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Herald Sun Form Guide : November 9th 2009
HARNESS RACING TODAY 1 Balgownie Estate 1.55 1650m. $5000. C3 To C4 PBD Mobile 1 18584 YOU TWO BONO Chris Alford Fr 6.00 2 10955 BRIALINGER BOY Simone Walker Fr 34.00 3 15646 MAY BE CRAZY NZ Scott Dyer Fr 51.00 4 s1618 DARK DUNCAN NZ Daryl Douglas Fr ★1.90 5 27851 PANS ILLUSION Jodi Quinlan Fr 3.20 6 91263 POCKET LEGEND NZ Greg Sugars Fr 4.00 Assessment: Only a small field but four of the six can win. DARK DUNCAN (4) has bee a bit hit and miss since arriving from New Zealand. He scored impressively at Tabcorp Park first up, broke stride and lost all chance mid race at Nyah, led and dashed home in 28.3 at Cranbourne then he messed up the stand start and finished towards the tail at Ballarat. He looks like he should get the lead here and once there he looks hardest to beat. YOU TWO BONO (1) is a handy little sit-sprinter who should be able to kick up and hold the back of the leader and he ll get his shot via the passing lane. POCKET LEGEND (6) has a powerful sprint on him too and his form of late has been pretty good. The small field will negate his wide barrier and watch for him to be pelting home. The other live chance is PANS ILLUSION (5) who bounced back to his best winning at Geelong. Both BRIALINGER BOY (2) and MAY BE CRAZY (3) have trifecta and first four prospects. SELECTIONS: DARK DUNCAN (4), You Two Bono (1), Pocket Legend (6), Pans Illusion (5) RATINGS: 4/ 1/ 6/ 5/ 2,3 SUGGESTED BET: Flexi First Four 1,4/ 1,4,5,6/ 1,4,5,6/ 126.96.36.199.5.6 (Cost $20, which gives 55.56% 2 SEW Eurodrive Pace 2.31 2150m. $5000. C1 Or Better RBD Stand 1 53642 ADVANCE DUNDEE NZ John Caldow Fr 7.00 2 74824 IM SNEAKY NZ Greg Sugars Fr 7.00 3 23554 OUR ARCHANGEL Noel Shinn Fr 3.50 4 69637 MY FLYING SCOT John Quinlan (C) Fr 11.00 5 22622 WESTERN CONNECTION Chris Alford Fr ★2.70 6 25743 DAY IN LIEU NZ Brian Gath 10 5.00 7 8808s LEON PHELPS Jason Fino 10 11.00 Assessment: WESTERN CONNECTION (5) has been runner up four of his past five and is bursting to crack it for another win. He has a good stand record and he looks hard to roll. OUR ARCHANGEL (3) has raced much better than these his past four. He ran third to Make Mine Cullen at Moonee Valley, third to Mister GNP at Tabcorp Park, fifth at Cranbourne to Hollywood Bromac then fourth to Mister GNP at Melton. That s great form for a race such as this and he just needs a smooth beginning to be a force. DAY IN LIEU (6) is a stand start specialist and he has each way claims along with ADVANCE DUNDEE (1) who hasn t had any stand start experience, IM SNEAKY (2) and MY FLYING SCOT (4). SELECTIONS: WESTERN CONNECTION (5), Our Archangel (2), Day In Lieu (6), Advance Dundee (1) RATINGS: 5/ 3/ 6/ 1,2,4/ 7 SUGGESTED BET: Flexi Trifecta 3,5/ 1,2,3,5,6/ 1,2,3,4,5,6 (Cost $20, which gives 62.5%) 3 Train Trak Pace 3.10 2150m. $5000. Claiming (No More Than $8000) PBD Mobile 1 86479 WILLABBY JACK Jodi Quinlan Fr 21.00 2 77031 SIGALAS Michael Stanley Fr ★3.00 3 14035 FAROUK John Caldow Fr 5.50 4 15267 WATERLOO BAY Greg Sugars Fr 26.00 5 46618 ANVILS REVIVAL NZ Brian Gath Fr 16.00 6 s9s64 JUST STAY N ALIVE NZ Daryl Douglas Fr 5.00 7 37473 HITEMUP Chris Alford Fr 4.50 Second Line 8 r90s9 PHARLINER Craig Demmler Fr 51.00 9 77428 HES A DREAM Simone Walker Fr 5.00 Assessment: SIGALAS (2) put the writing on the wall with a top third to Alby Albert at Terang after working hard to find the lead then he led them a merry dance at Maryborough