R1 The Grand Hotel Frankston Mdn 1200m
Art Of Perception was a fair way back in it’s first start at Caulfield. However, He did face some tough opponents, and eventual winner Bassett has been impressive of late. Hasn’t run for a while so keep safe. Ayda hasn’t run this year and might have needed the freshen up to run well here. Finished far back against good opposition last start. Blue Money wasn’t too far off in her last start. Will jump the widest but could win this. Thirty Grand Over was so close to breaking it’s maiden last start, and with Oliver on board will give it a real go here. Miles Of Krishan is yet to debut or trial, but out of Snitzel could surprise a few.
One To Watch: Miles Of Krishan
R2 The Cove Hotel Mdn Plate 1400m
St Rumon was very close last start, drawn well and Rawiller on board are both ticks. Sacred Days looks like a horse with some potential. Was close last start and with a bit of luck can win this. Ticketing was disappointing last start on synthetic, however has every chance again here. Sacred Theme wasn’t too far off last start and will be hard to beat here with Boss on board. Best Hoffa just can’t seem to gain it’s first win, with a bit of luck here it will look to do so.
One To Watch: Best Hoffa
R3 Thebigscreencompany.com (bm70) 1200m
Weather The Storm* has shown great promise in her first few starts. Not far off Silent Sedition and Risque, if it recreates that form it will be hard to beat. Mystic Moon has been in relatively good form recently, however up in the weights here. Drawn in the middle and Bayliss will claim 1.5kg; second best pick. Tycoon Kate won on debut last start, and will be competitive once again here. New Summer Night has been around the mark in lower grades than this, will need to improve a lot to win. Gingie will be looking to improve here and could surprise a few.
One To Watch: Tycoon Kate
R4 Schweppes (bm78) 2100m
Maraudamiss has been very good in her last few starts. She’s making a jump up in class, and hasn’t won at this distance before but will be competitive. Choux Diva ran well two starts back at long odds, and improved last start but couldn’t find a win. Could put in a real shift here. Belvedere Road drops a few kilo’s here and will jump from the inside. Not the worst bet at decent odds ($12). We liked Are The Bungs In last start and it didn’t disappoint at $18! Tougher here but not without a chance!
One To Watch: Are The Bungs In
R5 Beck Property Group Plate-bm70 1400m
Rib Eye went back to trial recently and won that convincingly. Hasn’t won at this distance from two starts but looks better after that trial. Caprese has been running well in this grade and looks as though the extra 200m will suit. Oliver on board a big tick. Jezzabba has shown signs of improvement the last few starts and could easily win this being low in the weights. Hunamosa has only raced four times to date, however hasn’t looked the same since it’s first two. Not beyond it here but will need luck. Captain Kittinger won impressively last start, albeit in a bm64. Up here but has won at the distance before, keep handy.
One To Watch: Captain Kittinger
Quaddie Numbers: 2 4 8 9 11
R6 Ladbrokes Live Play (bm70) 1600m
Kalidaz* has been very impressive so far, beating Devilishly by 4 lengths, and backing that up with a close third. Statton won well last start, beating Jezzabba by a length. Has won at the distance and could do so again. Iron Spider was blocked for a run last start, which was disappointing. Has the quality, just a matter of if it can get the job done. Pendles is up in weight, however it ran brilliantly last start. If it improves from that run it will have every chance. Aurum Spirit is one that could surprise here. Has been around the mark lately and given some luck can win.
One To Watch: Pendles
Quaddie Numbers: 1 2 4 11 12
R7 Catanach’s Jewellers Plte-bm70 1200m
Good Offa has been super this year, going 4:1,3,0 so far. Has a real chance here. Miniver has shown real promise of late as well. Williams on board and low in weight should suit nicely. Tiger’s Cub* look as though the drop back in class will suit. Has been flying home lately and will look to do the same here. Lord Barrington has the quality if at it’s best. Won nicely last start and might string together some nice runs here. Spirit Or Lager is one that could surprise. Placing nicely in it’s last two starts at a higher grade, this isn’t out of the question.
One To Watch: Spirit Or Lager
Quaddie Numbers: 1 6 8 10 11
R8 Le Pine Funerals (bm70) 2100m
The Bandit* looks very hard to beat here. Won nicely two starts ago and wasn’t too far off Zahspeed last start. Never ran at this distance before but it seems as though it will suit. Western Kingdom won well last start at this distance. Not without a chance here from barrier 3. Surging Wave ran decently at around this distance last start, could surprise a few here at decent odds ($16). Crocodile Rock got out to a long maiden last start and won well. Might be a long distance horse and therefore will enjoy this extended trip. Keep Handy.
One To Watch: Surging Wave
Quaddie Numbers: 2 7 10
Best Bets of the card:
R3 – #4 Weather The Storm W @ $2.80
R6 – #12 Kalidaz W @$4.20
R7 – #6 Tiger’s Cub EW @$12/3.60
R8 – #2 The Bandit W @$2.75