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Herald Sun Form Guide : December 26th 2009
+ + FB123 C M Y K DHS 26-DEC-2009 PAGE 57 FIRST heraldsun.com.au Herald Sun, Saturday, December 26, 2009 57 www.tab.com.au Caulfield TODAY HERALD SUN SUPERFORM LIFTOUT PROS TALKING HOT JOCKS Class act: Here De Angels has 59kg in the Christmas Stakes but is a proven weight carrier. MIDNIGHT OIL with TIM HABEL TRACK: Dead 4 PENETROMETER: 5.20 RAIL: Out 5m LAST MEETING: Out 13m Dec 16 LAST TIME 5m: May 10, 2008 RAINFALL: Nil up to yesterday IRRIGATION: 28mm for week RADAR: Possible showers 1 ANOTHER market watch two- year-old race. David Hayes and Peter Snowden have won the two-year-old races with first-starters the past two Saturdays. Hayes has debutants LIGHTBURGH (6) and NUCLEAR CHICKEN (8), and Peter Snowden is sending out ZACHARY (4) for the first time. LADY DAVINCI (5) is a game filly who likes to lead and fought on well last time at Flemington. She will take some beating unless one of the unraced is smart. ON-PACERS: No exposed form. SWOOPERS: No exposed form. SUGGESTED BET: Nil. 2 NAKAAYA (1) and PINS ON ICE (2) fought out the finish here earlier this month and could repeat. They meet on the same weight terms after the claim for Nakaaya. DORSODURO (6) has a massive 7kg turnaround on WINGED CHARM (3) from their last start here when Winged Charm won and survived a protest. Dorsoduro was on the slower inside of the track that day. She had no luck at his previous two runs and can improve here. ON-PACERS: Coeur D'Amour. SWOOPERS: Nakaaya, Pins On Ice, Dorsoduro, Tarp. SUGGESTED BET: Box quinellas 1, 2, 6.3 MAGIC Millions bound- DOUBTFUL JACK (1) was impressive when blinkers went on for his Moonee Valley win. The extra 200m looks made to order. AT THE HEADS (3) was impressive on debut beating the talented Undeniably, who was most unlucky here last time and will run a short- priced favourite in Adelaide today. MO' MONEY (2) ran on gamely behind Doubtful Jack last time and can place again. It's hard to see anything outside these winning for your first Big6 leg. ON-PACERS: Mo' Money, Distillery. SWOOPERS: Doubtful Jack, At The Heads. SUGGESTED BET: Doubtful Jack straight out, quinellas with 2, 3. 4 LIGHTLY raced MACEDONIAN (1) has always shown staying promise and delivered to win impressively at Moonee Valley. OKUMA (8) goes to 2400m for the first time and made ground at Flemington last week. MISS LILY ROSE (3) was just run down last time when she took off way too early. She has a SA Oaks 2500m second to her credit so she won't be troubled by the trip. CHEDDINGTON (5) is yet to miss a place in five runs at the trip and ran a bold race at the Valley under 58kg behind Carbon Trader, who was placed at Flemington last Saturday. Add APPREHEND (2) and INTERLOCKING (7) to your Big6 multiples. ON-PACERS: Apprehend, Cheddington. SWOOPERS: Macedonian, Miss Lily Rose, Interlocking, Okuma. SUGGESTED BET: Macedonian straight out. 5 FORMER WA mare VALENTINE MISS (3) hit the line strongly for an impressive first- up win for Mark Kavanagh under the lights at the Valley. She can win again in this slightly stronger race. EAU DE JOIE (5) won first-up at Sandown in May and resuming again will be running on late. TRANSFORM (8) is unbeaten fresh and handles all conditions. RAVISHING REWARD (1), front-runner ROOF RAISER (2), ARIARNI (4), and impressive last- start Caulfield winner METEOR MISTRESS (7) are other chances. ON-PACERS: Roof Raiser, Zedawind. SWOOPERS: Ravishing Reward, Valentine Miss, Ariarni, Eau De Joie, Meteor Mistress, Transform. SUGGESTED BET: Valentine Miss each-way. 6 PLENTY of depth here but the class act of the race HERE DE ANGELS (1) is the one to beat. He's a proven weight carrier, very good fresh and has put his barrier antics behind him of late. From barrier 12 he can cruise across to share the lead with EMJAY HUSSEY (16) and GOLD IN DUBAI (13) in a race featuring a lot of backmarkers. TRAMUNTANA (7), an Oakleigh Plate placegetter here, last year's winner MIND YOUR HEAD (8), smart Tassie sprinter MIEWA'S QUEST (9) and talented first-upper Gold In Dubai are among the other winning chances. Veteran ROYAL IDA (5), TIME MATTERS (2), DIPLOMATIC FORCE (3), and JEUNEYMAN (4) are other Big6 possibles. ON-PACERS: Here De Angels, Emjay Hussey. SWOOPERS: Time Matters, Diplomatic Force, Jeuneyman. SUGGESTED BET: Here De Angels each-way. 7 GOOD speed here will suit SOUND JOURNEY (3) who ran second-last at Flemington last time in a slowly run race. His last 800m of 46.9 was the second-fastest in a strange race where no runner ran on. The presence of ESCAPE ARTIST (10) and CASTLE HILL LAD (11) should ensure this is more genuinely run. SADALBARI (5) and ITS PRINCE (9) fought