My Poppette (Sandown, Race 4)
My Poppette can kick off her spring with a midweek win. This mare was flying over the autumn with her finishing positions doing her no justice. She drew the extreme outside in all three of her runs! Incredible. First-up last preparation she gave a huge start but charged home, despite carrying 60kg against the boys. The 1000m dash is far from her best trip but tipping her class gets her home. And she has drawn a barrier.
Champagne Ready (Sandown, Race 1)
Chris Waller has been very patient with this four-year-old mare. We’ve only see her step out once but she ran on strongly behind Maraam, who is a very handy galloper. She was tipped straight out after that. Here she is in Melbourne first-up off a solid Rosehill trial. Craig Williams has been booked and she has drawn soft in barrier 3.
Glenall (Canterbury, Race 2)
This colt has been a name on the lips of The Wolf for weeks. He has been scratched numerous times due to wet track and wide barriers though. Barring a sudden downpour, we should finally get our first look at him here. Has trialled brilliantly. Was with Pete Moody originally so Les Bridge would be cheering he finds a new home at Randwick. Tivoli Street has also shown a bit at the trials but tipping he finds Glenall too fast around Canterbury.
Sezanne (Canterbury, Race 4)
The Wolf was confident this filly would get the job done first-up and she didn’t disappoint. It was a huge effort to win there on a Heavy track against the boys on the back of just one trial. Her late sectionals suggest she’d had enough late but the race had already been won by then. She has drawn well and Hugh Bowman has been booked this time. There are Group wins in this filly. If you backed her last start, double down. If you didn’t, jump on board.
Pianissimo (Canterbury, Race 5)
Like the way this gelding is going about his business this campaign. Caught the eye fresh before winning well at Kembla out to 1400m. The margin was narrow but he had to pick himself up again after ducking off Vega’s heels. The Wolf notes that Waller is very astute at getting a provincial win chalked off before bringing horses to town. They quite often measure up too. Should get a nice midfield trail from the gate and the mile is perfect now.
1,5,6 / 2,5,9 / 1,10 / 1,3,4,5,9.
11 / 1,9 / 2,8,10 / 6,9.