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Herald Sun Form Guide : December 26th 2009
62 Herald Sun, Saturday, December 26, 2009 heraldsun.com.au + + + + FB123 C M Y K DHS 26-DEC-2009 PAGE 62 FIRST RACING TODAY Make it BIG today with the $2 million BIG6 Mega Jackpot! Randwick comment continued Doomben comment continued RACE 4 continued MISS INDEPENDENT (C J Waller) 4m By Choisir - Bomba (18:2-4-5): Blocked for run but worked home well once clear for 1-1/2 len, 3/4 len 3rd (55.5) Jersey Lily, Michelin Star 1300m R'hill F&M (Bm85) Nov 21. Had a couple of things go against again when 2-3/4 len 5th (57.5) Clothing 1200m R'hill F&M (Bm81) Dec 12. Con- sistent mare from the Waller stabl e. Rarely far away in these types of races. R ate highly. LALETTA (G M Begg) 5m By Dash For Cash - My Duchess (23:4-3-3): Strong to the line for 2 len, 1/2 len 3rd (51.5) Bandar, Zazabeau 1800m Randwick-Kensington (Bm85) Nov 28. Vetted after struggling home in 6-1/4 len last (53.0) Zampara 2000m R'hill (Bm80) Dec 12. Doubt she ran out the 2000m last start. Looks better suited over this trip but she needs to lift. APPARITIONS (C E Conners) 4m By Bel Esprit - Stormy Petrel (13:3-2-2): Started to hit her straps late for 6-1/2 len 5th (56.0) Pin- wheel 1200m W Farm (Bm75) Nov 25. Hit the front at the 200m but was run down by prom- ising mare len 2nd (56.5) Palacio De Cristal 1550m Randwick-Kensington F&M (Bm76) Dec 11. Beaten a length by Palacio de Cristal last start. That form reads well. PRoved over this trip. Looms as the one to beat. SUNDAY LADY (C E Conners) 5m By Za- beel - Omerta Blue (15:3-1-5): Settled back but couldn't finish off when 9-1/4 len last (53.5) Jersey Lily 1300m R'hill F&M (Bm85) Nov 21. Warmed up over the final 100m for 5-1/2 len 10th (53.5) Tagus 1500m R'hill (Bm80) Dec 5. Gets back in her races and gives a start but she is capable of unleash a big finish on her day. Should be more competitive here. MOORINGS CAPITAL (R J Price) 5m By Song Of Tara - French Diplomat (13:3-3- 3): Worked home gamely after a wide run for 1-3/4 len 4th (56.5) Moonlight Music 1400m W Farm Rst0 Nov 25. Finished off well again in 2-3/4 len 4th (55.5) Palacio De Cristal 1550m Randwick-Kensington F&M (Bm76) Dec 11. Form out of last start is strong. No reason why she can't make her presence felt here. GRAGER (G A Ryan) 4m By Kalanisi - Cher- ine (18:2-3-2): Appeared to have her chance during 3-3/4 len 6th (50.0) Hidden Wonder 1550m Randwick-Kensington F&M (Bm84) Nov 28. No excuses again when 4-3/4 len 4th (58.0) Call Me Chrissie 1800m R'hill F&M (Bm69) Dec 9. Just fair in a much easier race last start. Pre- fer to see in something easier at this stage. ZUZELA (T R Martin) 4m By Redoute's Choice - Zastov (4:1-2-0): Ordered to trial to steward's satisfaction after failing to finish (56.0) Velocity Gal 1550m C'bury 3yoF Mdn Plate slow trk July 1. Bounced back to form with effortless 4 len win (55.0) Money Rocks, Ceramic 1400m Hawkesbury F&M Mdn Dec 13. Well bred geld- ing who comes to town after scoring easily at Hawkesbury last start. On the up. LA BELLE CHATAIGNE (C E Conners) 4m By Catbird - Chez Paree (15:1-5-2): Found a cou- ple too strong when 3-3/4 len 4th (56.0) Hillstreet 1600m Kembla Grange C1 Nov 14. Suffered check near 1600m when 1-1/2 len 2nd (55.0) Call Me Chrissie 1800m R'hill F&M (Bm69) Dec 9. Didn't have the best of luck last start but she needs to find a couple of lengths in order to win this. THE STARLET (J A O'Shea) 5m By En- costa De Lago - Screen Star (21:3-2-1): Spelled after boxing on for 1/2 len 4th (54.5) Frolics 1600m Kembla Grange (69) dead trk June 13. Overcame trouble when resuming to post 1-1/4 len win (57.0) Orpen's Angel, Fille Majestique 1400m Kembla Grange F&M (Bm60) Dec 5. Much tougher here but she is capable on her day. Step up in dis- tance is a plus. Don't underestimate. ALL BLACK MISS (R J Price) 5m By Black Hawk - Java Siang (24:3-3-6): Sound effort after being caught wide for 3-1/4 len 5th (54.5) Girl Hussler 1400m W Farm F&M (Bm70) Nov 25. Rolled along in the lead but was found wanting 9-1/4 len 9th (54.5) Call Me Chrissie 1800m R'hill F&M (Bm69) Dec 9. H ard to see her turning the tables here. RACE 5 1400m LORNE DANCER (Ms G Waterhouse) 5g By Danehill Dancer - Fabled (13:7-3-1): Kept kicking for gallant sht nk win (58.0) Riva San, Ice Chariot 2000m R'wick Craven Plate slow trk Oct 4 (2008). Found to be lame after scoring impressive 3-1/2 len win (57.5) Brave Lancer, Detroit Song 2400m R'wick City Tatt's Cup Oct 18 (2008). Primed for return with 3-1/4 len win Pickupsticks, Tell