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Herald Sun Form Guide : January 21st 2013
34 Herald Sun, Monday, January 21, 2013 heraldsun.com.au + + + + FB123 C M Y K DHS 21-JAN-2013 PAGE 34 FIRST HARNESS RACING TODAY 1 Kingston Trophies 12.42 2205m. $5000. Trotters T0 Or Better RBD Stand 1 s0899 DAWN TEARS Chris Hunter Fr 34.00 2 13208 ZEDALITE David Davidson 10 2.40 3 44299 HUGGERS LAST Brian Gath 10 8.50 4 57097 LORD DEVILLE Scratched 10 --- 5 s4160 RHONDAS IDOL Simone Walker 10 16.00 6 05s42 DROP OF PARADISE Glenn Hunter 30 4.70 7 01141 GATESYS GIRL Gavin Lang 30 2.20 TOP PICK: GATESYS GIRL (7) has always had her fair share of ability and really seems ready to fulfil that potential based on her record of three wins from four starts since half way through December. She is coming off a tough handicap here but it s a skinny race on winning chances and she deserves to rate on top. DANGER: ZEADLITE (2) is another 4YO who s not short on talent and certainly seems to be racing in pretty handy form. He s generally a good beginner from the strands and should look to pinch a march on his rivals which may prove the difference if the breaks all go his way. OTHERS: DROP OF PARADISE (6) is a gallant staying mare who looks the only other realistic winning chance although HUGGERS LAST (3) is also in the mix if a couple of the favourites have an off day. SELECTIONS: GATESYS GIRL (7), Zedalite (2), Drop Of Paradise (6), Huggers Last (3) RATINGS:7/2/6/3/5/1/4 SUGGESTED BET: Flexi Trifecta: 2,7/ 2,6,7/ 2,3,6,7 ($20 gets 250%) 2 Thorpy Blues Pace 1.17 1785m. $5000. 4yo & up C1 Only PBD Mobile 1 80895 ETHERNET Danielle Lewis Fr 21.00 2 40890 PEACE OF MAGIC Paul Crosher Fr 6.00 3 97s88 ITS JACKS FAULT Casey Parker (C) Fr 14.00 4 67s08 URBAN ICON Amanda McHenry (C) Fr 6.00 5 46657 LUCKNPOWER Michael Azzopardi (C,cl) Fr 2.00 6 757r5 IM SWITCHED ON NZ Glenn Hunter Fr 16.00 7 6s800 GIRLS GOT ATTITUDE Jason Fino Fr 16.00 Second Line 8 03460 JACKS MAJORITY JTFeam Fr 5.00 9 0s890 OPHIRS DREAM NZ Chris Alford Fr 21.00 TOP PICK: This is an extremely difficult race to assess but LUCKNPOWER (5) has been racing much better opposition than most of his rivals and he has the weapons to handle this lot at his best. DANGER: URBAN ICON (4) got shuffled back from the inside alley at his latest start and often pops up in these sorts of races so include him as another hope from the favourable draw. OTHERS: PEACE OF MAGIC (2) is also in the mix here along with JACKS MAJORITY (8) but as mentioned it is a very tricky race where most of them could show up if able to produce their best form. SELECTIONS: LUCKNPOWER (5), Urban Icon (4), Peace Of Magic (2), Jacks Majority (8) RATINGS:5/4/2/8/3/7/6/9/1 SUGGESTED BET: LUCKNPOWER (5) To Win 3 Print Solutions 1.53 2205m. $5000. Claiming (Not exceeding $9000) PBD Mobile 1 098s6 ZULUSHAR Brian Gath Fr 51.00 2 58211 SEEFEEL POCKET NZ Gavin Lang Fr 2.40 3 23222 MISTER DOUGLAS Joanne Justice Fr 3.10 4 41434 YAKUZA Chris Alford Fr 6.00 5 27157 THE SEVENTH SON Michael Bellman Fr 6.00 6 10118 MACH RULER NZ Greg Sugars Fr 5.00 7 01389 ADISTACTOS Scratched Fr --- TOP PICK: MISTER DOUGLAS (3) is a teenager now (13YO) but he is absolutely flying at present and was desperately unlucky to miss out in similar race to this over the short course last time out. Both the small field and the step up to 2205m suits here so he looks the testing material at start number 233. DANGER: SEEFEEL POCKET (2) led early, stacked his rivals up and narrowly held MISTER DOUGLAS (3) at bay last time out. Expect similar tactics to be adopted with him today and if there s no pressure early he may get the same result. OTHERS: THE SEVENTH SON (5) and MACH RULER (6) have met at their past couple of starts and both are racing well enough to figure in the finish as well while YAKUZA (4) looks the other winning hope in a small but competitive field. SELECTIONS: MISTER DOUGLAS (3), Seefeel Pocket (2), The Seventh Son (5), Mach Ruler (6) RATINGS:3/2/5/6/4/7/9 SUGGESTED BET: Flexi Trifecta: 2,3/ 2,3,4,5,6/ 2,3,4,5,6 ($24 gets 100%) 4 Gippsland Media 2.29 1785m. $5000. 