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Sky Racing Brad Davidson Canterbury May 8

 May 7 2019


Best bet

Race 1 no.8 Our Fraulein $2 (rated $2, confidence 7/10)

***Hard to beat on form but worried the fence will be place to be and she won’t be there. THat's the little niggle***

Trialled well leading in and her only start last time in she got a long way back but found the line really well. Finds a pretty weak race here and the only negative I can find is whether the track is playing fence in run. We don’t have time to work that out though being race 1.

Best value

Race 3 No.3 Ondo Pasa $11 (rated $9) and no.7 Satin Rain tote (rated $11)

Open race and these two look over the odds- Ondo Pasa just got too far back last start and while the tempo is a concern here, she should be working home late. She gets through the conditions. Satin Rain put in the run of the day first-up for mine over 1000m. Goes 1000 to 1550m which is an obvious concern but she won her maiden over a mile last prep and I have to have something on off that fresh run.

Best roughie

Race 6 no.12 Newtown Bluebag $23 and $6 place (rated $16)

Just seems big odds here for a horse that flies this track and distance. Beat De Valera comfortably three starts back yet that horse is $5 here and he is $23. The wet track should be no issue for him either. Not on top but at the odds happy to have something each way mainly the place.

****No strategies tonight as want to see how this track plays****

Soft 7 conditions

Track assessment:

23/01/2019       Cant      3m        G3         On pace no real lanes but on pace a medium adv

15/02/2019       Cant      3m        G4         Not easy to win from the back as a rule but prob more tempo related. Reckon hard fence wasn't great. Seemed to be lanes 2-3 best.

22/05/2019       Cant      3m        G4         On pace first two lanes first four races and then wider and could run on later

3/07/2019         Cant      3m        S7          On pace aerly and fence in run seemed advantage on day but not everythung

25/09/2019       Cant      3m        S5          pretty fair

29/11/2019       Cant      3m        G4         Fence in run advantage and first two lanes in straight, not easy to make ground wide, on pace adv too

Assessment: Monitor but could be fence and on pace to be the spot early.


Race 1


8.Our Fraulein- Loved the run fresh and had to go right back and found the line strongly- QL400 and 200 of race and can be closer here- Liked the two trials- closed off well.Hard to beat for flying J O’Shea yard.

4.Grindwald- Six career trials and three time prep- latest won at WF in slowest 804m heat morning- 2nd horse out of trial beaten 10L in Wyong trial since.

2.Kuzsko Lad- Has early speed so should roll forward-Two trials just fair- Around the mark last prep- horse who beat him last start won Cl1 next start but worried last 200m.

3.Call Me Legend- One trial- Got back, closed off OK late unde little pressure when 7/8 Rwick 1050m trial. Out of Commands mare.


Cracking Mo- Seemed to have chance fresh when tired late- 6 subs st 1 pl.

Deterge- Trialled ok, wide first up and faded badly- Better than that but till a bit of ground to make up. Host gear changes- Blinkers OFF FIRST TIME, Ear Muffs FIRST TIME, Tongue Tie FIRST TIME.

Havelka- Blinkers off, change from S Jones to J Austin- Yet to win in 16 starts and just battling of late.


Race 2


7.Prague- Won first trial well here at 900m in solid time, then up on speed and runner up to Rulership other trial Rwick 1050m.

5.Jor El- Two trials- Second and third at Rosehill trials- 1st one runner up to Osamu who almost won on debut- Shown speed in both trials. Should rill and be hard to catch

9.Spokesman- Two solid trials- Runner up first trial when nothing between it an winner and won second trial well. 55.06, trial time ok.Draws well.

11.Ile Flottante- First trial just fair when 4th/6 Cant 900m, latst trial, jumped ok, pushed forward and won in strong fashion- time was time 3L quicker Easy Campese trial and L600 6L quicker.



Mission Way- Well held debut and then runner up mdn here 1250- Figures were soft out of race- easily slowest 1250m race day.

