Selections, Best Bets and Blackbookers for August 11

Selections, best bets and blackbook update for racing on August 11.

Selections, Best Bets and Blackbookers for August 11

Selections, best bets and blackbook update for racing on August 11.


RACE 2: (4) Bandipur

RACE 3: (12) Zaidin (EW)

RACE 7: (10) Brave Song

RACE 8: (10) Night’s Watch (EW)

RACE 9: (8) Sikandarabad (EW)

RANDWICK August 11

RACE 4: (11) Bella Success (EW)

RACE 5: (9) Trekking

RACE 7: (6) Emperor’s Way

RACE 8: (12) Old North (Value)

RACE 9: (7) Paret

RACE 1: 2-3-7-6

RACE 2: 4-6-7-3

RACE 3: 8-4-10-12

RACE 4: 11-5-8-2

RACE 5: 9-2-3-10

RACE 6: 4-8-5-1

RACE 7: 6-10-8-11

RACE 8: 12-13-10-3

RACE 9: 7-3-2-1


RACE 8: BOX 1/3/10/11/12/13


RACE 7: 6/10; 3/6/8/10/11/2; 3/6/8/10/11/12; Field


RACE 6: 1/2/4/5/8

RACE 7: 6/8/10/11/12

RACE 8: 3/10/11/12/13

RACE 9: 2/3/7


RACE 4 (11) BELLA SUCCESS; This mare won her only previous start over 1400m and she has been crying out to get back to that distance in her five runs this campaign over shorter trips that have produced three luckless placings. Can readily give her another chance after her last start sixth over 1200m at this course two weeks ago when she got too far back and raced wide before finishing off gamely. Well placed dropping to the limit weight and happy to see Kerrin McEvoy stick with her after that last excusable effort.

RACE 5 (9) TREKKING: Runs his best races fresh and is primed to go to a new level this campaign after an impressive trial win at Randwick on July 30. He looked a better horse in his two starts last campaign after being gelded that included a soft win over 1100m at Warwick Farm under 57.5kg and I doubt the Godolphin team could have found a more suitable race for him first-up with just a kilo over the limit. Worth noting he placed twice in strong Group company behind the likes of Trapeze Artist and Menari when first-up in the past.

RACE 7 (6) EMPEROR”S WAY: Appeals as the value play of the day at his third start since resuming as he steps up to this suitable distance after solid conditioning efforts over 1400m and 1500m when he has had excuses. He won five of his six starts before his spell over distances from 1600m to 2000m and the right signs were there last start when he made late ground out wide after a quiet ride at the back of the field. He’s won third-up and goes well for Andrew Adkins, his rider in his Listed success over 2000m at Randwick at the end of his last campaign.


Eligible Blackbook Runners – August 11-14

ROSEHILL: Travancore (R3); Istria (R4); Sir Plush (R5); Salsonic (R7); Invinzabeel (R8); Patrick Erin (R8)

FLEMINGTON: Prezado (R2); Ruban Bleu (R3); Rebellious Lord (R5); The Passage (R6); Souchez (R8)

DOOMBEN: Order Again (R3); I Am Impinge (R8)

GOLD COAST: Inkblot (R4); She’s Choosie (R7)

INVERELL: Just A Dame (R5)



GEELONG TUESDAY: Aristocratic Miss (R3)

BLACKBOOKERS - Horses to follow at next three starts. Selected August 4

KEMENTARI Horseform: Big return. It’s all ahead of him.

LANCIATO Horseform: He will be the weight horse in the Epsom.

BRIMHAM ROCKS Horseform: Strong staying type. Will get better.

BERDIBEK Horseform: Plenty to like about his first-up effort.

EAGLE BAY Horseform: Watch him improve when he gets out in trip.

EGYPTIAN SYMBOL Horseform: Checked out of a hot race first-up. Best placed against own sex.

RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Eusebio; My Nordic Hero; Envy For All; Rillito; No Annamossity; Roman Typhoon; Sparky Lad; Jetsonic; Island Missile; Curragh; Tactical Advantage; Eight Below. Mother To Race Her; Mantastic; Mister Sea Wolf; Paret; Raqeeq; Snitzepeg; Spin; You’ve Been Had; Call Me Handsome.

CURRENT BLACKBOOK HORSES: Abdon; Akkadian; Araaja; Aristocratic Miss; Axella; Bedford; Belfast; Berdibek; Brimham Rocks; Care To Think; Chapter And Verse; Charlayne; Consommateur; Crack Me Up; Creativity; Cruze; Data Point; Dawn Wall; Diplomatico; Ducimus; Dyslexic; Eagle Bay; Egyptian Symbol; El Dorado Dreaming; Elle Lou; Firsthand; Frolic; Fundamentalist; Furore; Generalissimo; God Of Thunder; Han Xin; Happy Hannah; Heliosphere; Hopes Eternal; I Am Impinge; In Her Time: Invincible Star; Invinzabeel; Isaurian; Istria; Johannes Vermeer; Kementari; Kings Of Leon; Kinshachi; Lamborghini; Lanciato; Le Romain; Leather ‘N’ Lace; Mactier; Magstock; Marmaris; Mickey Blue Eyes; Miss Norway; More To Gain; Mr Monaco; Nahuel; Newsfan; Noire; Order Again; Outback Barbie; Patrick Erin; Perizada; Petition; Pinch Passion; Prezado; Raiment; Ravi; Rebellious Lord; Redouble; Ruban Bleu; Salsonic; Samadoubt; Satono Rasen; See Me Exceed; Serenely Discreet; Sesar; Sister Sledge; Sizzleme; Slightly Sweet; Sony Legend; So Splendid; Souchez; Stratosphere; Sully; Sweet Victory; Tamasa; Temple Of Bel; The Passage; Torpenhow; Travencore; Trubia; Valentino Rossa; Virtual Insanity; Wall Of Fire; Well Sprung; Wyndspelle; Youngstar; Zestful.

GRAFTON CARNIVAL BLACKBOOKERS: King Lear; Harnova; Just A Dame; She’s Choosie; Inkblot; Editors; Reneged; I Am The General; Hologram.

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