Spring is in full swing and there are some promising types going around tomorrow at the midweek grade, let’s take a quick look at a few to follow.
Race 5 – Class 1 Handicap – 1400m
There are a few to keep an eye on here, with Cambourne ($4.60) at the top of the list. This colt from the Mick Price yard dominated on debut and steps up in grade here. Holds a Caulfield Guineas nomination, and another win here would see that path become a whole lot clearer.
Watch: Cambourne’s impressive debut win.
— Racing.com (@Racing) September 4, 2020
Others to watch here are Branders Rule ($9), who drops down after competing in the Group 3 Vain Stakes, and the Group 3 McNeil Stakes, and also Early Morning Rise ($3.50), who looks ready to win third up after two placings.
Race 6 – Benchmark 70 – 1300m
I’ll be keeping an eye on The Difference ($4) from the Tony McEvoy camp, who is looking to complete a hattrick of wins after some dominant form in South Australia.
Will need some luck with his racing style, but this galloper has a nice turn of foot and could challenge favourite Shotmaker.
Watch: The Difference power through the line last start at Morphettville.
— Racing.com (@Racing) August 29, 2020
Race 1 – Maiden Handicap – 1400m
I’ll be watching Winx’s half-sister Covent Garden ($7.50) here, with James McDonald retaining the ride. She looked green and battled on gamely last start, and is worth another watch, especially at each way odds.
Watch: Covent Garden run home solidly last outing.
— Sky Racing (@SkyRacingAU) September 2, 2020
Race 2 – Maiden – 1100m
I’ll be keeping a close eye on Osamu ($7) here, who has raced against far better competition than this lot in his short career, with his last four starts being the Inglis Millenium, the Group 2 Skyline Stakes, the Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes, and the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes.
This is a significant drop in grade, and at the price, I’ll definitely have a small play.
Watch: Osamu run second behind Mamaragan in the Skyline Stakes last preparation.
— Sky Racing (@SkyRacingAU) February 29, 2020
Race 3 – Benchmark 72 – 1600m
A couple of very talented types from powerful stables clashing here with Godolphin’s Suave ($4.60) and Waller’s Bucharest ($2.60).
Both have been in good form this preparation and it looks to be a good battle, I’ll probably be staying out and just watching them without investment, though I’m leaning towards Suave at the better odds.