Wolf’s Group 1 Racing Guide – Saturday, 19 May

The Wolf has analysed the two Group 1 races at Morphettville & Doomben – The Goodwood & The Doomben Cup! The Wolf is confident that there is plenty of value around these Group 1 races and he is keen to play accordingly!

The Goodwood

Vega Magic (1) looks hard to beat in this and The Wolf is confident that he will make it two Goodwood’s in a row. He’s drawn wide, however that isn’t a concern and if Ollie can position him somewhere midfield with cover he’ll be able to roll over the top of them. He’s 1/1 at Morphettville and with luck should be able to make it 2/2 with a win here. Voodoo Lad (6) has been competitive in Group 1 races and comes into this fresh which is when is when he clearly runs at his best. He’s won four from six when resuming and looks well placed to be competitive in this. Darren Weir would have worked him plenty at home and at the price he represents great each way value. Viridine (10) placed in the Group 1 Galaxy Sprint three starts ago behind In Her Time & English; the latter of whom has since franked the form by winning the Doomben 10,000. He has ability and if he can overcome the wide draw he’ll be in the finish. Viddora (6) was the horse to beat in the Sangster however was forced to withdraw due to injuring her hind leg the night before. She’s overcome that injury and should be ready to fire, however to what extent she has gotten over the injury is unknown and at the price appears to be a risk, but she is a must include in the exotics.

Doomben Cup

Oregon’s Day (12) scored a terrific win in the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes and if she repeats that here she’ll prove tough to catch. She raced on the speed that day before peeling out in the straight to put them away by a length and a half. She gave every indication the 2000m would suit and from the draw should take running down. Life Less Ordinary (8) slots in for second off his dominant display in the Wagga Gold Cup where he managed to score by four and a half lengths and off that run he looks cherry-ripe for this. He should settle on the speed for this and with Opie Bosson engaged looks an excellent each way chance. Tradesman (10) destroyed a competitive field at Warrnambool and if he can run up to that here he’ll be in the finish. He’s placed over 2400m before so expect the 2000m to be no issue and at the price he looks over the odds. Tom Melbourne (4) should run his usual honest race and find himself in the finish alongside those listed above.