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Herald Sun Form Guide : May 18th 2009
46 Herald Sun, Monday, May 18, 2009 + Yarra Valley TODAY Rob Auber’s specials: BEST: VALUE: Smart Kreuza Garnet River ROUGHIE: By The Palms Harness Racing TRACK DETAILS (Race 1, No. 1) (Race 4, No. 2) (Race 7, No. 7) AUBER’S $50 FLEXI QUADDIE FOR 29.8% 2, 8 / 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 / 4, 6 / 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12. 1 Train Trak 2yo 12.24 1650m. $5000. 2A0 to 2A1 2yo PBD Mobile 1 2235 SMART KREUZA 2 3 4 5 36 MANGO MAGIC 6 66825 WRONGLY ACCUSED 7 65s93 SPIRAL JET GRANDE SORRISO 455 ESPSHLILUCKY LOMBO SMILEY ELLA Noel Shinn Fr ?2.00 Gavin Lang Fr 4.00 John Nicholson Fr 8.00 Michael Stanley Fr 7.00 John Caldow Fr 7.00 Scott Dyer Fr 13.00 Annetto Mifsud Fr 17.00 Assessment: SMART KREUZA (1) was runner up at her debut then again at her next outing both after leading. She did it tough at Bendigo when placed third and does have the draw to take running down. Top show. MANGO MAGIC (5) was placed at her debut before her recent effort at Moonee Valley. Has claims. GRANDE SORRISO (2) debuts for Graeme Lang. A Grinfromeartoear – Pin Up Girl filly who has been placed in two recent trials. Big watch. SMILEY ELLA (4) is a Grinfromeartoear – Exotic Strike filly debuting for Ian Stanley. From a top race mare who has left two winners from her previous two foals. She has been runner up at two of her three trials. Forward showing expected. ESPSHLILUCKY LOMBO (3) has been thereabouts, trifecta chance along with WRONGLY ACCUSED (6). SELECTIONS: SMART KREUZA (1), Mango Magic (5), Grande Sorriso (2), Smiley Ella (4). RATINGS: 1 / 2? 4? 5 / 3, 6 / 7. SUGGESTED BET: SMART KREUZA (1) to win. 2 Sticks Yarravalley 1.00 2150m. $5000. C0 Only RBD Mobile 1 36804 NENES GUY 2 44384 OUR ARCHANGEL Craig Hoban (C) Fr 11.00 Noel Shinn Fr 6.00 3 39284 SMALLBOYINTHECROWD Shane McGuinness Fr 13.00 4 13522 A FALCON CAN 5 350s STELLA MADELIEF 6 1176s SAPPHIRE ISLAND 7 44865 SCARLET LILLY Gavin Lang Fr ?2.00 Matthew Ablett Fr 7.00 Michael Stanley Fr 8.00 Allan Lousada Fr 15.00 Second Line 8 s7377 COUNTESS CULLEN 9 368s0 STARRY EYED 10 64575 JASPERS BABE Jodi Quinlan Fr 17.00 Jarrod Olsen Fr 34.00 Craig Demmler Fr 21.00 Assessment: A FALCON CAN (4) has been runner up at his past two at Cranbourne and Maryborough. Placed at seven of his 11 starts he will take beating here. OUR ARCHANGEL (2) is always thereabouts. Last start he led at Ballarat and could take running down again as this is not strong. SAPPHIRE ISLAND (6) resumes from a spell. A winner of two of his last four, he should be ready for a forward showing after recent trials. SMALLBOYINTHECROWD (3) was just beaten at Cranbourne three starts back after doing it tough. Include in multiples. SCARLET LILLY (7) has a wide draw but is capable of running into a minor placing. Place chance also to NENES GUY (1) from the perfect draw, COUNTESS CULLEN (8) and JASPERS BABE (10). SELECTIONS: A FALCON CAN (4) Our Archangel (2), Sapphire Island (6), Smallboyinthecrowd (3). RATINGS: 4 / 2, 6 / 3, 7 / 1, 8, 10. SUGGESTED BET: A FALCON CAN (4) to win. SPRINT LANE with ADAM HAMILTON B RIAN Gath will stay loyal