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Herald Sun Form Guide : August 15th 2009
+ 50 Herald Sun, Saturday, August 15, 2009 + RACING TODAY Rosehill Gardens form continued RACE 4 continued THUNDERBIRDSAREGO (Ms G Markwell) 7g By Thunder Gulch - Maple Grove (53:513-8): Three runs back below best including 2-1/2 len 6th (57.0) Centre Arena 1500m R’hill (75) heavy trk July 18 and latest 7-3/4 len last (58.5) Strike One 1550m RandwickKensington (75) dead trk Aug 5 when led on fence (slowest going) and had a 2 len break into stretch but reeled in final 200m. Place claims. MATCHLESS (J Denham) 6m By Desert Sun - Sky Queen (41:6-6-4): Was disappointed for a run when 4-3/4 len 4th (57.0) Bejewelled 1400m R’wick F&M Hcp-86 heavy trk July 11 then caught wide before closing late 1-3/4 len 5th (58.0) Commands A Smile 1500m R’hill M (81) dead trk Aug 1. Rarely far away but only one midweek win from her last 24 runs a worry. Chance in multiples. READINESS (Ms G Markwell) 4g By More Than Ready - Scale The Heights (7:3-00): Caught wide when 2-1/2 len 8th (56.5) Trotsky 1350m Wyong E&G (65) dead trk July 23 before landing 1-1/4 len win (56.0) Grandma’s Fault, Zampara 1400m Kembla Grange (71) Aug 8. Stiffer test here but he hasn’t done much wrong. Well worth keeping safe. BEOWOLF (Peter Snowden) 5g By Encosta De Lago - Apple Danish (12:3-3-2): Took time to get out but got going late for 1-3/4 len, 1/2 len 3rd (56.0) Sacred Orders, Choisie 1250m C’bury (86) heavy trk July 15 then solid effort from just off the pace 1-1/4 len 2nd (57.5) Moti 1400m W Farm (81) slow trk July 31. Consistent of late and runner-up only other attempt this t/d. Should appreciate the rise to 1500m now. PRINCE OF CAPERS (W T Prain) 4g By Arena - Palace Capers (13:3-3-0): Fair effort boxing away along rail for 3 len 4th (54.0) Vintedge 1600m R’wick 3yo (80) heavy trk July 11 then from wide gate rearward early then made midrace move and led them into stretch before booting clear for 3 len win (58.0) Maniere D’Etre, Mulhim 1600m W Farm 3yo C&G Hcp-71 slow trk July 31. Bad alley but it didn’t worry him last time. Stays under strong notice. COUSIN WAL (David Hughes) 7g By Casual Lies - Perfect Shot (12:3-1-2): Gosford first-up winner then 8-3/4 len 10th (59.0) Yoburg 1200m R’wick (75) heavy trk July 11. Copped a bump on turn when 5-3/4 len 8th (58.5) North Dakota 1350m R’hill (75) dead trk Aug 1. Capable but obviously had issues (three runs in 16 months). Extra trip in his favour. Should improve. NATMANA (C J Waller) 5g By Alhaarth - Gracious Gift (31:3-8-7): Freshened before 3-1/4 len 6th (56.5) Moti 1400m W Farm (81) slow trk July 31 when pressured for lead, then on pace again when 1-1/4 len, hd 3rd (54.0) Inadesert, Sir Fussalot 1600m R’wick (86) dead trk Aug 8. Strike rate an obvious concern with this fellow but rarely strays from the money. Should be prominent from outset. ABEYANT (J C Coyle) 3c By Exceed And Excel - Luanda (6:1-1-0): Made steady ground for from back half of field for 5-3/4 len 5th (56.0) The Mikado 1200m Grafton 2yo Plate July 16 then never a factor 6-3/4 len 7th (56.0) Definite Choice 1400m R’hill 3yo (75) dead trk Aug 1. Drops to the limit against the older horses here and should get a more suitable tempo but needs to find best. RUUD ROY (J C McNair) 5g By Van Nistelrooy - Midnight Babe (20:4-1-1): Fav when battled on from midfield in bunched finish 2-1/4 len 6th (55.0) Sports City 1600m Scone (67) July 21 before landing 1-1/4 len win (55.0) Kubrick’s World, Baabaric 1400m Kembla Grange (65) dead trk Aug 1. More depth here but can’t knock winning form. RACE 5 1200m UMPIRE BIRD (Ms K Waugh) 5g By Catbird - Days Like This (29:3-8-3): Commenced badly when resumed for 5-3/4 len 7th (59.5) Altered Boy 1100m C’bury (71) heavy trk July 15. Copped bump on turn before trimming margin late 4 len 5th (56.0) North Dakota 1350m R’hill (75) dead trk Aug 1. Serial backmarker who will strip trimmer after those two runs and the extra trip suits but obviously needs the pace on. ADMIRALS HONOUR (S G Hood) 4g By Honours List - Pipe The Side (19:4-0-1): Twisted a plate when 6-1/2 len 5th (53.5) Altered Boy 1200m R’wick 3yo (81) heavy trk July 25 then fav when 2-1/2 len 5th (57.0) Readiness 1400m Kembla Grange (71) Aug 8. Up in grade after Kembla defeat last Saturday as fav. PRINCESS QUALITY (Ms G Waterhouse) 4m By Elusive Quality - Amies (11:2-31): Broke mdn at H’biry first-up Jiuly 9, then followed that up with decisive 2-1/2 len win (59.0) Runeasy, Pagoreni 1350m Wyong F&M (65) dead trk July 23. Just failed to bring up hat-trick in stronger company here when luckless lg nk 2nd (55.5) North Dakota 1350m R’hill (75) dead trk Aug 1. Racing in slashing