Darren Clayton’s Saturday Albion Park Preview

Race 1 

BOMBADIER JUJON (8) will be sweating on the 1 holding them and looking to go all the way. With that scenario, he should be tucked behind the speed ready to end a run of luck that has been against him all season. MISDEMEANOR (1) was camped behind the leader here last week, but had her momentum stalled enough that she had to settle with finishing a neck from the winner. The lead looks available. SAVING MAJOR PERCY (4) was a tough winner two starts back when sitting parked and holding on for the cash, with a similar trip on offer. GLENLEDI BOY (9) grabbed victory by sticking to the inside two starts back and lands the gate to look for a similar position.

Selections: 8-1-4-9

Suggested Bet: BOMBADIER JUJON (8) to win

Race 2

MANILA PLAYBOY (3) was returning from a spell last week where he was responsible for a huge win, charging home the last 400m wide off the track in uber-impressive fashion in a sizzling closing panel. He should be tucked in behind the speed. SPORTY DANCER (1) closed out in a sizzling last 400m last start at Wagga in landing a slick win. Returning to Qld to join the Shannon Price stable, the gate can see her secure the perfect trip. JUDDY DOUGLAS (4) has not been far away of late and will relish the chance to get back over the mile from the front after his last start was at the 2138m and both prior to that were from the second line. WATTS UP SUNSHINE (5) has sat parked at his past two starts, including outside Adam Crocker in a sizzling 1.51.3 mile. The map is a query.

Selections: 3-1-4-5

Suggested Bet: MANILA PLAYBOY (3) to win

Race 3

DANGERZONE (10) is fresh from a let up and with no emergency will start two out the second line. With successive Redcliffe wins prior to this assignment, he can sit off the speed where the 2138m is unknown for nearly all lining up. SPEAK THE TRUTH (3) is now 4 from 4 this season, returning in impeccable order. Doing it easy in front when scoring an 11m victory last start, he will take a good shot for the front and controlling the speed will take some catching. TEDDY DISCO (4) was clinical in a sharp return for his 3YO season when setting the tempo and reeling off a slick closing 800m split. Where he positions will be vital. BANGKOK DEEJAY (9) will need a rub of the green if the emergency comes out and moves him inside the second line. He does possess good change up speed.

Selections: 10-3-4-9

Suggested Bet: DANGERZONE (10) to win

Race 4

CAPTAIN CRUSADER (2) has been racing some of the top 4YOs in the country this season, in fact he has always met the best company. Arriving for another Qld campaign off the back of a last start Menangle win, he should be far too classy. FOND MEMORIES (1) was 3rd behind Tommy Lincoln two starts back before finding the chase too hard last time. With the benefit of the map, 2nd place looks hers to claim. BITCOIN (7) lands another tough gate, where despite a streak of tough gates his efforts have been super, including a FFA 3rd three runs back. COMMODORE JUJON (8) could not cope last start when forced to race first over outside Will The Wizard. A softer trip will be appreciated.

Selections: 2-1-7-8 

Suggested Bet: Flexi trifecta 2 / 1-7-8

Race 5

CAT KING COLE (13) was fizzed up before the start at her 3YO return two starts back and missed it a long way. Bouncing back second up with an effortless win, she can make the rise to the 2138m with another feature success. RACY ROXY (12) was saved for one shot last time out which proved a winning shot in claiming a narrow win. That followed a 3rd to Speak The Truth and from this gate mid-race tactics might just come into play. BEJIGGITY (3) was the narrowest of 2nds here last week at her first run at The Creek and should appreciate getting back against her own age. GOLDIES A DELIGHT (5) held on narrowly at her first run back in Qld following the NSW Oaks Final. Failing to flatter in both runs since, back to her own age and sex can see improvement.

Selections: 13-12-3-5

Suggested Bet: CAT KING COLE (13) to win

Race 6

AIR TIME (9) was buried away before charging over the top of them to score a mid-week win two runs back and followed that with a handy 3rd here in Saturday night company. Saved for the last shot looks the right formula. HEMSWORTH (5) looked to have every chance here last week when in front over his preferred mile trip. Leading them off the back stretch, he wilted to be midfield and up to the 2138m asks some questions he might not have the answers to. MONGOLOAN CONQUEROR (1) was well beaten last start when trying to make ground behind Air Time. He maps for an easier time. FALCONS (4) was unable to make the closing shot a winner up the passing lane last start when falling agonisingly short, where he maps is the query.

Selections: 9-5-1-4

Suggested Bet: AIR TIME (9) to win

Race 7

THE TAX CULLECTOR (4) has claimed successive wins to have a card that reads 2 from 3. Pulling clear to a margin of 19m when leading throughout in the first of those, he looks on an upward trend. MULLUM AXEL (1) comes up with the alley to get the soft trip behind the speed, a position he could not run down the leader from on Wednesday night, but he will not have to spend a cent this time. FOR REAL LIFE (11) went too hard in front at his first race start, then was flat second up. A soft trip off the pace might just help. HOLD ONTO YA BLING (6) finished runner-up to Frankie Ferocious on debut and showed the benefit of that with a second up win but cops a tough ask from 6.

Selections: 4-1-11-6

Suggested Bet: THE TAX CULLECTOR (4) to win

Race 8

EMPRESS BYELINE (6) opened her winning account at start number 2 when leading throughout and then had some excuses third up. A sharp trial has her primed to strike in an open contest. FOXI FIVE (10) has been kept fresh with no public appearances since claiming a maiden breaking victory on April 12. Improving at each outing, the gate stings. MULLUM RUBY (4) grabbed 2nd placing behind the talented Aurora Joy two starts back in the APG Final and then never saw space last start. THE GROGMOTHER (2) claimed a 1m winning margin last start to open her win ledger when leading throughout and looks set to be in front again.

Selections: 6-10-4-2

Suggested Bet: EMPRESS BYELINE (6) to win

Race 9

WATTS UP MAJESTIC (6) gave them a lesson in the Trotters Marathon three starts back then made an error at his next appearance. From the 10m tape, he looks ideally placed. MORE SHADES OF GOLD (4) can be a risk at the tapes and has tackled the mobile starts recently, where he was a winner four starts back. From the front, he will need to step. TAM OSHANTER (3) has been doing plenty wrong since resuming. He put together a streak of six on the bounce prior to the spell, and just needs to show some manners. MELPARK MAGIC (1) will appreciate getting back to the front tape after facing 30m when chasing here on Tuesday.

Selections: 6-4-3-1

Suggested Bet: WATTS UP MAJESTIC (6) to win

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