4yo & up C1 Only PBD Mobile 1 1324s PRIZED NZ Kate Gath Fr 5.00 2 66r51 WIRRAWEE ECHO Glenn Hunter Fr 9.00 3 40246 BLACK AND YELLOW John Caldow Fr 5.00 4 221s6 YMBRO AWESOME Craig Demmler Fr 4.50 5 13168 CULLEN REGENT David Moran (C,cl) Fr 4.00 6 62253 DICKY BEACH Chris Alford Fr 4.00 7 39896 STEELY BLUE NZ Sammy Kilgour (C,cl) Fr 34.00 Second Line 8 17479 SOPRANOS FURY Charlie Borg Fr 14.00 TOP PICK: CULLEN REGENT (5) mixes his form quite a bit but at his best he would probably have something on this field. An impressive winner at this course in early December his form dropped off against better opposition at his next two but back at this level he can sit anywhere and still prove dangerous in the run home. DANGER: DICKY BEACH (6) is a stablemate of CULLEN REGENT (5) who has been plugging away manfully without winning in recent weeks and looks to have found another race where he can figure in the finish. OTHERS: Most of the remaining runners have some winning claims headed by BLACK AND YELLOW (3) andYMBRO AWESOME (4) while PRIZED (1) and SOPRANOS FURY (8) are also in with a hope if they settle leader/behind leader in the run. RATINGS:5/6/3/4/8/1/2/7 SUGGESTED BET: CULLEN REGENT (5) Each Way 5 Drouin Signs Final 3.05 2205m. $8000. 3yo 3C0 To 3C1 PBD Mobile Final 1 46s65 BENOAH John Caldow Fr 34.00 2 14s34 LUKE HOBBS Nathan Jack Fr 9.00 3 67s70 TENFOUR Brian Gath Fr 101.00 4 03643 OPEN HEART Gavin Lang Fr 21.00 5 23422 BIG BANG PENNY Greg Sugars Fr 3.80 6 0s164 IM A PEREGRINE Scratched Fr --- 7 22231 LOMBO KOTAKINABALU Chris Alford Fr 3.50 Second Line 8 6s515 JAZZY MALONE David Moran (C) Fr 16.00 9 32222 MAJOR CALIPSO Jason Hackett Fr 2.20 TOP PICK: MAJOR CALIPSO (9) is an exciting three-year-old who tested potential topliner Ginger Bliss two starts back before being dive-bombed by Easy Lightning last time out. He has found it tough to break through but appears to have found his right race here and deserves to rank as the testing material today. DANGER: BIG BANG PENNY (5) is another ultra-consistent pacer who finds it tough to win but her effort last time when unlucky not to beat LOMBO KOTAKINABALU (7) was very encouraging and she won t be far away in this. OTHERS: LOMBO KOTAKINABLU (7) has mixed it well with MAJOR CALIPSO (9) in recent times and thoroughly deserved his victory last time out. He is the other key winning hope. SELECTIONS: MAJOR CALIPSO (9), Big Bang Penny (5), Lombo Katakinabalu (7), Luke Hobbs (2) RATINGS:9/5/7/2/8/1/3 SUGGESTED BET: MAJOR CALIPSO (9) To Win 6 Ken Miller Ht 1 3.40 2205m. $5000. 4yo & up C0 Only NMT2LTW RBD Mobile Heat 1 9674s MINTROPOLITAN David Murphy Fr 8.50 2 5328s HELENSHALL Simone Walker Fr 6.00 3 66209 RORYBEEBELLOWS Phillip Percy Fr 12.00 4 3721s RHYGRIN Glenn Hunter Fr 4.50 5 7531s MEDIATION Craig Demmler Fr 3.00 6 73535 WILLS SON Allan Lousada Fr 8.50 7 9n243 MOR LAAG Casey Parker (C) Fr 4.00 Second Line 8 7294s MIAMI KHAN Scratched Fr --- 9 70678 NO HARMONY Greg Sugars Fr 26.00 10 87867 THE HAITIAN Gary Hoban Fr 34.00 TOP PICK: This is another difficult race with four horses resuming from a spell but MOR LAAG (7) has his hoof squarely on the till and in a race of question marks he s the one that can be relied upon to run a gallant race. DANGER: MEDIATION (5) showed more than enough to suggest he ll be winning more races last term and despite failing to trial in preparation for his return he s certainly the one to beat based on exposed form. OTHERS: As mentioned, it s a wide open race where Good Form star trialler RHYGRIN (4) may show u in her return from a break along with HELENSHALL (2), MINTIPOLITAN (1) and WILLS SON (6). SELECTIONS: MOR LAAG (7), Mediation (5), Rhygrin (4), Helenshall (2) RATINGS:7/5/4/2/1/6/3/10/9 SUGGESTED BET: MOR LAAG (7) Each Way 7 Rapidvite Pace 4.13 2205m. $5000. 