By Afleetaffair - Phantom Belle (23:6-4-2): Wouldn’t be denied first up nk win (54.5) Michelle Cafea, Rocklet 1200m E Farm Bright Shadow heavy trk April 4. Wasn’t disgraced 3-1/4 len 4th (54.5) Russeting 1200m E Farm Juanmo Qlty slow trk April 18. Five time winner here and at trip. Include in multiples. HURL (M G Nolan) 5m By Redoute’s Choice - Quarante Love (20:4-5-3): Three deep (no cover) and had to stop first up 6-1/4 len 13th (51.0) Mr Hornblower 1110m D’ben Open Mar 28. Fought on gamely after leading len 2nd (53.0) Russeting 1200m E Farm Juanmo Qlty slow trk April 18. Goes even better on top of the ground. Capable of running a cheeky race at good odds. MICHELLE CAFEA (David Lawlor) 6m By Strategic - La Belle Michelle (60:6-12-8): Led but didn’t run trip (again) 5-1/4 len 6th (54.5) Charvicky 1400m E Farm F&M C6 Plt slow trk April 11. Three deep (no cover) and felt the pinch 12-3/4 len 15th (54.5) Russeting 1200m E Farm Juanmo Qlty slow trk April 18. Has been doing it tough lately and won’t find this any easier. SECONDE (R G Lipp) 5m By Sequalo - Beating The Odds (28:5-5-2): Spelled after 4-1/2 len 7th (55.0) Malela 1500m E Farm F&M C6 dead trk Jan 24. Too wet first up 5-1/4 len 8th (53.0) Russeting 1200m E Farm Juanmo Qlty slow trk April 18. Placed at good odds second up last prep. Worth including in multiples. TRANQUILITY BASE (G Portelli) 4m By General Nediym - Ruby Dream (13:2-1-1): Wasn’t beaten far first up 3/4 len 4th (53.0) Taos Pleasure 1200m M’ville Matrice Stks Feb 28. Given let-up after poor 10-1/4 len 17th (56.5) Bel Mer 1200m M’ville Robert Sangster Mar 21.Kept ticking over with 1-1/4 len 2nd Blood Angel 760m Hawkesbury barrier trial dead trk April 20. Can measure up fresh with the blinkers on. SPECTACULAR BIRD (Robert Robinson) 7m By Catbird - The Love Cup (44:5-7-6): Three deep (no cover) and too wet 8-3/4 len last (53.5) My First Affair 1200m E Farm Bright Shadow heavy trk April 4. Fair 3-1/2 len 5th (53.0) Russeting 1200m E Farm Juanmo Qlty slow trk April 18. Not hopeless. NEPRO (M A Kropp) 6m By Orpen - Drill Tint (41:8-5-3): Resuming. Struck trouble at start and never threatened 8-1/4 len 13th (51.0) Hey Elvis 1350m D’ben Rst1 Hcp Oct 25. Spelled after boilover sht nk win (53.0) Moppett, Mossvana 1350m D’ben Mares C6 Nov 1. Might need it a bit easier first up. MORGALICIOUS (B S Baldwin) 4m By Stravinsky - Mine D’Or (15:3-7-0): Resuming. Scraped home hd win (54.5) Savanna La Mar, Gun Belle 1400m Gold Coast F&M C6 heavy trk Jan 3. Put away after 2-1/4 len 2nd (55.0) Malela 1500m E Farm F&M C6 dead trk Jan 24. Won only start here and runner-up all three previous first up attempts. Not the worst. ACQUIRED (J P Wallace) 4m By O’Reilly - Procure (19:3-4-3): Spelled after unlucky lg nk 2nd (53.0) Cattleman 1000m E Farm Rst0 Hcp Jan 17. Should have done a bit more first up 5-1/4 len 6th (57.0) Sherann 1110m D’ben F&M C3 April 22. Capable of better. WELCOME SITE (R L Mackay) 6m By Lion Hunter - Rivaback (69:6-6-7): Given let-up after 7-3/4 len last (53.0) Dance Girl Dance 1200m D’ben F&M Qlty Feb 7. Knuckled down strongly lg nk win (53.5) Superfly, Savanna La Mar 1200m E Farm F&M C6 heavy trk April 4. Might have been flattered by the conditions last time. Each way. SHEW STONE (B A Gentle) 5m By Intergaze - Provident (20:5-2-0): Fought back well after leading 1/2 nk 2nd (54.0) Encosta Tszyu 1640m D’ben C6 Plt heavy trk Feb 21. Given let-up after 5-1/4 len 8th (53.0) Montoux 1615m D’ben C6 slow trk Mar 14. Winner five from eight here. Worth including in multiples. + NAVAL ESCORT (David Payne) 3g By Montjeu - Valley Court (9:1-0-1): Always in firing line and held on fairly 2 len, lg hd 3rd (53.0) Bright Mind, Grizz 2400m Randwick- Kensington (81) Mar 19. Ran out of his skin at massive odds 2-1/2 len 6th (56.5) Roman Emperor 2400m R’wick AJC Derby dead trk April 11. Right in this if he copes with the opposite way. GOLDSTINGER (K M Sweeney) 3g By Golden Snake - Golden Days (19:2-3-1): Too strong for subsequent winner 3/4 len win (53.0) Countess Of Tiba, Sovereign Conquest 2214m Balaklava (68) April 8. Out of his depth and ran accordingly 10-1/4 len 11th (56.5) Rebel Raider 2000m M’ville Chairman’s TAB April 18. Hard to see the outcome being any different here. MANCUSO (C W McDonald) 3g By Encosta De Lago - Mohave Dancer (6:1- 2-0): Fought on well after leading len 2nd (57.0) Zupacool 2000m Seymour C1 dead trk April 14. Went down narrowly sht 1/2 hd 2nd (57.5) Charles Pentire 2315m Benalla (62) April 21. Going well in easier company and one of the few who can race handy. Could give a sight at good odds. GALILEO’S DREAM (M A Kavanagh) 3g By Galileo - Away With Fairies (8:1- 1-1): Led from wide gate and held on well 3/4 len 2nd (56.0) Sheer Opulence 1614m Balaklava Mdn April 8. Had a lap on moderate opposition 5-1/2 len win (56.0) Mytika, Achtachan 2050m Strathalbyn Mdn April 22. This is a quantum leap but in the right hands and bred to run trip. Knockout chance. RACE 8 1200m OOLEO (L M Macdonald) 3g By Iglesia - Greinee Pet (12:4-0-3): Scraped home first up 1/2 hd win (50.5) Alpine Storm, Vinegar Hill 1200m M’ville (91) Mar 21. Fought on ok lg hd, 2 len 3rd (55.0) Eclair Fantastic, Flying Phoenix 1200m M’ville (91) April 18. Creeping up in the weights but is extremely genuine. Rates highly. MACCHIA (D L Baylis) 3f By Dash For Cash - Eulissa (6:1-0-1): Lost rider (54.5) Pachanga 1300m Balaklava 3yo Mdn Mar 18. Had last crack and edged clear final stages 1-1/4 len win (53.5) Alpine Storm, Miss Blake 1100m M’ville F&M (94) April 18. Penny might have dropped last time. Right in this. NAKU PENDA (D A Hayes) 3c By Flying Spur - Bal Des Sirenes (9:2-0-0): Spelled after lacklustre 4-3/4 len 9th (54.0) Brunello 1400m C’field 3yo Dec 6. Didn’t do much when resuming 6-1/4 len 7th (54.5) First Command 1200m C’field 3yo dead trk April 11. Looking for a much needed confidence boost here. Take on trust. MISS BLAKE (Jon O’Connor) 3f By Blevic - Emerald Lake (16:3-3-5): Solid but not spectacular 2-1/4 len, 1/2 nk 3rd (54.5) Shekinaar, Just Sybil 1100m Oakbank 3yo Rst2 dead trk April 11. Fought on gamely 1-1/4 len, nose 3rd (50.5) Macchia, Alpine Storm 1100m M’ville F&M (94) April 18. Seldom puts in a