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Herald Sun Form Guide : June 27th 2009
heraldsun.com.au Flemington TODAY PROS TALKING Rod Cleary BOOKMAKER GRANDDUELS(Flem R8 No. 1): Placed in big Group 1s down the straight and gets in only 4kg over minimum after the claim for Brenton Avdulla. Mike Moroney TRAINER TOLUKA(Flem R1 No. 12): An up-and-comer who won well at Kyneton. You don’t really know how good the opposition is in these type of races but he’s certainly promising. MRBARITONE (S. Coast R8 No. 1): He’s got plenty of weight but he’s earned it. Not sure if the barrier (20) will be a problem. They say they can swoop up here. He’s thrived this preparation. DERAISMES (S. Coast R9 No. 11): She had a setback when she first arrived with an elevated temperature. I was a bit disappointed with her Tatts Cup run but the track was a bit firm. Hoping the softer track will help her find some form. SYNDROME(S. Coast R10 No. 9): The 1600m will suit and he is an up-and-comer but this is a stronger race than I thought it would be. Leon Corstens TRAINER DANEBABYLON(Flem R1 No. 2): He’s gone well at Flemington so we’ve kept him to Flemington. He hasn’t gone backwards, believe me. I’m expecting him to run well. ITALIAN MACHINE(Flem R2 No. 2): Very pleased with him. The run at the Valley suggested the 1400m would be no problem and I reckon Flemington will suit better than the Valley. We’ve got Ollie and it’s always good to have him on board. HOT JOCKS Ready to swoop: Ma Shang (left) will come hard in the Winter Championship heat at Flemington today. MIDNIGHT OIL with TIM HABEL TRACK: Dead 4 PENETROMETER: 4.65 Inside: 4.65. Outside 4.62. RAIL: Out 10m LAST MEETING: Out 6m June 6 LAST TIME OUT 11m: May 9 RAINFALL: 4.6mm for week IRRIGATION: Nil for week RADAR: Cloudy 1 A competitive fifth to Golden Slipper winner Phelan Ready in the Magic Millions suggests 2 CARLTON FORWARD (1) has the class edge here. A winner at his only straight track run, he is resuming from a spell with 58kg. There looks to be four main threats on exposed form: DANE BABYLON (2) who narrowly defeated EXCEED ALL LIMITS (5) here last time, DENMAN (4) who placed behind Carlton Forward here on debut and THE FUGITIVE (3) who can improve on his Sandown heavy track run. A watch on unraced FARASI (6), HUVAFEN (7) and PENN STATE (9). ON-PACERS: Dane Babylon, So Fast So Good, Rockelo. SWOOPERS: Carlton Forward, The Fugitive, Denman, Exceed All Limits. SUGGESTED BET: Carlton Forward each-way. impressive Kidnapped last time which should be a good form reference for this. Stoneblack is lining up for 12th two-year-old start but he’s holding his form to prove his toughness. Consis- tent ITALIAN MACHINE (2) will race on the speed and will be in the finish. MORNING SWIM (8) overcame a tardy start to win on debut on heavy ground in a Sandown mid-weeker. ON-PACERS: Leoncavallo, Italian Machine. CRAIG Williams has hit the lead in the Jockeys’ Premiership and will be looking to extend that with a good book of rides this afternoon. He is $1.80 favourite to win the TAB Sportsbet Jockey Challenge. THE MARKET $1.80 $6.00 $6.00 $8.00 $8.00 $16.00 $23.00 $26.00 Craig Williams Craig Newitt Any other indiv. jockey Brad Rawiller Damien Oliver Michael Rodd Dwayne Dunn Luke Nolen outside Woodwin in a Winter Cham- pionship heat before fading late. He should hold the rails and will take running down. Starkron was dragged back through the field at a crucial time at the Valley before running on late. He handles soft ground but has an even better record on firm tracks. MISS DAEA (3) has been racing well in Adelaide and can place. LASPIEL (5), who finished strongly to win a restricted race in Adelaide last time and the consistent HANDSOME IS (8) are the other place hopes. ON-PACERS: De Mars, Needlebox. SWOOPERS: Starkron, Miss Daea, Laspiel, Handsome Is. 3 SWOOPERS: Dunrossil, Norwegian, Stoneblack, Take The Rap. SUGGESTED BET: Box quinellas 2, 5, 7. THIS looks a match between topweights DE MARS (1) and STARKRON (2). De Mars sat STONEBLACK (5) and TAKE THE RAP (7) battled away gamely behind the highly SUGGESTED BET: Quinellas 1, 2. First four: 1, 2 with 3, 5, 8. 4 EXPECT an improvement from lightly raced THRILLPOWER (4) on firmer ground and with the second-up record, will race on pace and has Craig Williams. There is a lot of depth with LIFE TO THE FULL (1), stablemates DIAMONDSONDIN- SIDE (2) and DETERMINATION (15), PACINO (8), WOODLAND JACK (11), COPPERVUE (12) and HE’S SOMETHING (13). Coppervue comes to town for the first time in a suitable race at his first try at 2000m. He can make use of the inside draw and the firm track suits. Life To The Full ran on strongly at first 2000m run here last time in similar grade. ON-PACERS: Red Buttons, Copper- vue. 5 SWOOPERS: Life To The Full, Dia- mondsondinside, Pacino, Woodland Jack, He’s Something. SUGGESTED BET: Red Buttons each-way. 6 ened to win a good race