Tale 1030m R'hill barrier trial Dec 8. First-up . Tr i alled well leading into this and fires when fresh. Keep safe. THEOPHORUS (G R Nickson) 5g By Igna- tius - Elishir (20:7-3-3): Fought on strongly for 1/2 hd 2nd (56.5) Lyncean Academy 1400m R'hill Hcp Nov 21. Suffered back check and couldn't recover when 15-1/4 len 12th (57.5) Rabbuka 1500m R'hill Festival Stakes Dec 5. Taken out of play in the Festival Stakes early on. Expect him to bounce back here. MALCOLM (Joseph Pride) 8g By Snippets - Finneto (38:8-5-3): Slowly away and was checked during 7-1/2 len 9th (56.5) Rabbuka 1500m R'hill Festival Stakes Dec 5. Sent around at big odds and was safely held 3-1/2 len 11th (53.0) Prince Braeman 1200m R'wick Razor Sharp Dec 19. Better suited in this grade and best runs have come over this trip. Doesn't win out of turn but he is worth an each way ticket. O'CRIKEY (G Portelli) 6g By O'Reilly - Ungaro (43:7-6-4): Reeled in over the concluding stages when 2-1/4 len 6th (50.0) Lyncean Academy 1400m R'hill Hcp Nov 21. Went down fighting for lg hd 2nd (53.5) New Edge 1400m R'hill (Bm95) Dec 12. Honest gelding who goes forward and gives his all. Saves his best for wet tracks but is capable on dry. In the mix. MOSSURMI (M C Conners) 5g By Moss- man - Nalurmi (34:7-4-3): Spelled and box- ing on gamely in 2-1/4 len 5th (56.5) Legen- dary Man 1600m Coffs Harbour C. H arbour Cup dead trk Aug 6. Vetted after resuming with lacklustre 11-3/4 len last (59.0) Pinwheel 1200m R'hill (Bm80) Dec 12. Normally fires when second-up and is a winner over this trip. Capable of running a cheeky race at odds. TOGNI (Peter Snowden) 5g By Giant's Causeway - Florilegio (19:5-3-3): Struck interference at start and couldn't recover when 6-1/4 len 10th (53.0) Lyncean Acad- emy 1400m R'hill Hcp Nov 21. Had plenty go against in 1/2 len 4th (53.5) New Edge 1400m R'hill (Bm95) Dec 12. Probably should have won last star t . C an atone here. VINTEDGE (C J Waller) 4m By Flying Spur - Alternative Edge (17:4-2-6): Stuck trouble in the run when 6 len 7th (53.0) Rabbuka 1500m R'hill Festival Stakes Dec 5. Held up in the straight but worked home well once clear for 2-1/4 len 6th (53.0) New Edge 1400m R'hill (Bm95) Dec 12. Did a good job in the Festival Stakes after striking trouble then not much luck at Rosehill last star t. R ate highly. MR UNFORGETTABLE (Kevin Moses) 5g By Rubiton - La Marama (19:3-2-2): Dis- appointed for a run and was tightened for room when 2-1/4 len, 1-1/2 len 3rd (53.0) Strat's Flyer, Bay Window 1500m R'hill Win- ter Stakes heavy trk July 18. Had a tough run during 6-1/2 len 7th (51.0) Border Rebel 1100m R'hill (Bm95) Dec 5. Couldn't finish off after a wide run when resuming last star t . Strips fitter now. Expect improvement from the more favourable gate. GEARED UP (Joseph Pride) 4g By Testa Rossa - Certain (18:3-3-5): Had trouble gaining a run but hit the line well when clear 2-3/4 len 4th (53.0) Wasted Emotions 1150m Randwick-Kensington Hcp Nov 28 then was disappointing in 4-1/2 len 9th (53.0) New Edge 1400m R'hill (Bm95) Dec 12. Average effort past start but he is reach- ing his peak n ow. Would give this a shake on his best form. TOGHA (A J Cummings) 4g By Choisir - Blue Mink (13:1-2-3): Put away after poor 10-1/4 len 9th (53.5) Vintedge 1400m R'hill 3yo (81) heavy trk July 18. Showed signs of improvement when resuming in 2-1/4 len 5th (60.5) Gentle Orpen 1200m Wyong E&G (Bm60) Dec 6. Needs easier. RACE 6 2400m ROCKWOOD (Ms G Waterhouse) 5g By Rock Of Gibraltar - Foxwood (15:3-4-0): Checked badly early on and was easied up for 44-1/4 len last (58.0) Rabbuka 1500m R'hill Festival Stakes Dec 5. Took up a for- ward position and hit the front at the 200m but was reeled in for 1-3/4 len 6th (55.5) Pal- acio De Cristal 1600m R'wick Villiers Stakes Dec 19. B adly hampered in the Festival stakes before a strong effort in the Villiers. Step up to 2400m is the query. MUSIC REVIEW (J A O'Shea) 6m By Sing- spiel - Vivid Concert (29:5-6-2): Given time to find her feet but wound up over the conclud- ing stages for 1/2 len 4th (55.5) Aristocratico 1800m R'hill (Bm90) Nov 21. Caught wide and dropped out badly for 24 len 7th (58.0) Scouting Wide 2400m R'hill Christmas Cup Dec 12. Forced to cover ground last start and faded badly. Classy on her day and is proven over this trip. Give another chance. BRAVE LANCER (S Farley) 9g By Bah- hare - Fine Talk (49:10-5-3): Positioned worse than midfield but was safely held in the run home for 6-1/4 len 6th (58.0) Bandar 1800m Randwick-Kensington (Bm85) Nov 28. Settled back on the rails but was off