4yo & up C2 To C3 PBD Mobile 1 79834 LOMBO RANMILES David Moran (C,cl) Fr 4.50 2 29432 CHANELS CHARM Michael Azzopardi (C,cl) Fr 2.90 3 82212 KEEPER OF THE FIRE Michael Bellman Fr 21.00 4 5228s ALL ABOUT ART Kate Gath Fr 6.00 5 s5418 OUR MISS VIVIENNE Joanne Justice Fr 8.50 6 s0566 ATOMIC HORIZON NZ Chris Alford Fr 21.00 7 6s389 BRUTUS SMITH Simone Walker Fr 16.00 Second Line 8 20428 ASHIRA BROMAC NZ Gavin Lang Fr 6.50 9 26174 TRAVTIANO Michael Langdon Fr 5.50 TOP PICK: CHANELS CHARM (2) was scratched from a race he appeared to have in his keeping last week but looks to have found another ideal target. A quick beginner he should find the front here and with little if any pressure engaged it s very likely he ll lead them a merry dance. DANGER: LOMBO RANMILES (1) may not be the second best horse engaged here but this looks a peg-dominated affair and given he s a huge hope of landing the gun run behind CHANELS CHARM (2) then rate him as that horse s major danger today. OTHERS: That peg-dominated theme should extend to ASHIRA BROMAC (8) who can also be dangerous coiled up three back the markers while TRAVTIANO (9) represents class and is the other one worth including in your Quaddie last leg. SELECTIONS: CHANELS CHARM (2), Lombo Ranmiles (1), Ashira Bromac (8), Travtiano (9) RATINGS:2/1/8/9/5/4/3/7/6 SUGGESTED BET: Flexi trifecta: 2/ 1,8/ 1,4,8,9 ($30 gets 500%) 8 Ken Miller Ht 2 4.53 2205m. $5000. 4yo & up C0 Only NMT2LTW RBD Mobile Heat 1 32 CUTE ART Chris Alford Fr 1.60 2 87473 YMBROS ANGEL Nathan Jack Fr 16.00 3 MAKE ME GIGGLE Allan Lousada Fr 26.00 4 399s5 HELLFIRE ANGEL Greg Sugars Fr 21.00 5 6s880 A SMILE A WINK Gavin Lang Fr 34.00 6 68rs METROMINT David Murphy Fr 9.00 7 076s6 GREY ROCKET David Moran (C) Fr 34.00 Second Line 8 33962 SHEILA BLIGE Simone Walker Fr 6.00 9 28136 STUCK IN SECOND Glenn Hunter Fr 4.50 TOP PICK: CUTE ART (1) caught the eye on debut at Horsham then went even better at Ballarat last Wednesday night. Her gate speed is unknown but it shouldn t matter here as she should be a shade too good regardless of where she lobs. DANGER: STUCK IN SECOND (9) was terrific in heat and final of a handy CO series at Yarra Valley and Melton then simply went well below his best last time out. He has talent and with a return to his best should figure in the finish. OTHERS: SHEILA BLIGE (8) is also handy enough and may get her chance to figure if CUTE ART (1) holds the top while METROMINT (6) is the X Factor of the race as she clearly has talent but is yet to show her best out on the track. SELECTIONS: CUTE ART (1), Stuck In Second (9), Sheila Blige (8), Metromint (6) RATINGS:1/9/8/6/2/4/3/5/7 SUGGESTED BET: CUTE ART (1) To Win Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 TODAY Warragul Sprint Lane: Yes Daily Double: 5, 7 Quaddie: 4, 5, 6, 7. TAB CODE M H TOUCHTONE 22 SKY RACING 1 Jason Bonnington's specials: BEST BET: Major Calipso (Race 5, No. 9) BEST VALUE: Mor Laag (Race 6, No. 7) BEST ROUGHIE: Metromint (Race 8, No. 6) Bonnington s $50 Flexi Quaddie for 9.91% 1,2,3,4,5,6,8/ 5,7,9/ 1,2,4,5,6,7/ 1,2,8,9 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. COMING UP BALLARAT FRIDAY $150,000 Ballarat Pacing Cup (Group 1) $20,000 Australasian Trotting Championship heats (Group 3) $20,000 The Pure Steel GLOUCESTER PARK FRIDAY $50,000 San