Sunday, 29 January


Race 1        MIAMI ROCKS
•    Fast beginner that is likely to be looking for the lead
•    Aggressively driven from the second row when a brave second at St Arnaud
•    Strange race with 2 2yo’s becoming the first horses of that age group to race in Victoria this season and they are taking on 3yo/4yo pacers

Race 2        KEAYANG ZENDAYA 
•    Resuming since a seventh in the Homegrown Classic (Group 1) in March 2022
•    Runner up in a heat of the Homegrown Classic two starts ago
•    Won a trial after leading throughout at Terang last week

Race 3        FREDRHYS
•    Now starts from an outside draw after galloping away at Stawell on Thursday
•    Produced an outstanding run last time after missing the start hopelessly and finishing fourth
•    Made it through to the Super Series Final (Group 1) last season

Race 4        SUPPLANTER        
•    Usually driven with cover so likely to look for a trail close to the speed
•    Finished off solidly for second behind Perseveranse at Melton last time out
•    Grandam produced 7 winners, 3 of which were $100,000+ earners including The Boss Man, Anywhere Hugo and Who’s The Man

Race 5        GLENGARRIFF
•    Strong trotter that likes to race close to the speed
•    Began quickly from a wide draw to find the lead and finished second at Stawell last time
•    Has been placed in 12 of his 23 attempts from the standing start

Race 6        BIG BAD OSSIE
•    Resuming since August 31 and is likely to be driven with cover
•    Competed in the Gold Sovereign series during his last campaign
•    Has been flying at the trials and meets a suitable field first up

Race 7        NATIONAL NEWS
•    Races best when he is close to the lead so he is a chance of making an early move
•    Tough campaigner that has won 6 of his 13 starts
•    Finished third behind the subsequent Shepparton Cup winner Cranbourne at a recent trial performance

Race 8        MY ULTIMATE LEVI
•    Facing a substantial drop back in class from his recent efforts during the Super Series
•    Recorded a mile rate of 1.56.7 when he scored at Geelong in November
•    Won the Northern Region Championship last season

•    Usually driven with cover and the same is likely from this draw
•    Shuffled back on the markers when sixth at Charlton last time
•    The last time she won, Mark Pitt was driving and he returns to the sulky today

BEST BET: Race 8 No.10 My Ultimate Levi 

BEST VALUE:  Race 7 No.9 National News

BEST ROUGHIE: Race 3 No.2 Fredrhys



Tuesday, 31 January


•    Usually driven with cover and the same is likely from this draw
•    Finished fast when second behind Nothingbutwaves at Cranbourne
•    Closely related to 3 winners including Viva Safari (1.58.4, $68,435)

Race 2        MAC SHADOW
•    Better drawn than his past two appearances so likely to be more aggressive early
•    Held up behind tiring runners and had little luck at his latest fifth
•    Only had 2 starts for new trainer David Drury

Race 3        I BETUWANTANO
•    Versatile pacer that can be driven in a variety of ways
•    Led throughout at a Mount Gambier victory on January 10
•    Broke stride when attempting to lead and did well to recover and beat a few runners home at Stawell last week

Race 4        THE HUNTRESS
•    Speedy mare, which won the Super Series Silver event at Bendigo on December 30
•    Versatile but has several fast beginners drawn on her inside so is likely to angle across and look for cover
•    Has had 5 starts over the sprint distance for 2 wins and 2 seconds

Race 5        OVER THE ODDS
•    Fast beginner that is likely to try and hold a forward position at the start
•    Raced on the outside of the leader and narrowly beaten at Stawell last week
•    Gains the perfect draw with the aid of a concession claim

Race 6        JILLIBY RETRO
•    Resuming since October 2020!
•    Finished third behind Bolramski at a Terang trial effort last week
•    Competed in the Shakamaker Classic during his juvenile season so he has a bit of class on this field if somewhere near his peak

Race 7        LETHAL LOUIE
•    Fast beginner that is likely to be looking for the lead
•    Shooting for a winning hat trick after successive victories at Mount Gambier
•    Finished third in the Southern Cross Final at the end of last season

Race 8        EYETHINK
•    Strong gelding that is likely to be driven with confidence
•    Recorded a winning margin of approximately five lengths when he beat a similar field at Stawell
•    Undefeated in 2 starts for the season

BEST BET: Race 7 No.5 Lethal Louie 

BEST VALUE:  Race 5 No.1 Over The Odds

BEST ROUGHIE: Race 4 No.2 Delightful Tammy


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