Bazooka- Went forward in recent trial, pushed along showed a good kick to win well-Rosehill 900m trial.

Cordyceps Miracle- Won a four horse trial in fair time at WF- Well held trial prior.

Easy Compete- Runner up to Cordyceps Miracle 4 horse trial WF- Closed off solidly late- Won Rwick trial only other public trial.

Major Artie- Trials OK then well held debut. Blinkers on here.

Thermosphere- Two trials this time in- Closed off OK in first one little pressure 3 of 4 and latest one runner up WF under pressure. Time much slower Il Flottante on day about .7s .


Race 3


3. Ondo Pasa- Run was better than it looked LS after elader got away pretty soft lead and rest of field ws too far back- Made solid ground- Just missed Sat grade prior- Asharani form ties in with Seles (beaten .4L where Seles 1L off). Wet track no issue.

6.She’s Ideel- Just missed fresh and then got a fair way back and closed off well at MBrook- Country/prov form to city but maps well and 1/1 soft

7.Satin Rain- outstanding run fresh- 33.01 QL600 of the day plus QL400 of the day too. 1000 to 1550 but has won at a mile- Hopefully behind leader and wet looks OK. Chance.

1.Seles- Goes up 6kg but down in grade off nice effort last Sat v Helga, Asharani- Maps a bit tricky and has won soft, but mixed form wet.

Other chance:

2.Nicconita- Too good at Sapphire two back but set up for and worked to line well at Canberra LS when back n trip. Enjoys it wet and has placed her twice.

Other runners:

4.Celtic Love- Found the perfect race and was caight late LS. Expected a bit more there and this has more depth- Figures out of race just ok Won up to S6. mCeVoy on.

Task And Purpose- Comes through slowest of 4 x 1350m races on day LS and well held. Winner well eld since too.Has won S7 but needs to lift.


Race 4


1.Deep Crystal- two soft trials then box seated and not far off Quantico in strong effort- Time was OK (slower benchmark race on night but expect that)- Should box seat off strong speed. Has trialled well heavy.

6.Mini Boom- Speedy filly- Not far off last prep including form aound Betcha Flyong- Two trials- jumped straight to front and won them easily under no pressure- Speed inside? Last 200m?

2.Joliette- Nice soft trial- back and closed off well WF- Two runs last prep got back and closed off- Beaten by subs Spring Stakes winner Asiago in one of them. Should run on.

8.Sweeping Statement-Just missed fresh, race didn’t rate as high as Quantinco’s race that Deep Crystal comes through on day. Doesn’t want it too wet.

Phomonoe- Third at Rosehill and fourth at Rosehill in two trials-OK, there, pushed along latest trial/ Betting?

Miss Anticipation- Well held only run.

Plaquette- Won a WF trial in good fashion after getting back, covering ground and closing off OK on debut at prov in race where form hasn’t been great out of (6 subs st 1 pl).

Torsiton- Hard to have on debut effort.

Fatalie- Needs to lift on recent form.



7.Monte Ditto- Slow out but closed off well fresh and has won on a soft 7. Just how he jumps? Chance.

3.Intrinsic- Three trials leading in- Soft one latest off 5 week break where cruised to line when 3/8 Beaumont track- 4th Gai Waterhouse Classic, 4th Ramornie last prep and heavu track winner. Just the map?

4.Kawaikini-Back from Sat grade where she has been competitive- Blinker again- Last time went on won this t/d good track. Mixed wet form- Helga and Aquitaine both ran well out of race.

6.Soul Star- Found the line well fresh but just got too far back- Time 3-4L slower other 100m race on night. Drifts back again- Closes off. Placed soft here.

Other runners:

Radha’s Choice- Disap fresh but likes it here and wet track would help. Finds a really winnable race. May have preferred 1200m?

Revenire- Got back and finished off OK two runs this prep without threatening. Enjoys it wet. Tongue tie 1st time- Can he hold a spot- doesn’t want to be last.

Manzana- Resuming no off trials- Leads for fun for mine and how is track playing? Not renowned first up and needs to improve on form but maps well at least.

