Selections based on a good track
Race 1 – 12:16PM SKY THOROUGHBRED CENTRAL BM58 HANDICAP (1010 METRES)
1. Fortyfive Parklane is well-placed in this class first-up, even allowing for the big weight. A Class 4
winner two starts back and close up in open company before a break. Nice recent trial and he’s
entitled to take plenty of stopping.
Dangers: 6. Wedding Tent is building a handy record and chased hard when runner-up at Ballina
first-up in this grade. Fitter and was a drifter in betting there so likely open to improvement. 2.
Where’s The Fire started favourite here a few weeks ago and was never in the race beating just a
couple to the line. Clearly better than that and from a better gate can bounce back to form. 4. Hot
And Strong led all the way for a comfortable win at Ballina over a similar trip two weeks ago. Expect
will look to lead again and try to pinch it. Has a show.
How to play it: Fortyfive Parklane WIN; Trifecta 1/ 2,4,6/2,4,6. Odds & Evens: SPLIT.
Race 2 – 12:56PM CHG INTEGRATED WEALTH MAIDEN HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
2. Tectonic Plate made a highly promising debut at Ballina, hitting the line nicely late into second
over the 1000m. Shapes as though the extra trip will be ideal and if there’s any natural improvement
she’s a good chance to go one better.
Dangers: 1. Al Ash Lad started $1.40 in the same race and had every possible chance in running third.
He was first-up so can have some upside but he’s been beaten favourite a few times so is getting costly.
Still, six placings from 10 starts so has to be respected. 5. Golden Shao also comes through the
Ballina race where she ran an even fourth after settling last. Both starts in NSW have had merit and
she’s one of the chances. 6. Icon Of Style backs up after a fair effort when favourite at Port
Macquarie last week. Perhaps the kinder draw will help her out here. Worth another chance.
How to play it: Tectonic Plate WIN; Trifecta 2/1,5,6/1,5,6. Odds & Evens: SPLIT.
Race 3 – 1:36PM PIPER-HEIDSIECK BENCHMARK 58 HANDICAP (1550 METRES)
6. Daedalus doesn’t win out of turn but he’s always around the mark and has had to chase Kermantic
home at his last two starts including one over this course. That horse isn’t here this time and from
the handy draw should run well again.
Dangers: 5. Shotgun Bobby won well on a heavy track three runs back and placed his last two around
the mile. He’s up 3kg for a drop in class and only has to hold form to be in the finish again. 1. Look A’Like
was outclassed at city level at Ipswich last week so forgive that. Sat handy to win at Lismore prior in
a Class 3. Has big weight but well-placed if he can carry it. 7. Tee Amici had support when a cheeky
second two runs back at Sunshine Coast but didn’t fire there two weeks ago. Each-way chance if she
finds the lead.
How to play it: Daedalus WIN. Odds & Evens: SPLIT.
Race 4 – 2:16PM MURWILLUMBAH CUP TICKETS ON SALE NOW BM58 (1200 METRES)
3. Take The Kitty gave away a start and beat them pointlessly to win a maiden here first-up after four
starts in city and provincial grade. Up in class and drawn wide but hard not to be impressed by her.
Hard to beat.
Dangers: 6. Burdekin hasn’t raced since February when placed at Quirindi and hasn’t trialled publicly.
Consistent type who has drawn well and any support for him would be significant. 2. Hasten Delight
won on debut at Goulburn before a placing at Wyong in February. Since relocated to the Gold Coast
and trialled a couple of times. Another market watch. 4. Hey Little Sister recorded placings at
Grafton and here before a fair run three weeks ago when well supported. Blinkers go on and while
drawn out shouldn’t be underestimated.
How to play it: Take The Kitty WIN. Odds & Evens: SPLIT.