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Herald Sun Form Guide : May 30th 2009
heraldsun.com.au Flemington TODAY PROS TALKING Ernie Campagna BOOKMAKER REDPIXIE (Flem R3 No. 1): Takes strong form into this race. Last start this track and distance she finished third behind two smart horses in Tollesprit and Run For Naara. This is much easier and looks well placed. David Hayes TRAINER LIGHTNING TIGER (Flem R1 No. 5): He’s a promising horse. He will be improved by the run, though, and is very green. EAUDEJOIE (Flem R2 No. 3): She won a very competitive midweek race. She’s stepping up in class but the way she’s working she will nearly put two together. ROCKANDROLL(Flem R3 No. 4): She is racing as if she wants 1400. She is also green. Her best is yet to come but she should run well. BURLYGRIFFIN (Flem R5 No. 2): Disappointing run last start. He may need the give in the ground and if he gets it he should run well. TICTACS (Flem R7 No. 11): He’s a horse in form but he’s up in class to an open sprint. I think in time to come he will become a very good open class sprinter. He should be a good chance. Tony Noonan TRAINER MIDNIGHTMUSTANG(Flem R7 No. 4): I think he’s got the makings of a very good horse. Will have taken benefit from his last start win down the straight. From barrier one should again be in the finish. ORTENSIA (EF R7 No. 8): Looks extremely well in on the weights. I can’t fault her work. I think only bad luck in running would stop her winning. HOT JOCKS Weight advantage: Time Matters can make the most of the in-form Jarrod Fry’s 3kg claim at Flemington today. MIDNIGHT OIL with TIM HABEL TRACK: Dead 4 PENETROMETER: 4.73 RAIL: Out 3m LAST MEETING: True May 16 LAST TIME OUT 3m: March 14 RAINFALL: 5.8mm for week IRRIGATION: 3mm for week RADAR: Clear 1 Guessing game here with Murwillumbah debut victor EXCEED ALL LIMITS (4) the only winner and five are unraced. The safe way to go is probably DANE BABYLON (8) who got clear late and was closing fast behind Wallinger down the straight two weeks ago. MACRO (6) was close up in the same race. Exceed All Limits was long odds-on when he beat four rivals in a 900m dash at Murwillumbah. Of those to trial CHOILIN (3), a stablemate of Shot Of Rhythm who has been scratched, easily won a Cheltenham trial in November and LIGHTNING TIGER (5) ran a five-length second to star Real Saga at Randwick in September. ON-PACERS: Insufficient exposed form. SWOOPERS: Insufficient exposed form. SUGGESTED BET: Nil. NICK Hall is riding in great form and has six rides in today’s TAB Sportsbet Jockey Challenge. Hall landed a double last week at Caulfield with Makeadreamcometrue and Driffield Gold. THE MARKET $3.00 $3.30 $4.80 $9.50 $10.00 $11.00 $14.00 $16.00 Glen Boss Dwayne Dunn Any other indiv. jockey Brenton Avdulla Chris Symons Mark Zahra Nicholas Hall Steven King Danny O’Brien’s former star Glamour Puss. She has won two of six in New Zealand and last start was close up in stakes class after leading until late in the race. Geeza, who won that race, was stakes-placed in Brisbane two weeks ago. Despite a 4.5kg rise in weight TAKE ALL OF ME (2) is an improving filly who can win again. INDIRECT (1) struggled last time when she didn’t get a lot of galloping room following a straight track win. Chances to first-up Sandown winner EAU DE JOIE (3) and lightly raced CHAMELEON (7) who resumes. 2 ON-PACERS: Take All Of Me, Glam Slam, Subashi. SWOOPERS: Indirect, Eau De Joie, Our Lona, Chameleon. SUGGESTED BET: Quinellas 2 with 4; 2 with 1, 3, 5, 7. 3 RED PIXIE (1) is the only runner with creditable Saturday form and looks the one to beat on her third to the smart Tollesprit here at this track and trip two weeks ago. LAMICHI (3) and ROCK AND ROLL (4) worked home well on debut in a Sandown midweek 1200m race. SLEEK ANITRA (2), who won a maiden at Kyneton on debut, is the only winner in the race. ON-PACERS: Sleek Anitra, Shadow Land. Key runner here is New Zealand filly GLAM SLAM (4) who is out of a sister to the dam of trainer SWOOPERS: Red Pixie, Sleek Ani- tra, Lamichi, Rock And Roll. SUGGESTED BET: Red Pixie to win from 2, 3, 4 in exactas. 4 BROUGH SUPERIOR (1) is out to his right distance range and ready to win in this moderate staying race after two runs from a long spell. He was close up in the Warr- nambool Cup last year and worked to the line strongly in the Warracknabeal Cup. INKSTER (3) is a one-pacer suited by the 2600m. She led last time and there is little obvious speed again. Her best win in the St Leger was coming from behind. BUTWAI- THERESMORE (4) had sound stay- ing form last spring, including a Bendigo Cup placing. This is his first run at the distance range this prep. PRINCE VITALITY (2) has a shock- ing record at Flemington but his flat form has been first rate since he started jumping. ON-PACERS: Inkster, Determina- tion. SWOOPERS: Brough Superior, Prince