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Herald Sun Form Guide : June 20th 2009
heraldsun.com.au Moonee Valley TODAY PROS TALKING Lisa Eskander BOOKMAKER DAVCON(MV R7 No. 5): Loves the track and distance, and will appreciate the drop in class. Michael Rodd rides again after having excuses last start. Looks nicely placed here. Heath Conners TRAINER RIVERBYPASS(MV R3 No. 12): Very nice filly. She was pretty green last preparation when she wanted to over-race. Her two runs at 1600m at Sandown this time in have been brilliant. She was 12 lengths off them both times and got beaten two. Rodd said he’d have won last start if he’d had the experience of riding her in a race beforehand. The 2040m is perfect and she’ll be coming home hard out wide, where the ground will be best. DAVCON(MV R7 No. 5): His run was excellent last start. I reckon he was the only horse all day to break 12 seconds for the last 200m. He drops 2kg and he’ll be hard to beat. Brian Johnston TRAINER JAMRAAN(MV R1 No. 7): He’s in great order but it’s a very, very competitive race. We’d be happy with a top-five finish. PENTIFFIC (MV R2 No. 1): He recovered really well from last week’s mishap, a little blood nose, nothing serious. He’s been dead- set unlucky with falls. I reckon he should be almost unbeaten over the jumps. HOT JOCKS Easier task: three-year-old filly Woppitt is back to her own age group at Moonee Valley today. MIDNIGHT OIL with TIM HABEL TRACK: Heavy 8 STEEPLECHASE TRACK: Slow 6 PENETROMETER: 5.59 RAIL: True LAST TIME TRUE: April 13 LAST MEETING: Out 6m June 8 RAINFALL: Nil for week IRRIGATION: Nil for week RADAR: Clear 1 INTERESTING ’chase with the dasher GEEORB (2), track lover FRENZILIAN (4) and visiting Kiwi SPIRIT OF ALATON (5) taking on enigmatic DANEVER (6). Danever over-raced last week in the Australian Steeplechase and will appreciate the shorter trip and faster tempo here. Frenzilian has run seconds to Shrog- ginet and Some Are Bent at his only two steeplechase runs here and that form would win this. Geeorb ran his rivals ragged to win the Crisp last year and will give a great sight. Spirit Of Alaton has sound NZ hurdle form, easily won a trial at Pakenham and gets Brett Scott. TOPZOFF (1) is a Hiskens winner but that was back in 2004. 2 Talented apprentice Ibrahim Gundogdu has six rides and is well fancied to win today’s TAB Sportsbet Jockey Challenge as he has six rides, the most of any jockey at the meeting. His best mounts look to be Woppitt (R4 No. 1) and Clandon (R5 No. 2). THE MARKET $3.10 $3.60 $5.00 $5.50 $8.00 $13.00 $18.00 $21.00 Any other indiv. jockey Ibrahim Gundogdu Peter Mertens Michael Rodd Craig Newitt Luke Nolen Brad Rawiller Dean Holland ON-PACERS: Geeorb, Mybigfat- greekhorse, Envisioning. SWOOPERS: Topzoff, Frenzilian, Spirit Of Alaton, Danever. SUGGESTED BET: Frenzilian each- way. Craig Durden. This is a weaker race and he showed his quality with his Yalumba Hurdle win at Oakbank. JULY (5) beat Pentiffic on the first day at Oakbank before being outstayed in the Yalumba. THE PENTAGON (2) is first-up but has excellent soft-track hurdle form. DESTINY CALLS (3) won his first two over jumps before making several faulty leaps last start at Sandown and was pulled out of the race. ON-PACERS: Periomen, Kimberley Dane. 3 SWOOPERS: Pentiffic, The Penta- gon, Destiny Calls, July, Satu San. SUGGESTED BET: Pentiffic straight out, quinella with 5. mid-race when the pace slackened and Onerahi Bay tracked him. While Spontaneous faded, Onerahi Bay was only collared late by the swooper Peace Treaty. He’s lightly raced and the soft ground holds no fears as he won his maiden on heavy ground. Spontaneous has sound wet track form in New Zealand and will run well. AWIMOWEH (1) ran third in the same race at Flemington and CARD SHARP (4) ran on well for fourth. Awimoweh is very consistent but is ONERAHI BAY (5) turned in a huge run at Flemington last time. SPONTANEOUS (7) took off PENTIFFIC (1) was travelling like the winner last week before clipping heels and dislodging 4 untried on worse than dead ground. In a wide race, fillies EAU DE JOIE (2) and LISAS LAGO (3) like it wet and are racing well and THE ZEUSTAR (13) ran a top race behind Prece- dence 70 days ago. ON-PACERS: Lisas Lago, My Free Will, Ishant, Charzoo. SWOOPERS: Awimoweh, Eau De Joie, Card Sharp, The Zeustar. SUGGESTED BET: Onerahi Bay each-way 5 was softened in the lead before being run down late over 1200m at San- down. He will get the sit on probable leader WOPPITT (1) and take beat- ing. He led and just missed a place over 1100m in Tasmania at his only heavy track run. Woppitt was beaten for speed here in open company 12 days ago. Back to her own age group she’ll take plenty of running down and doesn’t mind it soft. SOL BRIL- LANTE (3) is down in class from a stakes race first-up and only city win was at 