Thursday, 19 July 2012
: The ultra consistent Jayconi can return to the winners circle at Seymour today in the Ben Davey Plumbing Benchmark 78 Handicap (1200m) on the back of some good results.
| Jason Warren|
Photo by Racing and Sports
The lightly raced five-year-old gelding was too good for them at Bendigo two runs back before stepping up in grade to run a credible sixth at Caulfield last start, only beaten one length.
Formerly with the Peter Moody stable, Jayconi
has only had the two runs for Warren, and after a strong showing in Saturday metropolitan company last start, looks well placed in this field.
His last two runs have produced a Timeform
rating of 88, making him the most in form runner lining up in this and he appears to have plenty of upside and improvement to come.
The currently rated a slow 7 track should be no issue for the son of Bianconi who has produced favourable results on wet tracks, and from barrier 8 is likely to take up his regular position up on the speed.
Ben Melham regains the ride and will look to continue his unbeaten record on the gelding after guiding him to victory at Bendigo.
There appears to be a handful of chances to challenge Jayconi in this, including Guru Bob
who has produced some credible form in metropolitan company of late. His record on slow and heavy tracks is very good but he goes up 4.5kg in weight on his last start fourth at Sandown.
He has drawn to get a good run in barrier 2 and will be up there early with Jayconi but the 60kg with no claim might be the telling factor in the end.Prussian Storm
also rates a mention here after a last start win at Werribee over 1400m. He drops back in trip for this where he has only placed once from three attempts, but from the rails draw stays under notice.
The interesting runner of the field is former New Zealand galloper Randall
from the David Bourne stable.
The three-year-old gelding kicked off his Australian career with three runs in Saturday metropolitan company but failed to fire shot and back in grade for this looks better suited.
He managed a second placing in the Group 1 Levin Classic at Otaki in November of last year before coming to Australia so has some sort of ability.
There appears to be a bit of speed in this but if he wants it Jayconi should be able to go to the lead without too much trouble.
Apart from his first career start he has not finished further than 2.1 lengths from the winner and he should take plenty of beating once again in this field.
Enjoy what looks to be a very competitive affair.