form and unlucky not to be unbeaten this campaign. Should handle the class/dist rise. MENTALITY (M, W & J Hawkes) 6g By Flying Spur - Synaesthesia (33:7-6-3): Seasoned Group performer off the scene since 3 len 5th (59.0) Tuesday Joy 1600m R’wick Chipping Norton Mar 7 and 5-3/4 len 7th (59.0) All Silent 1300m R’hill Canterbury Stks dead trk Mar 21. Indicated was forward in condition with 2 len win Likenothinelsie, Ahdashim 900m R’hill barrier trial dead trk Aug 4. Triple G1 winner who looks primed for a big return. TRIPLE HONOUR (C J Waller) 5g By Honours List - Myrrh (19:6-2-0): G1 winner resuming. Closed off well when clear to finish 1-1/4 len 7th (59.0) Pompeii Ruler 2000m R’wick Queen Elizabeth slow trk April 25. Sent to Brisbane for 2-3/4 len 4th (59.0) Scenic Shot 2020m D’ben Doomben Cup May 16 then spelled. Since finished 4th Fangles 1030m R’hill barrier trial dead trk Aug 4. Best on the fresh side (won 4 of 5) and he won this race last year. Treat seriously. TURFFONTEIN (A J Cummings) 5h By Johannesburg - Spirit Of Grace (22:3-5-5): Well travelled 5yo who hit line hard for 1/2 len 2nd (58.5) Swick 1200m F’ton Patinack Classic dead trk Nov 8. Fav in NZ G1 from outside gate when 3-1/4 len 6th (55.5) Mufhasa 1200m Trentham Telegraph Hcp Jan 17. Classy but hasn’t trialled and usually needs the run. KRONER (J B Cummings) 5g By Viking Ruler - Monroe Magic (16:6-2-2): Talented Cummings galloper who possesess a lethal change of gears. Won the June Stakes before 1-1/2 len 2nd (57.5) Strat’s Flyer 1200m Gosford Takeover Target heavy trk June 24. Off let-up when closed fairly down middle for 2-1/2 len 6th (58.5) Teasing 1100m R’hill Missile Stakes dead trk Aug 1. Each-way appeal. FRITZ’S PRINCESS (K A Lees) 7m By More Than Ready - Superb Lady (36:9-57): G2 The Shorts winner last Oct then sent to Melb for 6-3/4 len 11th (54.0) Hot Danish 1200m F’ton Salinger Stks Nov 1. Struck trouble at vital point but kept finding 2-1/4 len 4th (56.5) Teasing 1100m R’hill Missile Stakes dead trk Aug 1. Hard luck story out of the Missile. Fitter. Right in this. PHELAN READY (Jason McLachlan) 3c By More Than Ready - Nancy Eleanor (6:2-11): Slipper winner resuming. Charged through middle to score 2-1/4 len win (56.5) Headway, Manhattan Rain 1200m R’hill Golden Slipper heavy trk April 4 then never really recovered from early trouble when hit rail 7-1/4 len 7th (56.5) Manhattan Rain 1400m R’wick Sires Produce dead trk April 18. Fitted for return with 1/2 len win Manhattan Rain, Rock Kingdom 800m R’wick barrier trial dead trk Aug 7. Resumes at WFA. Look for him steaming late. MORE THAN GREAT (David Payne) 3c By More Than Ready - Great Temptation (3:2-0-1): Promising colt from the Payne camp who finished sht nk, 1/2 len 3rd (56.5) Offhanded, Bandar 1200m R’wick 2yo C&G Hcp heavy trk June 20. Fav when showed a clean turn of foot scoring 1-1/4 len win (56.5) Miss Cutie, Newborn 1200m R’hill 2yo Hcp slow trk July 4. Since recorded len win Shah Rukh, Quiet Control 740m R’wick barrier trial dead trk Aug 7. Acid test now but looks a horse with a very bright future. PORSCHED (M G Price) 3c By Dehere - Casigris (2:1-0-1): Melbourne galloper who kicked off career with emphatic 4-1/2 len win (55.0) Italian Machine, So Fast So Good 1200m M Valley 2yo Hcp slow trk June 8 then 3/4 len, 1-1/4 len 3rd (57.5) Starspangledbanner, Tariks 1000m C’field 3yo Hcp dead trk Aug 1. Huge rise to WFA now but has obvious ability and stable should always be respected. Doomben form continued RACE 7 continued PANDEMONIA (L F Birchley) 4g By Sequalo - Graphic Belle (10:1-2-2): Spelled after 7-1/4 len 8th (54.0) Spanish Fling 1000m E Farm 3yo dead trk Jan 24. Caught wide but kept running on when resuming 1-1/4 len 2nd (54.5) Mazuka 1000m E Farm C3 July 22. Form line stacks up ok and will have it run to suit. Can finish over the top of them. STAR OF MINTO (M G Nolan) 6g By Monashee Mountain - Lady Sparrow (29:57-7): Resumed with 3-3/4 len 6th (53.5) Major Boyington 1000m Toowoomba Cushion C6 Plt July 18. Led and only nailed in last stride 1/2 hd 2nd (54.0) King Leonidas 1200m Gold Coast C5 Aug 1. Will ensure it’s truly run. Value hope. PIMPALA COBBER (G D Yorke) 5g By Desert Prince - Marscay Image (7:3-0-0): Had let-up after 6-1/2 len 7th (54.5) Fire Break 1200m Gosford C2 heavy trk June 24. Strolled home for dominant 4-1/4 len win (57.5) Passed In Twice, Palace Coup 1000m Coffs Harbour C2 dead trk Aug 5. Plenty to like about last effort. Worth following. RACE 8 1350m FAT POSSUM (L F Birchley) 7g By Danasinga - Gypsy Soul (28:3-10-4): Resuming. Showed pace from outside gate and tried hard 1/2 len 2nd (55.5) Plenty Of Practise 1600m E Farm C6 April 25. Put away after 2 len 6th (51.5) Prix Du Sang 1800m Gold Coast C6 May 2. Fitter for 6th Beautiful 1100m E Farm barrier trial C3 Aug 4. Has tidy record here and gets in well after claim. Value hope. BRADFIELD (J P Morrisey) 6g By St. Petersburg - Fiorino (27:5-2-3): Finished off ok 3-1/2 len 4th (53.0) Black Morgan 1400m E Farm C6 July 18. Ran home strongly 1-1/4 len, sht 1/2 hd 3rd (56.0) Chaski, Manoloblahniks 1200m E Farm E&G Rst0 Aug 12. On the quick back up and outside alley no luxury. Each way. BRINGELLY (J P Morrisey) 6g By Towkay - Stranami (17:4-3-2): Made some ground when resuming 2-1/4 len 6th (56.0) Tootsie Zynsky 1000m Gold Coast C4 dead trk July 4. Caught wide and did well to keep running on sht hd, 2-1/4 len 3rd (58.0) Ginkgo Gold, Mr Heartbreaker 1000m Gold Coast C4 July 30. Worth following. COLE TRICKLE (R K McCall) 6g By Waterford Road - Grand Shower (52:6-8-7): Poor 12-1/4 len 6th (54.5) Seekawinner 1600m Bundaberg Cup July 11. Led but weakened out of it 4-3/4 len 10th (55.0) Armstrong Jones 1615m D’ben C6 July 25. Freshened up. Shorter trip may assist. + DESERT HAYIL (C Smith) 5g By Hayil - Desert Desire (20:8-1-1): Had his chance 7 len 7th (56.0) Intertheblack 1350m D’ben Rst0 July 25. Got saloon passage turn and no excuses 2-3/4 len 4th (51.5) Winmara 1400m E Farm Spec Cond Aug 8. Poorly drawn. Place preferred. SHUDULE GEE (J P Wallace) 5g By Monashee Mountain - Rip Rawing (22:44-1): Heavily backed but ran out of steam when resuming 2-1/4 len 5th (55.0) Tootsie Zynsky 1000m Gold Coast C4 dead trk July 4. Four deep (no cover) and had no hope 5-3/4 len 10th (50.0) Michelle Cafea 1200m D’ben C6 July 25. Has another horror draw to cope with. Not keen. BERNARDO (B R Guy) 6g By Bellotto - Serenely (26:4-5-8): Made up ground first up 4-1/2 len 6th (56.0) Blow The Bugle 1200m Sunshine Coast C4 dead trk July 19. Fought on well 3/4 len 2nd (54.5) Teddy Bare 1400m E Farm C5 July 29. Just needs a bit of luck from nightmare alley to make his presence felt. COURT AWARD (K W Nipperess) 5g By Arazi - Clay Model (19:4-1-3): Outside alley sealed his fate 8-1/4 len 11th (57.5) The Sixties 1200m Grafton (77) July 16. Ran home gamely 3/4 len win (55.0) Where’smine, Tangler 1310m Ballina (77) heavy trk July 24. Best recent efforts have been on bog tracks. Has to be taken on trust. TARRAYOUKYAN (L J Mayfield-Smith) 6g By Zeditave - Gamine (20:4-4-4): Put writing on the wall with 1-1/4 len 2nd (57.5) Cicarelli 1500m E Farm C3 Plt dead trk July 8. Really attacked line 3-1/2 len win (58.0) Manaudou, Hell Week 1500m E Farm C3 July 22. Drop back in journey not ideal but drawn perfectly with Katsidis aboard. Will take holding out. CASH IN A HURRY (Jason McLachlan) 5g By Dash For Cash - Pinpante (26:4-5-1): Back from let-up with 1/2 len 2nd (55.0) Longstreet 1400m Sunshine Coast Cushion Open June 20. Had his chance 4 len 4th (57.0) Three Tenors 1600m Sunshine Coast Cushion C4 July 17. Won’t find this any easier. READY TO RISE (Jason McLachlan) 4g By More Than Ready - Dawn To Dusk (14:4-1-0): Couldn’t pick his feet up in bottomless conditions 18-3/4 len 12th (56.0) Za Magic 1600m Sunshine Coast Gns heavy trk June 27. Made ground steadily 2-1/2 len 7th (54.5) Jazz Heart 1600m E Farm 3yo July 18. Freshened up for drop back in journey. Can’t be ruled out entirely. SHIFTEMAN (B W Brown) 6g By Canadian Silver - My Bonnie Lass (19:4-2-3): 6-3/4 len 6th (55.0) Intertheblack 1350m D’ben Rst0 July 25. Box seated and no excuses 5-3/4 len 8th (54.5) Deception Bay 1630m D’ben Rst0 Hcp Aug 1. Won this circuit three runs back and drawn the rail. One more chance. JOVELON (K M Schweida) 5g By Falvelon - Boosie Girl (21:4-2-3): Scraped home when resuming 1/2 hd win (54.0) Fiamore, Dubbus 1110m D’ben E&G C3 July 15. Caught wide and not a bad effort 2-3/4 len 5th (56.5) Ginkgo Gold 1000m Gold Coast C4 July 30. Worth another chance. SWORDS (R L Heathcote) 5g By Hussonet - Thorena (18:4-1-2): Didn’t run trip (again) 6-1/4 len 9th (53.0) Crossthestart 1800m E Farm C6 dead trk July 4. Led and held on ok 3/4 len, 1-1/2 len 3rd (54.0) Teddy Bare, Bernardo 1400m E Farm C5 July 29. Three time winner this trip. One of the main hopes. WIND GUSTS (E T Ainsworth) 6g By Hurricane Sky - Drama Event (21:3-3-7): Went down narrowly when resuming hd 2nd (56.5) Dr Barnard 1100m Ipswich C2 dead trk July 10. Did good job with big weight from outside alley 3/4 len win (58.0) Lovmieko, Romac’s Express 1200m Ipswich E&G C2 July 24. Placed two from three here and down 3kg. Must be respected. PONCHE SOTO (T J Gollan) 6g By Iglesia - Temple Top (10:4-1-0): Resuming. Improved on 4 len 8th (52.0) Cat Eyes 1110m D’ben E&G C3 April 22 for 1/2 nk win (56.5) Hell Week, Tact 1400m Dalby C3 dead trk May 8 