BELLINGER TO FLY THE FLAG

Nov 10, 2022

By Terry Kennedy

Bellinger will fly the flag for TRL this weekend when the Vic Husslers descend on Cranbourne for Cup day. 

Arguably Bellinger’s best win came at Cranbourne so fingers crossed for a dry track and a fast pace up front. 

The Big Freeze went oh so close at Moe on Monday, while Sidenay had no luck for the NSW Tycoons when he was posted wide the entire journey on the tight-turning Gosford track. 

The Qld Rogues would have been super impressed with Greglander’s trial on Tuesday morning. 

UPCOMING RUNNER THIS WEEK: 

  • Bellinger: Saturday, Nov 12 – Cranbourne
  • Maroon Magic: Friday, Nov 18 – Grafton

Good luck to all owners and now let’s check out the major chances of your TRL trainers this Saturday.

 

BELLINGER LOVES CRANBOURNE

Trainers Ben and JD Hayes have taken a shine to Bellinger, who’s already notched 3 wins for the Vic Husslers. 

“His work this week has been terrific and while he is effective on all surfaces the likelihood of a dry track is a major plus. It’s a tricky barrier but Micky Dee will work it out,” said JDHayes

Bellinger is up against a tough field, but if there’s pace up front, he’ll be steaming home.

Earlier in the day, Liberty Steps (Race 6) has already been backed from $9 into $7.50. 

BET: Liberty Steps – Each Way  (Cranbourne Race 6)

BET: Bellinger – Each Way (Cranbourne Race 9)

 

A HOME GAME FOR PRICE

Training out of their new Cranbourne base Mick Price and Michael Kent Junior have somewhat of a home ground advantage this Saturday. 

Doubling Eye (Race 1) is making its debut and was a strong Randwick trial performer who was very green but did hit the line well. 

In the Cranbourne Cup, Visinari $5 won first-up, is down in class here and is never far away. 

BET: Doubling Eye  – Each Way (Cranbourne Race 1)

BET: Visinari – Each Way (Cranbourne Race 7)

 

CUMANI TO CLIMB NOBLE HEIGHTS

Vic Husslers Trainer Matt Cumani reports that Team Captain continues to do well in the lead up to the Sandown Cup which will actually be run at Caulfield this year. 

At Cranbourne, Nobile Heights (Race 3) needs a firm surface and if the track is Good, this bloke can run a bold race now that he is third-up and rock hard fit. 

BET: Noble Heights – Each Way (Cranbourne Race 3)

 

CIARON AND DAVE LOVE A CARDIGAN

Ciaron Maher actually has a fashion advisor but the boys will be sporting cardigans on Saturday. 

Cardigan Queen (Race 5) has been good to us in the past, she’s pretty good but with her pattern of getting back just needs some luck. 

Calico Jack (Race 4) won last start and looks to be on an upward spiral. 

BET: Calico Jack – Each Way (Cranbourne Race 4)

BET: Cardigan Queen – Each Way (Cranbourne Race 5)

 

WAUGH AND FRENCH BONNET

It is the start of the Spring standalone meetings in NSW which means a short drive up the highway for NSW Tycoons trainer Kim Waugh. 

Everyone loves a grey and French Bonnet certainly stands out in a crowd. She’s currently $4 and a very nice mare who did well against the boys last start and is unbeaten second-up. So I’m happy to stick. 

BET: French Bonnet – Each Way (Newcastle Race 3)

 

NEWNHAM IS THE KING

We were happy to be with King Frankel last week at Rosehill but he was scratched at the barriers when he played up last week. 

King Frankel is capable of taking up the lead or being near the lead and should be strong to the line. 

BET: King Frankel – Win  (Newcastle Race 4)

 

GAI IS IN THE CONGO

Gai Waterhouse loves a well deserved holiday but I’m not sure she’s ever been to the Congo. 

But I do know that In The Congo (Race 8) goes well, he’s tough as many of Gai’s runners are, the 1300m should suit dropping back from 1500m last start and he will take advantage of a very good draw and be hard to beat. 

BET: In The Congo –  Each Way (Newcastle Race 8)

 

JOE PRIDE LURKING IN THE SHADOWS

You’ll need to be patient if you are a supporter of the Joe Pride yard like myself.

Joe has Redwood Shadow (Race 10) $5.50 showed really good fight winning at Warwick Farm is ultra consistent and should allow us to end the day with a smile. 

BET: Redwood Shadow- Each Way (Newcastle Race 10)

 

ROB HEATHCOTE HAS A HOT ONE

We are only one week away from the start of the Summer Carnival in Brisbane all leading up to the Magic Millions on January 14 at the Gold Coast. 

Rob Heathcote has a hot hand heading to Doomben. 

Abounding (Race 1) is tight in the market at $1.60 not my odds but looks good and should win. 

Drive A Deel (Race 5) did the right thing by us last start and I’ll be sticking. He’s won his last 3 straight and with a record like that the $2.10 price is justified. 

Extremist (Race 9) is now at $6.50 after initially opening at $9. It’s won all three starts this spell and can make it 4. 

BET: Abounding – Win (Doomben Race 1) 

BET: Drive A Deel – Win (Doomben Race 5)

BET: Extremist – Each Way (Doomben Race 9)

 

GOLLAN FULL OF CONFIDENCE

The Tony Gollan stable has a total of 8 runners at Doomben with 4 in the listed Keith Noud. 

Saweetie (Race 3) she makes good appeal at $6, is drawn well and should get a good run and has a good finishing burst. 

Count Da Beans (Race 6) is now third-up after two runner-up efforts to start the preparation. The dark cloud is that he was beaten as an odds on favourite last start and lines up here at $2.70. 

Salateen (Race 8) is taking on 3 other Gollan runners including the favourite Garibaldi. Salateen makes appeal at $9 from a good draw should be able to camp near the lead and be strong late. 

BET: Saweetie – Each Way (Doomben Race 3)

BET: Count Da Beans – Win (Doomben Race 6)

BET: Salateen – Each Way (Doomben Race 8)

 

Good luck and good punting.

TK