the bit a long way from home and only battled 6-1/2 len 8th (55.0) Zazabeau 2000m R'hill (Bm90) Dec 5. Step up in trip is a plus but it's hard to back him on recent form. ZAZABEAU (J B Cummings) 5g By Zabeel - The Perfume Garden (25:2-6-4): 2 len 2nd (56.5) Bandar 1800m Randwick-Kensington (Bm85) Nov 28. Flopped out of the gates and settled last but came with giant strides late to score sht nk win (54.0) Rainbow Styling, Merensky Reef 2000m R'hill (Bm90) Dec 5. Win strike-rate is a concern but he was very impressive last star t. Has the J B Cummings polish. Looks hard to beat again. SCOUTING WIDE (T R Martin) 5g By Za- beel - Gardd (11:3-5-3): Hit the lead turn- ing from home but was no match for up and coming stayer 2-1/2 len 2nd (55.0) Star Rip- per 2400m Randwick-Kensington (Bm85) Nov 28. Set up a big lead and ran rivals of their legs for game nk win (53.0) Bright Mind, Star Ripper 2400m R'hill Christmas Cup Dec 12. Up and coming stayer who opened up a big lead and kicked on strongly to win the Christmas Cup last start. Leading contender again with the light weight. SOLID BILLING (C E Ritchie) 5g By Rock Of Gibraltar - Star Affair (22:4-2-4): Pushed for- ward and kept fighting on for nk, 1-1/4 len 3rd (51.5) Boundless, Fiorano 2100m Pukekohe Park Counties Cup Nov 21. Wasn't disgraced during 6-1/4 len 5th (52.0) Ginga Dude 2200m Avondale Avondale Cup slow trk Dec 2. Fresh- ened. New Zealand stayer who hasn't been far away in G2 company in his last two starts. Like- ly to settle in the first couple. Must respect. BRIGHT MIND (C J Waller) 6g By Zamind- ar - Bright Spells (23:5-3-3): Worked for- ward but was overpowered late when 5-1/4 len 4th (55.0) Star Ripper 2400m Randwick- Kensington (Bm85) Nov 28. Sat off teara- way leader and kept battling on strongly for nk 2nd (53.0) Scouting Wide 2400m R'hill Christmas Cup Dec 12. Put up a big performance last start when just pipped by Scouting Wide. Will stay all day. No reason why he can't go one better here. ZAMPARA (Matthew Smith) 7g By Za-Im - Nova Square (28:5-6-4): Hit the line well after being caught wide for hd, 2-1/4 len 3rd (54.0) Halleys, Stalingrad 2000m R'wick Rst1 Nov 3. Landed in the box-seat and ducked back to the rail in the straight to record nar- row hd win (55.0) Feorlan, Our Cannavaro 2000m R'hill (Bm80) Dec 12. Racing in ca- reer best form of late but this is a big step up in grade. Place best against these. DANE FONTAINE (G H Walter) 5m By Danehill Dancer - Laudham Mist (24:4-3- 3): Well ridden and pulled away to score nk win (56.0) Tages, Tangiwai 2400m W Farm (Bm70) Nov 25. Settled back in a fast run race and was off the bit a long way from home when 4 len 4th (53.0) Scouting Wide 2400m R'hill Christmas Cup Dec 12. Fin- ished off well enough in the Christmas Cup last start but was no match for winner. Hard to see her turning the tables. DANDEE TOPWIN (G A Rogerson) 5m By Danewin - Depot (35:4-3-4): Took up a prominent position but couldn't let down in the straight 5-3/4 len 5th (53.0) Star Ripper 2400m Randwick-Kensington (Bm85) Nov 28. Then appreciated the drop in grade when posting len win (55.0) Fair Trial, Emotional Outburst 2500m Randwick-Kensington (Bm70) Dec 11. Defied a big betting drift to score her fourth ca- reer win last start but she looks tested here. JORDAN VALLEY (R J Price) 5g By Go- lan - Our Sportsgirl (19:1-3-4): Ridden pa- tiently and never looked a winning chance in 3-1/2 len 9th (53.0) Starzando 1800m R'hill (Bm80) Dec 5. Showed improvement when powering home late for 1-1/2 len, lg nk 3rd (53.0) Rainbow Styling, Delago Star 2000m R'wick (Bm85) Dec 19. Flew home late over 2000m behind Rainbow Styling last start. Yet to miss a place over this trip. Doesn't win out of turn but he is a knockout chance. FOR CRUYFF'S SAKE (M J Smith) 7g By Johan Cruyff - Frenzied Dancer (44:6- 6-7): Outpaced early but started to hit his straps late for 5-1/2 len 5th (53.0) Mack- nuckle 2000m Canberra Canberra Cup Nov 29. Appeared to have his chance when 4-1/4 len 9th (53.5) Zampara 2000m R'hill (Bm80) Dec 12. Ran a cheeky race in the Canberra Cup two starts back. C an earn some prize- money if he repeats that performance. RACE 7 1800m COME ON CUGAT (C J Waller) 6g By King Cugat - Come On Klaire (38:5-8-1): Set- tled just off the pace and kept fighting for len 4th (53.0) Castle Heights 2350m Grafton Grafton Cup July 16. Spelled after taking field up to runaway leaders and faded 11 len 5th (58.0) Mr Clangtastic 2400m R'wick (91) heavy trk July 25. Prepared for this with 4th Maniere D'Etre 1200m W Farm barrier trial Dec 