Tomorrow we has six runners at Belmont Park.
In race two Grey Enigma will be backing up and also stepping up in distance to the 1400m.
He has some sound form at that distance even though his recent three wins have been over the 1300 and 1200m.
He has drawn well in barrier three and expect from that gate he will get cover straight away. He tends to pull a bit when exposed to seeing daylight but then settles when he gets in behind them.
It looks like it may be a task to beat Hazzabeel but I think he has an equal chance of beating that horse as other in form horses in the race. In summing up I think he has each way claims.
Race four we have two entrants Top Show and Star Bay.
Top Show has come back well from a spell but put in a dodgy run in the Belmont Guineas three weeks back. I am pretty sure she resented the rainfall that fell as they did their preliminary’s which made that track wet and there was a lot of surface water.
It is the only excuse I can find as her work this week has been at her best. I expect her to return to form and give the race a big shake.
Star Bay has been in great form but in midweek grade races. In saying that he has looked good in them and has been able to mix it up sitting on pace and last start coming from worse than mid field. He is thriving and I have no thoughts that he will not be able to make the transition to Saturday class.
He will give a great sight and with Jake Casey’s claim he carries only 53kg. That will be like a feather on his back as he is a very big strong horse. I think he will be around at the finish.
Star Glitter is our runner in race five over the 1000m and drawing barrier one gives me confidence that he can be a major player in this race. It is a pretty handy field but his form this time in has been very sound. He’s finished close up in most runs and only went down to the speedy Agachar Cruz last start.
Jordan Turner takes over as his rider and with his claim he carries only 53.5 kg and that brings him right into the race. I had Vonus entered but had to scratch him through not quite being right for the day but I rated Star Glitter a better chance than him.
Futurism is racing in race six over 1400m for mares and looks well placed to again give a good sight. She has been in good touch recently and ran well ten days ago when getting a run under the 200m mark and making ground. She found the ones on the outside had the momentum and she couldn’t reel them in.
I think she will race off pace tomorrow like she did when Chris Parnham won on her a few weeks back and she came home really well. She has each way claims.
Crown Lawyer is our most interesting runner. I had been pondering whether to run him or not and in the end left him in the field at acceptance time. I have been over the race and with the expected strong speed in the race it might just give him a good cart up into the race from barrier one.
He is in good order and last week was luckless in the run and then held up looking for a clear passage. He took no harm from it all and that being the reason I had been considering backing him up.
I have concluded that if it all falls into place he is capable of causing an upset. He has won 200+ k so is up to most in this race.
Kalgoorlie on Sunday we have two runners Megafactory and Phantom Choice. They are in maidens which are the first two races and both look very well placed. I expect them both to give a good sight from good draws and it would be nice to get them past their maidens.