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Race 5 No. 1 Sunset Blaze

Boom youngster who has shown that while still green, has the makings of a future top liner. Has missed the start all 3 of his appearances so far but it doesn’t matter as he possesses that explosive turn of foot only good dogs have. Box 1 will only aid his job here and even if he steps slowly, the quantum drive will kick in off the mat and he should sail along the fence to take over before the back and run away with victory. 

Race 6 – The Kanyana Trophy Final

  1. Fired Up Karl – had any other dog drawn the 1 in this field, you would be chips in as they would be gifted an shipping lane to the first turn with a slew of wide runners outside him. This bloke doesn’t have the tactical speed however to take advantage of the draw and wants to get wide with his record off outside boxes far better than inside. His heat run had merit however when making ground late and if he could reproduce his 5.52 early PB, he could land closer than usual and be a place player in the run home. Start all important for his chances but others more reliable at box rise and place hopes do looks best at this stage.
  2. Winnie Woo Woo – drawn the wrong side of the track as she steps right at box rise. Her early speed offsets that most starts however and she will look to hold a forward spot to the first turn. 5.41 will see her in the firing line but would need a clear lead to hold these out. Will be thereabouts but expect more pressure from the outside division this week. 
  3. We Can Too – slow starts are his issue lately but he recovered quickly in his heat to take over up the back and go on for a solid win. Badly boxed outside the 2 here and his chances rest on him missing the start again and securing a first turn run. It’s quite possible but he has shown he wants to go around dogs and get to the middle of the track. Has talent but will be needing early luck. 
  4. Samba Monelli – racing in peak form for Pete Brown and will again give his all here. Another who is better off missing the start slightly and looking for the fence early. Has had good draws lately so gets a tougher assignment this week but he’s racing career best and is very strong. Form around Sunset Givenchy stands well here. Don’t dismiss. 
  5. Glorious Gunn – going for yet another picket In a fast growing fence. Been a revelation lately with her brilliant box manners, early splits and sub 30 performances. Doing everything right and while she needs to again outpace the 2 as she did last week, she can do so and be very hard to catch. Will have some stronger dogs chasing her this week which will make it interesting but undeniable chance. 
  6. Little Miss Ava – the smokie and the one that can sneak under everyone’s radar here. The box looks horrid but it’s not that bad with the dogs either side of her clearling her early and giving her a chance to get over to the fence. Made super ground last week off the 8 and will capitalise on any wide running trouble in front of her. Can absolutely get into the finish here on an EW basis. 
  7. Hurricane Taylor – he finally stood up to he counted last week with a confidence booster. Showed his usual speed to lead but held the arm this time through his flat spot. Had a strong dog in Samba Monelli range up to him but he found plenty in the run to the line to forge out a very tough win from a dog who is not easy to hold out. Will go fast out wide here and should be settle worse than 3rd early. Will just keep coming no matter what! Huge show. 
  8. Dapples – is racing ok presently but will need a lot of luck to figure from out here in this line up. Ran a good 3rd in her heat and has some solid wins here in fair time but does her best work when she can get right there on or near the arm and that is unlikely here. Prefer others in this. 

RESERVES

  1. Volute – probably a few lengths below her very best and not running the necessary time to win this. Was run down comfortably in her heat and likely to struggle if she gains a start. 
  2. Jump Into Action – his slow starts, wide running style and need for more ground makes him a place show only if he gained a start. Racing well but looking for further now. 

Bets:  We will play both the 6 Little Miss Ava and 7 Hurricane Taylor here. Looking for the 7 to land handy and be in the finish and the 6 is just over the odds and can run a great race EW with any luck at all. 

Race 7 No. 7 Big Boy Bundy and No. 6 Crackerjack Pack

The 7 has this happy knack of sliding over behind the speed and making fast inside runs up the back. This is the race to do it with all the wide running speed in it. He will look threatening if he gets that run. The 6 gets one last chance to find the arm here at good odds. Can step and show pace but can’t win from behind. Hard to catch when he does lead however and looking for him to do that here. 