and won narrowly in quick time. He looks like he should lead again today and he will be hard to catch. HES A DREAM (9) had excuses when a close up second to Timesonyourside at Warragul two runs ago then he couldn t really work into the race won by Little Vance Lot at Shepparton last Wednesday night. He drops back to claiming grade and he has a beaut-trailing draw. HITEMUP (7) was a handy third to Dance With Armbro at Yarra Valley six days ago and he must be respected with the Dean Braun polish. As is the case with most claimers there are numerous other hopes with FAROUK (3), WATERLOO BAY (4), ANVILS REVIVAL (5) and JUST STAY N ALIVE (6) having each way chances. SELECTIONS: SIGALAS (2), Hes A Dream (9), Hitemup (7), Farouk (3) RATINGS: 2/ 7,9/ 3,4/ 5,6/ 1/ 8 SUGGESTED BET: SIGALAS (2) to win 4 Lilydale Instant 3.45 2150m. $5000. 4yo & Up C0 Only PBD Mobile 1 959s5 EZYPEZYLEMONSQUEZY Scott Dyer Fr 21.00 2 s08s0 STARRY EYED Jarrod Olsen Fr 51.00 3 438s8 PRINCESS CYNISKA Simone Walker Fr 26.00 4 65654 GAMMAS GEM Greg Sugars Fr 8.00 5 0345s EFFICIENT Terry Woodyard Fr 26.00 6 8s858 FAMILY INTEREST Bill Polidano Fr 21.00 7 4607s NENES GUY Gary Hoban Fr 8.00 Second Line 8 68049 HEATHBERN BILL Daryl Douglas Fr 7.00 9 00s24 DESICCATOR Jodi Quinlan Fr ★2.70 10 05732 BRATSKI (Em1) Michael Stanley Fr 11 81050 GOOD LIVING Chris Alford Fr 5.50 12 86s0s ONLY WORK Craig Hoban (C) Fr 5.50 Assessment: Not a lot of depth here and it looks a good race for DESICCATOR (9). His two runs back from a break have been great. He parked out for second in a slowly run affair at Ballarat to Pepperell Jewel then he drew awkwardly in the Final of that series and finished just on the heals of the place getters. If anything this is easier and from the good trailing draw he should just about win. It s pretty hard to find a legitimate danger. The next best might be EFFICIENT (5). This guy is first up for six months but he has trialled ok at Kilmore and he does have some gate speed. ONLY WORK (12) is also resuming and although her numerical form reads ordinary she was placed in a recent Tabcorp Park trial so she might be a hope in this at some good odds. GOOD LIVING (11) is only a battler but on the strength of his Geelong win four runs ago he must be given consideration. Things get pretty thin after that with EZYPEZYLEMONSQUEZY (1), GAMMAS GEM (4) and HEATHBERN BILL (8) all given rough chances. SELECTIONS: DESICCATOR (9), Efficient (5), Only Work (12), Good Living (11) RATINGS: 9/ 5/ 11,12/ 1,4,8/ 2,3,6,7/ 11 SUGGESTED BET: DESICCATOR (9) to win 5 De Bortoli Pace 4.20 1650m. $6000. C0 Only RBD Mobile Final 1 540s6 BEHOLD THE MAN NZ (Em1) Damian Wilson Fr 2 s2302 DENYSDILEMMA Brian Gath Fr 3.70 3 0s35 NORTHERN HOLLY Jennifer Lewis (C) Fr 15.00 4 s8976 THE DELIRAMA Daryl Douglas Fr 34.00 5 62695 KALIANTHI Greg Sugars Fr 51.00 6 82s44 BIG BOY RAMA John Justice Fr 9.00 7 57283 KHAN JACKO Scratched Fr --- Second Line 8 00r63 OMBRE OPERATEUR Chris Alford Fr 8.00 9 33412 FLIGHT TO MIKINOS Rita Burnett Fr ★3.20 10 56971 LIVELY MIST NZ Scott Dyer Fr 7.00 11 9s954 ITS JACKS FAULT Casey Parker (C) Fr 26.00 12 78231 KAMWOOD KENNY Craig Demmler Fr 6.00 Assessment: FLIGHT TO MIKINOS (9) scored an upset win at Tabcorp Park tow runs ago and on the strength of that he was sent out a short favourite in his heat of this series at Yarra Valley. He led up and was a touch disappointing running second to KAMWOOD KENNY (12). He might respond better driven sit sprint today. DENYSDILEMMA (2) found LIVELY