14. First-up. Normally takes a run but he is fitter for two trials and this distance suits. Not the roughest. I'VE GOT TALENT (G H Walter) 5g By Danehill Dancer - Swing Again (21:6-1-3): Jumped awkwardly but hit the line strongly from well back for 1-1/2 len 4th (56.0) Love And Kisses 1500m R'hill (Bm92) Nov 14. Never looked likely when 9-1/4 len 11th (53.5) Rabbuka 1500m R'hill Festival Stakes Dec 5. Average effort in the Festival Stakes last start but improvement is expected in this grade. NORTH DAKOTA (G K White) 7g By Flying Spur - November Song (24:5-3-3): Given every chance but didn't finish off 1-3/4 len, 1/2 len 3rd (56.5) Dealers, Deltona 1300m Hawkesbury Summer Cup dead trk Dec 2. Passed a couple in the run home for 2-3/4 len 11th (57.5) Stifle 1600m R'wick (Bm80) Dec 19. Slightly disappointing in his last cou- ple and he is yet to win past 1400m. Place. SIR JAMES (J B Cummings) 6g By Montjeu - Happiness (27:3-3-4): Run off his legs when resuming in 7-1/4 len last (53.0) Lyncean Academy 1400m R'hill Hcp Nov 21. Settled back and was never a win- ning chance during 15-1/4 len 14th (57.5) Tagus 1500m R'hill (Bm80) Dec 5. Has been disappointing so far this prep but he is get- ting up to his right trip now. Give another chance. AFRICAN PRINCE (C J Waller) 4g By Jo- hannesburg - Donna Amata (23:2-6-6): Struck interference at start and was blocked for run during 1/2 len, 1-1/4 len 3rd (54.0) Baci Amore, Norteno 1500m R'hill (Bm80) Nov 21. Ordered to trial to steward's satisfac- tion after fading 6-1/2 len 10th (56.0) Star- zando 1800m R'hill (Bm80) Dec 5. Looked the goods when len, len 3rd Maniere D'Etre, Akmal 1200m W Farm barrier trial Dec 14. Tr i alled well after lacklustre last start per- for mance. Boasts an impressive record over this trip. Must be respected. PINATAS (Peter Snowden) 4g By Com- mands - Navidad (12:3-1-1): Warmed up over the concluding stage for 1/2 len 2nd (53.0) Rockwood 1400m Randwick- Kensington (Bm85) Nov 28. Worked home gamely after a tough run for 2-1/4 len 9th (56.0) Stifle 1600m R'wick (Bm80) Dec 19. Last run doesn't look good on paper but not much went right. Looks hard to beat from the gun alley. PREDOMINANCE (N J Olive) 7m By Lado- ni - Splendoured Thing (46:7-2-7): Safely held in the Goulburn Cup then was no match in the Canberra Cup 13-1/2 len 12th (53.0) Macknuckle 2000m Canberra Canberra Cup Nov 29. Dropped in grade and improved with 2-1/2 len 5th (54.0) Zampara 2000m R'hill (Bm80) Dec 12. Safely held in easier grade last start. Improvement is required. ALTAVILLA (Peter Snowden) 4g By Ana- baa - Albanella (10:3-0-2): Caught three wide and didn't finish off 8-3/4 len last (54.0) Informality 1200m R'hill (Bm85) Nov 21. Didn't fire a shot when 6-3/4 len 12th (56.0) Tagus 1500m R'hill (Bm80) Dec 5. Not sure he has come up this prep. Waiting for im- provement. O DANNY BOY (J B Cummings) 8g By Danehill - Haddria (33:3-4-3): Had every- thing go his way but wasn't good enough 2-1/4 len 6th (56.0) Starzando 1800m R'hill (Bm80) Dec 5. Showed signs of improve- ment in 2 len 4th (53.0) Rainbow Styling 2000m R'wick (Bm85) Dec 19. Struggles to win but he is normally fighting out the finish . One for the multiples. STEP FORWARD (R J Price) 7g By Noth- in' Leica Dane - Yasmin Tudor (52:8-8-6): Ran a cheeky race at odds when 1-1/4 len, hd 3rd (56.0) Relentless Lad, Super Hawk 1600m W Farm (Bm70) Nov 25 then pipped on the post for sht nk 2nd (57.5) Regal Cat 1800m Randwick-Kensington Rst0 Dec 11. Hard to see him beating some of these but he is capable of running into a place. SUPERNOVA (A J Cummings) 5g By Tobougg - Shine On Brightly (24:2-0-5): Tightened for room and was disappointed for a run in 2-1/2 len 7th (51.5) Love And Kisses 1500m R'hill (Bm92) Nov 14. Whacked away for fair 4-1/2 len 10th (51.5) Mustard 1400m R'wick (Bm85) Dec 19. Yet to run a place from seven starts on this track. Looking to others. DAAD'S OVERTIME (G H Walter) 4g By Istidaad - Ten To Nine (8:1-3-2): Sent to town and was outclassed 3-1/2 len 8th (53.0) Starzando 1800m R'hill (Bm80) Dec 5. Went down when red hot favourite in 1/2 hd 2nd (55.0) Zafaaf 2000m Hawkesbury C1 Dec 13. Lightly raced gelding who looks above average but doubt he is seasoned enough to win this. RACE 8 1100m ALLERVITE (G Portelli) 5g By Choisir - Hit And Run (26:6-2-4): Battled on for 3-3/4 len 9th (55.0) Ego's Dare 1100m R'hill (Bm90) Oct 24. Checked in straight and was tight- ened for room during 2-1/2 len 7th (53.0) Beaded 1300m Hawkesbury Yalumba Cup Nov 5. Let-up. Boasts an impressive record over this trip. Keep safe. IMPERIAL