WEEKEND POST MORTEM – February 4/5
Chris Scholtz reviews racing around Australia on February 4 and 5.
SCOTT BRUNTON: Winning five races on one day is always special, but to do it on Hobart Cup day including two of the features - that's gold!
DARREN GAUCI: One of the best celebrated his last day in the saddle with a popular win at Caulfield.
NORTHWEST PASSAGE: Dominant win in the Tasmanian Derby for Adam Hyeronimus and the Waterhouse/Bott team.
BEN SMITH/ANDREW ATKINS: Stole the show at Randwick with their biggest win in the G2 Breeders Classic with In Her Time.
CRAIG WILLIAMS: When he’s hot….back on song with a treble at Caulfield.
ROBERT HICKMOTT: Just keeps producing winners for Lloyd Williams.
DEAN YENDALL: His ride on Yulong Yongxing at Morphettville was panned universally as a slaughter.
HURLEY: Doubt punters will be rushing into him as favourite any time soon.
BEZEL: Very plain first-up. Raises doubts.
FAATINAH: Reported to be scratchy in his action. So were punters over the ride from Regan Bayliss.
RIDES OF THE DAY
BEN MELHAM: Worked overtime to lift Chance To Dance to a narrow win at Caulfield.
BRENTON AVDULLA: Randwick double and another win at Elwick on Sunday great examples of his strength.
ELWICK TRACK: Everybody in Tasmanian racing knows the course needs a rebuild.
CAULFIELD: Shouldn’t escape criticism for obvious rails/on pace bias.
DAL CIELO: Labelled the good thing of the day at Randwick. Punters bet accordingly.
DIVINE SERVICE: Brisbane smarties shopped early and the money kept coming.
OLIVIER: Punters love it when the big money comes for a Darren Weir runner in Adelaide.
CIRCULAR: Good mare resumed with an eye catcher.
DENMAGIC: Strong start to her autumn program. Has class.
TOWER OF SONG: Working up to a win in the right class.
SPOILS: Handy effort in what may be a good form race.
NIGHT VOYAGE: Watch for him to bob up midweek.
ZASORCERESS: Poorly judged ride on a biased track.
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