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Herald Sun Form Guide : October 5th 2009
42 Herald Sun, Monday, October 5, 2009 heraldsun.com.au + + + + FB123 C M Y K DHS 5-OCT-2009 PAGE 42 FIRST Harness Racing TODAY Bendigo TAB DETAILS TAB CODE: M H TOUCHTONE: 22 THE MULTIPLES DAILY DOUBLE: 5, 7 QUADDIE: 4, 5, 6, 7 www.tab.com.au 1 Win News Claiming 1.20 2150m. $5000. Claiming (No More Than $8000) PBD Mobile 1 0s768 SMEE John Caldow Fr 8.00 2 7r752 SCARLET JASPER Jodi Quinlan Fr 5.00 3 79696 DANNY CRANE Chris Svanosio Fr 7.00 4 548s3 FANTASTIC GUY NZ Glenn Douglas Fr ★4.20 5 s8043 BIG DOUG Marnie Bibby (C) Fr 4.50 6 70035 CAMSPLACE MOCKA NZ Peter O'Brien Fr 7.00 7 09904 CHARDONNAY LASS Brian Gath Fr 9.00 Second Line 8 2276r WALTON FLYER Chris Alford Fr 9.00 Assessment: Very open Claimer where nearly all of them can win. At good odds I'm giving CAMSPLACE MOCKA (6) a show. He hit the line well for third behind Massarua and Waterloo Bay at Geelong two back then he bumped into Tsunami Lombo here last start in amazing time. He drops back to claiming grade and is worth a ticket each way. SCARLET JASPER (2) has the speed to lead today and providing he settles he may be hard to run down. FANTASTIC GUY (4) was luckless at Ballarat last time and with a cheap run off the speed he can make them pay. WALTON FLYER (8) is eligible for the pension but he is still racing with some zest. He should get a good trip from his lone second row draw. BIG DOUG (5) wasn't too far away at Horsham in a much stronger race then this last start and he will be pressing forward from his wide draw. CHARDONNAY LASS (7) joins the all-conquering Tony Dillon stable and despite the horror draw she can show up in this with luck. SELECTIONS: CAMSPLACE MOCKA (6), Scarlet Jasper (2), Fantastic Guy (4), Big Doug (5) RATINGS: 2,6/ 4,5,7,8 SUGGESTED BET: CAMSPLACE MOCKA (6) each way 2 Star FM Claiming 1.55 2150m. $5000. Claiming (No More Than $8000) PBD Mobile 1 51391 BELEPHERON Chris Alford Fr ★4.00 2 21625 SPIRIT OF TETRARCH NZ Damian Wilson Fr 9.00 3 48205 ANVILS REVIVAL NZ Brian Gath Fr 9.00 4 85844 THE URBAN LEGEND NZ Tony Xiriha Fr 5.50 5 s2860 ROWELLA KNIGHT Mark Yole (C) Fr 9.00 6 52819 CAMLIGHT Gavin Lang Fr 6.00 7 95661 SOMOYA Neil McCallum Fr 4.20 Second Line 8 68733 TROUBLE NO MORE Duncan Dornauf (C) Fr 7.00 Assessment: BELEPHERON (1) showed the gate speed to lead from this alley at Warragul last time and did it comfortably in good time. He has some speed drawn outside him today but if he holds the lead he is clearly the one to beat. SOMOYA (7) worked to the lead from the exact draw as this at Kilmore and absolutely bolted in. That was his first run for the new stable and although this is a harder class of claimer he rates highly. TROUBLE NO MORE (8) was a cracking run behind BELEPHERON (1) at Warragul last time for the new connections. He draws to get a soft trip today and I'm sure young Dornauf will give him every chance. Both ANVILS REVIVAL (3) and THE URBAN LEGEND (4) drop back in class today and they both will take up forward positions from their respective draws. I concede rough chances to SPIRIT OF TETRARCH (2) and CAMLIGHT (6). SELECTIONS: BELEPHERON (1), Somoya (7), Trouble No More (8), The Urban Legend (4) RATINGS: 1/ 7,8/ 3,4/ 2,6/ 5 SUGGESTED BET: Flexi First Four 1,7,8/ 1,7,8/ 1,3,4,7,8/ 1,2,3,4,6,7,8 (Cost $20, which gives 27.78%) 3 Aldebaran Park Hcp 2.30 2650m. $5000. T1 Or Better Trotters RBD Stand 1 s5318 WINDY DAWN Noel Ellul Fr 7.00 2 0s189 WRATH OF ROSIE Tony Xiriha 10 7.00 3 06687 BIL TRUSCOTT Eddie Conroy 10 21.00 4 66203 JOULE COUNT John Caldow 10 5.00 5 0rs09 BUNTYS KNIGHT Neil McCallum 10 26.00 6 s46s5 ALTA SOLEIL NZ Chris Alford 10 21.00 7 45729 LELIS BOY Mary-Jane Mifsud 20 10.00 8 79811 ENJOY A CHAMPERS Ben Gledhill 30 10.00 9 33s2s DON KING NZ Gavin Lang 40 ★2.00 Assessment: DON KING (9) resumes from a seven-month lay off. He has an envious record of seven wins from only 16 starts and has only missed the place once. He has had two trials recently at Tabcorp Park to fit him for this assignment today. It will be no mean feat though as he has the back mark of 40m but he is classy when right and the relatively small field will be of assistance. ENJOY A CHAMPERS (8) has bolted in at her previous two runs at Echuca the latest by a widening 18.5m. That indicates that she is getting back to her best form and is a live chance in this. ALTA SOLEIL (6) was great in her racetrack return at Horsham. She found the line well for fifth coming from well back without threatening. That was her first run back from a long spell and she will have the improvement factor. JOULE COUNT (4) and LELIS BOY (7) are the next best with sneaky hopes to WINDY DAWN (1) and WRATH OF ROSIE (2). SELECTIONS: DON KING (9), Enjoy A Champers (8), Alta Soleil (6), Joule Count (4) RATINGS: 9/ 8/ 6/ 4,7/ 1,2 SUGGESTED BET: Flexi Trifecta 8,9/ 4,6,7,8,9/ 1,2,4,6,7,8,9 (Cost $20. which gives 50%) 4 Eaglehawk Bakery 3.05 2150m. $5000. C4 To C5 PBD Mobile 1 39951 MAGIC SPARK Glenn Douglas Fr 9.00 2 503s1 MY GOLD ART NZ Anthony Crossland Fr 4.00 3 359s2 OUR ICARUS NZ Nathan Jack Fr ★3.20 4 55s24 URBANE BROMAC NZ Nic Dyer (C,cl) Fr 13.00 5 11312 MYSTICAL JET Chris Alford Fr 6.00 6 37973 ROYAL STEEL SCRATCHED --- 7 14800 JAZZEE VALENTINE NZ Gavin Lang Fr 5.50 Assessment: Only a small field and all of them can win without surprising. On an each way basis I think MY GOLD ART (2) will go very close. He was first up from a short spell at Cranbourne eight days ago when he speared out early to lead then he handed up the front and sprinted best via the passing lane to score impressively. I can see a similar scenario unfolding here today and he looks a good gamble. OUR ICARUS (3) resumed with a gallant second at Cobram after finding the lead and I think he is a hope of being the pacemaker once more. MYSTICAL JET (5) has been a revelation since joining Tony Dillon. This mare has won three of her past five and despite drawing poorly she can be a force. URBANE BROMAC (4) has bumped into Lighting Two Up and Ohoka Nevada at his past two outings and will find this much more to his liking. SELECTIONS: MY GOLD ART (2), Our Icarus (3), Mystical Jet (5), Urbane Bromac (4) RATINGS: 2,3/ 4,5/ 1,7 SUGGESTED BET: Flexi First Four 2,3/ 2,3,4,5/ 1,2,3,4,5,7/ 1,2,3,4,5,7 (Cost $20, which gives 16.67%) 5 Apco Easy Shops 3.40 1650m. $5000. C1 Only RBD Mobile Heat 1 35417 TIBUR FINALE Nigel Milne Fr 13.00 2 40883 IRISH COMPARISON Chris Svanosio Fr 26.00 3 55321 COROMANDEL PRINCE Ross Payne Fr 5.00 4 92632 ITS GAME ON NZ Gary Pekin Fr 15.00 5 66414 SHEZ A LOOKA Chris Alford Fr 8.00 6 4928s SALVADOR Glenn Gath Fr 15.00 7 68761 DANISH KING Jodi Quinlan Fr 