APPLAUSE (Luke Price) 8g By Royal Applause - Sabina (30:6-1-5): Sound effort in 3/4 len 4th (55.0) Skyview Bar 1400m Sha Tin C1 Nov 8 (2008). Sent to Australia after sht hd win (49.5) Gallant Lion, Yellow Diamond 1400m Sha Tin C1 Nov 30 (2008). Fitter for 1/2 len 2nd Improvisation 900m Nowra barrier trial Dec 11. First-up. Former Hong Kong galloper making his Australian debut . Tr i alled well enough. Watch market moves. STAR OF CROWN (M C Conners) 5m By Beautiful Crown - Gaby's Paddock (23:6-4-2): Failed due to track condition when 8-3/4 len 12th (55.5) Madame Pedrille 1200m R'hill Triscay Stakes heavy trk Feb 21. Had a couple of things go against when 8-1/2 len 11th (54.0) Neroli 1300m R'hill Mil- lie Fox Feb 28. Looked the goods in 2 len win Psyche, Mothwing 810m W Farm barrier trial Dec 14. First-up. C lassy mare who is capa- ble of sprinting well when fresh. Drawn wide but she has claims. ALTERED BOY (C J Waller) 4g By Dane- hill Dancer - Floridays (18:4-4-0): Won impressively at Randwick then made it two in a row with 1/2 hd win (54.0) Bejewelled, Miss Marielle 1400m R'wick (91) dead trk Aug 8. Found to be lame after average 4-3/4 len 12th (55.5) Ivory Pegasus 1200m R'wick (86) Aug 22. Will take improvement out of 7th On My Command 810m W Farm barrier trial Dec 14. First-up. Comes to hand quickly but would need a soft track in order to win this. MALAMBO (C E Conners) 5g By Choisir - Bomba (19:4-3-2): Sound effort when re- suming with 3-1/4 len 5th (56.5) Informality 1200m R'hill (Bm85) Nov 21. Showed further improvement in 1-1/2 len, nose 3rd (56.0) Pinwheel, Schibello 1200m R'hill (Bm80) Dec 12. Looks to have come back in good order this prep. Right in the mix. OLLIE VOLLIE (Ms S Grills) 7g By Be- long To Me - Lockley's Dance (42:10-7- 3): Loomed up but peaked on run over the concluding stages for 1-3/4 len 5th (50.5) Kenny's World 1200m R'hill Hcp Nov 14. Fr eshened after battling for 1-1/4 len, sht hd 3rd (57.5) Nassor, Klish Klash 1300m Scone Open Hcp Nov 24. Old timer who is racing as well as eve r. May be over the odds. LOCKMAR (F R Gardner) 5g By Marwina - Gold Locket (30:5-4-8): Vetted after dis- appointing 3-3/4 len 10th (54.5) Legendary Man 1600m Coffs Harbour C. H arbour Cup dead trk Aug 6. Sent to the paddock after 7-3/4 len 12th (59.0) Absent Friends 1500m R'hill (86) Aug 29. First-up. Normally takes a run. Prefer to see at this stage. MOTSPUR (K A Lees) 7g By Flying Spur - Crusading Lil (22:5-2-5): Blocked for run but recovered to post lg hd win (55.0) Patronyme, Equable 1200m R'hill (81) Aug 29. Held up again when 2-1/4 len 4th (53.0) Flushing Meadows 1100m R'hill (91) Sept 12. Fitter for 3/4 len win Ezerico, Escudero 900m Gosford barrier trial Dec 11. First-up. Boasts an impressive first-up record and he has drawn perfectly. Looks well placed for a winning return. THE TAKE (P M Perry) 6g By Clang - Aces In Vain (17:4-1-4): Spelled after racing wide and fading for 13 len last (58.0) Empire Place 1100m R'hill E&G Hcp-86 Aug 15. Worked to the front and kept kicking on hd, 2-1/4 len 3rd (53.0) Border Rebel, Dorf Command 1100m R'hill (Bm95) Dec 5. Should push for- ward and give them something to catch with the light weight. GURU (G H Walter) 5g By Ishiguru - St Martha (18:4-4-2): Spelled after receiving all the favours in 1-3/4 len 2nd (55.0) Soiled 1400m Hawkesbury (90) May 9. Wo und up late when resuming with 1-1/4 len, 1/2 len 3rd (54.0) Border Rebel, Geared Up 1000m W Farm Wltr Nov 17. Prepared for this with 6th Testimonial 900m R'hill barrier trial Dec 8. Freshened. Runs into some talented sprinters here but he can unleash a big fin- ish on his day. Don't discard. SCHIBELLO (Joseph Pride) 6g By Stra- tegic - Roseville (27:4-7-5): Worked home well through the field for 1-3/4 len 5th (54.5) Baqaba 1200m D'ben Plate C6 Dec 5. Loomed up to win but couldn't match winner over the last 100m 1-1/2 len 2nd (57.0) Pin- wheel 1200m R'hill (Bm80) Dec 12. Beat all bar the impressive Pinwheel last star t. Can go one better here. PRINCESS QUALITY (Ms G Waterhouse) 4m By Elusive Quality - Amies (14:4-3-1): Proved a class above his rivals when 3-1/2 len win (55.5) She's A Rock Star, Matchless 1400m R'hill F&M Hcp-81 Aug 29. Sent to the paddock after recording easy 1-3/4 len win (58.0) Street Lover, Matchless 1600m R'wick F&M Hcp-81 dead trk Sept 5. Im- proved by 1-1/4 len 2nd Godfather 1030m R'hill barrier trial Dec 8. First-up. Likely to find it tough from the wide gate over this trip. NOBLE EDICT (Kevin Moses) 5g By No- verre - Bellediction (17:4-2-2): Set up a big lead but was reeled in for 