prior to spell. Fitter for 3-1/2 len last Manic Monday 850m Toowoomba Cushion barrier trial July 21. Won’t find this easy first up. BAQABA (S P Tregea) 4g By Easy Rocking - Bouree (3:2-0-0): Powered home with big weight for stunning 2-1/2 len win (58.0) Noosa Bay, Kalinga Lady 1000m Sunshine Coast C1 dead trk July 26. Finished off ok late 2-1/2 len 7th (53.0) Crackajack Fortune 1000m E Farm Rst0 Aug 8. Did enough last time to suggest he will be competitive here. REIZARB (L V Brazier) 4h By King’s Best - Quest For Fun (4:2-0-1): Handled the step up from Mdn company with ease 1-1/2 len win (55.0) Tora San, Over The Heather 1200m Sunshine Coast C1 dead trk July 19. Drew outside alley but kept running on 1-1/4 len, 3/4 len 3rd (53.0) Judge Me Not, Dubbus 1200m E Farm E&G C3 July 29. Going well in the lower grades. Don’t sell him short. SPIRITO VOLANTE (R L Heathcote) 7g By Sequalo - Noble Hall (37:3-4-3): Never likely 5-1/2 len last (51.0) On The Leather 1350m D’ben C5 July 15. Ran home strongly len, 1-1/2 len 3rd (53.0) Intertheblack, Deception Bay 1350m D’ben Rst0 July 25. Strong form line. Right in this. RACE 7 continued RACE 6 1300m DENMAN (Peter Snowden) 3c By Lonhro - Peach (4:3-0-1): Boom colt who powered home to score 2-3/4 len win (55.5) Dane Babylon, Mo’ Money 1100m F’ton 2yo Hcp dead trk June 27 then again kicked away for 3 len win (58.0) Stoneblack, True Persuasion 1200m Sandown-Lakeside 2yo Hcp heavy trk July 11. In the deep end now but he looks a star in the making. BOMBAY SLING (C W McDonald) 3c By Danzero - Gin Sling (6:1-2-1): Won the Tasmanian Magic Millions then runner-up in crack Melb line-up 2-3/4 len 2nd (55.5) Rostova 1400m F’ton Sires’ Produce dead trk Mar 7. First-up whacked away from just behind the pace for 2-1/4 len 4th (57.0) Starspangledbanner 1000m C’field 3yo Hcp dead trk Aug 1. Kept on solidly to finish just out of the minors first-up at C’field. Fitter. Each-way appeal. HUS DER LIEFTEN (G A Ryan) 3c By Hussonet - Sunday Valentine (3:2-1-0): Exciting colt who defied betting drifdt and a tardy start in wet to score 3/4 len win (55.5) Flight Command, Eight Thorns 1400m R’hill 2yo Hcp heavy trk May 30. Resumed in impressive style scoring 1/2 len win (56.0) Stryker, Romanus 1200m R’hill The Rosebud dead trk Aug 1. Hard to beat again from the gun draw. FEAR NO OTHER (L F Birchley) 3g By Iglesia - Berkley Miss (5:2-3-0): Talented Queensland gelding who won the Inglis Classic at Randwick before 2 len 2nd (59.0) The Mikado 1200m Grafton 2yo Plate July 16. Off outside barrier when closed late for 3-1/4 len 2nd (58.5) Fab Fevola 1110m D’ben 3yo Hcp Aug 1. Fitter for two runs back and shown enough to sugggest he should be very competitive here. Each-way. MORE THAN CASH (G A Rogerson) 3c By More Than Ready - Pronto Cash (5:2-1-0): Made it back to back C’bury wins with 3/4 len win (56.5) River Of Salvation, Public Holiday 1250m C’bury 2yo Hcp May 16 then rested after 6 len 11th (56.0) Shoot Out 1400m E Farm Sires’ Produce slow trk May 30. Dual Cantebury winner before heading to Brisbane last prep. Taking on much stronger now and has an awkwared gate. MORE THAN GREAT (David Payne) 3c By More Than Ready - Great Temptation (3:2-0-1): Not best away before closing late sht nk, 1/2 len 3rd (56.5) Offhanded, Bandar 1200m R’wick 2yo C&G Hcp heavy trk June 20 then scored 1-1/4 len win (56.5) Miss Cutie, Newborn 1200m R’hill 2yo Hcp slow trk July 4. Since recorded len win Shah Rukh, Quiet Control 740m R’wick barrier trial dead trk Aug 7. Potential packed colt facing a significant class rise here but could be a knockout. ROMANUS (G Portelli) 3c By Encosta De Lago - Bulla Borghese (6:1-0-2): Daughter of 2002 VRC Oaks winner who finished 6-1/2 len 5th (56.5) Manhattan Rain 1400m R’wick Sires Produce dead trk April 18. Encouraging signs first-up here when 1/2 len, 2 len 3rd (57.0) Hus Der Lieften, Stryker 1200m R’hill The Rosebud dead trk Aug 1. Has share of talent and should only improve as the distances increase this campaign. Each-way threat. THE MIKADO (T R Martin) 3c By Danehill Dancer - Lirico (6:1-2-1): Fav when recorded 2 len win (56.0) Fear No Other, Sweepstaking 1200m Grafton 2yo Plate July 16 then returned home for 3/4 len, 3/4 len 3rd (58.5) Definite Choice, Will To Win 1400m R’hill 3yo (75) dead trk Aug 1. Disposed of a handy field at Grafton then tried hard in latest. Harder this time but fitter than most. Both totes. MAGIC MODEL (David Payne) 3f By Choisir - Balkan Queen (4:2-0-1): First run since March stalked pace then took control into stretch fought on for nk win (54.0) Gardner, King Sabeel 1400m R’hill 2yo Hcp heavy trk June 27. 