Wolf’s Racing Guide – Wednesday, 7 February

Wolf’s Best

Akasaki (Randwick Race 4, No. 2)

Akasaki bolted in by four lengths last start at Warwick Farm and The Wolf is expecting the same again from him here.

He gets in well with the claim here from Blaike McDougall and having had the three runs prior to this race he is by far the fittest horse on paper.

His stats over the 1000m read for 5: 3-1-1 which is outstanding and if he repeats his run from last start he’ll take beating.

Recommended Bet: Akasaki to WIN.

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Circuit Bets

Ice Hunt (Sandown Race 2, No. 6)

Ice Hunt profiles as a very smart up and comer from the Godolphin yard and the fact he is coming to the city to win his maiden indicates to The Wolf that the stable have an opinion of him.

Last prep he finished fourth behind Lina’s Hero, which is a very good form reference going forward as Lina’s Hero then followed this up with a win over Mighty Boss; the subsequent Group 1 Caulfield Guineas winner.

He resumed this prep with a placing behind Indernile and The Wolf expects he’ll be ready to win second up here.

Recommended Bet: Ice Hunt to WIN.

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Kopi Luwak (Randwick Race 7, No. 9)

The Wolf had Kopi Luwak in last Saturday’s Racing Guide and after his scratching from that race he is keen to follow him here.

He placed behind Acquittal last start at Randwick and following that was the favourite to win the Highway Handicap last Saturday at Rosehill, prior to his scratching.

He’s a talented gelding who is having his third run this prep and The Wolf expects that with clear running room in the straight, he’ll be able to run down to the leaders and go home the victor.

Recommended Bet: Kopi Luwak to WIN.

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King Valour (Sandown Race 6, No. 5)

King Valour was narrowly beaten by Big Pat’s Pontiac last start at Cranbourne and The Wolf is confident this form line will hold up here.

He gave every indication that the step up to 2100m here and having placed over 2400m last prep the distance should be no problem for him.

He’s drawn a wide which is a concern, but if Zac Spain can cross and get him straight to the front early he’ll get every chance to cling on to victory.

Recommended Bet: King Valour to WIN.

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Peaceful State (Sandown Race 7, No. 5)

Peaceful State is Group 2 placed and if he brings that form here he’ll go home the winner.

A son of Animal Kingdom, this Darren Weir trained galloper was very impressive in his debut preparation and if he’s returned at a similar level this prep he’ll take beating.

He’s drawn wide which appears to be a concern but if John Allen can tuck him in worse than midfield with cover he’ll be able to conserve energy throughout and fly home late.

Recommended Bet: Peaceful State to WIN.

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Bolter

She’s Got Speed (Sandown Race 8, No. 11)

She’s Got Speed won well last start at Cranbourne and The Wolf is confident she’ll be able to replicate that performance here.

She won well over 1300m that day when beating home Vin Fiz; who has since franked the form by finishing half a length behind Weapon last week over 1400m at Sandown.

She’s over the odds here and at $12.00/$3.50 The Wolf is keen be on her at an each way basis.

Recommended Bet: She’s Got Speed EACH WAY.

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Quaddies
Sandown

1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10 / 2, 3, 4, 5 / 2, 5, 10, 11 / 5, 9 11

Randwick

1, 2 / 2, 4, 6 / F / 4, 9, 10