Early Mail and Blackbook Update For March 18
Early mail and Blackbook Update for racing on March 18.
ROSEHILL March 18
OUR CENTURY : Lightly-raced import comes to Sydney off an impressive second-up win in the Wangaratta Cup (2000m) on March 5 when he came from well off the pace for a classy win by a decisive margin. His spring form saw him win over 2400m at Caulfield under 59.5kg before a fine third in the G3 Bendigo Cup but it’s when you get back to his UK form as a 3YO that you can understand why he is destined to win good races in Australia as he was narrowly beaten by Hartnell in the Listed Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot and was fourth in the Listed Dee Stakes at Chester behind Kingfisher and Bow Creek on a soft track. On that form he is too good for this field carrying the limit weight.
FROLIC : In a very even Golden Slipper made more difficult by a certain testing track there is no reason to think this filly cannot produce a performance similar to her lead-up wins in heavy conditions that she has mastered better than any other youngster in this field. She has given her rivals a start and a clear beating in both her lead-up wins at Randwick and may well do it again as she is drawn to be ridden off the back of the field on a surface that will find any weakness in the speedsters. Watch out for her big finish as the track will suit the strong swoopers with the best going certain to be out wide.
REDZEL : Made a fine return to racing off a four months spell with his nose second to the top mare English in the Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Randwick when he had the toughest run and had the weight-for-age conditions against him. Hard to fault his second-up record, he is favourably placed this time meeting English 3kg better and has the draw to find the right part of the track. On a day when the conditions will demand punters look for value he makes plenty of appeal in an open race.
Eligible Blackbook Runners – March 11
MOONEE VALLEY FRIDAY: Reldas (R6); Hardham (R7)
ROSEHILL SATURDAY: Chautauqua (R5); Tosen Stardom (R5); Endless Drama R5); Prized Icon (R6); Anaheim (R6); Impavido (R6); Land Of Plenty (R6); Pariah (R7); Chauffeur (R7); Redzel (R8); Glenall (R8); Happy Hannah (R9).
FLEMINGTON SATURDAY: Concealer (R3); Palentino (R5); Tosen Stardom (R5); Hazzabeel (R8).
BLACKBOOKERS - Horses to follow at next three starts. Selected March 11
IKENEDNA: Big finish against the on pace bias.
SWEET SHERRY : Terrific first-up effort under big weight on wrong side of the straight track.
TIVACI : Hard to miss his surging Newmarket fifth. Big talent.
MEMENTO : Promising filly has wins in store.
NEW TIPPERARY : A real trier. There’s a good race in him.
RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS Oak Door; Most Exalted; Imposing Lass; Invienna; Deep Image; Wheal Leisure; Hipparchus; Ocean Embers; Nemrud; Invader; Dylan’s Luck; Lanciato; War Legend; Inference. Single Bullet; Circular; Humidor.
CURRENT BLACKBOOK HORSES: Anaheim; Another Bullseye; Ascot Red; Bachman; Barood; Black Jack Bella; Board Director; Cab Fair; Chandana; Chauffeur; Chautauqua; Concealer; Danjeu; Dawnie Perfect; Daysee Doom; Delectation; Denpurr; Divan; Echo Effect; Endless Drama; Esteban; Exospheric; Extreme Choice; Foundry; Gallante; Glenall; Glendara; God’s In Him; Groundbreak; Happy Hannah; Hardham; Harlem Lady; Harlow Gold; Hazzabeel; Heartlings; Hooked; Imanui; Impavido; Jameka; Jeanneau; Jericho; Kanga’s Eye; Labdien; Kenedna; La Luna Rossa; Land Of Plenty; Lessyd; Man Of Choice; Memento; My Bantry Bay; New Tipperary; Nieta; Night Voyage; Off The Rails; Onemorezeta; Oregon’s Day; Oxford Poet; Pajaro; Palentino; Panno Rosso; Pariah; Parlay Vous; Petition; Presscott; Prized Icon; Queen Misty; Redzel; Reflectivity; Reldas; Rhymes; Sarrasin; Scarlet Billows; Secret Trail; Shillelagh; Shiraz; Singing; Sir Bacchus; Spieth; Spoils; Star Wars; Strictty Legal; Swear; Sweet Deal; Sweet Sherry; Taking Aim; Tivaci; Tosen Stardom; Tower Of Song; Zanteca; Zasorceress; Zayam; Zourkhan.
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