Tuesday racing is from Kembla Grange, Bendigo and Townsville. As usual for Kembla and Bendigo, big fields are the rule with many of the leading riders and trainers engaged.
|Best Bet||Bulletson (Kembla Grange Race 8, No.2)|
|Circuit Bet||Jacky Paper (Bendigo Race 2, No.3)|
|Circuit Bet||Blazing Steel (Townsville Race 8, No.1)|
|Bolter||About The Journey (Bendigo Race 4, No.6)|
Bulletson looks like a middle distance galloper of genuine promise for Bjorn Baker and he can improve on his already impressive record with another win here at Kembla. He won on debut three starts back at Wyong, coming from a near impossible position on the home turn to get. Second up here at Kembla he was clearly looking for further, and third up he went to country class at Orange and thrashed his rivals by an ever extending four lengths. Naturally this is harder but this horse has some quality to him and he can get the job done.
Recommended Price: $2.80
Jacky Paper has run well at all three career starts and looks well placed to break through today. In his three starts the worst he has finished is fourth, which was last start in a very strong race at Sandown. This is a fairly weak maiden for Bendigo, and with the good draw and shades on for the first time he should be getting the cash.
Blazing Steel has been racing consistently but has managed to finish only second at his last three starts. The Wolf believes he isn’t shirking his task, but in fact he has just struggled under the big weights he has been forced to carry. Under the set weights conditions of this race he is much better in and at peak fitness fourth up, as well as benefiting from the good draw he should be hard to beat.
Recommended Price: $3.00
About The Journey is a nine year old with 87 starts under his belt so he is clearly closer to the end of the journey than the beginning, but he can go close in this 2400m race. He comes off a fast finishing second at Moe last time out, and he has since won a hurdle trial. Many of the leading chances in this race are carrying more than 60Kg, with the topweight having to labour under 63Kg. This means his weight of 59Kg is a relative luxury and he can go close at a nice price.
Recommended Price: $10