and is nicely placed. He’s looking for 1400m now, and although he won at Sandown last time on heavy ground is a better galloper on firmer ground. He should get a good trail behind the speed from THE BANKERS ON PRECEDENT: RED BUTTONS (Race 5 No. 9) ON POTENTIAL: MASHANG (Race 6 No. 15) ON WEIGHTS: GRAND DUELS (Race 8 No. 1) $50 FLEXI QUADDIE FOR 62.5%: 1,2,8,9,11,12,13,15/ 2,6,7,8,15/ 1,5/ 1 LOADS of speed here should set this race up for a swooper. MA SHANG (15) has always threat- blinkers. His best run was a third in stakes class here on Oaks Day when he was the strongest runner going to the line. PEACE TREATY (2) was impressive coming from last to win here over 2000m last time even though the track played to swoopers. If this is solidly run he will be strong late. AT THE CREASE (7) walked out of the barriers before running on late in a strong Saturday class race at Sandown on heavy ground. He won his maiden on good ground at his previous start. BETWIXT (1), ALRE- SHAAD (5), KOMACHI (6) can place. ON-PACERS: Komachi, Alreshaad. SWOOPERS: Betwixt, Peace Treaty, Rain In Africa, Thrillpower, At The Crease, Boom ’N’ Zoom. SUGGESTED BET: Thrillpower each-way. IN an open raceREDBUTTONS (9) has plenty going for him. He’s unbeaten at 2000m, has a good the likes of SAND SWEEPER (1), JUNGLE RULER (3), JUSTSAY SUMTHINK (10), TICTACS (12) and WOODWIN (13). STICKPIN (2) has excellent dry track 1400m form in- cluding a third here to Group 1 winner All Silent on Derby Day. THREEDEE (6), looking for firmer ground, in-form Tasmanian WEALTHY LAD (7) and O’REILLY’S CLOCK (8), suited by the speed, are other chances. ON-PACERS: Sand Sweeper, Jungle Ruler, Justsay Sumthink, Tictacs, Woodwin. SWOOPERS: Stickpin, Wealthy Lad, O’Reilly’s Clock, Ma Shang. SUGGESTED BET: Ma Shang each- way. 7 ing a win at this track and trip. He will race handy and make his own luck. SWIFT BAY (5) is the obvious danger. He worked home well enough in stakes class down the straight last time and is a winner at his only 1400m run. ARMS WIDE OPEN (2) beat a weak fillies field here last time but drops 2kg and should be competitive. Place hopes to BURLY GRIFFEN (3), CASCABEL (6), NO JURISDICTION (7) and CHORTOVA (8). ON-PACERS: Rock Home Late, No Jurisdiction. SWOOPERS: Arms Wide Open, Burly Griffen, Swift Bay, Cascabel, Chortova. SUGGESTED BET: Rock Home Late each-way, quinella with 5. first-up in the Lightning Stakes at his favourite trip in January, he ran Scenic Blast to 1.2len at level weights. First-up again after the claim he has 1.5kg less here in a much inferior race. His main danger could be Adelaide raider ARINOS (2) who is also very good fresh and unbeaten down the straight. He beat home Grand Duels here on Oaks Day, but Grand Duels was at the end of his spring campaign and gets a 5kg swing in the weights here. GRAN SASSO (4) is another good straight galloper who rises 2kg in a tougher race. ROK POSTA (2) is a good galloper resuming with sound fresh form, while GLOBAL WARMING (6) resuming for new trainer Robert Smerdon, has stakes form in Sydney at this trip around Paratroopers and Keen Commander. 8 ON-PACERS: Grand Duels, Allied Force. SWOOPERS: Arinos, Rok Posta, Gran Sasso, Global Warming. SUGGESTED BET: Grand Duels straight out. IF weights mean anything straight specialist GRAND DUELS (1) should win. When The BIG6 will operate on the following meetings. Flemington gallops: Leg 1: Race 3: 1.35. Leg 2: Race 4: 2.10. Leg 3: Race 5: 2.45. Leg 4: Race 6: 3.20. Leg 5: Race 7: 3.55. Leg 6: Race 8: 4.30. The Meadows greyhounds: Leg 1: Race 4: 8.15. Leg 2: Race 5: 8.37. 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 Brenton Primmer Former Jockey Race3Flemington No. 2 Starkron Race7Flemington No. 5 Swift Bay + ROCKHOMELATE (1) is a firm- tracker who ran well at Sandown on suitable heavy ground follow- HERALD SUN SUPERFORM LIFTOUT THE MAIL Tim Habel QUADRELLA FLEMINGTON (Races 5-8): Anchor Grand Duels (1) in the last leg.Goas wide as you can afford in the first two legs, perhaps flexi two fields, and come home on No.1 and No.5 in the third leg and No.1 in the last. Matt Stewart MULTIPLES FLEMINGTON: Be patient at Headquarters. The early races are tricky but bet up in Race 6, where abundant speed will set the race up for swoopers Stickpin (2), Threedee (6), Street Classic (11) andMaShang (15). Box them in multiples. Class will prevail in Race 8—Grand Duels (1), Arinos (2) and Gran Sasso (4). Michael Manley EXACTA FLEMINGTON: The third race looks a two-horse race. Box De Mars (1) and Starkron (2) in an exacta, and take Starkron to defeat De Mars in a straight exacta. Nick Quinn WIN BET S.COAST(Race 9 No. 2): Our Lukas was very impressive winning the Ipswich Cup after a vintage front-running ride by Larry Cassidy. He again takes the ride and can lead and win again. Herald Sun, Saturday, June 27, 2009 53 + www.tab.com.au
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