bad one. multiples. Include in SHEKINAAR (D R Jolly) 3f By Foxhound - Sacagawea (4:2-1-0): Back from let-up with gutsy lg nk win (54.5) Lady Of Dormello, Silver Shamrock 1006m Murray Bridge 3yo Mdn Mar 25. Powered clear for impressive 2-1/4 len win (54.5) Just Sybil, Miss Blake 1100m Oakbank 3yo Rst2 dead trk April 11. Going great guns. This looks ideal target. TESTY (G V Richards) 3f By Testa Rossa - Musical D’Accord (13:2-2-1): Spelled after 3-1/4 len 4th (55.0) Tripodi 1600m M’ville 3yo Rst2 Nov 29. Blew start and never really threatened first up 4 len 6th (56.0) Shekinaar 1100m Oakbank 3yo Rst2 dead trk April 11. Capable of better. HEYINGTON HONEY (Tom Dabernig) 3f By General Nediym - Noble Glow (7:2- 2-2): Stretched out in great style when resuming 2-1/4 len win (56.0) Zaazip, Eureka Reign 1206m Murray Bridge (68) Mar 25. Tiring 5-1/4 len 8th (56.0) Shekinaar 1100m Oakbank 3yo Rst2 dead trk April 11. Improved showing wouldn’t shock. METROFOX (D J Clarken) 3f By Foxhound - Yuppeckiar Lady (7:3-0-0): Struck trouble turn and did well to make up ground 2-3/4 len 4th (54.5) Shekinaar 1100m Oakbank 3yo Rst2 dead trk April 11. Never headed 2 len win (54.0) Sandquill, Akhamine 1200m Strathalbyn F&M C3 April 22. Trip specialist winning two from three. Should give a sight. ZIP LADY (B Cozamanis) 3f By Blevic - Finniss Lady (2:1-0-0): Spelled after 3-1/4 len 4th (54.5) Lucky Fox 1000m C’ham 2yo dead trk June 14. Ran home strongly when resuming 1/2 nk win (54.0) Irish Cheer, Lady Of Dormello 1006m Murray Bridge Mdn April 15.Meeting much tougher company this time but will appreciate step up in journey. AMICI D’AMORE (Jon O’Connor) 3c By Choisir - Zanira (8:1-0-3): Resuming. Revelled in going for overdue 4-3/4 len win (55.5) Mikkeva, Chop Suey 1800m M’ville Mdn slow trk Dec 12. Looked a bit flat and spelled after 7-1/2 len 5th (55.5) Dancing Elegance 1800m C’ham 3yo Jan 3. Fitter for 6th Gold Lens 1000m C’ham barrier trial April 20. Will be running on. GRASPING (B J Merrall) 3g: First start. By Honours List - Hunting Gal. Primed for this with nk win Zaraya Rose, Rock Prince 1000m C’ham barrier trial (Mdn) April 20. Half-brother to Summer Cup runner-up Bellagio Wynn and Baby Casino. Market watch advised. IRISH CHEER (Ms S Nolan) 3g By Happy Giggle - Linney Head (5:0-1-0): Kept finding line for eye-catching first up 1-1/4 len 4th (53.0) Bella Leah 1050m M’ville 3yo Mar 28. Struck trouble at start and fought on well 1/2 nk 2nd (56.0) Zip Lady 1006m Murray Bridge Mdn April 15. Value hope. ST FRASER (K J Matson) 3g By Gallo Di Ferro - Lucy’s Gift (9:0-2-0): Never likely first up 6-1/4 len 10th (53.0) Shekinaar 1100m Oakbank 3yo Rst2 dead trk April 11. Ran on well 3/4 len 2nd (54.0) Miami Ink 1200m Strathalbyn Mdn April 22. This looks much tougher. LITTLEJADE (M A Lockyer) 3f By Golden Snake - Martyrs (4:0-0-1): Spelled after 11 len last (52.5) Loving Excess 1000m C’ham 3yo Mdn Oct 22.Resumed with 2-1/2 len 6th (55.5) Giggle Rocket 1200m Clare F&M Mdn April 11. Tested again. Herald Sun, Saturday, May 2, 2009 59 +
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