to Maffioso in his quest for a Vicbred clean sweep at Moonee Valley on Friday. Gath has driven the Peter Tonkin-trained star to win the Vicbred finals for two and three-year-olds, but Maffioso faces his biggest test in the final for four-year-olds this week. Maffioso had every chance when he led, dictated the terms and was run down late by outsider Secret Tender in the first semi-final of the series at Moonee Valley on Friday night. Many thought Gath might switch final drives when he won the second semi aboard Riverina pacer Jaydens Castle. ‘‘No, I’m sticking with Maffioso, we go way back,’’ Gath said. ‘‘He ran well in the semi, probably just needed the run. It was only his second start back from a good break. He can turn it around in the final.’’ With Gath opting for Maffioso, ace freelancer John Caldow has emerged as favourite to snare the pick- up drive on Jaydens Castle in the final. + ASMANIAN Gareth Rattray, flying the flag for Australia at the World T tinkering with the dates and boosting prizemoney for the Queensland Pacing Cham- pionship. For too long the first Grand Circuit race of the season has been clashing with the huge Kilmore Cup in Victoria, hurting the depth of talent in both races. Now the QPC—up $75,000 to a $200,000 purse — will be run earlier, on October 9, at the Gold Coast. The lead-up race, the $75,000 Gold Coast Cup (up $25,000), will be run a week earlier. At least now connections of our best horses can tackle both the Kilmore Cup and QPC if they wish. F Primed: Maffioso will contest the Vicbred final on Friday night. Picture: BRUCE MAGILTON Driving Championship in Norway, snared a winner in the second round of heats yesterday. Rattray, 23, is by far the youngest and least experi- enced driver in the series. His win on Plenkrutt in yesterday’s third of four heats was an all-Down Under finish, with Kiwi representa- tive Peter Ferguson finishing second. Rattray’s win was a welcome change from the opening night of the series, when his four drives were either disqualified or ran last. Ferguson (71 points) is the driver to beat with an 11-point lead at the halfway mark over Swede Bjorn Goop. C REDIT where it’s due to Queensland officials for ORMER top Queensland mare Fleur De Lil launched her North Ameri- can career in encouraging style at the weekend. The former Breeders Crown champion ran a fantastic third behind two of America’s best mares, Southwind Tempo and Martha Maxine, in a sizzling 1min 51.2sec mile. FleurDeLil, trained inNew Jersey by Andy McCarthy, whizzed to the front from gate six, settled third and worked home strongly in a 26.8sec last 400m split. HEROES SMOKEN UP/DIAMONDS N FURS (Great speedsters, ripper battle) LISA MILES (Superb job with Pacific Charm) I DIDNT DO IT/JOE BRO (Emerging trotting stars) DAVID EURELL (Take a bow with Jaydens Castle) BULLEE BULLEE (Going places) MAGIC OPERATIVE/VILLAGE PUNGEE/MESMERIZING (Big in defeat at the Valley) SKY CHANNEL (Will show the Elitlopp heats and finals live) VILLAINS MODERN WARRIOR/FIERY EXIT (Protest should have been upheld) KOTARE MACH (New Zealand’s best two-year- old disgraced himself in the NZ Sires’ final) IMA SPICEY LOMBO (Too bad to be true inWAOaks) LONESTAR