Tessera- Just going OK this prep and needs to lift.1448 days or 26 runs since last win.



7.Cisco Bay- Held up and closed off solidly LS over 1550- 1900 for the first time but loves a wet track! 4 wins, seven starts soft.

12.Newtown Bluebag- Gpt back and never featured LS but form prior here was strong for a race like this- Yet to win 15 starts soft, heavy but placed 5 times. Enjoys Cant 1900

1.High Power- Won well at Gosf fresh and then got back and closed off OK latest in race run to suit swoopers.Win 1600m below but placed 2400m last prep. 4th Sat race third up last prep 2000m heavy track.

10. De Valera- Too good last start to score in solid fashion- Mor depth here but runner up H10 and won on soft.

Other runners:

Life O’Brien- Does have a good record this t/d 2 wins 3 starts both wet tracks as well. Going OK in country frade of late.

National Guard- Caught eye first up and then ok last couple- Canterbury be his track? Should find this easier.

Californiafirebird- Momentum horse and held up LS forgive. Wet form OK without raving about-Should find this easier.

Snippetspeed- Just fair in two runs back- Doesn’t mind a wet track though- Won heacvy.

Fabricator- Rolls forward like normal- Enjoy Canterbury 1900- Had chance LS but should give cheek again- wet no issue.

Austria- Had her chance LS but stuck on solidly all the same- Winner beaten as fav since. Placed t/d on S6.

Great Glen- Just battling of late.

Kiarra Rose- Chased hard last couple but wet form mixed- This is harder too

16. Speed Hero- Strong wet credentials but needs to improve all the same.



1.Dalmatia Prince- Solid win in av figures LS- 3 SUBS ST 0 pl out of race- Likes it here- Two runs back both good and can only run well again. Gets through all conditions.

3. Night Of Power- ran third but well beaten all the same fresh. Extra dist will suit but wait for imp. Plaed soft overseas twice.

11.Weekend Afdair- Held up and got home solidly LS. Wet track would help him, he does enjoy sting out. Finds Marquand- Can be competitive.

7. Zeppelin-Scratching of Supreme Polarity helps- Had his chance last couple and needs to lift. Wet form sound- Rlolls forward.

Other runners:

9.Tobermory- Struggled LS but back to 1550m here. Very good wet tracker so if we get a lot of rain have to consider.

All But Gone- Backmarker who needs everything to go right but can finish strongly on nis day. Won twice H10 so wet no issue.

Electric Charlie- Seemed to have his chance last start but ground away to line. Won this t/d on h8 last Feb.

9.Tobermory- Struggled LS but back to 1550m here. Very good wet tracker so if we get a lot of rain have to consider.

Zidane- Just going OK this prep and needs to improve.



12.Quantico- Solid return win and draws to get the favours here- Has upside up in trip and JMac sticks for in form yard.

2.General Soho- Too good two back and then stuck to task latest- Overall time 1L quicker than Quantico on night bit wide draw here?Has won S6.

11.The Napster- Found the line well to score first-up and draws to do no work- Wasn’t strongest maiden but fgueres wre solid.

3. Blazing- Pulled up 1/5 lame LS and was just fair prior to that. Wet track helps-Won H9.

Other runners:

All From Scrap- Seemed to have his chance last start and was a bit disapp. Found the line well prior. Has a second placing to Cisco Bay wet?

Sanctioned-Won A trial at WF leading in-but does always trial well-Only win came on a good track.

Handfast-Led and kept on going to score two back and then never featured latest- Speed up front here- reckon he races best when he can get easy lead. Wet form just fair.

Lord Heron- Won well fresh at Moree last prep and T Clark on helps.Beaten two lengths Kembla only soft run. Speed underneath? How much does he work early?

Budderoo Knight- Led and stuck on solidly LS at WAGGA- Winner has won in town since. Rolls forward early. Has won heavy.

The Man0 Got the job dne fresh and second horse has won since. Ov time 3L slower than The Napster on the night though,








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