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Herald Sun Form Guide : July 25th 2009
heraldsun.com.au Moonee Valley TODAY PROS TALKING Rod Cleary BOOKMAKER YAMANAURA(MV R1 No. 2): Very reliable jumper who drops nicely in weight and looks the one to beat again. HERALD SUN SUPERFORM LIFTOUT THE MAIL Matt Stewart PLACE PARLAY, FORMULA 4 MV: Take the following: True Persuasion (R2 No. 5 place), Joontoo Gemini (R3 No. 5 place), Pentiffic (R4 No. 5. place), Silver Bullion (R7 No. 3 place). Ciaron Maher TRAINER JULY (MV R1 No. 6): What you see is what you get. I don’t think the distance will be a problem, he’ll keep coming. He’s a pretty good jumper. RUDE’N’ABRUPT(MV R1 No. 9): He seems to like the hurdles better than the steeplechasing. The query with him has always been running beyond 3400m, but being the Valley he should be able to scoot around and get the trip. GEEORB(MV R4 No. 1): There looks to be a bit of speed in the race, I’ll leave it up to Steven (Pateman) to work out how to ride him. I can’t say there’s more improvement in him but he does continue to drop down in weight, which will help. Adam Hamilton WIN BET MV(Race 4 No. 5): Keep it simple and just throw your cash on Pentiffic to make a winning transition from the hurdles to the fences. Young but tough: three-year-old Black And Bent will contest today’s Smith Hurdle at Moonee Valley. MIDNIGHT OIL with MATT STEWART TRACK: Slow 6 PENETROMETER: 5.50 STEEPLE TRACK: Dead 5 PENETROMETER: 4.99 RAIL: Out 7, Steeple true LAST MEETING: Out 6m June 6 LAST TIME OUT 7m: March 20 RAINFALL: 10.5mm for week RADAR: Clear Chris Hyland TRAINER TOLKAROCK(MV R6 No. 9): This race looks beautiful for him. I prefer it when he draws out a bit, it stops him from over-racing. I think he’ll run well. COMMANDINGHOPE(MV R8 No. 2): Looks a good race for him. He looked really good at the Bendigo trials on Monday, winning in the fastest time. HOT JOCKS NAURA (2), who drops an irresistible 4kg for an emphatic win over the likes of Black And Bent at Sandown when very strong to the line. Record on dead tracks is very good. BOWEM- MA (5) is an interesting runner. Has improved dramatically at last two hurdle runs and impressively knocked off handy pair last start. DESTINY CALLS (1) simply failed to go on heavy last start but beat top duo here before that. BLACK AND BENT (4) has done amazing job for a three- year-old. Got going only late last start. Chance on best but you wonder if he’s due to reach end of tether. ON-PACERS: Awakening Dream, Rude ’N’ Abrupt. SWOOPERS: Yamanaura, Bowem- ma, Destiny Calls, Black And Bent. SUGGESTED BET: Each-way Yamanaura. 1 Excellent race and they’re sure to run along. Hard to go past seemingly bullet-proof YAMA- CRAIG Williams is favourite at $2.00 to win today’s TAB Sportsbet Jockey Challenge, but in-form apprentice Brenton Avdulla (above) has a nice book of rides and has been installed as $4.00 second favourite. THE MARKET $2.00 $4.00 $4.40 $10.00 $11.00 $18.00 $23.00 $26.00 Craig Williams Brenton Avdulla Damien Oliver Glen Boss Any other indiv. jockey Craig Newitt Ibrahim Gundogdu Steve Pateman PERSUASION (5)? I suggest the latter. True Persuasion has improved nicely at each run and looks poised to win. Note had blinkers first time, so he might be able to use good alley and pozzie-up. Cannot fault the Denman form line. Tan Tat Brav was ultra- impressive on debut, running quick time on slow track. Looks exciting but might have to boot through here from inside alley and will face more pres- sure than at debut. Can obviously win but might be slight risk. SINCENGAR- NI (9) was better than seemed on debut as saddle slipped. Nice type. Include TOLUKA (4), checked last start when good effort, and OUR MAIKAI (6) in multiples. ON-PACERS: Tan Tat Brav, Mo’ Money. 2 Tricky. Do you take the shorts TAN TAT BRAV (1) or be more careful and go each-way TRUE SWOOPERS: Toluka, True Persua- sion, Sincengarni. SUGGESTED BET: Each-way True Persuasion. 