LEGEND/ TANABI BROMAC (Ditto at the Valley) CIRCUMFERENCE: 1000m STRAIGHT: 180m SPRINT LANE OPERATES ? Price assessments by Bill Hutchison 3 Y’valley Market 1 18217 GREAT SOUTHERN LAD 2 21867 JOES BEAUTY 3 66138 JAYLETS THUNDER 4 30062 KOH SAMUI 5 97s88 COPPERS NARK 6 31111 BLYTON BROMAC NZ 7 6s340 SIGALAS Second Line 8 65733 PRIME PROSPECT NZ 1.36 2150m. $5000. C2 to C3 PBD Mobile Chris Alford Fr 4.50 Greg Sugars Fr 34.00 John Nicholson Fr 8.00 Phillip Percy Fr 34.00 Gavin Lang Fr ?1.70 Michael Stanley Fr 13.00 Mark Peace Fr 5.50 Assessment: BLYTON BROMAC (6) is in top form with placings at her first two runs from a spell before saluting at her past four. The one to beat. KOH SAMUI (4) won two on end back in February. His best recent effort was last start when just caught at Ballarat after leading. Go well. GREAT SOUTHERN LAD (1) has the ideal pole position and is racing well. A Kilmore winner two starts back, include in multiples. PRIME PROSPECT (8) was placed in a stand from the 20m handicap before his recent Kilmore placing. Should be thereabouts. Place best for JOES BEAUTY (2) and SIGALAS (7). SELECTIONS: BLYTON BROMAC (6), Koh Samui (4), Great Southern Lad (1), Prime Prospect (8). RATINGS: 6 / 1, 4 / 8 / 2, 7. SUGGESTED BET: BLYTON BROMAC (6) to win. 4 Vicbred 3yo C&G 4 2.12 2150m. $10000. 3YO C&Gs RBD Heat Mobile 1 17684 BAYCADES 2 21141 GARNET RIVER 3 49s43 SLIPPINALONG 4 56824 BARON KINLEY 5 8s7s6 PACIFICS BOY 6 30023 BRATSKI 7 6221 LIFE BOAT Second Line 8 1152r LIVING ON FIRE Q1 Jodi Quinlan Fr 34.00 Glenn Hunter Fr ?1.80 Rodney Petroff Fr 26.00 Mark Peace Fr 34.00 Darren Pace Fr 34.00 Michael Stanley Fr 17.00 Graeme Lang Fr 9.00 Damian Wilson Fr 2.10 Assessment: This looks a match in two between GARNET RIVER (2) and LIVING ON FIRE (8). GARNET RIVER (2) made it three wins from his past four with an easy all the way effort at Cranbourne last start after returning from Tasmania. Top show. LIVING ON FIRE (8) is last seasons Vicbred Final winner who has won 11 of his 18 starts. Something went wrong at Geelong last time. He should be right in the finish again. LIFE BOAT (7) has the poor draw but continues to improve. He was just beaten in a heat and final at Geelong before breaking through at Cranbourne after leading. Go well. BRATSKI (6) has been placed at three of his five starts but this is his toughest test to date. Trifecta chances best to BAYCADES (1) from the perfect draw, SLIPPINALONG (3) who best effort to date was a last start placing and BARON KINLEY (4). SELECTIONS: GARNET RIVER (2), Living On Fire (8), Life Boat (7), Bratski (6). RATINGS: 2, 8 / 7 / 6 / 1, 3, 4. SUGGESTED BET: GARNET RIVER (2) to win. 1 79090 SALUBRIOUS GAL 2 65649 STARRY STARRY BABY 3 42786 OUR SORENSTAM NZ 4 44443 YMBRO COCO 5 77331 GET ON BOARD 6 s3419 LEICITSAFE 7 23129 SCANLON Second Line 8 13906 WANDERING GUY 9 81034 ROCK ON TIGER 10 13284 HOOKNROB Scratched Fr — 11 22153 BRIALINGER BOY TAB DETAILS TAB CODE: M H TOUCHTONE: 22 5 De Bortoli Wines 2.50 2150m. $5000. C1 Only PBD Mobile Q2 Terry Woodyard Fr 34.00 Rodney Petroff Fr 26.00 Colin Duncan Fr 9.00 Craig Demmler Fr ?5.00 Glenn Hunter Fr ?5.00 Gavin Lang Fr ?5.00 Mark Peace Fr 6.00 Graeme Lang Fr 26.00 Greg