7-2 when narrowly prevailed for sht 1/2 hd win (57.0) Gigas, Lucky Elmo 1400m R’wick 2yo Hcp heavy trk July 11. Since recorded 1-1/4 len win Hush Up, Sarah Can Fly 740m R’wick barrier trial dead trk Aug 7. Beat subsequent Randwick winner Gigas before break. In the mix. STRYKER (C J Waller) 3c By Fastnet Rock - Laetitia (6:0-3-1): Speedy colt who was reeled in late by a smart one 1-3/4 len 2nd (57.0) Rothesay 1100m R’hill 2yo C&G Hcp heavy trk July 18. Again just found one better 1/2 len 2nd (56.0) Hus Der Lieften 1200m R’hill The Rosebud dead trk Aug 1. Still a maiden but formlines are sensational. Should lead again with Cassidy engaged. Take catching. VIKING LEGEND (Ms G Waterhouse) 3c By Elvstroem - Innocent Baby (3:1-1-0): Led and just lasted for sht hd win (55.5) Dominguin, Tribulus 1200m M Valley 2yo Plate dead trk Feb 14 then rested after 5-1/2 len 7th (55.5) Tale Of Love 1200m C’field Inglis Premier Feb 28. Trialled twice for return, latest when 1/2 len 2nd Garrulous 1050m R’wick barrier trial slow trk July 20. Promising Waterhouse colt who will have matured further over the break. Market watch strongly advised. WILL TO WIN (A J Cummings) 3g By Elusive Quality - Unrocel Saint (3:1-20): Led and held off late challenge for nk win (55.0) Diamondsahoy, Military Secret 1150m Randwick-Kensington 2yo C&G Mdn heavy trk July 8 then freshened and up in class/dist here for 3/4 len 2nd (55.5) Definite Choice 1400m R’hill 3yo (75) dead trk Aug 1. Stronger here but should make the most of his inside alley. Value chance. TRUSTING (J C Coyle) 3c By Tale Of The Cat - Legible 1:1-0-0): 16-1 into 12-1 at debut when charged home to score 2 len win (56.0) Exceed With Me, Gunner Knox 1200m C’bury 2yo C&G Mdn slow trk July 29. This a massive rise in class from Canterbury but hard to knock him. RACE 7 1500m HADAAF (Joseph Pride) 7g By Danewin - Belle Desire (63:14-7-7): Hardy galloper who won the Civic stakes here four back. Forget 4-3/4 len 6th (57.5) Allaboutus 1800m R’wick Hcp heavy trk July 25 as he’s never been a fan of Randwick. Boxed away in latest 1-1/4 len, 3-1/4 len 3rd (58.5) Strat’s Flyer, Bay Window 1500m R’hill Winter C’ship dead trk Aug 1. Good stats this t/d incl latest placing behind Strat’s Flyer. Go well. READY TO LIFT (G A Ryan) 6m By More Than Ready - On The Rise (32:9-5-1): Prolific winner who added to tally sht nk win (56.0) Music Review, Lyncean Academy 2400m R’hill W J McKell Cup heavy trk May 30. Sent north for game 1/2 len 2nd (54.0) Scenic Shot 2400m E Farm Brisbane Cup heavy trk June 6. Since finished hd, 8 len 3rd Metal Bender, Teivovo 1030m R’hill barrier trial dead trk Aug 4. Will have longer assignments in mind but could run into a place. GERGIS (Peter Snowden) 5g By Viscount - Sibylline (20:6-3-5): Jumped to front then drfited back and came again to score 1/2 nk win (56.0) Mossurmi, With A Chance 1600m R’wick Hcp heavy trk July 11 then up in dist and fav when 2-3/4 len, sht nk 3rd (57.5) Allaboutus, Mossurmi 1800m R’wick Hcp heavy trk July 25. On a drop back but very hard to ignore whlst in this mood. ENZEDEX EAGLE (C J Waller) 6g By High Yield - Gay Finale (25:6-4-5): Stayer resuming and loves racing here. Manion Cup victor before 2-1/4 len 7th (53.5) Divine Rebel 2600m R’wick Chairman’s Hcp dead trk April 11. Down the track in 19-1/2 len 13th (51.5) Ista Kareem 3200m R’wick Sydney Cup slow trk April 25. Fitted with len 4th Metal Bender 1030m R’hill barrier trial dead trk Aug 4. First-up at 1500m but expect he’ll have plenty of work under him and well placed with 2kg claim for Mitch Beadman. Watch betting. BAY WINDOW (Ms G Markwell) 5g By Nothin’ Leica Dane - Vicajemi (12:4-6-0): Ultra consistent 5yo who tackles this after 2-1/4 len 2nd (53.0) Strat’s Flyer 1500m R’hill Winter Stakes heavy trk July 18 and 1-1/4 len 2nd (53.0) Strat’s Flyer 1500m R’hill Winter C’ship dead trk Aug 1 when in usual front running role. No Strat’s Flyer today. Take catching this time from the inside alley. KETTLEDRUM (David Payne) 5g By O’Reilly - Gypsy Soul (19:3-3-6): Resumes. Came from midfield on bend for sht nk, 1-1/4 len 3rd (56.5) Enzedex Eagle, Common Objective 2400m R’hill N.E. Manion Cup Mar 28 then 20-1 when always in back half of pack 3-1/2 len 11th (52.0) Divine Rebel 2600m R’wick Chairman’s Hcp dead trk April 11. Best of two recent trials when 1-1/4 len, len 3rd Eight Thorns, Centennial Park 1030m R’hill barrier trial slow trk July 21. Usually needs the run but rarely out of the money here and winner only other time at the trip. Keep safe. GOD’S HAND (J B Cummings) 6g By Galileo - Blessed Be (23:4-3-4): Found form winning C’field 1800m Open Feb 8, then put away after 4-1/2 len 4th (53.0) Road To Rock 2000m C’field Sportingbet Cup Feb 28. Tidy return here despite significant