3/4 len, lg nk 3rd (55.5) Cullen Castle, Inspired Choice 1550m Randwick-Kensington (86) slow trk July 22. Sent to the paddock following 3-1/2 len 7th (57.0) Future's Dream 1550m C'bury (81) slow trk July 29. Kept ticking over with 6th Electric Dreams 810m W Farm barrier trial Dec 14. First-up. Races best when fresh and he is proven over this trip. Amongst the hard- est to beat. MARGHAM (Peter Snowden) 4m By En- costa De Lago - Desert End (14:3-3-2): Put away after giving her all for 1-1/4 len, sht hd 3rd (57.5) Moti, Beowolf 1400m W Farm (81) slow trk July 31. Forced to cover ground when resuming in 5-1/4 len 8th (58.0) Cloth- ing 1200m R'hill F&M (Bm81) Dec 12. Didn't have much luck from the wide gate on debut. Expect her to improve from the inside alley here. ELMSFORD (G A Ryan) 5g By Viscount - Timeless Winds (17:2-5-3): Tightened for room and hung out during 4-1/4 len 9th (55.5) Bay Window 1500m R'hill (81) slow trk July 4. Went down narrowly when resuming in sht nk 2nd (57.5) Rubirose 1100m C'bury (Bm75) Dec 3. Looks to have come back in good order. Drawn a touch awkwardly but he is capable of adding some value into the exotics. ATOMIC FORCE (Kevin Moses) 4g By Danehill Dancer - Show Of Force (9:2-2- 1): Stepped up in grade but was outclassed 5-1/2 len 11th (53.0) Bhutane Dane 1200m R'wick Strada Stakes Mar 14. Worked for- ward and proved too classy for his rivals in 3/4 len win (55.5) Our Corey, He's In De- mand 1100m Randwick-Kensington (Bm70) Dec 11. Looked promising early on. Might be ready to go on with it now. STARRING TO WIN (J A O'Shea) 5g By Stravinsky - Musical Note (8:2-0-0): Beaten for speed early but couldn't finish off 3-1/2 len 11th (53.0) Dorf Command 1100m R'wick (Bm85) dead trk Nov 7. Stormed home over the final 100m for 1-1/2 len 6th (55.5) Rubirose 1100m C'bury (Bm75) Dec 3. Should appreciate the bigger track here. Knockout chance. HE'S IN DEMAND (Mark Schmetzer) 6g By Commands - Livorno (33:3-8-9): Ran into a place at big odds when resuming in 1-1/4 len, lg nk 3rd (53.0) Goldam, El Zegri 1000m Randwick-Kensington (Bm80) Nov 28. Hit the line well again for 3/4 len, nose 3rd (53.0) Atomic Force, Our Corey 1100m Randwick- Kensington (Bm70) Dec 11. Tougher here but he is racing well. Each way appeal. RACE 7 continued GHETTO BLASTER (Ms G Heinrich) 6g By Lujain - Certain Blaze (18:9-2-1): Hit line strongly 1-3/4 len 4th (53.5) Burdekin Blues 1200m D'ben Moore Stks Dec 5. Shuffled back mid-race before storming home nose win (55.0) Zero Rock, Kenny's World 1350m D'ben Stks Dec 19. Faces daunting task go- ing to this trip for the first time from another nightmare alley but his great will to win will ensure he's competitive. PEPPERWOOD (L F Birchley) 5h By Easy Rocking - Rhianna Louise (26:6-5-4): Stuck to his guns 2 len, sht nk 3rd (56.5) Secrets Untold, Humma 1600m E Farm Recognition Stk Nov 28. Had it run to suit and stormed home 3/4 len win (56.5) My Limit, Secrets Untold 1600m E Farm Qlty Dec 12. Won this race with 4kg less last year. R ates highly. ALVERTA (Paul Messara) 6m By Flying Spur - Grilse (30:6-5-4): Had her chance 2-1/4 len 6th (54.5) Strawberry Field 1400m F'ton Herald Sun dead trk Nov 3. Cantered to lead and let down with great turn of foot 4 len win (59.0) Fuhrnatic, La Zeel 1300m E Farm Just Now Qlty Dec 12. Stunning win with huge weight last time. Placed to perfec- tion from ideal alley with less weight. ROCKDALE (J P Morrisey) 4g By Dan- road - Komplete Kaos (17:3-3-0): Got back and wide and never featured 8-1/2 len 14th (55.0) Burdekin Blues 1200m D'ben Moore Stks Dec 5. Went out far too hard (1st 1000m 58.60) after poor start and had no hope 8-3/4 len 11th (57.5) Pepperwood 1600m E Farm Qlty Dec 12. Set impossible task last time. Any rain will boost his chances. OUR LUKAS (R L Heathcote) 6g By Gen- erous - Parfore (30:9-4-4): Saddle slipped and forget he ran 15-3/4 len 11th (56.5) Secrets Untold 1600m E Farm Recognition Stk Nov 28. Did nothing 2-1/2 len 8th (53.5) Palacio De Cristal 1600m R'wick Villiers Stks Dec 19. Has to butter up from wide gate after interstate trip. Each way. JOKU (Ms G Waterhouse) 5g By Xaar - Biru Lang (17:7-5-2): Tried hard 1/2 len 2nd (60.5) Rockwood 1400m Randwick-Kensing- ton (Bm85) Nov 28. Three deep (no cover) with big weight and did huge job lg hd, 1/2 nk 3rd (58.0) New Edge, O'Crikey 1400m R'hill (Bm95) Dec 12. Loves this trip and down in weight from perfect draw. Will go close. R AGS TO RICHES (L F Birchley) 9g By Entrepreneur - Candescent (80:14-10-11): Dreadful 9-3/4 len last (57.0) Pepperwood 1600m E Farm Qlty Dec 