Sugars Fr 13.00 Rhys Nicholson (C) Fr 7.00 Simone Walker Fr 11.00 Assessment: Forget last start for SCANLON (7) in much stronger company. He won doing it tough here before runner up over this trip behind a smart horse. Top chance despite the wide draw. GET ON BOARD (5) followed placings at Warragul and over this trip with a Cranbourne win. Go close again. Forget last start for LEICITSAFE (6) go on his Shepparton win over the short trip in good time. Good chance. YMBRO COCO (4) was just behind the placegetters at his four starts prior to doing it tough for a Geelong placing last time. Each way. BRIALINGER BOY (11) won at Cranbourne three starts back and has been placed at six of nine starts from a spell. OUR SOREMSTAM (3) and HOOKONROB (10) are not hopeless and have claims with the right run. STARRY STARRY BABY (2) could fill a minor placing as could WANDERING GUY (8) and ROCK ON TIGER (9). SELECTIONS: SCANLON (7), Get On Board (5), Leicitsafe (6), Ymbro Coco (4). RATINGS: 5, 6, 7 / 4, 11 / 3, 10 / 2, 8, 9. SUGGESTED BET: Flexi Trifecta: 5, 6 & 7 to win, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 11 for second with the field for third. $20.00 for 18.5%. 6 Vicbred 3yo C&G 5 3.25 2150m. $10000. 3YO C&Gs RBD Heat Mobile 1 66677 ELEGANT GUY 2 31636 FOUR WISE MEN 3 132s5 SATINS MATE 4 13122 PRESIDENTIAL LANE 5 57s75 FREE TO FIRE 6 39112 HILTON FLY HIGH 7 41511 THE COURAGE WITHIN Second Line 8 71102 VILLAGEM Q3 Graeme Lang Fr 34.00 David Murphy Fr 13.00 Jodi Quinlan Fr 21.00 Shane Graham Fr ?2.20 Christopher Shinn Fr 34.00 Damian Wilson Fr ?2.20 Craig Demmler Fr 11.00 Lisa Miles Fr 9.00 Assessment: HILTON FLY HIGH (6) returns home from Qld after a stint in the top Bill Dixon stable winning the Pacing Gold final and finishing runner up in the Qld derby. Hard to beat. PRESIDENTIAL LANE (4) has been in top form since joining the Shane Graham stable. Last start he was runner up in the NSW derby. Top show. VILLAGEM (8) won two on end before an unsuccessful Tassie trip. Last start was ok at Cranbourne, go well. THE COURAGE WITHIN (7) made it three wins from his past four at Cranbourne last time. This much stronger. FOUR WISE MEN (2) won at Maryborough four starts back. His last couple he has done it tough, include in multiples. Place chance best for SATINS MATE (3). SELECTIONS: HILTON FLY HIGH (6), Presidential Lane (4), Villagem (8), The Courage Within (7). RATINGS: 4, 6 / 8 / 7 / 2, 3. SUGGESTED BET: Flexi Trifecta: 4 & 6 to win and finish second with 2, 7 & 8 for third. $20.00 for 333.3%. The betting odds quoted in this form guide are an assessor’s es- timate of the odds which will prevail on the date of the particular racing event and are not necessarily the odds that may be offered by a licensed bookmaker. The Herald Sun takes all care in compiling TAB details, but cannot accept responsibility for any errors. Read- ers are urged to check TAB information with the official lists before placing their bets. heraldsun.com.au HARNESS RACING www.tab.com.au THE MULTIPLES DAILY DOUBLE: 5, 7 QUADDIE: 4, 5, 6, 7 7 Y’valley Market 1 s9406 ROSE DANJOU (Em1) 2 16545 SOUSANIA 3 32333 POCKET LEGEND NZ 4 1s323 CHRISTIAN MELODY 5 66785 CAMLIGHT 6 30182 THE VALLEY KNIGHT 