betting drift when 2-1/2 len 5th (55.5) Testimonial 1300m R’wick Hcp heavy trk July 25. Fair effort on the hvy at Randwick first-up. Fitter. Two of his wins were this venue. Lightweight chance. RANGIRANGDOO (C J Waller) 5g By Pentire - She Wishes (8:4-2-2): Highly promising 5yo who resumed in what’s proving a strong form race with 1-1/4 len, 3 len 3rd (54.5) Dreamscape, Murray’s Sun 1200m R’wick Hcp heavy trk July 11 then looked winner when grabbed by swooper len 2nd (52.5) Testimonial 1300m R’wick Hcp heavy trk July 25. Since finished 3-1/4 len 2nd Fangles 1030m R’hill barrier trial dead trk Aug 4. Should be right at his top now. Will give a sight. FANGLES (G A Ryan) 5g By Falvelon - Speranto (30:7-4-5): Loomed into stretch but gave away in drive 6-1/2 len last (53.0) Battlefield 1200m Grafton Ramornie Hcp July 15 then freshened for 5-1/4 len 10th (53.0) Murray’s Sun 1200m R’wick Hcp dead trk Aug 8. On seven a day back-up here. hard to see improving enough in that time. CULLEN CASTLE (G K White) 5g By Danewin - Lady Secola (17:5-2-3): Freshened and back on top scoring 3/4 len win (57.0) Inspired Choice, Noble Edict 1550m Randwick-Kensington (86) slow trk July 22 then up in grade for even 3-3/4 len 7th (59.0) Inadesert 1600m R’wick (86) dead trk Aug 8. Much tougher test at this level but speed will suit and worth noting significant weight drop. Could add some value to minors. RACE 8 1300m CENTENNIAL PARK (David Payne) 4g By Thorn Park - Trephina (8:3-1-0): Tracked pace and kicked on for sht hd win (53.0) Ahdashim, Nicconi 1200m R’hill Darby Munro Mar 28 then rested after 2-1/4 len 6th (56.0) Fravashi 1400m R’wick South Pacific slow trk April 18. Trialled twice for return, latest when 1-1/4 len 2nd Eight Thorns 1030m R’hill barrier trial slow trk July 21. All wins were here. Bold showing anticipated. FESTUS HAGEN (K A Lees) 5g By Commands - Coy Cowgirl (26:4-3-2): Form tapered of last prep which ended with 9-1/2 len 11th (53.0) Newport 2000m R’wick Randwick City Mar 14. Made a triumphant return in new stable scoring 1-3/4 len win (58.5) Rare Diamond, Al Mahboob 1150m Randwick-Kensington (81) slow trk July 22. Up in grade and has an awkward gate but Bowman sticks and he’s also proven here at the trip. Very hard to ignore. MONTE LEO (Vic Bates) 7g By Fusaichi Pegasus - Sunny Lane (35:10-3-3): Had specking but did little 13-1/4 len 8th (57.5) Mr Unforgettable 1400m Randwick-Kensington (86) heavy trk June 20. Bounced back with sht 1/2 hd win (58.5) The Invincible One, Fast Bullet 1300m Randwick-Kensington (81) slow trk July 22. Ran 5 len 2nd Delago Bolt 1000m Hawkesbury barrier trial dead trk Aug 10. Bit stronger here but has the draw to figure. REAL STRIKE (Kevin Moses) 8g By Real Quiet - Deanie (41:7-4-5): Won R’hill R86 event here first-up then kept on the fresh side and up in class for 6-3/4 len 4th (54.0) Dreamscape 1200m R’wick Hcp heavy trk July 11. Among first beaten and vetted after 7-1/4 len last (53.5) Testimonial 1300m R’wick Hcp heavy trk July 25. Will appreciate return to a firmer race surface here. Watch betting moves. COME IN SPANNER (C Karakatsanis) 8g By Brief Truce - From The Brink (81:13-75): Old stager who returned lame after 8-3/4 len last (55.5) Brisk Crown 1300m Canberra Open Hcp Mar 20. Good return from wide barrier when len 2nd (54.0) Lifeboat 1200m Coffs Harbour D Baker Mem. dead trk Aug 6. Stiffer test but looks to have returned in fine fettle. Claim helps. Value hope. ANTIDOTES (J B Cummings) 6g By Golden Snake - Goldberg (30:2-5-2): Never a factor first-up 12 len 12th (58.5) Koichi 1100m R’hill (86) heavy trk June 27. In early trouble but responded well in stretch charging home for 1/2 len 2nd (58.0) Emperor Bonaparte 1200m R’wick (81) dead trk Aug 8. Encouraging signs first-up when chased home Emperor Bonaparte with 58kg. Gets some weight relief with Ganderton’s claim. Winning hope. CERTAIN MAGIC (Terry Evans) 6g By Fasliyev - Miss Superb (28:3-3-4): In new yard. Weakened noticeably for 10-3/4 len 15th (54.0) Plenty Of Practise 1500m E Farm C6 dead trk July 4 then again ran out of petrol when 9-3/4 len 10th (54.5) Black Morgan 1400m E Farm C6 July 18. Hard to make a case on recent Qld form. NORTH DAKOTA (G K White) 7g By Flying Spur - November Song (18:5-1-2): Chasing hat-trick. Charged through and reeled in leader to score 3/4 len win (57.5) Hot Stash, Psyche 1300m Hawkesbury (71) slow trk July 19. Copped a bump on turn but recovered well to post lg nk win (58.0) Princess Quality, Clevergaze 1350m R’hill (75) dead trk Aug 1. Despite draw should again play a big part in the finish. RATATAT LASS (Ms K Gavenlock) 6m By Bite The Bullet - Charming Lass (28:6-53): C’bury, Randwick winner last Nov