Wolf’s Racing Guide – Saturday 26 August

Wolf’s Best

Heatherly (Moonee Valley Race 7, No. 10)

Speedy sprinter that resumes here off a Group 1 placed campaign last prep.

She’s a very straight forward mare, take her to the front where she’s comfortable and let her do the work from there.

She’ll do that here from barrier 2 and on a track that suits front runners, it appears to be her race to lose.

Her Group 1 placing at this track is the best form on paper for this and a repeat of that performance suggests she’ll be hard to catch.

Recommended Bet: Price Pump from $2.25 – $2.50.

Double Down: Expect her to either lead or sit on the speed.

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Circuit Bets

Lifesaver (Rosehill Race 1, No. 3)

Returned in great order last start off a short break where he was only narrowly beaten by the plunge horse; Another Sin.

Those two gapped the field that day, suggesting they’re both well above average.

He’ll jump straight to the lead and from there will take a power of running down.

The Dunn Stable has long dominated the Highway Handicaps and The Wolf is confident this trend will continue here.

Double Down: Want him on the speed.

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Bandipur (Moonee Valley Race 6, No. 3)

Ultra talented colt from the Godolphin Yard who won first up by over eight lengths.

Since this he has placed at Caulfield when he was run down late by the plunge horse ‘I Did It Again’.

He then followed this with a strong win at Morphettville in the Lightning Stakes by over a length.

He’s gifted type and if Craig Williams is able to put him on the speed early he’ll take plenty of running down.

Double Down: Want him either in the lead or on the speed.

Confidence Level: 

Pariah (Rosehill Race 7, No. 1)

Group 1 placegetter resuming here who has since won a trial and placed in another behind Winx.

Last prep he won a Group 3 on debut, beating home Menari; the Gerald Ryan boom horse who has since placed fourth in the Golden Slipper.

His placing in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes last prep reads well for this and having had two trials, The Wolf is confident he is fit enough to win first up.

Double Down: Want him settled midfield.
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Hogmanay (Rosehill Race 8, No. 1)

Consistent galloper who will have taken plenty of benefit from his first up run over 1350m at Rosehill.

He ran home well last start and stepping up to 1500m at a track he’s won at three times prior to this is a positive.

He gets in well with the 3kg claim and having drawn barrier 1 should be doing very little work early to get on the speed.

He’ll sit forward in the running and with the rise in distance here, The Wolf suspects he’ll be able to run over the top of this field here.

Double Down: Expect he’ll sit forward in the running.

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Isorich (Rosehill Race 3, No. 1).

Veteran galloper who won well last start in a stronger graded race over 1100m.

He’s been very well placed here by Wayne Seelin; he finds himself dropping in grade, gets a similar weight with the claim and having drawn barrier 1 he’ll be doing very little work early to get on the speed.

The Wolf is confident that if he finds a forward position in running, he’ll be able to give this race a shake and for a last start winner to be rated $20.00/$4.80 against this calibre of field is clearly wrong.

Double Down: Want him settled on the speed.

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Moonee Valley

3, 2, 1, 7 / 1, 5, 10 / 3, 4, 13, / 8, 9, 12


2, 3, 5, 7 / 1, 5 / 1, 2, 4 / 1, 7, 11, 12

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