7 s5105 BY THE PALMS Second Line 8 31165 OUR ENTRAPMENT NZ 9 06474 CALATRAVA 10 50s44 GENGHIS YANKEE 11 34308 LANDSCAPE 12 67595 MASTER HARLEY 4.00 Q4 2150m. $5000. C4 to C6 PBD Mobile Glenn Hunter Fr Chris Alford Fr 16.00 Greg Sugars Fr 5.00 Craig Demmler Fr ?3.50 Nigel Milne (C) Fr 34.00 Allan McDonough Fr 7.00 Gavin Lang Fr 13.00 Damian Wilson Fr 5.00 Anthony Crossland Fr 17.00 Jodi Quinlan Fr 34.00 John Nicholson Fr 6.00 Gavin Lang Fr 21.00 Assessment: CHRISTIAN MELODY (4) has been in the placings at all three starts from a spell. He did it tough at Geelong last start, top show. The consistent POCKET LEGEND (3) has been in the placings at ten of his past 11 starts. Gets his chance to break through. LANDSCAPE (11) is racing below his best at present but can figure in the finish. THE VALLEY KNIGHT (6) won three starts back at Cranbourne before being held up there at his next outing. Last time he raced wide when runner up. Good chance. BY THE PALMS (7) has a poor draw and was freshened up for his last effort. A winner at Shepparton three starts back, don’t dismiss lightly. Place chance to SOUSANIA (2), CALATRAVA (9) and GENGHIS YANKEE (10). A big watch on MASTER HARLEY (12) who is first up for new trainer Dean Braun and was runner up in a recent Geelong trial. SELECTIONS: CHRISTIAN MELODY (4), Pocket Legend (3), Landscape (11), The Valley Knight (6). RATINGS: 3, 4 / 6, 11 / 7, 12 / 2, 9, 10. SUGGESTED BET: Flexi Trifecta: 3, 4 & 11 to win, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 11 for second with the field for third. $20.00 for 18.5%. 8 Balgownie Estate 4.38 2150m. $5000. T0 or better Trotters RBD Stand 1 74858 SAMARAS DREAM 2 8s025 SPRING FLY 3 9644s SHANIA COURT 4 07r42 ROCKYKAARIN 5 73898 JOHNCARLO (Em1) 6 0s9s COPPER REEF 7 20803 AIDAN ANABETTIN 8 44849 CREDIT ACCOUNT 9 84494 LETS ENJOY 10 43253 PRETTYLILANGELEYES 11 55184 HURRICANE TRUSCOTT 12 6s0s7 DELARGO BOY 13 038s1 KING KIPPER NZ Bill Spiteri Fr 26.00 Russell Thomson Fr 7.00 Christopher Shinn Fr 17.00 Chris Alford Fr 9.00 Gavin Lang Fr Ginger Gleeson Fr 34.00 John Kelly Fr 17.00 David Beer 10 26.00 Nigel Milne (C) 20 13.00 John Caldow 20 4.50 Graeme Lang 30 7.00 Robert Olsen 30 21.00 Michael Marais 40 ?3.00 Assessment: KING KIPPER (13) did plenty of work at his debut at Cobram to win with PRETTYLILANGELEYES (10) not far away in third and SPRING FLY (2) finishing on into fifth. He goes back a further 10m over a similar trip here but will take beating. PRETTYLILANGELEYES (10) is always thereabouts and could turn the tables. HURRICANE TRUSCOTT (11) led all the way at Ballarat three starts back. He is honest, include in multiples. SPRING FLY (2) has had three runs from a spell and should be ready to do his best. ROCKYKAARIN (4) was runner up last start and is on the improve, include in multiples. AIDAN ANABETTIN (7) has shown ability, trifecta chance along with LETS ENJOY (9). SELECTIONS: KING KIPPER (13), Prettylilangeleyes (10), Hurricane Truscott (11), Spring Fly (2). RATINGS: 10, 13 / 2, 11 / 4, 7, 9. SUGGESTED BET: Flexi trifecta: 10 & 13 to win, 2, 10, 11 & 13 for second with the field for third. $20.00 for 33.3%. VICTORIA
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