then put away after 7 len 10th (54.0) Mary’s Grace 1350m Wyong Mona Lisa Stks slow trk Dec 7. In need of the run first-up when rearward throughout 7-1/2 len 8th (55.0) Swift Alliance 1200m R’hill (86) dead trk Aug 1. Might take a couple more runs. SNOW ALERT (C J Waller) 4g By Red Ransom - Flurry (12:3-1-1): Disappointing 2-1/4 len last (54.0) Fravashi 1400m R’wick South Pacific slow trk April 18. Gelded over break then ran to line fairly first-up here 5-3/4 len 5th (55.0) Swift Alliance 1200m R’hill (86) dead trk Aug 1. Fitter. Senior rider back on and should improve in this company. FAST BULLET (Jules De Smet) 6g By Bite The Bullet - Zero Hour (14:4-2-4): Capable type with spaced runs. Freshened when closed intently for 3-3/4 len, nose 3rd (57.0) Platinum Skye, Comesca 1080m Canberra Acton (77) June 26 then again fresh when hit line hard for sht 1/2 hd, hd 3rd (57.5) Monte Leo, The Invincible One 1300m RandwickKensington (81) slow trk July 22. Up further in class but should be highly competitive again from this alley. SCHIPPER (J C Coyle) 3f By Elusive Quality - Victory River (3:2-0-0): Kembla mdn winner at debut July 4, then followed that up in town with 1/2 len win (56.0) Graceful Anna, Miss Mushu 1100m R’hill 2yoF Hcp heavy trk July 18. Stepped up in grade and caught out of ground beforew closing late for 3-1/2 len 6th (54.5) Hus Der Lieften 1200m R’hill The Rosebud dead trk Aug 1. Harder this time against older company but drops to the limit and should relish the extra distance now. Each-way. CLEVERGAZE (Rod Craig) 8g By Intergaze - Clever Caper (58:7-4-7): Improved middle stages then whacked away for 1-3/4 len 6th (54.5) Monte Leo 1300m RandwickKensington (81) slow trk July 22 then on pace and stuck to his guns lg nk, 3/4 len 3rd (56.0) North Dakota, Princess Quality 1350m R’hill (75) dead trk Aug 1. Again one for multipes. CONFESSIONAL (Kevin Moses) 4g By Red Ransom - Sontweni (4:0-2-2): Lightly raced 4yo who kept on from just behind the speed for len, 1/2 hd 3rd (56.0) Boca Chita, Keine Lust 1100m C’bury 3yo Mdn heavy trk July 15 then after a tardy start came from midfield on bend for 3/4 len 2nd (54.0) Hades 1250m C’bury 3yo Mdn Plate slow trk July 29. Still a maiden but he hasn’t done much wrong. Brown key booking. Possible knockout. Morphettville form continued RACE 8 1050m EXALTED THOMAS (J D Smith) 6g By Blevic - Our Dear Lady (34:4-3-7): Resuming. Ordinary 4-1/4 len 9th (54.5) Ooleo 1200m M’ville (91) Mar 21. Struck trouble turn and injured when 10-3/4 len last (57.0) Mahanga 1400m Oakbank (81) dead trk April 11 prior to spell. Fitter for 4th Li’l Cashy 1000m M’ville barrier trial dead trk Aug 3. Not a noted first up performer. Might need this hitout. GOGOCANNY (P Stokes) 4g By Canny Lad - Polygogonal (8:2-2-0): Resuming. Ran on well with big weight when resuming last campaign 1-3/4 len 2nd (58.5) Showusyourcugats 1200m M’ville 3yo Rst2 Feb 28. Put away after 3-3/4 len 6th (56.5) Estee 1600m M’ville Adelaide Gns Mar 9. Fitter for len 2nd Marryatville 1000m M’ville barrier trial dead trk Aug 3. First up specialist winning two from three. Must be respected. ROCKY CAMP (R J Wilson) 7g By Monde Bleu - Lady Intent (42:7-13-4): Didn’t do much 7-1/2 len 12th (53.0) De Mars 1400m Mildura Cup May 24. Given let-up after 4-1/2 len 6th (58.0) Bonindi 1300m Swan Hill (78) slow trk June 5. Has good record this trip. Don’t sell him short. ROWDY ROCKER (R A Vile) 5g By Saratoga Springs - Sally Rose (13:3-1-2): Ran home strongly 1-1/4 len 2nd (54.0) Disquiet 1250m Morphettville Parks Open slow trk July 18. Too wet 4-1/2 len 4th (56.0) Oakbank Heights 1250m Morphettville Parks E&G (86) slow trk Aug 1. Drops in weight. Can improve on firmer surface. STAKHANOVITE (G D Searle) 5g By Jeune - Stackaway (14:2-4-4): Resuming. Blocked for run when luckless hd 2nd (53.0) Lars Boy 2016m M’ville Rst2-Ly April 4. Made up ground after striking trouble 1-1/4 len 4th (54.5) Keepthedreamalive 2150m Oakbank Onkaparinga Cup dead trk April 13 prior to spell. Beaten a whisker this trip first up last time in and placed all three starts here. Represents value. AMICI FOREVER (Jon O’Connor) 7g By Fasliyev - Pink Mogul (40:7-5-7): Resuming. Battling 4-1/4 len 6th (53.5) Holy Guacamoley 1600m M’ville Open Mar 7. Spelled after 7-1/4 len 9th (54.0) Stakhanovite 1900m Oakbank (81) dead trk Mar 14. Ran well at good odds when resuming last prep. Not hopeless. OAKBANK HEIGHTS (T T Oxlade) 5g By Centre Stalls - Star Of Oakbank (11:4-01): Finished strongly 1-1/4 len win (50.5) Call Centre, Shasmecka 1250m Morphettville Parks (75) heavy trk July 15. Ran home strongly and dug deep when challenged near post 1/2 nk win (53.0) Cavalry Black, Maduro 1250m