12. Hunted to lead from outside gate and had enough at fur- long 3-1/2 len 11th (54.0) Palacio De Cristal 1600m R'wick Villiers Stks Dec 19. R unner- up in this race last year with 3kg more but has had a lot asked of him lately. Entitled to one more chance from rail draw. EXPRESS AIR (R G Lipp) 4m By Piccolo - Air's Precious (16:3-3-0): Did nothing 4 len 11th (53.0) Black Prince 1200m E Farm Qlty Nov 21. Finished off much better 4-3/4 len 4th (56.0) Alverta 1300m E Farm Just Now Qlty Dec 12. Encouraging signs last time. Don't treat lightly. HONOUR HAPPY LIST (Steven O'Dea) 7m By Honour And Glory - Hate To Lose (43:11-6-5): Just fair when resuming 7-1/2 len 8th (54.5) Conquering Queen 1200m E Farm Leo Williams Nov 28. Never in it 8-1/4 len 12th (55.0) Alverta 1300m E Farm Just Now Qlty Dec 12. Has better record this trip but others have stronger claims. MY LIMIT (R L Heathcote) 5g By Show A Heart - Wabble (26:5-5-3): Powered clear and attacked line running brilliant time 2-1/4 len win (54.5) Tabulate, Pay Me 1400m E Farm Rst1-Ly Nov 21. Ran home gamely after being held up vital stage 3/4 len 2nd (53.0) Pepperwood 1600m E Farm Qlty Dec 12. Right in this. REGAL CASTANEA (R J Macrae) 5g By Sequalo - Sera (34:7-2-6): Run off his legs 7-1/2 len 13th (53.0) Burdekin Blues 1200m D'ben Moore Stks Dec 5. Wasn't in conten- tion when he ran out of room final stages 3-1/2 len 12th (53.0) Ghetto Blaster 1350m D'ben Stks Dec 19. Crying out for this trip. Don't rule him out just yet. LA ZEEL (L D Kelly) 6m By Zabeel - King- stonette (40:8-4-3): Galloped on 4-3/4 len 8th (54.5) Barlagarney 1800m R'hill (Bm85) Oct 24 prior to let-up. Ran on well 4 len, 1/2 len 3rd (53.0) Alverta, Fuhrnatic 1300m E Farm Just Now Qlty Dec 12. Likes this circuit. Worth including in multiples. TAG U S (W T Wilkes) 5g By Encosta De Lago - Lady Capel (23:5-1-2): Buried the- ory he's just a wet tracker when he landed good bets at long odds 1/2 nk win (55.5) Baci Amore, Bromar 1500m R'hill (Bm80) Dec 5. Didn't do much 2-1/2 len 10th (52.0) Palacio De Cristal 1600m R'wick Villiers Stks Dec 19. Grows another leg when there's rain around. Value hope. CENTOVER (A J Edmonds) 6g By Over - Marcent (31:6-3-1): Should have done a bit more 2-1/2 len 6th (51.5) Rockwood 1400m Randwick-Kensington (Bm85) Nov 28. Scrubbed along turn and didn't respond 7-1/4 len 11th (53.0) New Edge 1400m R'hill (Bm95) Dec 12. Struggling to regain old form. Needs to lift. ABSENT FRIENDS (L J Mayfield-Smith) 5g By Dehere - Lady Mulan (23:4-0-4): Given let-up and changed stables after 2-3/4 len 5th (52.0) Faulconbridge 2000m R'hill Hcp Oct 24. Ate up the ground late from last 2-3/4 len 5th (53.0) Pepperwood 1600m E Farm Qlty Dec 12. That was terrific pointer for this. Don't treat lightly. BAQABA (S P Tregea) 4g By Easy Rock- ing - Bouree (8:4-0-2): Angled into clear and stormed home 1-1/4 len win (53.0) Leapfrog, Gag Order 1200m D'ben C6 Plt Dec 5. Do- ing best work late 1-1/2 len 4th (53.0) Ghetto Blaster 1350m D'ben Stks Dec 19. Worth including in multiples. BACI AMORE (J C Coyle) 4g By Rock Of Gibraltar - Coverage (26:3-2-1): Hit line strongly 1/2 nk 2nd (56.0) Tagus 1500m R'hill (Bm80) Dec 5. Heavily backed but got back and wide and never threatened 2-1/2 len 10th (57.0) Stifle 1600m R'wick (Bm80) Dec 19. Reportedly pulled up a bit ordinary last week. Has to be taken on trust backing up after interstate trip. RACE 8 1350m SHOOT OUT (J P Wallace) 3g By High Chaparral - Pentamerous (4:2-0-0): Spelled after 5 len 7th (56.0) Linky Dink 1600m E Farm TJ Smith heavy trk June 6. Outpaced early but was putting in the big bounds late first up 1-3/4 len 6th (56.0) Dual Chamber 1200m E Farm Gold Edition Dec 12. Will give this a shake with that run under his belt and the blinkers going on first time. CHOISTAR (T J Sears) 3c By Choisir - Sveldte (8:2-2-1): Ran well 4-1/4 len 4th (56.0) Linky Dink 1600m E Farm TJ Smith heavy trk June 6 prior to spell. Ran home strongly lg hd, 1/2 nk 3rd (56.0) Dual Cham- ber, Princess Qualo 1200m E Farm Gold Edition Dec 12. Right in this. SPOT ON TARGET (H H Wilson) 3c By Markane - Merry Road (10:2-1-0): Led and fought on well 2 len 2nd (56.0) Linky Dink 1600m E Farm TJ Smith heavy trk June 6 prior to spell. Not a bad effort after covering ground early when resuming 3-1/2 len 9th (56.0) Dual Chamber 1200m E Farm Gold Edition Dec 12. Each way. UMANUGGET (B A Gentle) 3c By Moss- man - Umagold (12:2-1-2): Swept home from last 1-1/4 len win (56.0) Tonzaticka, Eva's Charm 1400m Sandown-Hillside 3yo (72) dead trk Nov 21. Big effort to storm home from last in