Vitality, Inkster, Butwaittheres- more, Elmore. SUGGESTED BET: Brough Superior each-way. 5 LAKONIAN (4) looks past the post. He was trapped wide and dashed clear early in the straight here two weeks ago only to be run down late by Shocking, who won like a staying star last Saturday. The drop back to 1400m should be no concern. CASCABEL (3) beat all but Keano at his only 1400m run here in December and can improve on his midweek defeat at Sandown. ROCK HOME LATE (6) drops back to 1400m and the blinkers go on so he can improve. PINATAS (1) is an honest galloper who handles all conditions. ON-PACERS: No Jurisdiction, New Approach. SWOOPERS: Pinatas, Burly Griffen, Cascabel, Lakonian, Rock Home Late, Overtake, Bon Marche. SUGGESTED BET: Lakonian straight out. 6 STARKRON (3) is a smart galloper with a Donald Cup win and narrow second toULYSSES (1) at his only 1600m runs. He was THE BANKERS ON FORMLINE: LAKONIAN (Race 5 No.4) ON WEIGHTS: TIME MATTERS (Race 7 No.1) ON PRECEDENT: BLITZ’EM RILEY (Race 8 No.2) $50 FLEXI QUADDIE for 52.08%: 4/ 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10/ 1, 3, 4, 6, 10, 11/ 2, 6 inclined to over-race when he went to the front early at Sandown last time and the winkers come off. COMMAND PRINCE (2) is a good galloper who was trapped wide at Caulfield second-up but battled on well. His best form is on rain-affected ground but he is capable in all conditions. The inside draw is not ideal. SPEAK OF THE DEVIL (6) has been injury troubled but he’s got good ability as he showed at Warrnambool. GAME SERENA (4), SAVQUAW (5), MELETE (7), THE FONZ (9) and DISCO DAN (10) all have claims. ON-PACERS: Woodwin, Disco Dan. SWOOPERS: Command Prince, Game Serena, Savquaw, Speak Of The Devil, Melete, The Fonz. SUGGESTED BET: Starkron each- way. 7 TIME MATTERS (1) ran a terrific race in the Wangoom racing on the pace and boxing on well behind swoopers Arch Symbol and Bocuse. This is his first run down the straight but he’s well in with the claim for a Group class performer. GRAN SASSO (6) was just touched off by MIDNIGHT MUSTANG (4) here two weeks ago. Gran Sasso will be in the firing line all the way, while Midnight Mustang gets back and may find the rails draw against him. PILLAR OF HERCULES (3) is well graded here as he raced in Group and Listed races all last spring and was competitive without winning. He’s run well fresh without winning. ON-PACERS: Gran Sasso, Tictacs. SWOOPERS: Time Matters, Pillar Of Hercules, Midnight Mustang, Lancet. SUGGESTED BET: Time Matters each-way. 8 After a poor spring campaign BLITZ’EM RILEY (2) has resumed with two pleasing sprint runs. The step to 1800m suits and he won at Caulfield at this trip last April. He’s a firm-tracker and although he will be conceding weight to all runners, he has struck a weak race. TINAMOU (6) got too far out of his ground at Sandown in midweek class but ran on well. COUNT TO ZERO (1) is ultra consistent but a query at the 1800m. He strolled home on soft ground at Warrnambool. SUPER- ZEEL (9) is a dry-tracker ready to show his best after two runs from a spell and NAADJI (11) is an improver who will be running on. ON-PACERS: To A Fault, Superzeel. SWOOPERS: Count To Zero, Scenic Scene, Blitz’Em Riley, Tinamou, De Arias, Naadji. SUGGESTED BET: Blitz’Em Riley each-way. HERALD SUN SUPERFORM LIFTOUT THE MAIL Tim Habel QUADDIE FLEMINGTON (Races 5-8): Anchor Lakonian in the first leg of the Flemington quaddie. Load up on legs two and three and come home with 2 and 6. Adam Hamilton WIN FLEMINGTON (R5 No. 4): The more you look at the replay of the monster run by Lakonian behind Shocking here a fortnight ago, the more he looks the moral of the day. Shocking won like a Group 1 horse at his next run. Michael Manley ALL-UP FLEMINGTON: They are not at fancy odds but both Red Pixie (R3 No. 1) and Lakonian (R5 No.4) look to have the right form to win. Take them in an all-up bet. Nick Quinn RUNNING DOUBLE EAGLEFARM(Races 6, 7, 8): Ortensia (R7 No.8) is an emerging star who will win today and is a huge chance to win the Stradbroke next Saturday. To put some value into her take the running double with the field either side of her. It also may pay to have something small on the filly for the Stradbroke as her price will plummet with a victory today. Herald Sun, Saturday, May 30, 2009 49 + www.tab.com.au The BIG6 will operate on the following meetings. Flemington / Eagle Farm gallops: Leg 1: Flem: Race 4: 1.50. Leg 2: Flem: Race 5: 2.30. Leg 3: Flem: Race 6: 3.10. Leg 4: E.Farm: Race 6: 3.20. Leg 5: Flem: Race7: 3.50. Leg 6: Flem: Race 8: 4.30. The Meadows greyhounds: Leg 1: Race 4: 8.15. Leg 2: Race 5: 8.35. Leg 3: Race 6: 8.57. Leg 4: Race 7: 9.20. Leg 5: Race 8: 9.42. Leg 6: Race 9: 10.05. GUEST TIPSTER Brian Beattie Former Racing Victoria CEO Race7Flemington No. 6 Gran Sasso Race8Flemington No. 8De Arias +
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