MIST (10) too strong for her in her heat after leading. She looks the leader again from the ace draw and may prove hard to catch. KAMWOOD KENNY (12) has really hit his straps of late. He came from well back for third behind Slip Mahone at Tabcorp Park tow runs a go then he was a dominant winner in his heat after having a nice run off the pace. He draws the car park today but with a drag into it he can be dangerous. The other heat winner was LIVELY MIST (10). She was most impressive sitting in the 'chair and recording the quickest time. She ll have to work for it again today but she must be considered. SELECTIONS: FLIGHT TO MIKINOS (9), Denysdilemma (2), Kamwood Kenny (12), Lively Mist (10) RATINGS: 7/ 3,9/ 11/ 2,5,6,8/ 1,4,10 SUGGESTED BET: COHABIT (7) to win 6 Imagination Play 5.00 2150m. $5000. C5 To C6 PBD Mobile 1 74370 SIRNELSON OF ASCOT Brendan Said Fr 5.00 2 478s0 THE LAST DANCE Craig Hoban (C,cl) Fr 11.00 3 51s26 ASAFA John Caldow Fr 4.00 4 17251 DANCE WITH ARMBRO Annetto Mifsud Fr 4.20 5 82340 ELRAE NIGHT NZ Greg Sugars Fr 9.00 6 33311 LUMINOUS LOMBO John Justice Fr ★3.00 7 25241 OUR SAND FLY NZ Daryl Douglas Fr 10.00 Assessment: LUMINOUS LOMBO (6) is in peak form for John Justice. He showed plenty of fight to sit parked and share the prize with a sprint laning You Lazy Boy at Bendigo then he finished hard off a solid speed to win running away at Maryborough in slick time. He is a versatile type and will take a power of beating. SIR NELSON OF ASCOT (1) faces a class drop today and he draws to assume his favourite roll of pacemaker. DANCE WITH ARMBRO (4) got back to winning form here last time after having a cushy run in front. He s an on pace type who should be whacking away at the business end. OUR SAND FLY (7) will find this tougher than his last start Nyah success but with some speed on he can blouse them late. ASAFA (3) has sound each way claims as well with the likelihood of him getting a good run just off the speed with THE LAST DANCE (2) and ELRAE NIGHT (5) capable of causing a boilover. SELECTIONS: LUMINOUS LOMBO (6), Nelson Of Ascot (1), Dance With Armbro (4), Our Sand Fly (7) RATINGS: 6/ 1,4/ 7/ 3/ 2,5 SUGGESTED BET: LUMINOUS LOMBO (6) to win 7 SEW Eurodrive Pace 5.40 2150m. $6000. C1 To C2 PBD Mobile Final 1 74784 LOTASILKARI Bradley Forge Fr 34.00 2 61221 WIZARD OF SPEED NZ Greg Sugars Fr ★1.80 3 718s4 THE JOUSTER Glenn Gath Fr 11.00 4 244s2 DALMONT CHARLI Steve Leight Fr 10.00 5 93485 GLITTERINGPRINCESS Craig Demmler Fr 26.00 6 15936 MAGIC VILLAGE Scott Dyer Fr 67.00 7 35013 BULLDOG TYLER Jason Hackett (C,cl) Fr 34.00 Second Line 8 47322 PACE AVILLE Simone Walker Fr 13.00 9 53511 SHAKA SPIRIT John Justice Fr 4.00 10 20433 LAND OF PANAARM Jodi Quinlan Fr 8.00 11 338s5 BILLY ROYLE (TR) Jennifer Lewis (C) Fr 41.00 Assessment: WIZARD OF SPEED (2) led and just held off a gallant DALMONT CHARLI (4) in his heat after enjoying a charmed run. That was his first run for over a month so he should be a lot sharper and he will lob straight to the lead again today. DALMONT CHARLI (4) was a cracking run in her heat as mentioned above and she too will derive plenty of benefit from the outing, as that was her first in two months. She draws to be up on the pace and has solid each way claims. SHAKA SPIRIT (9) has hit a purple patch of late. He bolted in at Shepparton two runs back then he finished best to win his heat of this series in moderate time. He has the lovely trailing draw and should the top two put a foot wrong he ll be the one