Simeon Classic Final (Group 2) TABCORP PARK SATURDAY $20,000 Victoria Derby heats OUYEN SUNDAY $25,000 Ouyen Pacing Cup HORSES TO FOLLOW FLYING POCKETLANDS Showed welcome return to form when racing tough and sticking on gamely at Melton last weekend. Ladyship Mile class at her best. CHRISTIAN SLOY Had first start for Susan Hunter when charged home behind Truman on Wednesday at Kilmore. He's still a maiden but will break through soon. CUTE ART Had only two starts but caught the eye on both occasions, first on Horsham Cup day and again at Ballarat last week. Follow her. THE HEROES I DIDNT DO IT Australia's best trotter proves he's no one-trick-pony in George Gath GAVIN LANG Legend at his best steering Our White Knight to Shepparton Cup glory WESTERN TERROR Sired four weekend winners including Baby Bling in Teeny Teeny Stakes GUARANTEED Blueblood Australia's leading Vic Derby hope JUVENILE STARS Business In Motion, Blitzsuzy and Yankee Rockstar all exciting 2YO winners SPRINT LANE with JASON BONNINGTON Big day out: Our White Knight takes out the Shepparton Pacing Cup on Saturday night. Dreaming: Michael Taranto with I Didnt Do It. White Knight delivers IT'S been four months in the making, but boutique trainer Brett Cargill's shift from Queensland to Victoria paid off on Saturday night when Our White Knight won the Group 2 Shepparton Pacing Cup. And he has legendary reinsman Gavin Lang to thank for the result. No stranger to Victoria, having spent long periods under the tutelage of Graeme Lang, Cargill recently returned from Queensland to chase Country Cup glory with Our White Knight and Jack In Flight. But after near misses at Maryborough and Stawell, it required a picture-perfect steer from Australia's most successful reinsman to gift Our White Knight his first regional feature. ''Gavin has driven any number of unbelievable races, but I doubt he's ever driven one better than Saturday night,'' Cargill conceded. ''He (Our White Knight) has always been a very nice horse; he's won Sires' (Vicbred) heats, The Carousel and a Redcliffe Cup but he needs the right run in this sort of company. ''The effort to get him in behind the leader was a masterstroke. It obviously won us the race.'' A welcome by-product of Our White Knight's Shepparton Cup success is a free ticket to Tabcorp Park's A G Hunter Cup on February 2. Cargill said his stable star would target that $400,000 feature via The Pure Steel at Ballarat on Friday night. Taranto wishing upon a star LEVIATHAN owner Michael Taranto's dream of Great Southern Star glory moved one step closer on Saturday when I Didnt Do It claimed The George Gath at Shepparton against his usual style. A bold frontrunner that has enjoyed Bill Collins Mile and Dullard Cup success this term, I Didnt Do It, proved his versatility by coming from behind. While his reputation as Australia's finest squaregaiter was further confirmed by the Group 3 win, Taranto conceded life would only get harder --- if substantially more exciting. ''The Kiwis are coming and Ridgehead Cahore will be racing soon so I know where we stand, but those who know me understand I'm all about the sport so I couldn't be more excited,'' he said. ''The Glenferrie Farm Trotters Cup on February 2 is where it all starts. I Didnt Do It, I Can Doosit, Stig, they'll all be there and it will be a terrific preview for the Great Southern Star. ''My dream for whoever wins the Great Southern Star is that they're silly enough and brave enough to take their invite to Europe. I would be. ''I've been to the America and I've been to the last five Elitlopp's and there's an argument to suggest our best trotters aren't far away from the world's best.''
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