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Tuesday, 26 October

MELTON



Race 1        MISTER MCLINTOCK
3/2/6/7
•    Likely leader
•    New Zealand bred debutante, which joins trainer Michael Stanley
•    Finished second in a trial at Winton in August, where he trailed the leader and showed a good finishing burst

Race 2        CAPTAIN MCCRAW
5/8/7/1
•    Forgive last start when shuffled back early and failed to get a gap when 4th at Warragul
•    Placed 4 starts prior to that
•    Will settle back from wide draw and come with one run

Race 3        LALIBELA
2/1/5/7
•    Likely leader
•    Runner up at her past three starts by a very slender margin
•    Has placed in 80% of races since coming across from New Zealand

Race 4        FOREVER AND A DAY
9/2/1/8
•    Should follow through from barrier 9 and stay out of trouble early
•    Forgive last start at Shepparton when failed to cross and ended up having to drop back
•    Was held up for a run at a vital stage when fourth at start prior

Race 5        ROSE COOPER
7/2/1/3
•    Maps to settle outside leader from wide draw
•    Will appreciate a big drop back in class
•    Races best over the sprint distance

Race 6        TYABB WONDER
2/9/8/1
•    Likely leader
•    Forgive last start after attempting to lead throughout on a rain affected track at Kilmore
•    Start prior led out before taking cover at the bell when second behind the smart former New Zealand pacer Helluva at Cranbourne

Race 7        ANOTHERBIGMAN
1/2/8/3
•    Likely leader
•    Will appreciate a drop back in class from his efforts in the Homegrown Classic series
•    Placed in 66% of races

Race 8        MOONLITE DRIVE
8/1/3/9
•    Has perfect trailing draw and should get a soft run in behind likely leader ROCKINGWITHSIERRA (1)
•    Went forward from the outside of the front line and moved up without cover when a game fourth behind Smooth Deal at Melton last
•    Last win came at this track from same draw

Race 9        MISTER REBEL
8/5/6/9
•    Will look to settle back from awkward draw and come with one run
•    Former New South Wales pacer, which makes his Victorian debut for trainer Alex Ashwood
•    Forgive last start when finishing well after coming from last and being pushed extremely wide on final turn


BEST BET: Race 3 No.2 Lalibela

BEST VALUE:  Race 8 No.8 Moonlite Drive

BEST ROUGHIE: Race 7 No.3 Sunshine Warrior

 

 



 

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