This Saturday we have nine runners engaged. This week we see Chris Parnham return for the day for the stable from his Victorian Base.
He has been in sparkling form this week landing five winners since resuming from suspension last Saturday.
Stoney Bridge Is in race one for 2yos over the 1600m. He is a very promising horse who has had no luck in small fields at his last two starts.
His track gallops this week indicate he has peaked for a race like this and I think the distance will suit. He has one problem and that is Blackwood.
She was an explosive winner last start and in a similar field it’s hard to see anything turning the tables however I am confident our horse will run in the money.
Crown Lawyer has drawn very well in barrier one in race two over 1200m. He has been a little disappointing since resuming not far away but not in the money.
However expect a marked improvement in this race with a gear change adding blinkers and expect him to be a strong each way chance.
Inok resumes after a short break in the same race and will give a good sight for a fair way but might just need a good hit out being an older horse.
He likes the soft conditions and he has a good record at Belmont and it is not beyond him to be a novelty player in an open race.
Race three we have Roebuck engaged who has struggled to find his 2yo form which was very good. He has had some wind problems and after doing surgery we have seen him improve slightly
But not to that form. He resumed with a handy race when running fifth and has been improving but needs to find a few more lengths.
The Belmont Guineas is race six and we have three horses going around in this race.
Kens Astar has been running on well in his races and a step up to the 1600m is a first. However those runs have been good finding the line and can run well at an outside quote.
He has a lot of ability but has his breathing issues that have stopped him from being a top horse. He has been having a good preparation and would like to see him run well for Greg Maclou.
Top Show looks perfectly placed having had two runs back from a spell running two placings. She was very good first up and second up probably didn’t appreciate racing in between horses.
She’s drawn the gate to stay in the moving line and her work is indicating she is spot on. I think she will be the one to beat.
Dancing Express should not be underestimated as she has been placed beaten a neck in the Champion Fillies in the Summer behind Delicacy.
She can run a 1600m and is working in great style. She hasn’t been that suited at the shorter distance and has been unlucky. She will be around at the finish.
The last race we have Futurism engaged and she has been in great form in the mid-week grade. She is a capable mare but steps in class. She has drawn ok for her and will take up a spot just off the speed.
She hasn’t raced for two and a half weeks and usually shows her best form when racing closer together. However she is well and a happy mare and they usually are honest when in that frame of mind.
Discoville Is also in the last race and looks well placed despite being a 3yo. He has been in good form and was unlucky last time out when getting shuffled back on the fence and lost his spot.
He worked very well this week and he can be in the money. If he has luck in running and things go his way he can be a better chance than just one of the hopes in the race which I think he can.