Randwick Race 4, No.2 Miss Cover Girl
This Queensland mare loves this track and catches a few of these on the hop in the G2 Breeders Classic. On the two occasions she has raced at Randwick she has beaten Peeping in a Group Three event and run third to Nayeli in the G3 Nivision. On bare numbers her recent form suggests she isn’t in the same fettle but wide draws have killed her chances around tracks like Doomben and the Gold Coast. Will get the chance to position up handy here and none of her rivals have raced in the past four weeks, which could be telling on a wet track.
Caulfield Race 4, No.1 Extreme Choice
The smallest fish are the sweetest as they say. The current Blue Diamond favourite should be winning this assignment. He impressed on debut in Sydney, winning in fast time. Ignore the fact that So Serene didn’t frank the form as she bungled the start and never figured. The Wolf has his reservations about this colt running a strong 1200m come Diamond time, so best get your fill while he stays at the 1000m dash.
Caulfield Race 7, No.3 Atmospherical
Now with Robert Smerdon, this sprinting mare looks primed for a bold first-up showing. She has been ridden very positively (and aggressively) in her jump outs to tune up for this. She didn’t really come up over the spring but happy to go off her autumn form prior, where she resumed with a 3.5L third behind Chautauqua at Caulfield. Maps to get a very cosy run in behind the speed before exploding late over the 1000m.
Randwick Race 7, No.3 Counterattack
Extremely deep race of three-year-olds in the G3 Eskimo Prince but fancy the chances of Counterattack to resume a winner. First-up last preparation on a wet track at Randwick he blew his rivals away. He gets very similar circumstances here, albeit in a deeper field. Loves this track and a trial has him primed to run a very forward race against the likes of Pride Of Dubai and Spill The Beans.
4,5,7 / 3,8,10 / 10,11,13,14 / 5,6,8.
1,6,8 / 2,3 / 2,4,6,7,11 / 1,4,10.
Get Out Stakes
Randwick Race 9, No.6 Fabrizio
This high-balling Gai Waterhouse runner has won both of his starts this preparation. He ventured to town last start and although the margin was narrow, he was always going to win the race. Suspect he’s much more comfortable leading too as opposed to taking a sit. Key hopes Tower Of Song and We’re Sure have been scratched while some of the pace in Got Unders also comes out. Massive hope of bringing up three straight.
Manfred Stakes (Caulfield)
Golden Spin steps up in class here but he is fit and flying, which could see him pinch this. Expect him to cart across from the wide draw to lead this field up. Plenty of his opponents are not only first-up but also looking for further. Palentino is untapped and a huge talent but want to see what the market does with him. Is he ready? Don’t let Tulsa get under your guard at double figure odds either. His runs last preparation were huge from impossible positions. Top Me Up for multiples.
Inglis Classic (Randwick)
Of the raced, Twist Tops appeals most. Not willing to sack her until The Wolf sees her lead as she looks a genuine speed filly. She chased hard behind Scarlet Rain last start which is a form line that should stack up here. All that said, The Wolf is keen on debutant Wonderful Story. Has really caught the eye at the trials first behind Defcon and then winning his latest with his head on his chest. Looked the goods.