Selections, Best Bets and Blackbookers for May 5

Selections, Best Bets and Blackbookers for May 5.

Selections, Best Bets and Blackbookers for May 5

Selections, Best Bets and Blackbookers for May 5.


RACE 5: (13) Valree (EW)

RACE 7: (4) Special Missile (EW)

RACE 8: (7) Bastia (EW)

RACE 9: (13) I Am Serious

RACE 1: 2-1-6-9

RACE 2: 3-1-5-2

RACE 3: 3-7-4-2

RACE 4: 8-7-5-2

RACE 5: 13-10-8-4

RACE 6: 4-7-2-3

RACE 7: 4-7-6-9

RACE 8: 7-9-2-4

RACE 9: 13-6-3-7


RACE 4: 9-6-8-2

RACE 5: 3-2-1-12

RACE 6: 5-7-11-4

RACE 7: 10-1-5-3

RACE 8: 2-3-10-1

RACE 9: 3-5-9-7


RACE 4: 1-2-3-4

RACE 5: 2-7-4-3

RACE 6: 5-9-7-4

RACE 7: 14-3-15-6-16

RACE 8: 1-2-11-10

RACE 1 (2) ROOSEVELT: Made an impact on debut in March when he did plenty wrong but was still able to beat some handy types over 1100m at Warwick Farm. He has since confirmed his promise with two classy trials efforts, winning at Randwick before a hard held second at Warwick Farm. He could have been a player over the carnival but maybe the Godolphin team have had their sights on Brisbane and suspect this will be his stepping stone to something much better.

RACE 8 (7) BASTIA: Top Newcastle stable has this honest gelding well placed to hit form at his third run since resuming after coming through the Provincial Championship series. Resumed with a solid third in the Hawkesbury heat and then had nothing more than a barrier trial in the final over 1400m at Randwick when he was held up and forced back to last at the 200m before picking up strongly when clear to beat a third of the field to the line. His record for a race of this class is excellent and getting out to 1500m third-up is definitely the right fit for him.

RACE 9 (13) I AM SERIOUS: Talented mare has had seven months off since we last saw her winning over 1500m at Randwick beating the classy Just Dreaming to extend her record to five wins from just seven starts. She flies fresh and her recent trial second when full of running through the line at Canterbury points to the premier stable having her primed to pick up where she left off. There should be good early pace that sets the race up nicely for her to hold the back of the leaders from the rails draw.

Eligible Blackbook Runners – May 4

ROSEHILL: Fox Swift (R2); Alward (R6); My Nordic Hero (R6)

GOLD COAST: Shield Wall (R1); Fit For Purpose (R3); Divine Unicorn (R3); Lean Mean Machine (R5); Snoopy (R6); Magnufighter (R7); It’s Somewhat (R8); Man Of His Word (R8); Bedford (R8); Egg Tart (R8)

MORPHETTVILLE: Viridine (R4); Isaurian (R4); Temple Of Bel (R6)


BLACKBOOKERS - Horses to follow at next three starts. Selected April 28

MICKEY BLUE EYES: Strong debut. Good prospect for Brisbane.

GHISONI: Looks on track for a return to her best.

KINGS OF LEON: Luckless first-up. Carnival banker.

MOST IMPORTANT: Pleasing start to his carnival campaign.

LEATHER 'N' LACE: Nice effort fresh. Better to come.

CRUZE: Ready to produce in the right Brisbane class.

RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Niccanova; Assimilate; Encryption; Our Mantra; Humidor; Comin’ Through; D’Argento; Hiyaam; Cedar Grande; Unforgotten; King River’ Seabrook; Tribal Wisdom; River Racer; Miss Siska; She Knows; Sambro; Impending; Steel Frost.

CURRENT BLACKBOOK HORSES: Abdon; Acatour; Acceptile; Aide Memoire; Akkadian; Alegria; Alward; Aristocratic Miss; Beau Geste; Bedford; Belfast; Clever Blaze; Collateral; Consommateur; Cruze; Dark Dream; Data Point; Dawn Wall; Del Prado; Divine Unicorn; Dubai Sights; Dyslexic; Egg Tart; El Dorado Dreaming; Elle Lou; Emphasis; English; Eusebio; Firsthand; Fit For Purpose; Fox Swift; Furore; Generalissimo; Ghisoni; Happy Hannah; Heliosphere; Hopes Eternal; Inference; In Her Time: Invincibella; Invincible Gem; Invincible Star; Isaurian; It’s Somewhat; Jimmy Rea; Johannes Vermeer; Johnny Ge; Kilimanjaro; Kings Of Leon; Kinshachi; Lamborghini; Le Romain; Lean Mean Machine; Leather ‘N’ Lace; Mactier; Magnufighter; Man Of His Word; Mickey Blue Eyes; More To Gain; Most Important; My Nordic Hero; Newsfan; No Doubt; Osborne Bulls; Outback Barbie; Patrick Erin; Perast; Petition; Pinch Passion; Prezado; Raiment; Ravi; Rebellious Lord; Roman Typhoon; Rugenbrau; Samara Dancer; Serenely Discreet; Shield Wall; Sister Sledge; Sizzleme; Slightly Sweet; Snoopy; Spin; Stratosphere; Strictly Legit; Sully; Superhard; Tactical Advantage; Tamasa; Templar; Temple Of Bel; he Range; Torpenhow; Trogir; Trubia; Tsaritsa; Tucanchoo; Vega Magic; Viridine; Virtual Insanity; Wall Of Fire; Wyndspelle; Yogi; Zestful.

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