to capitalise. Best of the rest is LAND OF PANAARM (10) who made up good ground in his heat third to WIZARD OF SPEED (2) with all remaining runners given a shot at filling a trifecta or first four spot. SELECTIONS: WIZARD OF SPEED (2), Dalmont Charli (4), Shaka Spirit (9), Land Of Panaarm (10) RATINGS: 2/ 4,9/ 10/ 3,7,8/ 11/ 1,5,6 SUGGESTED BET: ROLLIN THUNDER (10) to win Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 TODAY Yarra Valley Sprint Lane: Yes Daily Double: 5, 7 Quaddie: 4, 5, 6, 7. TAB CODE M H TOUCHTONE 22 Michael Polster's specials: BEST BET: Dark Duncan (Race 1, No. 4) BEST VALUE: Desiccator (Race 4, No. 9) BEST ROUGHIE: Sirnelson Of Ascot (Race 6, No. 1) Polster s $50 Flexi Quaddie for 78.13% 5,9,11,12/ 2,9,10,12/ 3,4,6,7/ 2 M1/C3 - Class of race (one metro win/three career wins). RBD - Random barrier draw. PBD - Preferential barrier draw. ODM - Out of the draw in mobiles. RODM - Right out of the draw in mobiles. ODS - Out of the draw in stands. RODS - Right out of the draw in stands. EOD - Moved to extreme outside draw. RHCP - Rehan- dicapped. TR - Trotter. C&G - Colts & geldings. (C) - Concession driver. (C,cl) - Claiming concession driver The betting odds quoted in this form guide are an assessor s es- timate of the odds which will prevail on the date of the particular racing event and are not necessarily the odds that may be offered by a licensed bookmaker. The Herald Sun takes all care in compiling TAB details, but cannot accept responsibility for any errors. Read- ers are urged to check TAB information with the official lists before placing their bets. 42 Herald Sun, Monday, November 9, 2009 heraldsun.com.au + + + + FB123 C M Y K DHS 9-NOV-2009 PAGE 42 FIRST THE HEROES FOUR AUSSIES IN NZ CUP (Given 'em strength) MELPARK MAJOR (Right on target for Miracle Mile redemption) LOMBO POCKET WATCH (Great to see him fire again) SKYVALLEY (There's something very special about him) DON KING/MENDELICO (Melton winners going places) DARYL DOUGLAS/ GREG SUGARS (Driving stars at Melton) PRINT LANE with ADAM HAMILTON Waiting for call: Melpark Major is expected to get his Miracle Mile invitation on Friday. Tubbs faces wait MELPARK Major's stunning Legends Sprint win has surely earned him a Miracle Mile invitation, but connections will have to wait until Friday for it to become official. New South Wales Harness Racing Club chief John Dumesny said club directors would issue one invitation after tomorrow's New Zealand Cup in Christchurch, then meet again in Sydney on Friday to finalise more invitations. ''Melpark Major was fantastic winning the other night and he's obviously right up there, but the only invitation we'll issue before Friday is one from the NZ Cup, which will probably be to the winner,'' Dumesny said. ''We'll delay a decision on Auckland Reactor. Even if he wins impressively tomorrow, we know he's going to back up in the big free-for-all on Friday. ''It's easiest if the directors all meet face-to-face at Harold Park on Friday and decide on horses like Melpark Major, Auckland Reactor and Smoken Up, if he hasn't won the NZ Cup and been invited by then.'' Melpark Major's trainer, Alan Tubbs, has repeatedly said his preferred option was to follow last year's template and go straight from winning the Legends into the Miracle Mile. ''And the way he won the other night, I don't think he needs any more racing,'' Tubbs said. He said he was driven by the desire to go one better than Melpark Major's monster second to Divisive in