Race 1: 1:25PM TAB HANDICAP (1550 METRES)
2. Cadenabbia is very well bred and should handle a soft track on his breeding and trials prior to a solid debut second at Kensington two weeks ago. Had his chance there but held the rest easily and can only be improved. He’s the horse with the upside and chance to go one better.
Dangers: 10. Wild Irish was in the market in the same race at her first run this time in and disappointed but she’s better than that. Narrowly beaten here back in May and placed on a soft 7 in June so handles give in the ground. Likely improver. 5. Canadian Spice has had a few shots at breaking through and led for the first time in her career when run down late by Reaching at Newcastle last week. Gate one means she should be handy and has to be included again. 4. Let Me Think finished ahead of Canadian Spice at Newcastle on August 8 then a bit stiff not to score at Kembla last time. Steps up in trip and has placed a couple of times on soft ground. Each-way.
How to play it: Cadenabbia WIN; Trifecta 2/4,5,10/4,5,10. Odds and Evens: EVENS.
Race 2: 2.00PM CASINO PRINCE @ VINERY HANDICAP (1250 METRES)
Taking a punt on 8. Pretty Good out of a couple of quiet trials at Rosehill in August, one on heavy, one on good ground. Has the inside alley, is very well bred and has the premier rider on board. Check betting and if solid might be the way to go.
Dangers: 9. Hot Spring Gold is threatening to win one and comes out of the Cadenabbia race where she had to make a long run around them, took the turn poorly, and kept coming into third. May give away a start again but sure to be running on. 3. Private Cheetah trialled behind the runaway Malkovich on a heavy track then back on top of the ground scored an easy trial win at his second hit] out this time. Should be prominent throughout and if he’s the one supported late it’s a big pointer. 1. Argenteus has been a bit disappointing but his two runs in maidens this time in have been pass marks. Thought he had his chance last time at Kembla and query if it gets very wet but has Nash on and an inside gate so worth throwing in the mix.
How to play it: Pretty Good E/W; Box quinella 3,8,9; Odds and Evens: SPLIT.