Thursday, 9 August 2012
The quality of opposition in Saturday's Group Three Missile Stakes certainly doesn't hold any fears for trainer David Payne with Centennial Park.
The seven-year-old gelding has mixed it with Sydney's best weight-for-age performers in recent seasons including a first-up second to Rain Affair in February's Expressway Stakes and a win in the same event a year earlier.
"He's run well first-up before and I don't think it's a great field," Payne said.
"I think it's a sub-standard field so he'll be thereabouts."
Centennial Park, one of only two weight-for-age winners in the eight-horse Missile field, has the handy first-up record of three wins and two placings from seven attempts.
Payne believes Centennial Park retains his zest for racing but says Saturday's Warwick Farm race over 1200m will be the telling guide.
"He's been a very good horse for us," Payne said.
"And he's come back in good order.
"He'll just be going for a couple of the weight-for-age races, just like he usually does."
Payne will also saddle-up a runner in the day's other feature, the Listed Rosebud (1200m).
The Rosehill trainer flagged a change in tactics for three-year-old filly Secret Delight who raced on the speed last start when third to exciting filly She's A Fox over 1100m.
"It was a good run last start but we had to ride her aggressively and we won't be doing that on Saturday," Payne said.
"We'll be speaking to the stewards and we're going to take a sit."
Payne believes the filly, a two-time city winner before her last start placing, will be better suited over the 1200m.
While Payne expects Secret Delight to have improved from her last start he said the filly still faced a difficult task against She's A Fox who defeated her by nearly four lengths.
"But if she can run in the placings then it's black type for her owners," Payne said.
The Peter Snowden-trained Pinwheel, a multiple stakeswinning sprinter and weight-for-age Warwick Stakes winner, heads the market for the Missile ahead of stakeswinner Title with Centennial Park on the third line of betting.
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| ||Posted by hammertime, on 20-8-2012 10:55:50 PM|
not sure whether Monster is a winner or not Dazzler? And I don''t care if he is or not, or how old he is! I know I am in front for the last eight years now but there is no way I would put "tips" on this site. What is there to gain? I get people asking me for tips as they have heard I am successful and my reply is "learn how to do the form, have your own opinion, be prepared to learn from your losing years, and keep your selections to yourself". The last thing I ever want is for someone to lose money on the back of just one of my opinions. Pinwheel was Edward''s lay of the day, posted the day before the race without knowing the exact track condition at the time of the race, whether there were any scratchings, track bias etc etc etc.
| ||Posted by Anonymous, on 20-8-2012 9:15:13 PM|
Dazzler, blokes that put tips on this site either have too many tickets on themselves or are just fools. Just look at Ratings1 - the past few weeks he posts on Monday with how many good winners he backed on the previous weekend -and when he puts his tips up BEFORE the races they are so bad it is not funny. Edward, good to have an opinion, but in future mate, keep them to yourself just like everyone else. Anybody spending money, whatever the amount, on other peoples tips/opinions , need to look at other avenues for their gambling habits. Edward, Dazzler - do you realise there may have been mugs reading this forum that took Edward''s advice on Pinwheel - and lost their hard earned? And based on what? ”
| ||Posted by Dazzler, on 19-8-2012 7:58:48 PM|
You missed the point Monster. Most blokes put their tips on post race on this site. I dont care if Edward was wrong. You''re obviously a winner. Just making an olympics (note how it''s spelt) is worthy of praise. LOL? How old are you? ”
| ||Posted by Anonymous, on 17-8-2012 7:43:46 PM|
Edward''s real mistake was in not couching his tip in the way that those who like to big-note themselves usually do - ie. with a get-out clause, eg. "See The World is a moral IF THEY CAN RUN ON" ”
| ||Posted by monster, on 16-8-2012 11:52:15 AM|
LOL Dazzler thats like saying well done to the aussie olyimpic team,you had a crack shame you failed,could Edward tell us why on earth he thought Pinwheel was ly of the day ”
| ||Posted by Dazzler, on 14-8-2012 11:16:03 AM|
well done Edward in putting it on the line and having a crack pre-race unlike most on here! ”
| ||Posted by Edward, on 10-8-2012 12:37:35 AM|
Pinwheel lay of the day.
Centennial Park to zoom first up. ”