last year's Miracle Mile. ''There's unfinished business, that's for sure,' he said. ''All we've been focused on for the past couple of months is having him right at his top for the end of November. He's right on target.'' Switch suits Blacky STILL on the Miracle Mile, the switch from Harold Park to Menangle as host track gives triple Inter Dominion winner Blacks A Fake his chance in Australasia's premier speed test. Miracle Mile officials issued Blacks A Fake with the first invitation to the hand-picked eight-horse field on Wednesday. It will be Blacks A Fake's third start in the Mile, one of few major races missing from his amazing CV. The nine-year-old charged home for second in 2006 and was subsequently found to have been injured when a poor fifth last year. There's no doubt Blacks A Fake's dominance increases as the distances do, but a Miracle Mile at Menangle will be a lot different to one at Harold Park's soup bowl. Trainer Natalie Rasmussen revealed the Miracle Mile was a big factor in bypassing tomorrow's NZ Cup. ''My mum said to me she'd much rather see a Miracle Mile win next to 'Blacky's' name when he retires than an NZ Cup,'' Rasmussen said. Her focus now is on getting Blacks A Fake at peak fitness for the Mile at Menangle's spacious 1400m circuit on November 29. Along with the change of venue comes a change in timeslot, from the traditional Friday night to Sunday afternoon. Watch this space LOMBO Pocket Watch will continue his push for Miracle Mile selection in Saturday night's Newcastle Mile. The former star juvenile returned to winning form after trainer Paul Fitzpatrick made a gear change and added winkers at Harold Park on Friday night. Lombo Pocket Watch will be one of three Fitzpatrick- trained runners at Newcastle. He also plans to run the emerging Saucy Legend and former US pacer Lonestar Legend, who won impressively at Newcastle on Saturday night. Busy shopping trip TROTTING king Chris Lang keeps boosting his stocks. Lang and three of his major clients --- Duncan McPherson, Jim Connelly and Michael Taranto --- bought three yearling trotters from the Harrisburg sales in the US last week. It started a busy week for Lang, who also saw his Inter Dominion winner Sundons Gift win a Shepparton trial on Thursday night and Skyvalley break the track record at Melton on Friday night. Another Aussie buyer at the sales in Pennsylvania was NSW-based Emilio Rosati, who puts the ''Stride'' branding in the names of his horses. Rosati paid $325,000 for a yearling half-sister to this year's Little Brown Jug winner Well Said by buzz stallion Rocknroll Hanover. HUTCHY'S BLACK BOOK AMAZON RIVER (Talented Peter Manning- trained trotter who won well at Terang during the week and will roar through the classes) THIEFINTHENIGHT (Most impressive with 56.8sec last 800m to win first-up at Maryborough last Monday) SIR LANCE (Former Kiwi who ran faster time winning the Consolation than the Cup horses did in the main event at Maryborough last Monday. Outstanding effort) COMING UP MASSIVE week across the Tasman, with two huge racedays as part of New Zealand Cup week. It starts tomorrow with the NZ Cup, with a fantastic support program including the NZ Trotting Free-For-All at Addington Paceway, Christchurch. The Addington action continues again on Friday with a stellar card headlined by the Group 1 NZ Pacing Free-For-All, featuring Auckland Reactor, and NZ's best trotters in the Group 1 Dominion Trot.
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