leader dominated race sht nk, lg hd 3rd (56.0) Paganini's Soul, Mo- rossa 1400m C'field 3yo Dec 5. Form out of that race has stood up and going great guns since switching back to sprinting assign- ments. Rates highly. CAPTAIN SONADOR (R J Milne) 3c By Shamardal - Pushing Daisies (14:2-3- 1): Got back and wide but was powering home late 1-1/2 len 4th (55.0) Princess Qualo 1200m E Farm 3yo Nov 28. Didn't get much room in straight and forgive 2 len 7th (56.0) Dual Chamber 1200m E Farm Gold Edition Dec 12. Winner this circuit. Must be respected. FIFTEEN CARAT (H H Wilson) 3g By Show A Heart - Brynica (6:1-0-2): Made up ground 1-3/4 len 4th (53.5) Captain Sonador 1200m D'ben 3yo Oct 31. Ran home strongly from near last turn to get up in last stride nk win (53.0) Fantastic Blue, Bella Sirena 1400m E Farm 3yo Nov 21. Kept up to the mark with 5th Fab Fevola 1000m Gold Coast barrier trial Dec 22. One of the main hopes. JUST A PICCOLO (E J Hayes) 3g By Pic- colo - Mischnikov (6:2-1-2): Put away after 3-1/4 len 6th (55.0) Sanderson 1500m E Farm 3yo Aug 8. Came from last when re- suming lg nk win (56.5) Freton, Lion Beauty 1200m Gold Coast 3yo C2 Dec 5. Much tougher here but drawn perfectly. Not hope- less. SURF'S UP (Bruce Hill) 3g By Flying Spur - Bluevien (5:2-0-0): Resuming. Blew start before finishing strongly 1-3/4 len win (55.5) Easy Knight, Princess Qualo 1200m Toow- oomba Cushion 2yo July 11. Spelled after 5-1/2 len 7th (58.0) Captain Sonador 1350m D'ben 2yo July 25. Fitter for 4th Irish Guard 1000m Gold Coast barrier trial C2 Dec 22. Place preferred. TIERQUALO (Ms K Doughty) 3g By Se- qualo - Tiercette (5:2-0-1): Copped bump vital stage but kept finding line 1-1/4 len, sht nk 3rd (53.0) Princess Qualo, Temple Of Boom 1200m E Farm 3yo Nov 28. Gave his all 1/2 len 4th (56.0) Dual Chamber 1200m E Farm Gold Edition Dec 12. Don't treat lightly. GOOD EMPEROR (Mark Spackman) 3g By Antonius Pius - Cartoon (8:1-1-1): Spelled after 4-1/2 len 9th (56.5) Loveme- likearock 1600m Newcastle Spring Stks Sept 16. Didn't do much when resuming 5-1/4 len 10th (56.5) Fire Hazard 1010m Ballina (Bm65) Dec 12. Others preferred. PRINCESS QUALO (R L Heathcote) 3f By Sequalo - Princess Potter (7:3-1-2): Ran home strongly to maintain unbeaten first up record 1-1/4 len win (53.0) Temple Of Boom, Tierqualo 1200m E Farm 3yo Nov 28. Chimed in right time but ambushed late when heavily backed lg hd 2nd (54.0) Dual Chamber 1200m E Farm Gold Edition Dec 12. Will give this a shake. DUAL CHAMBER (Ms M Thexton) 3f By Show A Heart - Strong Of Heart (8:2-1-0): Went back from outside alley and never a factor when resuming 5-3/4 len 15th (55.5) Swiss Rose 1200m D'ben Mode Stks Dec 5. Ran home strongly after being held up twice in straight for boilover lg hd win (54.0) Prin- cess Qualo, Choistar 1200m E Farm Gold Edition Dec 12. Concussion plates going on some concern but last run keeps her in contention. GRACEFUL ANNA (David Pfieffer) 3f By Canny Lad - Lamellar (4:3-1-0): Did the job well 1-1/2 len win (54.5) Engulf, Tudor Magic 1100m Gosford 3yo Plt Nov 18. Let down with great turn of foot 2-1/4 len win (53.0) Knot Out, Tallow 1200m Wyong 3yo Stks Dec 6. Great form line and drawn the rail. Has plenty in her favour. REDIBIS (D J Gollan) 3f By Ombra Della Sera - Ziff (8:2-0-1): Felt the pinch after covering ground 4-1/2 len 7th (54.0) Temple Of Boom 1000m E Farm 3yo Nov 14. Went for home way too soon after leading out in 33.79 first 600m and not surprisingly fell in a heap 1-1/4 len 6th (55.5) Swiss Rose 1200m D'ben Mode Stks Dec 5. Poorly rated last time. Would prefer in easier grade. LUCY'S CASH (John Thompson) 3f By Dash For Cash - Lucyrowe (8:1-3-1): Struck trouble 800m before running home gamely sht hd 2nd (58.0) Lupara 1250m C'bury 3yoF Rst0 Dec 3. Ran on well although clearly out- pointed 3 len 2nd (56.0) Senhor Da Gama 1400m Randwick-Kensington 3yo Rst0 Dec 11. Chased home a smart one last time. Not hopeless. FEMINA FASHION (T M Whittington) 3f By Shamardal - So Tempted (8:2-0-1): Finished off ok 4-1/4 len 6th (54.0) Temple Of Boom 1000m E Farm 3yo Nov 14. Rid- den superbly from tricky alley and had her chance len 5th (55.5) Swiss Rose 1200m D'ben Mode Stks Dec 5. Place preferred. IRISH DREAM (Ms G Heinrich) 3f By Fal- brav - Queen Emma (8:2-1-1): Gave them windburn 2-1/4 len win (52.0) Three Little Words, Noble Intent 1200m Gold Coast C1 Nov 28. Ran home strongly 1/2 len 4th (55.5) Swiss Rose 1200m D'ben Mode Stks Dec 5. Going great guns this prep. Worth including in multiples.
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