Morphettville Parks E&G (86) slow trk Aug 1. Winner here. Rates highly. Juicy $16k BIG6 jackpot tonight at The Meadows! LIGHTLY SPICED (L Macdonald & A Gluyas) 5g By Fantastic Light - Spice Doll (24:2-11-3): Didn’t shirk task although clearly outpointed when heavily backed 1-3/4 len 2nd (55.0) Likable Will 1200m M’ville (91) slow trk July 11. Typically honest 1-1/4 len, len 3rd (55.5) Changing Eyes, Valoroso 1200m M’ville (91) dead trk July 25. Never runs a bad race. Will make his presence felt. SARATOGA DREAMS (J F Macmillan) 6g By Saratoga Springs - Brondquill (21:3-2-7): Fought on well after leading 1/2 len, 1/2 nk 3rd (53.0) Dynamic Hero, Amerryking 1200m M’ville Rst2-Ly slow trk July 4. Cruised to lead straightening but found it a bit far 1-1/4 len, 1/2 nk 3rd (54.0) Disquiet, Rowdy Rocker 1250m Morphettville Parks Open slow trk July 18. Freshened up and placed both previous attempts this trip. Rates highly. MARRYATVILLE (D G Balfour) 7m By Orpen - Belkenna (30:5-6-5): Resuming. Blundered at start then pressed forward to lead but couldn’t go on 5-1/2 len 4th (54.5) Tis Isat 1000m M’ville Rst2-Ly Hcp Jan 31. Spelled after tiring 7 len 14th (56.0) Carbon Date 1000m C’ham (86) Feb 21. Primed for this with len win Gogocanny, Stirrup Cup 1000m M’ville barrier trial dead trk Aug 3. Will give some cheek. VALOROSO (Simon Casey) 6g By More Than Ready - Susan (30:4-5-8): Struck plenty of trouble with huge weight 9-3/4 len 14th (59.0) Fantastic Beau 1200m M’ville (75) slow trk July 4. Tried hard 1-1/4 len 2nd (53.0) Changing Eyes 1200m M’ville (91) dead trk July 25. Kept fresh for this. One of the main hopes. BARABBA STAR (Ms R Day) 6m By Youthful Legs - Prima Donna (15:4-0-3): Resuming. Ran on well when resuming last time in 2-1/4 len, sht nk 3rd (54.5) Palace General, Mean Jean 1000m C’ham (86) Jan 10. Spelled after 9-3/4 len last (54.5) Symphony Miss 1200m M’ville Mares Jan 31. Two time winner first up. Follow any positive moves in betting. CAIRNGORM (J Dunn) 4g By Desert Sun - Roddick (9:3-0-1): Wasn’t disgraced 4-1/4 len 4th (56.5) The Long Road 1100m M’ville 3yo Rst0 dead trk July 23. Powered clear with big weight 2-1/2 len win (58.5) Forgotten Dreams, Crammond 1006m Murray Bridge (68) dead trk July 29. Lovely weight drop and in peak form and fitness. Right in this. heraldsun.com.au COURT BELL (Ms K Huxtable) 5m By Bel Esprit - Fonnix (13:2-4-1): Plodding 9-1/4 len 9th (55.5) Mr Tschaikovsky 1000m Morphettville Parks (86) dead trk June 27. Too wet 3 len 6th (54.5) Brinkley Boy 1000m Morphettville Parks (86) slow trk July 18. Can improve on firmer surface. JUST A GIGGLE (G D Searle) 6g By Happy Giggle - Amenique (42:7-4-5): Resuming. Did the job well with big weight 1-3/4 len win (58.0) Esprit De Gain, Monfils 1214m Balaklava (75) April 8. Put away after 1-3/4 len 4th (53.0) Akatak 1400m Oakbank (91) dead trk April 13. Never been placed first up. Monitor betting. DINGANE (D R Jolly) 5g By Johannesburg - Regal Diadem (2:2-0-0): Talented sprinter resuming. Overcame difficulties at debut 1-3/4 len win (56.5) Our Olivia, Our Gal 1050m Gawler Mdn slow trk June 11 (2008). First up last time in stormed home with big weight nk win (58.0) Morpenny Miss, Ziparoo 1050m M’ville (68) slow trk Dec 12. Follow any positive leads from the betting ring. UNDER THE RADAR (W A Bogarts) 7g By Suresh - Zephyr Love (43:8-4-4): Resuming. Got bob in to share the spoils dh win (54.0) Portrait Dane, Bluepoles 1200m M’ville (75) heavy trk April 25. Fair 2-3/4 len 5th (53.0) Bold Moves 1200m M’ville (86) dead trk May 9 prior to spell. Has excellent first up record. Don’t sell him short. CONIQUE (D L Baylis) 5m By Bianconi - Qubrook (9:3-0-0): Wasn’t beaten far when resuming 1-3/4 len 6th (54.0) Lady Aspen 1200m M’ville F&M C3 dead trk July 23. Cruised in front and streeted them 5 len win (50.0) Jutland, The Long Road 1200m M’ville (75) dead trk Aug 8. Gate one was gold last time. Worth following from another ideal alley. IMPERIAL RAIN (R F Moore) 6g By King Charlemagne - Misty Galore (49:6-6-10): Struck trouble 100m and looked unlucky lg nk 2nd (57.5) Run Barry Run 1100m Mildura (62) July 20. Made amends in style 2-3/4 len win (55.5) Master Yeats, Look For Chook 1053m Balaklava (71) Aug 6. Putting a few good runs together which is a good sign. Will take tossing. STRIKES BACK (R F Moore) 7g By Ashkalani - Empire Dawn (37:5-3-5): Resuming. Tiring 5-3/4 len 8th (52.0) Terango 1000m C’ham Rst2-Ly Nov 15. Only nailed in last stride after leading with big weight sht 1/2 hd 2nd (58.0) Timely 1000m Murray Bridge (68) Nov 26. Will ensure it’s truly run. Value hope. + FB123 C M Y K DHS 15-AUG-2009 PAGE 50 FIRST
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