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Good Morning All,

I'm looking for lists of class record times for each track and distance.

Does anyone know how best I can obtain these times ?

Thanks and cheers

Sectional times

chjohn

Can anyone tell me the sectional times run by Hulme in race 2 at Flemington on Saturday.
Thanks,
John

Sleepers

Gary Still

SLEEPERS is a term I use for horses that attract little attention when jockeys plan tactics on the more favoured runners.

I am always wary of sleepers in races seemingly dominated by 2 or 3 clearly superior horses. Obviously, a sleeper wouldn’t often win such races, but the potential is there.

Last Saturday in Brisbane, Crack Me Up and Sheiswhatsheis tried to outwit, outplay and outlast each other. This was a magic opportunity for a sleeper to stay out of the fray, economise and sneak up on the main contenders.

Unfortunately, I fell asleep while assessing the race…


Can someone inform me ,The Computer racecards ,which can be purchased from the [email protected] Shop...Are these ratings, Weight based ,and or class ?
That win deserved more than 130 though. Should be 134/135.

Dubbo Cup 2016

Whos On First

Dubbo Gold Cup Open Hcp 1600m
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The track is rated as a slow 7 and the rail true.

An open race with betting currently having the field at 4/1 or longer. Those less than 10/1 currently are:

• Rosaleisha (4/1)
• Pera Pera (9/2)
• Its A Shamozzle (11/2)
• Royal Jackpot (8/1)

Rosaleisha is a lightly raced horse having its 10th career start and has shown potential, question as to where it will be in the run. From the good barrier it may be around 6 or 7.

Pera Pera hasn't raced for 29 days and with some doubt with running a mile means it may be under the odds. Should have every chance in running.

Its A Shamozzle hasn't raced for 32 days which is a concern.

Royal Jackpot has won 2 from 4 around the mile, but seems to race best on dry tracks.

Away from these, I give some hope to Any Blinkin Day (10/1) who has an excellent record at Dubbo, likes wet tracks, won at the mile, and will be on the pace. Zarlu (16/1) likes wet tracks too (though probably better on heavy tracks) and has a good record at the distance. One of the issues facing Zarlu is he likes to race towards the rear of the field.

At the current prices I'm keen to back Rosaleisha and Any Blinkin Day with a small interest on Zarlu.


A heavy 9 posted for Randwick today add BOM indicate it will be windy (predicted 25 to 30 knots) so should be a good test of constitution for the horses.

Looking at race 2, Dubaiistyle is going for 3 in a row at is currently favourite at 9/10. He looks to have enjoyed reaching longer distances in the past two starts on the wet tracks, but goes up another 2kg while staying in BM78 Hcp race. Dowdstown Charlie (9/2) and Dure (15/2) are the next two in the market and look to be value to me. Both have good records on heavy tracks around this distance, though both are yet to win at a metropolitan track which is probably the reflected by the market. Dure tends to race back in the field which has been to his disadvantage on wet tracks when he has come to the city. Today with only 6 starters Kathy O'Hara may be able to have him a little bit closer to try and win for the first time in town.

Taree Cup 2016

Whos On First

The top 5 in the betting are:

5/2 Braces
7/2 Egyptian Ruler
4/1 Olympic Academy
15/2 Halfway To Heaven
8/1 Get On The Grange

Out of these I don't fancy the chances of Egyptian Ruler as it seems to struggle around this distance. Olympic Academy seems to be a very consistent horse but might just need a really dry track.

Does anyone have any thoughts on the Taree track rating? Looks like it rained a fair bit a couple of weeks ago (roughly 80 mm over 2 days). Is it likely to be dead all day?

Halfway To Heaven has a good record over this course but doesn't seem to win consecutive races and might have been primed for a win last start judging by the betting fluctuations.

Prepared to forgive Get On The Grange for its last run as I don't think it likes heavy tracks. Has a good record on dead tracks and has 3 races from its past 12 and those were metropolitan wins.

Braces is a contender though it seems to like running second.

Backing Get On The Grange and Braces.

Eagle Farm

The Hunter

They spent a lot of money to produce a surface that races like a swamp.

Another Great Saturday

The Hunter

Lots of winners lined up for Eagle Farm and Flemington for my lucky followers. Large profits are assured this week.

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