8.00 Second Line 8 0489s MEJASPER GEORGE Glenn Douglas Fr 34.00 9 25311 MENDELICO John Caldow Fr ★1.80 10 84848 LORD RUFUS Paul Campbell Fr 34.00 Assessment: COROMANDEL PRINCE (3) is a lightly raced type with a sizeable motor. He showed them a clean pair of plates here last start recording a 'PB' of 1:58.3. The lead is his again today and whatever beats him will win. MENDELICO (9) is all speed. She destroyed her rivals with an outstanding front running display last time out at Horsham in 1:58.2. She has the second row draw today but she shouldn't be too far away when the whips are cracking. Only other winning hope is SHEZ A LOOKA (5). She did enough to score here two back then she was luckless behind Sly Fantasy at Kilmore in 1:58.5. She is a sit-sprinter who will drop out and hope for a cart into the action. Strong place prospects to TIBUR FINALE (1) who draws to get the run of the race behind the leader, ITS GAME ON (4) and MEJASPER GEORGE (8) who has the 'Douglas Factor'. SELECTIONS: COROMANDEL PRINCE (3), Mendelico (9), Shez A Looka (5), Tibur Finale (1) RATINGS: 3/ 5,9/ 1,4/ 8/ 2,6,7,10 SUGGESTED BET: COROMANDEL PRINCE (3) to win 6 Don Krc Handicap 4.17 2150m. $5000. C2 Or Better RBD Stand 1 85429 MAISIE MOUSE NZ Rodney Petroff Fr 6.00 2 32138 MATAI NIGEL NZ Chris Alford Fr 10.00 3 72662 DAY IN LIEU NZ Brian Gath Fr 4.50 4 33672 ALGRANCOS ICON NZ David Moran (C) Fr 10.00 5 12141 GEORGE SAMUEL Scott Dyer 20 ★3.20 6 18556 MISTER MIRIAM Jason Hackett (C,cl) 10 11.00 7 7s681 LOTA VISION NZ Ken Tippet 20 9.00 8 17251 BIG BAD SHADY Ellen Tormey (C,cl) 20 4.20 Assessment: Again a small field but all runners have claims. At the value I've selected DAY IN LIEU (3). He loves these conditions and is crying out to win one. He had a lovely run and was hailed the winner until he was dive bombed by BIG BAD SHADY (8) at Bendigo nine days ago. He is a fast beginner and I think he can lead these early and then options are available to him thereafter. BIG BAD SHADY (8) is airborne at the moment. He has the 20m today but he did win off that mark at Bendigo, however he meets DAY IN LIEU (3) worse off at the handicaps. MATAI NIGEL (2) was a touch disappointing at Ballarat last time but his previous mobile form was good enough to be a factor in this today. GEORGE SAMUEL (5) is a fan of the stand start and he too must be respected with rough hopes to the remaining runners. SELECTIONS: DAY IN LIEU (3), Big Bad Shady (8), Matai Nigel (2), George Samuel (5) RATINGS: 3,8/ 2,5/ 1,4,6,7 SUGGESTED BET: DAY IN LIEU (3) each way 7 Apco Easy Shops 4.57 1650m. $5000. C1 Only RBD Mobile Heat 1 s6rs5 IMAGINALITY Chris Alford Fr 4.50 2 38541 PINAROO JILL Maree Campbell Fr 4.50 3 24454 THESTARGLASSCUTTER Gary Pekin Fr 26.00 4 47644 PERFECT SHOT Nic Dyer (C,cl) Fr 15.00 5 81311 SONJAS LEGACY Ashley Matthews Fr ★2.60 6 11521 ALGRANCO ALIVE NZ David Moran (C) Fr 9.00 7 96936 BEAU DILINGER Matt Cormick (C,cl) Fr 11.00 Second Line 8 84787 RUGGED PRINCE NZ Frank Azzopardi Fr 41.00 9 16955 BILLY WALTON Jason Hackett (C,cl) Fr 13.00 10 78947 VILLAGE MAN Damian Wilson Fr 51.00 11 0s406 SHOT FROM THE HIP NZ Brian Gath Fr 13.00 Assessment: ALGRANCO ALIVE (6) is going super but he has the bad alley today. He comes off a sprint lane victory at Tabcorp Park 17 days ago dashing home in 28.5. He does leave the mobile swiftly but there are