Wyong Race 3 No.4 Elouera
Elouera displayed good natural speed on debut to lead up a big maiden field but unfortunately for her she wasn’t given much peace in front. She did show some tenacity though to only be beaten less then a length by more experienced stablemate Mali Rose who’d enjoyed the drop on the leaders – it was a very good effort in hindsight. The daughter of Street Cry obviously has ability, that was evident after her second trial which she won comfortably, and she now finds herself in a field where none of her rivals have seemingly showed that same professionalism and early pace that she exhibited at her first start. Tommy Berry takes the mount, she draws well and comes back to 1100m, which probably suits better at this stage – expect her to be hard to get past around Wyong.
Wyong Race 1, No.1 Grande Castagno
Has always shown glimpses of ability but could turn in the odd shocker too. Those days are hopefully behind him now he’s a gelding. Was just nailed last start when leading at a good clip over 1400m at Hawkesbury by Daisy’s Joy. That filly subsequently ran second at Canterbury on Friday night. The Wolf wants James Innes Jnr to let him run along again in the opener at Wyong and hopefully get the punters off to a winning start to the meeting..
Wyong Race 8 No.2 Cultural Man
Cultural Man did everything asked of him first up against the older horses – jumped well, was easily able to dictate proceedings, and kicked away when given a click up cruising to a 3 length victory. He was looking like he was going to come back well after trialling nicely twice, but that win proved he’s gone to a new level and is perhaps capable of much more as the campaign progresses. This race here is a good stepping stone – he’ll again either lead or sit outside Shacked Up, probably his main rival, who’s drawn directly inside him and he can up the ante whenever is necessary, she is a filly and he meets her at level weights. Think Brett Partelle’s got a smart sprinter on his hands here and he’ll prove that again by taking this out.
Bathurst Race 3 No.2 Bells Of War
This is the sort of grade Bells Of War needs to be in to win over 1200m, she’s probably a better mare when fresh over the 1000m, but she’s proven before that in the right race she can win over the six furlongs that she’ll have to cope with here. Her first up run was great behind Mosstar at Warwick Farm and her second up record is solid. In the small field, and from the good alley, expect her to be a lot closer in the run at this trip, and coming from well known punting yard and this being their only runner for the day, feel confident she’ll be spot on for a kill here.
Colac Race 6 No.4 Killarney Kid
Things just didn’t work out for Killarney Kid in the Spring after making a good impression when winning his Australian debut at Flemington in the Winter. The ex-Kiwi gelding was spelled after an unflattering effort in the Ararat Cup and returned two Saturdays ago at headquarters with a decent run behind Dan Zephyr in a race dominated by those up front, of course Dan Zephyr showed how good he was going by winning again the next Saturday at Caulfield. Killarney Kid goes straight to the 2000m here second up, the trip he won at when winning that Oz debut, and that’s probably a good sign of where Darren Weir has this guy’s fitness levels. He’s good enough to win this race and if he gets a firm surface he’ll be right in the thick of the action.
1,3 / 1,3,7 / 2,4,5,10 / 2,3.
3,4,7 / 1,2,5 / 2,5,10 / 2,6,7,15.