out the finish of that race and will run well again. GROWL (4) is Group-class and returned after a hurdling stint with a top run at Flemington. He has sound second-up form and is a definite threat. POISED TO WIN (7) was an unlucky third in this race two years ago and can contend again. ON-PACERS: Dr Nipandtuck, Escape Artist, Castle Hill Lad. SWOOPERS: Sound Journey, Growl, Sadalbari, Its Prince, Poised To Win. SUGGESTED BET: Sound Journey straight out. 8 TOUGH end to the Big6 with a host of chances. Adelaide visitor VINEGAR HILL (10) was scratched from an easier race at home today for this. He's a backmarker suited by what promises to be a truly run race with the likes of PASSING SALUTE (4), DID WE WIN (7), ROLLING STOCK (9) and HUSSON'cS FORTUNE (11) the go- forward runners. Did We Win is most consistent and raced on the slower inside of the track here last time when he fought on bravely. BLUE OSCAR (3), RAIN IN AFRICA (8) and NATO (16) will be running on. ON-PACERS: Passing Salute, Did We Win, Rolling Stock, Husson's Fortune. SWOOPERS: Blue Oscar, Rain In Africa, Vinegar Hill, Nato. SUGGESTED BET: Vinegar Hill each-way. THE MAIL GUEST TIPSTER Tim Habel BIG6, QUADDIE CAULFIELD ( R7 No. 3): Anchor Sound Journey for your Big6 and quadrella multiples. He's the class runner and looks assured of the speed he needs. Matt Stewart PLACE PARLAY CAULFIELD: Tricky meeting. Conservative approach might be the way to go. Go place all-up Okuma (R4 No. 8) into Nato (R8 No. 16). Michael Manley WIN/BIG6 CAULFIELD: If you are looking for a standout for the day back DOUBTFUL JACK (Caul R3 No. 1) and anchor him for the massive Big6 pool. Here's a smallish Big6 for today. Leg 1: 1 Leg 2: 1,3,6,8. Leg 3: 1,2,4,7. Leg 4: 1,13. Leg 5: 3,5,9. Leg 6: 7,8,13. $50 flexi returns 17.36%. Nick Quinn WIN MORPHETTVILLE (R1 No.5): Undeniably was a moral beaten at Caulfield last start. Looks the winner today. Back him to win, back jockey Simon Price to win the Jockey Challenge and take a double with Randwick R1 No.1 Ambers Waltz. The BIG6 will operate on the following meetings. Caulfield gallops: Leg 1: Race 3: 2.10. Leg 2: Race 4: 2.50. Leg 3: Race 5: 3.30. Leg 4: Race 6: 4.10. Leg 5: Race 7: 4.50. Leg 6: Race 8: 5.30. The Meadows & Sale greyhounds: Leg 1: Sale Race 6: 8.14. Leg 2: Mea Race 4: 8.20. Leg 3: Sale Race 7: 8.36 Leg 4: Mea Race 5: 8.42. Leg 5: Sale Race 8: 8.57. Leg 6: Mea Race 6: 9.08. James Jones Marketing Manager BC3 Thoroughbreds Race 1 Caulfield No. 1 Chestnut Valley Race 6 Caulfield No. 1 Here de Angels Greg Engellenger BOOKMAKER TRUE TALES (Caul R6 No.12): Very tough Christmas Stakes with the Tony Vasil-trained True Tales representing tremendous each- way value. Down in weight and race looks runs to suit. Robbie Griffiths TRAINER BALTIC SPIRIT (Caul R3 No. 4): Not quite sure about running out the 1200m, but last start (at the trip) he took a knock on a leg and we were left guessing a bit. We'll find out Saturday. Having said that I think the toppy (Doubtful Jack) might be impossible to beat. MR RIGGS (Caul R4 No. 4): It's a pretty even race but I think we're more a place chance. He's drawn a bit awkwardly but if Brad Rawiller can get some cover I think we'll be in the placings. Will run the trip right out. METEOR MISTRESS (Caul R5 No. 7): In the run first-up you'd have thought she was 6-4 rather than $47. She travelled like the winner the whole way. Her work since has been average but I think the trick is she's a better racehorse than trackworker. ITS PRINCE (Caul R7 No. 9): Not sure the small weight turn around on Sadalbari will be enough because I think Sadalbari is a significantly better horse. But they might settle one-two and run one- two. Darren Weir TRAINER CHESTNUT VALLEY (Caul R1 No. 1): Has trialled OK but will be in the paddock after this. TIME MATTERS (Caul R6 No. 2): Was OK first-up, I thought, given he's usually better third and fourth- up. Having said that I think he'll go pretty well. TAB SPORTSBET will open a market on the Caulfield Jockey Challenge this morning so it will pay to work out what riders you fancy before the market goes up. Herald Sun price assessor Nick Quinn expects apprentice Jason Maskiell to open favourite and he does look hard to beat. Maskiell, who has a 2kg claim, has a full book of rides. McLoaded (Race 1 No. 2) Nakaaya (Race 2 No. 1) At The Heads (Race 3 No. 3) Macedonian (Race 4 No. 1) Eau De Joie (Race 5 No. 5) Miewa's Quest (Race 6 No. 9) Dr Nipandtuck (Race 7 No. 6) Husson's Fortune (Race 8 No. 11) THE BANKERS ON POTENTIAL MACEDONIAN (R4 No. 1) ON CLASS HERE DE ANGELS (R6 No. 1) SOUND JOURNEY (R7 No. 3) $50 FLEXI BIG6 FOR 12.3% 1,2,3/1,3,8/3,5,8/1,7,13/3/ 3,7,8,10,16
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