3 real eye-catcher when swooped and can hold a more forward spot if CHINA CAUSEWAY (8) has had a handful of tune-ups and is now ready to win. Last run was a required. Only problem might be if track is ‘‘mad-leaders’’. Reckon JOONTOO GEMINI (5) will improve up to this trip. Travelled like winner in run last start but couldn’t accelerate over sharper trip. Expect big on-pace run here. Rain would help. DAKA’S GEM (1) is going OK but prefers wet. He is the class runner, however. Include SCENIC SCENE (3), DIA- MOND ENVY (6) and ABITOFADO (7) in multiples. ON-PACERS: Joontoo Gemini, Abi- tofado. faces huge task at first steeplechase. Shrugged off hard-luck tag last start and was powerful last 300m. Further they go, the better he’ll blend in. HASTA MANANA (3) looked world beater two seasons back and his recent trials suggest he’s still a force. Can’t forget his demolition job win here in ’07 over hurdles. Laing has left no stone unturned. GEEORB (1) is a wonderful jumper, on-pace but adapt- able. No knock on him at all but he’ll have no rest at any stage from likes of SPIRIT OF ALATON (8). HOOKER ROAD (4) is game little bloke but last 300m will test. ON-PACERS: Geeorb, Hooker Road, Spirit Of Alaton. SWOOPERS: Pentiffic, Hasta Mana- na. 4 SUGGESTED BET: Watch only. 5 a ticket. Meets DOLLOPS (1) better at weight for last start defeat and can settle closer in the run than Dollops, who seems drawn perilously in gate one as a get-backer. Babington’s stablemate SWANZ (10) had little luck behind Dollops/Babington last start. Good rule in these apprentice- only races is to back best jockey rather than best horse. In that case THE BANKERS ON VIDEO: TRUE PERSUASION (R2 No. 5) BEL SHOES (R7 No. 4) ON WEIGHT: YAMANAURA (R1 No. 2) JOONTOO GEMINI (R3 No. 5) $80 FLEXI QUADDIE FOR 50% 1,4,8,10 - 1,2,6,9,11 - 3,4,5,8 - 2,4 Hate this race. Passionately. They should run along. Maybe BABINGTON (8) might be worth SWOOPERS: China Causeway. SUGGESTED BET: China Cause- way win, but check bias. Hell of a race. Lots of pace, sure to be won by best stayer. Keen on PENTIFFIC (5) but wary he No .1 (Avdulla), No. 2 (Hall) and No.4 (The Gun Dog) stick out. ON-PACERS: Justsay Sumthink, Partiva. SWOOPERS: Babington, Dollops, Swanz. SUGGESTED BET: Each-way Ba- bington. are racing extra well and can kick late. Both are Valley specialists. If they’re running on, you cannot dismiss FIELD HUNTER (1), whose two runs back from long break have been more than adequate. Excellent record this track-distance and has Ollie again. JENNINGS (2) was terrific last start and is another who loves the Valley. Cannot leave out GREATWALL OF CHINA (6) who will settle midfield. 6 ON-PACERS: Tolka Rock, Bonindi, Jennings. SWOOPERS: Field Hunter, Great- wall Of China. SUGGESTED BET: Check pattern. Either Tolka Rock or Field Hunter. 7 start but seemed right at home at the track and form equally as good on wet and dry. Should make own luck. BEL SHOES (4) ran into traffic up the straight last start and ran well. Back around a turn and won at Valley three starts back. Apprentice Brett Evans, down from Queensland, takes 2kg off and is a gun. BELTROIS (5) has been really consistent since being snagged back in his races. SOL BRILLANTE (8) was solid here two starts back and can improve if the pace is on and they’re running on. ON-PACERS: Silver Bullion, Casca- bel. SWOOPERS: Bel Shoes, Beltrois, Sol Brillante. 8 SUGGESTED BET: Silver Bullion the win. Drawn to cross field after 200m. Only concern is she can be a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde. COMMANDING HOPE (2) looks very well placed and has Ollie. Swooper track certainly suits best. IN THE SHADOWS (1) is a track and distance specialist. MR SARGOOD (3) is best on wet but is flying. ON-PACERS: Guild, Mr Sargood. SWOOPERS: Commanding Hope, In The Shadows. SUGGESTED BET: Win Guild. GUILD (4) has a terrific fresh record and flies at the Valley. Firmish track also a positive. Good race. Hard to see SILVER BULLION (3) missing out each- way. Gained all the breaks last The BIG6 will operate on the following meetings. Moonee Valley gallops: Leg 1: Race 3: 1.40. Leg 2: Race 4: 2.20. Leg 3: Race 5: 3.00. Leg 4: Race 6: 3.35. Leg 5: Race 7: 4.12. Leg 6: Race 8: 4.50. The Meadows greyhounds: Leg 1: Race 4: 8.20. Leg 2: Race 5: 8.40. 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 Christopher Short Managing Director Dominant Race1MooneeValley No. 4 Black And Bent Race4MooneeValley No. 1 Geeorb + Lot depends on track pattern here. If they’re leading, TOLKA ROCK (9) and BONINDI (11) Michael Manley JOCKEY CHALLENGE While the focus on the jockeys will centre on the Williams/Oliver battle for the premiership, talented apprentice Brenton Avdulla might be able to out-do them. He is in good form and, although he has only four rides, they all have good chances. At $4.00 in the Jockey Challenge he looks good value. Herald Sun, Saturday, July 25, 2009 45 + www.tab.com.au Nick Quinn WIN BET Doomben (R2 No. 1): Surf’s Up was an impressive winner last start and has won two of his past three starts. Star local jockey Stathi Katsidis again takes the ride and from gate six looks a nice way for punters to start the day.
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