Race 9 No. 1 Ready For Magic and No. 5 Bonanza Monelli

The 1 will sneak under the radar here on form but there is absolutely zero doubt his very best would be unstoppable here. Has the box and only has to reproduce something like his good old form to win. Needs to land handy. Now the 5 will be 40/50s in the market. Ignore him at your own risk. His form may say “look on” but don’t be fooled, he’s not going as bad as the paper form says. Slow starts costly but steps back to 380m here and a corner start. Both are critical when assessing his chances. If they pack up or muck around, he can descend. He’s not that far off a victory. 

Race 10 No. 1 Provider and No. 2 Really Surprised

The 1 steps back in trip but he has the box to land close and be a force. Racing much tougher opposition over the 500s and gets his chance to salute here. The 2 doesn’t win many but his effort last start was credible and has been racing some handy 380m dogs in recent times. Can make a dash up the back and will get a look at them with any luck at all. 

Race 11 No. 8 Owl Pretty and No. 2 Jaxon’s Journey

Only 2 possible hopes for mine. The 2 is drawn the wrong side for a corner start but his early speed simply can’t be ignored here and he should offset the inside box. Leads and then only the 8 can roll him. She doesn’t hit the winners stall often but this is her race if she turns up. On very best form, they really should fight this out. 

GAWLER

Race 6 No. 7 Gonzaga

Well it doesn’t get much easier for this bloke and while his form suggest otherwise, he can go well here. Has good track and trip form and a solid middle and last section. Hard to hold out if he can run into this up the back. 

Race 7 No. 5 Big Prediction and No. 7 Ross Sapphire

A couple at odds who can surprise here. The 5 is as experienced as it gets around here and he came from last to make a fast run up the back last week and was unlucky not to finish closer. EW show for him. The 7 has ability and while she doesn’t always bring it, she can step and that’s when we see her best. Can sweep around here if she’s on early. 

Race 8 No. 3 Victa Kurt

How this dog is still black odds is a mystery. Unless we are missing something right under our noses, he looks a graded special here. Has been racing far superior company at Angle Park and is thrown in against this field. Only has to step, which he usually does, to put these to the sword very quickly. Track, trip and box stats all point to him winning and wining easily. The only thing that gets him beat is an uncharacteristic poor start. Surprised he isn’t a lot shorter than this. Best bet. 

Race 10 No. 1 Under Study

Couple of big question marks over one of these favs in box 2 which means the 1 should finish right in the mix here. Right track, right trip and while she has yet to win off the 1, it’s the right box being placed 9 times from the red. If she gets in front of the 4, she beats it too. Top 2 player at the very least. 

WENTWORTH PARK

Race 7 No. 4 Sekora 

Like her mum, she’s a very awkward but has a stack of talent and can get into this if she navigates a first turn run. Box not great but she’s shown she has the tenacity to offset these draws and she hits the line very hard. Will clearly stay later on but still sprinting well and a place heavy show here. 

Race 8 No. 5 Ritza Donna

Only 2 divs but she can certainly fill one of them. Ultra consistent and comes from anywhere in a field. Runs time, handles all draws and chases her heart out. Honest little girl who will just keep coming. 

BALLARAT

Race 4 No. 6 Pechey’s Girl

Ran out of her skin last week at Sandown when arguably should have won a much harder race. Can show pace but she sticks on all day and stays well for a young dog whose raced some pretty tough opposition. Will look ominous here and can hit top 2 no problem. 

Race 5 No. 2 El Cazador and No. 4 Paua Of Mindy 

The 2 is a grand campaigner who doesn’t know how to put a bad one in. Unleashes his regular barnstorming finish and loves it here. Distance perfect and boxed to go very close. If we knew the 4 was going to get a clear run, it would be chips in!! She has a habit however of finding trouble and getting wide. No doubting her ability to turn the clock to smoke when she gets it right. First crack at the trip could be telling here.

Race 7 No. 3 Indy Juno and No. 4 Jimmy Reiko 

We know what we get with the 3. When she steps and leads, she is very hard to catch. Goes well here and boxed to give her usual sight in this field. Conversely, the 4 will get back and run on but he does possess a big set of gears. If he is within range he will be hard to hold out late here. 

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