1000m. HAPPY SNAP (4) showed good speed for a first-up Sandown mid-week win. ON-PACERS: Woppitt, Happy Snap. SWOOPERS: Sol Brillante, Starfish, Silver Bullion. SUGGESTED BET: Silver Bullion each-way. 6 Sandown. The extra 200m suits. She drops 3kg after the claim and is unbeaten here. PINK SHIMMER (5) races well here and beat all but wet- track lover Mr Sargood here last time. CLANDON (2), BELLA CASSANI (3), RUN ROXY RUN (6), SALUTE THE STORM (7) and MIDNIGHT BLUES (8) have claims. ON-PACERS: Swooper, Run Roxy Run, Salute The Storm. SWOOPERS: Clandon, Bella Cassa- ni, Pink Shimmer, Ladari. SUGGESTED BET: Swooper straight out. to win the Casterton Cup and will press forward again. DOIN’THE THE BANKERS ON VIDEO: ONERAHI BAY (R3 No. 5) SWOOPER (R5 No. 1) ON CLASS: DAVCON (R7 No. 5) $50 FLEXI QUADDIE FOR 35.7%: 1/1, 2, 3, 7, 10, 14, 15/1, 2, 5, 6/ 1, 3, 5, 7, 11 DESPITE a wide draw EUMER- ALLA MISS (3) is well placed here. She overcame a wide draw SWOOPER (1) tracked three wide all the way and was doing her best work late last week at SILVER BULLION (6) was just run down by Group class sprin- ter Keano at Flemington then HARDYARDS (1) is the best per- formed horse in the field and can improve here. He was wide on the turn and faded when resuming at Flemington but hasn’t missed a place second-up and loves heavy ground. DE ARIAS (10) hit the line strongly behind the promising Naadji last time and handles soft ground. SCENIC FIND (2) also draws wide. He bolted in on heavy ground at Moe in restricted class but rises in distance and class. ROBDON FLYER (14) was placed at his only run here and is also a threat. ON-PACERS: Scenic Find, Key Sym- bol, Superzeel. SWOOPERS: Doin’thehardyards, Eumeralla Miss, Diggersanddealers, De Arias, Robdon Flyer, Connoia. SUGGESTED BET: Eumeralla Miss each-way. 7 DAVCON (5) has a touch of class and races extra well here. He closed late when he got a clear run last week at his first run on heavy ground. PLAYWRIGHT (2) was ridden forward last time and ran an improved race in a Winter Cham- pionship heat. He won his maiden on heavy ground beating Pillar Of Her- cules. SAND SWEEPER (1) is a remarkably versatile galloper resum- ing after failing in the Von Doussa Steeplechase. First-up in the autumn he ran second to Time Matters in Listed grade over 1400m. He has slow track form. STARKRON (6) will appreciate the step up to 1600m. ON-PACERS: Sand Sweeper, Any- ways, Bonindi. SWOOPERS: Playwright, Threedee, Davcon, Starkron, Greatwall Of China. SUGGESTED BET: Davcon straight out, quinellas with 1, 2, 6. 8 SHREWD RHYTHM (4) was a high class three-year-old who lost his way but turned back the clock with a first-up win here for Mick Price. He believes the horse is best suited at 1200m and proved that day he can handle the wet. MAGICAL PEARL (5) won easily first-up in Adelaide. He was competitive in Group 2 class behind Sea Battle in the spring. JEUNEYMAN (1) won the Golden Topaz on slow ground just running down speedsterPRODUCED (11) and is well suited. KINDRATE (7) has a terrific wet track record here but does step up in grade. ON-PACERS: Produced. SWOOPERS: Jeuneyman, Shrewd Rhythm, Magical Pearl, Kindrate. SUGGESTED BET: Shrewd Rhythm each-way. HERALD SUN SUPERFORM LIFTOUT THE MAIL Tim Habel STRAIGHT OUT ASCOT(UK) (R3 No. 10): It will be worth staying up late to watch the Aussie-bred Hong Kong star Sacred Kingdom take out the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot. Matt Stewart ALL-UP MOONEEVALLEY: Take R1 No. 4 Frenzilian, who loves the Valley and his Galleywood run suggests he’s lost nothing over the jumps. Parlay him (either win or each-way) into R2 No. 2 The Pentagon, who will be value given Pentiffic, who would have won last week had he not dumped the rider, will be unders. Michael Manley MV QUADDIE With a big jackpot of $136,487.27 going into the quaddie it is the bet to attack. I have selected a wider quaddie and a smaller one. $100 flexi for 20.83%: Field/ 2,3,10,14/2,5/1,3,4,11,13. $50 flexi for 41.67%: 1,2,6,9,10/2,3,10,14/2,5/1,3,4. Nick Quinn RUNNING DOUBLE EAGLEFARM: Take R5 No. 9 Keano into R6 No. 6 Rainbow Styling. Danny O’Brien has a strong hand at Eagle Farm today and his chances are headlined by the very exciting Keano. Herald Sun, Saturday, June 20, 2009 53 + www.tab.com.au The BIG6 will operate on the following meetings. Moonee Valley / Eagle Farm gallops: Leg 1:MV Race 4: 2.15. Leg 2:MV Race 5: 2.50. Leg 3:MV Race 6: 3.25. Leg 4: EF Race 7: 3.53. Leg 5:MV Race 7: 4.02. Leg 6:MV Race 8: 4.40. The Meadows greyhounds: Leg 1: Race 4: 8.15. Leg 2: Race 5: 8.37. Leg 3: Race 6: 8.56. Leg 4: Race 7: 9.20. Leg 5: Race 8: 9.42. Leg 6: Race 9: 10.05. GUEST TIPSTER Geoff Torney Former chairman MVRC Race5MooneeValley No. 3 Bella Cassani Race6MooneeValley No. 2 Scenic Find +
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