a few inside him that will want to kick up and keep him out. He responds well to the sit-sprint caper however and just needs a touch of luck in the early part to be a big player. SONJAS LEGACY (5) is in career best form and is shooting for the hat trick. She led them a merry dance at Ballarat last time and will be looking to repeat the dose. IMAGINALITY (1) could be the key to the outcome of the race. She is first up for Larry Eastman and has sufficient speed to park her attackers if she so desires. Her form isn't overly great on paper but the stable is 'on fire' and improvement is expected. Roughies with a chance are PINAROO JILL (2), RUGGED PRINCE (8), BILLY WALTON (9) and SHOT FROM THE HIP (11). SELECTIONS: ALGRANCO ALIVE (6), Sonjas Legacy (5), Imaginality (1), Billy Walton (9) RATINGS: 6/ 1,5/ 9/ 2,11/ 3,4,7,8 SUGGESTED BET: Flexi Trifecta 1,5,6/ 1,5,6/ 1,2,5,6,9,11 (Cost $20, which gives 83.33%) 8 S'thn Cross Office 5.37 2150m. $5000. C0 Only PBD Mobile 1 0979s LORDY GIRL Kevin Cole Fr 34.00 2 679s5 HEEZABIT RUSTY Vince Albanese Fr 9.00 3 4 GOTTA GO ARMBRO Tony Xiriha Fr 7.00 4 54807 SHOWBOAT CASEY Chris Svanosio Fr 34.00 5 37 HERECOMES KENNY Glenn Douglas Fr 7.00 6 09326 KHAN BAT KHAN BOWL Rita Burnett Fr ★4.00 7 89315 THE FED EXPRESS Nathan Jack Fr ★4.00 Second Line 8 s0842 EVIL TRICKSTER John Caldow Fr 7.00 9 75393 MERINDAH MAGIC Ron Wicks Fr 10.00 10 30443 HARDWARE HUNTER Todd Matthews Fr 9.00 Assessment: HARDWARE HUNTER (10) has been terrific his past three and deserves to crack it for a win. He third at Cobram last time puts him right in this but he will need to work for it from the draw. KHAN BAT KHAN BOWL (6) led up but copped pressure from the 1200m and it was no surprise to see him weaken out of it to finish sixth at Kilmore last start. Today he should lead once more and I don't see much pressure in the race, which gives him the opportunity to kick on strongly. THE FED EXPRESS (7) will come out of the gate as well and will position up close to the speed. His dominant win in a weak race two back would be good enough to test these. HERECOMES KENNY (5) was satisfactory on debut at Tabcorp Park but his effort here last time was pretty plain. He may push forward today and an improved showing is on the cards. GOTTA GO ARMBRO (3) and MERINDAH MAGIC (9) could land a knockout blow with the right run. SELECTIONS: HARDWARE HUNTER (10), Khan Bat Khan Bowl (6), The Fed Express (7), Herecomes Kenny (5) RATINGS: 10/ 6,7/ 5/ 3,9/ 2,4,8 SUGGESTED BET: HARDWARE HUNTER (10) each way Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 TRACK DETAILS CIRCUMFERENCE: 1000m STRAIGHT: 185m SPRINT LANE OPERATES ★ Price assessments by Bill Hutchison BEST: Coromandel Prince (Race 5, No. 3) VALUE: My Gold Art (Race 4, No. 2) ROUGHIE: Rugged Prince (Race 7, No. 8) POLSTER'S $50 FLEXI QUADDIE FOR 104.17% 2,3,4,5/ 3/ 2,3,5,8/ 1,5,6 Michael Polster's specials: VILLAINS AUCKLAND REACTOR'S STANDING- START MANNERS (Big problem) BE GOOD JOHNNY (Now 10 and starting to show the signs) MISTER GRIZZLY (Very costly) HEROES KARLOO MICK (Lovable old marvel) JOHN HALLAM (Capped a dream transition from bookmaker to trainer) CUTTHEATTITUDE (A seriously tough two-year-old) CHARIOT KING/FOR A REASON (Best of the beaten brigade in the Aussie Gold final) JOE BRO (Peter Manning's next star trotter) CONAROYAL (Wow) JUST CALLME CULLEN (Really going places) BULLEE BULLEE/OUR MALABAR (Fantastic wins for Lance Justice) SPRINT LANE with ADAM HAMILTON Romp: Skyvalley wins at Melton on Friday. Picture: STUART McCORMICK M ORNING tea is becoming a fascinat- ing time at Chris Lang Sr's stables. For so long Inter Dominion trotting winner Sundons Gift was the stable's undisputed king and the best trotter in Australia, but the heat is on. The challenge for the Interdom crown has been issued big time by Skyvalley, who just happens to be Sundons Gift's stablemate. While Sundons Gift has been completing quarantine and building towards a racetrack return after his European campaign, Skyvalley has set tongues wagging with a string of stunning wins. Skyvalley's Breeders Crown Four-Year-Old final win at Tabcorp Park on August 23 was breathtaking. At his first run since, the now five-year-old made light work of a 20m backmark to win the Scotch Notch Memorial in blistering time at Tabcorp Park on Friday. Skyvalley is clearly the best trotter racing now on either side of the Tasman. Lang is a huge Sundons Gift fan for many reasons. It's going to take something extra- ordinary for Skyvalley to knock him off his pedestal. But his son, Chris Jr, is closer to Skyvalley. While dad was away, his son, with the help of Ben Gledhill, became the trainer and driver of Skyvalley. So it's the old brigade of Lang Sr and Sundons Gift against the young bucks, Lang Jr and Skyvalley. ''Comparing the two horses is quite a contentious issue around the stables,'' Lang Sr admitted. ''They are very different horses and I'd prefer to wait and see how they line up when they clash.'' That could be as early as the $30,000 Cranbourne Trotters Cup on November 28. ''Sundons Gift is looking good, coming along well, and all going to plan he'll run first- up at Cranbourne,'' Lang Sr said. ''Whether Skyvalley is there too depends on what Jim (Connelly, owner) and I decide over the next week. The option is still there to go to Christ- church for the Dominion Handicap next month, but Skyvalley will run again at Tabcorp Park this week in the Freestone Trotters Cup and then it's decision time.'' A LAN Tubbs says there is no need to think about a replacement driver for superstar Melpark Major despite daughter Amy being suspended for four weeks at Geelong on Saturday night. Melpark Major steps out again at Melton's Tabcorp Park against Smoken Up on Friday night and Tubbs is sure Amy will be aboard. ''She'll get off this, I'm sure,'' he said. ''We'll appeal and ask for a stay so she can drive this week and through until the appeal is heard.'' Tubbs and fellow driver Vivien Tomren (six weeks) were banned by stewards after engaging in an early speed duel in the last race at Geelong. N ATALIE Rasmussen thinks Blacks A Fake is better than last year, but she insists a New Zealand Cup raid next month is a 50-50 chance. The nine-year-old won his 51st race from 70 starts and edged towards $3.5 million with victory in Friday's Gold Coast Cup. Next is the opening leg of the Grand Circuit, Friday night's Queensland Champion- ship at the Gold Coast. Rasmussen said: ''The downsides (to the NZ Cup) are still the fact he's not bomb- proof from a standing-start and there are three or four races he could target in Melbourne and Sydney.''
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